I've been working on reducing my belly. I have always carried my weight in the wasit, it's a hereditary thing, both my parents did as well. Well compounding the middle aged, post menopausal condition and well let's just say that it's pretty bad. I did the hip to waist ratio thing and it basically showed I was obese and I'm 5 1' and weigh 122 pounds. Overweight, sure, but obese? Partly that is because I have small hips and my ostepenia isn't going to add much by the way of strong bones. I have 36" hips and 31.5 waist. I figure I'll have to get down to 100 or 105 to not be obese. I hate being short! Wish me luck. I've been doing the healthy eating for a few weeks and it's coming off slowly. But that's ok because I'm trying to build muscle at the same time so it's not so much about the number on the scale in my case.