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post #76 of 190
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Originally Posted by courtzzzz69
I weighed myself and I am starting at 170 lbs/size 28-29 jeans- I hope I can get down to about 150lbs

geez how tall are you? I won't be able to get into PD until probably 165.[/quote]

I am 5'3-5'4- it shocks most of my friends cause I weigh 20-30lbs more but they are 2-3 sizes bigger than me
post #77 of 190
yeah, you must have some muscle on you. I mean I think I weigh more than I look, but not that drastic of a difference
post #78 of 190
Thread Starter 
Hello Lovely Ladies!

Well, good news for me I am down about 8lbs. Someone that I havn't seen in a while asked if I have lost wieght (even though it's not much so far) it made me feel really good and she said I am looking fabulous. Just thought I would share my good feelings for when we are feelin down...

Keep up the good work ladies, I am proud of all of you for starting to make some serious lifestyle changes! Keep going!!!! You are all beautiful and fantastic!!!!
post #79 of 190
^^ wow congrats!!!

I've actually been putting weight on lately :-\ I was down to a really good weight but I've been eating some TERRIBLE junk food... so I know i've not been in this w/ you all from the beginning but I'm thinking I wanna start running before class in the mornings. I was thinking just two maybe three days a week. It'll help me lose and keep those few lbs off and i'll just be healthier and in better shape (or i hope) so wish me luck... I just have to stick w/ it!
post #80 of 190
Congrats to everyone!

I'm still stuck, but I've got a new idea and I think it's GREAT! I heard this on another website and I wanted to share.

So, basically, you get a clear jar and for every good day (eating right, running, no sweets, etc) that you have, you add $1 to the jar (or your pocket change, or $5 or whatever). You then find something you want to reward yourself with (non food) and tape a picture to the front of the jar (I really want some dior perfume) OR you could wait until you reach a goal weight and then buy something pretty So anyway, (this sounded harsh to me, maybe you could do like a three-strike system) if you have a bad day, you have to empty out the jar and donate it to charity (or put it in the tip jar at Starbucks, or buy x of those paper things at the grocery store). Point is, you have to give it away. I thought it was awesome! Especially since if you mess up, it's gone!

I was thinking for me:
Amount: $1 a day, $1.50 for a day with exercise
Good day= Eating right, no snacking on crap and my weight goes down
Bad day= Eating takeout, fatty food, a horrible buttery egg bagel, or if my weight goes up
Reward: Dior Miss Cherie Perfume or a cute summer dress
post #81 of 190
I'll be brave and post a pic of my body shape. I was once over 200 pounds but lost 30-40 pounds, depending on the days. My trouble spot is my stomach because I am an apple shape, but also because I ended up with sagging, loose skin that hasn't responded to diet or exercise due to losing a good chunk of weight.

Ohhhhhhhhhh here is a really good lunch/supper for anyone who is at school and has access to a microwave. Get a whole wheat wrap and fill it with fat free refried beans and add like a tbsp of cheese on top and a little bit of tobasco. Just roll it up and you're ready, nuke it for 30-40 seconds. It is so yummy, full of fiber and protein and fairly cheap to make. I also added red pepper strips to eat as a side.




I have been eating really good for the last week. I am eating a ton of small meals in between classes and it has kept me full, energized and away from junk food. I did have a grilled cheese sandwich on ww/low fat cheese and alpha-getti and 2 cookies from a meeting.
post #82 of 190
Thread Starter 
Callire: Great Idea! Let me know how it works after some time...+1

Court: Brave Girl! way to go! you look great! and keep up the good work, sounds like you are really making progress!
post #83 of 190
courtz, truly an inspiration!

ah today I am bummed out. The scale says I gained weight? WTF. I've been eating 1500-1800 cals a day (1800 is a bad day obviously) and running at least ONCE a day (more often than not twice a day). How is this happening?
post #84 of 190
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
courtz, truly an inspiration!

ah today I am bummed out. The scale says I gained weight? WTF. I've been eating 1500-1800 cals a day (1800 is a bad day obviously) and running at least ONCE a day (more often than not twice a day). How is this happening?
Hmm... Maybe you're gaining muscle mass? Also, make sure you weigh yourself correctly. Do it first thing in the morning after you go to the bathroom (before your shower too) and before you eat anything. That's what I do anyway Chin up!
post #85 of 190
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
oh ya, thanks for the link Sheri!
NP It is a little hard to follow, but I love the way that she used to be overweight and looks like that!!! I love the variations on the exercises too, you can have it so you never do the exact same routine for a month!!


PS, I have lost 14 lbs since beginning of Dec Only 10 more to go!!!!
post #86 of 190
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
courtz, truly an inspiration!

ah today I am bummed out. The scale says I gained weight? WTF. I've been eating 1500-1800 cals a day (1800 is a bad day obviously) and running at least ONCE a day (more often than not twice a day). How is this happening?
What times are you eating and what calories are coming from fat, carbs ect

The times you eat can almost be as important as what you eat, If your eating high glycemic index carbs late at night ( anything white and processed, bread for example), thats your problem
post #87 of 190
^ I eat regular meals, but smaller portions. I really like salads and tend to eat those often too. I eat when I get up (a yogurt or cereal), my lunches vary a lot..sometimes sushi, sometimes a sandwich, salad or soup. Dinner is something usual but smaller portions. I like to snack on yogurt, pickles, cheese (sometimes not always), miso soup, or a cup of soup.

I've been running because I suck at push ups and have been putting them off, and I broke a rib so I can't use my abs at all right now, which really sucks because usually I do a pilates tape (which I adore) with my running.

I've decided to try not to eat after 7:30 anymore (it's been like 3 days), and I've increased my water intake from last week as well. Yesterday I had a bad day because I was kinda sad, but generally I've been doing really well. I'm just frustrated because this is what I did awhile ago to lose weigh and now it's not working!
post #88 of 190
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
I've decided to try not to eat after 7:30 anymore (it's been like 3 days), and I've increased my water intake from last week as well. Yesterday I had a bad day because I was kinda sad, but generally I've been doing really well. I'm just frustrated because this is what I did awhile ago to lose weigh and now it's not working!
Good call^

On the road to loose weight, you always have to change your methods. The body is a crazy thing, and can adapt within a month or 2 to common workouts. Your lucky your not a guy trying to keep muscle mass, I change my workouts almost daily..

The trick is to keep your body guessing ( and maintain a heart rate that is best for fat burning)

Change up your cardio, try an elliptical machine or a stairmaster, they work phenomenally well at burning fat. Running may build up your endurance, but when it comes to cardio its bottom of the barrel for fat burning.

Mind you its great for the heart
post #89 of 190
I'm doing better, but I now have a problem I've been trying to avoid eating after 7ish, but our study halls start at 7:45 till 9:45 at night. So I can generally finish all my hw and be okay, but then we almost always have snacks in the dorm at late check in (10pm). Sometimes we'll have cookies, or brownies, or crackers, or nachos or some other yummy snack that the duty person brings... And oh my god, we had the MOST AMAZING snack 2 nights ago... it was the best mac and cheese I've had in AGES.

Okay, so any ideas on how to avoid these treats? I could just check in and leave, but then I miss out on all the great food Maybe I should get in the habit of taking some of the snack, bagging it up, and eating it later on?

-- Oh, and I really like the jar thing.. it's silly, but sometimes I'll be like... "Well, I could eat this cookie, but then I wouldn't be able to add another dollar tomorrow!" Yeah.. it's weird, but it helps.
post #90 of 190
^What if you allow yourself a treat once a week or only have one per week that you enjoy the most.
post #91 of 190
Thanks so much Cutup. I actually have a treadmill and an eliptical at home, so I'm going to mix it up.
Unfortunatly i slammed my knee into my car door yesterday so I can't exercise today at all...i'm limping and crap.
Because I just need to vent, I know it's off topic..., but i had the worst day yesterday. I slammed my knee in the door, then when I came home my bunny was so sick. I took him to the vet and it sounded positive like he was going to be ok, then he had a seizure and died. I'm pretty heart broken. To top it off I ended up having a huge allerigic reaction to something at the vet and I broke out into hives and rashes all over my face and body. My eyes are still super swollen and really sore.
So of course I just want to eat away but i avoided it last night when picking up my perscriptions (I put back so much lindt choclate you wouldn't understand). I'm having a hard time not emotionally eating right now, but I'm holding up ok.
I'm also going for xrays to find out whats wrong with my rib so it can be fixed. Hopefully I can start my pilates dvd in the somewhat near future.

Callire I agree with court. Once a week snack could be your 'treat.' or perhaps you could bring a healthy option next time instead? I'm sure your not the only one over eating and over stressing about the late night calories. That's great that the jar is working too! I broke down and bought a purse (my first coach!) which I'm using as motivation and/or a treat for doing well.
post #92 of 190
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
Thanks so much Cutup. I actually have a treadmill and an eliptical at home, so I'm going to mix it up.
Unfortunatly i slammed my knee into my car door yesterday so I can't exercise today at all...i'm limping and crap.
Because I just need to vent, I know it's off topic..., but i had the worst day yesterday. I slammed my knee in the door, then when I came home my bunny was so sick. I took him to the vet and it sounded positive like he was going to be ok, then he had a seizure and died. I'm pretty heart broken. To top it off I ended up having a huge allerigic reaction to something at the vet and I broke out into hives and rashes all over my face and body. My eyes are still super swollen and really sore.
So of course I just want to eat away but i avoided it last night when picking up my perscriptions (I put back so much lindt choclate you wouldn't understand). I'm having a hard time not emotionally eating right now, but I'm holding up ok.
I'm also going for xrays to find out whats wrong with my rib so it can be fixed. Hopefully I can start my pilates dvd in the somewhat near future.

Callire I agree with court. Once a week snack could be your 'treat.' or perhaps you could bring a healthy option next time instead? I'm sure your not the only one over eating and over stressing about the late night calories. That's great that the jar is working too! I broke down and bought a purse (my first coach!) which I'm using as motivation and/or a treat for doing well.
Ouch that sucks

Sorry about the bunny, a rabbit was my first pet when I was a kid,so Im kind of partial to them

Take Bendadryl to help relieve the allergic reaction, ( or any other histamine blocker, but benadryl is the best for reactions) and a cold pack on the face with a few advil should help

Best of luck
post #93 of 190
aw thanks cutup. I'm actually on a couple different meds, I have really bad asthma so when stuff like this happens I have to see a doctor. congrats again
post #94 of 190
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Originally Posted by CUTUP View Post

Change up your cardio, try an elliptical machine or a stairmaster, they work phenomenally well at burning fat. Running may build up your endurance, but when it comes to cardio its bottom of the barrel for fat burning.

Mind you its great for the heart
what!?!?! how is this possible? I would love to know. I can walk forever, but I have been adding minutes of running to my routine. I like the running, because it really gets my heart rate up. I've been aiming for the 150's. But are you saying that if I got to a point where I ran for 30 minutes and kept my heart in the fat burning range it wouldn't really burn that much fat for me?

If I have to mix up the cardio, I'll do it, but I love the challenge of trying ot run more each time I get on the treadmill.
post #95 of 190
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Originally Posted by kenics View Post
what!?!?! how is this possible? I would love to know. I can walk forever, but I have been adding minutes of running to my routine. I like the running, because it really gets my heart rate up. I've been aiming for the 150's. But are you saying that if I got to a point where I ran for 30 minutes and kept my heart in the fat burning range it wouldn't really burn that much fat for me?

If I have to mix up the cardio, I'll do it, but I love the challenge of trying ot run more each time I get on the treadmill.
Not many people run fast enough to keep their heartrate high enough for fat burning. Those that do will still burn fat, but not nearly as fast as if you where on a stairmaster or eliptical

Its not that it doesnt burn fat, its just that there are so many more exercises out there that burn more and are eaiser on your joints/tendons.

And many people think running is the absolute best way to loose fat, so they dont bother exploring other options
post #96 of 190
Thread Starter 
^that's good to know, I love the eliptical.
post #97 of 190
I like to switch up machines sometimes during my 30 minutes of cardio. Am I still burning a decent amount of fat? Sometimes I'll row for 10, eliptical for 20, power walk on an incline etc.
post #98 of 190
1. To tone stomache, thighs and arms, to lose the excess bits on my hips! And to lose a few pounds between 3-7.

2. To look better in my summer bikini, and to feel healthier

3. Lack of time to fit exercise in, I like "fun" exercise like dance or yoga classes but can never fit these in, then the idea of going on my treadmill just bores me, so I don't do anything!

4. I already kinda eat really healthy, I guess I need to cut back on diet coke, the caffeine is terrible for me! I need to start exercising, I weigh 119lbs which doesn't sound alot, but when NONE of it is muscle tone, it doesn't look as good as you'd imagine! I need to attend classes at least 2wice a week and run on my treadmill at least 2wice a week

5. Summer, so I can wear a bikini with pride! So around May/June
post #99 of 190
nice to meet you Sophie I've got issues with drinking too much diet pop too.

so I totally binged fri/sat. Well Friday I ate garbage but I watched my calories so I didn't go over board. Yesterday I ate pure garbage. Total pity party for me. I also decided that since I wasnted hungry for dinner it wasn't necessary to eat before a good hard night of drinking. ugh. note to self: never do that again.
post #100 of 190
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Originally Posted by courtzzzz69 View Post
I like to switch up machines sometimes during my 30 minutes of cardio. Am I still burning a decent amount of fat? Sometimes I'll row for 10, eliptical for 20, power walk on an incline etc.
Switching things up is always the best way to keep your body guessing

Rowing is also a fantastic excersise, although many gyms dont have them anymore ( not as popular as the new machines) Just be sure to keep your intensity up, and you will be fine
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