Ok, I am in Houston going to a wedding shower tonight for my sister-n-law. They are having a crawfish boil tonight. That's it, I think I might be in trouble. I can have some shrimp, don't eat the crawfish, I can have some corn and maybe a potato, will not eat a lot. I don't really drink beer, but might today. LOL
Did not have a machine to do any cardio today, but did walk around the block a lot, so hot here in Houston, hate the weather.
Ok, I am feeling very frustrated still. I started out at 139 lbs. I am now at 138.8. So no weight loss and I don't see any physical changes. My clothes are actually fitting tighter so I feel fatter than before I started the program. I am wondering if I am not burning enough calories or rather eating too much. Any suggestions would be great! I am a full time student so I do a lot of sitting around all day in class and then when I get home I am studying so more sitting. I do my workouts everyday. The one thing I am wondering is that I do eat non-fat cottage cheese several times a day for my protein and I am wondering if that much dairy is part of my problem.
It's been weeks since I checked in so don't blame ya if no one remembers me. But just letting ya know I'm still hanging in there and still on target with the challenge. I'll starting week 6 in 2 days, most of you start tomorrow. But so far, so good. I can actually see physical changes and my clothes are fitting looser, but I still refuse to get on the scale. I think I will take progress photos at the end of next week. I'm surprised at how quickly the time is passing and I'm not really having many problems. I will however, be going out of town in a couple of weeks for a girls retreat and altho' we've all agreed we're eating healthy, I'm not so sure how I'll get my weight training in, or if I'll find excuses not to do it because I'll be busy and not in my normal routine. I'm going to see if I can get a guest pass at the local gym. But otherwise, I'm flying so won't be able to take weights. Cardio, no problem, I can get that in anywhere. I'm looking at it as a challenge to be dealt with and will figure something out.
Those of you still with us, Good job! Almost halfway! I'll try to post more often. Just not a computer person and hate being on it if I don't have to. Do enjoy reading all the encouraging posts tho'!
Heather here....just checking in!
I have lost 12 pounds so far and can definitely see changes.
I am going to get my body fat measured on Wednesday.
I started summer vacation this week. Summer is when I tend to fall apart. I hope I can keep things going. I'm feeling really good about it and have a confidence in myself that I haven't had before. I just don't want to fall back to old patterns.
Have a happy and healthy day!
I think I hit a wall. Lost 13 pounds, but none in the last 10 days. My pants fit a lot looser. And I am eating right and working out hard with consistancy. Anyone else having similar results/issues? I hope I can continue to lose some more weight as I would like to get to 190 and I am 209 now.
I feel like the first 5 weeks were so easy and NOW we're gettin down to the hard part. I'm been totally fighting cravings and fatigue. I want to sleep all the time and really want candy!
I have been trying to stay of the scale lately but I think I will take some pics at the end of next week to track my progress. I don't really trust the scale at the gym and I've thrown mine in a hard-to-reach spot of my house... but last I checked I had lost about 12 lbs. But I honestly don't know where it went because I really don't see the progress and I haven't gone down a pant size (mine are kind of baggy but I can't fit the next size down...don't ya love that?) I will be sooo happy when I can finally buy jeans in a different size. Can't even tell you.
Hope everyone is doing great!
I'm in C1W12 and I want to do C2 as clean as possible! I need to understand the food I'm eating and what my best choices are for C2. I have been plugging in food nutrition into this site FitDay and I'm learning that I've been eating too much.
I have questions now and someone wrote the help line phone # for BFL/Abbott and I was wondering if they could post it again.
Or, if you know the answers, here are my questions:
I'm a numbers girl and "eyeballing" my food has resulted in my overeating.
3 oz grilled, chicken *** - 166 calories / 6.6g fat / 0 carbs / 25.1 protein
1/2c Cooked broccoli - 51calories /2.5g fat / 6.6 carbs / 2.2 protein
3 oz Potato, baked, peel not eaten - 79 calories / .1g fat / 18.2 carbs / 1.7 protein
1 tsp fat free sour cream - 12 calories / 0g fat / 2 carbs / .5 protein
Total for meal - 308 calories / 9.2g fat / 26.8 carbs / 29.5 protein which is ok, I think.
But... I was eating 4 - 4.5 oz chicken, 1/2 baked potato, 1 c broccoli which made a huge difference!
That was just 1 meal of many I looked at and was surprised at how much I was overeating. I learned the shakes were good, the bars not so much. I learned a lot about the food I was eating!
Anyway, my questions are: What are the max numbers we should strive to stay under for:
And from what I understand around 20/20 on carbs & protein
And what are the numbers for men?
I'm posting this on a few threads, hopefully someone will answer or at least have the phone #!
Thanks so much! Just want to do C2 as close to perfect as I can! For the last 12 weeks I really did not have a problem eating what I thought was good and I never missed a workout so I know if I have more info I can do C2 so much better!
I'm "Planning"! :)
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Dee the help number can be found by scrolling all the way to the bottom of this website and clicking on "contact us." You'll see the number there along with office hours.
1-800-297-9776, 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday EST.
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Keep up the good work! Some weeks are just harder than others. Stay strong and finish proud!
Thank you for your help Sharon!!!
GUTBgone holding on!
I am still here folks..the ever Shrinking GUTBgone!
I had made a committment not to get on the scale until the last couple weeks, but as fate would have it..I am in the Army and they decide to do a 100% wiegh in this morning. I was DREADING it! Yes I have taken pics and yes I can see change, but I didn't to see the number, for fear it would hurt my motivation.
However, I got on the scale and much to my delight I was down 10lbs. I was super excited for a few reasons. 1st my total challenge goal is 25-30lbs. 2 we are ending the most challenging weeks and heading toward the 8 week miracle, 3..had some post menstral bloat, hadn't worked out and was completely hydrated! SO I have alot in my favor.
To be honest, there have been a couple of times I have really doubted the program, working at this for over 6 weeks and not only see little improvements has been a daunting experience but the scale doesn't lie and neither do the pics, I am holding on for the 8 week miracle! Good luck everyone!
Good for you BUTBGone! Great job. Keep up the hard work. As you can see, the program works if you work it!
I'm still here just been away for a week. Ready for week 8 :)
"The future will be made up of the present. By taking good care of the present, we take good care of the future." Thich Nhat Hanh
Week 8! Let's rock this!
TLC checking in, I had internet issues, but still here going strong. Lost a total of 17 lbs. now and my biggest pair of pants I have to wear a belt now, Hell Yeah! Hang in there all, if you aren't getting the results you want, you gotta dig deep and push harder! It's so worth it, do it for yourself, you deserve it;)
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