Weight Loss Motivators/Inspiration

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ms. I, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Aug 8, 2005
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    Mar 7, 2015

    I'm getting back on track as well. It's so easy to slip back into bad habits, so need to really focus.

    Just finished day 6 of eating clean--focusing on veggies, fruit and protein, with a bit of healthy fat and minimal carbs. The temperature today was finally approaching the freezing point, so I was able to get out for a 5 mile walk!
  2. WarriorPrncss

    WarriorPrncss Companion

    Oct 29, 2014
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    Mar 14, 2015

    Awesome! I started eating clean a few months ago... well... like 8, but I've been most consistent the past few. I've also been studying so I can get my nutrition certification one of these days.

    Just a note in case you didn't know, fruits are carbs (and high in sugar). All of my prepped meals have a protein, carb, and veggie, and when I get bored of rice and potatoes (carb, not a veggie), I use fruit as a carb. :)

    Unless you are REALLY overeating don't focus on eating less, focus on eating the right things (in the proper portions).

    You don't necessarily need to work out MORE, just work out smarter. DON'T be a slave to cardio-- sure it burns fat, but your body also gets use to a cario session within a few workouts and you will plateau faster. Try to focus on resistence training. If you build lean muscle you burn more at rest and during cardio sessions. And DON'T be afraid of using weights (it won't make you bulky, that is something men say to keep the weight room free for them ;) )

    An ideal ratio: 50% nutrition (is starts in the kitchen), 40% resistence training, and 10% cardio.

    In the past 2 months I've been doing a Nutrition weight loss contest. Due to emergency surgery and the recovery (on the first day of the challenge) I haven't been as on the ball as I'd have liked, HOWEVER, I'm going full force, now. My point, though, is that eating fairly good and clean and doing minimal workouts I've lost 14 pounds on the scale--- BUT I've lost almost 18 pounds of fat and gained 10 pounds of lean muscle, put that all together and I am burning 500 more calories at rest than I was before which means I burn even more when I work out and will begin losing fat even faster.

    Oh, and sugar... you don't have to eliminate it. Just watch your intake. Fruits are great, but some are VERY high in sugar.
  3. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    May 13, 2004
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    Mar 14, 2015

    Thanks a lot WarriorPrncss.
  4. daisycakes

    daisycakes Companion

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    Mar 16, 2015

    I have exercise induced asthma so never exercised much my whole life. I managed to get from 213 lbs at 23 years old to 125 at 25 through diet alone. It's been 4 years and I'm still sticking between the 120 to 130 range. By the end of January, I was definitely around 130. However I've lost 4.5 lbs since then, which is incredible for someone of my weight and height. The last 3 weeks, I've been cycling at home on a cheap stationary trainer I bought for my bike. I find I can handle it as long as I'm watching tv to distract me! Best purchase ever!

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