Not that I think I look so fabulous or something, but I am proud for finally starting to lose, and proud that I am now healthier and can cross my legs again and sit indian style comfortably. Now for the exercise part which I told you in my January post that I despised…I actually have not worked out much per se, but I have done things sporadically like Zumba and walking.
And while I do love me a good casserole and have some awesome recipes, I haven’t made one in 2 months.
PS-I know I should have worn the same outfit for my after pic as my before pic, but I totally did not think to do that at the time. UPDATE: Click here to see how I did in the 2nd weight loss challenge and how I lost 75 pounds.
That’s because there is going to be an overwhelming amount of temptation and peer pressure on your weight loss journey.
Be confident and respect yourself enough to say no when your actions don’t align with your goals.
It can be a bit of a mental mind-bender to understand that trying to be perfect works against your weight loss goals. Eating 1200 calories isn’t a sustainable calorie intake for most people and eventually leads to a reversion of old eating habits.
I’d venture to say that just about anyone can eat 200-300 calories more without any negative consequences.
I started my workouts from 0, I was really unfit, now I am improving so much and I love it, it’s such good motivations to see results!
Is there anything you could recommend me on the calorie intake or else to lose the stubborn fat? I was working so hard, tracking everything, doing rediculous amounts of exercise, etc, and was feeling depressed, sluggish and so, so, so tired.
I had lost close to 20 lbs since January with the motivation of wearing a two piece for the first time ever. But when I calculate how much I have lost since the 2nd baby was born, it’s a whopping 56 pounds!!!
BUT, I finally did commit to a baby boot camp class and have been to 5 classes now, and go 2 or 3 times a week. I did sign up to do the challenge for the next 8 weeks too and we are into the 2nd week now.
Try little things like when you make oatmeal use water, not milk and that will save you 120 calories. I’m not an expert or anything but I have done this a few times and know what works for me at least.
Many people already track their calories, and this is great, but it is only a small part of what you could be doing. Write down your goals, the way you feel before and after meals, and the things you are grateful for. I don’t just mean a hazy mental image of what your outward physical appearance will look like either. However, you are going to need to get extremely comfortable with saying it if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Friends, family, work, and leisure time are littered with opportunities to give in and rationalize your unhealthy behaviors.
There are weight loss forums and blogs, support groups, group exercise classes, and even one-on-one coaching will help.
In other words, eating a particular thing at a particular time, and doing a series of exercises at a particular intensity for a certain duration. Do yourself a favor and fuel your body with more energy, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Give it a try using small 50-100 calorie increments, and watch your energy levels tick upwards, your mental well-being improve, and your chances of long-term weight loss increase. The fat calliper reads 9mm one inch above my hip bone (instructions said to read that way). Well, vacation came and is gone as of the end of May and I feel as if I’m unmotivated and on a downward spiral. Try eating at maintenance calories and work on body recomposition (gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time without changing your weight). They do not realize that their body needs certain amount of calories to keep working properly. For lunch you can eat 3-ounce turkey breast sandwich with pita bread, ? roasted pepper, lettuce, and 1 tsp mayonnaise.
For your breakfast, you can have cooked oatmeal with raisins and margarine, a cup of orange juice, and a cup of fat-free milk. The before picture was taken just 5 days into the program, and the after was taken when the 8 weeks was up. If you are carrying baby weight still around or just extra weight in general, there is hope.
And obviously I am feeling better about myself since I put on real clothes and makeup that day. And just remember that exercise alone won’t give you the results you are looking for.
I am in the same boat as you, gaining way more weight during baby number two, and feeling like a blob. Believing that achieving your goals is possible is the first step towards sustainable weight loss. The process of writing things down creates an imprint in your brain that helps your subconscious mind attain the things you want most. Even if there is no one close to you that wants to change their lifestyle, you still have options.
That means systematically addressing one behavior at a time until the healthy version becomes second nature.
Make more good choices than bad ones, and you’ll continually get closer to your goal. These goals are not suppose to make me crash and burn they are meant to build my confidence up and help me succeed so I can live a healthier, happier life. Lately I have been working out and eating really well but I seem to have lost a lot of muscle mass and replaced it with yucky fat. I had read before that to lose fat, I should eat 10-12 times my body weight, which will turn to be 1200 calories aprox.
If you’re hungry all the time, then your body is likely trying to tell you something. I wrote a post at the beginning of January telling y’all I was starting an 8-week weight loss challenge, like an accountability group type of thing. Well I thought I was going to there at the end but the other girl came in with a 5 pound loss right there in the last week (which really surprised me btw), so she won. I really am trying to step it up in that department so I don’t look so frumpy each day. I stuck strictly to my 1200 caloric intake (and my milk supply has been great btw), and only had 1 cheat day in the 8 week period, and at The Melting Pot…yum!
I just don’t buy the bad stuff or the sweets anymore so my whole family is suffering with me.
Normally I’d put a pat of butter in my oatmeal, but I stopped doing that completely too. I have to say though that grey shirt is loose on me now and definitely not fitted like it is in the before pic.
It’s really important to start a healthy eating lifestyle so they work well together. We had guidelines to follow, such as eating the right amount of veggies and fruit per day, no food after 9pm, no junk food, exercise, etc.
Just increase calories by 50-100 each day for a week at a time until you’re getting the results you want. Go with 1500 for a while and if you aren’t gaining weight after 2 weeks, increase it by another 50-100.
For dinner, you have to eat 4 ounces of grilled sole or flounder, 2 grilled tomato sliced with 2 tbsp parmesan sprinkle, a cup of steamed broccoli, a cup of cooked couscous, and a cup of fat-free pudding.
For lunch, you can eat taco salad that contains ground turkey, tortilla chips, tomato slices, iceberg lettuce, black beans, salsa, low-fat cheddar, lime juice, and avocado.
I wasn’t too excited at first (because it takes me a while to really want to lose), but after the first week I was. I will say though that the first week or two of the challenge, I was grumpy and bit everyone’s head off. I knew that if I ate stuff like that for my dinners, that the weight wouldn’t come off. I realize you probably don’t have a specific answer, but how long do you think it will take before my body restores itself yo equilibrium by my increase in food intake and I can start losing? My somewhat toned (not really toned, just nice) stomach has turned into a big ball of fall, and around my hips I have gained some weight. For dinner, you must eat whole wheat roll, spinach lasagna with mozzarella cheese, and ricotta, and a cup of fat-free milk. Oh and those coral tops are from Marshall’s, and the black leggings from Ann Taylor Loft.
You should check it out bc as a mom it’s easy to get one of her 10 minute workouts in.
So it makes you want to get all of your points possible for the day so you have a chance at winning the point portion of the contest. I will continue to workout but increase my food intake to 1500 cals a day, or is that too low? It will give some bad effect such as fatigue, loss of concentration, fainting, and malnutrition. I am always glad after class that I did it and do like it when I’m sore the next day. I would order corn tortillas instead of flour and only eat one tortilla, then the rest meat.
Therefore, if you are on a diet, you must watch your calories intake so that it will not endanger the health of your body. You are an inspiration.Thank you for sharing your experience and being honest with all you felt and what works for you.
I used to be a lot more fit and had a nice level of muscle and fat, doing exactly what you say on this site, but lately gained some weight and I think tried to take it off too quickly and have been gaining fat and losing muscle. I only made spaghetti maybe twice during those 2 months for the family, and I just left the pasta out for me. I set aside a portion of the meat sauce and just ate that (and likely with a tostada shell).
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