I met with my trainer today and he did the measurements with the calipers. He also checked my weight and that is now 207 pounds. No need to worry that the weight is getting low, it's still considered overweight even though I'm obviously not!
So the numbers did come down and I do have more muscle! My abs came down 2mm and my chest did as well. My body fat percentage is now 12.2, closer than ever to my goal of 10 percent! Last time he checked, my percentage was at 13.34, so he was really impressed!
He went over my diet and thought I was having too many carbs. As healthy as I eat, he thinks that I should go heavier on the protein and have less carbohydrates. That means that I will avoid things like bread (I've been having a flax quinoa bread from Whole Foods daily). I'll try it for a while and see if it makes a difference with the abs.
He also gave me some new exercises to do that are focusing on heavier weight. It's a lot of work but I'm hoping the results will show if I keep working at it!
Here's some recent pictures of my abs so you can check the progress. As you can see, I have a way to go! The MSM powder I've been using has been fading a lot of the stretch marks but I think a lot of it will tighten once I'm at 10 percent body fat! So I think I'm getting there, even though it takes a lot longer than when I originally lost weight!