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#401 Jacilynda

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    Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

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    Congrats! I just ordered that 30 day shred video so I can keep up with you. Looks like you are going to be some serious competition!
    BRING IT!!! J/k I really need the competition! I REALLY want to go back to my amazing body I had when I first met Joe! After i met him i spent more time w/ him than working out and then he just took me to eat at all these great restaurants all the time and i wasn't working out so I started to gain! I weigh less than I did pre-baby but must have had much more muscle cause my thighs weren't this big, my waist was only a tiny bit smaller, and my arms were MUCH smaller!

    I challenge you my dear to 11 more weeks of working out!!!

    #402 estella1007

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      Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:06 PM

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      BRING IT!!! J/k I really need the competition! I REALLY want to go back to my amazing body I had when I first met Joe! After i met him i spent more time w/ him than working out and then he just took me to eat at all these great restaurants all the time and i wasn't working out so I started to gain! I weigh less than I did pre-baby but must have had much more muscle cause my thighs weren't this big, my waist was only a tiny bit smaller, and my arms were MUCH smaller!

      I challenge you my dear to 11 more weeks of working out!!!
      Oh you're on! J/K. I really need the motivation. I also have some post baby weight that needs to go. The sad part is I did so great with not gaining weight while prego. I only gained about 24 lbs total. The prob is that because I was eating everything in sight and barely gaining any weight, I continued eating like that after he was born! Thats what got me to this point. Ugh...why can't chocolate brownie sundaes be calorie free?

      #403 Prettyhazardous

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        Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

        Jacilynda I totally understand you. When I met Brian I had already started putting on weight but with him being a bachelor and not cooking and me living with my parents everytime we were together we were eating out, or ordering in (lol). My grandma kept telling me I was gonna gain gain gain but I didn't listen. Our 2nd winter together he was like Ash why are your sweaters so tight... I'm like umm bc I gained weight since last year... Of course I did nothing ab it and it's been a downward spiral since then. I've never really been "in shape" I was just always small (high metabolism I guess) until my jr yr in college so this whole working out thing is new for me and to be honest I really can't get into it.... I'm trying thou...

        #404 LCBride2007

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          Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:30 PM

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          OH Ann!!! You'll just have to go on extra walk w/ gwen if you have another bleu cheeseburger, or get on that new Wii Board of yours!!!!
          Oh I know! I've been doing the Wii Fit every day so far, but nothing too intense so far. But just did that boxing one and my arms are so tired - and I bet they'll be sore tomorrow!

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          Wow, that's a lot of names on that list! Ann you have your work cut out for you this season.
          I know - lots o' names! That's why it's really important that people include their screen name so I don't have to sift through a list and match up an email address somewhere. Pretty please! lol

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          That's the down fall sometimes with basing your weight loss on the scale alone. Muscle is more denser than fat so it weighs more. Keeping tracking of measurements helps to show that you are losing weight ... if the scale says you heavier, but the measurements are smaller... you lost weight and are gaining muscle.
          I know, I wish we could be more sophisticated with this, but I just don't think it's possible. the good thing is that muscle burns more fat, so if you are gaining muscle it really should result in weight loss as well. and you should notice a change in how your clothes fit - that's actually how i judge my weight/body more than the scale.

          #405 Jacilynda

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            Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:48 PM

            Ashley i think its really rough to get into it. I weight 35lbs more than I do now about 5 years ago and I kind stumbled into working out. I sold my car cause my then BF was going to get me a car under his name and he did, but they didn't let me drive it (bad relationship that lasted way too long) so I had to ride my bike to work at school. I really hated it at first, but then felt sooo good about it. i was a BROKE college student and I broke up w/ him so all I had was my bike to get around. Then I started seeing my body changing and liked it so started working out and fell in love w/ it and looked AMAZING!!! Now I'm just trying to get back into that feeling of loving working out!

            #406 hunnyhun921

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              Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:37 AM

              WOW I didn't know I came in at #1 this week!!! I put on a lot of pounds during those two weeks in between season 5 and 6 so I had to get them off fast!! I have still been doing my wii fit and now I'm using the ab lounge ultra daily. It has been nice weather lately so I take my son out bike riding or we play a little basketball. I'm on a roll!!!!

              #407 KLC77

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                Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:24 PM

                Tips of the Week:

                5 Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
                So what's a dessert-loving health seeker to do? Here are my five favorite ways to cut your sugar consumption without ruining all of your fun:

                1. Portion control. I recently saw a sign in a Denny's window saying, "Remember, an apple a day." The sign was of an apple surrounded by about 2,000 calories of sugar and fat. Our society has gone crazy for "bigger is better." After dinner, your body is not hungry. You don't need 2,000 extra calories. You don't need 200! If you savor a square of chocolate or a tablespoon of Ben & Jerry's slowly, it will curb your cravings without a noticeable effect on your diet.


                2. Don't snack on artificial sweeteners. Gum is probably the worst snack because it creates a stimulus-response action that causes you to crave sweet stuff constantly.


                3. Add some fruit to your sugar or artificial sweetener. Fruit is both sweet and good for you. However, I realize an apple might not be enough all by itself to satiate your sweet tooth. But you can dress up fruit with a very small amount of a "real" dessert and make it pretty darn decadent.


                4. Make sure you have some complex carbs in your diet. This sounds boring, but complex carbs, like whole grains, sweet potatoes, rice, beans, 'n' stuff, all slowly break down into blood sugar. If your blood sugar is steady, you won't crave sugar. You might still habitually crave it, but that's a ton better than a sugar-crash craving, which will likely lead to bingeing.


                5. The protein powder trick. Most protein powders have a small amount of sugar and a touch of artificial sweetener, and are 90 percent protein. If you can find one you like, you might be able to curb your cravings with a high-protein snack. Chalene Johnson, the creator of Turbo JamĀ®, uses chocolate protein powder as a base for pudding, and sprinkles it on cereal. If you get creative, the possibilities may be endless.

                And...

                Test Your Sweetener IQ!
                By Joe Wilkes
                True or False?

                False: Of Equal, Splenda, and Sweet'N Low, Equal is the sweetest. Splenda (sucralose) is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Sweet'N Low (saccharin) is 300 to 500 times sweeter, and Equal (aspartame) trails the pack at 200 times sweeter.


                True: Aspartame turns into formaldehyde in your body. Aspartame breaks down into phenylalanine (which can affect people with phenylketonuria), aspartate, and methanol. Methanol is then broken down further by the liver into formaldehyde and formic acid, both toxic. Fortunately, the toxic effects of methanol and its byproducts are caused by prolonged exposure, and the belief is that the amount of methanol exposure and the length of time that it's in the body make aspartame reasonably harmless in small doses. However, some warn that a cumulative effect of aspartame consumption may exist, which could cause long-term health problems.


                False: Saccharin causes cancer. In the 1970s, studies showed that saccharin caused bladder cancer in lab rats. This led to a warning on all products containing saccharin that the product may cause cancer. Subsequent studies showed that the cancer was caused by biological mechanisms present only in rats, and that no evidence existed that saccharin caused cancer in humans. In 2000, the federal government delisted it as a carcinogen, and products containing saccharin no longer carry the warning.


                True: Sucralose is made from sugar. It's essentially true. It begins as a sugar molecule with its hydrogen-oxygen atom groups replaced with chlorine, which turns it into something else entirely. It's like saying glass is made from sand. It's true, but you probably wouldn't let your kid play in a box full of glass. The makers of Equal, an aspartame product, sued Splenda over its tagline "Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar," claiming that it was false advertising. The case was eventually settled outside of court, with undisclosed settlement conditions.


                False: Stevia is banned in the U.S. Stevia was banned in 1991 from being imported to the U.S. The ban was revoked in 1995 after the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act was enacted. No reason has ever been given for why stevia was banned. Many suspect it was due to political pressure from the artificial sweetener industry. A plant-based sweetener, stevia is currently only available as a supplement, and not recognized as a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration, as it has not been proven to be safe. It hasn't been proven to be unsafe, however, and has been used as a sweetener and additive in other countries such as Japan for years, with no harmful effects reported.
                ~Kelly

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                #408 Vikki

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                  Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:20 PM

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                  Originally Posted by SgtPepperette
                  I think Ill track my measurements to. But to get some weight off my mid section would be fabulous. As long as I keep at it eventually it has to pay off though!
                  I'm doing this also. I have a sneaking suspicion I won't be posting major losses for this but being able to see the measurements helps a ton. I have a great excel sheet that has a place for measurements then uses a basic formula to calculate body fat. I'm updating that weekly as well as inserting weekly bikini pictures (depressing at the moment....) to keep me motivated and help see the difference. Between this week and last even I could tell!

                  If you want a copy of of it - or if anyone does - let me know. I don't know how to upload it here and I'm too lazy to go look for the instructions. Just PM me your email :-)

                  Keep up the work!

                  #409 Jacilynda

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                    Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:28 PM

                    Thanks kelly! I love these tips!

                    #410 Jacilynda

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                      Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:30 PM

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                      Originally Posted by Vikki
                      I'm doing this also. I have a sneaking suspicion I won't be posting major losses for this but being able to see the measurements helps a ton. I have a great excel sheet that has a place for measurements then uses a basic formula to calculate body fat. I'm updating that weekly as well as inserting weekly bikini pictures (depressing at the moment....) to keep me motivated and help see the difference. Between this week and last even I could tell!

                      If you want a copy of of it - or if anyone does - let me know. I don't know how to upload it here and I'm too lazy to go look for the instructions. Just PM me your email :-)

                      Keep up the work!
                      Vikki I love this thing!! I posted it for everyone on page 10 post #397!!!




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