Joined July 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
157.0 lb
Lost so far: 0.6 lb

Current Weight
156.4 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
136.0 lb
Still to go: 20.4 lb
I started my weight loss journey in June 2010 by joining a 10 week boot camp. They introduced me to to track my progress, and I lost 10 lbs in 10 weeks, and got into the best shape I've been in since my high school swimming days. I maintained my weight during the winter and spring, but I decided I wanted to reach my goal of under 130 during summer 2011 and joined another bootcamp.

Since ending my membership with the gym, I am in dire need of motivation. I ended my membership, because everything we did in bootcamp, can be done at home. YOU ARE OWN GYM!

Ps- that profile photo is me at 128lbs = GOAL

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  Start Working Out in the Morning
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  20 lbs in 12 weeks
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ended: 18 Jan 12
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3:00 sucks!
I highly recommend the book "you are your own gym" it does a great job explaining how metabilism works. What times are you eating breakfast and lunch? I completely fall apart at 3pm as well because I eat at 7-8am and then lunch at 11:30 (3 hours), then 3 hours passes at it's 3pm, so really, if you follow the logic, you should be eating every 3 hours. That could be the reason you're starved at 3. It is OK to break up your food meals into smaller, more frequent meals. So, try less to think of Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with snacks, and break it into lunch 1 and 2 or something. Also, having veggies to snack on is great because theyre really low cal. So for someone like you with a very little calorie intake, veggies might help.
posted 05 Aug 2011, 11:48
recording water in food diary
Kallau wrote:
If 2 years down the road you look back and wonder what worked and what didn't, if you don't record your water first thing I would notice is that you didn't have enough water. If you end up working with a personal trainer or dietician/nutritionist they will want to know how much water you drink daily. Sure it doesn't make a different to your RDI but water certainly has a lot to do with weight loss.
excactly. I can't tell you how much I look back on my records for ideas. my personal trainer also hounded me to record my water, because he couldnt tell how much i was drinking.
posted 04 Aug 2011, 12:06
Starving yourself for a calorie deficit? Don't - it'll only backfire!
Also, for me, I was doing workouts in the after noon and realized after 5 weeks I wasn't getting the results I was used to. I went back to my AM workouts, and am getting results. If you work out in the AM, you have an energy boost, and if your metabolism is boosted up to 14 hrs after a workout, you're boosting your metabolism during the day, rather than at night (dinner, and sleep). It may not be the same for everyone, but something to consider!
posted 22 Jul 2011, 23:38
Starving yourself for a calorie deficit? Don't - it'll only backfire!
You still need to eat your BMI. What your body needs at rest, for basic functioning. For me, that is around 1400 cals. But then you figure in your activity levels for what you do in a day, and mine is around 1600-1700 for a desk job. If I hit the gym, I can make it up to 2100 cals in excercise, which means, I can eat 1600 AND have a 500 calorie deficit while still getting the calories my body needs without starving myself. If I go over 1600, so what- as long as I keep it below what I expended. When I wasn't going to the gym, or doing extra activity I tried to eat 1200 cals a day, and was gaining weight! This is because if you eat below what your body NEEDS, it will start storing fat instead of burning it.
posted 22 Jul 2011, 23:30
carbohydrate question
Hermiones Mom wrote:
It's a trial and error process, and carb counts need to be customized to the individual and the diet plan that works best for you. I learned a lot by Googling "how many carbs per day" and reading some of the articles. Several of them said that 124 was the minimum needed for a healthy diet. So I decided I would see what happened if I kept my net carbs below 124. I don't always hit that goal, but when I'm consistent about it, I lose weight. I'm also very careful about where I get my carbs from -- mostly, I try to eat my carbs in low glycemic fruits, vegetables, grains, like hulled barley and quinoa, and sprouted grain bread, with an occasional meal of whole grain and flaxseed pasta. I do not eat any potatoes, white bread, cakes, cookies, sugar, etc. on a daily basis, though I do splurge on something at least once a week. And I measure my portions very carefully. At the same time, I keep my dietary cholesterol under pretty tight control, eating lean proteins -- mostly turkey and fish. It sounds a lot more complicated than it's actually turned out to be, once I got the hang of it. Good luck.
. Basically to sum this up- just eat HEALTHY. Don't eat processed foods, try to prepare your meals with basic ingredients. Oh, and if you DO eat bread, eat 100% whole wheat, and pay attention to the listed ingredients. Most that that is advertized as wheat, half the time actually ISN'T. It pays to learn to read labels. If it says enriched whole wheat flour, its NOT wheat at all.
posted 22 Jul 2011, 23:10
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