Day 1 of trying to lose the rest of the baby weight.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Good luck to you!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@mrskisstobe:  Congratulations. Once you have made the decision to do it, good habits start replacing bad ones and you are already taking positive steps (cutting out pop is huge!). A year from now, you will be glad you started today.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Good on you for taking the first step! Cleaning up your diet was definitely the right thing to do: as they say, weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Even if you can just get out 3 times a week for a long walk, that will help – but not until your tendon is healed enough for that!

 

Your eating plan sounds quite sensible to me – lots and lots of veggies, lean protein, no processed foods, no added sugar, no refined carbs.

 

You will watch the weight fall off!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The first picture is back in High School. I used Herbal Life and lost 30 Lbs six years ago. I gained a few pounds back and since I’m getting ready for the wedding I started back again. I am also doing Insanity and I love my results so far. It has been 4 weeks since I started Insanity and I have lost 7 lbs since then. The bottom left is before I started Insanity and on the right 4 weeks after. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You can do it! Good luck, we are all here for you!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@mrskisstobe:  I started Low Carb (no specific plan) Monday! I have about 40 pounds to lose also, but I’ve always been heavy.  I have MFP, but it doesn’t work so well with a low carb diet, thinking about doing the 30 day shred or maybe C25K…

  We should keep in touch to keep motivated!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrskisstobe:  Don’t get discouraged! The fit of your clothes is the true test of whether you are losing fat–the scale isn’t reliable. Stick with it! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Only 900 calories a day???  That can’t be good for you. Your body needs nutrients. It can’t be getting what it needs on that. You also can’t sustain that long term. 

My calorie counter says 1700 calories a week for my goal of 1/2 lb a week. 

Trying to lose weight too quick will result in failure. My BIL did that. He looked fantastic after losing all the weight but put every pound back on. 

a few years ago, I wanted to lose my last 20 lbs of baby fat. I set a goal of 1/2 lb a week. I didn’t do no carb but I did cut out sweets. I was exercising every day so my calorie intake was around 2,200 a day to net out at 1,700. It took 2 months to see something on the scale. But I lost a pant size so I knew it was working. Then I started running and the weight just melted off. 

I know you can’t run but there has to be some kind of exercise you can do – walk, bike, weights, yoga. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

900 calories will leave feeling hungry and isn’t good for you at all. Especially if you are working out you need to actually eat more calories on your active days. I’m currently doing Whole 30 and when I stuck to the program after two weeks I lost 7lbs. I was never hungry. It just an adjustment any time you go from eating whatever you want, to making conscious choices isn’t easy– but it gets easier. And it has to be lifestyle change not just a temporary diet fix. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I third, quadruple, etc. what all of the others are advising you on your 900-calories-a-day plan: longer term, it isn’t going to work. You’re probably getting to the point in this diet where you’re going to start feeling depressed, anxious, etc. – hunger and calorie deprivation at its finest.

Just for comparison purposes, I’m 5’8″, weigh about 200 pounds and exercise 4 – 5 hours a week at a moderate to intense level (5 MPH-6 MPH runs, stationary bike, jump roping, etc.), burning about 4k calories a week. I very rarely go below 1800 calories a day, and I’m still able to lose at least 1 pound a week. I often try to eat more – like 2k calories a week – because if I go too far below that, I often find myself eventually binging.

I’d say up your calories to at least 1500 per day. There’s no harm in losing half a pound per week, or even a pound, if it means you can sustain this for life and in a healthy way.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@mrskisstobe:  I did paleo for a while – you will definitely see a steady weight drop, but it is not rapid.  I found that doing a 1 day juice clense every week helped a lot.  So every tuesday I just drink home made smoothies or juices (tons of fresh fruit and veg and a fresh apple juice base) 

Even if you can’t do a lot of exercise, get out for a walk – it burns just as much calories as running the same distance, and it won’t make you hungrier afterwards, because it’s low impact.  

80% is diet, 10% is exercise, 10% genetic  

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@PuckBunny:  thank you 🙂  I still have over a year so I really hope I can keep it up. 

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