Joined January 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
154.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.8 lb

Current Weight
157.8 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 22.8 lb

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ended: 04 Apr 11
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The_Fit_Club's Cookbook

cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
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What are some of your embarassing/emotional/eye opening reasons for loosing weight?
It started when I was watching a video. An overweight girl walked into view. My initial reaction was that I felt sorry for her. Turns out that girl was me LOL.

The final straw was when I accidentally knocked my 2 year old over face first into a snow bank because I didn't realize how large my backside had become.
posted 28 Apr 2013, 17:50
Anyone eat before a workout?
I'm a trainer. I run "bootcamps". That trainer had no business giving you glucose unless you had indicated a pre-existing health condition (usually diabetes or pre-diabetes) AND you exhibited outward symptoms of low blood sugar.

Vomiting can be a result of low blood sugar but for some people the lactic acid created during the workout has the same effect.

Yes, you absolutely should eat prior to intense exercise and any sort of resistance training, or long duration low intensity exercise (cardio).

That said, it can be hard to get the food in that early. When exercising less than 2 hours before a meal I recommend at minimum fruit or no sugar added fruit juice and a serving of dairy - yogurt, cottage cheese, even just milk. You want to keep this meal low fat because fat (and fiber) will slow digestion. The point of eating is to fuel your workout. If you slow digestion that energy won't be available.

So, at the very least fruit or juice to get your blood sugar up with NATURAL low GI sugars. Probably the best thing would be a small protein powder or yogurt smoothie with fruit. Liquids tend to digest faster than solids.

Resistance exercise will lower blood sugar. Due to the higher than normal insulin spike you get when blood sugar goes from low (overnight "fast" & exercise induced) to high (after a meal) hormonally speaking you set yourself up to be a fat storing machine at your next meal. This is just one of the reasons it's a good idea to eat before exercise. LOL and to eat breakfast everyday for that matter!

When you get down to the last 10lbs or so you can consider doing low to moderate intensity exercise on an empty stomach. For now, as long as your in a caloric deficit, fasted exercise isn't going to make a difference on the scale. Fasted or not, the first several minutes of cardiovascular exercise will be fueled primarily by stored carbohydrate - aka blood sugar. If there's not enough you'll burn muscle for fuel before fat burn kicks in. Less muscle means you burn less calories at rest AND during exercise.
posted 25 Mar 2011, 07:22
What are some of your embarassing/emotional/eye opening reasons for loosing weight?
The ex and I owned a fast food franchise. While watching a surveillance video I saw this overweight girl walk by. My gut reaction was that I felt sorry for her. Turns out, that girl was me. I didn't even recognize myself!

Shortly after that I accidentally knocked my 3 yr old over face first into a snow bank with my bigger than I realized backside! Wink
posted 25 Mar 2011, 02:41
Question about exercise and calories burned
hmmm, if you are walking 11 miles over the course of 6 the six hours you are on your feet, that would be a speed of 1.8 mph - so call it 2mph for 5.5 hours maybe? I'm not sure how accurate that would be however!
posted 23 Mar 2011, 20:11
Gaining weight! Ugh!
The scale is the last thing I look to for measuring results. Resistance training can cause water retention, especially when you're new to it - and so will a high sodium diet. Water is heavy!!! If you are female then you likely have the hormonal water to deal with as well - any where from 2-7lb water weight fluctuation is considered normal.

I looked at one day of your food journal - most of what you ate that day was high sodium packaged/processed foods. Work towards replacing those with whole foods. LOL things like cheesecake for breakfast are not the healthiest of choices Wink

The RDI for sodium for healthy adults is something around 2300mg. If you have high blood pressure it should be lower - generally around 1800 but consult your physician/RD if this is the case.

Also your fiber is waaaay too low (not that it would effect the scale). I agree with what others have said - unbalanced diet and too few calories (probably). I like the calculator at link on side of page to "Daily Calorie Needs". Age, height, gender and activity level all factor into what you target calories should be.
posted 19 Mar 2011, 08:34
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