OK--I shaved my legs today, decided the spouse won't notice. Hell, I barely notice!
And I went out and got what is euphemistically called a "body shaper" or "shapewear" these days. It's a Flexees brand waist-nipper. It's definitely pulling in my gut some and giving me a waist (not to mention I love the constrictive feeling), but I'm not certain it's really making all that much of a difference over all. I think I should have gotten a smaller size...it might have been tougher to put on, but it might do more to change my figure. (It was only 22 bucks, so I might splurge on a smaller one next week.)