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...

Breakfast -
 Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon plus half cup berries (post-workout). 
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.  


  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. :)

  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 your honesty. ((HUGS!))Traweaver :)

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

  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.

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