Great advice, Annie 50 - I have read that response at least 3 times. I will make that my "mantra" - You are transforming yourself. I haven't worked out since my amnesia incident. But I have thrown away my scale. And - I will be purchsaing new underwear a size smaller. Thanks -
AJ - keep on - you can do it. It gets better. I'm 68 - and am improving daily.
I'm right there with you. Its week 5 for me and I haven't lost a single pound. HOWEVER, I took pictures and there are significant changes already! I've decided to chuck the scale entirely (until day 84), I'm not even doing measurements until I'm done because There were 0 changes there after 5 weeks as well. Its obvious by my pictures that I am losing inches, just not in the 5 spots i measured yet :) (losing lots from by back and but!). Start tracking your calories, its really amazing how quickly things add up you may be eating way more than you think. I eat about 1600/day right now, before I started body for life I didn't feel like I ate a TON of food but when I compare how much I ate then to how much I eat now I was probably eating over 2400 calories/day!
Most of my goals are fitness goals, like running a certain distance in my 20 minute session, or to be able to do 20 burpees, squat 100lbs etc.
Stick with it! You are changing from the inside out!
Are you telling me that only 5% of the people who start finish? Holy Molly. Today is my 10th day. I couldn't do this for 10 days and then stop. I don't ever want to start all over... just keep going. In response to the woman who started this thread.... i lost 5 lbs the first 3 days, and have gained 2 back. We are so used to judging everything by our scales, it is hard not to be bummed by gaining. But boy do i feel good. I am stronger all over. And my knees were starting to hurt me, and now they feel 80% better than 10 days ago. That is like a miracle. I admit that i have an issue with portions. I can't judge without measuring and there aren't any guidelines to that.
Hang in there. I am very excited.
Well, I lost 12lbs in 12 weeks, but I actually lost almost 14lbs of just FAT! I can't say that I had the 8 week miracle, but I look better & feel better. Keep it up!
Legs, i have a hard time with portions. It would be easy if i could just measure all my food. any suggestions? is meat ruffly 4 0z? fruit? a whole apple? whole orange? veggies? any amount? i don't get it? 14th day for me.
Just wanted to post and say that I am re-focused! I ran a marathon yesterday and am ready to do more, I love eating great and feeling great!! Thanks to all for the inspiration and all I can say is keep at it, it will be worth it I have to believe that. Now to heal and get back at it :)
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