Challenge Forum: EVERYONE is doing so well!! What problems are we runnning across?

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crystal0782

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Posted: 08 Jun 2009, 11:18
WOW! Let me say, everyone is doing soooo well!

I just wanted to see if we were running across any problems! I just answered a questions for Laughing Lady, and was loving that she is doing soo amazing and needed to see how to UP her calorie intake with still being healthy! We all should take lessons from her!

I did want to see if there were other questions or suggestions I can help with. I am MORE than willing!
"Unless you puke, faint, or die... KEEP GOING!"
-Jillian Michaels
"Shut the #@%$ up! Just do it! Just stop talking and do it!"
-Bob Harper
laughinglady

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Posted: 10 Jun 2009, 01:48
I wanted to thank you for this challenge..it's making more conscience about my daily routine..I really love the support this place gives..so huge Thanks!!!
Cami~Never Give Up~
crystal0782

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Posted: 10 Jun 2009, 15:02
Thanks Lady!!! I'm so happy that I could share what I have learned! Everyone tells me I should teach or train.. LOL
"Unless you puke, faint, or die... KEEP GOING!"
-Jillian Michaels
"Shut the #@%$ up! Just do it! Just stop talking and do it!"
-Bob Harper
laughinglady

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Posted: 10 Jun 2009, 21:41
Ok I had a bigger breakfast which worked great..had the same lunch as yesterday which is very filling..just had dinner and barely consumed 2 ounces of salmon and I a stuffed..my calorie intake was only 500+ but if I am full that's ok huh?I am drinking tons of water!!maybe I should back off on that but I get thirsty walking so much...what do yhu think Crystal??
Cami~Never Give Up~
crystal0782

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Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 11:53
Don't back off on your water. Keep your drinking to at least 6-8 glasses per day. I do recommend eating more calories though. It's ok to only have 500 every once in a while, but your body NEEDS the calories and the carbs to be able to work off the pounds. If you're too full during meal times, have a snack between meals. If you keep your calories too low, your metabolism will slow to burn what you are eating, then if you eat more, you will gain it back a lot quicker.

So... For breakfast... eat your breakfast, and include at least 1 fruit, and 1 cup of milk or juice, even though you had some in your cereal, more is good.

Lunch... Include a salad as an apetizer, or if it is your main course, add beans or corn to it with avocado, or some sort of Monounsaturated fat. this type of fat is GOOD for you, you need this fat in your diet. plus it wont make you too full, and it will add calories to your diet. It's not all about FOOD for calories, but juices, dressings (not creamy, but oily ~ good fats)

Dinner... should be one of your lighter meals since it is later at night. Eat like 1/2 cup of brown rice with your fish. or whole wheat pasta... or again a salad with MUFA (monounsaturated fat).

nacks... Eat NUTS as snacks, as they have a lot of calories, but they are GOOD calories with MUFA. You should try to eat a MUFA in at least 2 of your 3 meals, along with at least 1 snack with MUFA. Eat an orange or bananna between breakfast and lunch, or apple. Try to target 25g of fiber per day. 1,200 - 1,300 calories. your body NEEDS this to be able to burn. Smaller portions more often are ideal to keep your metabolism up.

Hope this helps!!! Wink
"Unless you puke, faint, or die... KEEP GOING!"
-Jillian Michaels
"Shut the #@%$ up! Just do it! Just stop talking and do it!"
-Bob Harper
laughinglady

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Posted: 12 Jun 2009, 00:55
Ok I think I will get some unsalted almonds and sunflower seeds and avacado's tomorrow..I am definately needing some more calories and healthy fats...Part of my 80 pound weight gain was from taking some steroid medications and being on crutches for months..so maybe the that has worn off and that is why the weight is coming off so easliy now..well that and my committed workouts!!!Thanks for all the help..
Cami~Never Give Up~
laughinglady

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Posted: 13 Jun 2009, 13:33
I drank 12 ounces of water yesterday based on an article that says for my weight,activity level.etc I should be drinking 128 a day..it was to much...I was so water logged!!
Cami~Never Give Up~
sparetire54

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Posted: 14 Jun 2009, 11:29
Hey Crystal,
I have been struggling but now I'm back on track! I finally got the book and it is fantastic! I would recommend it to everyone, especially if you want to take charge of your health! I am learning so much about how your digestion impacts your health and well being. I have read a lot on this subject , but having the information, as a reminder, all in one place is great! Everybody keep on keepin' on!!!
Reminder to self......"Food is FUEL not entertainment!"
crystal0782

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Posted: 14 Jun 2009, 12:15
YES!!! Congrats Sparetire! I love the book also, and it is a really good motivater!!
"Unless you puke, faint, or die... KEEP GOING!"
-Jillian Michaels
"Shut the #@%$ up! Just do it! Just stop talking and do it!"
-Bob Harper
laughinglady

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Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 12:06
you do know that was so suppose t say 120 ounces right??lol..I am doing really well with all the water..I think adding the little extra fat and a few more calories was a good move..I feel way better..
Cami~Never Give Up~