I have quite slim legs and am a 14 up top but I can't wear trousers or jeans
I have a massive mummy tummy and overhand and I tried to buy a pair of jean shorts today and even the 16 wouldn't close, I'm not even sure the 18 would have closed.
I've lost 2 stone since DS4 was born but I only wear dresses and leggings as I just cannot get in jeans as the 16/18 that will shut are tight and overhanging and gross on my belly then baggy at my knees
Am so fed up,
I wanted some jeans and I just felt like a fat plonker in the dressing rooms.
Ah yes, the two pin plug shape - I have that too. Congrats on losing 2 stone though - I'll read any responses with interest although I imagine they will be based around cardio and pilates type stomach exercises and the plank [clueless]
Have you been to the dr to make sure you don't have separated stomach muscles? Just seems like a dramatic difference in size - I hold weight around my tummy quite badly but at 12 stone it seems unusual to need a size 18 on any part of your body.
For me, I've found using My Fitness Pal is working for calorie counting, and have been doing some yoga each morning - just some sun salutations so only 5-10 mins a day but they are really starting to show a difference
Cut down on carbs especially bread, you could have an intollorance to yeast. Some of my family suffer this and it means that they balloon out in the tummy area.
Try to have high protein food and lots of colour on your plate. I am having a shake party on the 4th of december if you fancy coming to talk about it more? There will be a few wellness coaches talking about BMI, Weightloss and keeping the pounds off once you have lost them.
As for workouts you will be looking at some cardio and then weights that concentrate on your core muscles.
I have several work outs I have used since I had my two kids so if you want some ideas just PM me and I will send you over the workout plans.
Tomsbent please, please, please try classes. Most people there will look like you not the Middletons! Comfy leggins and a T shirt that does not ride up. Stand right in front of the instructor and get as much feedback from them as you possibly can
once you have the basics from classes, THEN do DVDs
and start with 5:2 to get the hang of it - LOTS of info on the threads ....