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  • Forum Post: Restarted - weight issue question

    I completed a 12 week challenge back in 2001. Now I'm doing it again for myself, and after a week of eating BFL with clean food small portions and 5 to 6 "meals" I am up in weight, not down. About a 1lb, maybe more. I don't remember this happening before. Did anyone else gain their...
  • Forum Post: Any Central Jersey people out here?

    I am starting today and very excited! I actually did the photos for the before pic and am ready for workout one! I have done this before alone and quit, but this time I am looking for some buddies. Check in folks, I could use some support. Thanks, Lisa
  • Forum Post: Salad?

    I am new to BFL and am curious about the lack of salad conversation. Normally, on "programs" salads are a big thing. Do a lot of people eat salads and if yes, what kind ....if not is it because of the protein / carb grams criteria? (what I mean is it because a salad doesn't really offer...
  • Forum Post: Question about downloadable package?

    When I signed up tonight it mentioned that I would have access to downloading a starter package? Am I crazy? I can't find access to it anywhere. Can anybody point me in the right direction? It would be greatly appreciated!
  • Forum Post: Frustrated already! Starting on Monday, need help with cardio, PLEASE!

    Let me start by saying that I have been doing cardio workouts, and every other workout known to man for the past 3 months. So, the BFL book suggests that high intensity cardio training is working at 75% of max heart rate. For me that's 132 bpm. For me that's not hard enough. I don't feel...
  • Forum Post: Advice please for Flexitarian starting Body-for-Life

    HI :) I have been thinking about doing this for about 18months and now is the right time! I am not overweight (5'6" and 130lbs) but would like to lose the body fat and definately put on muscle. I 'began' on Monday - and realised I couldn't use the gym near me without insurance...
  • Forum Post: All those starting on Sept 3rd

    Day One begins!!! Good luck to everyone!! Let's get strong and healthy! Has everyone set their menu for today and tomorrow? I just quickly went through Eating for life and did today and tomorrow's. Tomorrow I will create the shopping list for all of next week...so I will set it for...
  • Forum Post: Exhausted!!

    Hello All - I'm in the middle of week 1 and I am so tired! I have found that I am so tired in the mornings I cannot physically get out of bed to work out before work. Then after work (I am in the office 8-5) I go home to make dinner and still feel like I have no energy! I've been going to...
  • Forum Post: Recipe matcher for newbie Please Help!

    I am just starting BFL today, and I am already the Recipe Matcher website (http://www.recipematcher.com/index.php/home/) program that looks at the food you have in your kitchen and helps you search for recipes that use what you have. It would REALLY help me if folks could post some of their favorite...
  • Forum Post: Your first weight training session

    Hello! I'm getting ready to begin on Monday, October 4th and I am just a little nervous about my first weight training day. How was your first session? Did it take a few times to figure out which weights to use? Was it alot of trial and error? I just want to get off to a good start and not waste...
  • Forum Post: Questions - 1st day 4 October

    Hi All I just need some advice about the food side of things. I'm pretty comfortable about the workouts but just wanted some help around the food. I've read the book and have been reading alot of the blogs and have got some really good info from it but the thing I'm a little confused...
  • Forum Post: Sep 27 Crew: Our Transformation

    Okay, I'm beginning the challege Sep 27, finishing Dec 17th!! I'm a new mom. My little guy was born May 20, 2010. I tried to start the challenge on July 5th. It ended up being a bit too soon for me. I have been doing a ladies bootcamp program since then. Good results, but now I'm ready...
  • Forum Post: Day One! Anyone Else a Femal Endomorph?

    I've decided to give this a shot, as I am already working in a gym 5+ times a week, and needed to do something to get results. I started with dcardio this am on eliptical, and am so psyched that i accomplished 20 min of intensity interval training! That's the longest I've ever done on eliptical...
  • Forum Post: Starting Tomorrow, 11/23. Let's do this!

    Hey Everyone, I'm new to the forums and would like to introduce myself. My name is Christopher, and I just turned 20. I've let myself get off track of what I've wanted for all these years, and am focusing on getting it after all. I've read and re-read Bill's book countless times...
  • Forum Post: Getting started with free weights

    Getting myself ready for 3 Jan start so I have been going though all these planning charts for the workouts. Feels like a lot of paperwork.... In the ones in the Champions Body for Life book it suggests you plan which size weights you are going to use before you go into the gym. But I am not really...
  • Forum Post: Started January 3rd, looking for a 12wk+ partner

    I'm looking for someone to help keep me motivated! I'm 30 years old, married with 3 kids and currently serving in Iraq. I've started this program once before, but didn't end up finishing due to a pregnancy. Now, I'm out here with no distractions (day-to-day stuff) and I'm really...
  • Forum Post: Working around things - Back Problems

    I am gearing myself up for my first 12 week challenge. One of the problems I have to deal with is back problems. I damaged my back a few years ago so have to be really careful. My last try at getting fit came to grief in the gym with free weights while doing squats and I was off work for 3 months. Can't...
  • Forum Post: Sleep Problems

    Hi there Nearing the end of week 1. All going well managing to keep to the meals and the workout and have cut out coffee and cokes completely but I am having a lot of problems sleeping. Usually I get "the sleep of the just" but with all the water I find I am getting up a few times in...
  • Forum Post: Re: Starting Jan 17th, 2011, Care to Join Me?

    Hi Brian! My husband and I started the challenge on Sunday the 9th, and we're going strong! I'm definitely feeling a lot of changes and it's only been a week! It would be great having support though! We live in South Africa, and don't know anyone here that's ever done this! We had...
  • Forum Post: Startig Oct 18th, 2010 Care to Join Me

    Hello....My name is Brian. This will be my first attempt at BFL. I'm looking for anyone else who is starting or has started about this time. It's past time to get a move on things. This is about more than 12 weeks to me. I've been healthy before and I know I'll be healthy again, what...
  • Forum Post: Re: Calories??

    ok thanks, Here is my day Breakfast - slimfast and orange = 225 Cal 9gFat 15 Carbs 20 Protien Snack 1- Chicken *** and yogurt= 220 Cal2.5Fat 20 Carbs 28 Protien Lunch- Eas shake (myoplex lite) orange and broccoli= 279Cal 2.5 Fat 29Carbs 25Protien Snack 2- Tuna and a apple= 224Cal 2.5Fat...
  • Forum Post: Day 1 of the Rest of my Life - 1/24/2011

    Hello everyone, Wow, wasn't sure where to start, who to reply to so I figured I'd just start a post if my own. Well, Here I am... I am at my wits end... tired of "dieting". This is it. I turn the big 5-0 in mid May!!! Time to take my life by the reigns, whip it into shape so that...
  • Forum Post: Breakfast Before Early A.M. Lifting?

    Hello All, I am rediscovering BFL after using it to lose considerable weight about 10 years ago. I have just started working out and eating clean but I have a question - I lift weights early in the morning, about 8 am. Should I eat breakfast before I leave the house? I walk to the gym and...
  • Forum Post: If at first you don't succede..

    ...bang your head against a brick wall! :P LOL Well, that's what it feels like sometimes. :) The first time I started B4L was way back in 1999. I lasted about 2 months and lost about 45 pounds. I wasn't hungry, wasn't tired, all was going well... then I quit. I made the excuse that I couldn't...
  • Forum Post: Starting on the 14th of February ---- care to join? --- Questions for a beginner.

    Well well well, After owning the book for about 10 years, reading it about 4 times and not really believing it to its word, I am thinking, what the hell and I´ve made the decision to start the program for real now. I have tried before, but never made it past week 2, my self discipline is awful...