Long-overdue selfies

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello fabulous Sparkfriends! Yes, that means you!

I've been putting off taking a new round of selfies and finally got around to it today. Exposure! Vulnerability! Ack! Here I am, complete with pesky thigh problem that never seems to want to budge, but in general feeling fitter than I have ever felt before. I was going to say 'since high school,' but I don't think I was this cardio-valscularly fit even then.

So here are some images from during and after this morning's workout. ** Apologies for the sad photo quality -- I am using a cracked old iPhone 3 that was donated to me by my daughter's best friend, after a bird pooped on my Blackberry and killed it dead.**

I am down 15 lbs. in total, and although I have not kept up with my goal of taking regular body measurements, I can tell from the way my clothes fit that a few key things have happened: my abs have trimmed right down, my waist has reappeared, my calves are smaller and more defined, and my upper body is lean and mean.

If someone would like to share their miracle tip for getting rid of the last residue of a nearly lifelong saddlebag problem, let me know. We will make a gazillion dollars and I and millions of other people will be very happy. At least until we find something else to complain about. :-)

Overall, I'm feeling good. And here's the BEST part of all (said while knocking on wood): I have not been seriously sick with a cold ALL WINTER long and into this so-called Spring. I've had some asthma, but nothing in the way of a lasting or even very noticeable chest cold. This is HUGE!!!



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    WOW I think you look awesome ..... I'd trade places !! Keep it up !!

    2570 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423281
    I think you look amazing!
    2572 days ago
    You look great!!! All your hard work is paying off!

    A bird pooped on your Blackberry!?!?! Crazy! and gross!
    2572 days ago
  • JANET552
    You look awesome!!!
    2574 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5465013
    You look great! I think everyone has bulges they would prefer not to have except supermodels! Even they probably do, since so much is airbrushed out of photos. Focus on the positives, and keep doing what you are doing, since it is clearly working for you!
    2575 days ago
  • EJB2801
    Gotta comment on what you label "saddlebags:" I really think that I've noticed the same shape on the leader of my walking fitness DVD, but I didn't consider hers to be saddlebags whatsoever. I think you are likely to be harder on yourself than you would be if that were someone else's photo. You really are looking great!

    Anyway, I think we who consider ourselves saddlebagged need to do an intense propaganda program to convince the world that this shape is the truly beautiful and highly desired shape for all females. Only problem is that while we could make an awful lot of ladies happy, we likely would not make the much coveted (at least in my case!) gazillion dollars - unless maybe we could sell designer clothing expressly intended to show off those particular curves. With enough cunning, we could convince people lacking saddlebags to enhance the appearance of that area with exclusive prints to create the optical illusion of said trait. Now that is dreaming!
    2575 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Looking good. Keep up the great work!!
    2575 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    You look amazing! In fact just the way I want to look when I finally get back down there.
    2575 days ago
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