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Old 02-21-2010, 07:24 AM   #361
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Thanks Alicia!
Its a great program. I started changing really quickly. I thought I could do the program while following strict Atkins, but, once I changed to the BFL eating plan, THAT is when I noticed all the changes.
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Jami don't be nervous- just go for it.

I still have weight to lose. I am starting my own personal 90 challenge today.

Calories: 1200 - 1500 basically eggs, chicken, fish, and beef for the first week plus two protein drinks (I drink pure protein) after that I will add induction veggies. Oh yeah gotta have my cup of coffee in the morning with 1 tbs of HWC and 3 splenda.
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Yeah I know it is alot. However, I did it before and dropout a lot of weight and inches in 90 days. The last three months have been a slow crawl, so I am ramping it up again.

Scheduled out my first week because I also work. Let's just say-A tight schedule is better than tight pants!
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When I finish this 90 day challenge I am thinking about BFL or another beachbody dvd. I am not sure yet.
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Thanks Alicia!
Its a great program. I started changing really quickly. I thought I could do the program while following strict Atkins, but, once I changed to the BFL eating plan, THAT is when I noticed all the changes.
glad to hear that! so many people are carbophobic and really, few really have the issues that need extreme lc.. somewhere moderate is where most people need to be.
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Oh yeah gotta have my cup of coffee in the morning with 1 tbs of HWC and 3 splenda.

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!! LOL I have to have mine too!

The last three months have been a slow crawl, so I am ramping it up again.

ME TOO, I haven't had any movement in about 4 months! Thank goodness things are changing

Scheduled out my first week because I also work. Let's just say-A tight schedule is better than tight pants!
Very TRUE!!
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glad to hear that! so many people are carbophobic and really, few really have the issues that need extreme lc.. somewhere moderate is where most people need to be.
No kidding! Thanks for the nudge! I needed the push..
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Siggie,

I love what you wrote. A tight schedule is better than tight pants! LOL

Good for you for setting up your own 90 day challenge. I just finished reading Tom Venutos "The Body Fat Solution" and he's an advocate of setting goals, including 12 week goals, which is about 90 days.

Alicia, BFL is a good solid program. I think you'll like it!
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #368
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Rested yesterday and took a small hike and walk today. It's GORGEOUS here today.

Think I'm going to take a few days off from weightlifting this week. It's about time for a break and I think that will help me. Just Pilates and cardio for now.
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Hi everyone. I know (or have met) a few of you on this thread (Stack and Twyla).

Anyway, my exercise of choice is heavy weightlifting. Currently I'm still making impressive gains on less than 20 net carbs per day. I just re-started Creatine supplementation - currently in the loading phase.

There's not much else that I will add right now. I just wanted to mark my place in this thread.
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I will be doing Circuit Training Workout #3 tonight. Dinner will be chicken, brown rice, and asparagus.
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Hi everyone. I know (or have met) a few of you on this thread (Stack and Twyla).

Anyway, my exercise of choice is heavy weightlifting. Currently I'm still making impressive gains on less than 20 net carbs per day. I just re-started Creatine supplementation - currently in the loading phase.

There's not much else that I will add right now. I just wanted to mark my place in this thread.
Matt is awesome and will be a great addition to the thread. We have so much in common, we're like each other's "Bizarro's" from Seinfeld.
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Hi everyone, I'm still feeling my Saturday LB weights workout this morning (Monday)!! I've changed my squat/dead lifts to something I found on the site Twyla linked to (I think). Which is closed leg squat + straight leg dead lift, then open-leg squat + straight leg dead lift; 3 to the right, 3 to the left. Inner thight & glutes worked harder - keeping this for the moment .

DOR Sunday, although I have dance instructor training Sunday afternoons so not completely resting. Planning my UP weights workout for after work this afternoon as I tried to get some much needed sleep this morning. Didn't work was still awake at 5:10am!!

Weighted Saturday morning is down 1lb from Monday morning which negates the upward trend mid-last week completely. Must have been TOM related! Hoping my new body comp. scale arrives by tomorrow. Interested to see if there's a difference in weight from the WiiFit and learn more about the changes I'm making even when the scale isn't changing .

Better go do a better job of pretending I'm working .
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I think I mentioned that I just read Tom Venuto's book, The Body Fat Solution. My favorite part was actually the section on setting specific and measurable goals. I'm kind of scattered about goal setting, but he made a good impression on me. I bought a planner today so that I can write down my goals for each week, along with the steps I'll be taking to meet them.

My goals will run Wednesday-Wednesday, since that's when I meet with my consultant. I'm going to post them here, to keep myself extra accountable. (He talks about how support groups are crucial to success as well, so TIA to all of you!)

Weekly progress goal: Get to 22.8% body fat.
Monthly progress goal:Get to 20% body fat

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Rick, nice to meet you!

Ozdancer, I continue to ignore my body comp scale. It thinks I'm at 32% body fat no matter what, even though my body has clearly changed quite a bit over the last four months!

Celeste, one of my goals is to continue to get in fun fitness related activities...including things like hikes which I always despised because I'd get so winded so fast. Good job!
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Ozdancer, I continue to ignore my body comp scale. It thinks I'm at 32% body fat no matter what, even though my body has clearly changed quite a bit over the last four months!
cr@p - hope I'm not dissapointed with my purchase! Oh well if nothing else it'll be proper bathroom scales that I can jump on @ weight in 1min rather than taking 10min to set up & go through the WiiFit to weigh-in.
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Rachel,

LOVE the Venuto book...and what a NICE guy he seems to be. I get his newsletter and he was offering some freebie reports not to long ago if you purchased the book. I emailed them and told them I already had the book and BAMMO, they sent me the free reports, no questions asked. I've felt much more confident about working out properly since reading that book. Good luck with it. It's good stuff!!

Rick! As long as you and Stack don't turn into George or Newman, we'll all be fine here. And, may I say...it will be good to have a little more testosterone in this thread. Hey, I already made Stack blush once, don't wanna leave you out!
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Celeste, I know some people think he's long winded, but I really liked his writing style, and I found his section on goal setting and support to be quite motivational!
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I've changed my squat/dead lifts to something I found on the site Twyla linked to (I think). Which is closed leg squat + straight leg dead lift, then open-leg squat + straight leg dead lift; 3 to the right, 3 to the left. Inner thight & glutes worked harder - keeping this for the moment .
Just for clarification, this variation is from Got Built? (Got Built? Open Source Fitness – Get started here), although the link to Romanian Deadlifts doesn't seem to work today . I've done a bit more reading today and will change my bicep curl to shoulder press into bicep curl to arnold press. I think I'm good with everything else I'm currently doing, will just have to get new weight plates sooner rather than later.
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Matt is awesome and will be a great addition to the thread. We have so much in common, we're like each other's "Bizarro's" from Seinfeld.

Thanks Stack.

Yeah, that's so true about the "Bizarro's".

I know there is a lot to learn and gain from this thread, and hopefully I'll be able to contribute something useful.

I mentioned Creatine in my first post... I think last night was the first time since I've started loading that I definitely noticed a difference in my lifting. I cranked out at least 2 or 3 more reps per set, at heavier weights, than I did for the same exercises last week. I have a lot of noticeable soreness in my traps, delts, and biceps today. (I don't usually do biceps on the same day I'm doing shoulders, but I felt like changing things up a bit last night) And, for me, soreness indicates those muscles are growing.
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LOL Bizarro world! That's funny. I always feel a certain connection to people who quote phrases from Seinfeld!

Hi everyone!
Rachel, Your plan sounds great! You always seem so on top of it!
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Jami, thank you. Even if my changes might not come as quickly as I desire, I can always take pride in the fact that I follow my meal plan and do all my workouts. This morning, I was feeling a little miffed at the scale, but then I started thinking of all the wonderful things I have accomplished in the last four months: I am stronger, I have more muscle, I have so much more cardio endurance, I have pushed myself past pre-determined limits, I have lost almost 19 pounds of fat, I have gained 6 pounds of muscle, and I have gone from being in the "obese" category to knocking on the door of "lean." That door is going to swing open and let me through at any moment. Especially as I keep trusting my consultant, following my meal plan, and hitting my workouts.
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WOW Rachel! You HAVE come a long ways! Good job. Your right. No matter what, look how far you've come. 19 pounds of fat is amazing in itself. Holy cow! LOL
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Okay...can't resist...since we're talking about Seinfeld...

I think Jami and Rachel are working their plans so well, they are "Master's of their (workout/eating) domain"
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LOL! Celeste that is too funny!
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Well, I didn't do a workout yesterday afternoon - had a nanna nap instead! My scale arrived and I liked the BF% when I jumped on fully clothed yesterday afternoons (19.4%). This morning I liked the scale weight (71.9kg / ~158lbs) but the BF% was 27??W-T-F?? I guess I'll concentrate more on the change in BF% rather than the actual number .

Did an UB weights workout this morning using my new gym ball instead of the mini-trampoline for chest press/fly, skull breakers & tricep kick backs. So I should have gotten a better ab workout during the weights plus I did some crunches afterwards .
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Celeste,

Ozdancer, skullcrushers are one of my favorite exercises. You'll have to see if your bf scale is consistent if you're weighing at the same time each day.

We're back from our little community gym. It was a treadmill night. Tomorrow I will go to Gold's and do my 4th circuit training workout for the week.

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Ozdancer, skullcrushers are one of my favorite exercises. You'll have to see if your bf scale is consistent if you're weighing at the same time each day.
Yeah, yesterday was only playing around & setting the scale up. Didn't take any notice of my fully clothed, late afternoon weight (about 5lb higher than this morning). Wouldn't have thought 5lbs less would translate into 8% higher BF% though .
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OZ. I got one of those scales for Christmas. I love it. Its a HOmedic brand. I made DH weigh himself 5 times in a row, and then compare it to the old scale. LOL I wouldn't step on it since it was evening time. Im really weird about weigh ins. Not so much anymore though... Thankfully so!
The bf% on the scale is pretty dead on with just a couple tenths off every now and then. I know they are probably not the most accurate, but it gives you a ball park. That's all I need...
Hi everyone! I hope your all having a great day. Today was HIIT day. I have noticed that I'm losing my endurance. I used to do 40 minute HIITs, but the BFL plan says to only do 20 minute and not any more... Oh well. If thats all I need for fat loss, then great.
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