Is it fat?

15 posts
19 July 2012
I've noticed recently my hips are a wierd shape, they are quite square and go in a little at the knicker line, do you thing the shape of my hip will flow a little better if I lose a bit of weight? or would it be the shape of my hip bones? I know I havent explained this very well x

Posted 19 July 2012
i know what u mean cos i have this aswell and i totally hate it, for some reason its more noticable this year for me, it isnt to do with the shape of ur hips but i believe whats happening here is actually on the hips or at the top of the hips, people who have this(and have it where its extremely noticable) would call it the beginnings of a muffin top, stick on a pair of jeans and u may notice ur waist goes in as it should then a lil bulge at the sides and will probably also lead round near the back. i completely hate this any jeans that are slightly tighter on me i couldnt get away with wearin a tight top cos people walkin behins me would just see this lil bulge stickin out over my jeans.

However, im actually going back to the gym myself tomorrow for the first time, i had a severe joint problem last year and im almost 100%, due to my joint problem i lost a lot of muscle, now ive regained some of that muscle i just feel bloated and podged, i will be asking my instructor how to get rid of the lil podge round my sides, i do believe it can be a toughie to get rid of the muffin top/side fat/hip fat whatever one will call it, but its not impossible, i know theres several things to try but i'll judge better i guess after tomorrow, ive heard zumba is really good and one thing thats worked on me in the past is pole dancing

Posted 19 July 2012
Jenelle_James
i know what u mean cos i have this aswell and i totally hate it, for some reason its more noticable this year for me, it isnt to do with the shape of ur hips but i believe whats happening here is actually on the hips or at the top of the hips, people who have this(and have it where its extremely noticable) would call it the beginnings of a muffin top, stick on a pair of jeans and u may notice ur waist goes in as it should then a lil bulge at the sides and will probably also lead round near the back. i completely hate this any jeans that are slightly tighter on me i couldnt get away with wearin a tight top cos people walkin behins me would just see this lil bulge stickin out over my jeans. However, im actually going back to the gym myself tomorrow for the first time, i had a severe joint problem last year and im almost 100%, due to my joint problem i lost a lot of muscle, now ive regained some of that muscle i just feel bloated and podged, i will be asking my instructor how to get rid of the lil podge round my sides, i do believe it can be a toughie to get rid of the muffin top/side fat/hip fat whatever one will call it, but its not impossible, i know theres several things to try but i'll judge better i guess after tomorrow, ive heard zumba is really good and one thing thats worked on me in the past is pole dancing
I really want to do pole dancing, I've kinda lost touch with exercise as I've buggered my back and wrists I'm trying to lose a bit, but it doesn't seem to be working, thyroid is playing up too, once everythings better I'm going to start using mini weights. they are suppose to be good for fast cardio x
Posted 19 July 2012
Jenelle_James
i know what u mean cos i have this aswell and i totally hate it, for some reason its more noticable this year for me, it isnt to do with the shape of ur hips but i believe whats happening here is actually on the hips or at the top of the hips, people who have this(and have it where its extremely noticable) would call it the beginnings of a muffin top, stick on a pair of jeans and u may notice ur waist goes in as it should then a lil bulge at the sides and will probably also lead round near the back. i completely hate this any jeans that are slightly tighter on me i couldnt get away with wearin a tight top cos people walkin behins me would just see this lil bulge stickin out over my jeans. However, im actually going back to the gym myself tomorrow for the first time, i had a severe joint problem last year and im almost 100%, due to my joint problem i lost a lot of muscle, now ive regained some of that muscle i just feel bloated and podged, i will be asking my instructor how to get rid of the lil podge round my sides, i do believe it can be a toughie to get rid of the muffin top/side fat/hip fat whatever one will call it, but its not impossible, i know theres several things to try but i'll judge better i guess after tomorrow, ive heard zumba is really good and one thing thats worked on me in the past is pole dancing
I really want to do pole dancing, I've kinda lost touch with exercise as I've buggered my back and wrists I'm trying to lose a bit, but it doesn't seem to be working, thyroid is playing up too, once everythings better I'm going to start using mini weights. they are suppose to be good for fast cardio x
Posted 19 July 2012
My hips are a weird shape too i hate it! i have a skinny mid rif but hips are mega huge you can try and tone your hips but you cant change your hip bone unfortunately, i wish i could lol
Posted 20 July 2012
Hey!
What did you do to your back, tried seeing a chriopractor? They helped me quite a bit, just watch some as they try to get you to come in too often!

Fat loss- mainly down to what you eat unfortunately, I worked as a gym instructor for a few years, and realised most people are happy to do 30minutes of cardio per day, but not change what they eat, which is what makes the most difference!

Posted 20 July 2012
Jackass
Photographer
Jackass
alshepherd
I've noticed recently my hips are a wierd shape, they are quite square and go in a little at the knicker line, do you thing the shape of my hip will flow a little better if I lose a bit of weight? or would it be the shape of my hip bones? I know I havent explained this very well x
I can't see ANYTHING that looks "weird", quite the opposite and I'd be quite happy to work with you. Of course, I am a man...
Posted 20 July 2012
i pretty sure its the shape of the hip bone as mine used to be rounded until i had my son and my hips pushed outwards, there is a cosmetic procedure where they can lipo-suction a fatter area like the thigh and use the fat to round out the hip by filling the voids but its expensive, losing weight probably wont change much

Posted 20 July 2012
charlie_cha
Hey! What did you do to your back, tried seeing a chriopractor? They helped me quite a bit, just watch some as they try to get you to come in too often! Fat loss- mainly down to what you eat unfortunately, I worked as a gym instructor for a few years, and realised most people are happy to do 30minutes of cardio per day, but not change what they eat, which is what makes the most difference!
I pretty much live at the osteopath all other practices simular, I was hairdressing for three years and I think that hasn't helped, it's effected my wrists, which ment I had to give up, I can deal with pain, but when your hands spazz out no one wants you holding sharp objects . Thats the annoying thing, I find healthy foods tastey, so I'm good with my foods. Mind you I should go to the gym more than I do, one of my army friends used to train me which was good because he used to push me x
Posted 20 July 2012
Edited by alshepherd 20 July 2012
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
What?
Pretty much every woman, apart from the chubbers and stick insects, have this shape
From the waist, the shape goes out, then there is a light depression, as you say, on the knicker line or close to it, then out a bit more and then a flow in to the outer thigh.

Of course, there are some who have a smooth curve all the way down the hip to the thigh, but not that many. It is usually accompanied by a huge bottom.

It might be that it is the result of wearing knickers, jeans etc. Some photographers edit this and smooth the curve, I have myself, several times.

I really wouldn't worry about it. The problem is, possibly, women are looking for faults in themselves that aren't there.
Posted 20 July 2012
Edited by mattharper 20 July 2012
orsoncarter
Photographer
orsoncarter
mattharper


...Of course, there are some who have a smooth curve all the way down the hip to the thigh, but not that many. It is usually accompanied by a huge bottom....


That's me.
Posted 20 July 2012
mattharper
What? Pretty much every woman, apart from the chubbers and stick insects, have this shape From the waist, the shape goes out, then there is a light depression, as you say, on the knicker line or close to it, then out a bit more and then a flow in to the outer thigh. Of course, there are some who have a smooth curve all the way down the hip to the thigh, but not that many. It is usually accompanied by a huge bottom. It might be that it is the result of wearing knickers, jeans etc. Some photographers edit this and smooth the curve, I have myself, several times. I really wouldn't worry about it. The problem is, possibly, women are looking for faults in themselves that aren't there.
I just noticed it in a photoshoot I did yesterday, then started looking on models on here (I know, not a good idea) and they all look smooth, silly me didn't think that they might have been edited x
Posted 20 July 2012
Its not Fat its called being a woman, And you have great shape.You dont even look a size 12 in your images you look smaller. you have a nice curvy bum and that can add to definition of the shape of your hips and thighs.
If your really worried just tone up a little with leg and butt exercises. like squats, try sumo squats which is a normal squat but then as you come back up from squating you raise your leg out to the side,also try lunges, and one leg deadlifts, or even cycling.
Posted 20 July 2012
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
alshepherd

I just noticed it in a photoshoot I did yesterday, then started looking on models on here (I know, not a good idea) and they all look smooth, silly me didn't think that they might have been edited x


They might not have been edited, some are.
If I do  a shot and it "looks" like the knickers are too tight, as in making the dip in too prominent, then I might give it a tweak.

Just be you, don't get hung up on something that might actually be near perfect. 

I look in the mirror and see nothing but faults, but everyone tells me I am perfect  

No comment from you, please, Martin  
Posted 20 July 2012
Its a shame you're so far from me, I'd love to teach you pole dancing!

Posted 23 July 2012
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