Interesting to see how everyone is doing. Did UBWO today for the first time & could barely lift my arms afterwards. Guess it did some good!
Yesterday was somewhat hungry, but today--not so much. I love the 6 meals a day. You are always eating!
Someone mentioned the Protein Pudding. I'm so glad they did. I tried it for myself tonight. What a treat!
Stay the course everyone!
I started Monday as well. I am 19 years old, 5'3 and weigh 150 lbs. Currently, I am a student in college and unfortunately a victim of the notorious Freshman 15. My goal for this summer is to look like I did pre-college, if not better. Twelve weeks puts me right at the last week of my summer before I have to go back to school, so the timing is perfect.
Although new to the Body-for-LIFE challenges, my dad completed two whole challenges with great success when I was younger. Whenever I have questions the book does not answer, I go to him, which is extremely helpful.
I am also weight lifting phobic like some of you mentioned you were! I went to the gym on the first day and was completely intimidated by the people lifting weights--some of which were people I went to high school with. Fortunatley, my dad has a lot of weight lifting equipment so I can do that portion at home for now. It just took me a while to dig it all out of the back corner of my basement. I do go to the gym for cardo though, and I hope to get over my fear to lift weights at the gym by the end of the challenge!
Good luck to everyone and I wish you all success with the program.
What a supportive group! I get updates via my Phone ( Android Mesmerize) and I don't always get to view everyones comments as they come in. Since I started BFL, I haven't had a lot of time to check via the computer, where I get a better look at the thread. I am adjusting still and heard it will be more automatic, so I am continuing along .
I received my Body For Life CD's in the mail today and listened to them both. I got a better idea of what the intensity levels are and how to look for them. I am still getting used to eating and exercising everyday, so it will take some practice. I have to remember to be patient. Sigh!
Erinurse and Juggler explained the intensity levels pretty good on page 5 ( I think) - it was very close to What Bill said on the CD as far as I could tell.
I run in the morning, but like I mentioned - My knees have been hurting, so I thought I would walk fast with weights. I take a hilly route to make sure I can get some good intensity there. I also have P90x at home and they have an aerobic workout I could try. Not sure I am ready to kill myself with that yet though! I am still working at getting past hating aerobics. lol!
I have been experiencing a lot of flatulence. This is terrible! Today I ate -
protein shake with banana
proteing shake with banana ( whey protein with skim milk and banana)
whole wheat bread ( 1 slice)
fat free yogurt
low fat cottage cheese
(grilled italian chicken ,1 TBSP olive oil mayo, 1 Tbsp fat free italian dressing, celery, gr, onion,brocolli, 2 Tablesppon Fat Free feta - mixed together made 3 servings)
Whole wheat Wrap
2 sprigs brocolli raw
2 sugar free mini candy bars by hersheys
Cottage Cheese - 1 serving
This is how I have been eating all week so far. Sometimes my in between meals are protein shakes with fruit. I ordered some things from EAS that I saw some of the challenger winners put in their menu's but I don't have them yet.
I want the gas to stop. I looked it up on the internet. Some suggestions I got was to not use a blender to mix. To not mix the Protein with Milk to use water or soy milk. Other suggestions were to take beano which I do.. it doesn't help. It was suggested to take the charcoal and I burped up charoal all fricken day! It was also suggested that I switch from Whey Protein to Soy.
Any other ideas would be great!
Sultana's are dried green grapes, generally they are little more plump and juicy than a raison which is a dried red grape.
I'm starting the BFL today 6/2/11. Too late for "Gettin Better All the Time" group? I'm a happily married 46 year old mom of kids 6 & 9. Yes I started late! I have always worked out, done triathlons, century bike rides, running races, etc. but never could get past a set point on my weight. I'm 24% body fat and have muscles but not getting the "cut" to appreciate them. I know very well that one can't "out-train" a bad diet! I have tried the BFL in the past but didn't finish. I think that having support online will help. Thanks,
Another Spud here. Nice to see some "locals"
Hey Linda, where you from in our great little state?
How's everyone doing? This morning was weight training for me, not my favorite. I much prefer cardio. But there you go. I'm sure it's good for me!
You aren't too late! Come on by.
Hi, back after computer problems. I see the group is growing in size which can only be good.
Shelly, I can't find a reference to dried fruit in the book but I guess its much the same as fresh fruit as long as it's not had anything added to it. Maybe you have another name for sultanas in the US?
My eating is going pretty well. I can't stick to the 3 hours precisely as 3 kids tend to interrupt my schedule but I'm getting used to preparing my food separately. The kids think the pictures in the book are hilarious. At one point today I was chased around the house by a 7 year old wielding a piece of chocolate... ("candy" in the US?)
Exercise is going ok. First LBWO yesterday and I found it hard to push my abs enough to ache but otherwise it was fine. Second cardio today, very hard work on the high points but sort of fun afterwards in a sick masochistic kind of way.
I told my Mum about BFL today, I am kind of undecided whether to go public with it, I know many people announce it to everyone to put more pressure on them to stick with it but I'm a bit more private than that, and feel utterly committed (easy to say on day 4!). I think I'll tell a few select friends and family.
You know this could almost be fun when you get used to it...
My eating has sucked today. I just don't know how to control my cravings I have no will power when it comes to food!!!
So I have a question about weight lifting days. I barely break a sweat and my HR barely gets elevated but I am lifting till I can barely lift anymore. Is it still an effective workout?
the diet has been challenging for me as well. I was eating my eggs with the yoke, figuring out portions is a giant pain in the a**, but this is week one and im betting by week 4 we will all have this down pat. Is there a specific food your are craving? maybe there is a better version in the recipes section. In regards to the weights, I spent this week and last experimenting with differnt exercises and weights and am still fine tuning, again give yourself some time and it will come to you.
Well I have to have something sweet after every meal. After my lunch of 2 pizza slices and a salad (I would usually eat 3 or 4 slices) I had a brownie, some toffee covered peanuts, and some chocolate pudding. Wow, that really seems like a lot once its all "on paper".
Still tough to get up -but I thought of everyone here and I got it done!
Bcbehs - Yes it's tough to follow the 3 hour plan, esp with kids. A suggestion is to have a power bar at hand, if you can't get to a specific meal, say lunch time (just no time to cook etc) switch that around with your 3o'clock snack. Then you can just tell the kids, that you are eating an adult candy bar! There were times last year because of the things I was doing, that I didn't have time for the right meal. But I knew where I could get the Myoplex shakes or power bar (Walmart, or any GNC type store) and then I would just treat that like a convenience store, and bam drink that and say wow that was easy, one meal down.
Erinurse - to answer your control on cravings....yup that's tough....that's what this program is all about. That's why it stresses in the book to write out your meal plans. It's you who are designing them and then it says to write what you actually eat and the time. It's all about honesty here. It's great that you are honest enough to share with us here. We will help each other. It's week one so tough love won't start until week 8 and beyond. Heres a suggestion I did last year --- I'm a sodaholic, and no way did I really want to give up soda....to wait what 6 days before free day when I was so used to drinking soda everyhour. (When you work in the hotel industry, in a restuarant with unlimited access....well you get the picture) So in the beginning, I did what I call the Shot Chaser. When I craved soda, I would drink as much water as I could...then I would chase it with a shot of Soda. My body would get full with that water (which it needed) and my taste buds would get the ounce of soda which it was craving....Everyone happy!
The Key is to learn about yourself and be honest with yourself and not stress out.
~ for the weighlifting part, your body is still getting used to it all, if you have never really lifted weights. Just keep at it and write in your journal of how you feel. Everyone is different, some people push themselves so much and not continue, and others push themselves too little get frustrated and not continue. Just promise yourself you will keep going no matter what!
~Marqui D. C2W1D4
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