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Old 07-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #2041
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #2042
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I've looked at BFL a bit, and would agree that it is a path to success! I've had my best success with P90X, but it certainly is not the only way to get lean and muscular. Clean steady eating throughout the day, intense daily exercise 5 - 6 days per week mixing cardio and weights, plenty of rest and water...pretty simple really.

My challenges are with overeating, mostly. But, I've found that when I FOCUS on my daily water intake, everything else tends to fall into place! As a Project Manager, I take teams out to a lot of meals as rewards and for meetings...and for some reason I find it harder to resist the cheesecake dessert (and, OMG - the Bloomin' Onion!) when someone else is paying for it - go figure.

This is a great thread, and everyone struggles!

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:44 PM   #2043
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Got my new blood test results. Despite how amazingly well I'm feeling... my levels are still off and not where they need to be. I guess that explains why I'm not really losing any weight despite eight weeks on Body for Life.

Looking forward to my doc visit on Monday... and trying to focus on my strength increases as progress.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:52 AM   #2044
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You look great, you feel great...sounds like you are on a good path despite the weight plateau and blood test results. Hypothyroid throws a monkey wrench in there, I imagine. My wife was recently diagnosed with that, and we are learning more about it.

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Old 07-23-2010, 06:40 AM   #2045
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:00 AM   #2046
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:24 AM   #2047
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Hey guys!

Sorry that I've been so MIA lately. I've been spending almost all of my online time over at LBF.

I've had a lot of financial stuff come up, and had to give up Erik's services, so I'm back on my own.

Jami and I are going to give the TDK WOE a try (yay, I don't have to give up my beloved Skinny Cow ice cream!) and I'll be combining that with some of the workouts that I still have from Erik. Hopefully my stubborn body will finally start doing what I want it to!
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Hi everyone! I have been MIA too for a day or so.
Nice to see you back Ileen!

Meek, This is a great group! WOnderful motivation and information. Body for life is great! A super starting point for sure. You lose fat, build muscle and totally transform your self. I was amazed what took place.

Kisha Good luck with your DR! I hope that they can get you straightened out. I know it must be frustrating. You have done great with the BFL challenge though, inches lost right! Thats great!
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HI LAURA!! We are going to totally ROCK the TKD approach! Yeah for ice cream!!!
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:59 AM   #2050
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I think I am going to check out the TDK for after my BFL challenge. Laura and Jami hope it works for you

Laura ~ skinny cow Icecream....yummo!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:11 AM   #2051
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Jami and Lora, can you specify what kind of TKD you are going to do? Are you following a book?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #2052
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HI LAURA!! We are going to totally ROCK the TKD approach! Yeah for ice cream!!!
I want ice cream too!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #2053
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Hi Group!

I decided to start BFL routine on Monday (7/26). I am so ready! My husband agrees with my decision to follow the plan. He said its great . He will also be helping me with my lifting here at home. Yippee!!

I'm going to follow Atkins while on BFL. Do you all think that will be a problem? I'll UP my carbs a little if I have too.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:49 AM   #2054
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Rachel~ Hey you! I haven't seen you in a long time!! I dont have the book. I found articles on body building .com, and other various places. They all pretty much are the same. So on lifting and HIIT days we have pre and post workout carbs like we do now, then all other meals are protein/fat/fibrous veggies. ARe there different approaches to TKD?
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Hi Group!

I decided to start BFL routine on Monday (7/26). I am so ready! My husband agrees with my decision to follow the plan. He said its great . He will also be helping me with my lifting here at home. Yippee!!

I'm going to follow Atkins while on BFL. Do you all think that will be a problem? I'll UP my carbs a little if I have too.
Carbs is what helped me transform. They are important for building muscle. It was very easy to transition over from Atkins to BFL. You could just have carbs for you pre and post workout meals??
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ARe there different approaches to TKD?
Jami,

Not to usurp Rachel's chance to answer this - but my understanding is that there are many ways to do TKD.

Some people resort to carbs only before a workout, only after, or both before and after.

Also, the type of carbs used can be variable. Some people use straight glucose tablets, some people use more whole foods. Some people worry more about if and when they get any fructose, etc.

I think it also varies as to how people combine fats and protein with their post workout carbs.

So, I'm sure this post creates more questions than it answers...
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:02 PM   #2057
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Jami, hi! I've been focusing on my running program. Still lifting a couple of times a week right now, but it's not my main emphasis right now. But I still like to check in here and see how everyone is doing!

Matt, good answer.

Meek, please consider doing BFL as written, unless you have a specific reason not to do it. The only thing I'd tweak about BFL is not doing an all out free day. Do a free meal once or twice a week instead.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:08 PM   #2060
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Carbs is what helped me transform. They are important for building muscle. It was very easy to transition over from Atkins to BFL. You could just have carbs for you pre and post workout meals??
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Meek, please consider doing BFL as written, unless you have a specific reason not to do it. The only thing I'd tweak about BFL is not doing an all out free day. Do a free meal once or twice a week instead.
Can either of you post a sample menu please? I'm trying to figure out how to eat 6 meals a day...that's the only problem I have with the plan.

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Meek, BFL nutrition is easy. I aimed for 20 grams of protein/20 grams of carbs/minimum amount of fat per meal. I can't remember if that was adjusted for my weight/goal weight or not. Check the book. It will tell you exactly what to do. It's been years since I did BFL, and I don't want to tell you anything that's incorrect.

I ate carbs like oatmeal, brown rice, potatoes, fruit etc. Proteins could be lean meat, low fat cottage cheese, nonfat greek yogurt, scrambled egg whites, protein shakes, etc. So, a meal could be greek yogurt and an apple. Or chicken and brown rice. Or an apple and cottage cheese. Or oatmeal and a protein shake. Or a lean steak and a baked potato with a little bit of fat free sour cream. I didn't count carbs from green veggies, which I added freely to my meals.
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Meek. Like Rachel said. BFL is easy. You'll get the hang of it. You can look on bodyforlife.com and see some menu samples on there, recipes... etc. I used that site ALOT when I started my first program.
This is what a day/meal looked like for me..
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M3 Huge veggie salad, 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, 3 oz cooked chicken breast, 1/2 cup black beans. no dressing, I would mix in a little bit of salsa in with my cottage cheese to make it dressing like.. (blend together in blender to make smooth if you like)
M4. small apple chopped, mixed with 1/2 cup cottage cheese, cinnamon, splenda
M5 3oz lean ground hamburger, steamed veggies, 1/2 cup brown rice, all mixed up like a stri fry. Some low sodium soy sauce
M6 protein pudding. 1/2 scoop choco whey protein, 4grams of sf ff choco pudding mix 1/2 cup skim milk. Let set for a little in fridge.
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Jami - why'd you take down your avi? I was going to download it and crop it for you, and it's not here! Put it back up, girl!

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I want ice cream too!
And you can have it Meek, providing that you choose a low fat variety (I love the Skinny Cow line of LF ice cream products), and that you have it as part of your post workout (PWO) snack, along with a some protein (I usually have a protein shake). The simple carbs in the ice cream, along with the protein go right to your muscles. I don't have them any other time - only after I lift weights.

I really my Skinny Cows!
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Dont mess with this girls skinny cow treats!!
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You'd have to pry them out of my cold, dead hands to get them from me...

Unless you just trained with me and asked for one nicely!
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Jami - why'd you take down your avi? I was going to download it and crop it for you, and it's not here! Put it back up, girl!



And you can have it Meek, providing that you choose a low fat variety (I love the Skinny Cow line of LF ice cream products), and that you have it as part of your post workout (PWO) snack, along with a some protein (I usually have a protein shake). The simple carbs in the ice cream, along with the protein go right to your muscles. I don't have them any other time - only after I lift weights.

I really my Skinny Cows!
Hmmm....good to know. Thanks!!
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Meek. Like Rachel said. BFL is easy. You'll get the hang of it. You can look on bodyforlife.com and see some menu samples on there, recipes... etc. I used that site ALOT when I started my first program.
This is what a day/meal looked like for me..
m1 1/2 cup oats, 6 egg whites
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m2 1/2 cup oats and 1 scoop whey shake
M3 Huge veggie salad, 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, 3 oz cooked chicken breast, 1/2 cup black beans. no dressing, I would mix in a little bit of salsa in with my cottage cheese to make it dressing like.. (blend together in blender to make smooth if you like)
M4. small apple chopped, mixed with 1/2 cup cottage cheese, cinnamon, splenda
M5 3oz lean ground hamburger, steamed veggies, 1/2 cup brown rice, all mixed up like a stri fry. Some low sodium soy sauce
M6 protein pudding. 1/2 scoop choco whey protein, 4grams of sf ff choco pudding mix 1/2 cup skim milk. Let set for a little in fridge.
Ok, so six small meals per day. Hmmm...got it . I'm going to order the book, read it and then start the program. Off to visit BFL's site now. Thank you.
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You'd have to pry them out of my cold, dead hands to get them from me...

Unless you just trained with me and asked for one nicely!
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Ok, so six small meals per day. Hmmm...got it . I'm going to order the book, read it and then start the program. Off to visit BFL's site now. Thank you.
I bought mine off ebay for 1 dollar!! $2 for shipping. 5-6 small meals. All my meals had about 160 - 300 calories, depends on the day, and number of meal.s
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Can either of you post a sample menu please? I'm trying to figure out how to eat 6 meals a day...that's the only problem I have with the plan.
Meeks check out my journal I was posting my meals there alot during my first four weeks on BFL. I transitioned slowly into carbs starting with corn yams and carrots that are less "scary" carbs to me. Also I had my roomate take my scale away for the first four weeks so any added carbs bounceup wouldn't freak me out:

Oh, nevermind... I see you already found it LOL... well if you go back to my first month on BFL June you will see LOT of daily menus posted.
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