30 pounds in the last 6 weeks, no excersize!

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jamieeex

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Posted: 27 Aug 2010, 23:42
without even a half hour of excersize.

now, im about to go on a rant, and i apologize..

the key is to eat enough protein to support your lean body mass ( your muscles and bones ). without a ridiculous amount of fat, and reasonable carbs.

your muscles burn calories (your RMR - resting metobalic rate ) .. yo-yo dieters eat nothing but salads and low protein foods and are hungry a lot of the time, then go back to the way they were eating, and because they have lost a lot of their muscle doing this, theyre not able to burn the same amount of calories, so usually gain back more than they lost.

i will say in the last 6 weeks ive went to an all you can eat chinese buffet, twice. chilis a few times and well.. probably havent eaten the best i could.


if i tell myself 'i'll never eat this again', its a diet, not a lifestyle change.

dont start again monday, dont binge because 'youve already messed up today'.

if you focus on being healthy, the weight will fall off. dont be so obsessed with the weight loss.

i understand that my profile says im using herbalife, and i am. because its healthy. but i use it more for the nutritional supplements.

DONT DO ANYTHING YOU CANT DO FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, OR YOUR JUST GONNA GAIN IT BACK.
...i think thats why i dont excersize (; i hate it. haha
jamieeex

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Posted: 27 Aug 2010, 23:58
i know youre probably saying, who wants to take tips from someone whos still 50 pounds overweight?

haha my boyfriend lost 180 pounds in 6months doing what im doing.. just focusing on health. he teaches weight loss programs in 11 park districts in the area and i hear the same things over and over again.

end of rant.
karbear45

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 10:09
DONT DO ANYTHING YOU CANT DO FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, OR YOUR JUST GONNA GAIN IT BACK.

I agree with you on that point, that's why I struggle with Atkins. I do think you should work in some excercise, even it's just walking around the block, then two blocks, etc. You can walk indoors, you can walk outdoors. There's just too many scientific studies telling the benefits of excercise to ignore. Who knows, it might help you lose even more, especially the closer you get to your goal weight.

And if you take that walk with your BF, it's a chance to grow closer, doing something together, someone to talk to along the way, things like that. - Another way to enjoy each other. (a side benefit & possibly motivation).
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Canajun

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 11:01
I think if your ultimate goal is a number on the scale, then great, but as Kar pointed out, the benefits of exercise cannot be ignored.

I don't want to be 125lbs (ha! not that I'll ever reach that) and have no tone at all. I don't want to worry about panting after going up five flights of stairs. I want my body to be as healthy as it can be, no matter what my weight is.

And for that, I need to exercise. Losing weight without exercise is definitely possible, but achieving optimal health without exercise isn't.

Congrats on your fantastic loss, btw!


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rjenkins27

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 11:15
I agree 100%. If what we do to lose weight is not sustainable, it's not sustainable. How's that for and obvious observation.

I would also concur that for general health, exercise is a very good thing, even in small doses. The health benefits of a healthier cardio-vascular system, increased stamina, etc. cannot be underestimated. Also, it has the side benefit of improved appearance depending on what exercises are being done.

Exercise is not my favorite thing. I view it as a prescription for what ails me.



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Hoser

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 11:58
Wow, 180 pounds in six months? That's a pound a day nonstop.

Your profile says 20 pounds in eight weeks. Why the discrepancy?
keithd112

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 12:44
Just a quick question. Are you measuring body fat as you loose weight?
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jamieeex

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 13:06
I love all your guys' input.!

The discrepancy is due to finding fat secret when I was already down 10 pounds.

I also own a shapescan machine.. its a 1000 dollar machine that will measure your lean body mass and tell you your rmr, we have about 3 of them because its what we do, travel the northwest suburbs helping people lose weight and achieve their goals without losing muscle while doing it.

And you're absolutely right! Anything could he considered excersize, not traveling the parking lot for 10 minutes trying to find the closest parking spot, just moving, not asking the kids to get you everything. So in that sense, I have excersized, short walks with my boyfriend. Nothing strenuous, though.

And yes, he lost a ton of weight very fast because he had cholesterol of 800 and was told he was now diabetic, he's now off all medication so it brings me back to just focusing on health opposed to being so obsessed with the scale! It works!
jamieeex

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 13:07
I love all your guys' input.!

The discrepancy is due to finding fat secret when I was already down 10 pounds.

I also own a shapescan machine.. its a 1000 dollar machine that will measure your lean body mass and tell you your rmr, we have about 3 of them because its what we do, travel the northwest suburbs helping people lose weight and achieve their goals without losing muscle while doing it.

And you're absolutely right! Anything could he considered excersize, not traveling the parking lot for 10 minutes trying to find the closest parking spot, just moving, not asking the kids to get you everything. So in that sense, I have excersized, short walks with my boyfriend. Nothing strenuous, though.

And yes, he lost a ton of weight very fast because he had cholesterol of 800 and was told he was now diabetic, he's now off all medication so it brings me back to just focusing on health opposed to being so obsessed with the scale! It works!
1EffJef

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 13:29
I am essentially doing the same thing - lost 35 lbs in 2 months. But I hit the wall - the dreaded "plateau". I now MUST exercise, as my caloric intake is around 1000, and I can't see going below that.
I have heard you can "fool" your body into raising your metabolism by switching your daily calorie intake up and down, but maintaining a weekly intake. I dunno, I am afraid to mess up my low cal diet. I have more energy, never am bloated, and I am pleased with myself that I can keep it up.
Let me know if you hit that plateau - maybe we can figure something out!
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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 14:02
Awesome results! Keep up the great work!
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rjenkins27

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 14:26
1EffJef wrote:
I am essentially doing the same thing - lost 35 lbs in 2 months. But I hit the wall - the dreaded "plateau". I now MUST exercise, as my caloric intake is around 1000, and I can't see going below that.
I have heard you can "fool" your body into raising your metabolism by switching your daily calorie intake up and down, but maintaining a weekly intake. I dunno, I am afraid to mess up my low cal diet. I have more energy, never am bloated, and I am pleased with myself that I can keep it up.
Let me know if you hit that plateau - maybe we can figure something out!


I started about the same weight as you. My plan consisted of 2000 calories per day split between 4 meals. I think I averaged between 1800 and 2000 calories per day.

I combined this with 4 hours of exercise per week. I seldom hit my exercise goal, but I would say I averaged 3 hours per week.

My results speak for themselves. I am not bragging, just trying to illustrate that there are ways to achieve your goals that don't involve what could be considered a VLCD (very low calorie diet).

I don't think I ever "plateaued". I leveled off around my goal weight. I have stopped counting calories and currently consume between 2000-2500 per day in order to not only maintain my weight, but continue to lose at a slower pace.

Throughout this entire process my energy level has soared and I have never felt bloated.

If you are open to trying something different, my experience is not made up.

The conventional wisdom is that VLCD's harm the metabolism to the point where weight loss, or maintaining weight loss requires so few calories that overall health suffers.
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jamieeex

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 14:59
My food log is definitely not 100% accurate. I do not count calories..9 calories in a gram of fat and 4 in crabs and protein. I eat around 1400 a day knowing I need 145 grams of protein, 137 carbs and 20 grams of fat. Along with supplements because if we ate all the nutrition our body needed daily.. we'd all be overweight.
jamieeex

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 15:00
1EffJef wrote:
I am essentially doing the same thing - lost 35 lbs in 2 months. But I hit the wall - the dreaded "plateau". I now MUST exercise, as my caloric intake is around 1000, and I can't see going below that.
I have heard you can "fool" your body into raising your metabolism by switching your daily calorie intake up and down, but maintaining a weekly intake. I dunno, I am afraid to mess up my low cal diet. I have more energy, never am bloated, and I am pleased with myself that I can keep it up.
Let me know if you hit that plateau - maybe we can figure something out!


Seeing as of course you're male, I'm pretty sure at 1000 cals per day you're losing a lot of muscle, def message me, ill be happy to help in more extensive detail!
karbear45

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Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 22:23
rjenkins - I like that: Exercise is not my favorite thing. I view it as a prescription for what ails me.

Maybe if I start to think of it as prescription, I'll be able to stick with it myself. I think I'll go write the script now. (worth a shot anyway).
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Emily...

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Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 08:00
hi, i am amaze by the amount of weight you lost. I am 232lbs, 5'6", 48-45-51...my current goal is to at least lose 30lbs in 2-3 mos. I am not a fan of exercise, though...and I am amaze you did lose without exercise at all! can you at least advise me on how you did it so I can try? thanks.
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sherilyn70

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Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 14:08
Anyone can lose weight withut exercise... it happens all of the time. I lost 40+ pounds with none at all in just 3 months. I also lost 75 pounds many years ago with no excercise ever.

Excercise is good for you and will tone you up, but is not a requirement for weight loss.
erin74kr

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Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 14:33
Surprised so many people hate exercise. The feeling I get after a good workout is like bliss. Now, that I know about it, I would never want to not experience that.
keithd112

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Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 16:06
erin74kr wrote:
Surprised so many people hate exercise. The feeling I get after a good workout is like bliss. Now, that I know about it, I would never want to not experience that.


Same thoughts here. Theres mental and physical benefits when a person exercises, with absolutely no down side. Plus the feeling of accomplishment with the post workout pump. I guess to each their own.
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sherilyn70

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Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 16:15
erin74kr wrote:
Surprised so many people hate exercise. The feeling I get after a good workout is like bliss. Now, that I know about it, I would never want to not experience that.


I don't think it's about how it does or doesn't make them feel. I think it's about the fact that there are other things we'd rather spend our time doing instead of it. Going to the gym and working out cuts out 1 1/2 hours of my day that I used to have for other things.



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