Post # 1
Looking to shed some lbs for the engagement pics… I’ve tried it all but wanted to know what you bees have had success with?
Can you let me know
Diet: What plan did you follow (ex: paleo)
How much you lost in 2 months
Thank for your info and support!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Diet: MyFitnessPal, counting calories (so easy with MFP so long as you are vigilant about weighing everything you eat) and using a Polar heart rate monitor to keep track of exercise. I didn’t cut anything out of my diet, just ate within my calorie limits. It’s true that this did improve my eating but I still ate chocolate, cheesecake, Doritos and the other good stuff.
Start weight: 147 pounds (I’m 5’3″ so although I wasn’t too overweight, I was too heavy for my height and frame)
Amount lost in two months: 14 pounds (then another ten pounds over the next few months)
Exercise: I began running again, two or three times a week, and I also play roller derby and train for that twice a week. However with MFP you eat back at least some of your exercise calories so while I got heaps fitter and more toned, it didn’t have a direct impact on my weight loss.
Post # 3
Diet: MyFitnessPal-just staying in my calorie limits
Starting Weight: 132
How much you lost in 2 months: 8 lbs
Any exercise?: 2-4 times per week, usually just cardio in the first couple months
Post # 4
Diet: What plan did you follow (ex: paleo): The moderation diet (follows the principle of eating small portions of good food (lean meats, lots of veggies and fruits and nuts, healthy whole grains) along with treats on a bi-weekly basis of whatever you want so that you’re not depriving yourself of anything, just being smarter about it. Also, I drink only water with lemon, alllllll day long. <br /><br />– Starting Weight: 180<br /><br />– How much you lost in 2 months: 20 lbs (my current weight is 160 lbs<br /><br />– Any excercise? I did the 30 day shred for 10 days, combined with an additional 30 minutes of walking/day. Now, I just do hiking but I do interval running/walking on my hikes as well, which are typically in the 30-40 minute range in length. My secret? I NEVER MISS A DAY. I squeeze it in, no matter what. My favourite is waking up 45 minutes early and doing my exercise then! And if I have time in the evening, I’ll add another shorter walk in.
Post # 5
Diet: 12 week body transformation. (1200-1300 cals a day, just your typical healthy eating really. They had meal plans and recipes to follow.)
Starting Weight 87.1kg (192 pounds)
How much you lost in 2 months – approx 7.5 kg (around 17 pounds). I’m insulin resistant though which makes weight loss a bit harder. Other doing the program lost more quicker, others less etc.
Any excercise? Yes, lots. 6 days a week of cardio (lots of interval training), weights, core etc.
Post # 6
I really sometimes think moderation is the best…
those are pretty good results!
those are stellar results.. I’ve tried moderation but I always go over grrr!!!
Thanks for sharing so far ladies its really getting me motivated 🙂
Post # 7
I have this really weird mental trick for eating in moderation. Its basically before I make/eat a meal, I ask myself if the overweight, fat, sluggish version of me would eat this. If the answer is yes, I go back to the drawing board. If no, I chomp away. <br />—————————————————————————————————–<br />E.G. I am staring at nutella. The fat me would easily spread that baby on two slices of disgusting white bread and chomp away. So my internal voice says “NO” and I grab 1 slice of spelt bread, spread on some organic honey, grab a bowl of cherries, and on my way I go.
Post # 8
Diet: No secret pill or fad diet here. Just 1200 CLEAN calories, also factoring in calories burned on training days. Appx. 50% protein, 25% complex carbs and 25% healthy fats… Give or take, depending on the day. Appx. 5-6 meals per day total.
Starting Weight: 180 lbs at 5’7-8… After training for appx. 9 months now, I can say that my biggest transformation was during the first two to three months! Currently training for a competition, so it’s a VERY slow and sometimes painstaking (but, rewarding!) process.
How much you lost in 2 months: appx 5 lbs first week and an average of 2lbs a week thereafter… So, about ~20lbs.
Usually an average max. of 2lbs a week lost is the ideal and most sustainable longterm.
Any excercise? Yes! Did at least (2) one-hour hardcore days of calisthenics/plyometrics with a trainer, and 2-3 more days of HIIT on the elliptical on my own. After I lost 30lbs, I dropped the trainer and upped the intensity (as my body became more resistant/conditioned). So, I now weight lift heavy 4 days a week, and do HIIT 3-4 days a week
Once I upped my workout intensity, I gradually upped my calories to 1400-2000, depending on the day.
I am currently much more lean and muscular now, but here was my “before” picture, and my 2-3 month progress photo, so that you can see how drastically a body can really change in what seems like a very small amount of time.
Post # 9
I just wanted to be healthier, more active and tone/lose a few points.
Diet: No change. I’ve always generally eaten small portions and realtively healthy. Not much junk food, basic meals (a meat, veggie, seasoning on rice), rarely boxed meals or eating out. I suck at diets and just don’t have the drive to really stick to a plan and limit calories.
Starting Weight: 130<br />
How much you lost in 2 months 5-6<br />
Any excercise? Started running, couch to 5k, 3x (about 8-10 miles/week), inured my leg though, so now eliptical and weights 4x a week. <br />
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Post # 11
thanks for the pics! it’s really good to see your transformation!!!
Post # 12
ha! as long as it works right!?