Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
OP, don't just yourself back too far.
The smoothies are good and all, but you need to keep eating. Remember to have 6 meals a day, even if two of them are your smoothies. Small and healthy is the key.
Say, smoothie for breakfast, an apple for morning tea, smoothie for lunch, carrot sticks for afternoon tea, lean meat and steamed vegetables for dinner and perhaps a frozen low fat yoghurt for dessert.
I can also vouch for the back brace technique that ApolloRider mentioned. I have to wear 2 back braces for work and, combined with the exercise I have been doing lately, my 'rounded retangle' figure has become more hourglass. If you wear the brace whilst exercising, you will also sweat a lot more, which is good. When I get home from work and take the braces off, they and the shirt I wear under them are always drenched.