Originally Posted by sontaikle
Have you tried weight training? I was a pear when I was heavy, but as I lost weight with strength and weight training it helped balance me out and I was an hourglass.
I still have thick thighs (my waist is 24" and my thighs are 20"!) but I think they're mainly muscle at this point. If you poke them you have a small layer of extra skin and then BAM hard stuff. I probably just kept all the muscle I had from being obese because I weight trained and did lots of spinning allll the way down.
I vote for weight training. And squats and lunges, all variations.
I am a pear. I think. I am not really sure anymore. I have big thighs, but I am looking a little more hourglass these days. My legs are looking better with the squats and lunges (and walking uphill).
I've got a ways to go, bt my thighs are down about 3.5 inches since I started. They were about 27 or 28, and now they are 24-5.
I always *thought* I had saddlebags, but in reality, most of my flab is on my inner-thighs. It is pretty solid on the outer thighs.