Weight Loss Support - My gut......




View Full Version : My gut......


TXMary2
07-07-2010, 08:48 AM
After reading MissKelley's skinny jeans size 16 thread I went to my closet to try on my wardrobe of jeans again. Size 18's from Lane Bryant still not wearable but zip and button. Some random size 18 fits but I hate the way they look from the front.

Size 16 Bongo's and Levi's - interestingly fit nice on my legs and my butt - it is my freaking stomach that is keeping me from wearing 16's. What can I do? Will crunches help? I know I need more exercise for fat burning I just need to fit it in and not stress about it making me have that starving feeling.

Also, lately my stomach apron has been really itching on the area where my stretch marks are....is this normal or is it just me?

UGH! I just want to wear those 16's so bad!!


Losing It 2010
07-07-2010, 09:12 AM
I know that I get the itchy's under the apron and that is from moisture but if I run a cloth or papertowel under it, it goes away.

After reading MissKelley's skinny jeans size 16 thread I went to my closet to try on my wardrobe of jeans again. Size 18's from Lane Bryant still not wearable but zip and button. Some random size 18 fits but I hate the way they look from the front.

Size 16 Bongo's and Levi's - interestingly fit nice on my legs and my butt - it is my freaking stomach that is keeping me from wearing 16's. What can I do? Will crunches help? I know I need more exercise for fat burning I just need to fit it in and not stress about it making me have that starving feeling.

Also, lately my stomach apron has been really itching on the area where my stretch marks are....is this normal or is it just me?

UGH! I just want to wear those 16's so bad!!

TXMary2
07-07-2010, 09:24 AM
I know that I get the itchy's under the apron and that is from moisture but if I run a cloth or papertowel under it, it goes away.

The itching is definitely not under it - it is on it - the stretch marks. I guess it sounds crazy. LOL


guamvixen
07-07-2010, 09:27 AM
I had noticed that I wasn't really losing inches in the beginning, so at first I got one of those girdle things. The one I had was like a tank top style but really fitted. I wore that baby all the time even when i worked out, and that's when i noticed my curves and waistline coming back. I skipped size 14 and went straight to a 12. Then as I got smaller, I graduated to a corset for fredericks of hollywood. Im in a 3/4 now and some 2's. All the way down from a 20W!! My sister is doing the same thing. The tightness around the waist really helps, plus it makes you feel full faster! Hope that helps!

Shytowngal
07-07-2010, 09:33 AM
Lane Bryant skinny jeans are a weird fit! I wear a size 12 in gap and express jeans, but my size 16 Lane Bryant skinny jeans are still kind of snug. It's so odd. I'm kind of glad that they never fit, I don't have a body that skinny jeans look good on, I'm not sure what I was thinking!

TXMary2
07-07-2010, 10:17 AM
I had noticed that I wasn't really losing inches in the beginning, so at first I got one of those girdle things. The one I had was like a tank top style but really fitted. I wore that baby all the time even when i worked out, and that's when i noticed my curves and waistline coming back. I skipped size 14 and went straight to a 12. Then as I got smaller, I graduated to a corset for fredericks of hollywood. Im in a 3/4 now and some 2's. All the way down from a 20W!! My sister is doing the same thing. The tightness around the waist really helps, plus it makes you feel full faster! Hope that helps!

I actually have something like this- like a pair of really tall tight underwear. LOL I forgot all about it. Maybe I will start wearing that and see if it helps. You still wear one now even though you are a size 3/4 ?

ape85
07-07-2010, 10:43 AM
my stomach is driving me crazy right now too. I have had three people comment on my clothes bieng too big but i just bought them! I dont have any butt at all and a small chest so when i buy clothes to fit my stomach everything else seems baggy. So Iwent and bought 2 pair of pants that I can just button. As long as my shirts loose enought to cover the muffin top and i dont have to sit down i'm good. Lol

LotusMama
07-07-2010, 11:14 AM
Ugh; this is one of my problem areas, too!

From what I understand crunches will help tighten and strenthen the muscles of your abdomen, but they are not going to help you lose fat from that area. My trainer told me (and I have read it numerous other places) that the only exercise that works to eliminate the fat is cardio.

J

caryesings
07-07-2010, 11:28 AM
I carry my weight in the "apron" as well and didn't get into size 16 until 185 lbs. and I'm only a bit taller than you. But the good news is after that point, the apron started to let the fat go and my size is changing much faster. My 14s are already starting to get loose.

guamvixen
07-07-2010, 11:54 AM
I actually have something like this- like a pair of really tall tight underwear. LOL I forgot all about it. Maybe I will start wearing that and see if it helps. You still wear one now even though you are a size 3/4 ?


No I don't wear one anymore, unless I've got a special event to go to, which rarely happens. It just helped shrink my waist and belly!

skygirl
07-07-2010, 12:34 PM
this is a problem area for me, too. doing the treadmill on an incline seems to be helping, both to lift the tush and to bring the tummy in. as for the other, maybe try using a mild, fragrance free moisturizer like aveeno. good luck! :)

TXMary2
07-07-2010, 12:49 PM
I carry my weight in the "apron" as well and didn't get into size 16 until 185 lbs. and I'm only a bit taller than you. But the good news is after that point, the apron started to let the fat go and my size is changing much faster. My 14s are already starting to get loose.

Ugh! 185?? I don't wanna wait that long :( Alright, I guess it is time to really step up the cardio! I did 21 minutes of walking/jogging etc in my backyard this morning. I am going swimming this afternoon.

ringmaster
07-07-2010, 06:01 PM
belly is my biggest problem area too. even when I was at my thinnest (130lbs at 5'9") I still had a bit of a belly..but I didn't exercise then , so I was a skinny fat.
exercising, situps and pilates can help pull your core in, it'll look better, be less soft.

my stretch marks itched also. I could be the heat and sweating is irritating the skin. Not sure what it is...if it means they are forming, healing, or the skin is shrinking or growing.

SamanthaBea
07-07-2010, 06:11 PM
I remember that my stretch marks itched both on the way up the scale and on the way back down. It always seemed strange to me that they would itch when I was losing weight, but they certainly did! I came to love the feeling because I knew it meant I was shrinking. Lotion or cocoa butter helped, so you might want to try that.

Tarisaande
07-07-2010, 06:37 PM
This is my problem area as well, because I have been blessed with an apple body type and live in a pear/hourglass world, at least as far as fashion is concerned.

All I can do is work it off, and then, buy some nice clothes and have them tailored. Maybe I'll get lucky and the next 5 will come entirely off my gut, but I'm not counting on it.

Rochester
07-07-2010, 07:15 PM
Ugh! 185?? I don't wanna wait that long :( Alright, I guess it is time to really step up the cardio! I did 21 minutes of walking/jogging etc in my backyard this morning. I am going swimming this afternoon.

I am the same height as you, and at the weight you are at now, I was in an 18. When I got to 225, I was easily wearing 16s. I also lost a significant number of inches with those 10 pounds, though (4 from my waist and 3 from my hips).

Everyone's body is different. You'll get there, and soon after that, you be slipping into 14s! :D Good luck.

kylonaa
07-07-2010, 07:22 PM
Oo I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one with the itchiness on the stretch marks... they're so annoying but now at least it makes me feel like it's for a good cause! I also made the mistake of googling the tiny red dots I seem to get as a heat rash after working out on my stomach... let me just say the top three results are obviously not the correct answer and they really freaked me out until I told myself to stop relying on google for medical advice!

TXMary2
07-07-2010, 08:28 PM
I am glad to hear others have itchy stretch marks, I was thinking it might be psychological! LOL

I guess the only thing I can do it be patient and maybe only try the clothes on for every 5 pounds loss instead of 1 or 2 :)

oodlesofnoodles
07-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Do you have any brand recommendations? I've been looking for something like this, but get overwhelmed when I see all the different brands and varying reviews. :-/

ETA: Not to mention, the prices of some of them. Yikes!

I got the idea for these on here, and I love themmmm.

I got a tank top style one from TJ Maxx that I really like. It was only around 10 dollars I think, and it totally sucks everything in. I also got a body suit style one (looks like a bathing suit) that I really like but if I wear jeans with it they fall down because it's a slippery material. That one was around 15 I think. Look for one that won't give you back fat, won't poke out of a tank top (either in the front, or the straps), and one that is REALLY tight with a thicker fabric. The thinner ones won't suck anything in lol.

Natalia
07-07-2010, 11:26 PM
do these garments feel comfortbale? If they're a heavier fabric are they hot?

oodlesofnoodles
07-08-2010, 01:34 AM
One is Nouvelle seamless, I'm not sure about the body suit, and I'm too lazy to dig it out of the hamper right now lol. Definitely check out TJ Maxx or Marshalls, I was pleasantly surprised. Kohls would be good too if you can get a coupon, which they send out all the time.

And they don't feel uncomfortable, I actually feel more comfortable wearing them because it flattens my stomach out a lot. And surprisingly, I don't get hot. Not noticeably at least.

OrganizedChaos
07-08-2010, 04:16 PM
I just saw one of those skinny tanks at Walmart. I can't remember the brand name, but it was definitely a brand name, and not a knock off. I think those tanks are a great idea. I wear one on the weekends that has a built in bra that I absolutely love. I will be sad when it doesn't fit anymore.

MissKelly
07-08-2010, 05:05 PM
You will be there very soon sweetie! You're on the brink & doing so good! Now ahem...stop being like obsessive me trying on the next lowest size after every single lb lost! Save your sanity while you can!! :lol::kickbutt:

loveAcat
07-08-2010, 10:52 PM
I just bought a thigh shaper from Target (Sara Blakely Assets brand, $24). I really like it and I've been wearing it pretty much every other day. And yes, it does remind you not to eat as much... ;)

sarcruze
07-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Brown: I just bought a couple of them from Wal-mart today. The slimming camisole was $16 and the smooth shaping torsette was only $19. The brand is Sweet Nothings. Definitely go there and try some on. They have quite a selection of slimming apparel in the lingerie section.

OrganizedChaos
07-12-2010, 12:27 AM
I saw some of the cami's this weekend at Kohl's on clearance. I only got 1 but might go back for more. The brand was Flexee's

roxmysox
07-12-2010, 12:38 AM
This thread reminded me of something I saw a while back. I've heard a lot of people swear by compression garments during weight loss, and I've considered trying them. Couldn't hurt, right?

I've read to wear one like this to sleep in (latex)

****pics aren't showing up- this link is to a lingerie store:
http://www.flirtylingerie.com/latex-body-girdle-shapewear.html

and something like this for around the house and working out:

http://www.flirtylingerie.com/mid-calf-body-shaper.html

Eliana
07-12-2010, 08:32 AM
I have heard that we lose weight in reverse order of the way we gained it. I don't know how true that is, but it seems like maybe it is, at least for me. I know the weight piled onto my rear end the last 50 pounds or so. :dizzy: My waist was the last affected area and it was the first to return to normal. Now my legs are a different story. They're what keep me from smaller sizes. My thighs don't fit into the size I'd like to wear. Yuck! Got a girdle for that? :rofl:

I guess my point is patience. ;) I can't imagine I'll weigh 135 pounds with obnoxious thighs. It'll come off there too. And by the way, I do three days of spinning, three days of running and daily walks of 5+ miles not to mention heavy strength training three days a week. My legs get a workout! You can not "spot treat".

OrganizedChaos
07-12-2010, 02:50 PM
And by the way, I do three days of spinning, three days of running and daily walks of 5+ miles not to mention heavy strength training three days a week. My legs get a workout! You can not "spot treat".

Just out of curiosity. How much time does that end up being daily that you spend working out? I spend about 45 minutes to 1 hour daily and I just can't fit anymore in most days because of my schedule, and I was curious how others fit it all in.

Eliana
07-12-2010, 08:12 PM
Just out of curiosity. How much time does that end up being daily that you spend working out? I spend about 45 minutes to 1 hour daily and I just can't fit anymore in most days because of my schedule, and I was curious how others fit it all in.

I work in the schools and am home for the Summer. ;) That's how I fit it into my schedule. I'm at the gym by 5:30.

M/W/F Spin 45 minutes, evenings walk 3-5 miles (or mid-day activities like amusement park or bike rides with the kids).

T/TH I run for about 45 minutes then get in an hour of lifting. I'm generally back home by about 7:30 AM. Afternoons/evenings same as above.

Saturday: 1/2 hour with personal trainer, 1 hour body plus abs class, 1 hour spin class, and the rest of the day is come what may.

Sunday: Much needed rest. ;)