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  • What the ????

    22 posts, 17 voices, 684 views, started Dec 22, 2008

    Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 by Bubblesbrule

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    • Amethyst
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      I have been watching what I eat for over 3 weeks ~ staying around 1500 cals/day, working out 4-5 days per week [including playing hockey 1-2 times per week] and have lost not one single ever living pound.

      What gives????



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Does the scale WORK!? How much H2O are you drinking? What are you actually eating?



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          Bubblesbrule wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Thanks for your validation ladies. I thought this was wierd, too.  

          I drink lots of H20 - at least 80 oz./day of straight water. I am eating things like chicken breast, salmon, veggies, fruits, small amounts of good fats [olive oil, avocado, nuts]. I am cutting back on carbs [esp. refined sugars]. I can’t tell you the last time I had fast food like pizza or fries.

          My husband has tried to tell me the old adage: “muscle weighs more than fat” [as I am also lifting weights], but I always thought this was b.s.



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          UK Girl wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Honey,

          I suggest a trip to the doctors and have your thyroid tested as it can be under/over using and cause weight gain or it maybe hormonal which again causes weight problems and no weight lose .. just a thought.



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          Kmarie wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • You know there is something to muscle fat thing. I had a similar problem, I went had the various hormonal test, which came back okay, Once I intensified my work out or rather change my workout routine, I began to loose wieght again.



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Sometimes when you work out in the beginning of your diet. The muscle you gain from working out takes up the pounds you might be losing with diet.
          Continue to work out, but maybe a little less until you see that they pounds really are coming off.



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          Mztracy wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • how r your clothes fitting you?? I never go by the dreaded scale...lol



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          Bubblesbrule wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • mztracy - that’s a good point - my clothes are fitting better ...



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          Trudy S wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • I was having the same issue for over 5 years. I counted calories, tried Weight Watchers, increased my exercise, cut out gluten & lactose....and just couldn’t seem to drop a pound.  In fact, I keep gaining, bit by bit.

          I had every test done at the doctor and all they could say was ‘you‘re perfectly normal - eat less‘.  I was STARVING!!!  I was also sick all the time.

          Then a friend introduced me to Isagenix.  Isagenix means body balance and that is what it has done for me.  It has not only allowed me to lose over 60 lbs (size 26-18! and still losing) but my hormones are also in balance.  I feel great and my friends and colleagues can’t believe how much energy I have  - I work 40 hrs, care for my husband and 4 year old AND am studying for my M.A. in Organizational Leadership.  

          Isagenix has totally turned my life around through nutritional cleansing (NOT colon cleansing by the way!)and increasing the good/dense nutrition I need.

          If you’d like to know more please contact me.  I would love to help you feel the same way!



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          Rachael Lohr wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Measure your sucess with a tape, not a scale.  I can assure you there is a lot of truth in the “muscle weighs more than fat” thing.  Get out a measuring tape and record your bust, waist, hips and thighs.  Do this once a week.  You’ll find that you‘re doing better than you think!  BTW - you must have a lot of will power to under take this during the holidays!  I have vowed I will NOT gain weight this holiday season (I struggle with this a lot).  Started walking up and down stairs at work.  5 flights ... I do the down always and since I just started the ups, I’m doing 3 levels up right now.  I plan to get to all 5 by the end of January!



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Losing weight slowly is better for you and you‘re more likely to keep it off.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • I’m with Tracy on this one. I hate the scale. My weight can go up and down like a pogo stick with no explanation. It’s so frustrating. I have a favorite pair of pants that I use as a guage.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Great points ladies. Annie, I concur regarding survival mode. It happens to so many people. And they end up losing muscle, not fat - even when working out. 1500 cals is really not enough, unless you are eating LOTS of veggies, and spreading that out into 6 meals. Using the glycemic index will get your body in fat burning mode. Getting the refined carbs out is a good thing, but don’t eliminate all carbs. Depending on your body type, you may need more than you think.
          I personally was at a plateau until I added in a patented protein peptide product from the company where I get almost all of my nutritional supplements. It targets fat loss. Even I was skeptical until those last 5 inches just melted off my waist. Most of us need more protein than we actually eat anyway, so adding in protein is a good thing. These isolated peptides (from whey protein) help you lose fat and maintain the lean. I went from a tight size 14 to a loose size 6.



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Bubbles, you said your clothes seem to fit better, many times we loose inches before the pounds starts to fall off....don’t give up....



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          Mztracy wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • yup bubbles...toss the scale.
          a good diet, not dieting is the key.  

          Due to my ms i got rid of certain foods, no more glutens, very low dairy, yet never eat anything fat free or sugar free. that means processing and that is not good. I got rid of sodas, but do not try and take my coffee!! lol I love my water.

          For me, red meat proteins. Now this is in my opinion and for me. I did a slight vegetarian try, and got sick. I could never get the supplements rights etc.

          I only eat free range beef, not farmed fish, and free range poultry. Love my veggies, but cannot eat corn, potato, or certain types of beans. No breads or pasta unless it is gluten free. And i finally found some and they actually taste good.  

          The main thing, and again in my opinion, is to eat. Do eat at least 3 balanced meals per day. If you must skip a meal make sure to do a small healthy snack.

          This helped me to lose 20 pounds. I am still at it, and hope for 30 more.  

          Remember, a good weight loss takes time. Losing 10 pounds in one week etc...it will come back!  

          But throw that scale away....at least box it up!! lol



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          Bubblesbrule wrote Dec 23, 2008
        • Thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging words. I am brand new to Fabulously40 and just from this post and reading others posts and replys, I can tell this is a great bunch.

          teeky3 - thank you for reminding me that I need to eat - sometimes I think, in our panic to loss weight, we think that if we eat less and less, we will lose more - hence, the epidemic of eating disorders in this country!

          mztracy - I’m not quite ready to toss the scale, but think I will try to take a break from it for awhile

          rachael - I’ll be lookin’ for that tape measure!

          Thanks again everyone!!



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          Tami Close wrote Dec 23, 2008
        • Losing weight, especially for women, is very emotional!  Sometimes our identity can be wrapped up in the scale, the inches, and there are many factors that lead to the judgment of the numbers.

          As a fun coach, I help women have fun and achieve balance in their lives, and one factor is helping the body achieve its ideal weight.  

          I achieved my weight loss through my body balancing program, which included using a supplementation available from Isagenix, a nutritional cleansing process.  At age 50 I could fit into a jumpsuit that I bought at age 21, and I felt great.  You can check out my jumpsuit pic on my blog—will be 54 in March 2009.

          Having said this, the women that I coached utilizing Isagenix were not getting the same results, and I was frustrated.  Isagenix is a program where drinking shakes and drinking a cleansing product are the staple of the program.  Although some people do get results as I did, in my experience, most drop off, and here are some comments that I got from women:  1)  the program is too rigid  2) I want to chew  

          Thus, as a coach, I do a lot of research and was on the look for something new, something that was simpler, but addressed some of the same things that Isagenix did, like cleansing, helping the body work better and increasing metabolism.  

          I have found a new supplementation, which comes out on January 10, and it’s simple.  You only drink 2 oz. before breakfast and 2 oz. before lunch, and you eat regular meals, albeit healthy meals.  I like to follow the 80/20 rule....80% healthy. It’s also very healthy to drink a lot of water and exercise, but make the exercise fun like dancing to Motown in your living room with the remote as your microphone.  

          I’m also an energy therapist and give you a simple tool to use to release stress..one that takes seconds to do.

          I’ll leave another post for the key four components to this supplementation process.

          Until then, imagine you at your ideal weight and dance with yo bad self.  

          Tami



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          Jacque Foster wrote Dec 23, 2008
        • Ya know, depending on how long you’ve been working out, you might need to switch up your workout routine.  But, I also agree with everyone else, don’t worry about the pounds if you say your clothes are fitting better; and you be gaining muscle, which really does weight more than fat



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