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Old 07-02-2011, 11:03 AM   #241
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I was gonna mention you eat like a bird earlier and I would bonk during lifting eating that little but we are all different and you are smaller than me too. What's so bad about fried eggs and a turkey burger? Sounds yummy. Oh man now I want one with avocado slices...
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:11 AM   #242
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I wound up eating a lot at a bbq. My treat meals are done! LOL Hopping back on the train and heading to the gym in a little while.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:42 AM   #243
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #244
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Good Afternoon!

Had a nice long weekend but I am back in action! My trainer changed up my menu for this week only. Lots more vegetables and fruit will be included. No whey protein drinks and instead try whole foods.

We will see how the week progresses.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:29 AM   #245
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It is going to be a slow week until my vacation...ARG! Not a whole lot going on other than working out and staying on plan. I am trying to find ideas on what to do next week since my husband will be working. (I hate coming into Boston when it'll be overrun with tourists.) I don't really like going to the beach by myself and not much of a swimmer anyway.

Hmmm...what to do..what to do...??
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #246
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My trainer told me to up my complex carbs and fats this week and stay on the WW PP point spread. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:32 AM   #247
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So far so good. Staying on plan. Next week, I can relax and have a few extra treats since I will be on vacation! WOO HOO!
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Lora have a great vacation sweetie! Hope the time flies by for you. You are doing so great and look beautiful!!! WTG Girl!!!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:00 PM   #249
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I'll be in and out of this journal all next week. Love vacation but must steer myself into healthier eating. The weekend was filled with grilled burgers, ice cream and all sots of BAD stuffs! Oops!
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Going to Provincetown, MA tomorrow to have a little fun. Stuffed and drunk? Oh yeah! On my bucket list this week! WOO HOO!
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Woohooo have some fun!!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:41 AM   #253
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I had a lot of fun except for the pouring rain when the boat pulled into port. Very happy to come home!
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #257
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Eating carbs and dairy has made me feel bloated and unhealthy. Cheese and nightshades really are the culprit. Vacation is fun but I feel awful. I need to get back on plan right away. I was trying to take a break from supplements but my body NEEDS them too.

Back to the grindstone tomorrow and with it comes some personal changes. It is time. Next goal date is August 21st.

Shirlee has some new workouts she wants me to try starting next week. And another 6 weeks begins...
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OK, vaca over. Back on plan!!! Hugs girl.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:32 AM   #259
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OK, vaca over. Back on plan!!! Hugs girl.
I ate a lot this past week! I need a kick in the hiney!

Shirlee suggested I try a bit of whole grain with zero dairy this week. We are trying something new and I need a complex carb to avoid Mr. Binge.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:58 AM   #260
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Guess what???

My trainer emailed me and sent me this excerpt from an article she read. I like it!!

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What about cardio?

Cardio is generally not recommended for most persons wishing to do body re-composition. (Even fat loss) This especially goes for the female population who has for so long been doing way too much cardio. In the book, New Rules for Women, the directive is given to all women to “Step away from the treadmill!” While cardio arguably can do some good things it generally is done far too much and for all the wrong reasons with the female population.

The biggest problem IMHO with just adding cardio outside of a weight lifting program is that it will potentially cause a woman to drop muscle faster than fat. Since most women have less muscle and lose it faster than men, this is a big problem. Doing only cardio or too much cardio results in women who are skinny fat. For some of the more overweight female populations, cardio can serve to help with the fat loss and will not have negative consequences. Keep in mind that the closer you are to an ideal bodyweight, the harder it is to preserve muscle.

If you pick a strength or resistance program such as NROL or NROL4W it will tell you what to do for cardio. I like these programs because they introduce HITT as opposed to ss cardio. Outside of the specific guidelines for cardio in a program I have found that as a general rule, trainers say about 20-30 min 2-3 times a week is maximum time for anyone wishing to do cardio and weight train.

Now here is the “rub” for those of you who are “hard-core” cardio queens and just cannot give it up. Doing cardio can actually completely stop or thwart your fat loss efforts especially as you get closer to your ideal weight. The way that works is that we all burn a certain amount of calories per day in NEAT type of activities. NEAT stands for Non Exercise Thermogenesis Activity and is basically all the moving that you do every day outside of exercise. This could be climbing stars, walking from the car to the door or even fidgeting. Some of us are really good NEAT people. When cardio is added to the mix of a training routine it has the potential to wear a person out and they decrease their NEAT. Net result is even less calories burned. Consider another scenario. Some people do cardio and it triggers mad hunger. They go home and EAT THE HOUSE. Net result is more calories added then burned.

Often times all a person has to do (if they are stalled on weight loss) is to stop all exercise except for NEAT and focus on diet. This will give them the "correct" baseline for diet and then they can add back in the exercise based from this baseline.

So the answer is not to just add cardio to your training program. Cardio is certainly not the root of all evil and there are legitimate reasons to do it. Just know that fat loss and muscle gain goals can be easily disrupted with too much cardio. It is about finding the right balance of food, lifting and cardio for you and your goals.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #261
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How do you incorporate WW Points with low carbing-------I am very interested because I have not lost any weight in about 2 months on Atkins. I wanted to make this a WOL, not just another diet. Maybe I am just eating too many calories for my age and metabolism. I don't want to have to count calories, the point system is sooooo much easier. Thanks for any help and ideas!
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How do you incorporate WW Points with low carbing-------I am very interested because I have not lost any weight in about 2 months on Atkins. I wanted to make this a WOL, not just another diet. Maybe I am just eating too many calories for my age and metabolism. I don't want to have to count calories, the point system is sooooo much easier. Thanks for any help and ideas!
The ladies were incorporating the Simply Filling Technique to their low-carb meal plans. I don't believe they were eating at induction levels.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #263
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I am eating at the OWL level now, but I have lost a little over 20 lbs. It's just that in the past 2 months, I guess since adding more variety of foods that my weight loss has stalled.
When I saw that you use the WW points along with the low carb lifestyle, I thought that maybe this was the answer for me
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I am eating at the OWL level now, but I have lost a little over 20 lbs. It's just that in the past 2 months, I guess since adding more variety of foods that my weight loss has stalled.
When I saw that you use the WW points along with the low carb lifestyle, I thought that maybe this was the answer for me
Have you gone to a meeting to check them out? This is where you can ask questions and get all sorts of information.

Based on my experience with WW and slimming in general, if I write down exactly what I eat, stick with the same foods and lift weights (also changing my workout routine every 30 days or so), I will lose weight. When I deviate is when the trouble begins. My trainer knows this and she saw how I looked during my trip to Maine this past weekend. She can get a feel of the foods I need to eat and type of workout plan.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #265
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Changed up my eating plan a bit to add back my favorite low-carb pita from Joseph's for my lunch. Easy and filling.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #266
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I need to eat more today. Very hungry. After totaling my calories so far today....YIKES!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #267
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I wish I had your problem. I can easily eat too much. I really liked NROL4W-I completed about 2 months of it b4 I had surgery. Lou Shuler has a FB page is a really nice guy who answers any questions you have personally.
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I wish I had your problem. I can easily eat too much. I really liked NROL4W-I completed about 2 months of it b4 I had surgery. Lou Shuler has a FB page is a really nice guy who answers any questions you have personally.
What are you bringing to work? I bring only so much and go from there. Thank goodness there are no vending machines near me!
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Lots of veggies & fruits fill me up, cottage cheese & Fage with some PB2 is one of my fav treats. My new fav protein powder is Click-I am seriously loving the mocha. Dropping cals again and doing well so far-I'm at 181 about 4 lbs over sig weight but I am having water retention problems this summer with the heat so not stressing it. My running is on hold this week because of the heat wave we are having so I'm gonna throw in a dvd today to get some movement going.

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I usually eat a light breakfast with some green tea. Almonds, blueberries, apples, and bananas are my snacks. I am tired of salad for lunch right now so my trainer told me to add at the very least, my whole wheat pita with vegetables, protein and a piece of fruit. Dinner is usually eggs and meat. Dessert is my protein drink.
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