I was hoping I could get some opinions or advice from someone. I'm a male who has always had what looks like female fat distribution, I have skinny arms, flat chest, and a small waist and back that goes inwards, yet my thighs and backside are considerably large. Basically I have a pencil thin upper body yet when it gets to my lower body it looks as though it belongs to another person. It's unsightly and the source of my depression and frustration, but before anyone dismisses me as lazy or inactive I have tried to do something about it.
At the beginning of 2010 I decided to try and lose the weight, and was hitting the gym constantly and walking everywhere else. I was able to lose 12 kilos in only a short period of time and keep it off, but my legs were still huge. At the time I weight 55 kg which I know is unhealthy as I am also pretty tall, but I still had much bigger legs than friends of mine who weighed up to 15 kg more.
Then about five months ago I decided that approach was getting me nowhere andtried to build upper body mass to proportion things out. I've put on 20 kilos since then, though only a miniscule amount seems to have gone to my upper body (my ribcage and spine are still visible), while my legs have gotten noticeably bigger than they already were.
I've been to doctors, though none seem to be sympathetic. I've had my testosterone checked by a doctor and an endocrinologist and apparently it was normal, though neither gave me any advice about what my next course of action should be, but obviously I want to solve this problem. Another doctor who I went specifically to ask this brushed me off and told me it was genetics, despite all the men of my family being very lean/muscular. I asked about getting oestrogen checked, but he didn't think that had anything to do with it.
If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated. I don't eat junk/fast food, I would say I'm more active than most people (even before I began setting time to working out) and I'm certainly not the type to be sitting at the computer all day so this doesn't really make sense to me. Am I doing something wrong? Should I go to a dietician? Are there supplements for this kind of thing? Is there another possible problem?