I've slimmed down all around, including through my face and arms which is where I suddenly became conscious of my weight gain. Woohoo! Clothes are fitting more like they used to and I'm not shying away from my tank tops as much (which are kind of a major wardrobe staple with the whole living in Texas thing). Some things are still tighter than I would like, but nothing is prohibitive anymore. I've also very measurably gotten stronger. Nearly all of the weights I use in my routine are doubled from where I started, and I've progressed to the point where I now add a HIIT routine to the end of each weight circuit.
Now the bad news!
The scale still hasn't actually moved. I don't mean just my weight, but my fat percentage too. My trainer and I are baffled because obviously there is visible progress, but the numbers are being more stubborn than a donkey. We've been consistently trying to tweak my diet to encourage the scale to show movement, but so far no dice. I am now on a high protein plan with a refeed day (which is different than a cheat day!) in the middle. Hopefully this will start a new round of progress, and actual scale movement will mean more rapid visible progress.
How are you guys doing with your fitness goals?