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I don't like my shape

This is kind of embarrasing but I am not curvy or proportionate with the weight on my body. All my weight is in the midsection of my body. I am thin on top and thin on bottom..Somtimes, I feel like a person with tire around my midsection. So, I 've been exercising and running but the shape is not changing..Do you have any tips..thank you so much...

Plese no mean comments...


Wed. Dec 20, 3:39pm

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too bad you need to add the disclaimer...it is my understanding that cardio would be the best solution for you. maybe a kick-boxing class or some step-aerobics would be a nice change from the running. i've heard that swimming is excellent for your back, so i would guess that it would also help out in front...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 3:51 PM

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Hey OP - I've got the same shape as you, it's hereditary in my family. I definitely carry my weight in the middle. But don't despair, the 'spare tyre' does definitely reduce as you lose weight. I've lost about 40lbs so far, and are becoming much more proportional.

I lost my weight by (surprise, suprise) reducing my calorie intake and eating more healthily (I've followed weight watchers) and by lots of walking - including going to the gym and walking on the treadmill as well as doing some time on the eliptical and reclining bike. I did do resistance training/weights for a while, which was great, but I've let that slide but plan to get back into it again in the new year.

So, while it's not possible to spot reduce - the thing is, for those of us that have this shape inevitably as we lose weight it goes from the midsection and we end up with a more proportional shape. Now I'm a pretty good shape, and no one that sees me would think I was out of proportion - though of course the extra bit of weight that I do still carry is right there around my midsection.

Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 4:03 PM

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Make that two of us....

I have the exct same shape - thin on top, thin on the botton and a spare tire in the middle! I've lost 30 pounds (10 more to go) and I'm happy to say it's all come off from where I wanted it to and I'm much more proportional now. I've been counting calories and measuring my portions (in addition to logging it all here) and recently added a 5x/wk, 45 min gym regimen (elliptical and treadmill) that is rapidly shaping things up even more.

I've kind of stalled on the weight loss since I've started the gym, but since my clothes are fitting differently I'm trying not to freak out (I theoretically agree you should not get too attached to seeing the numbers drop on the scale, but it's hard not to). I was just noticing last night that my thighs have really firmed up and don't really jiggle so much anymore, so I was encouraged.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 4:16 PM

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there's a distinct possibility that you have a very short torso- which means you will never have an hour glass shape that many of us desire. It doesn't mean you can't slim down, but it means your waist will always be wider than someone with a long torso. There may come a time where you'll just have to appreciate the way you were built and accept that you won't have the waist that some people have, but you'll always have great legs...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 4:35 PM

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I've got the same problem. Its annoying because I've reached my goal weight and my legs and arms are starting to look too twiggy:( but my belly wont budge much. whats worked best for me is simple pilates and yoga moves that help elongate the torso and stretch out your muscles. every morning i do " the plank" move while i wait for my coffee to brew...and at night before i go to bed i do the "rocking horse" move ( where you lay on your belly and grab your ankles)...even just those small changes in my day have helped.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 10:40 PM

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