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#51 Tulumbride2013

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    Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

    I get tropical smoothie... And they make them with Splenda. But I love coffee too, I get the cold stone creamer. Bangin!! Insanity is cool. I got mine on Craigslist cheap. It's definetly a commitment, 6 days a week, almost 45 minutes of mostly cardio exercises. My fiances coworker did it with his wife and lost like 14 pounds the first month. He also got a heart rate monitor and cal counter, he was burning 9000 calories in that 45 minutes! I'm sure it varies from person to person though. He told me to stick with it cause even though he lost 14 pounds, his wife only lost 3. It's sooo much harder for women!

    #52 ChocoTaco7568

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      Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

      Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

       lol.. Ice cream.. Yummmy.. I've been addicted to McDonalds Caramel Mocha Coffee's... What can I replace it with??? :o(  I feel like I'm torturing my body with all the sugar. :o(

      how do you like Insanity?... :o) Me and a Co-worker of mine are thinking about getting it.

      Do it, I have a love hate relationship with this series of DVDs.  It make all the other workout DVDs I've tried seem like a total joke in comparison. Justin and I completed the series a couple of weeks ago and now we incorporate alot of the moves into our weight/strength training regimen.  We're thinking about doing the whole series again at the start of the new year as a morning workout oncve we build up our strength and endurance a bit more.



      #53 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:41 AM

        Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

         He told me to stick with it cause even though he lost 14 pounds, his wife only lost 3. It's sooo much harder for women!

        Dont get too obsessed with the scale, it can be your worse nightmare.  Granted it's a good general gauge, it doesn't account for muscle mass which is very important to factor in. Pay more attention to your loss in inches and how your clothing fits. She's probably gaining lean muscle mass as she's burning fat which is awesome!



        #54 Tulumbride2013

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          Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:47 AM

          I agree!! I'm 5 1" and 120 pounds, granted I had a baby who left my with thunder thighs, I'm not in need of losing a ton of weight. I'd like to lose five to ten, and more importantly just tone up!! I want to be back in my bikini!

          #55 ChocoTaco7568

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            Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:03 AM

            Tulumbride - keep up with it and you'll definitely get the results your looking for and have your bikini bod back in no time!



            #56 AllieH

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            Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:22 AM

            I'm doing the low carb thing as well, but am 6 weeks out from our wedding day. I hopped on the scale the other day and was surprised to see I'm down 13lbs. Consider how big I am (size 22!), 13 doesn't seem like much, but for me it was a happy surprise. I can only lose about 7 more before it'll greatly impact my dress, so I'm pretty happy with where I am overall. And considering I'm not really working out..just changing my eating habits, wow. Don't worry..after the wedding I'm planning on a gym routine to keep the lbs coming off.

             

            I am a coffee addict like you wouldn't believe. Starbucks is my poison. I have a make at home recipe for an ice coffee that is about 100 calories. Way, way better than the 400+ from Starbucks iced coffee or the McD's versions.

             

            4oz brewed coffee (I have a keurig, and it makes it soo easy to brew a strong small amount)

            1-2 tsp flavored non-dairy creamer (if you can get the sugar free kind, it's even less calories!)

            3-4oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

            ice

             

            I use my Starbucks iced drink tumbler with the lines to measure out the liquid before adding ice, and it is super easy. I'm sure you could toss it all into a blender and make a frappaccino version.

             

            Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

             lol.. Ice cream.. Yummmy.. I've been addicted to McDonalds Caramel Mocha Coffee's... What can I replace it with??? :o(  I feel like I'm torturing my body with all the sugar. :o(

            how do you like Insanity?... :o) Me and a Co-worker of mine are thinking about getting it.


             

            Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

            Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

            El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

            AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


            #57 ChocoTaco7568

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              Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:33 AM

              Originally Posted by AllieH 

              I'm doing the low carb thing as well, but am 6 weeks out from our wedding day. I hopped on the scale the other day and was surprised to see I'm down 13lbs. Consider how big I am (size 22!), 13 doesn't seem like much, but for me it was a happy surprise. I can only lose about 7 more before it'll greatly impact my dress, so I'm pretty happy with where I am overall. And considering I'm not really working out..just changing my eating habits, wow. Don't worry..after the wedding I'm planning on a gym routine to keep the lbs coming off.

               

              Kudos Allie! Don't diminish your efforts, loosing 13lbs is impressive no matter what your starting point was.  I can't believe your wedding is on 6 weeks away, how exciting.



              #58 MissBubbles205

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                Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

                Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

                I get tropical smoothie... And they make them with Splenda. But I love coffee too, I get the cold stone creamer. Bangin!!
                Insanity is cool. I got mine on Craigslist cheap. It's definetly a commitment, 6 days a week, almost 45 minutes of mostly cardio exercises. My fiances coworker did it with his wife and lost like 14 pounds the first month. He also got a heart rate monitor and cal counter, he was burning 9000 calories in that 45 minutes! I'm sure it varies from person to person though. He told me to stick with it cause even though he lost 14 pounds, his wife only lost 3. It's sooo much harder for women!

                 Ugh.. guys always seem to have things easier!..  I really want to try insanity, but working all day and going to night classes 2 days a week, I don't have enough days in the week to commit to the 6. :o( but maybe 3/4 days of insanity is better than what I'm doing now. :o)

                 

                Thanks, I'll check out the smoothies :o)



                #59 MissBubbles205

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                  Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

                  Originally Posted by AllieH 

                  I'm doing the low carb thing as well, but am 6 weeks out from our wedding day. I hopped on the scale the other day and was surprised to see I'm down 13lbs. Consider how big I am (size 22!), 13 doesn't seem like much, but for me it was a happy surprise. I can only lose about 7 more before it'll greatly impact my dress, so I'm pretty happy with where I am overall. And considering I'm not really working out..just changing my eating habits, wow. Don't worry..after the wedding I'm planning on a gym routine to keep the lbs coming off.

                   

                  I am a coffee addict like you wouldn't believe. Starbucks is my poison. I have a make at home recipe for an ice coffee that is about 100 calories. Way, way better than the 400+ from Starbucks iced coffee or the McD's versions.

                   

                  4oz brewed coffee (I have a keurig, and it makes it soo easy to brew a strong small amount)

                  1-2 tsp flavored non-dairy creamer (if you can get the sugar free kind, it's even less calories!)

                  3-4oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

                  ice

                   

                  I use my Starbucks iced drink tumbler with the lines to measure out the liquid before adding ice, and it is super easy. I'm sure you could toss it all into a blender and make a frappaccino version.

                   

                   13 pounds is awesome though!!! :o)

                   

                  Ahh.. That sounds sooooo yummy!! I'll def have to try it!  Writing it down now. :o) Thanks!



                  #60 AllieH

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                  Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

                  thanks ladies!! I appreciate the encouragement and support.

                   

                  I love this fake-out iced coffee recipe - I use it with peppermint mocha creamer, and a caramel creamer and both are delish. I do it with a french vanilla flavor at work, and that works too. So I really think you can swap it out with your favorite flavors.

                   

                  and as for the guys..YES. those rats. my FI keeps saying "I'm only 5 lbs from my goal" and "I'm only 2 lbs from my beach weight". I want to smack him sometimes.

                   

                  another random: did you guys know that pork rinds are zero carbs? a good crunchy treat. my FI discovered this one - one of my favorite quotes from my New-York-City-boy "I need to go to the gas station for pork rinds and beer". I've been calling him a redneck ever since....

                  Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

                   13 pounds is awesome though!!! :o)

                   

                  Ahh.. That sounds sooooo yummy!! I'll def have to try it!  Writing it down now. :o) Thanks!

                   

                  Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

                   Ugh.. guys always seem to have things easier!..  I really want to try insanity, but working all day and going to night classes 2 days a week, I don't have enough days in the week to commit to the 6. :o( but maybe 3/4 days of insanity is better than what I'm doing now. :o)

                   

                  Thanks, I'll check out the smoothies :o)

                   

                  Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

                  Kudos Allie! Don't diminish your efforts, loosing 13lbs is impressive no matter what your starting point was.  I can't believe your wedding is on 6 weeks away, how exciting.


                   

                  Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

                  Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

                  El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

                  AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome





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