September 9, 2017 at 11:11 am #716599
I wouldn’t worry about it. I think there are like 10lbs between sizes. I lost more than 5lbs earlier this year, and still wore the same size. If you lose 10lbs and the dresses look too big, you could always get them taken in.September 11, 2017 at 9:36 am #716692
@hfantods I wouldn’t worry about it until you have to! You can always get clothes tailored to fit you better, but until you lose the weight, you won’t even really know how it will affect the fit of your clothing. A few years ago, I lost about 15-20 lbs and I only went down one size just because of how my body hangs onto and loses the weight. And even then, I could still wear my “fat clothes” — they weren’t exactly falling off of me — so I hung onto and continued to wear the same clothes, and only bought smaller size when I’d get something new.September 21, 2017 at 10:42 am #717821
I’m just SICK oh having this extra pounds on me. I still have like 5 lbs to lose that are located exactly in my belly. I have muscular arms, muscular legs and back and my abdomen is just a fatty mess. From the outside wearing clothes it looks like it’s flat but it’s not and I hate it. I’ve been training to reduce my body fat percentage with HIIT, intervals, running, heavy weights, you name it. I just can’t get it done. I still feel super self conscious wearing a bikini. So I’m going to another nutritionist today to see what I can do.September 21, 2017 at 11:27 am #717831
@ale – it’s hard to target areas (like abs) with exercises. Diet will help a lot (cutting dairy helped me the most….and gluten…..that pesky thing my body can’t digest). I’ve been teaching my boyfriend there’s things his body just doesn’t like and he should steer clear of. It sucks getting older. 😛 I hope you like your nutritionist!September 21, 2017 at 11:33 am #717833
@ale, I know you don’t want to hear it, but chill. It’s really fine. It makes me cringe to hear people criticizing their bodies like that. Your abdomen is not a fatty mess. It’s a normal, healthy, woman’s stomach.September 21, 2017 at 11:35 am #717834
I have a (mostly) clean diet, cheat meals on weekends. I eat tons and tons of veggies, cut out refined carbs, etc. Dairy is the one thing I haven’t cut out that I know I have to.September 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm #717837
@ale, I have basically that same body type (but less fit in the arms/legs after having a kid and less time to exercise!) I also eat a mostly healthy, mostly vegetarian diet. I understand your frustration. It’s especially annoying to carry my “extra” there when I have an kid in the “about to get a sibling” age range. I do NOT want to have another child and I’m most definitely not pregnant, but get occasional questions or comments about whether I’m expecting. I do not know how people STILL do not know to not ask that question. Anyway, I’ve decided to embrace the attitude of, “this is just what I look like”. I mean, could I do like insane crossfit and stop eating all the food that tastes good to me? Sure. And maybe it would reduce my tummy jiggles. But like, WHY? To what end? I decided I care more about balance and just living my life, and will deal with the is-she-preggo-side-eye until I’m menopausal. It doesn’t have to be so hard! One day I’ll die, and no one will give a shit what I looked like in a bikini at 37. (though I’ve also embraced the rash guard, because hello no need for sunscreen! So great!)September 22, 2017 at 9:26 am #717942September 22, 2017 at 11:16 am #717956
Cutting dairy was the life changing part for me. I had an 8 pack after cutting dairy and wasn’t really even trying. Just running a ton.September 22, 2017 at 11:54 am #717961
I’ve heard that a lot @Janelle. Not only weight but skin problems too. I have some degree of acne and lots of blackheads, maybe cutting dairy will work.September 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm #718002
@ale it can be difficult but I think it is worth trying, for sure for your skin. I just tapered down at first. Even when I did cut it out, let’s be clear, I wasn’t passing up a slice of pizza or ice cream now and then, just rarely.September 23, 2017 at 6:32 am #718021
I’m not picking on you, Ale, truly. But you’re talking about *five pounds* and how your stomach looks terrible and you’ve “been training to reduce my body fat percentage with HIIT, intervals, running, heavy weights, you name it. I just can’t get it done.” You’re feeling BAD about yourself and how you look at the beach. That’s not good!
I don’t want to fitness-shame you or whatever, but look at the big picture. You are in great shape! So your stomach isn’t perfectly flat. So what? Most women’s aren’t. You can want to reduce bloat and have a flatter tummy and not beat yourself up over it.