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Belly and Butt- good greif!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

You know I was looking at myself in the mirror and if it wasn't for my belly ad my big butt I would look almost more trim and fit...

Sheesh I have no clue how to conquer those two areas but to keep working... I don't really want to lose any more weight but I need to get those areas in shape... I love my curves but I'd sure love it to looks a little more like a bike tire than a spare tire. So I need to tackle them without dropping more weight... my waist is already very thin, my face/neck area is as thin as I wish... so now becomes a game of selective loss/toning which I know is nearly impossible but I'll need to figure out something.

I'm just not seeing the results as fast as I wish on those problem locations and I'm a little at a loss... I've dropped 76 pounds and at the most I'd only be okay with dropping another 10 more... but that's it, then it's not only what I feel and people who see me feel would be too thin (minus belly and butt) but also something I think will be much harder to maintain and right now I' still trying to find that balance.

I do have my very first session with a personal trainer tomorrow (my treat to myself for going to the dr dispite my intense fears) .... I am hoping she will help me get an attack plan...

I'm guesses crunches are in my future... and lots of them... Might need to add a 15 minute ab workout everyone other day so I do something consistant 4 days a week at least.

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    Well for what it's worth, I just looked at the side shot of you from September that you have on your page, and I think you look PHENOMENAL. I wouldn't say you have a big belly or butt at all! My belly totally sticks out more than yours. :) And I wish my butt did - apparently when I'm not carrying around lots of excess body fat, I have a pancake-flat butt that I inherited from my dad's side of the family. I would so much rather have a roundy curvy cute butt! I think you're lucky to have a little junk in the trunk. :) So whether or not you successfully shrink what you consider to be problem areas with another few pounds, I hope you'll be able to see the fantastic and healthy body that other people see when they look at you!
    3190 days ago
  • KELLY122581
    Strength training! I seriously recommend some hard-work yoga (not the relaxation kind) or pilates for strengthening your core muscles. It won't target weight loss in your stomach, but strong muscles do act like a corset and help to tone you up! Plus more muscles = more calories burned at rest which will help as your body uses and redistributes fat stores.
    3190 days ago
  • TANYA602
    Some of us are just more destined than others to have these "problem areas" so embrace your curves. Losing 76 lbs is amazing, and you look stunning. Go easy on yourself, my dear, and just keep toning.
    3191 days ago
    You can't spot reduce as you well know. And the first place a woman gains weight is her thighs (hips butt area) and belly, and those are also the last place we lose it.
    I feel exactly like you do, I do have a few more pounds to lose but it is there that it needs to go, it is also making my body fat percentage high because that is where all my fat is. You just keep going and it will lessen...but you are going to probably have to lose a few more pounds to do it.
    Your trainer will be a huge help! good luck!!
    3191 days ago
    No such thing as changing the size of your belly with crunches, but it will definitely make your abdominal muscles stronger! It is such a blessing to be a healthy size. Here's wishing you the perfect shape as you continue to make healthier choices!
    3191 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8066537
    1st congrats to your weight loss!

    Have you tired any target toning DVDS? like Jillian Micheals or Beach body Brazilian Butt lift?
    3191 days ago
    Belly & butt will get smaller with a few more pounds. Cardio, my dear SparklePie, cardio.
    3191 days ago
  • SUSIEQ911
    You may have to settle with some more weightloss while you lose the fat in those areas and then once you have and are toned there you could try to put the lbs back?

    That's a tough one. Toning is still going to make you lose unless you're gaining a lot of muscle. Can't wait to hear about your session with the PT.
    3191 days ago
    my friend swore by the rosemary connolley hip and thigh diet.you can buy it in book form and she really did lose most from her hip and thigh as well as abit from the other areas.i think you can tone and diet as much as you like but if that is your natueral body form i imagine no amount of work or diet can change your shape much.it can make it smaller but will still be the same form.i personally think you look great but you are the one who has to be happy with yourself. read some interesting articles today that might interest you here are the links.



    3191 days ago
  • GINA180847
    When you cut back on calories and the lbs. melt away they will melt from any area that has excess. As you keep losing it will disappear from your belly and butt unless you have an enlarged liver.
    3191 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    Those are my prime areas too.I don't know how they got so big. I still have allot of weight to drop, but I hope these areas come off as I go. Good luck you can do it. emoticon
    3191 days ago
  • no profile photo BIGDOG18
    3191 days ago
    Any step toward a worthwhile goal is progress. Rejoice in the small steps!

    Make Today a Great Day!
    3191 days ago
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