Mini-Goals - Halfway to weight goal, 27 pounds gone, now overweight and not obese!




StephanieM
07-06-2010, 12:48 AM
I finally got the courage to take some comparison shots as I am now at the half way point in my weight loss. I'm glad I did, I've been wanting to do a mini goal post for awhile but I've been too nervous.

Sometimes I wonder if there was a difference at all, and now seeing these I feel so great about myself! I notice it most in my stomach and that's nice, as well as my legs are getting sexy and toned!

And I know my face looks really sad in one of the before photos, I think it was cus of how long my fiance takes when he takes a photo and I was like 'come on!' And I just realize now I put the skinny pictures before the heavier ones, sorry guys!

I started my weight loss journey Nov of last year, lost 16 pounds over two months and just stopped doing it around Christmas. I decided to quit smoking and didn't start thinking about starting again until April. In April I started eating right, and in May I felt well enough to exercise again. I went up to 185 during my haitus which luckily was still 9 pounds under what I started. I'm now at 167 and it feels amazing :) I didn't think I could get here. I eat a gluten free diet with as many fresh foods as possible, and I work out whenever I get the chance (but sometimes miss a week at a time :S )


LotusMama
07-06-2010, 01:12 AM
Nice work and congratulations! You look great!

Cheers,

J

StephanieM
07-06-2010, 01:17 AM
Yay! My first comment :) Thanks!

No one I know ever comments on it, and I think that's because it's a gradual change and they see me often. I'm glad I took these photos because I can actually see the difference, even if I don't always feel it.


fallendaydreams
07-06-2010, 02:48 AM
You look wonderful! Congratulations. (: Good luck going all the way to your goal!

Onederchic
07-06-2010, 03:00 AM
You look fab! Congrats :)

platformnine
07-06-2010, 08:14 AM
You look fantastic, congrats!

saef
07-06-2010, 09:20 AM
Not just your belly -- just look at your thighs and your upper arms. (I'm fixated on these particular parts of women lately, as those are two of my trouble spots -- the latter in particular.) You are really rocking that pair of shorts.

This is my first year of wearing shorts outside my own home with confidence. You, on the other hand, need have no worries about that particular issue. Have you always worn shorts with confidence, or have you really broken them out this summer now to celebrate your weight loss? Because if you haven't, you should. You've definitely got the leg length & proportion for them.

StephanieM
07-06-2010, 09:27 AM
Thanks saef :) My arms around the same size, but I have been doing weight training to tone them up more. As for my legs, I love my legs lately! They look so toned compared to before, my calves do have that square muscle thing when I put my leg up on something and I have never seen them do that before!

That pair of shorts I haven't worn out, I've been still a little shy. We're going on a road trip to see my fiance's family and I plan on wearing them then to see what they say :3 I haven't seen them in about 16-20 pounds.

I'm going to chalk it up to the fact I started powerwalking on the treadmill, and am now running and intervals and I love the leg press at the gym. I love doing 30 reps at 100 lbs at least once, maybe twice.

girlinwaterglobe
07-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Wow! You look amazing! Congratulations!

skygirl
07-06-2010, 12:58 PM
woo-hoo! stephanie congrats! :) way to go on quitting smoking, that is a serious and important accomplishment. and way to go on your loss! that is fanstastic and you are looking great!

HeyChelle
07-06-2010, 05:00 PM
oh Congrats!!!

StephanieM
07-06-2010, 06:23 PM
Thanks everyone :3

Mickeypnd
07-07-2010, 11:03 PM
wow you look AMAZING! Congrats on your success!!

redlight
07-08-2010, 01:56 AM
I see a huge difference, especially in your stomach. You don't have much more to go!

ChicagoDimples920
07-08-2010, 06:01 AM
You can definitely see weightloss in ur stomach, you look really nice!! I'm happy for you :D

StephanieM
07-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Aww thanks everyone :) I'm happy the stomach seemed easiest to get rid of. I'm trying to get my arms more toned now!

TXMary2
07-09-2010, 09:18 AM
Looking good!!

Anonymia
07-09-2010, 09:42 AM
You look gorgeous.

And most definitely, you can spot the improvements. Congrats.

Love,
Anonymia

pucedaisy
07-11-2010, 10:41 PM
Major accomplishment! you look great. and i love your funky style!!

bld1986
07-16-2010, 04:47 PM
Wow! Congratulations. You look great. Good job on your success!

Liliann
07-16-2010, 05:26 PM
Looking good! Great progress!!

StephanieM
07-16-2010, 11:39 PM
Thanks everyone :) Others success photo's have inspired me, and I hope mine help somone else.

And I guess I do have a funky style, haha. Never thought of it that way :) But I am quite random!

leopardspots
07-17-2010, 12:23 AM
There is definitely a difference. You have obviously worked really hard. You are almost there!

sweetchic82
07-20-2010, 01:04 AM
Major shrinkage, your body is toning up so nicely :D

DhaniCauldwell
07-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Congratulations!

:queen: Dhani :queen:

peace4me
07-20-2010, 12:07 PM
You look fantastic!

beth0811
07-20-2010, 12:13 PM
You look fabulous. I am starting the South Beach plan this week, last year I lost 45 pounds on a very low cal plan and gained it all back. I am looking forward to the support from this forum

Matilda08
07-23-2010, 01:52 AM
congrats you look great!

StephanieM
07-23-2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks everyone! As of now I'm at 30 pounds lost :) (slow going but happy to be getting there)

Refuse to Give Up
07-29-2010, 01:29 PM
You look wonderful!! Congrats!!

KimL1214
07-29-2010, 02:31 PM
You look great!!!

LiliK
07-29-2010, 02:47 PM
I, too, see a huge difference in your stomach, which gives me hope! :-) Thanks for posting and congrats!!

abcunnin
07-29-2010, 04:21 PM
Great progress!!! Keep it up!

Shytowngal
07-29-2010, 04:36 PM
You've lost inches all over! Looking good. Way to go!

Jlyne327
07-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Congrats!!! You look awesome! :)

StephanieM
07-30-2010, 11:35 AM
Thanks everyone! :)

I actually checked some measurements I took a bit ago, as I've started seriouslly measuring now that I've started weight training. I've lost 2 inches off my arms, 3 off my waist, two off my hips, 3 off my thighs and 1 off my chest.

I wish I took measurements when I started too, at least I remembered to take pictures, haha.

jojo23
08-15-2010, 12:27 PM
There's a HUGE difference. You look like your younger sister! WEL LDONE!

islandchick1
09-24-2010, 11:24 PM
You're doing great! :bravo: :cp:
-Judy

StephanieM
09-25-2010, 09:28 AM
Thanks everyone! You can see my slow progress as I am only 10 lbs lighter than when I posted this haha.

Oh well, at least it's coming off :) Maybe I should do some update pictures.