I work out with a trainer three days a week and on my own three days. For the most part I watch what I eat and as most people these days have cut back on red meat. So you would think that I would be really thin or at least at my ideal weight. But NO ! I am Italian & apparently the scales do not like us. As a matter of fact, neither do the clothing designers. Did I mention I’m Short ! I can clearly remember trying on a dress for my wedding and the sales person saying ” you will just have to deal with your Mediterranean hips”. Also, to add injury to insult, because I’m short, I have to shop in the petite department. Can somebody tell me when the definition for petite became “ugly” ? Most shops have very few petites and what they do have are all elastic waist bands and just plain & homely. So going shopping for me is like having teeth pulled, so I don’t go often. Anyone out there know of a good store for us shorties ???