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Originally Posted by Cherazi View Post

 

 

I do exactly the same: lunges with weight. And my heart rate goes off the chart too, which means bye bye calories.

 

I sometimes think about what will happen after the wedding? Will I still be motivated? Or I will end up a fat married lady. LOL.

 

 

 

Cherazi!! after the wedding you have to be even more motivated!! Keeping the new husband will be the hardest task! LOLangel2.gif

 

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Originally Posted by richarsd View Post

 

Lizk23 - I drink a protein shake immediately after my workout...best taken after strength/weight training as it is that type of workout that you're going to need to give your muscles something to repair themselves and tighten. I use Dymatize Elite whey protein isolate. Whey isolate is best as it is high protein, low carb, usually low sugar and should be a "complete" protein (meaning it has all or most of the amino acids to make sure you body can absorb most of the protein). In my opinion, stay away from protein bars...they are really not much better than chocolate bars just with some added protein (and never as much protein as you'd get from a server of powedered protein).

I´m gonna try this protein isolate  and hope it will taste better because the one I have tastes yucky!!! so needless to say I avoid taking it!

 

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LOL. Good point :)

Originally Posted by Nan View Post




Cherazi!! after the wedding you have to be even more motivated!! Keeping the new husband will be the hardest task! LOLangel2.gif

 



 

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Originally Posted by Nan View Post




I´m gonna try this protein isolate  and hope it will taste better because the one I have tastes yucky!!! so needless to say I avoid taking it!

 


 

I love my protein drink, its 30G of protein, 3 G fat and 160 calories.......i think its only like 10 oz.

I get it at Costco..........its just called Kirkland Chocolate Protein Shake.

 

What takes just as good is the Muscle Milk Light Chocolate which is about the same ingredients.....Give that a try, i really like it.

 

It comes ready to drink, no mixing or powders......i drink after my workout......i have it in my gym bag, i dont drink it every day tho....

 

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Hey ladies, I haven't been around for a while, but I thought I'd chime in with my updates.  If any of you remember, I totally busted my ankle back in December and that set me back for quite a bit. It still hurts sometimes, but I'm able to workout on it and am able to push myself without HURTING myself.

 

I'm back on the Jillian 30 Day shred.  Since I'm not doing it every day, I'm trying my best to do 10 days of each level.  I'm halfway through Level 2 and was able to actually get through the whole thing without stopping, so that's very exciting. I'm thinking of getting her new 30 Day Ripped.  Anyone know anything about it?  I'm thinking it's probably harder than the shred, but the same length of workout, which I have no excuse not to fit in.

 

I've got my BD shoot scheduled for 2 1/2 weeks from now and I'm honestly more concerned about that than the wedding itself (my dress has a corset back, so no worries there).  I'm hoping that a lot of photoshop won't be necessary ;)

 

I finally gave in and bought a scale to track progress.  This one tells body fat percentage as well.  I know it's not as exact as the water submersion test, but who has a tank these days??  The trainer at my gym once did the test with the calipers and tested the areas where you test a man, so I got a totally unrealistic result.  Anyway, I was happy to see that I'm only 5lbs away from my goal and bodyfat percentage wise, I'm already supposedly "healthy."

 

BTW, I noticed someone mentioned something about agave syrup.  A friend of mine who is diabetic told me that it's a very bad sweetener for your body because of the fact that all the chemical processes they put it through, your body does not know how to break it down properly.  When she tried it (has to avoid sugar, of course) her levels went totally crazy and she had to take tons of insulin to get things back under control.  There is a lot of marketing money behind it but they're not really telling you the truth about its safety.

 

Congrats on everyone's accomplishments thus far.  And as far as being motivated to keep up after the wedding, I don't know about you all, but I'd like to stay looking good as long as possible until a pregnancy messes it all up (hopefully...)

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Agave sweetener is bad?!/! Sheesh... I don't know what to do... seems like everything is bad for you these days. They said splenda is very bad for you, so I discontinued it. Now I move on to Agave sweetener because it's natural and that's no good either. I heard Dr Oz say that Truvia is the best thing because it's all natural and comes from a plant, so I purchased it yesterday. I'm just waiting to hear that that's no good either!! LOL What to do????

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Yeah, it's totally crazy about agave, I thought it was good too until my diabetic friend burst that bubble. One question for the dieticians on here, why is it that I read everywhere you should never eat less than 1400 or even 1200 calories, but then when I got on a site like dailyplate or loseit! I put in my height, weight, that I am moderately active, my height, and weight, and it's telling me I should only eat about 1000 calories a day to lose 2lbs per week? I'm only 5'2" and weight 120, but I'd like to ideally be 115 by my BD shoot in 2 1/2 weeks. So who do I listen to?

 

 

 

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I know!! Great question!! Dieticians please do tell because I have the same question. fmichelle, You're 5'2 and weigh 120 and you're complaining?!?! LOL sheesh, I'm 5'2 and wished I weighed 120. I'm having a hard time getting to my 135 goal weight.

 

Originally Posted by fmichelle View Post

Yeah, it's totally crazy about agave, I thought it was good too until my diabetic friend burst that bubble. One question for the dieticians on here, why is it that I read everywhere you should never eat less than 1400 or even 1200 calories, but then when I got on a site like dailyplate or loseit! I put in my height, weight, that I am moderately active, my height, and weight, and it's telling me I should only eat about 1000 calories a day to lose 2lbs per week? I'm only 5'2" and weight 120, but I'd like to ideally be 115 by my BD shoot in 2 1/2 weeks. So who do I listen to?

 

 

 



 

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I know!! Great question!! Dieticians please do tell because I have the same question. fmichelle, You're 5'2 and weigh 120 and you're complaining?!?! LOL sheesh, I'm 5'2 and wished I weighed 120. I'm having a hard time getting to my 135 goal weight.

 

 

 

 

Oh, please don't get me wrong, not complaining. It did take me almost two years to get here from 140. I just have never been comfortable in a bikini and I figured this would be the best time to do so. You also probably should know I live in LA, totally messes up your view of what "healthy" is. It becomes completely apparent when I go back to the midwest to visit family how overly critical we are here. But regardless, I am proud of where I'm at, as is my fiancé. He's just very health conscious and always been in shape and would like the same for me. We barely ever eat out, I cook 2-3 meals a day and try to keep things low fat and natural, and as organic as possible (as much as the paycheck will allow, anyway) My downfall is baking, which although I'm always cutting calories and fat by substituting apple sauce or yogurt for butter and using half the sugar suggested, it's my favorite stress reliever...and we all know how stressful planning a wedding can be ;-) (even if it is a DW)

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Diamond girl i am the same as you i am 5'1 1/2 and weigh 135 pounds my goal is to get to 125-130 i was 148 when i started!!  The last 10 days i have really started to see a change!  Good luck and keep it up.  I have 4 weeks to go until we leave!
 

Originally Posted by DiamondGirl View Post

I know!! Great question!! Dieticians please do tell because I have the same question. fmichelle, You're 5'2 and weigh 120 and you're complaining?!?! LOL sheesh, I'm 5'2 and wished I weighed 120. I'm having a hard time getting to my 135 goal weight.

 



 



 

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