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Old 06-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #151
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Angel - YES! You're not imaging that - my right hip/thigh has more fat storage there. So one leg will fit different than the other. I can see it clearly in the mirror. Our bodies don't lose weight or hold weight exactly symmetrically. In fact, we lose weight from head to toe. Then the more you lose, it cycles back and starts from top to bottom again. Hence, why when you first lose weight you can see it in your face first.

Lavender - what did you eat and drink exactly? Any exercise? And what was your water intake? Let's figure this out because you should have definitely lost something! It's something sneaky maybe that you don't realize. Did you have JUST turkey and water?
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #152
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Omg !!!! a hula hoop loooove it !!!! I am going to buy one asap lol
I have been jumping rope like a lil kid but it is a good work out
Next a skip it !!!!
Speaking of dusting off I have a belly dancing for beginners dvd that tones
the abdominal muscles ....
I think I will try it again its so nice belly dancing.... :: gyrating my hips ::
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #153
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Angel - YES! You're not imaging that - my right hip/thigh has more fat storage there. So one leg will fit different than the other. I can see it clearly in the mirror. Our bodies don't lose weight or hold weight exactly symmetrically. In fact, we lose weight from head to toe. Then the more you lose, it cycles back and starts from top to bottom again. Hence, why when you first lose weight you can see it in your face first.

Lavender - what did you eat and drink exactly? Any exercise? And what was your water intake? Let's figure this out because you should have definitely lost something! It's something sneaky maybe that you don't realize. Did you have JUST turkey and water?
Yesterday:
2 completely plain lean turkey burgers around 12:30 pm
2 completely plain lean turkey burgers around 6 pm
All I had to drink was water. I drink at least 80 oz of water a day (and rarely anything else), but I don't remember exactly how much yesterday.

Andd I went to the gym, did 10 mins brisk walk on the treadmill (to warm up), 20 mins on the eliptical, and some strength training.

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2 completely plain lean turkey burgers around 12 pm
2 completely plain lean turkey burgers around 6 pm
Drank 82 oz of water today, and still drinking more

Giving myself a rest day on the gym because I've went the past 3 days, but I made sure to always take the stairs and walk up the giant hill to work instead of taking a shortcut. I don't usually work out on Tuesdays/Thursdays because those are the days I work, so I make sure I do that instead.

I didn't exactly stick to a Fast Five window, either... I just tried Fast Five last week and it didn't really have any effect, but I ate chicken instead of turkey. So maybe I'll try again with the turkey burgers starting tomorrow and see how it goes.

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #154
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I made the hoop myself I was so excited to have an adult one I didn't even mind that it's a little wobbly shaped for a circle. I took belly dance classes at my gym a few years ago! I loved it so much!! That's the only time in my life I've ever liked my thighs.. funny it did more for my legs than my tummy though! I'm jealous that you have a dvd! I may have to get one now! Oh my.. I actually feel a little excited about exercise.
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Littlelavender I've heard some people say that working out causes a stall or gain for them. Not a real gain though because it's just extra water being stored in the sore muscle. Maybe that could be what's going on?
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Littlelavender I've heard some people say that working out causes a stall or gain for them. Not a real gain though because it's just extra water being stored in the sore muscle. Maybe that could be what's going on?
That's what I've been thinking, because I've been doing some strength training at least twice a week so I know I'm building up muscle. I feel like if that were the case, I'd see more inches come off, though. From the 20 lbs I've lost so far, I've only gone down one pant size (from a 12-13ish to 11/from 32 to 31). A lot of the weight I've lost is mostly visible in my upper body, which was the place I was already okay with (besides my tummy, which has gone down quite a bit!). Very little seems to be lost from my biggest parts: my hips and my thighs. That's where all the weight is for me, which I know is common for women. But I swear, my thighs haven't really changed and I've lost maybe an inch or two off my hips... I don't need any more off the top! If only you could choose where you lose.
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I made the hoop myself I was so excited to have an adult one I didn't even mind that it's a little wobbly shaped for a circle. I took belly dance classes at my gym a few years ago! I loved it so much!! That's the only time in my life I've ever liked my thighs.. funny it did more for my legs than my tummy though! I'm jealous that you have a dvd! I may have to get one now! Oh my.. I actually feel a little excited about exercise.
WoW a homemade hula hoop .... I love the creativity you have going there .... Yes.... belly dancing is so much fun .... I use a silk scarf for the effect ha ! ha !
My boyfriend loves watching me but I am no pro .... If you have netflix they have dvds in the exercise section ....
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That's what I've been thinking, because I've been doing some strength training at least twice a week so I know I'm building up muscle. I feel like if that were the case, I'd see more inches come off, though. From the 20 lbs I've lost so far, I've only gone down one pant size (from a 12-13ish to 11/from 32 to 31). A lot of the weight I've lost is mostly visible in my upper body, which was the place I was already okay with (besides my tummy, which has gone down quite a bit!). Very little seems to be lost from my biggest parts: my hips and my thighs. That's where all the weight is for me, which I know is common for women. But I swear, my thighs haven't really changed and I've lost maybe an inch or two off my hips... I don't need any more off the top! If only you could choose where you lose.
I would gain or stall drinking too much water ( imagine that ) and yes muscle weighs more than fat .... I had to do more cardio activity than the use of my weights in order to lose ....
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I would gain or stall drinking too much water ( imagine that ) and yes muscle weighs more than fat .... I had to do more cardio activity than the use of my weights in order to lose ....
Hmm I've drank this amount of water the whole time though and I never really had a problem before. But maybe I'll try less water?
Yeahh, I usually go to the gym 4 days a week. I'll do at least 30 mins of cardio all 4 days and additional 15-20 mins of weights 2 days a week. For strength training, I've mostly just been focusing on my abs and my legs and at least once a week I'll do one or two machines for upper body just to mix it up a little. I'm trying to think long term with the exercise so that I can be healthier and more fit when I get down to my goal so I hope it's not the reason why I'm stalling. :/ I can see how it could be, though.
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Angel - YES! You're not imaging that - my right hip/thigh has more fat storage there. So one leg will fit different than the other. I can see it clearly in the mirror. Our bodies don't lose weight or hold weight exactly symmetrically. In fact, we lose weight from head to toe. Then the more you lose, it cycles back and starts from top to bottom again. Hence, why when you first lose weight you can see it in your face first.

Lavender - what did you eat and drink exactly? Any exercise? And what was your water intake? Let's figure this out because you should have definitely lost something! It's something sneaky maybe that you don't realize. Did you have JUST turkey and water?
Erin , thank you very , very much for your weight loss insight .... I am losing every day now thanks to you .... I remember you mentioning how difficult the turkey meal plan would be in the beginning and that the cravings just vanish . I do feel very full after so little turkey and, also the cravings did vanish .... I do not have the will power as you do to go off plan for only one day. I have decided to stick with the weekend as off plan days .... And , as you have also mentioned previously to pay close attention to the nutrition information in all the foods consumed in the off plan meals .... I also avoid soy and it is in everything as to avoid it I buy Quinoa bread no soy in there just lots of high protein check it out .... Congratulations on your further weight loss !!!!
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Angel - YES! You're not imaging that - my right hip/thigh has more fat storage there. So one leg will fit different than the other. I can see it clearly in the mirror. Our bodies don't lose weight or hold weight exactly symmetrically. In fact, we lose weight from head to toe. Then the more you lose, it cycles back and starts from top to bottom again. Hence, why when you first lose weight you can see it in your face first.

Lavender - what did you eat and drink exactly? Any exercise? And what was your water intake? Let's figure this out because you should have definitely lost something! It's something sneaky maybe that you don't realize. Did you have JUST turkey and water?
Will my thighs ever match again ? I feel so lopsided although no one really notices ... I do and it drives me insane
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Im in! Just came home from Costco & my extra-lean turkey patties, 5 oz
Very excited to try this!! I will probably be carrying patties in my purse while I'm running errands during the day so I will not have any outside influences.
My plan is to weigh in on Fri & Mon, then switch it up with eggs & fish for two days, repeat..

Good luck ladies with the hump day! & congrats on losses.
Very busy week, I'll check in on Fri, hopefully with great results or sooner if I feel I'm going crazy.
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I do not know whether to laugh or cry .... I am losing weight faster on my left leg than on my right leg .... in the thigh area .... I tried on a pair of pants that I could not get past my upper legs back in December .... They now fit to zip I still need some wiggle room but I definitely have more fat storage on my right thigh .... weird Did this happen to anyone else ????
everything on the left is bigger on me, been like that all my life.........NORMAL!
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Good morning! Today I have a lunch meeting which will be Atkins style. The meeting is in a home where the host prepares it for us. She always has low carb, no gluten options for me. Tomorrow morning another Atkins meal - eggs and bacon at a restaurant. Other than those two meals, I'll be eating fish! I always eat fish on days I have food related events to kind of even out the calories. Actually, I eat fish a lot anyway! I woke up this morning at the same weight I was yesterday. No problem - but I always love it when I see a loss on Wednesday morning as Wednesday is the first day of my "weigh" week.

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6 pound drop this morning! 3 more to get back to my stats. Last night was a bit rough. First time I have went to bed hungry in a long time. My husband was all but begging me to go eat something before my stomach drove him crazy.

This morning I feel fine and intend to push my window from noon to 5.
I have 12 pounds to get to under 200 and I plan to get there by the end of the month.
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Feeling very tired this morning. Was tossing & turning last night, don't know why. Scale is stuck on same weight 2 days in a row, but I'm OK with that, because...

The good news is today makes it one full week on Stillman's and I'm down 5.2 lbs. in 7 days! Which I'm loving, because the month of May on Atkins was a total waste of time for me (I gained & lost & gained & lost the same couple of lbs. all month, ending up 1 lb. for the month on 5/30. That's when I decided it was the day to start Stillman's.)

I suspect the same-weight 2 days in a row is just an adjustment phase...but if I stay stuck, I'll be joining the turkey meal plan
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Feeling very tired this morning. Was tossing & turning last night, don't know why. Scale is stuck on same weight 2 days in a row, but I'm OK with that, because...

The good news is today makes it one full week on Stillman's and I'm down 5.2 lbs. in 7 days! Which I'm loving, because the month of May on Atkins was a total waste of time for me (I gained & lost & gained & lost the same couple of lbs. all month, ending up 1 lb. for the month on 5/30. That's when I decided it was the day to start Stillman's.)

I suspect the same-weight 2 days in a row is just an adjustment phase...but if I stay stuck, I'll be joining the turkey meal plan
5lbs in 7 days is great! Your body is probably just adjusting. You have great willpower. I falter when I stall like that. I would be better off if I just road it out. I hope that scale moves for you soon!
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I think it was Angel that said she was obsessed with the clock while on the fast 5.
I know how it feels now. I am holding out till noon to start eating and I have looked at the clock about every 5 minutes since I rolled out of bed this morning.

It does not help that I watched outrageous foods this morning either... Mmm food porn!
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6 pound drop this morning! 3 more to get back to my stats. Last night was a bit rough. First time I have went to bed hungry in a long time. My husband was all but begging me to go eat something before my stomach drove him crazy.

This morning I feel fine and intend to push my window from noon to 5.
I have 12 pounds to get to under 200 and I plan to get there by the end of the month.



yayyyy !!!! you even did better than I did I lost 5lbs on my very first day of turkey meal plan .... Congratulations and Good Luck !!!!
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Feeling very tired this morning. Was tossing & turning last night, don't know why. Scale is stuck on same weight 2 days in a row, but I'm OK with that, because...

The good news is today makes it one full week on Stillman's and I'm down 5.2 lbs. in 7 days! Which I'm loving, because the month of May on Atkins was a total waste of time for me (I gained & lost & gained & lost the same couple of lbs. all month, ending up 1 lb. for the month on 5/30. That's when I decided it was the day to start Stillman's.)

I suspect the same-weight 2 days in a row is just an adjustment phase...but if I stay stuck, I'll be joining the turkey meal plan
I know the feeling of being so tired and cannot sleep and, also I was stalled for so long .... then I binged on Mother's day and on my birthday out of mere frustration. I figured why not ? Then I read Erin's story and the turkey meal plan worked so well , that I lost 5 lbs at first and then 2 lbs each day consecutive there after .... The turkey meal plan is soooo boring, however it is very efficient !
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I think it was Angel that said she was obsessed with the clock while on the fast 5.
I know how it feels now. I am holding out till noon to start eating and I have looked at the clock about every 5 minutes since I rolled out of bed this morning.

It does not help that I watched outrageous foods this morning either... Mmm food porn!
Yessss !!!! I start singing "It's gotta be five o'clock somewhere ...." Jimmy Buffet ....
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At 149.5 this morning, so down a pound, making it 3.5 in six days . Can someone repost the fAst five thing? Confused and curios
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I think it was Angel that said she was obsessed with the clock while on the fast 5.
I know how it feels now. I am holding out till noon to start eating and I have looked at the clock about every 5 minutes since I rolled out of bed this morning.

It does not help that I watched outrageous foods this morning either... Mmm food porn!
WHY do we torture ourselves watching the food porn shows, lol...I spent half a day on the weekend watching the show where the guy travels all over doing the eating-challenges at diners & restaurants...you know where the restaurant has some outrageously huge dish & says if you finish the whole thing in X minutes you get it free & get a T-shirt or whatever. So many of the items he was eating looked sooooo good. The only saving grace was that each thing was SO huge it was a real slap-me-upside-the-head kind of thing about quantities. A good reminder what eating like a pig does
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Yayyyy !!!! Majar a lb down !!!!!
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Majar , This is how I do the turkey meal plan .... a lil less strict than Erin's WOE .... However , for QWL results you can follow Erin's story ....

Mon_Wed turkey meal plan (window for eating ONLY turkey 5 p.m - 10 p.m )
Thur_Fri strict Stillmans
Weekends healthy off plan meals
I left a link for yummy low carb meal plans
Make sure you watch your calories,carbs and fats on off plan days
If you do indulge do an extra turkey meal plan for each day you indulged ....
Drink your water , take vitamins, do as much exercise you can do even walking ....
Remember turkey meal plan is difficult if you feel stressed please, stop and try another WOE
that you can follow comfortable with ....
This is not healthy for long term meal plans .... Turkey does not have calcium so we will need to make sure to start incorporating dairy in our meals low fat of course .... Eat healthy on off plan days .... I want my friends to stay healthy
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6 pound drop this morning! 3 more to get back to my stats. Last night was a bit rough. First time I have went to bed hungry in a long time. My husband was all but begging me to go eat something before my stomach drove him crazy.

This morning I feel fine and intend to push my window from noon to 5.
I have 12 pounds to get to under 200 and I plan to get there by the end of the month.
6 lbs in one day!!! That's amazing!! Congrats!


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Feeling very tired this morning. Was tossing & turning last night, don't know why. Scale is stuck on same weight 2 days in a row, but I'm OK with that, because...

The good news is today makes it one full week on Stillman's and I'm down 5.2 lbs. in 7 days! Which I'm loving, because the month of May on Atkins was a total waste of time for me (I gained & lost & gained & lost the same couple of lbs. all month, ending up 1 lb. for the month on 5/30. That's when I decided it was the day to start Stillman's.)

I suspect the same-weight 2 days in a row is just an adjustment phase...but if I stay stuck, I'll be joining the turkey meal plan
5 lbs is great! Don't get discouraged yet! You should probably keep losing around that amount for the next few weeks as long as you stick to it. The numbers really add up!


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At 149.5 this morning, so down a pound, making it 3.5 in six days . Can someone repost the fAst five thing? Confused and curios
Welcome to the under 150 club, I'm right there with ya! Fast Five is just where you eat your meals for the day within a 5 hour window. The recommended times is 5pm - 10pm so that you don't crave food at night before you go to bed. You can change it to any 5 hours that work for you, though, as long as you are consistent in eating between those hours everyday (the idea is that you fast for 19 hours, then have 5 hours to eat, then fast again for 19 hours).


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WHY do we torture ourselves watching the food porn shows, lol...I spent half a day on the weekend watching the show where the guy travels all over doing the eating-challenges at diners & restaurants...you know where the restaurant has some outrageously huge dish & says if you finish the whole thing in X minutes you get it free & get a T-shirt or whatever. So many of the items he was eating looked sooooo good. The only saving grace was that each thing was SO huge it was a real slap-me-upside-the-head kind of thing about quantities. A good reminder what eating like a pig does
Man v. Food!!! I love that show. My boyfriend and I used to watch the marathons of that when it'd come on and we'd get so inspired to make delicious but unhealthy food. We still watch it sometimes and oogle at the food. Although like you said, the portion sizes are really intense. I actually read something about portion sizes the other day that you guys may think is interesting, and how much exactly they've changed over the years: Portion Distortion: 10 Food Servings, Now Vs. Then - Mental Floss
I've learned so much about food since I started dieting. That's one great thing that's come out of this, I think. It's almost as valuable to me as the weight loss.
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Start Date: 4/30/12 // Restart 3/14/13
Good afternoon everyone! I am in better spirits today because I was down to 148 flat when I woke up! That's about a 1.6 lb loss. Close enough to 2 lbs for me, I'll take it! The only big difference between yesterday and the day before was that I didn't go to the gym yesterday. Maybe that is what's stalling me. I'm going to go today, though, just for some cardio and no weights. I don't want to get out of the habit of going because I've made a lot of progress. :/ So maybe if the cardio doesn't stall me, I'll just focus on more cardio and less weights from now on.
Also, I'm going to start eating in a Fast Five window today. I think my hours will be 2 pm - 7 pm. I just can't wait until 5 pm to start eating, I'd rather eat during the day and I don't usually eat after 7 pm anyway unless for whatever reason I'm having a late dinner. I'll do the Fast Five/turkey burger diet until Friday and then have two off days over the weekend. Then back to Fast Five/turkey burgers for another 5 days. Hopefully I'll only have to do it for one or two more weeks before I get close enough to my goal that I can just start trying to eat healthy and exercise to lose my last 3 or 4 lbs. I was thinking of doing something more along the lines of the "Inches Off Diet" and add in some meat once or twice a week when I get down to 138ish so that I can lose the inches that I haven't seen go yet. I hope to start that by July 1st so that I can have 3 weeks to trim off inches and hopefully lose 3 more lbs (I think 1 lb a week sounds reasonable if I keep my calories around 1200, my carbs under 100g, and exercise 3-4 times a week) before I leave for my big trip on July 23rd.

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #178
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Congrats to everyone on their weight loss! Day 3 of the Turkey diet and down another three pounds! It is getting difficult and I'm starting to see why Angel only does three days at a time lol. I was wondering if vinegar is allowed on the Turkey diet? I used garlic vinegar as sort of a dipping sauce for my turkey burgers lol.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #179
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I have a quick question, I know that this is a quick weight loss and that most of the weight you lose in the first day or so is water weight... but I'm 3 1/2 days into the diet and am down 10 lbs already. It kinda seems like its a lot of weight for a short amount of time.... is this normal?
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #180
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Originally Posted by chickyboo View Post
I have a quick question, I know that this is a quick weight loss and that most of the weight you lose in the first day or so is water weight... but I'm 3 1/2 days into the diet and am down 10 lbs already. It kinda seems like its a lot of weight for a short amount of time.... is this normal?
The first week or so actually is water weight, so you can expect to lose 10-15 lbs in the first week and around 5 per week after that, according to Dr. Stillman. The more you have to lose, the more you will lose in the beginning. I lost about 7 lbs in the first week, but I only had 35 lbs to lose. So that being said, I lost 1/5 of the weight I needed to lose in the first week. According to your stats, you had 56 lbs to lose... 10 lbs is a little less than 1/5 of that 56 lbs so I think it's safe to expect to lose another couple lbs this week (it may start slowing down) and you'll be at about the same ratio. Sounds like you're just sticking to it perfectly! Keep up the good work.
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