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Say It: "I Choose Life"
My husband came up with this idea. Everytime I feel like reaching for food that isn't healthy or don't feel like working out, I have two choices: early death or LIFE! His idea: Simply say outloud (or in your head if others are around): "I CHOOSE LIFE!!" When you look at it that way...
9 May 2010
questions, questions and more questions
Hi, my name is Sheila and I am starting Body for Life after the Memorial Day Weekend. I have allot of questions so I'm hoping you can help. 1. Do I have to have the myoplex shakes and/or bars? can they be substituted for another nutrition shake as the myoplex is a bit pricy. 2. I'm not...
27 May 2010
Find Nutrition Info Yourself
Hi Guys, I found this website thought it might be useful to some. It has really helped me figure the amount of carbs and protein in whole foods with no labels like strawberries. http://nutritiondata.self.com/
16 Jul 2010
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...
6 Aug 2010
New member, Introduction and Goals
Hello everyone, I have finally decided that I will complete and succeed at the Body-for-Life program. I also anticipate that I will need the support of these forums, so I decided to introduce myself. I am a 46 year old male that has slowly let myself go over the past 10-15 years. I now weigh in at 245lbs...
26 Jul 2010
nutrition shakes with water OR non-fat milk?
i have officially started the BFL challenge today! i purchased nutrition powder from a local sports store but im not sure whether i should mix it with water or non fat milk? it says you can mix it with either but my main concern is, if i mix it with water as opposed to milk im not sure whether it counts...
19 Sep 2010
Starting October 18th for REAL this Time, care to join?
Hello, I've probably started and stopped the BFL workout for the past four years mainly due to a hectic travel schedule for work. Well, those days are long gone and I'm tired of looking at the end result many added pounds later. I'm ready to fully commit to this journey and not get caught...
15 Oct 2010
Okay...I'm having quite a difficult start my first week on BFL. I have been keeping up with my 6 meals per day but I feel really hungry and headachy going into my next meal. What's wrong I have been eating what's on the food list but I am still confused on what I can eat. Is it ONLY the foods...
8 Jun 2010
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...
24 Sep 2010
the alcohol issue!
To my fellow BFLers! I hope everybody's challenges are coming along well, whether you are on your first challenge, second challenge... etc! I started on the 22nd of November (this week) and i'm already loving the new clean healthy diet. starting was DEFINITELY the hardest part. I just wanted...
23 Nov 2010
Hi, I am on day 3 and have done the BFL before (about 6 years ago) Got great results...lost 75pounds and kept it off UNTIL I had my son. I gain back 50 of those pounds and am starting again. My question is I know you don't need to count calories but it just a habit. I am worried I am not getting...
17 Jan 2011
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...
17 Jan 2011
To enter the BFL Challenge or Not?
Hello my name is William and I am 48 years old, I am 6ft 5in tall and 280 lbs. I will soon be 49 in April. I have done the BFL challenge before but did not enter the contest. I was 40 when I did the BFL challenge the first time and I was only 250 lbs at the time. I followed the program for 12 weeks and...
17 Jan 2011
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...
31 Jan 2011
My little one is 3 months old and I'm ready to start a challenge. I saw Body for Life on the KellyMom.com community forum. I'm really needing to lose a minimum of 25 lbs before summer, as I will be going to be starting some summer work. My question is this... since I'm a full time breastfeeding...
6 Feb 2011
Don't have the machines...what other exercises can I do?
Hi, I''m a new "body for Life member and I'm starting off my challenge by the end of this month. I'm about to get all the gear that I need for the challenge but I have one big problem - there's no gym where I live so I have to buy all the equipment that I need. I can't...
15 Feb 2011
Is this the right program for me?
I have been doing the program for a few weeks now and I feel it is going well. However, despite the fact that I am lucky enough or fit enough to do the cardio and strength training, I have 70-80 pounds to lose. Is this more of a program for someone who just needs to lose a smaller amount of weight, someone...
28 Feb 2011
Encouragement From Afar
Hi Everyone, I am due to start my challenge next month and have been reading up about everything needed,Ive ordered my supplements joined the gym and other than getting a few clothes suitable for the gym, and a new pair of trainers I cant think of anything else I need.....Except me to turn up!!!!...
1 Mar 2011
Please Help!!!Weight training
I did my first LBWO on Monday, and I really think I may have started lifting too much weight. I have been extremely sore, to the point where I can't sit down and my muscles spase every now and then, and Im still walking with a limp; but it feels good in a weird way LOL As a newbie to exercise, how...
3 Mar 2011
What to do going forward?
Hi all.. So far so good after 8 weeks. I'm wondering if their is a maintenance program after 12 weeks or if I can just continue doing the same 6 day workout and adherence to the meal plans? Thanks... Ken
12 Mar 2011
Not exactly "starting from scratch"
Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice from the "veterans." I have been obsessively reading these forums (ha) and some of the people have some amazing results. However, I notice that many were starting from being sedentary, no exercise, or starting after a period of "letting themselves...
22 Feb 2011
Day 1 Jitters!
Hello, all, it is day one for me, and like any new adventure, I have a mix of excitement and butterflies, all at the same time. I've tried other plans and ditched them all for one reason or another (primary reason being that I'm lazy:(). Recently diagnosed with Freiberg's, so lots of pain...
16 May 2011
Does It Feel Like Too Much Eating for Anyone Else?
Hi Everyone, I am on day six. I eat six meals a day, two are protein drinks, and 4 are by the book (fist size of complex carbs and palm size of protein and a green veg all from the list in the BFL book). It just feels like too much eating. I can't believe I am writing this as I am severely overweight...
25 May 2011
How long for results?
Hi everyone! I just started yesterday and I know it's a bit early to be worried about results, but I was just curious as to how long it might take. I'm only 20 and I'm not overweight, just a bit out of shape. I need to be toned more than anything. If anyone could give me an idea I would really...
14 Jul 2011
Started 8/1, have a few questions :)
Hi, I am new to BFL and started on 8/1. I am not new to weight lifting and exercise, as I have gone through phases in my life where I would work out and diet for a few months and lose weight, and then totally fall off the wagon and gain it back. It's been a vicious cycle and this is why I turned...
10 Aug 2011
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