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So I know it would be physically imposible, to loose the 75lbs i want to loose in 11 weeks….but….i want to jump start a body make over…..i would like to try and loose 25 to 30 lbs in 11 weeks….i was doing zumba that helped me loose like 5lbs then stress happened and i fell off the wagon and gained it back…..sooo I want to do this safely and healthily….I want to make a lifestyle change….for me and my so…and our healths…..
soo Anyone able to tell me where to start….we re-vamped our kitchen today and threw out alot of unhealthy stuff….and im working with a meal planner and trying to get a 1,800 calorie/day diet….now i just need to get going on the physical work out thing…what sucks is i work nights….i have the zumba dvd’s that i plan on using….but i want to tone as well as shed….
anyone have any suggestions on where to start….i know i need to stop snacking at night during work, so im working on that, anyother night shift bees have ideas, or healthy snack ideas…
any fitness bees care to point me in the right direction….i do have a bad hamstring that i have to take into account…..
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YAY for being motivated to lose weight! I want to do so as well!
First, it depends on how much you weigh, how much you can safely lose in a week. Doctors are going to tell you that it’s not healthy to lose more than 1-2 pounds a week – which would be 22 pounds at the most. BUT if you feel as though your eating habits are unhealthy enough that you are keeping weight on by eating for too much, then it would be possible to lose more in that span of time. Does that make sense/
Also, a good fact to know is that 1 pound is equivalent to 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound a week, you would need to cut out 500 calories a day from the number of calories it takes for you to maintain your weight.
You could try using this calculator to determine how many calories you need to maintain your weight, including exercise, to figure out how many calories you should be consuming.
As far as exercising goes, I’m a big fan of cardio. I have a lower back problem (spondylolisthesis) that has caused me chronic pain for the last three yearss and I love doing the elliptical. I also do free weights and machine weights. I’ve always wanted to try some workout videos, but never got around to it. I have a friend that swears by programs from this website and starts a new program every 12 weeks.
Honestly, it just depends on what you actually enjoy doing. If it’s difficult for you to want to go to the gym, you need to find something else.
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@MrsCanoodle: its not so much as its difficult to WANT to go to the gym, but its harder to find the time…Since I work nights….i sleep most of the time during the day because i have to be able to be up all night….because i get off at 7 am…and usually have to be back at work by 630 the next night when i work days in the row…and i have a 30 min drive back in forth so i get home by like 745 or 8 and then i have to leave no later then 6….kinda makes it hard to get there….
thank you for all the info though! its really helpfull….
Post # 6
Ooooo yea. That would make it difficult. Hope you can find time!
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@MrsCanoodle: Its a killer esp because my fave cal burning classes are all during times when im having tobe at work….sucks…..im trying to find different things…
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Thaky you so much! those are amazing!!!
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@MrsCanoodle: Oh my gosh, I was totally going to suggest bodybuilding.com too!
OP: I am currently doing a 12-week program from them called Jamie Eason’s 12-Week LiveFit Trainer. Link
I love it! At first I never would have thought to try a body-building site but another poster had recommended it on a different thread and I’ve been hooked ever since. They have amazing advice on weight loss, muscle growth and all things fitness. Check it out for sure. This particular program really focuses on a new lifestyle. After some failed attempts at a “quick-start” to weight loss, I’ve decided to reject the idea that I need to lose weight quickly and decided to focus on making new habits and a new lifestyle. Best. decision. ever. Don’t pressure yourself…the slower the changes happen, the more likely they are to last. I completely understanding wanting to see results in a week or two, but that is not how our bodies are wired.
Here is the thread that helped me tremendously. Good luck-you can totally do this!
Need advice: cardio vs. strength training for weight loss
Post # 11
Have you considered kicking things off with a Whole 30 – it’s a 30 day clean eating diet.
Post # 12
It is possible to lose 25-30 lbs in 11 weeks, but it won’t be that healthy to do so. I would recommend cutting down to no more than 1000 calories per day, and check out zuzka light on YouTube. Her workouts are fierce and free!