Friday, June 3, 2011

Progress Photos...

Before we did my leg workout, today was Measure/Picture day. 4-Week Progress Report. 
[deep breath].


After last week's awesome weight/bodyfat drop (3 lbs and 2%), this week was miniscule. Ounces lost, and .2 body fat% lost. Tab assures me that's ok this far out. To stay in a healthy mind-place, I'll trust her :-)  Here are the measurements...


April 8, 2011 May 6, 2011 TODAY - June 3, 2011
Chest: 34.75"
Thigh: 20.5"
Hips:  35"
Waist:  27.5"
Arm:  11.75"
Calf:  13.5"
Weight:  123 lb
Chest: 35.25"
Thigh: 21"
Hips: 34.75"
Waist: 27.25"
Arm: 11.5"
Calf: 13.5"
Weight:  124 lb
Chest: 34.5"
Thigh: 21"
Hips: 34.25"
Waist: 27.25"
Arm: 11.5"
Calf: 13.5"
Weight:  122.2 lb


Tab was emphatic that the visual changes are much more drastic than the measurement/weight changes. Particularly in regard to my body fat. Because one of the measurements used to calculate body fat is in the belly, my number will always be higher - at least until I have that tummy tuck. That's where my loose skin and excess fatty deposits left over from my obese-life are, and it skews my results.


To be honest, I never imagined I'd get my belly area as flat as it is right now... so the show aside, I'm really happy with that. I have 12 weeks left until I cross the stage, and Tab reminded me that I still have two major weapons in my arsenal that we haven't used yet... double cardio days and the killer diet change (the uber-sucky one where my calories are REALLY low and my carbs all but disappear). We'll probably pull those out at 6 weeks or so.  Additionally, we can continue to change up my workouts/schedule. She's happy with my diet where it's at (with the added fat and reduced protein we instituted last week).


So... enough stalling. Here's the pictures. [deep breath, just keep breathing, Chelle]. Oh... and be kind... this was 6:30 in the morning - pre-hair & makeup, LOL.
And yes, my toenails are painted neon green :-)


 

Here's a side by side comparison to 4 weeks ago...


4 weeks ago... Today...


Moving on (before I lose my nerve and delete the pics)... Here's today's food...

Contents:
Breakfast -
 Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon plus half cup berries (post-workout). 
Snack:
3 oz grilled chicken, Asian-Pear
Lunch -
3 oz  roasted pork tenderloin, 2 cups steamed cauliflower/broccoli, 4 oz baked sweet potato
Snack -
   3 oz grilled chicken breast & 1 cup steamed green beans. 
Dinner  -   Date Night! Chipotle Steak-Salad bowl. 
Pre-bed Snack
- half a scoop of protein powder mixed with a couple tbsp almond milk into a pudding.


Today's Numbers (click on the picture above to view all the photos and info):
 1439 calories; 41% protein, 35% carb, 24% fat.     33.8 g fiber.  


5 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing results!! I can't believe that's in four weeks. I know your diet and exercise are hardcore, but that's amazing progress :)

    You look fantastic!! Also your haircut is still looking amazing. :)

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  2. Oh yeah baby....I totally see a bodybuilder coming alive!! Stay focused. Stay true to the process. Don't give up! You can do this! Been reading your blog...love your honesty. ((HUGS!))Traweaver :)

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  3. Wow...I'm loving the transformation!! You look fabulous already!! Way to go!! Your abs, back, arms, and legs all look wonderful!!

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  4. For recipe/food variation try turning your cauliflower into mashed cauliflower and maybe try oatmeal/protein pancakes in the morning. They won't be fluffy IHOP pancakes but you feel like you are eating bread to some degree.

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  5. Wow, Chelle, you look fabulous! Look at all your muscle! Lookin' good girl! 12 weeks out, woo hoo!

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