Monday, April 16, 2007

2007 Get In Shape Results!


2007before&after
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
I am sitting here thinking I am a bit crazy for posting my picture since I am not done losing weight, but I figured: what the hell. It shows how far I have come on my journey so far.

Tonight they announced the results of my "Get in Shape" contest. It was a great night for my team as we took second place out of 17 teams competing. I was also blessed to win second place in my category, while my teammate Kerry won some serious cash by winning his category. We walked out of the gym happy campers.

The stats were like this: I lost 28 pounds and 7% body fat. I lost five and a half inches off my waist and five inches off my hips. I also lost an inch and a half off my thighs. I am really happy about this!

The bad part is the seriously cheesy grin on my face in the after picture, but we all have our crosses to bear. Hahaha! I am hoping to lose 20 to 30 more pounds by the end of July. Next Monday my teammate and I are going to start the second cycle of our contest, which is called "Stay In Shape". We are going to take advantage of our momentum and keep weight lifting together. I am really thrilled about this!

It feels good to see results and know that I am doing the right thing by spending so much time in the gym. It also makes me feel better about eating so judiciously. Special thanks to Laura for her inspiration!

10 comments:

P'La Jarvinen said...

You go Girl!!
Definitely a noticeable difference you can be proud of my friend.
Keep up the excellent work!!
=)

Heidi Meeley said...

Thank you! I appreciate it! It is so funny to not realize how much my body changed until I saw the photos.

Now if I can just keep going...

Take care!

Mark Engblom said...

Great job, Heidi! I have to not only commend your weight loss, but also your bravery to share your photos with us.

Keep up the great work!

Swinebread said...

Great Job! I can't wait until you start wearing that Supergirl outfit! ;)

Bahlactus said...

This is big league, Heidi! Great work. It is not bad to post your progress! Be good!

Chris said...

Congrats, and I echo the comment about you having the courage to post photos!

Well done, Heidi!

Lisa said...

Bravo Heidi!!! There's a noticable difference - and the smile is great, it says, "Look at how much better I look!" It takes guts to post the picture, and guts to work that hard. GREAT JOB!! I'm totally jealous!

Heidi Meeley said...

Thank you so much for all the kind words! It has been a lot of work, but I am so glad I have been working out so hard. It was incredible to see the difference that a balanced diet and exercise could make.

Now if I could just get over being sick and go lose the rest of the weight!!

Thank you again for your support and great comments. It makes me feel so good!

Carl said...

Sheesh, after a few days of wrestling with my blogger account (making me get a Google one, bleaaah) hopefully I can finally post here again. I thought you looked great Heidi, should do some cosplay as Wonder Woman, Power Girl or Big Barda, I think you could definitely pull them off. Great job!

Heidi Meeley said...

Carl, thank you! I actually was talking to Jim about having a costume for next year's Emerald City show and raising money for HERO Initiative by posing for pictures for a couple of dollars a pop. Hopefully I can keep losing weight. I definitely like those ideas though. I was thinking maybe Huntress as well. I can't decide!