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 Post subject: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:39 pm 
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This was the only full length shot of the before. That was the weight I was on any given week. I started the exercise in mid July and eating small, frequent meals. So 5.5 months and more to go! The white pants look good in real life, but not too flattering here. And no make up. Oh well. I'll post the after photos in a few months. 42 years old in 12 days! (shh ;-)

5' 3/4" Size 14-16 to size 3/4. Neato!

By the way, I added the design to the shirt, it's not really on there in real life. It reads: As long as there's slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields. - Tolstoy. And "Eat in Peace" with a fork, knife, and spoon. A best seller at redbubble.com

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Was 168 - 172 or so (May 2008). Middle 129 lbs (January 2009). Current (right) 117lbs June 2009.

Still got work on my lower body, but it's coming along! About a year to go on that for the muscle I want. No more weight loss, just building muscle (so weight gain!!). Maintaining for 2-3 months.


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Excellent work. How do you feel now? It's always great to see someone get fit - stick with it, and keep us posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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that is just incredible. isnt looking great addictive? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Wow!

Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Thanks!

I feel really fantastic! So much energy. I've increased the weight lifting pounds from 8 to start to 15 per arm and will get more free weights as I soon as I pass the 12-15 reps. I can also push ups and run and bike and just feel a thousand times better. It is addictive! Still, I have more to go, but it's natural now and I like to sweat. My creativity has improved too.

I'm really only eating loads of tofu, beans, and veggies, and lavish bread (I found a 11 carb, 10 fiber, 8 protein kind). Oh yeah, and natural peanut butter. I live for that stuff! Super green food mixed with Silk yogurt and since the main reason I was fat before was because of the vegan baking and treats, I'm now making things with Stevia with low turbindo (my tofu pudding is divine, you don't even know it's low carb/sugar).


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Awesome progress

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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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You go girl! Great job :)


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Great progress! Keep it up! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:07 pm 
Awesome progress! I also eat mostly soy, beans, lentils, veggies, nuts and seeds - works pretty damn well, I can say. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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YOU LOOK GREAT!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Thanks everyone! Vegans are the warmest and kindest folks!

I also do facial exercises, and I must say they take years off your face. You have to use resistance, and hold the end of the different muscle groups and contract. My eye lids, cheeks, and jawline have responded. Just like the other muscles in your body, better construct to hang the skin on. I think the proboitics(sp) in the super green food also helps skin elasticity.

At some point I'll make a video on the facial exercises and post.


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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dropSoul wrote:
Thanks everyone! Vegans are the warmest and kindest folks!

I also do facial exercises, and I must say they take years off your face. You have to use resistance, and hold the end of the different muscle groups and contract. My eye lids, cheeks, and jawline have responded. Just like the other muscles in your body, better construct to hang the skin on. I think the proboitics(sp) in the super green food also helps skin elasticity.

At some point I'll make a video on the facial exercises and post.


I've never heard of that before, I'd be interested to read more

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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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I got this program (first link), but modified some things and found lots free on youtube and online, but some are really useless. The ones that allow for resistance, anchoring the end of the muscle and then contracting them work the best. I'm working on my cheeks now (both my rear and face ha!).

http://www.cynthiarowland.com/before_after_fm.php

I also am SERIOUSLY thinking about this one:
http://www.flexeffect.com/beforeafter.htm
scroll down and see the before and after. Really excellent.

My mother, 63, has had good results on her saggy chin.

http://www.flexeffect.com/debpic.htm
I've been reading a lot about this program. She, unfortunately, doesn't offer free ones on her site.


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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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Dropsoul, you went through an *amazing* transformation! Congratulations! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Before and During Photos
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wow, you look fantastic! great work

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