After a long break, I've started taking "progress pictures" again. It's a little bit difficult, emotionally. In part because, the more I work, the more critical I get of my progress. And also the ways that my body is fighting me get all my attention. FerEx, my abs are not "flat", but the "stick out" of it is not flab at all. And I still am aware of the softness around my lower back. It makes it really hard for me to remember to notice the improved definition in my upper back and in my quads, and the removal the flab on my thighs.