I got up and walked a mile today, thats the best I could do. I am even sicker than I was. I am trying to eat right but with no appitite and the upset stomach, eating is the farthest thing from my mind.
Congratulations everyone on keeping on track and getting through week 4!!
Ok, it's time to fess up!
I have been struggling on the eating! I don't know what happened - but my mindset is all askew. I am in my 3rd week, hitting my 10's working out consistently - lost almost 5 pounds in 3.5 weeks - then WHAMMO! I have nibbled on gooey pizza (whole wheat crust, so I rationalized it was ok - when OBVIOUSLY it isn't), a greasy appetizer or two with wine..the good news is I didn't get very depressed about it and overate out of guilt. I guess I can call that PROGRESSION. However, that being said, I need to re-focus! I almost talked myself out of my HIIT this morning as a result of feeling unsuccessful, but I dragged myself out of bed at 5:00 am and did a very hard cycle HIIT on my trainer. I just finished a protein shake (low carb) and an apple for meal #1. Today's a new day and I have to keep to the program!
Has anyone else out there had a hard time this week?
Let's help each other pull ourselves out of our FUNK - and for those of you that are cruising along - please share your mindset with us! It's so motivating to read a post that is all fired-up!
I need to rephrase. There was no "nibble" - the correct word is SCARF! I CHOWED-DOWN on the bad stuff - nothing delicate about it! Ha!
taz, I'm so sorry you're feeling so ill! I hope you get better soon!
boy-shorts, I had a terrible week last week where my eating fell apart and I missed several workouts. After I came here and posted about it (and realized I wasn't alone in struggling), I was able to get back up and keep going. This week has been much better for me, and I still lost a bit of weight despite my screw ups. Sounds like you're already making today a better day, so I'm sure you'll do fine.
We're almost a third of the way there, Team M7! Everything's becoming more and more natural now, so lets really power through the next two thirds.
I haven't been to good on my eating too. I do my workouts everyday but I've slipped on the diet.
I'm going to be good from now on!! I tried on a old pair of size 10 jeans lastnight and they fit! I started this in a comfortable size 14. So it's working I just have to eat cleaner then I have been!
Only 1 more day and we kicked out 4 weeks!! WOOT WOOT Everyone jump up and down and cheer!! I am so proud of each and everyone of you!! From posts I have read of people that have done this before, we should see a MELT around 6 to 8 weeks!! I cannot wait to MELT!! :-)
I am feeling some what better today. Went to the Gym and did my LBWO. Have to laugh cause one of the guys I know there, who has been there every day I have, so has seen my "progress" came up to me as I was leaving with a big smile on his face "is that all? You can't possibly be done?!" I laughed cause I had sweat dripping from my face and I was breathing heavily and I knew he was joking.
I have been very very good on my eating. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been easy!! My husband and I were watching The Mentalist last night out in the living room and he got up and went into the kitchen during one of the commercials and came back with this beautiful bowl of ice cream. I got up and went into the bedroom and turned the tv on. He came in about 15 minutes later and I smiled at him and said "I had to leave the room honey, I cannot just sit there and watch you eat that ice cream" He got this terrified look on his face and says "oh Im so sorry honey. I didn't even think about it" I told him it was all good because I have to be able to walk away from tempations. It was a good test for me. Ice Cream and Chocolate are my ULTIMATE WEAKNESSES!!
I do understand the toughness of eating the way you are suppose too!! The other night I went home and I busted out a homemade pizza. My husband asked what the special occasion was and I said, I am craving pizza so thats what you get to eat and I will just pretend every bite of my cheicken breast is a bite of that beautiful pizza. I dunno why I did that to myself, but I felt I had to make the pizza.
I find the workingout to be so much easier than the eating. But I know to see optimal results I must do this exactly the way the book says too.
The workouts are fairly easy for me since I have been working out for a while. The eating is always a challenge and I would say that I am eating 90% clean which is better than I have ever done. I did not take measurements, but I am able to get to the next belt loop and I am down about 7-9 pounds depending on the day. All in all I am really trying and my cravings come and go for something sweet. I am not eating totally on BFL, I sometimes have some nuts and a few semi sweet morsels in my own trail mix or some pineapple. But no more cookies, candy or cake during the week.
Great job to all of you and keep up the good work. I ate 5 munchkins today by the way and it wasn't my cheat day (oh well keep on moving forward!)
I too enjoy the workouts. I find that (although it sounds crazy) getting up at 4:45AM and hitting the gym is the best way to start my day! I feel great all day long and it's just what I need to keep myself motivated. The eating has been somewhat easy too. While I do have my moments where I have a craving for a certain treat I remind myself that "this will never taste as good as being skinny/fit feels!" I also use the motto someone else posted "take one day at a time" I can eat like this just for today it's only one day!
When I have that craving I tell myself these things and somehow it's gotten me through the last 4 weeks. It seems in the past few days I've noticed even more change in my body. My arms look a bit smaller and my waist a little trimmer!
Keep up the hard work everybody! And good for you tazdevilwild for leaving the room when ice cream came around! My husband came home a few nights ago with Domino's Pizza and I wanted a piece sooooooo bad, the crust was just staring at me calling my name. I told my husband how bad I wanted a piece and he simply said "It really doesn't taste that good!" While I know he was only saying that to keep me happy, it still helped because it reminded me that it will never taste as good as being skinny feels!!
I am at the end of week 4. Its amazing the progress made so far. anyone interested can check out my blog at
I take pics every week, as the scale weight stopped moving two weeks ago, but the transformation sure didnt!
If you fell off the horse, get up, dust yourself off, get back on and lets keep going! Im down 5 inches off my waist, from a 40 to a 35...so I sure am looking forward to the coming weeks. I havent had trouble eating clean, and actually seems to have trouble eating the bad stuff on my free day. I do anyways, because I understand the reasoning behind it, but it's still hard. I love working out, and Im hitting it hard, I want to see max results my first challenge. Best thing of all, I FEEL amazing! I hope you all have a great week 5!
sorry correct blog addy is
cgundrum.wordpress.com just go to the home page.
@cgundrum: I checked out your blog and I must say, GOOD FOR YOU!!! You are looking great, and not jjust a transformation of your body, but it looks like you've done a complete 180 of your eating and living habits as well! Such an inspiration! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the end results!
So for the second time this week I was able to do 2.4 miles in 20 minutes. I was actually running at a 10.0 on the Treadmill for the last minute!! Talk about hard! My next small goal in 2.5 miles in 20 minutes, just another small step to my overall goal of 3 miles in 20 min. Feeling great and seeing results in the mirror. I decided not to weigh or take measurements until week 6. I don't really know why, maybe it's because I just couldn't wait until tomorrow morning to have my free day so I started it last night with a few splurges. I don't really want to weigh myself tomorrow morning after having a free day today instead! Week six will be half way so I figure that will be good!
Hope everyone else has a great weekend and some enjoyable free days! Monday starts week 5!!! If any of you take your measurements/weight this weekend it would be nice to share with everyone so we can see your progress!
Happy Saturday Morning all!!!
I haven't been on here for a few days because I've been sooo busy! I haven't weighed or measured since the night before we started this journey and frankly, I'm really afraid to-if I don't see a big loss I know how my mind is and I may start cheating here and there. I think my monthly friend is visiting any day now so I may wait until the middle of next week or Monday of week #5 to weigh and take my first measurements. I have been doing great with my eating, at least I think....it's hard to tell when you don't weigh. I need to make up a HIIT workout I missed last week when I'd hurt my ankle running. It's feeling a little better today so I'm shooting for 5.5 miles.
It sounds like everyone is seeing some great results, congrats all! Another week or two and I'll post Mike Harris's paper towel theory, unless someone needs it sooner for motivation to keep going-let me know. Have a fabulous day BFL'ers.
Weighed in today at 164 after some intense cardio. Down 9 pounds in 4 weeks and feeling great. Took my four week pics and I can't believe that I am actually seeing my abs pop through. I will try and post some pics too, just don't run screaming since I took them right when I woke up. Have been eating well and mixing in a quick 7-8 minute mile run before my lifting days. Keep up the great work everyone.
I'm so excited and motivated by everyones progress!!! I have lost 7 lbs all together and about 7.5", 2.5" off my waistline alone. The scale seems to have been stuck or going up and down from the 7 lb mark, maybe water weight?!! It can be frustrating, but I've taken my photos and see quite a difference.
I am a bit frustrated with myself for over indulging on my free day yesterday though. I realize it's a free day, and I've been really good on my free days so far and usually ended up working out on them as well. Yesterday I forced myself to not workout and eat some things I shouldn't have. I guess I was afraid my body might be going into starvation mode and getting used to what I was doing. Hopefully it jumped started my metabolism back up, but I can't say I "enjoyed" it. I really enjoy the healthy eating, small meals, and great workouts. Whenever I was on WW in the past, I never lost much on the weeks where I ate perfectly, it was the weeks I "cheated" a bit, then I would drop 3 lbs. I tend to workout too much and maybe not eat enough, so I was hoping to throw my body off a little. I feel like crap today and my stomach is a mess. Just glad I don't have to do that again any time soon, lol.
I hear a lot of people talking about the extra workouts they're doing.. running before weights or throwing in an extra long ab workout.. ?? What's everyones take on this? I hear "stick to the book 100%" and then I hear "do a little extra" ... this is confusing. I tend to think, "more is better" but that sort of goes against the BFL plan. I have 8 weeks until I fly across the country to photograph my best friends wedding and see all of my old friends I grew up with, so I want the best results I can get, and I'm confused on how to get there.
Is a little extra ok?
Congrats everyone!! So glad to see so many of you stick to the plan. Hope we all get the results we are looking for!
Hi all< its been a while since I posted but I do read every the forum everyday. Im am soo happy to see that your all doing well on the program,you give me the support Ive needed through this...Thank you all!! I havent been doing too bad,the diet is going well but the workouts have been tough for the past week or so..I woke up in the middle of the night a while ago with the worst charlie horse in my calf that Ive ever had. I almost went to the doctor for cause it hurt for so long,well tomorrow Ill get back on the eliptical...
So its the begining of the 5th week!!!! woooo hoooo... congrats to all.... My starting weight was 266lbs, I didnt take any measurements though.. And as of today I am at 237.6 lbs... I cant believe the scale,I dont see the lose but people around me do...I wanted to post 4 week pics but I cant figure out how to get back there,if anyone can help Id appreciate it....
Good luck everyone... and thanks for letting me be part of this fabulous team.....
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