| Originally Posted by chprfan |
yeah right I saw those pictures of you swim suit you have nothing to worry about!! I think we all love food!!
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:21 PM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:23 PM
I worked out with my trainer this morning and he kicked my butt. He made me run around the building a few times. Ugh! Oh well, no pain no gain!
Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:24 PM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:26 PM
| Originally Posted by DanielleNDerek |
I'm so ready to start. I have a baby shower to go to this weekend, i'm afraid i will pig out. Any tips to keep me from pigging out?
Posted 07 May 2008 - 03:12 PM
I gained 0.4 this past week (2 weeks of gaining in a row), so I want to get my butt back in gear.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:09 PM
lucy - i'm bringing veggies and veggie dip, i'll load up on that. Shhh don't tell anyone, but i'm going to use all low fat sour creams and cheeses for the dips i'm making. I have to be there early so i'm going to make sure i eat a decent breakfast.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:32 PM
Here are some of my random tips:
1. When I first started working out, I didn't lift weights. I just focused on cardio. I know that lifting weights will tone and make you fit better in your clothes, but I didn't want to see little drop on the scale and get discouraged so for the first 4 weeks I only did cardio (about 45 minutes to an hour) and then the last 4 weeks I did cardio (half an hour) and weights. This worked out well for me.
2. If you binge one day don't give up. Just put it aside, let the day go and wake up the next morning ready to start all over again. If you let the binging upset you, you are more likely to give up the next day as well. So just look at each day as a new day.
3. Don't give up stuff you love or you'll just end up wanting to eat it more. Just find ways to make healthier choices. For example, I love ice cream. Instead of giving it up, I eat Klondike 100 calorie low-fat, no added sugar ice cream. It taste the same as regular ice cream and I get to feed my craving w/o loading up on calories.
4. If you love junk food (chips, cookies, etc) then try buying the 100 calorie pack snacks. They have a huge selection now (Doritos, cheetos, goldfish, oreo cookies, muffins, cupcakes, etc). They come pre-packaged so you know exactly how much you are putting into your mouth. Allow yourself one of these snacks a day so you don't feel deprived.
5. A thing I learned to do early on was to buy only enough food for the week. For example, if you buy ice cream don't buy 4 boxes b/c if it sits in your freezer you are more likely to binge and eat 2 boxes. Only buy enough for the week so that you can tell yourself that if you eat two ice cream bars today you won't get to have one tomorrow.
6. Along those same lines, don't go food shopping and not buy snacks, convincing yourself that if you don't have it in your house, you won't eat it. What happens is that your fine for a couple of hours/days and then your body gets a craving and since you didn't buy any snacks you end up binging on your significant other's food or your child's food. Its better to make healthy, smart choices so that if you do get a craving, you will have something healthy to eat.
7. Plan ahead. If you plan ahead what your going to eat the next day, you will be more likely to stick with it than if you just randomly decide on the spur of the moment. If you walk up to your fridge and tell yourself that you'll make grilled chicken but then you see the Domino's take-out menu you will be more likely to go for the Pizza. This also goes along with eating out. Look up menus online ahead of time so you can make a healthy decision before getting there.
8. Be realistic about your expectations. If you tell yourself that you should have a body like Heidi Klum's at the end of this challenge, then you are already setting yourself up for failure. Don't get me wrong you should set goals for yourself, but make them realistic. What I did was set up mini-goals for myself. For example one of my goals was to get out of double digit size clothing. That would mean that I could go from let's say a 10 to an 8 instead of telling myself that I should go from a 12 to a size 2. The more realistic you are, the better you will feel about yourself when you accomplish each goal.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:33 PM
First off, you're all very welcome! I actually have a lot of fun watching everyone support eachother, and seeing everyone meet their goals. Once I had my little spreadsheet created, it's as simple as plugging in the numbers you all send me each week.
I've updated the first post with the current list of participants - there are 25 so far! That's huge ... and the jackpot is $375! That list is based off of who I've received money from so far. I know a few of you have said there is a check in the mail - no problem, I will add you to the list when I get the check. But be sure to send me your weigh-ins TODAY if you haven't already! I've also had a couple people try to pay on PayPal via credit card - I don't accept those, sorry! So I've had to deny a couple - and I've let you know via PM. Hopefully you can find another method of payment!
I've had a few last minute requests to join ... ABSOLUTLEY! But you do need to get me your weight (w/a picture) today. Honestly, it's more important to me that I get the weigh-ins on time so that everyone starts from the exact same point in time. As long as I receive the payment soon (within the week, let's say) I think we're ok to add a few more people. The way I look at it - if I don't have the payment by the end of the competition, you can't win!
So with that said, the list could grow by a few more people by the end of the week.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
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