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January 30, 2013 10:02 AM
Anyone have success pics??

I am 5'4 -- and i carry all of my weight there.. NEED some motivation and tips to get rid of it!!
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January 30, 2013 10:05 AM
Just keep going strong! I see you've already lost a lot of weight. If you carry most of it in the mid section, that will be the last to come off - but it will come off!! You wont keep losing in your butt and thighs and still have a gut - at some point the belly will begin shrinking! Just remember that from today until that happens, you're only going to keep looking more and more awesome until it's all gone!!
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January 30, 2013 10:06 AM
I don't have any tips, but it's good to hear it will go at some point.
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January 30, 2013 10:10 AM
I feel for u dear, I just went to doc and the entire hospital was looking saying wow she had no fat on her legs! Well if they had looked at my tummy, granted I had a hystorectomy 2 wks ago but excuses don't feed the bulldog, lowfat diet, steamed veggie w/ white meat and working the abs w cardio they will melt off! Stay focused you will get there
Edited by sherrysheffer On January 30, 2013 10:12 AM
January 30, 2013 10:39 AM
Yup, that is/was me. For me this was also the fastest to go, from my thighs to below the bust. I have no tips then the generic moving more and eating less...a lot less. In previous times my chest was the first to shrink, this time the mid section, of course I had way more to lose this (the last) time.

I have not done any specific exercise in this area either, so far my stomach area is receeding nicely, where I have excess skin is in the inner top of my thighs, I think there are some things we just have no control over.

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Edited by sandobr1 On January 30, 2013 10:43 AM
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January 30, 2013 11:03 AM
I dont think there are any specific ways to lose fat in one area. All I can say is do lots of cardio and ab exercises
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January 30, 2013 11:05 AM
I also carry all my weight in my mid section and still look pregnant even though i gave birth over a year ago now. Id say just keep at it, don't give up and focus some of your excersizes on that area x
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January 30, 2013 11:05 AM
I carry mine there too... like a nice big ol fat roll :( I'm hoping to see some pics of this looking better too, because seriously since I was an overweight child, I have always fantasized about this fat roll not being there anymore ugh
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January 30, 2013 1:56 PM
I've always carried my extra weight around my tummy, having kids definitely didn't help that! I have a before (170) and after (138) in my profile. I've lost the weight and inches just watching what I eat, exercising at home to Jillian Michaels and more recently I got a fitbit and make sure I stay active and hit my step goals!

eta: I'm 5'2"
Edited by carfamily08 On January 30, 2013 1:56 PM
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January 30, 2013 2:07 PM
this is me...fastest place to gain, absolutely slowest place to lose. i don't think there are any secrets, eventually you will lose from that area....just eat healthy, do continually challenging weight lifting, and continually challenging interval training. it worked for me (5'4, 190lb to under 130lbs). doing HIIT on the treadmill every other day helped me reshape my body in comparison to not doing it. just keep going!
January 30, 2013 2:22 PM
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this is me...fastest place to gain, absolutely slowest place to lose. i don't think there are any secrets, eventually you will lose from that area....just eat healthy, do continually challenging weight lifting, and continually challenging interval training. it worked for me (5'4, 190lb to under 130lbs). doing HIIT on the treadmill every other day helped me reshape my body in comparison to not doing it. just keep going!


how long did it take you? i have been doing boot camp all month and just started doing my own interval training on the treadmill last week, but havent lost a pound :(
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January 30, 2013 3:11 PM
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how long did it take you? i have been doing boot camp all month and just started doing my own interval training on the treadmill last week, but havent lost a pound :(


I did bootcamp a few years ago when i was first trying to lose weight, and honestly don't trust the scale. Go by measurements. I didn't loose 1 pound in the month and a half of bootcamp, but i lost 2 inches off my stomach, bum and 1 inch off my arms and legs. Interval training is good, its all about keeping your heart rate up and working all of your body :)
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January 30, 2013 3:36 PM
Sadly, I am such a person also. Just recently I am starting to lose the fat from my belly (and I am 165. Started at 200+). I mostly lost a lot from my chest and arms and thighs but even so, my belly was bulging and still is. But I guess now that I've hit this weight, it's coming off my belly. The way I did so was by transitioning to 80-90% paleo. It helped my digestive issues which reduced bloating. It's also made me ito a fat burner, not a carb burner, so that is how I'm losing body fat (I've reduced my exercise cause I've been lazy) but I was doing high intensity cardio (like insanity) for 30 minutes, 3x a week and strength training 3x a week with a ghetto homemade gym. Lol. Hopefully that helps! Just burn fat and your mid section will shrink. Just need to have patience. :)
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January 30, 2013 3:42 PM
I got a 6 pack by doing this routine once ever day

Grab a 5lb medicine ball

crunches (start flat on floor legs at 90 degree angle, finish when elbows touch knees) 3x 15reps
body hold 3x 1min
leg lifts 3x 20reps
fluter kicks 3x 30

increase as you build your indurance. When I got to the 6 pack I had a V cut and I was able to do 4x25reps and flutter kicks i could do 4x60

Youll get there!!!
January 30, 2013 4:26 PM
UGH!!!! explode

This is so me. This is where the majority of my weight goes, as I'm a blasted and dreaded apple. That said, this is also the first place (in my gut and waist area) that goes down tremendously--but for me, it's a HIGH cost to reduce my gut. Time and experience has proven that for me, the price I MUST pay to obtain and maintain a slim and trim mid-section is my food consumption AND moving my body. When I reduce and/or eliminate certain foods and drinks that I LOVE...BAM, my super gross looking (and feeling) tummy flab& fat disappears. For me (and EVERYONE is different), when I reduce or eliminate foods and drinks from my diet, like coffee (because I LOVE it with lots of cream), candy/sweets, white colored foods like breads, pastas, cookies, cakes and pies and stuff like that, diary and yummy junk foods, gooey fatty foods (meaning greasy and fried foods, fast foods--not so with so-called "good fats" though, those my body has no problem with like nuts, seeds, avocados and and rabbit-ish food like that--then (and ONLY THEN) for me it's BAM, bye bye ugly ole gross looking flabby & fat tummy. HOWEVER, once I return back to sugary, processed fatty laden junk foods and drink----here comes the blob again only then somecry

Also, for me and my carrying my weight in my mid-section/an apple shape...I HAVE to move my body, it's not just calories. Even if it's walking daily--I slim down. But like a "bad penny" once I get back into the junky/processed and yummy fattening foods and sedentary lifestyle--the Jabba the Hutt ugly looking fat comes backohwell Also, my age definitely has something to do with this too, I could get away with eating junk for YEARS when I was younger, but now that I'm older...it's a whole "nother" kettle of big fat ugly fishfrown
Edited by NewLIFEstyle4ME On January 30, 2013 5:06 PM
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January 30, 2013 4:34 PM
That would be me. I carry practically all my extra weight. No success pictures yet, as I just started my journey.
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January 30, 2013 4:37 PM
Definitely the same....I am 5'4 apple shaped and it is the darnest to lose that fat layer over this stomach....I have learned it is definitely the eating that controls 90% success on that and the rest is with cardio/lifting.... I am not done yet but have at least start to see some progress... Patience and cooking your foods early...I use to preplan and cook daily...but now I do it at 5-day ahead...and put on separate containers and grab and go...No excuse....Abs or nice core is made in the Kitchen.... Never give up what may take some 1yr may take myself 5 but I will get it.... You can do it to! =)

5'4- 207 Nov 2011

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This week... 144- last weigh in....dont focus on the scale....

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Edited by SexyLovinmeCook On January 30, 2013 4:42 PM
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January 30, 2013 5:22 PM
ugh this is so me also! i am 5'3" 170 lbs and it's all in my belly! i was mortified this year when i was asked if i was pregnant :( i am not sure how to specifically target this area, but i do agree w. the person who said it has a lot to do with diet. i am already down 8 lbs. this month by eliminating white bread type products and doing jillian michaels banish fat boost metabolism every day. slowly but surely! i would love to hear any tips too if anyone has em!
January 30, 2013 5:30 PM
I just finished doing the 30DS.. lots of work to do but hope this inspires someone.,

Beginning stats:
179.5 lbs
Arms 12
Waist 33
Belly Button: 40
Hips 39
Thighs 23.5

30 Days Later
CW 174.5
Arms 11.75 - biceps are visible now
Waist 30
Belly Button: 37
Hips 37
Thighs 22

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January 30, 2013 5:34 PM
I think it depends too on your age, whether you've had kids, etc. I am almost 41, pretty much at goal weight but can't seem to shave off the belly - many times I still look pregnant, especially at night when I'm bloated. As women get older, our waists thicken. Unfortunately, I'm living proof...:P
January 30, 2013 5:36 PM
that was me. Sorry I do not take any pics but I have gone from a size 18 waist to a size 12 mainly be losing a lot of that belly fat. That is still my continuing goal since all my remaining bulge is there.
January 30, 2013 5:39 PM
You look great! Congratulations!
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January 30, 2013 5:41 PM
I can certainly relate. I am short-waisted and apple shaped. My belly has been bigger than my hips for years. It is the last place I lose, but finally after 32 pounds I have lost about 5 inches off my abdomen. It seems to sink from the higher waist and ribcage down into the lower belly before it finally goes away. Just keep at the diet. That is the only way to get rid of it.

You can't spot reduce, but I have heard that excess carbs/sugar are stored in the belly fat. I do find that lowering my simple carbs/sugars helps me to lose. Can't cite any scientific evidence of this, but it works for me.

Hang in there, you will eventually get it off.
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January 30, 2013 5:41 PM
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I think it depends too on your age, whether you've had kids, etc. I am almost 41, pretty much at goal weight but can't seem to shave off the belly - many times I still look pregnant, especially at night when I'm bloated. As women get older, our waists thicken. Unfortunately, I'm living proof...:P


I haven't had any kids but I'm going to be 40 in a couple of months and I feel this way. At this point, I'm pretty happy with most of my body except my stomach. I'd describe my shape as an hourglass with a spare tire around it. Grrr. Hard to lose weight in the tummy.
January 30, 2013 5:43 PM
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