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Talk about a success story...WOW!

 

I promise you that I just got my butt up from my desk and grabed a Slim-Fast Optima drink to have for my dinner!

 

OK but I need more info about the brand of Protien Oatmeal or Bar you buy. What is the specific brand and where do you get it? And what multi-vitiman is concidered "good?"

 

I have been doing really good on the exercise part since thanksgiving but the food hasn't been so terrific. I know that I have a little more that 3 months to go so it is now or never time for me....how much do you ladies think is a reasonable about to loose between now and 07/07/07? I want to set a realistic goal! Advice please....

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Mishi, first of all congratulations on losing so much weight! That is a great accomplishment! Second, thank you for sharing your weight loss secrets, I have been trying to get myself on track and I do good for a few weeks and then fall off the wagon. I did get up early everyday this week and do exercise videos, but I didn't eat very well. It seems like I either eat well and no exercise, or I exercise and eat crappy, what is wrong with me!

 

I would love to lose 50 pounds by the wedding, but would be happy with 30!

 

We'll help keep you motivated, check in with us every time you want to eat something bad, and we'll talk you out of it!

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I am one of those people that can eat the same thing everyday for months and be ok with it... so I do that for breakfast and dinner almost everyday. I love the Quaker Oats Oatmeal Bars... Brown Sugar is my favorite but the Oatmeal Raisen and Banana bread are both good too. Slimfast has some great Protein Bars as well, but the Oatmeal ones are so filling, I can go forever without getting hungry again. Quaker Oats also has a new Protein Oatmeal out that is really really good and it is high in Protein so I do that on the weekends when I have more time to sit down and eat.

As far as the water, let me just tell you if you told me a year ago I would only be drinking water, I would have laughed in your face. But, after about two months of forcing myself, I swear I refuse to drink anything else. I have gotten a Sobe, which used to be my favorite, one time and couldn't get through half of it. Just force it in the beginning and you will feel a million times better. I hated water with a passion, thats my biggest break thru.

 

As for the vitamin, just make sure it is specifically for women and is a full multi vitamin. Look for evidence that it is getting into your system (urine turning bright yellow) because only about 30% of vitamins work because their casings are so thick it doesn't dissolve in time for the vitamins to relase before your body flushes them. I use Optimum Nutrition- Opti-Women. They are very inexpensive and I have noticed a huge difference in the way I feel.

 

I hope this helps. Although I am not where I want to be, I feel great and I know that even though it won't be before the wedding, I will reach my goal.

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I just noticed you asked about a reasonable goal weight... they say 2-3 pounds a week is healthy but doing 4-5 is not unreasonable as long as you do it healthy. A lot of the weightloss centers want you to stick to 2-3 because it keeps you in the program longer. I would set a 3 pound a week goal, so that when you do venture off a few days you are not hard on yourself, it happens. So, if you have roughly 3 months, or 12 weeks... it would not be hard for you to lose 30 pounds or so. If you are planning on working out and toning up, I would set that goal at 20 pounds and concentrate on building some muscle too. Once you decide that feeling and looking good is a better result than the feeling you get from that hamburger, it really is mind over matter. Everytime I get hungry and want a cheeseburger, I think, I can eat a shake and it will suck for 5 minutes, but in the end a "feeling full" result is what I am after. Either one of these will give me that.

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Mishi, its so great to hear how you've lost weight, you're getting me more motivated! Hearing about you losing 70 pounds is such motivation for me!

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Mishi - you are my new inspiration! I would love to lose 15 - 18 lbs before my december wedding. I'm going to start only water as a beverage in July (maybe).

 

I went to the gym yesterday for about 2 hrs and my ass is SO SORE from weights. I'm going tomorrow to lift/stepmachine.

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Thank you guys for all the congrats and trust me if I can do it, anyone can do it.

 

Oh, omg and one more thing I learned about a month ago that I would have loved to have known: you are probably working out too hard. Your body has a target heart rate in which it burns fat. You can find yours by doing a google search and is by weight, height and age. It is usually between 140-150, mine is 150. Anywhoo, if you go above that your body will not burn fat. It thinks because you are over exerting yourself that it is in survival mode and starts to conserve energy... and what is the number one thing that uses energy, burning fat! So, a lot of the time when you are running or really working out hard, your heart rate will be so high you aren't burning fat, it is only working on your stamina. I wear a heart rate monitor at all times now (most machines have somewhere to hold or a band to put on) and try to stay right at 150, and literally sometimes I have to walk slow on the lowest level. Doing it this way makes it very easy to go for the minimum of 20 minutes a day too. Knowing this months ago, there is no telling where my results would be and I would have saved a lot of breaths. Just wanted to share.

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I can say YES YES YES I have been working out…losing…and what not….Bridal Bootcamp was brutal at first but now my body is less sore than before…it works though and it is really fun SURPRISINGLY! …everyone there is so nice…I am doing it again for the month of April..

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Mishi, congratulations on the weight loss..You can loose the 20 or so pounds before your wedding. You know you can...you just have to bust as*. Step it into high gear. I've had to double my workout routine so that I'm in great shape for some HOT pictures for my FI.

 

I'm waking up every morning and running for 30 minutes then doing weight training. One day upper and the next lower. For lunch I eat something at my desk, something light. I go power walking downtown for my lunch hour. Then when I get off I've been doing abs and any extra things that need to be done.

 

We can all do it, just need to motiviate each other.

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I worked out to cindy this morning, oh my gosh I forgot how many damn lunges are in that program. I'm so sore right now and usually I'm not sore until the next day, so something tells me I'm going to be on hurtin' unit tomorrow.

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