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Thanks!! I agree... I'll be happy with 8-10. 
 

Originally Posted by sxcT View Post

Great job on the weight loss so far!!  Just don't get stuck on a particular number.  Its a good goal but don't get too focused on it because 8 or 10 might do the trick - especially if you are gaining muscle.  Muscle weighs more than fat so if you lost more weight you might be losing the hard earned muscle you just gained.  And as you know muscle burns more cals so you'd want to hold on to that. 

Keep up the good work and its always great to hear other woman succeeding!!  pinkie.gif
 



 



 

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Thanks for writing this! I dropped a bit and now I'm stuck and ready to give up! You just reminded me that consistency pays off in the end! I'm at 158 now... I'm determined to get into the 140's!
 

Originally Posted by DiamondGirl View Post

I'm back! I started healthy eating and exercising 6 days a week for 1 hour a day, back in February. Parties, giving in to binging and tirelessly exercising without the scale budging made me want to give up. BUT... I didn't! I stopped the binging however, would allow myself one cheat meal a week and stepped up my cardio.

 

Today, I'm down to 149lbs, from 157lbs. It doesn't seem like a whole lot but I can definitely see and feel the difference. I look a lot slimmer than what I weight and that's because I gained muscle, which will burn fat and makes you look leaner and toned. My clothes fit so much better. I've also tried on all of my dresses since I have weddings, bridal showers etc... lined up and my dresses fit and look Fabulous!!

 

My friends and family have all noticed that I've lost weight and all comment about how great I look. I mentioned how I'd like to lose another 12 lbs and one of my friends stated I should stay where I am because I look great and then I'd look too skinny. Well.... I disagree. LOL I'm happy that I'm finally seeing results and I'm looking forward to losing 12 lbs more. 

 

With that said... DON'T GIVE UP LADIES!! You will get there! Slow and steady weight loss is not only the healthier way but you will maintain for the long run :)



 

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This will seem like an extremely obvious piece of advice but I find myself not realizing it at times. Although I buy fruit & veggies every time I go to the store, I don't always eat them. What has helped change my ways is actually taking cherries, carrots, celery, etc out of their bags, cutting them up and putting them in a fun dish that is really visible in the fridge. It's surprising how much a difference this makes when the "effort" that has to go into actually cutting celery/carrots, etc. is already done for you. When things are presented nicely, it's also a bigger draw to want to snack on them. I find that in my household that consists of my husband, me and our 2 mini dachshunds, everyone eats more fruit & veggies when it's in more of a "party presentation" :) Hope that (kind of obvious, but easily forgotten) tip helps!

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I found myself in the same situation such as yourself and was disappointed in myself. But you have to stick to it and DON'T GIVE UP! All of that hard work already put in.... you can't just throw in the towel. Stick to it and you will get there. I will also say that I constantly remind myself not to binge whenever I see ice cream (my FAV) or any unhealthy items that may be in front me. After a hardcore workout and sweating it out.... I'm not going to sabotage that for ice cream etc.... because then i'm just going backwards instead of forward and have to work much harder to burn off those empty calories. I would prefer to indulge on my 1 cheat meal on the weekend, which is so worth the wait :) 
 

Originally Posted by RyGuysBride View Post


Thanks for writing this! I dropped a bit and now I'm stuck and ready to give up! You just reminded me that consistency pays off in the end! I'm at 158 now... I'm determined to get into the 140's!
 



 



 

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I agree. That is why I cut up my fruit and veggies and put them in individual containers which makes it much easier to just grab and go.
 

Originally Posted by bondgirl0072010 View Post

This will seem like an extremely obvious piece of advice but I find myself not realizing it at times. Although I buy fruit & veggies every time I go to the store, I don't always eat them. What has helped change my ways is actually taking cherries, carrots, celery, etc out of their bags, cutting them up and putting them in a fun dish that is really visible in the fridge. It's surprising how much a difference this makes when the "effort" that has to go into actually cutting celery/carrots, etc. is already done for you. When things are presented nicely, it's also a bigger draw to want to snack on them. I find that in my household that consists of my husband, me and our 2 mini dachshunds, everyone eats more fruit & veggies when it's in more of a "party presentation" :) Hope that (kind of obvious, but easily forgotten) tip helps!



 

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For 2 weeks, I have to cut the following....

-cow dairy (only goats milk allowed, soy-no sugar added)

-All grains/potatoes including sweet potatoes

-caffeine

-alcohol

Basically, I am only allowed to have fruits/veggies/protein sources are almond butter or other nuts - just no peanuts/fish/chicken/turkey - can't have oranges/tangerines/melon

With this, I am taking certain suppliments

-Probiotic-for estrogen balance

-Fishoils-weight loss, skin moisture, hormonal balance and cravings

-A hormonal blend of suppliments-Liver support, hormone balance

-A Digestive blend of suppliments-Blood sugar balance, metabolism, healthy body composition

-Magenesium/Calcium - to calm nervous system, for energy and craving control as well as to help with sleep

-Relora

*(I didn't know what it was until seeing the Naturopathic Dr....here is a bio on it.

Relora is an exciting new natural anti-anxiety/stress relief ingredient to control stress-related eating and drinking that has the added value of being non-sedating with potential anti-depressant properties. In central nervous system receptor binding assays, the plant extracts in Relora bind to several important targets associated with anxiety. It does not bind to the benzodiazepine receptors that would cause sedation, yet has the relaxing qualities of the benzodiazepine class of drugs in a validated anxiolytic animal model. In addition, it normalizes hormone levels associated with stress-induced obesity and eating/drinking behavior.

 

After the 2 weeks, I need to incorporate things back in slowly (ie. dairy day one - then off the rest of the week to see how my body reacts)

Things I have been told to avoid as much as I can (even after detox etc.)

-Any diet beverages (its the aspartame, apparently reeks havoc on your hormonal health)

-Sugar (obvious)

-Alcohol

-Your white breads/rices etc.

 

 

I started on Monday and am feeling good.  I have more energy already.  I will keep you posted on how it goes!

:)

 

Congrats on all your hard work, keep it up!!!!!!!!   It will all be worth it in the end!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by lovepea View Post

Well, I am doing it the "old-fashioned" way.  Making sure I don't eat too many calories, drink tons of water and trying to fit in at least 30 minute workout every day.  I did really good for 3 months, then kind of stalled/got distracted.  I am trying to stay motivated and I find it hard. 

 

What type of cleanse do you do to balance your hormones?  Sounds very interesting. 



 

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I'm back and rocked the dress...all the work paid off once I saw how I looked in the pictures. Only gained 4 lbs over the 13 day trip. Taking this weekend off and then it's back to working out

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Nice work choeft201!!!! Its so nice to see hard work paying off. I definitely gained more than a few pounds on our 14 day all inclusive trip!! I went a little crazy! But like you, it's time for me to get back to work!!

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I highly recommend Bikram Yoga.  I lost 10 pounds and 2 inches of the hips in the last month AND I feel good.  The humidity and heat is getting me prepared for the tropical heat.  Can't wait!

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