OK... so I started my journey on the 19th of June, 2011. I know its only been a couple weeks, and so far I seem to be doing really well, or at least thats how I feel. I have lost a total of 11 pounds. I am aware that it is mainly water weight that has gone away. My problem area like so many others is my stomach. However, most of my weight is my stomach/hip area. For example, at my belly button my measurement is 52". I am 5'7" and 229 lbs. I feel like that is an extreme health risk to me.
I have been doing cardio for an hour to 2 hours every night, 100 crunches every other night, and last night I just started Jillian Michaels 30 Day shred.
I was wondering if anyone else had any results with toning and losing in the stomach area with certain exercises or DVD's. Also how long into the weight loss did everyone start noticing they were going down in measurements around waistline and dropping pant sizes?
Any help or advice or wisdom on this would be appreciated. I am working hard at this journey, and want to keep staying motivated. I am afraid that if my stomach doesnt start showing some results, I may getting discouraged.