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BDW Biggest Loser: Season 6 ~ Official Thread ~ FINAL RESULTS POSTED!! (#869)


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#641 KLC77

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    Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:19 PM

    Great job Maria! I'm in on today's challenge. I love the daily challenges.
    ~Kelly

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    #642 Vikki

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      Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:08 PM

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      Originally Posted by Jacilynda
      I'm in on the challenge! Although if I might mention, w/ the fruits and veggies try and have all fresh fruits and veggies if you can! Its much much better for you than anything processed!

      Yup-fresh is always better! And the more colorful the more good stuff they have. If you have trouble eating raw veggies you can steam them (Not in the microwave). It won't hurt the nutritional value but it can be easier on the stomach. Just don't smother them in cheese sauce!

      And YAY Maria! You're kicking some serious tail girl. I'm so glad this is helping keep you motivated.

      #643 estella1007

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        Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:41 PM

        So I'm having trouble getting motivated. I get myself all excited about eating healthy and working out, I lose a few pounds, and then it just stops. I know it's because of my thyroid problems. Here's my dilemma. I can eat WHATEVER I want, and I won't gain any weight, or if I do it takes a very long time to add up to a significant amount. At the other end, I start working out like crazy, and cut calories by at least half and barely lose anything. No Joke. I used to eat absolute crap every day. I have lost 15 pounds in 4 months. Only 10 during this contest. It sounds pretty decent, but you have to take into consideration that most weeks I have had 0 change at all. I lost 5 the first week, then 3, then 2, with weeks in between of 0. I feel like, why should I deprive myself of yummy food, and kick my own ass working out, if I barely get any results. Does anyone have a similar issue? Any secrets that can help me lose this weight?

        #644 starchild

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          Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:45 PM

          Way to go, Maria!

          #645 Vikki

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            Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:51 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by estella1007
            So I'm having trouble getting motivated. I get myself all excited about eating healthy and working out, I lose a few pounds, and then it just stops. I know it's because of my thyroid problems. Here's my dilemma. I can eat WHATEVER I want, and I won't gain any weight, or if I do it takes a very long time to add up to a significant amount. At the other end, I start working out like crazy, and cut calories by at least half and barely lose anything. No Joke. I used to eat absolute crap every day. I have lost 15 pounds in 4 months. Only 10 during this contest. It sounds pretty decent, but you have to take into consideration that most weeks I have had 0 change at all. I lost 5 the first week, then 3, then 2, with weeks in between of 0. I feel like, why should I deprive myself of yummy food, and kick my own ass working out, if I barely get any results. Does anyone have a similar issue? Any secrets that can help me lose this weight?
            I'm sorry you're so frustrated. Just keep in mind the actual number on the scale doesn't always reflect the changes going on in your body. As you workout your body will "lose" body fat but you will also build lean muscle (LM) which is a "gain". There will be times when your LM gain is more than your fat loss. It does suck on the scale though.

            Just keep going and try to find a way to make it a lifestyle you can keep up with instead of something so miserable you feel like you're killing yourself trying to keep up.

            And maybe try tracking your bodyfat. There's a spreadsheet that was posted a while back that gives you a rough estimate of your bodyfat and LM based on measurements and weights. I would recommend trying this on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Include pictures if you like. It won't be 100% accurate but it might help you see some changes that are taking place off the scale such as the number of inches you are losing instead of pounds.

            There's also numerous sites you can find if you google it that will give you directions for at home bodyfat calculations.

            I hope that helps!

            #646 estella1007

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              Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

              Thank you so much Vikki! I just went to one of those sites and did the calculator. My ticker says I'm at 30.5%, but on that site that includes the measurements I'm 27.6%. A little more motivating. I'm trying to remain positive but it's so tough to see no change so many times.

              #647 tdmitchell

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                Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:03 PM

                Congrats Maria!

                #648 Prettyhazardous

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                  Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:42 PM

                  Congrats Maria

                  #649 *JillD*

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                    Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:19 PM

                    Oh girls, I completely fell off the wagon this week!! And to top it off the battery in my scale died and it's a weird watch type battery, so of course I didn't have one in the house and haven't made it out to by a new one yet.

                    So I couldn't even weigh in and see how bad I really was!!!

                    I just went to the grocery store tonight and picked up lots of fruit and veggies, so I'm back on the train and hopefully I didn't do too much damage to myself this past week

                    #650 Vikki

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                      Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:28 PM

                      Challenge today? I'm out of ideas.




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