Post # 1
So after trying on capris yesterday and not finding a pair that fit or that I liked myself in, I decided to once and for all get rid of the rest of the baby weight. I don’t even think I can say it’s all baby weight because I feel like i have gained since having him!
I am cutting out all pop! So right there I have dropped about 600-900 calories a day. I am starting today at eating cleaner- high protein, no/low carb, low calorie plan. Working out is going to be hard for the next couple months since I tore the achilles tendon from kickboxing. I went to kickboxing and boxing 3 times a week and saw NO results other than tone arms.
I think the change in eating is going to help immensely. I think it’s kind of a cross between Paleo and Ideal Protein.
I don’t want to have to take supplements so I am thinking that if I allow myself some skim milk everyday or small amount of dairy and a small amount of fruit like bananas I should be ok
Has anyone had success in losing weight and inches with the no pop and ideal protein plan or paleo?
Oh, and I want to lose about 40lbs.
Post # 4
@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
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
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.
Post # 7
You can do it! Good luck, we are all here for you!
Post # 8
@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 # 9
I am now a week with no pop, and very low carbs. Saturday wasn’t a great day because we had a wedding and baby shower, but Sunday was much better. I am averaging about 900 calories a day, max of 50g of carbs total. I have been drinking Pure Protein Shakes for breakfast, lots of lettuce and veggies with about 4 oz of protein for lunch, veggies and 8oz of protein for dinner.
I found some great salad dressings from Walden Farms that are calorie free, sugar free, gluten free, carb free and actually taste good. They have a bacon dip that goes great with veggies.
Found some really yummy recipes on Skinny Taste. I have averaged about 10 8oz cups of water everyday.
I did have a Zevia Cherry Cola today-it’s basically cherry cola flavored carbonated water. No sugar, no calories, no carbs, no artificial flavors.
The sad thing is that I haven’t seen any weight come off but my pants fit so much looser. I am getting very discouraged already 🙁
Post # 10
@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
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
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
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
@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
@PuckBunny: thank you 🙂 I still have over a year so I really hope I can keep it up.