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Progress report (with pics)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The after party for the latest 10-week session at my gym was today. In each session, one person from the crop of new students and one person from the current students win the prize for most transformed during the last 10 weeks. For the new students there's a $1000 prize. For the rest of us, it's mostly bragging rights and primo parking.

I had high hopes this time around, but didn't win. emoticon Oh well, I'm still really happy with my results, though. I've come a long way since I started on 10/9/10: 65 pounds and Lord knows how much body fat. My gym uses the electronic body fat readers, so they're not the most accurate. Anyway, I really regret that I didn't let them take "before" pics of me until my third 10-week session, but here's my stats from back then:

Weight: 226 pounds
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 46 inches
Bicep: 15.5 inches
Thigh: 29.75 inches
Hips: 51 inches
Pushups: 30 (knees)
Situps: 14

Here's the progress from this most recent 10 weeks:

12/31/11 3/15/12
Weight: 176 pounds Weight: 161
Chest: 37 inches Chest: 34 inches
Waist: 35 inches Waist: 33 inches
Arm: 12.25 inches Arm: 11 inches
Thigh: 24 inches Thigh: 22.25
Hips: 41 inches Hips: 39.25
Pushups: 80 (toes) Pushups: 66 (toes)
Situps: 36 Situps: 42
Total weight lost: 15 pounds Total inches lost: 9.75

Here's my progress from the oldest picture I have (3/26/11):

03/26/11 03/15/12
Weight: 207 pounds Weight: 161
Chest: 42.25 inches Chest: 34 inches
Waist: 41 inches Waist: 33 inches
Arm: 15 inches Arm: 11 inches
Thigh: 27.5 inches Thigh: 22.25
Hips: 47 inches Hips: 39.25
Pushups: 62 (knees) Pushups: 66 (toes)
Situps: 25 Situps: 42
Total weight lost: 46 pounds Total inches lost: 33.25

Total weight lost since 10/9/10: 65 pounds
Total inches lost since 10/9/10: 45.75

Not too shabby!


Here's what I wore to the after party today that I felt super-cute in (blouse is a clearance rack find, pants were free hand-me-downs from step-mom):

Now for the treats! Here's some pics of the desserts I made for the party:
Red Velvet S'mores Cupcakes

Lemon squares

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Brownies (which DH rendered unfit for serving, but a win for him since they stayed home):

I realize now I forgot to get a picture of the frosted banana cookies, but trust me, they were awesome. I always get recipe requests for them!

One more picture, just for fun. This is another clearance rack find that I felt super-cute in earlier this week:

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    I do believe I have spotted a smile on somebody's face!!!!
    Amazing figures in this blog.... numbers and otherwise.
    And amazing looking goodies too..... making me drool here. There are some lucky recipients of some good looking (and I bet good tasting) goodies. You are a good person.
    And I'm so very proud of all that you are accomplishing Ally.... really awesome stuff here.
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    2254 days ago
    You are looking super fantastic! Oh, and the food looks delicious!
    2254 days ago
    Yay so proud of you! You are making such good progress. I hope you are very proud of yourself, too.
    2254 days ago
    You also look so freakin cute in that blouse!
    2254 days ago
    You are so AMAZING!!!! The progress is astounding. To see how your body has transformed is just fantastic. You are such an inspiration and motivation to us all. Thanks so much for sharing your progress with us. These are my very favorite kind of blogs to read. You are undeniable proof that we can change our bodies and our lives for the greater good. Woohoo!
    2254 days ago
  • TIFFY0906
    Wow!!! Looking at "Smoking Hot Mama" in that bikini - what great progress you've made and you look way smaller than 161. Like the clearance rack finds.
    2254 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/17/2012 11:57:37 PM
    You look amazing!
    2255 days ago
    You look AWESOME! Great progress! I never want to wear a bikini - EVER. No matter how good I look. I have too much extra skin around my hips due to having three kids that I am really uncomfortable even trying on a bikini. You look great though!
    2255 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    You've made amazing progress!! emoticon

    Love the clearance rack finds. I'm never lucky enough to find cute stuff on clearance.

    The treats look yummy. The banana cookies sound interesting!
    2255 days ago
    Wow, that is amazing! And look at you rocking the bikini! You go, I can't wait until I can post some before and after pics. People say I already look like a different person. Ha, I love it while you are loosing weight people say "wow you are looking good" But those weren't the comments on the way up. I know they are just acknowleding our hard work, but sometimes I want to say, I have always been beautiful silly!

    Way to go!
    2255 days ago
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