I intended to post sooner than this but got sidetracked. So. I love to cosplay, but often feel a little uncomfortable when cosplaying a guy - which is what I do most of the time, ha - because of my hips and thighs, where I retain weight the easiest, and those are not easy things to change when you're past your teens and have a desk job. Problem areas, right there. I'm also rather short and built like a barrel, or pear-shaped. Still, trying my best here!
Weight: 152 lbs (32 lbs over 'healthy' for my height, ouch)
I started on an exercise 'regimen', aka: going to the local Zumba clinic, and was already eating fairly healthily - homecooked meals and tea - though I cannot deny a sweet-tooth. Currently I'm trying to even out my meals, and snack on occasion rather than heaping my plate at mealtimes. The Zumba dance class really has helped me improve my cardio and lose some inches, though my weight hasn't dropped that much. (Don't let the waist measurement deceive you; I have a pant-waistband induced divot around my middle.) I'm hoping to look into toning exercises to help out with the "problem areas": hips, thighs, and arms (and butt, but that goes with the hips). If anyone has suggestions, that would be awesome. I and a few friends have planned a trip to Otakon this year - it'll be the first Otakon for any of us, and I'd really like to look my best in my cosplay by then.
Current Stats (March 2012)
Weight: 147.2 lbs
Goal: Less inches overall! Hopefully less weight too, though if muscle replaces fat, I'm not going to complain.
Thanks for being here, guys. Solidarity like this makes us all feel better about ourselves. Cheers, and luck with your own projects!