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Kelly J12252

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 09:29
I am a 37yr young woman, exceedingly frustrated with my lack of progress. Historically I occasionally worked out (maybe 2-3times weekly) and did not watch what I ate at all. I don't believe in diets as they seem to be a "design to fail". Two years ago I weighed 190 LBS (on a good day) and today I am STUCK. I have lost some, credit due to my sobriety, but NO MATTER what I do I cannot break thru the 159LB mark. I have cut my caloric intake in half, and exercise almost everyday from 45-60minutes on my treadmill and strength train 3-4 of those days including but not limited to crunches, leg/butt lifts, push ups, ect... I am frustrated to tears that I am unable to see ANY results. my waist line is the same, my stomach is the same, I would love to go off on a wild tangent with a litany of swearing, but I'll refrain. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I AM DOING WRONG. I have gone from eating whatever to 5 small meals consisting of mostly whole grains, veggies, fruits, TONS of water, ect... I am using an app called Mapmyfitness to log everything-I see my progress in workouts, but wtf is going on that I cant shed my blubber?!?!?!?!

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 13:40
I tried to look at your calendar but you aren't logging the food ... are you taking in too many carbs? how many calories are you at a day/ how much protein are you eating?

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 01:51
Reducing carbs is rather a dirty trick but it really works. And reducing sodium works too. Please try to log your food intake as honest as possible and make sure you're eating enough but a little less. No matter how hard you work out, it's so easy to eat them out. Many people make mistakes of "I eat clean and still gain weight". But unfortunately, losing weight or bodyfat requires you to eat LESS. You never have to be honest with us, but please be honest with yourself. And don't forget to enjoy. Being healthy should make us all happy!
Eat, lift and sleep well!

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 06:10
Go to this site, (I prefer it instead of FS which is high) to get your RDI...

Then log your food into this site as suggested by other posters so we can see what you are eating and give advice based on that.

You should also log in your exercise to see what your balance is between calories in/calories out.

Exercising will get you in shape and build muscle which in turn will help you burn calories but if you're putting the wrong kind of calories into your body or too much , as you say, it's counter productive.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Kelly J12252

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Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 10:44
I think the majority of my troubles came from the desire to see results too quickly (damn that instant gratification reflex!!).. I was SO frstrated at not seeing results within the first 2 weeks.. but I stuck with it and lost 14 LBS total for the month of March. My weight fluctuates now in those few LBS I go from 152-156ish, but I have noticed significant improvement in my stamina in regards to excersize. When I first started I could barely run for more than 30 consecutive minutes and I am now up to 90 minutes! Thank you all for your support!!!
I log my EVERYTHING in mapmyfitness so that's why i didnt also do that here.. but it works amazingly!

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Posted: 12 Apr 2014, 01:36
I stopped eating grains (wheat in particular) in August 2013 and dropped 20 lbs. that month. I have dropped another 20 since then. As strange as this sounds, healthy, dietary fat is your friend. When you stop eating grains (carbs) you have to replace the calories with something or you'll feel starved.

This is how I have been eating since August 2013. It's NOT a vegetarian diet, but try it for a month, and if it doesn't work, go back to your original plan.

No sweets and no (wheat) grains! This WILL be tough for the first couple of days, but you CAN do it, and you'll feel better at the end of the first week.

Eat lots of green veggies (raw or cooked). Have a side of protein with your meals if you want (eggs, fish, beacon, burger, hot dogs, lunch meat, whatever).

If you work out a lot, your going to need more carbs than the vegetables can offer. Sweet potato or white rice is best, but white potato is OK. Eat these carbs after workouts or last meal of the day.

Stick to citrus and berries for your fruit - they have the least amount of sugar. Avocado is good with anything. I mash it up with tuna or sardines instead of mayo. I also snack on pistachios or cashew nuts.

Cook with REAL butter, coconut or olive oil - NO seed oils.

Drink water, tea or coffee. WHOLE milk and FULL fat yogurt or kefir are good if your not allergic.

The protein and fat will keep you full for hours, and in the long run you end up eating less calories per day.

You may have to add salt back into your diet, because your not eating processed foods with this plan - right!?

Good Luck and eat well,
Mark L.

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