Fizz what type of yogurt are you buying?
Just the low fat Activia. fruit flavored, it has 40 cals per serving and 3 g sugar. Is that bad?
Anyhow all, Day 3 in and feeling pumped. Had a crazy workout on my treadmill last night. totallly followed the directions on reaching my high points, holy moly, i thought i would die lol. It was brutal, and when they talk about how much fat your body is burning after your workout..it all makes sence to me now. I was feeling it for hours. But it felt good. I was a little confused about the workout the first day, i was thinking i was missing something, and i was. I was doing the sets of 12, then10, 8, 6, 12, but i neglected to up the weight each time. i kept it at the same weight. i kinda thought i was missing something more, so i went back to the book and read through a bit and realized my error. I wont do it again lol. Have a lower body workout today. Looking forward to it. Feeling good already. My body is going through major changes though, i havent had a smoke since New Years Eve (using Thrive gum when needed). I gave up coffee, as i associate coffee with smokes and always have. And now i am here working out and eating completely different. I have been a bit queezy and small headhache and a bit dizzy, but i know its a side effect from all of my changes. But i also know i will feel much better in the coming weeks. I just lost my dad to Cancer in October, so the smoking thing i know i have in the bag. And with my motivation and goals going into this challange, for the first time in a long time, i am feeling good. Side Effects and all.
Let me know how anyone else is doing who just started on Monday too...
When does everyone weigh in? Do you do it weekly, to let yourself know you are doing it right, or do you do it monthly?
Fizz - I am really enjoying your posts and honestly believe you have what it takes to make a radical transformation in 12 weeks. To answer your question, I weigh in once a week soon after I wake up on Sunday mornings.
Fizz--I have no idea if that yogurt is bad. It sounds good to me!! Im a newbie! LOL. 3 days in you are already more experienced then I am. I haven't started yet. We are all feeling good in the house. The stomach bug is gone. We are going food shopping this weekend and plan to start on sunday or Monday. I can not wait!! Im glad you are a few days ahead of me--I love your posts and hope we can learn from each other.
Im very sorry to hear about your dad. I lost someone very special to me to cancer about a year ago. 38 years old, married, 2 small kids. Cancer sucks!! Good for you to quit smoking and start this journey.
This morning while I was doing my cardio, all I was thinking about was all of you BFLers esp. the newbies. When I was hitting my 9s and10 all I could think about was how you're going to be a success. No more excuses. Stop the negative chatter in your heads (talking to myself here) It's time to change!!!!!
Ok, so i am into day four.
Doing good so far, i am very motivated. I am actually in the mindset this time that I AM GOING TO DO THIS! Not im going to try, or i would like to...i am doing this.
I plan to lose 26 pounds by the end of day 84 and i know i can do it.
So far, the eating has not been a challange, i have been hungry from time to time, but what i do is visualize on one plate everything that i ate in that day, and i tell myself to remember how big my stomach is and that it is still pretty full, its just a mental thing lol. Not sure how long it will work for.
I fooled up the workouts for day one, i didnt realize i had to add more weigh for each set, but i will next time. Still had a good workout, but knew i could do more. The second day on the treadmill...clearly thought i was gonna die lol, but i didnt, i survived and last night with the lower body workout..lets just say OMG....ouch...didnt even know i owned these muscles...as for hurting the next day, so far what i do is have a Sitz bath everynight, its good for the muscles, havent been too sore yet.
Anyhow, im into day 4 and feeling great. Already i am making changes, my mood is better, i am up earlier in the morning curling my hair and putting effort into what i am wearing that day instead of just pulling a sweater out of the closet. I am happy so far. I know there is one week in the month (ladies you know what i am referring too) where my appetite is going to spike like crazy..that is the weeks you will probably notice that i am struggling, but i will get through this. I am looking forward to it.
If any females out there have done this challange, or are mid challenge and would like to share some advice and some before ad after pics, feel free. Motivation is the key. And sorry guys, i really dont plan to put any before or after pics of myself. i am a very private person, i know this site is here to help us all, but i have my limits lol.
oh, and i do have a question..with the lower body workouts, do you still up the weights? or is that only when you are doing upper body?
Good Luck everyone, i will post again tomorrow.
Supper yesturday btw....pita with pizza sauce and a little hot sauce grilled chicken breast, tons of red/green/yellow peppers, onion, fresh mushroom, pinapple, cherry tomotoes..i did crumble one peice of bacon on mine and just a little low fat cheese. I had made a huge homemade pizza with fresh dough for the rest of the family and as they enjoyed their huge peices of pizza, i enjoyed my huge pita pizza and let me tell you it was good. worth while for you all to try it for something different, and you feel like you are still eating pizza..good luck...
Oh, one more thing, i did notice yesturday (day 3) that i was a little more hungry during the day, but what i plan today was i had a boiled egg (minus the yolk) along with my two slices of turkey bacon and low fat yogurt for breakfast, as well, i will add a boiled egg (minus the yolk) to my salad for lunch, i am going to see if this helps with the hunger pains. KK...toodles.
I know you will do just great. I was worried when i bought groceries last weekend that i was getting too much fruit and veggies, and was afraid and asking myself..if this was just another fad..and if all this fresh food would end up going moldy in the fridge and end up in the garbage like it normally does lol, but it isnt, i am putting it to good use. I was dreading the idea of salads, but its a good way to get in one veggie source for the day, and i add meat to it, which is the protein. I do use a small bit of light ranch. I put it in a big bowl so that when i add the ranch i can really mix it up, it makes the dressing get on everything instead of you feeling like you want to add more lol. Also, i bought pickes...i know i know they can be high in sodium, but...i am only having one serving, which with the ones i have is 7 slices, i cut these up and add to the salad and it gives it a sweeter crunch...this week i have ate 2 slices of turkey bacon and a low fat yogurt for breakfast each day and had a salad for lunch...next week i may be into something different, but whatever works for today is what i am going with.
Good luck with your shopping. Good luck with your planning. If you can, you should do up a binder or a book for yourself. I record what i eat daily as well as my workouts using the BFL sheets, and i right a little note to myself at the end of each day.
Keep in touch. BTW...i am a mom of three small children and happily married, work full time and live in Canada...
My binder is all set to go! Exercise equipment is all ready (and dusted off lol). Just have to stock the fridge. I must say that the diet isn't really too different from what I am used to as far as what foods I can eat. I did Dash diet for about a year and lost a lot of weight. I was happy at this weight for some time but decided I want to focus on toning. Im not at all fixated on the scale anymore like I was. I do have another 20 pounds that I want to lose and if I was just dieting I would be checking the scale everyday--but since Im adding in the weights--I am not going to be looking at the scale very often. I have no idea how my weight wil fluctuate by adding in weight training so I don't want to get discouraged by checking my "number". I will take measurements and check those more often then the scale.
I will definetly keep in touch. I,too, am happily married, I have a little girl who will be turning 3 just as I hit my 8th week (the miracle week of this program for the ladies lol) and I live in Pennsylvania! I work full time as well. Nice to meet you Fizz!
Nice to meet you too :).
I am now into Day 5. I am feeling so good on this plan already. I made a change yesturday though. I realized that the sugar gms were quite high in the flavored cottage cheese that i was eating, so i just bought the low fat plain and will mix blueberries in it. AS well, i bought the plain Greek yogurt, which is awesome for protein, and i put the frozen blueberries in it to kill the bitterness lol. Feeling so good. Even went out for lunch with coworkers today and had whole wheat baked chicken wrap with a salad. I can do this..i will do this..i am doing this...so far at day 5 its looking good. I am tracking all of my daily activities and food in my binder, it is really helping me.
I too am a slave to the weight scale...which worries me..i mean i can already feel my rings feeling loser, but i know its from water retention, but i just feel that need to get on the scale..but i too worry that i will not have weight gone and will get discouraged..its a battle i fight all the time. I feel awesome, and then weight myself and throw it all down..i sabatoge myself everytime i try to lose weight. But not this time. I am going weigh myself once a week, just because i need to know what changes are being made and if its all working. i havent taken my measurements yet, but will do so this weekend, that is something that would help me too. How often would you need to take them? once a month?
Good Luck IWillGetFit...keep me posted.
I really enjoy reading your posts! Its so honest and simple about what your daily process with this is really like. With the scale, you can weigh yourself once a week to make sure you're on track. But for real it is normal and healthy to be losing one and a half to two pounds per week. A really accurate scale will help you the most in that department. I waited 6 weeks to weigh myself and went to wal mart to step on one there since I didn't have one in my home. There was a personal reason for that and it probably doesn't apply to most people.
Keeping your photos private is a completely respectable decision. Its pretty daring to make those public, I mean if I google my name in quotes it really isn't hard to find. Some people censor their face, and still I can see why some wouldn't be comfortable with that. Everyone has different reasons for that and it can easily have nothing to do with how motivated they are. Some people are serious business professionals, some people have had weird ex's that check up on them, and a million other private circumstances that may or may not be serious like that. The book says nothing about making yourself accountable to strangers with photos of yourself in your underwear, that is a personal choice that some people make.
I found measurements to be tricky because of the time of day and month. I used to have really extreme bloating that would change from morning to night and it was hard to get the same measurement twice in one day. I used my "fat belt", the one I bought when nothing fit a year ago, to get a gauge for that.
Keep posting and keep trucking!! I look forward to your posts, they make me want to commit to another challenge!! I was thinking about starting on Monday just to do this along with everybody else :-D
Well...i had a not so good weekend....well...sunday was my free day so that day doesnt count. Even though, mentally I know that i shouldnt have treated myself at all on my Free Day. I should have stayed eating clean and i would be feeling better today..ugh..lol.. We went out of town for the weekend. Ate good on Friday and Friday night, got up at 630 to do my workout cause i knew i was leaving that day. Did good Saturday for breakfast.....but then.....decided to drink on Saturday night....I KNOW I KNOW...I KNEW I WOULD DO THIS TO MYSELF..UGH...i drank vodka mixed with Crystal Light, so it wasnt as bad as what it could have been..but no excuse...i should haved used that for my free day...but yesturday i was tired and sluggish and found my own excuses that Sunday was my free day. I did work out on Saturday though. Oh dear...anyhow. this is also my crappy week. My PMS week..where i feel like everything is BLAH,...where i feel like i could eat the legs of the table lol..im sure you girls know what im talking about. I know this week is going to be hard. I am back on track today. Eating healthy and going to do my workout tonight. I dont feel like i have had any progress the first week. Even though i had 5 really good days. i feel like i ruined it all But like the book says, dont give up..get back on track...and i am. im not giving up on myself. I enjoyed my drinks on Saturday night, i am just mad at myself now...:(. Im going to follow the plan as it states, but i am also going to do 1 hour of tredmill each day..i feel i need that extra calorie burn. This is all new to me and i am not confident enough that if i follow the plan that i will lose weight. I feel like this week, i am going to eat a lot cleaner and do an extra hour a day walking. I think that will make me feel good and get me through this crappy week that i am in for...ugh...anyhow. Wish me Luck.
I am not letting myself down. I had a moment of weakness but am on track again now...gosh i suck..cant even get through 1 week...wont happen again. At least i am being honest. i dont it, i admit it and im moving forward.
hey, fizz don't get down on yourself. Life happens. I don't think you have to punish yourself by doing hour long cardio workouts though. Remember Bill said it's not the quantity but the quality of your workouts. Do the 20 min according to plan but do it with intensity. That's all I've been doing and it's working. I lost 3 lbs this past week. I've been following the program to the T. It works!!!! You've got to try to hit those 10s. That's what revs up the metabolism so you get that after burn. The hour long workouts actually work against you.
Hope this helps.:) Keep up the good work. You can do this!!!
Hey fizz---can you remind me which page it says that you should go on the treadmill for an hour after you go off course? I cant for the life of me find that darn page. Hmmm maybe my book is different then yours?? HaHa I kid I kid! Girl, do not go on the treadmill for an hour!! Do the 20 minutes of HIIT. That is the ultimate fat burner. If your feeling like crap for going off course--take it all out on the treadmill! Get it all off your chest in 20 minutes! Serioulsy, you are already back on track. You are doing great!!!
hahahahahaha...you wont find it..its me punishing myself hehehehe. I am back on track. i am following it all to the T...let me say. Its hard. I have three young children and I work full time.Two of my children are ill right now and it takes the good of of you. But..i am doing it. I am eating good, but not enough this week. I think im still trying to make up for the weekend, plus i have been super busy between doctors and work and home..anyhow..again. life happens, but i have to be accoutable for what i eat and do.
Thanks for the support. I hope to make it through this week. Im a bit discouraged though, not gonna lie. i put in a good week last week, except the weekend (even though it wasnt extreme overboard), but i am the same on the scale. I know i said i wont let the scale run my life...but its so discouraging. I am gonna keep on trucking and will weigh myself on Monday to see if there is any progress. my fear is, if i dont see a loss i will give it all up and want to start something else...any suggestions...i want to stick with this plan.i enjoy it, i enjoy the food options, i enjoy the workouts. But i NEED to see results..
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