Joined February 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
275.0 lb
Lost so far: 35.0 lb

Current Weight
240.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
220.0 lb
Still to go: 20.0 lb
I am a 30 year old physics and math teacher at a new york city public school. I live in Brooklyn. I have been with my boyfriend for the past 4 years. We have lived together in the same apartment for the past 3 years. I am a big yo-yoer but the past year and a half I gradually changed my lifestyle and am in a healthy place. I still have a way to go in terms of controlling what I eat but I love exercise. A big part of that was changing my gym to Equinox which is a 5 minute walk from my apartment. Equinox is a top notch gym and even though I pay 110 a month (thats with a discount) I know I made the right choice.

My exercise routine is 6 days a week with two early morning spin classes, so im at the gym 8 times a week. I start my routine with cardio and then weight lift via stations. I am big into circuit training, meaning I usually workout two muscle groups and my abs a workout. I do three sets of exercises with no breaks inbetween three times. I complete 3 sets of my 3 sets within a workout. It looks like this: day 1 is chest and biceps so Set 1 is bench press, hammer curl and plank. I do the three exercises with no break and then take a short break after the plank and repeat the three exercises again two times. Set 2 chest flys, bar curls, crunches done in the same fashion as set 1. Set 3 push-ups, isolated biceps, leg lifts also done like set 1.

I am pretty happy with my body changes but still have that tire (lower belly fat and love handles). My goal is to lose those at sometime. I understand change is gradual so bring it on!

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Binge eating!
When you gain weight and maintain the weight your body grows accustomed to it. When you lose the weight your body will fight to keep it. I found this peice of information from two sources: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.html?pagewanted=all and HBO's weight of the nation. I am a binge eater. It helped hearing why I sometimes binge. I do a lot of self talk before I eat, similar to the mindful eating post. That usually helps. Also I too have only healthy snacks in the fridge. When I binge now I binge on greek yogurt and fruit.

I love fat secret because it does two things to help me with my binge eating. First, I am accountable to myself by recording every amount of food I eat. If I had a bad day it will stare me in the face. Two, I can see a pattern of what I am eating a lot of. Cheese was the killer for me. As soon as I saw that I binged on cheese and at super time the first thing I did was take cheese off of the shopping list.

nursenana thanks for posting about this because it is something I struggle with too and way to go with the 20 pounds! Also thanks to all the other posters I found your tips and suggestions wonderful. I am buying bodybugg today!
posted 15 Jun 2012, 15:12
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