Friday, September 21, 2012

As Promised

The recital pictures!  I've had to do some severe editing so I don't expose anyone on Teh Intarweebs who'd prefer to stay a teensy bit more anonymous.  I also had a picture "done" so when that comes in I'll post it as well.

Still hanging steady at 135/136, and I think I'm going to hang out here for awhile.  I have enough flexibility to not freak about how my pants are fitting, and it's time to stabilize once again.  I do find it hilarious that last year it took me 16 weeks to drop from just over 141 to right at 135, and this year it took a whopping six weeks, if that.  The only thing I can figure is that last year I'd been bouncing around the upper 140's for awhile and hit 150 before I decided to go into weight loss mode, whereas this year I'd been hanging around 138-142 since after my ablation (135-ish prior), thus giving me a lower starting point.  Eh, it's a theory.

Anyway, to the pictures!

Yes, I was texting well-prior to the performance :P  In fairness, I'm posting this one because it's probably the best shot of my hair and eye makeup.  That dressing room was crowded!

Outdoor shot -- my hip scarf is barely visible primarily because it hangs down in back.

Here's another outdoor shot -- do NOT PANIC over my stomach!  It was the pose (which is another reason why I posted the prior picture before this, because, yipes -- could I suck in any further???)

And at last, on stage!  This is definitely a better shot of the hip scarf, too.

We really had a blast performing, and everyone did a marvelous job.  We didn't get to see the professionals and more advanced classes/ individuals/ duets perform at the recital since we were backstage, but we saw their acts at the run-through and they were all fabulous. 

Now I just need to get over this anxiety and do my graduation dance to get into intermediate, because seriously y'all, I can only do this dance so many times before I go stark raving mad.

Have an awesome weekend!


Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Those are beautiful! I'm so impressed because I can't dance at all. It would be embarrassing if I had to dance in public!

Leigh C. said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a lot of fun. The stomach looks fabulous! Nice and flat:)

Lyn said...

Beautiful!!! You look AMAZING! Belly Dancing looks like it's so much fun, too! Someday I hope to have the guts and time to take some classes in my area.

Fabulous pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Thank you ladies! We had a blast :)

The stomach is more due to genetics than any virtue on my part. Also, clothing helps -- most of my stretch marks from pregnancy are confined to below my bellybutton. I have maybe three above it, that radiate out from its circumference. But they're not awful.

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

You look amazing! Congrats on the great recital!

WhisperingWriter said...

Beautiful photos!!

Norma said...

You are a goddess!

Super Earthling said...

You look fabulous, Amanda--those are really wonderful photos! :D