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I'm funny shaped - like an apple with toothpick legs.

Friday, September 09, 2011

i've been walking all summer. my legs are shrinking. my arms, well, we won't discuss them. but my stomache/belly/gut/tummy, etc won't shrink! it's still this gianormous being of nastiness. ok, i'm sure it's getting smaller, science works that way. this belly fat issue has been an issue for awhile for me, but now it's bothering me. i bought a size 16 pair of pants yesterday. they are just a bit snug in the waist, but loose in the legs. loose enough that i feel i could get away with a 14 if it weren't for my flabby tummy. i tried on an old pair of size 12 pants i have the other day, they went all the way up, but no chance in heck they were gonna come close to zippping or anything.

i'm tired of this. i know belly fat diets don't really work, they are a fad, but some of them have good eating guidelines, or what you should be eating. so i wrote those "superfoods" down and will incorporate more of them into my daily life. i try to eat whole wheat foods, but i do need to add more diary, beans, green veggies, etc into my diet. i'm hoping this will help my belly as well as the rest of me.

i know i drink too much alcohol and since summer is *almost* over i can now reduce that even more. i know that will help. i'm also going to snack betterand cut out sugars and bad snacks.

i'm tired of wearing pants that are too big everywhere but the waist.

anyone have any good advice or tips?
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  • KITT52
    I understand, I have lost over 200 pounds and still have thunder thighs.....but I'm healthy and have strong legs....
    we are given body types and thats what we have to work with....
    love yourself no matter what
    2418 days ago
    It eventually goes down.
    2419 days ago
    I carry most of my extra weight in the middle of my body (waist, butt, thighs). My belly was definitely disproportionately larger than the rest of me (still is...). I saw the most pronounced difference when I was using the stability ball to do a core workout, which reminds me-I need to get back to that. Also, I stopped drinking anything that wasn't water (aside from my morning coffee). Banning soda and sweetened iced tea made a big difference with the tummy bloat. Same goes for any sort of processed carbs (white pasta, bread, etc). And lots of cardio of course... Hope that helps!
    2419 days ago
    sugar and alcohol are culprits! Fiber maybe so it helps with bloating? Drink lots of water .... workout your core. I have noticed my back and abdomen shrinking with lots of core work (back, butt and abdomen) and I don't do isolated moves .. my belly is slowing shrinkging but slower than my hips ...

    2419 days ago
    If you look at the photos on my spark page, you will see that you are describing me perfectly - only I look like a soggy, saggy apple with toothpick legs. I'm not sure what's to be done for this short of cosmetic surgery - which I can't have. How about tons of core exercises?
    2419 days ago
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