Hi Maureen -- I agree with Sue. I also noticed that the longer I'm eating in the Zone, even though I'm maintaining my weight now, my hips/thighs are getting smaller. I'm "pear shaped", so initially my weight loss is from my upper body, and then seems to even out.
I've also begun the Bar Method exercise DVD, and the workouts seem to really tone my lower body well (the toning is great all over, but I notice it's more effective on my lower body than other DVDs I've tried).
Here's a link:http://www.barmethod.com/
Hope this helps!