2013 Official Chaz Weight Loss Challenge

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Thanks. I will check it out when I get home. I got a message from my trainer of a pic of us all pooped after training yesterday. All I see is FAT.

    I got a doctors appointment scheduled this morning for Sept 9th with my gyn. Then a follow up in early October with my regular doctor if need be.

    I kept telling myself I would go when I lost that 20 I gained this last year. I know it's silly to not go because of the scale.
     
  2. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Is it nerdfitnessrebellion.com?
     
  3. Beanie

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    Yep, that's the one! Everybody is really pretty nice there. Especially women to other women in that sub-forum. I hope it will help.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Brian and I just finished up Speed 1.0 on T25. I don't know if it's because of the carb overload I had last night at our anniversary dinner (Olive Garden... PASTAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! lol) or what but I had so muh energy throughout this whole workout today. more than I've had in a while :)

    and I had to share this photo lol. On a facebook challenge page this month we have to post "accountability photos" and mine got Photobombed
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    I like that Brian and I are doing these workouts together. makes it easier to stick with it and makes it more fun when you have a partner.
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Thanks Beanie. I really hope you know how motivational and supportive you are. :) It really means a lot.

    I need to post on the PCOS fitness boards more again. There's some good stuff there too. I am hopeful that the doctors appointments will be a good step in the right direction.

    And even if I am not losing weight, getting stronger and building muscle is a good thing!
     
  6. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Overheard at whole foods "is french toast a carb?"

    No.
    No it isn't.
    IF WE ALL SAY IT IT WILL BE TRUE SPREAD THE WORD FRENCH TOAST IS NOT A CARB IT'S A VEGETABLE AND ITS SUPER GOOD FOR YOU

    fries aren't carbs either
    neither is pasta
     
  7. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    You know one place I noticed a difference? My resting heart rate. My resting rate used to be over 80... Now I am down in the 60's. knowing my heart is stronger and healthier is better than any visible results :)
     
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    So, the scale still hasn't budged BUT I feel like my thighs are thinner (thanks Zumba!), I feel like I'm getting more flexible, my overall stress level has gone down tremendously and I feel like my 'tummy' has gotten smaller. Knowing my scale.hasn't moved, and its 15 less than the gym's scale, and 6 poundsess than the Dr's scale - I have been just putting it in between the two (10 pounds). Regardless, the number on my scale hasn't moved up or down. I know I'm still chunky, so I'm going to up my cardio this week for extra calorie burn.

    One place I don't notice a difference? My upper body (arms, shoulders, back). Has anyone got a good upper body workout I can try? I have access to a full gym of weight machines, and toning stuff, I just don't know how to use them and what ones I should use.
     
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    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    Puts on cheerleader hat:

    Don't stress the scale number. Sure, "weight loss" is part of everyone's goal here, but the real goal is better health. A couple of you have seen changes in their bodies (inches, muscle tone, general feeling of wellness) but without a budge in the scale. Please don't get discouraged, the changes are happening.

    For me, I'm exactly the same weight I was two weeks ago, even though I've continued to run hard, hit the weights and eat right. I look in the mirror, feel how my clothes fit, feel how I'm not panting as hard on my runs or see that my average heart rate doesn't rise as high when exercising and see that my body is making its changes, just not on the scale.

    Keep up the great and awesome work everyone is doing here. Just coming to this thread and making the decision to try to get healthy is progress. Put in the effort, you'll get your results.
     
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    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    Off the top of my head, and these are all free weight exercises, I can think of push-ups (arms, shoulders, also chest and core), shoulders - chest presses, overhead raises, MAC raises; biceps the obvious bicep curl; triceps - tricep dip, tricep pushups, and tricep kickbacks; back - the ever wonderful deadlift. If your gym has helpful staff tell them you want to start deadlifting and ask if they can help. You can also do cleans, clean and press, clean and jerk, all those are back exercises. All of these you should do with a trainer to start, somebody to help you, or just make sure you're really watching your form. Light weight to start because it's no help if you hurt yourself! Learn the movement first then worry about your weight selection.

    I'm sure there's a few more but I can't think of them at the moment, I'm about to head out the door. Let me pull out one of my fitness textbooks and see what else I can come up with. You can also do a lot of the same moves on the cable machines, I like them okay and generally you can keep your movement pretty lose and natural, but I just really like free weights. =P
     
  12. Julee

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    I stretched my legs yesterday (just waking up, not exercising) and something rolled really horribly in my left calf. Couldn't put any weight on it for about ten minutes, and it's still painful to the point where I need to adjust my gait, but not to the point where I can't walk.


    This happens probably every 5-6 months. The pain generally lasts for 3-4 days. Is there anything I can do to stop the pain faster?
     
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    Rock climbing is super fun & will wreck you/build muscles in your arms & back you didn't know existed... all under the guise of fun haha. Seriously though I've never had a back muscle until this year. ..
     
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    Well, I'm going to be freaking sore tomorrow. I mowed today (just my lawn, but it was about 45 minutes with the push mower), walked around department stores all afternoon, then I lifted for 45 minutes tonight followed by a 2.5 mile run.

    I probably overdid it, but I feel good. Definitely will be on the ibuprofen tomorrow, though.
     
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    Total body circuit today... How I hate you TBC
     
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    My paleo adventure is going pretty well I think.. guess it's time for an update.
    Right now I'm on the 80%, 20% plan.. I do 100% paleo during the week, and then kind of keep the guidelines but am a bit more leanient on the weekends (It's still "healthy" food but also includes rice, pasta etc..)

    I am finding that this way works for me :) I don't feel like I'm missing out on my favorite foods FOREVER, just that I can't have them RIGHT NOW. Pasta is now much more special because I only eat it on sundays! lol


    Also, holy crap do I eat a lot of eggs :rofl1: and spinach and chicken and fruit. Haha I'd say those are my three biggest contenders and yet, I'm losing weight.
    It's weird because I don't measure ANYTHING. Like portion control has gone out the window, I eat like an animal. Entire bags of grapes, 4 egg omelets, bacon for a snack, half a rottiserie chicken...

    and yet, my body doesn't seem to mind it :rofl1:

    I just feel better honestly, more-so than anything else, my BRAIN misses carbs but my body doesn't seem to. More energy, less bloated, I'm full longer..
     
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    That's awesome Fran! Yeah, a lot of people lose weight eating paleo just for the sole fact that when you're eating real, nutrient rich foods, you get full faster and stay full longer - it's why I have trouble eating enough these days because I'm just not friggin' hungry.

    Here's an article on the paleo diet I read earlier this week, I really liked it:
    http://fastpaleo.com/how-to-define-your-own-paleo/

    He talks about "never" and "sometimes" foods in there too and I love that concept as well. Rice for me is a sometimes food. I eat it, maybe about once a week or every other week, and I don't feel bad about it when I do - partially because it doesn't MAKE me feel bad and also because I don't feel like, for me, it's cheating. I just eat it sometimes. I just do.
    I have my rules, I'm comfortable with them, and I don't really give a crap what anybody else thinks about my rules. If I'm "not paleo enough" for somebody else, boo friggin' hoo - it's not THEIR body.

    Frankly I believe too many people spend too long caring about what other people put in their body. It seems ESPECIALLY so in certain paleo camps. It's like a penis-waving contest. "I AM MORE PALEO THAN YOU!!" No. I have no interest in playing that game and never have.


    Anyway I just wanted to share in case you've run into that, and also to vent some about something that's been bothering me, hahaha. Man, unless somebody is asking for advice on their diet, it's just not your business what they eat. STOP IT WORLD. STOP IT.
     
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    I start school tomorrow. My schedule has no planned breaks and I'm freaking out inside as to when I'm going to eat and how long I'll have and what I should make.

    Oh and school starts half hour after I'm done working out in the mornings... At least I don't have to have my hair looking good as it'll be covered all day anyway.
     
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    I'm looking into different bodyweight exercises to combine with my C25K runs. I'm unsure of how many different ones to do/how many reps/etc. Any suggestions?
     
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    Julee, I was told to see how many you can do with excellent form, 10 at a time. If you can do 3 sets of 10 with good form, then start with 2 sets of 10. Eventually, move up to 3 sets of 10.

    With push-ups, I started with 2 sets of ten reps and I'm doing them against the wall to start. Later, I'll move down to a bench and eventually to the floor.

    Push-ups, pull-ups (with straps), squats, lunges - Same thing, 2 sets of 10.

    I would do as many different exercises as you can, starting with the larger muscles and moving to the smaller ones. I also have dumbbells (10lb) and that helps a LOT! I end up doing 10-12 different exercises, 2 sets of 10 each, and it takes about 30-40 minutes.
     

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