Mini-Goals - Size 12 to size 4. 175 to 130. (Warning, you can see my stomach)




Ma Petite
11-05-2009, 06:04 PM
First is from halloween 08, and the second is from today after I returned home from belly dance class :] Also, this is the first time EVER I have been comfortable enough to wear a mid drift bearing top at the studio. So kind of a personal victory there.

Hope the second photo doesnt offend!! If it does, just tell me. I'm not trying to be a skank! :]


patchworkpenguin
11-05-2009, 06:07 PM
Great pictures. thanks for sharing with us. Your hard work really shows.

I like the blue top.:D

crzymom6
11-05-2009, 06:08 PM
You look fantastic!!


CanadianCutie
11-05-2009, 06:11 PM
you look amazing

Gelene
11-05-2009, 07:11 PM
Skank??? You go girl! If you got it show it. You look AMAZING! I did not see anything skanky about that, plus it was just after belly dance class, right. Don't be afraid to celebrate you!

VernDern
11-05-2009, 07:14 PM
You look great! Congrats! =)

hurleee
11-05-2009, 07:25 PM
wow, you look amazing! how did you do it? I look like your before picture. :)

BrittniMarie
11-05-2009, 07:42 PM
I'm offended becuase you look sooo good and I'm no where near that!! hahaha Congrats!! Thanks for sharing the pictures

cherry7211
11-05-2009, 07:48 PM
You look so good! Hey if you got it flaunt it! Congrats :)

petra65
11-05-2009, 08:28 PM
You go girl! You look fabulous! Congratulations.

L144S
11-05-2009, 08:28 PM
I want to be you :)

beerab
11-05-2009, 09:07 PM
Girl you look awesome!!! Congratulations!

MusickMaker
11-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Girl, that is a motivation pic!!! i wana be you!! lol!! you look phenominal!!!

Civakas
11-05-2009, 09:55 PM
You look great, congrats!

KaCee J
11-05-2009, 10:09 PM
you look great! :bravo:

leeway
11-05-2009, 10:56 PM
:carrot::cp::broc::cp::cb:
WOW, you look great!

But I'm confused - your post heading said that we could see your stomach - I don't see a stomach - oh, wait - do you mean that flat space in between your top and and your shorts? That is not a stomach - I could show you a real stomach - then you'd be offended!

Congrats on your success - your goal is just around the corner - thanks for sharing the results of all your hard work and determination - WAY TO GO!

:bravo:

PammyFl
11-05-2009, 11:31 PM
Wow you look amazing!! Dont ever be ashamed to show off what you have worked so hard for!!! Grats! Your a huge inspiration for me.

Ma Petite
11-06-2009, 10:05 AM
You gals are lovely and all beautiful! Don't ever want to be anyone else but a more improved YOU!

I have to say to those who asked how I did it, it was all exercise. I only do cardio twice a week now(I run Tuesday and Thursday mornings...sometimes). What really helped to tone and smooth everything out was all the dancing I've been doing. I wasn't even this toned at my lowest weight of 100ish. I have never in my life been able to see my abs until now. I swear by belly dancing as the exercise to get rid of the muffin top. And its so fun, I never thought I'd get this involved with it. It really helps women who may have poor body image too. I never feel sexier after a class and I use to be the girl who would literally get sick most times she saw her reflection :]

Thanks for all the encouraging words and compliments!

platformnine
11-06-2009, 10:19 AM
Congrats you look fantastic!!!! :cheer:

Stella
11-06-2009, 10:20 AM
WOOOOW!!!!! You look fantastic!!!

I`m actually quite excited for myself when I see these pics, because in relation to our height (I`m smaller than you) we have roughly the same starting and goal weight! HOpe I`ll look as hot as you!!

RN BSN 2009
11-06-2009, 10:23 AM
your hard work has really paid off!! way to go!!

Shannon in ATL
11-06-2009, 10:27 AM
You look fantastic! Really working that outfit in the second pic! :)

oliviaCAN
11-06-2009, 11:14 AM
congrats!! you look so amazing!! very inspiring!

ladyrider72472
11-06-2009, 11:56 AM
I am pretty conservative, but if I had a belly that looked like that... I would soooo show it!

EsperanzaBella82
11-06-2009, 12:11 PM
You look really beautiful and healthy. You should be so proud of your hard work!

size8
11-06-2009, 12:11 PM
Hard work pays off...
Flaunt it girl...
Great job... and you have just motivated me to work even harder...

PinkyPie
11-06-2009, 12:13 PM
great job! ain't belly dancing fun? :) I can't wait to get to that stage. If that's being a Skank then let me join the club!

Ma Petite
11-06-2009, 12:33 PM
great job! ain't belly dancing fun? :) I can't wait to get to that stage. If that's being a Skank then let me join the club!

Yes it is wonderful! I am usually sooo conservative, but it just gives me such a feeling of accomplishment and sensuality. What could be better?

How long have you belly danced? I'm only in intermediate classes myself, but when I go back to school I think I may audition for the performing studio depending on how much I improve in these next few months :]

Bamachic
11-06-2009, 12:40 PM
You look fantastic. Congratulations.

Starrynight
11-06-2009, 12:44 PM
You look great! Congrats! Totally envious right now. I always wanted to try belly-dancing but I always figured it was something I'd do at a lower weight, reading your story is making me have second thoughts!

Ma Petite
11-06-2009, 12:51 PM
You look great! Congrats! Totally envious right now. I always wanted to try belly-dancing but I always figured it was something I'd do at a lower weight, reading your story is making me have second thoughts!

Thats not true! There is a t-shirt they sell at the dance shop for one of the studios I dance at that says "Bigger girls make better bellydancers" I love it! One of the reasons I started bellydancing rather than ballet or tap again is because I always felt too fat to be a real dancer. Like I didnt deserve the title or the opportunity to dance with the fit, graceful, pretty girls. I know now thats a load of BS but still, that was the source of my apprehension. One of the things I like about belly dance classes is that there are literally women of EVERY size moving gracefully and looking beautiful while they do it. Helped put a lot of perspective into what makes a woman lovely, and helped me to banish that horribly unhealthy and self-destructive mindset I carried with me for so long.

Starrynight
11-06-2009, 02:22 PM
Thats not true! There is a t-shirt they sell at the dance shop for one of the studios I dance at that says "Bigger girls make better bellydancers" I love it! One of the reasons I started bellydancing rather than ballet or tap again is because I always felt too fat to be a real dancer. Like I didnt deserve the title or the opportunity to dance with the fit, graceful, pretty girls. I know now thats a load of BS but still, that was the source of my apprehension. One of the things I like about belly dance classes is that there are literally women of EVERY size moving gracefully and looking beautiful while they do it. Helped put a lot of perspective into what makes a woman lovely, and helped me to banish that horribly unhealthy and self-destructive mindset I carried with me for so long.

Wow, I want that shirt haha. Yeah I've had my eye on bellydancing for a while too, partially for the same reasons as you and also because I feel way to uncoordinated for anything else. Hm, you've inspired me. I think I'm going to pick up a DVD to get my feet wet, and do the class in the spring! Thanks! :D

each2each
11-07-2009, 12:31 AM
You're lovely in both photos! Don't let other people shame you or distract you from the impressive changes you've made in your body - you've worked hard and earned the right to show off your trim stomach!

yoyoma
11-07-2009, 07:08 AM
:carrot: Wowzers! Congratulations!!! :carrot:

Hydra
11-08-2009, 12:48 AM
Nice! You look great and your photos are inspiring!

Bluedande
11-08-2009, 10:29 AM
You look amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :hug:

giselley
11-08-2009, 10:48 AM
WOW one year? That is quite impressive.

Brittnoiserz
11-08-2009, 01:51 PM
You look absolutely beautiful! Very inspiring! Hard work pays off. :D

lovetorun
11-08-2009, 03:30 PM
You look GREAT! Congratulations on your hard work!

Onederchic
11-09-2009, 01:24 PM
Awesome :cb:

leese27
11-10-2009, 11:49 PM
Thanks for posting the pics. I'm similar - 185 (now 180) wanting to get to 140. This helps motivate me and to remind me that there's a nice body just a few months away for me. Thanks!

JLN555
11-20-2009, 12:53 PM
you look awesome i cant wait to be comfortable like that....

EZMONEY
11-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Great job!

Not offended here...not one bit...;)