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Old 06-06-2010, 07:25 PM   #1471
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BA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That was hilarious!

Oh yeah! I forgot! Are you gonna try and come to my gym on Wednesday? OH WAIT! My training session is at 4 something . . . afterward I can come to your gym if you want to workout.
Lets see how tomorrow goes.... I may be in traction or something//
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #1472
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I would like to do something.. because I wanna go tan anyway.. .. must look good for sat..
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:28 PM   #1473
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I would like to do something.. because I wanna go tan anyway.. .. must look good for sat..
does that mean you want me to come to your gym on wednesday?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:28 PM   #1474
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My gut is over full.. yet I still want to much.. so NOT right.... gum.. give me gum..sighhhhhh
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #1475
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I know what you mean about gum! But did you see my post that I posted at the same time you did?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #1476
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does that mean you want me to come to your gym on wednesday?
well// let me let you know.. because it may be a later time then normal.. seeing as Wed is date night... if you don't want to , don't worry about it.. maybe my hubs will wait outside for me for 5 mins.. or wonder around the GW..
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:33 PM   #1477
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You keep talking about your memory . . . what about mine! We TALKED about this already today! You TOLD me it was date night . . . I can't believe how absent minded I have been lately . . . must be all these headaches sucking my brain cells out or something . . .
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #1478
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gonna go pee pee.. and watch more of my show before the hubs wants to retire for the evening..

sweet dreams all..
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #1479
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You keep talking about your memory . . . what about mine! We TALKED about this already today! You TOLD me it was date night . . . I can't believe how absent minded I have been lately . . . must be all these headaches sucking my brain cells out or something . . .
OR I am rubbin off on you.. poor thing..
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:36 PM   #1480
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No . . . I've been this way for a long time now . . . I just keep going into denial about it or blaming it on something or ruther . . . maybe it's because I'm going through menopause . . . maybe the estrogen changes are affecting my brain!
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:45 PM   #1481
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No . . . I've been this way for a long time now . . . I just keep going into denial about it or blaming it on something or ruther . . . maybe it's because I'm going through menopause . . . maybe the estrogen changes are affecting my brain!
Hey, can you do me a favor? Can you post the dates of our challenges for me? I can't find the paper that I had them on. I think you wrote them all on your calendar, right?

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Old 06-06-2010, 07:55 PM   #1482
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Monet- I have the Wii.. they are fun, huh?
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:53 AM   #1483
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Monet- I have the Wii.. they are fun, huh?
yesss.. they are fun.. do you have yours on line?? we could play together sometime if so.. I will just have to figure it all out.. so far I just stream in netflix movies.. haven't played games with anyone.. but I know you can.. Lei use to wit someone else on here ..
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:57 AM   #1484
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Hmm.. I am up 1.9 for the week.. maybe there is something to this.. muscle weighs more then fat thing..? D and I were both up 1....

I was scared.. because I have been up as well all week.. but it came down .. wheewh..

I was also scared I would be sore in the legs today from the elliptical yesterday.. but no.. .. I didn't wanna be really sore and have to work with the trainer.. so yay.. now tomorrow will be another story I am sure.

well I am starving.. so I am outta here for now.. bbl

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Old 06-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #1485
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I must say.. I am feeling a little scared to go to this trainer.. not THIS trainer.. ANY trainer.... I keep thinking of Jillian from the Biggest Loser....

wish me luck..
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #1486
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I'm aliveeeeee...

The training session was awesome.. don't get me wrong.. at the time.. it wasn't so awesome..lol.. 4 or 5 sets of 20 jumping jacks.. in between other things.. wow.. I bet my legs hurt me tomorrow..

my heart was pounding outta my chest.. I couldn't breath.. but I LOVED every minute of it !!.. ..

again.. I didn't get to tan.. I didn't wanna wait around for a bed.. but I might go back later if the hubs will go with me.. ..

dinner is going to be tacos I think.. or a big old taco salad.. yea.. that sounds good..

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Old 06-07-2010, 02:43 PM   #1487
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Hey, can you do me a favor? Can you post the dates of our challenges for me? I can't find the paper that I had them on. I think you wrote them all on your calendar, right?

thanks . . .
I'm glad you made it home. Could you do me a favor and post our challenge dates for me . . . I can't find mine and I think you wrote them on your calendar.

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I'm aliveeeeee...

The training session was awesome.. don't get me wrong.. at the time.. it wasn't so awesome..lol.. 4 or 5 sets of 20 jumping jacks.. in between other things.. wow.. I bet my legs hurt me tomorrow..

my heart was pounding outta my chest.. I couldn't breath.. but I LOVED every minute of it !!.. ..
You did awesome Lisa! I was so proud of you for doing everything he asked you to do.

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again.. I didn't get to tan.. I didn't wanna wait around for a bed.. but I might go back later if the hubs will go with me.. ..
did they figure it out for you?
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TACOS?! What time should I be over?!
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:24 PM   #1488
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Okay . . . i'm a dork . . . I made a computer program that showed me where to evenly distribute our challenge.

I'll PM you the details . . .
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Monet- I just got done posting the exact thing about gaining muscle on D's page. I think you are right!

Tacos sound delish!!

Congrats on going to the trainer! You are one strong woman. It takes a lot of guts. I think you are braver than you give yourself credit for!
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:33 PM   #1490
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Thanks cookie..

I was so worried on my way there.. so00.. I did what I always do when I worry.. I prayed.... I asked God to help me through this and to not worry so much what other people think... then I told myself.. I am doing this for ME... and my family..not anyone else there.. so just DO IT!.. and I did

I got it D.. thanks.. that would be amazing it it works out that way.... Dave said I could reach it in 10 to 14 months IF I did the right things.. in other words.. have him as my trainer....
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:43 PM   #1491
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Oh.. I had 1 low carb wrap . taco thingy and a taco salad..lol.. mama was hungry..

then I had a brownie with whip cream.... I made the ones in the book D.. but I put them in a cake pan instead of the 9x9.. so it was a bigger piece.... it was thinner... a 9x9 would have been a thick.. very thick piece..so0o0o..

anywho grand total on the calories are 1481..

I had taco meat left .. so tomorrows lunch.. taco salad..

you could have came over D..

ok off to go fold my cloths and watch my show..

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Congrats on going to the trainer! You are one strong woman. It takes a lot of guts. I think you are braver than you give yourself credit for!
She sure is . . . AND not only did she brave a trainer in her face, but she also had to brave people seeing her being filmed while she was doing it! Yes, I brought my video camera so I could get some really good footage of her.

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I told myself.. I am doing this for ME... and my family..not anyone else there.. so just DO IT!.. and I did
Ready, set, go . . . I have to admit, though, I was worried when I didn't see you get out of your van for a spell . . . for a moment I thought I was going to have to come out and get you.

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I got it D.. thanks.. that would be amazing it it works out that way.... Dave said I could reach it in 10 to 14 months IF I did the right things.. in other words.. have him as my trainer....
I'm sure having him as a trainer could probably get you there faster and you would definitely have to work harder, but is it realistic to think you could maintain that intensity for the rest of your life?

Come on over to my place. . . I've got issues . . .

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Oh.. I had 1 low carb wrap . taco thingy and a taco salad..lol.. mama was hungry..
you definitely worked up and appetite.

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That sounds really good.
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I am so sorry your having issues.. but just remember. your not alone any more in this journey.. I AM here for you.. .. I hope you know you can talk to em about anything.. .. but I also understand.. sometimes its easier to talk to someone not in the picture.. did that make since? lol..

anywho.. I am here if you need me

ok.. commercial is over.. bb..
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.. I hope you know you can talk to em about anything.. .. but I also understand.. sometimes its easier to talk to someone not in the picture.. did that make since? lol..
Yes, perfect sense.

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ok.. commercial is over.. bb..
Thanks Lisa, but I don't know if I can talk about it . . . I did figure it out, or at least I think I did, but I don't know if I CAN talk about it . . . Okay . . . now I'm just repeating myself . . .

I don't even know if I can talk about this to the psycho doctor.
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aww.. well who ever you can talk to .. just TALK.. you'll feel much better when you do.... and they may be able to help you figure out better what ever it is.. but just talking about it will make you feel free.. ..

sweet dreams my friend..
oh .. can you bring your video camera tomorrow.. I would love to see what I did yesterday..

I showed the hubs what Dave said to do on the ball.. you don't wanna know what he said....men..
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aww.. well who ever you can talk to .. just TALK.. you'll feel much better when you do.... and they may be able to help you figure out better what ever it is.. but just talking about it will make you feel free.. ..

sweet dreams my friend..
oh .. can you bring your video camera tomorrow.. I would love to see what I did yesterday..

I showed the hubs what Dave said to do on the ball.. you don't wanna know what he said....men..:laugh:

LOL.. I can only imagine!
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aww.. well who ever you can talk to .. just TALK.. you'll feel much better when you do.... and they may be able to help you figure out better what ever it is.. but just talking about it will make you feel free.. ..
Thanks Lisa, but I feel much better now. I wrote all that was going on in my head down and I think I have a clearer understanding where my head was at.

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Ummm oops . . . I already downloaded it onto my computer and deleted it from the camera, but I will still bring it and my netbook. We can get some shots of cardio day . . . and afterward we'll sit and watch what you did on the sofa's there. I got some really great shots that I can DEFINITELY use in the C2 video I'll be making . . . REALLY good!

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Man oh man I was hungry before noon and I ate 2 packs of oatmeal this am.... so I am having my taco salad now..

brought a fiber 1 bar in for later..

didn't hurt much today.. tomorrow may be a different story.. we'll see..
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He drops pounds overnight. You gain just by glancing at cake. Here are 5 reasons for his success.
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The bad habits guys overcome (beer and chips) seem to result in instant weight loss, while ours (mistaking a box of Ring Dings for a therapist) seem too emotionally hardwired to short-circuit. Finally, in the gym, they grab the big, macho barbells and do routines that make them grunt. Our weights tend to be pink...and puny.



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He doesn't crave sweets
Both men and women have cravings, and no, he doesn't have an easier time fighting them off. But your comfort food is likely to be chocolate, pudding, or a cheese Danish, while his is a thick, juicy steak. A recent Cornell University study found that women seek out sweets to ward off the blues; men turn to meat when they want to indulge. The weight loss advantage of his choice: It's protein, which will help fill him up far better than your coffee cake. A study published last year by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine found that the secret weight loss weapon of low-carb diets is protein, because it promotes satiety, the scientific term for fullness, which curbs overeating.


If cravings are your downfall, you have a choice of weight loss tips here:


Eat a little protein When a craving hits, have low-fat string cheese, a low-fat turkey and cheese roll-up, or fat-free cottage cheese mixed with some cut-up fruit instead of a sweet.


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He doesn't berate himself when he screws up
Okay, you blew it. You had PMS, or your accountant called with news of a surprise audit, and the jelly doughnut hollered, "Eat me!" What do you do next? If you're a woman, you throw up your hands, tell yourself what a bad person you are, and reach for another doughnut. Then you wallow in self-loathing for days. And what does a guy do?



"He feels okay, maybe even good, and really enjoys that steak," laughs emotional-eating expert Edward Abramson, PhD, a professor emeritus of psychology at California State University and author of Body Intelligence. But he doesn't order another one--he climbs back on the weight loss wagon, no harm, no foul. The best way to beat that diet-busting trap:



Apply his 80% rule "Most guys avoid anything that even smacks of perfectionism," and that applies to dieting, too, says Pamela Peeke, MD, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and author of Body for Life for Women.



"When women start a diet, they go from zero to 100--they become 'perfect' overnight, which is a hallmark of failure. That's why I developed the 80% rule: Hit your weight loss goals 80% every single day you can. One day, it'll be 120% because it happens to be a great day. Other days, you'll hit 50% or even 20% when you're dealing with PMS. Just make sure it averages out to 80%."

He goes for weights with muscle
Women are catching on to strength-training, but some experts think women ought to approach weights more like men. "When a guy goes to the gym, he'll usually pick an exercise that allows him to use the most impressive-looking weights," says Lou Schuler, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and author of The New Rules of Lifting.


The result: muscle building in less time, working a range of muscles at once instead of one in isolation. "A woman, on the other hand, will go for light dumbbells and do an exercise that allows her to use perfect form--but will do the least amount of good." To wit: "the 12 triceps exercises women do" to rid themselves of underarm dingle-dangle, says Schuler.


"All those little exercises are like Chinese water torture for your muscles: a little drip here, a little drip there. You think if you do them enough then these nice, streamlined muscles will show up, but no, they won't." So, stop wasting your time, and do what the Y chromosome folks do:


Drop the "Barbie" weights If you're doing two sets of 12 or 15 reps, your weights are probably too light, says Schuler. Graduate to the black weights--the ones made of real iron--and move toward higher poundage that makes you strain to do 8 to 10, says Schuler. "Once your body is used to 10, then increase the weight until you're only able to do 3 reps. At sports medicine conferences, I've seen scans of women's upper arms before and after this kind of training program, and the girth of their upper arms hasn't changed, but you can see the fat tissue is reduced and how much more muscle there is."


Work out in life's gym Daily tasks offer opportunities to strength-train. "As you boogie through your day," advises Peeke, "say, 'No, I can lift those grocery bags. I don't need a man to help me.'"
He doesn't use food as a therapist
Women are twice as likely as men to binge because they're depressed, reports a 2004 University of Minnesota study that examined the eating behavior of 1,800 people for a year. Women are also twice as likely as men to be depressed, which makes for a lot of eat-a-thons.



Worse, after a binge, a woman is likely to feel guilty, become even more depressed, and soothe herself with more gluttony. Confessed one woman (who requested anonymity because her boss reads this magazine): "When I'm really depressed, I've been known to wheel into McDonald's and order two shakes--one for me and one for my invisible friend in the back seat. No kidding. One vanilla, one chocolate.



Sometimes I even turn my head around and say, 'What do you want, chocolate?' like the drive-thru guy on the intercom can see me. It's sick!" Bottom line: No guy thinks he can boost his mood by mainlining frozen dairy products. You shouldn't either. Get off that circuit with these tips:



Identify what's behind your need to feed Start making the connection between stuffing your face and stuffing your feelings. To do this, think Richter scale, says Santa Barbara, CA, psychotherapist Gloria Arenson, author of Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing. "Rank your desire to eat on a scale of 1 to 10 as if it were an earthquake, 10 being 'Watch out!' If it's an 8, then look at what in your life was an 8 that day. Your boss yelled at you? Your dog ran away? Your kid got into trouble at school?"



By matching your numbers--the craving and an equivalent stressor--you'll soon learn how to determine whether you're hungry or medicating a bad mood. The technique works by erecting a mindfulness roadblock between you and that soothing piece of chocolate cheesecake. With practice, most people who use the rating system stop themselves before taking the first bite, says Arenson. (For more antibinge tips, see "Why Am I Eating This?")



Take time for yourself Men do it, says Sass. "They'll say, 'I need to get away,' and go out and play basketball or golf with their buddies. Women don't say, 'I need to take the day off and get pampered.' For many women, their only pleasure, their only source of gratification and reward, is food." Starting today, snag a few hours for yourself, but don't use it to meet your girlfriends for lunch. Give yourself something inedible to look forward to, whether it's a Saturday morning at the outlets or a monthly girls' night out for pedicures at a spa.



Get physical with anger "The standard prescription for a guy who's angry is to go out and pound nails, not eat chocolate," says Abramson. Guys are more likely to do something physical to dissipate their negative emotions. Women tend to swallow them--usually with an entire row of Oreo cookies. So when you get mad, get moving.



Stop making such a big deal Men may be less vulnerable to emotional eating because they tend not to dwell on things. Women, on the other hand, can spend hours turning one small negative thought around in their minds, adding a few others, and whipping it all into critical mass, says Yale University researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, author of the new book Eating, Drinking, Overthinking. That's called rumination, and research suggests it can lead to depression , which itself can lead us directly to where we've hidden the Milano cookies.



Again, there's biology involved: In the brain, thoughts are linked in a network of associations, so I'm a fat pig lives on the same neural pathway as I'm a lousy cook and You're not going to amount to anything (that one's from your mother). Think about one and the others light up like an old-fashioned switchboard. Don't fall into the trap of using food to snap out of it. Instead, try this suggestion from Nolen-Hoeksema: Pick a word or phrase that makes you aware of what you're doing and helps you gain control (like Knock it off! or I won't let myself get sucked into this).
He doesn't give up stuff he likes
Austrian researchers, looking at gender differences in eating and dieting, found that "men's approach toward nutrition is uncomplicated and pleasure-oriented." For women, it's more punitive. Peeke agrees: "When guys go on a diet, they don't give up their Doritos. They're like Condi Rice--they negotiate. 'The big game is coming up. I'll have a third of the Doritos I usually do, but I will have some Doritos and guacamole.'"



We, on the other hand, approach weight loss like ascetics, depriving ourselves of all those luscious "forbidden foods" until we can't stand it any longer. Then we fall like starved dogs on year-old Halloween candy stuck to the back of the freezer. In fact, studies by University of Toronto obesity researcher Janet Polivy, PhD, found that restrained eaters--that's the average female dieter--are more likely to not only overeat after dieting but also to gorge themselves if they just think they're going to go on a diet. Scientists call it "the last supper effect." Here's how to push away from this table:



Diet like a guy For the most part, men don't diet. Or, when they do, they make the commitment to eat less, don't agonize a lot, and wham, bam, there they are, all svelte again. Peeke calls it Home Depot syndrome. "A guy looks at his need to lose weight and sees it like a blueprint for building a cabinet--he has that much emotion about it," she says.



"It's a job, he gets his supplies, and he does it. If he thinks he's a fat-ass-lard-belly, he just says, 'Well, I guess I got myself here and I gotta get myself out--let's get this show on the road.'" You can do the same, says Peeke, if you make these words your mantra: Of course I can lose weight. Will it take longer than it takes my hubby? Yes. Do I have the patience? I do--and the journey begins today.



Don't ban your favorite food Men don't give up pleasure without a tussle. But one of the first things women forget when they try for weight loss is that life without chocolate is not worth living. Nothing can scuttle your good intentions like feeling deprived. "I order my clients to have something they love every day--a portion of ice cream, a small cupcake," says Arenson.



In fact, Toronto-based weight loss coach Mary Crawford lost more than 50 pounds on what she calls the Enjoyable Diet--a program she developed that allowed her to eat whatever she wanted every day. The catch: She restricted herself to 800 calories every other day and didn't diet on the alternate days. It may sound a little out-there, but the concept could help eliminate that girly dilemma that jettisons many a woman's best-laid weight loss plans: I want it--lots of it--because I can't have it.
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Go for another consuming pleasure "So many times women are told, 'If you feel like you're going to overeat, distract yourself by cleaning the house,'" says Sass. "That's like torturing yourself." No man in his right mind is going to do chores to keep himself from overeating. A guy will find a more hedonistic distraction, like shooting hoops in the driveway, playing his guitar, or making something with a life-threatening tool. Take a cue from him and look for something enjoyable that engages your hands and mind. One of Sass's clients took a jewelry-making class that has become her antidote to overeating. "All she thinks about now is how she's going to make her next piece instead of, What can I eat now?"



Bottom line: Weight loss is as much about attitude as it is about aptitude. And adopting a male mind-set, at least in this arena, can make you a leaner, more in-control woman.

Guy exercises for girls
Good Morning Works butt and legs Stand with feet a few inches apart, knees bent slightly. Hold two 10- to 15-pound dumbbells against your chest. With back flat and abs tight, slowly hinge forward at hips, lowering upper body while keeping back flat. Don't go beyond parallel to the floor. Pause, then stand back up. Do three sets of 8 to 10 reps.


Dumbbell Clean and Press Works butt, legs, arms, and shoulders Start in a squat, feet shoulder-width apart and knees bent. Hold an 8- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand, at sides, palms in. As you curl weights up to shoulders, straighten legs and rise up onto toes. Lower heels as you turn palms out and press weights overhead. Pause, then lower weights, return to starting position, and repeat. Do three sets of 8 to 10 reps.
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