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SallyKaPowSallyKaPow Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
People always say take photos instead of weighing yourself and my god those people are right.

Today is the first time I've compared my photos side by side and now I can see it... These days the scales hardly budge at all, but since I started lifting 6 weeks ago, I'm starting to see the physique I was looking for trying to break through.

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  • BrightEyedAgainBrightEyedAgain Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member
    WOW, look at you!!! I can see a LOT of change in those photos. Your mid section and abs are really showing up nicely now, and your legs look thinner with more definition. Way to go!!
  • SallyKaPowSallyKaPow Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    WOW, look at you!!! I can see a LOT of change in those photos. Your mid section and abs are really showing up nicely now, and your legs look thinner with more definition. Way to go!!

    Thank you! I think I'm not alone in feeling like I'm working really hard on my diet and my training and its not making any difference, but it is!

    Maybe, if I keep going for another 6 months, I'll be able to do the buttons up on my shorts.
  • EmBeatieEmBeatie Member Posts: 31 Member Member Posts: 31 Member
    You're the ideal weight for your height, so I'd just buy bigger shorts :)
  • SallyKaPowSallyKaPow Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    EmBeatie wrote: »
    You're the ideal weight for your height, so I'd just buy bigger shorts :)

    Comedy. That's definitely an easier option than what I'm currently doing!

    I'm trying to get down to 17% body fat for vain aesthetic reasons (and ill be able to run faster) so based on my not very accurate scales, I've got around 112lbs of lean mass, so if I can lose around 15lbs of fat (not weight) then I should be approximately there or close enough.

    I'm going to keep tracking my progress with photos though, and I think I'll know when I'm happy with my physique, regardless of what the numbers say.
  • suzij27suzij27 Member Posts: 180 Member Member Posts: 180 Member
    I see a big change. Way to go!

  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,761 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,761 Member
    !!!!! Great work!!!!!
  • leomom72leomom72 Member Posts: 1,799 Member Member Posts: 1,799 Member
    how tall are you ? im 149 lbs, and i dont look like this..you look amazing
    SallyKaPow wrote: »
    People always say take photos instead of weighing yourself and my god those people are right.

    Today is the first time I've compared my photos side by side and now I can see it... These days the scales hardly budge at all, but since I started lifting 6 weeks ago, I'm starting to see the physique I was looking for trying to break through.

    trj7z6p2cti7.png

  • LietchiLietchi Member Posts: 2,733 Member Member Posts: 2,733 Member
    leomom72 wrote: »
    how tall are you ? im 149 lbs, and i dont look like this..you look amazing
    SallyKaPow wrote: »
    People always say take photos instead of weighing yourself and my god those people are right.

    Today is the first time I've compared my photos side by side and now I can see it... These days the scales hardly budge at all, but since I started lifting 6 weeks ago, I'm starting to see the physique I was looking for trying to break through.

    trj7z6p2cti7.png

    Quite discreet, but it says 5ft8 in the pictures :smile:
    edited July 19
  • A_New_CreationA_New_Creation Member Posts: 162 Member Member Posts: 162 Member
    Simply amazing. Great job
  • JessSlayinJessSlayin Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Fantastic progress! Great reminder that the scale # is not the only indicator of progress/success. :)
  • candysashab88candysashab88 Member Posts: 66 Member Member Posts: 66 Member
    woo hoo. Now i would be happy to look like the before. lol
  • SallyKaPowSallyKaPow Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    Lietchi wrote: »
    leomom72 wrote: »
    how tall are you ? im 149 lbs, and i dont look like this..you look amazing
    SallyKaPow wrote: »
    People always say take photos instead of weighing yourself and my god those people are right.

    Today is the first time I've compared my photos side by side and now I can see it... These days the scales hardly budge at all, but since I started lifting 6 weeks ago, I'm starting to see the physique I was looking for trying to break through.

    trj7z6p2cti7.png

    Quite discreet, but it says 5ft8 in the pictures :smile:

    This is where I have to hold my hands up and say that in reality I'm actually 5 foot 7.5 but in my head, I've been 5 foot 8 for 20 years so I'm sticking with it!
  • SallyKaPowSallyKaPow Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    leomom72 wrote: »
    how tall are you ? im 149 lbs, and i dont look like this..you look amazing
    SallyKaPow wrote: »
    People always say take photos instead of weighing yourself and my god those people are right.

    Today is the first time I've compared my photos side by side and now I can see it... These days the scales hardly budge at all, but since I started lifting 6 weeks ago, I'm starting to see the physique I was looking for trying to break through.

    trj7z6p2cti7.png

    I guess it's relative and I know I wasn't overweight when I started. I've just never been happy with my figure and I'm always trying to lose fat and gain muscle. I've never been underweight, but it would be nice to think that there is a point at which I'll stop and say that's enough now.....
  • willboywonderwillboywonder Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    Great job. Yes, there are so many other ways to chart your progress than using a scale. Photos are a wonderful way. Keep it up!
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