Rachel, missed you out of the above!!! Good work on going to the gym every day. You will get the diet sorted, no worries. Let us know how those resistance bands go!
Yes, the biggest loser contestants work hard, they are reallly pushed. I admire them, and always think if they can do ALL that, I can do this. We all can.
Happy end of week 3!
Kia Kaha - Be Strong
Good Morning Everone!
Glad to see your posts yesterday ~ YEA!
This week has really been a challenge for me. My food intake is not balanced and as usual, I forget to drink. I did do some exercise last night ~ little sore this morning, but otherwise feel pretty good.
Week 3 is almost done ~ it's gone by pretty fast.
Keep up the GREAT work and we will chat again soon...
Happy Friday Everyone!!!
Is everyone ready for the long holiday weekend? I am! This week has really been difficult for me and I would like to end it on a good note and begin Week 4 with a better game plan.
Did some exercise last night, but still not able to get to the "10" level. I'm not givng up.
Water intake is like....nothing. I really need to work on that BIG TIME. I know my body would be working so much better ~ I'm just not thirsty!
Have a FANTASIC Friday and a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!
Hi everyone, here is a good website for an intro skipping website just in case you were thinking of doing it for cardio. I may try it when it's raining and cold outside....
End of Week 3 YAY. 1/4 of the way through already. I did a bike ride today and the cargo shorts I wear for biking are definitely looser!! Still not around the hips where they should be but heading that way. I am weighing in fortnightly and measuring then too. So end of week 4 is the next milestone.....
Off to buy a skipping rope today.....
Good luck everyone, keep going!
You need to drink water, your body must be screaming out for it!
Try this...when you lie in bed at night, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, imagine yourself doing better the next day, achieving everything you want to achieve (whether it be BFL wise or family wise, food wise etc and FEELING great (actually try and feel the feeling), Add to your list of achievements the need to drink more water and imagine yourself doing it and how that feels, imagine the water flushing out toxins and FAT from your body and how good that feels. Imagine the weight just melting away. Relax and then imagine the body you want to create for yourself and how good THAT feels. And then RELAX, LET GO, and LET IT HAPPEN.
It's a little bit of hynotherapy I borrowed from a CD I have. Helps you relax and get in the right frame of mind.
I am sending positive water drinking vibes your way...
Good Morning Everyone!
Pam ~ thanks for your words of wisdom. I went to bed and concentrated on drinking water to cleanse my inner body of bad stuff and nurish my body with good stuff (kind of like watering a garden)!
Water is going to be my focus starting today.
I went to the Chiro yesterday and they are diagnosing my hip situation as Bursitis. They are going to start ultra sound next week for 30 days to see if that will eleviate some of the pain. I am hoping this will work and I can start to do lower body / cardio again!!!
Have a GREAT Holiday Weekend and we will chat soon...
Good Morning and Happy Memorial Day
W4D1 and I am hoping to make this week much better than the first 3. I purchased new running shoes yesterday that seem to help my lower back / thigh.
I have focused over the weekend on water intake and everytime I ate, I had water ~ not sure how many oz's I drank but still I drank!!
Have a wonderful day and hope to chat again soon...
Week 4 is going to be the best week yet!!! I went to Utah for the weekend to spend time with family and I am so happy to say that I stuck to my diet AND I worked out. It is a great feeling to ignore those cravings which were so tough to resist!
I have lost 3 lbs and I am just trying to focus on how I FEEL and how my clothes are fitting - not the number on the scale. I still have 9 weeks to go and I can't get impatient yet!
Have a great week everyone! It's going to be awesome!
W4D2 otherwise known as Tuesday. Good Morning Everyone!
I wore my new running shoes almost all day yesterday and I could definitely feel a difference when I walked. I go to the Chiro this afternoon for my 1st ultrasound. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that after a few sessions, I will be able to finally do cardio without any pain!
I was talking to my husband yesterday and I told him that I was having a internal argument between my brain and my stomach ~ my brain was telling me I wanted an ice cream cone and my stomach was saying No I Don't. My stomach won! YEA for me.
Water intake is improving. Whenever I eat something ~ I have water with me.
Have a GREAT Tuesday and we'll chat again soon...
so GREAT to see the posts here. I have been away and just returned. I have lots of confessions....
We have just had 6 family events in a couple of weeks... the last one being my 40th Birthday! My family took me away for four days and it was not BFL.... at all... I was so proud of myself never giving in to the temptations of all the other celebrations, but my 40th became a four day off BFL...
So here I am ready to go hard out this week!!! Prior to my birthday I was going 100% and I am now back to it!
So this is my plan for today
UBWO in about an hour and here is my planned meals for today!
m1 - omelette/fritatta (one whole egg and three whites) with lots of veges and small potato in it for the carb
m2 - Protein Shake - plain
m3 - Tuna, brown rice and salad
m4 - Protein Shake - with a shot of esspresso coffee, and sweetner and ice cubes... yum
m5 - Chicken, baked potato and brocolli and carrots
m6 - greek yoghurt and fruit (Only if I am really hungry or craving something sweet or I will skip m6) The greek yoghurt is low fat and unsweetened. i am not a fan of cottage cheese and yoghurt but I read on a BFL thread that greek yoghurt is mainly protein (not like normal yoghurt which is classed as a carb) so I really enjoy this combination as a sweet treat! But it needs to be unsweetened and low fat.
I try to avoid bread but have it on my travel days (Thursdays and Tuesdays) as I can eat in the car with a sandwich!!!! And I really enjoy it!
So thats me back on to BFL. Thanks SO much for the posts, it was so good to come home and read them - SO encouraging!
So what are you all eating???
Well, here is my plan for today:
M1: 4 egg whites with spinach and 3/4 C fresh raspberries
M2: Protein shake and 1 C Cantaloupe
M3: 4oz Steak, 1 C grilled zucchini, and 1/2 C Quinoa
M4: EAS protein bar
M5: Tuna Sandwich (1 slice bread, 1 small can tuna, mustard), 1 C baby carrots
M6: Protein Shake and 1C grapes
I feel like the meal plans have really helped me stay on track, but ONLY when I plan 1 week in advance. Sometimes it can get overwhelming, but when my list is on the fridge for the whole week, there are no problems and no excuses.
Even my free days have been going better each week! I will end up only having a free meal. I learned that my body doesn't like junk anymore, and I learned it the hard way! On my second free day I had Cheetos and peanut butter cups and felt sick for over half the day!
Well, I also greatly appreciate these posts. It really helps me stay motivated!!
Have a great day!
Just lost my first reply so now you get the Reader's Digest version.
Thanks Becky and Truegrit for posting a days food. Good for a comparison. Trugrit what brand greek yoghurt do you buy and where from? I can find unsweetened but not low fat. Or low fat and sweetened. Not much out there.
Here's a meal plan typical for me:
Meal 1: 1/3 - 1/2 cup porridge with Protein Powder, linseeds, cinnamon. sometimes almonds and walnuts too.
Meal 2: Horleys 33 Bar (20g protein, super chewy and NICE!) Made in NZ too.
meal 3: Tuna with salad and kumara
Meal 4: Cottage cheese, orange or apple with yogurt
Meal 5: Chicken with broccoli and carrots, pumpkin or potato
Meal 6: Cottage Cheese and Apple (will be a smoothie when my new protein powder arrives!)
As I have mentioned previously I struggle with energy (lack of) so have been upping my carb portions. If anyone has any other ideas on how to get more energy, let me know by all means. I get heaps of sleep (even during the day!) Is it better to up the carbs or should it be the protein??????? Any thoughts?
Trugrit - if you can't let loose for your 40th when can you? Sounds like you are doing well.
My niece who is 19 thinks she has dropped a size already, she is measuring and weighing at the end of week 4. I'm excited for her!! I will update you all on Lauren and her and my progress after the weekend. Moira is still doing it but not taking any stats til the end........ and she is still getting up at 5 am every morning. Inspiring eh?
Good luck, half way through week 4....YAY.
I posted my diet on another thread and after discussing water.... I have now been informed that you should drink between .55 - 60% of your body weight in ounces per day, so I was still way under what I should be having. Others have had more energy when they have upped their water.
TeriP - have a laugh with me on that one, after me telling you how important it is...... oh well off to have a nother drink now. ;-)
PamNZ ~ if I had to drink .55-60% of my body weight in ozs ~ I'd be floating!
I am doing better at water intake, but not near what it should be. As I sit here writing, I do have a bottle of water next to me. It's a 33.8 oz bottle that I started drinking last night. It's about half gone.
My meals are ok again could be better. I do really good in the AM but find that I'm not hungry in the afternoon for my afternoon meal.
I'm also trying to eat more protein and less carbs. I'm beginning to think that I have a low tolerance for carbs. I sometimes get a stomach ache after eating a carb filled meal.
Have a GREAT day...
I hope everyone is glad to be nearly at the end of Week 4. I'll post an update on Monday, will YOU?
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