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Please Help!!! We are Losing steam after 2 1/2 weeks
My wife (Sheila) and I (Noel) began the BFL challange on Monday August 2nd, 2010. We have stuck to the fitness and Nutrition plan without cheating, but the issue is that we haven't seen big weight loss, or inch losses and both my wife and I are a little dismayed. We are committed to finishing the...
11 Aug 2010
Any advice for the last 4 weeks?
I will be down to my last 4 weeks starting next week. This is my second challenge. On my first challenge I didn't lose much, but I didn't follow the eating program really close. This time I did follow the eating program better - balance of proteins and carbs and took my free days, but still just...
9 Sep 2010
Is there a way to get the BFL workout to under 40 minutes?
My gym opens at 6:00 am. I MUST be out of there by 6:40 in order to get to work on time. Is there some way to get the wo in under 40 minutes? I know shortcuts aren't exactly the best idea, but any advice would be appreciated.
14 Sep 2010
BFL meal plan alterations during an injury
HELP! I tore my LCL (not too horribly it seems) but this is obviously affecting my workout. I'm trying to alter my meal plans to be much less calorie intensive since I'm not able to work out as often or as intensely. I will still be doing cardio can't as intensely for at least 6 months...
19 Sep 2010
Excited but really scared!
I just registered today and I´m getting ready to start my challenge on October 11th, the day after my birthday. I`ve seen the pictures and I´ve read the books so I´m very excited about the process and the ultimate results, but deep down inside I´m really afraid I could fail.....
27 Sep 2010
BFL after Open Heart Surgery
Hello All, I've done BFL off and on during the last 11 years with sometimes great results, and sometimes I didn't finish due to injuries/illness. I've been challenged in the past 10 years, having undergone 5 surgeries and having a child! The most recent surgery was major open heart surgery...
19 Sep 2010
Help, no measurable changes in last 4 weeks!
Hey everyone! I've been a big fan of BFL for years, and have seen some great results over that time. Unfortunately, I did a good deal of backsliding when life kinda kicked me in the rear. Before we were married, I introduced my wife to BFL and she and I both had really solid results. (since I had...
13 Sep 2010
carbs at night!
Hey guys, this question has been playing on my mind ever since i started a couple of weeks ago- is it bad to have carbs late in the day? Okay first off i'll start by saying that i know it doesn't say do NOT do it in the book. Im just really torn! I've heard various different perspectives...
8 Dec 2010
Re: THRILLED TO START!!
Hi Lori, Congratulations on your transformation you must feel great. We were wondering if someone can help us with a question on the work out in the gym. Our question is we are under the impression that when doing upper body it should take 46 minutes however if we are doing this together it takes...
9 Jan 2011
Re: The Cost of Beginning
I can only believe that I WILL get better at the early morning hours, telling myself I will have more daytime and less night time to worry about should help a little. I have a bench on order and have a small set of dumbbells, but I will probably buy more weights as time goes on and I actually get stronger...
30 Jan 2011
The Cost of Beginning
I am 30 years old, 5'10" tall and weight 185 pounds I am looking into getting a decent dumbbell and weight training bench, but could use some tips on where to go and what to look for. My biggest problem will be getting up early and also getting all my meals and snacks organized 6...
12 Jan 2011
Question about snacks
Hi, I am new to Body For Life, I know about the program but haven't done it. I am wondering if there are suggestions for snacks/protein shakes that are available in local supermarkets, Costco, etc. that are as good as the EAS Myloplex. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks so much. Kathy
9 Feb 2011
Week 5 and struggling
Hey everyone. I am in week 5 and having a hard time staying motivated. Week 4 was brutal. I missed 2 workouts and my diet was crap. I have started week 5 now and I am trying to keep with it. In 5 weeks the scale has hardly moved, but I did lose about 1-2 inches everywhere on my body. Needing some...
15 Feb 2011
Protein and oatmeal
Does anyone have a good protein to add to oatmeal? I really love eating oatmeal in the morning. I added egg whites this morning (I read that some people do that on BFL) and I couldn't choke it down. Any suggestions? Thanks and good luck to all! Kathy
21 Feb 2011
I want to succeed so badly on BFL but I do well for about half the week then lose it. How can I keep motivated and going?? I don't hate the food or the workouts (for the most part :)) I am so sick of letting myself down and making excuses. Any help or suggestions would be so appreciated.
18 Mar 2011
Take 2 for me - almost 9 years later
I'm going to post what I've done over the last 3 weeks here. Why not? I love feedback and advice and thoughts...and I'm new to the boards. I picked up BFL about 9 years ago and went the 12 weeks and then some, and then I fell away from it, off and one. Never going past week 4 any one time...
28 Mar 2011
About to begin week 5
Hey Guys I just want to encourage you all. I am a from Humble Texas and I started the challenge on March 7th. I started at 247 pounds and around 30% body fat. I was so tired and disgusted with my life, I was stuck in a rut. That all changed when I recently went on a trip to India. The people are so poor...
3 Apr 2011
Monday will be the first day of the rest of my life! *Deep Breath* Any advice??
Hello BFL Community! My name is Kate, I am 21 years old, and overweight. A quick little history would be that I was raised by my single mother who was also very overweight and she herself did not know how to take care of her body or understand the importance of exercising and really listening to your...
1 Jun 2011
Can a person really change their physique?
I've never had a man's physique. No chest! My chest looks "pointed like an immature female". I'm not fat. 200 lbs and 6' 1" tall. Is it really possible to change that and look like a real man? Seems like an impossible dream to me.
9 Aug 2011
I'm back and on my way
I have completed this program in the past and know for a fact it works. I am on Week 1 day 2 and have had a few set backs but more successes than set backs. I am eating better/healthier and consistently. I have worked out 2 days in a row (yeah for me) and I have reviewed my goals daily. I am looking...
23 Aug 2011
Beginners Supplement Question
Hello. I'm Mitch. Im starting my 12 week journey on January 9. I'm very excited. I've never taken a supplement before, and I've been reading about Whey, Beta Gen, and Myoplex Lite. I am confused about the real difference and which is applicable. I'm 48 and hoping to lose weight and...
9 Jan 2012
Questions on my meal plan
On Monday I will start my 9th week. I have some questions on my meal plan. Up until today I have not counted any calories, fat etc. I have only been controlling my portion sizes and eating clean. On my free days I only use a free meal (usually allow myself a fatty food but I still watch my portion sizes...
14 Mar 2012
Week 3 and NO WEIGHT CHANGE?
I have finished week 3 and the scale reads the same. I have lost 1" on my waist, feel better and tighter but no weight loss. I know muscle weighs more than fat but when does the scale turn? Please help!
23 Mar 2012
Off the wagon
I am new to BFL...this is my first go around. I completed weeks 1,2 and 3. Week four... well I made it about halfway through and my free day ended up lasting 3 days.....we had company over two days and then one more free day for good measure....now i know all the hard work i have put in is not ruined...
21 May 2012
Starting weight for upper body workout?
I realize everyone is different...with that said I need an idea of where to start with a weight to start lifting for upperbody. I am unfit, 51, never lifted. I joined a gym and they started me on weight machines (no doubt they feared I'd hurt myself with free weights) and having me lift about 30lbs...
4 Jul 2012
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