Mini-Goals - Today Only: Nola Celeste is 10% Off! (With Pictures)




Nola Celeste
02-09-2011, 04:57 AM
I've officially lost 10% of my initial body weight. Some of the things that make me happiest about that:

- 3 inches off my waist
- An inch and a half off each thigh
- The skirt that now hangs on me in some photos is an 18 that used to be snug
- I now wear a 14 in any full-skirted style (grr, these big thighs!)
- I started off able to bike only 5 minutes; now I do 30 minutes a day
- I can now walk 3 miles a day with ease; I started at half a mile

As for the pictures, please forgive my filthy mirror. I was too excited about the 10% off thing to clean it before photos. :D As I mentioned, the skirt's a size 18 that I put on for illustrative purposes. The black tights and red T-shirt are my exercise clothes; believe me, I do NOT let these upper arms be seen outside the home. ;)

I wish I had some true "befores" to compare, but these are a fair "during" phase:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5430664130_280d648a0a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57445398@N05/5430664130/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5430047835_f1ba2a15af.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57445398@N05/5430047835/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5430654704_7d06cc5235.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57445398@N05/5430654704/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5430654630_5cd1713730.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57445398@N05/5430654630/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5430654674_5aac4c6567.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57445398@N05/5430654674/)


fillupthesky
02-09-2011, 05:06 AM
congrats girl!!!!

i bet those NSV feel great :) keep going strong!

Dusti
02-09-2011, 05:25 AM
Great job!
I LOVE to lose inches off my waist, it's my favorite spot. :D
Wow biking 30 minutes and walking 3 miles a day? You put me to shame. :o Best wishes.


Nola Celeste
02-09-2011, 05:28 AM
Great job!
I LOVE to lose inches off my waist, it's my favorite spot. :D
Wow biking 30 minutes and walking 3 miles a day? You put me to shame. :o Best wishes.

Haha, no way do I do both every day! I'm just happy I can do either every day, considering where I started. I'm 41, totally sedentary, and used to smoke like a chimney, so even that tame amount of activity is good, considering. :)

And yes, I love to lose off my waist! My butt and boobs can stick around for a while as long as I keep losing at the waist.

thelast20
02-09-2011, 05:52 AM
Keep up the great work! That's an amazing accomplishment.

joyfulloser
02-09-2011, 06:50 AM
- I started off able to bike only 5 minutes; now I do 30 minutes a day
- I can now walk 3 miles a day with ease; I started at half a mile


Isn't this ^^ Wonderful?:D Stick with this and you'll continue to be AMAZED at yourself! GREAT JOB!!!:carrot:

krampus
02-09-2011, 08:00 AM
Looking good! You have such a nice shape and it's hard to believe you were ever able to fill out those pants. :)

saef
02-09-2011, 08:20 AM
Tiny waist, but still big boobs. My dear, you're getting into centerfold territory.

Also, what kind of care do you give your fingernails? They're wonderfully vampy-looking. I am inconsistent with mine. I go through neglectful periods, when they get dark crud under them from washing & cutting up lots of veggies, and I'm thankful if they're just clean, to periods when I'm willing to spend on weekly manicures, just to keep them in a neat shape. It's the final frontier of girlyness that I haven't yet entered.




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sept15lija
02-09-2011, 08:31 AM
Congrats!! I agree, you have a really nice shape!

JenMusic
02-09-2011, 08:43 AM
Awesome! It's SOOOO fun to pull pants away from your body to show the difference (or wait, is that just me? :)).

I wish I had taken more pictures along the way.

Also, nothing wrong with those upper arms, for real. They're not terrible, I promise!

bargoo
02-09-2011, 08:57 AM
Congratulations !

winning the war
02-09-2011, 09:12 AM
I LOVED the "ad" for yourself! Too cute! And, of course, congrats on your victory! Great work!!

DixC Chix
02-09-2011, 09:20 AM
Nice work there, Nola!!! 10% is a great milestone. Its proof you can do it.

I especially like the photo #2 from top. You are twisted a bit and it shows a flat tummy, a waistline and a curvy top and bottom. With all those assets, who's looking at upper arms?

Nails are looking good too. Is that polish from OPI's Barcelona collection?

4xcharm
02-09-2011, 09:32 AM
I especially like the over the head shot. Beautiful curves and skin. Your arms are enviable - really.

pucedaisy
02-09-2011, 11:13 AM
awesome!! and, as others have noticed, you have a gorgeous figure- va va voom!

saef
02-09-2011, 11:41 AM
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littlebumblebee
02-09-2011, 11:52 AM
You look great!

Squishy90
02-09-2011, 12:21 PM
NICE!! :carrot:

amandie
02-09-2011, 12:51 PM
Congrats!! You look great! You and I are about the same height and starting weight with the same goal weight of 150lbs. I just hope I look good as you when I lose 10% of my SW! :)

Nola Celeste
02-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks, ladies, for all the support. It made me tear up a bit to read such kind responses (especially that my upper arms aren't that unsightly). I wanted desperately to Photoshop these, correct all my flaws and do in the computer what I can't do in real life, but being here has given me the courage to show the only unretouched photos of me ever seen. :D

Thanks again for the support, folks. I can't tell you how good it feels to be here. Couldn't have lost the weight without 3FC! :hug:


Also, what kind of care do you give your fingernails? They're wonderfully vampy-looking. I am inconsistent with mine. I go through neglectful periods, when they get dark crud under them from washing & cutting up lots of veggies, and I'm thankful if they're just clean, to periods when I'm willing to spend on weekly manicures, just to keep them in a neat shape. It's the final frontier of girlyness that I haven't yet entered.

Ever since I started eating well, they just won't...stop...growing. At this point, I actually have to trim them back so they don't get too much in the way. I don't get pro manicures, so I've been doing my own. They get no special care, just filing when they get too long and polishing when I'm bored or want to snack. If there's one magic product I own, it's Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat in the cheap-looking red bottle. Lasts forever and protects like a clear coat on a car's paint job.

It sounds weird, but I notice mine actually stay neater when they're long than when they're short; they seem to sort of grow beyond crud somehow. I can't figure out the physics behind why that should be so, but I swear it's true--long nails gather no crud. I garden with these things and they don't accumulate soil.

I took a gratuitous shot of my polish because I got it a week ago and still love it. The manicure's also a week old, so it's a little raggedy now; forgive it, please. It's "Ruby Pumps" from China Glaze:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5432062678_f103fcbb36.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57445398@N05/5432062678/)

therex
02-09-2011, 10:03 PM
you have such an awesome shape to your body, whoa lol.

milmin2043
02-10-2011, 02:47 AM
Nola...you have an absolutely enviable figure! You have pretty skin, pretty hair, and terrific nails.

You are doing great! I also attribute a lot of the reason why I've stuck with this (this time) is due to 3FC. When I feel like I might lose it, I log in here and read and absorb. It has helped me so many times. There is safety and security in numbers I suppose.

Good luck girl! You look wonderful.

oodlesofnoodles
02-11-2011, 12:34 AM
Omg look at you! That skirt is sooo loose! Congrats! :) And I agree, you have a really nice shape....