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#71 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:46 AM

Oh it's definitely a lifestyle change. Trust me I hear you on that... I am a large advocate for a healthy diet and exercise.  I didn't lose 125lbs using pills or shakes or what have you.... and I didn't lose my weight in 30 days! 

 

But I have yo-yo'd for a long time and I have struggled with my weight since my early 20's and it's more than just saying 'it's a lifestyle'   There is so much more mentally to it than that for those with weight issues!  It's a complete mind game.    I seem to go in extremes from scale nazi to food nazi...  I thought I had found my place, I had maintained my loss for 2 years -- so much better than the 1-2 months I had done in the past - but life got in the way of my little routine I had as a single mom.  I got a boyfriend, then I got engaged and I needed to redefine how it was going to look and I just didn't :(

 

I know I can do it, I have done it before, but I need to figure out this time how to make maintenance work long term.  Losing weight is a whole lot easier than maintaining it, that is forsure.

 

It is good @yycbride2016 that you can spot the fact it is harder to maintain your weight now so you don't end up at 280lbs like I did (mind you 80lbs of that was pregnancy lol)... It's a lot easier to keep in check before it gets out of control.


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#72 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:48 AM

So true! I know losing 13lbs is not the same as your amazing accomplishment of losing 125lbs (Congrats btw thats absolutely amazing). My FI and I always watch extreme weight loss every tuesday and it's so amazing and the fact that these people can maintain their weight loss is amazing. But they also say that on the show that it is the hardest part of weight loss. So true. Our bodies change as we get older and that means we have to learn to adapt and change what we knew worked in the past. I have confidence you can do it and make it work. If you have the support system you can do it! I'm positive! 


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#73 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:49 AM

Ohhhh 13 lbs is amazing too :) and I can say this as I work to get my 20 off. Nothing is an easy feat. So any success is huge!!! I agree I blew thru this the first time, like it was almost too easy! Def the body changes and I'm learning this. But also have to make changes realistic for you. When I first started I think I ate too little. I wish sometimes I could have a do over but I have upped my calories over the years even in weight loss mode.


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#74 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:09 AM

@calgarybride2015

Have you ever looked into the program called 21 day fix? I'm starting to follow the eating plan (not so much the workouts) but the eating plan is actually really easy to follow and teaches you how much you should be eating and to eat a balanced diet. The first week I did it, I was seriously shocked how much food I had to eat. I actually struggled and wouldn't want the food but I dropped weight that week so fast. Might we worth looking it up. Even if you don't want to buy the program you can research the eating plan and find out more about it through google. 


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#75 Meandhim

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:17 AM

@yycbride2016 @calgarybride2015

 

Just before my Vacay home I did the 21 Day fix....my first round I lost 9lbs and 4 inches...I was doing the eating plan (loosely) and the exercises. Since I've come back from my Vacation I have yet to start up again...but I  did give me a healthy eating habit and I managed not to gain while I was away! I had planned to do another  round when I got back but I need to catch up on some wedding things so I could clear my mind!


 
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#76 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

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Awesome, congrats!!!      Is the 21 Day Fix associated with Shakeology?

 

I hate to admit this, but I am really good all week.  I eat the same things so I find that part easy - the diet itself isn't the problem. It's the temptation for beer and snacks! ha!    We love wing nights, we love beer, we love going out and not eating at 'calorie friendly' places!  BACON!  This is my large problem!

 

I have made a commitment to myself to stay on the plan all weekend. If we eat out, we will pick a place like Boston Pizza or Applebee's who has a calorie conscious menu!  And no booze! (which I don't need as my liver is still aching from Vegas)


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#77 Meandhim

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:53 AM

@calgarybride2015

 

It is a with associated with Shakeology...however I didn't get the Shakology....I just got the regular one. Shakology automatically charges your CC for refills and I don't like that. Apparently you lose more and  much faster when using the Shakology along with the 21 day fix. I'm also not a big fan of Protien Shakes...

 

Booze is a big one....luckily (or Unlucky) for me I cant really drink so I don't have that one...but the junk food and eating out is a hard one for me too! love wings, bacon, anything deep fired!mmm...getting hungry now...almost super time here...


 
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#78 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:04 PM

@Meandhim @calgarybride2015

Its a beachbody program and you can use Shakeology or not. I have it, I only like the chocolate one. I wouldn't say it makes a huge difference though. I also use Vega Protein because I struggle to eat enough protein in my diet which isn't good. 

 

I am also a junk food craver. Its such a weakness. For me its chips and Vietnamese food haha. Will power!!!


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#79 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:32 PM

To be honest, I tried shakeology and didn't like the taste. That said, it was a sample from a friend so maybe another flavor I would have liked.  I used to use ViSalus, but as you mentioned @yycbride2016 I don't think they make a big difference.  I love shakes though, so I just use the Body Fortress protein powder from Walmart :)

 

I have never really done any of the 'at home' programs because I have a Goodlife membership - love the Les Mills programs. I give you guys props for doing them.  If I relied on me working out at home I would fail miserably hehehe!!!

 

We bought a juicer after our wedding and haven't used it yet. I am thinking I might, but not like a juicing diet, just a juice once in awhile in replacement of something else.  Do either of you juice?


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#80 Meandhim

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:47 PM

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Me and GoodLife are NOT friends anymore... Long story...but there is s small gym in my building that I use sometimes and I joined the fitness section of the rec Center up the street... My problem is I need a workout partner or a personal trainer... Without the cost of course! Lol

I've never tried juicing before... But I don't think a juicing diet is a good idea either... I do sometimes buy juice usually something with greens in it because I don't get nearly enough green veggies


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