Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm Late, I'm Late!

Well, I know I am incredibly late on my picture and measurement post for this month, but as they say, better late than pregnant, right? Here they are as promised. I tried my damndest to get the June 3 pics next to the July 10 pics, but either I am complete and utterly technologically-dim witted or... well, uh, yes, let's just leave it at that, shall we? You may have to do some scrolling for comparisons, but it's all I've got, folks.

Oh, and here's a disclaimer on the jacked-up hairdo and complete lack of make-up....these pics were taken post-gym workout which was hell. More on that tomorrow.

Anyhooooooo.....
Based on the pics below, I honestly can't see much of a change, unless you count my Hawaiian Tropic tan and maybe, if I had to pick something,  I'd say I'm a tad thinner in the face??? Perhaps there's a little smoother line on the "upper belly" maybe (not so roller-coaster hill looking...), not to mention how difficult it is to see exactly what the hell is going on when I'm wearing all black (methinks I will alter my get-up for the next set of pictures). But other than those small changes, I feel I pretty much look the same. And that's OK - I really don't think weight loss is all that noticeable until you hit the 20 lb mark. As of today I am 8.25 lbs away from that, and then maybe I will notice some shifts here and there. I also think the way you exercise makes a huge difference in the way your body shows weight loss and over the past 2 weeks, I feel like my weight reduction has been mainly through calorie cutting and not an overt amount of "sculpting" exercise.

My measurements, however have changed a bit and I do notice this in some of my clothes. As in some of my shorts are no longer cutting off my circulation... Ha!
 SO - Here are the stats:

Previous              Current
Neck - n/a            15 3/4
Bust - 48              46 1/2 - minus  1 1/2"
Waist - 43 1/2      41 3/4 - minus 1 3/4"
Hips - 52 1/2        50 3/4 - minus 1 3/4"
Thigh - 27 1/2      27 1/4 - minus 1/4"
Upper Arm - n/a   15 3/4
Calf - n/a              18 3/4 (Holy cow, no wonder I can't find boots that fit!)    

July 10, 2012 - 220.75 lbs
June 3, 2012 - 232 lbs
July 10, 2012 - 220.75 lbs
June 3, 2012 - 232 lbs
July 10, 2012 - 220.75 lbs
June 3, 2012 - 232 lbs


July 10, 2012 - 220.75 lbs
June 3, 2012 - 232 lbs


So while these pictures don't generate any oohs and aahs in terms of radical change, I am starting to feel lighter in my skin and better overall - and that's a good thing. For the first time in a long time, I know I am in this for the long haul. Better pictures WILL come because I plan on seeing this through to my goal and beyond.






8 comments:

  1. You're right, I can really tell in your face how much thinner you are. I think because of the dark background you can't tell as much difference on your body, but I'm sure you are FEELING it.
    You are looking great!

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  2. Dont get discouraged by the pics - you are doing great!!!! When I lost 50 lbs before this past pregnancy, I swear I didnt drop sizes or really notice a difference in my looks until I gotten over halfway there... it was soooo annoying! But when it did start to happen, the changes piled up and was super noticeable!

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  3. You definitely are thinning out in your face. Damn woman! Here I thought I was tan, you are TAN!

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  4. Well, I can DEFINITELY tell! And you are looking great! Keep up the good work!

    P.S. The forks on your page make me hungry. LOL!

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  5. I really can tell you are losing! Keep it up, Rochelle!!!

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  6. Stopping by for a visit. You are doing good and the veggies look great in the other post. Man I would love to be able to get something like that. We have to run from store to store here or grow them ourselves. Keep up the good work.

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  7. There's a difference. Look at your ankles, the back of your arms and your chin. There's changes there and the rest will follow. And really, feeling better in your skin is 99% more worth it.
    I stopped by yesterday when you posted this but I'm slow (really just busy) getting here but I'm checking on you.
    Keep up the great work and have a blessed afternoon!

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  8. Lots of inches lost!! Great work :)

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