Joined March 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
135.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
132.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 2.0 lb
I'm 31, married, no kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, work alot - no different than many folks.

I have a desk job which has changed my body shape significantly (used to be in retail and then in the military). I'm 5'7" and the weight that looks best on my body is about 120-125. My goal is 120. I want back in all of my clothes...

I have a decent diet (pretty much no red meat, mostly good carbs, fruit for snacks (real, not canned); and try to keep my sweet tooth under control (that's the hardest part for me). Also I really only drink water or green tea.

I'm training for a 10k, so I'm running about 10 miles a week. Used to HATE running, but now that I'm past the stage of being 'unable' to run, I find it quite enjoyable and motivational. I also found the BEST workout EVER. Physique 57. It is so addictive, and very effective. I'd lost the inches where I needed it when doing this workout...but then I inexplicably stopped and got lazy again. I'm back at it now, started the middle of January again. I do yoga when I can (and love it!).

I have a small frame. Some people think I'm crazy for being concerned about my weight, but frankly, 131 just doesn't look (or feel) good on me at all.

If anyone else has similar circumstances, I'd love to learn together!

Update 7/28/11

Happy to report I've been holding steady at 125 for quite some time now. I don't even have to track calories anymore. Woo hoo! Now that I got it figured out as to what it "looks" like on the plate and whatnot, I'm pretty much good to go.

I'm also happy to report that I'm thoroughly addicted to my workouts. Good addiction to have, I'd say. It's really changed my life; I feel better, happier, and I'm now even a fitness consultant - back to helping people get fit too. Best reward of all is helping friends (new and old) to get their fitness on track. Happy to help if anyone wants it here too, just PM me! :)

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thqueenbe's Cookbook

cals: 128kcal | fat: 0.95g | carbs: 26.51g | prot: 7.00g
Vegetable and Bean Soup
A quick, easy and healthy soup with lots of vegetables.
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Seeking Encouragement
Ginny, I stopped keeping a food diary once I got to my goal weight. After several months of doing it, I felt like I *should* know what 1800-2000 calories looks like...without thinking TOO hard about it. I know I eat 5-6 times a day. I know what serving sizes look like, and I know that some choices mustn't change...I.E. Whole grain breads, fruits & veggies every if I'm hungry before I feel like eating TOO much, etc.

I say, take a week off of fatsecret and see how you feel/do. Try to just go with the flow. You know your body know what you should and shouldn't eat. And remember, it's not always about the 'daily' intake, rather think of it as a 'weekly' intake average. A lot less stressful that way.

Just my own personal feelings on it Wink

posted 25 Aug 2011, 11:14
protein shakes
If your'e picky at all about taste - GOOD luck! I worked at a health food store for a couple of years and tried them ALL. Some were not drinkable. Some were a little better. That's about as far as it went. So I had to just choke them down, gulp it all at once. What an awful way to get in some protein! Sad Luckily I found a protein shake AND health shake that I use as a meal replacement. It's RIDICULOUSLY good and I actually crave it. Yayy!!!!! So, just fair warning in case you're picky at all SMALL packages until you find one that you don't want to spit out!
posted 18 Aug 2011, 15:21
Ground Turkey VS Ground Beef
Regardless of fat, calories, whatever...some of us don't eat beef because we don't want the red meat...! Smile
posted 18 Aug 2011, 14:49
Metabolic set point
Agree the need to eat more. Make sure you're also eating a snack every few hours. No, it's not to keep you full, it's to make your body work to digest, thereby increasing metabolism. And finally, make sure your workouts are occasionally based on the HIIT method - if you're able. That type of workout can very much bust through a plateau, but you HAVE to be eating more for any of it to work...
posted 18 Aug 2011, 13:18
Allie (and others!)
I JUST tried Insanity the other day. Yes its pretty hard core. I'm sore and I'm USED to doing things like running, P90X, Physique and Turbo Fire. It was fun yet hard. And it's based very much in HIIT which is an outstanding way to workout. It also incorporates a lot of plyometrics. Perfect combo, IMHO. And it has many different workouts, including strength it's well rounded and doesn't get boring. Waaaay better than what you would 'normally' push yourself to do in the gym. I don't often see people doing plyo at the gym.

Allie, you could totally rock this. It'd be hard, you'd be dripping sweat, but based on our convos before I think you'd like the challenge and the results Smile

I get a discount on Beachbody products msg me if you're considering and we can chat about how you can get it for cheaper Smile
posted 18 Aug 2011, 06:34
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