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Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 12:22 AM
I need to lose around 70lbs. I'm 5 foot 2, and 200lbs, and I've been doing slim in 6, but is this the right workout to tackle that much weight loss? I'm not expecting to lose it all in 6 weeks, of course. But does anyone have any suggestions? I've been reading all of your "success" stories for Slim in 6, but I think that working out everyday for 48+ minutes for 6 weeks, and only losing 10lbs, is a rip off. The most I read was 30lbs. Everything else was like 6lbs, 10lbs, etc.

Also, how do I get one of those cute little weight loss counters on my signature?


Onederchic
07-20-2010, 12:27 AM
I have no clue what Slim in 6 even is, sorry. I am a calorie counter and I do workout DVDs and the treadmill at home :D


As for the ticker, you need to be a member 20 days and have 20 posts to put a ticker in your signature.

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 12:30 AM
Haha, I JUST realized that.

And yeah workout DVDs are good. I used to just do my own routine, but it's easier to slack off that way.

I may just alternate jillians 30 day shred and slim in 6. I was doing jillian's for awhile, until I hurt my back from the jumping jack portions.

Le sigh. This is all so hard and frustrating. I have no issue exercising and eating right. I just never feel like it'll work.

I want this to be a sure thing. I'm only 20 years old I'm tired of wearing jeans all year round and not being able to wear a tank top or anything with straps instead of sleeves. I want to walk out of the house and feel good, not like everyone is looking at me. I don't want to look away when I see my reflection in a window, in public.

This makes me feel absolutely terrible.

My husband has never seen me naked!


ducktape54
07-20-2010, 12:31 AM
I think the main thing is being consistent with working out. I am not sure what the slim in 6 does. I have been trying to work out 5 days a week and I have noticed since I started that while I have not lost as much weight as I had I hoped, I have lost more inches and my cloths are looser

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 12:35 AM
Slim in 6 is a work out that features a couple different phases. All beginning, relatively easy. You do the first (easy) phase for a week or so, or until you've mastered it. Then the difficulties keep going up and up every week. The first one is 26 minutes, the second one is 48, and so on and so on, featuring different exercises and what not. All designed to slim you down in 6 weeks. I enjoy it a lot, it's consistent and isn't too insane. I mean, you sweat a lot, and you're sore afterwards, everything is swell. I just don't know...I'm insecure and I think too much.

Onederchic
07-20-2010, 12:35 AM
I can totally relate..well, except I am not 20 :D I have lost 160 pounds (almost) and I still don't wear sleeveless tops or shorts and no way, no how does my bf ever see me in the nude :o. I don't even like seeing me in the nude :lol: .

As for DVDs, well, I have a few I rotate through:

Jillian Michaels - 30DS, Cardio Kickbox, Yoga Meltdown, No More Trouble Zones, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism

The Biggest Loser - Last Chance Workout and Weight Loss Yoga

Then like I said, I also do 2-3 miles 5-6 days a week on the treadmill.

I know it all can seem daunting at times and maybe even useless but patience is a virtue and I am the most impatient in the world (according to my boyfriend :D).

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 12:38 AM
I just need to get on a routine instead of having everything up in the air. Once it becomes routine, it's not stressful, it's just a regular day.

audrina
07-20-2010, 12:40 AM
You're probably not going to lose the weight as easily as suddenly as you want, and for me that was the biggest part of getting discouraged. But with hard work and dedication it WILL come off.

I've lost 80lbs now and do a high intensity work outs 5 days a week and since starting that about three months ago [this is my fourth month] I've lost about 35lbs.

Good luck in reaching your goals, you CAN do it.

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 12:45 AM
Can anyone give me some tips? :( I so badly need a routine and something that works.

therex
07-20-2010, 12:52 AM
i think it's great that you've started working out. my biggest tip is to really focus on what you're eating and get a good calorie counting account. Many people have mentioned how diet is about 80% and working out is 20% of losing weight. I'm the same height as you, and i was around 20 lbs heavier, and got to this weight in about 4 1/2- 5 months, so if you put in a lot of effort, it's possible to have dramatic weight loss (especially in the beginning). Also interval training is great, and i got into running which i feel has really helped me shed pounds.

ncuneo
07-20-2010, 12:58 AM
I don't have any specific suggestions for a routine for you, only you can decide what works for you and what you will enjoy and continue long term. I can tell you that for maximum results you'll want something that combines cardio and strength training. A word of caution, don't get too hung up on the time frame. Weight loss is a long process and you have to stay patient through the ups and downs and just stick with it. I know your anxious lose it, but the most successful losers do it slow and steady. Good luck!

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 01:08 AM
How is this possible?? :(


^ Dim lights...shirts....lots of privacy...

- I need to do this for the both of us, for real. He doesn't complain about my weight, he compliments me every single day and is completely supportive, but I believe it will improve our relationship if I do it.

Also, I know weight loss is a huge patience game, and I know that. I am just afraid of wasting time and doing something for so long that may not even be working.

Cglasscock1
07-20-2010, 01:26 AM
Most of the people here on 3FC who have lost a lot of weight have one thing in common: they tackled weight loss on every level: followed a diet and exercise program that worked with their lifestyle and did the mental and emotional work that enabled them to keep going during the tough times.
There is a wealth of great advice and information on this site and I hope you will be able to commit yourself to working on this for the long haul. It won't be easy but it is doable and so very rewarding. Good luck and I will be looking for your posts!

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 02:15 AM
You're all right. Every last one of you. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. I fell off the wagon all week last week because of a recent family death, and we had to deal with the funeral and arrangements, and I told myself I'd get back on track on Monday, and I did. So here goes to staying on track and making good decisions. Tomorrow WILL be a good day and I WILL exercise and make good eating decisions.

How 'bout yesterday, my husband (who is 31 years old, 5 foot 11, and 140 pounds, and NEVER has to watch what he eats) calls me on his way home from work and says "What do you want for dinner? Burger King or Wendy's?" my response: "I don't feel like having a heart attack anytime soon" his response "How 'bout Subway?" - Haha, so yes, I made the better decision. Go me.

luciddepths
07-20-2010, 02:17 AM
Hey! what ive done is start one step at a time!!!

So what i started with was my eating. Changed that. Started walking 6 times a week :) about 4 km, no set time. Just got my buns out there and walked :) Then i added 5 times a week 20 mins on the elliptical Or i alternated 6 days a week, walk one day go on elliptical the next :D Then i started to add things in and try and change it up

So really i try and do something 6 times sometimes 7 times a week :D

But start slow, if you dont work out at all, add maybe 2 days week and get used to the idea of working out :) I always need change so alternating what i did every day helps

luciddepths
07-20-2010, 02:21 AM
I'm also with Brown on this.. "HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?" well once you get to your goal ;) HAVE ATTEM!

QuilterInVA
07-20-2010, 12:06 PM
Wendy's had great salads.

Shmead
07-20-2010, 12:16 PM
So here goes to staying on track and making good decisions. Tomorrow WILL be a good day and I WILL exercise and make good eating decisions.


You don't have to wait until tomorrow to make good decisions. Sit down now and plan everything you will eat and do tomorrow--including the when and the where, not just the what. Do you have any special situations coming up--like you will be out all day running errands? Once you know what you plan to eat, do you have everything you need in the house? If not, go to the store today. What will you do if someone at work wants to go to lunch? What will you say? Practice it.

One of the weird "rules" people live by is that food choices have to be made right before they eat. There's nothing wrong with planning way ahead--your tastes aren't going to change in the next week. This way, your plans are based on logic, and not skewed by hunger. Furthermore you have time to deal with things like being out of chicken or not having any cucumbers. Having the day planned before it even starts is very, very empowering.

Vladadog
07-20-2010, 12:44 PM
I know about wanting to lose it all right away but honestly, if we did that would we keep it off? Hck no, we'd go out and celebrate being thin and pretty soon we'd be right back where we started. Losing weight a pound or three a week, working hard to do it, and watching what we eat only increases the odds we'll keep it off once we get there. So use this time to really learn new habits so that once you've earned that tank top you'll be able to keep wearing it for a long long time.

I don't know anything about "slim in 6" - I'm another calorie counter and my exercise routine is a couple miles of walking a day and some Wii Fit. Does "slim in 6" suggest changes in eating? 10 pounds in 6 weeks is about 1.5 pounds a week which is a very healthy pace. I think if you calorie count at a reasonable amount (1500? 1300?) you'll lose more quickly but still only a couple pounds a week. You just can't lose too quickly and stay healthy.

Snail Trail
07-20-2010, 03:58 PM
Yes yes, again you're all right. And it is a VERY VERY good idea to plan what to eat, ahead, so you don't get caught up in the moment, and today, thanks to QuilterInVA, I will be trying one of Wendy's new salads. :) I just had a bowl of steamed broccoli lightly seasoned with garlic, and black pepper. Yum.

Time to work out! Thanks everybody, your words are very much appreciated. <3

Losing It 2010
07-20-2010, 04:16 PM
I don't know what Slim 6 is but if you stick with a program of eating healthy and exercising consistently then you should have no problems. I am the same way, I want it off NOW but know that the weight gain did not happen over night and neither will weight loss.

I need to lose around 70lbs. I'm 5 foot 2, and 200lbs, and I've been doing slim in 6, but is this the right workout to tackle that much weight loss? I'm not expecting to lose it all in 6 weeks, of course. But does anyone have any suggestions? I've been reading all of your "success" stories for Slim in 6, but I think that working out everyday for 48+ minutes for 6 weeks, and only losing 10lbs, is a rip off. The most I read was 30lbs. Everything else was like 6lbs, 10lbs, etc.

Also, how do I get one of those cute little weight loss counters on my signature?

dragonwoman64
07-20-2010, 05:03 PM
no how does my bf ever see me in the nude

in this heat, my bf's lucky if he ever sees me with my clothes on! doh! :D

Eliana
07-20-2010, 05:14 PM
You've got some good advice here already. I'm going to reiterate a couple things:

1. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Really for me exercise is about cardiovascular health and toning the body. When we lose weight, without exercise as much as 40% of what we lose could be muscle loss. I don't want to lose muscle, I want to lose FAT.

2. Exercise should include cardio work and strength training. How much of each is up to you, but make sure you get in 2-3 days of strength training with a day's rest between muscle groups. I like to do both high and low intensity cardio. High would be Spin cycle class while low would be a 20 mile bike ride.

3. Weight loss is 100% mental. ;) You must have patience and you must develop some sort of healthy relationship with the scale. You have age on your side, which is good, but the scale does not always reflect accurately what we do. I often lose inches without seeing any drop on the scale. Last week I lost about 5 pounds but didn't notice any difference in my clothes. This week I gained back two of those pounds, but the inches melted off and now my clothes are big. :dizzy: It makes no sense and it has taken a lot of time for me to come to an understanding about that.

ringmaster
07-20-2010, 06:53 PM
As the above posters mentioned, alot of it is diet. I have the Slim in 6 workouts. I can't remember if I ever stuck to the full 6 weeks since I tend to jump from one workout program to the next. I do think they are good workouts to help start building endurance and strength and getting consistent with exercise. There's alot of squats, lunges and pushups... similar to Jillian Micheal's workouts. With the Sin6 workouts, I know alot of people have said they only lost so many pounds, but I hear often they lose alot of inches and dress sizes even if the scale doesn't go down alot.

thesame7lbs
07-20-2010, 09:43 PM
... I think that working out everyday for 48+ minutes for 6 weeks, and only losing 10lbs, is a rip off.

I think that sounds pretty reasonable. I work out 5x/week for 60 minutes or more.

I understand being eager to lose weight, but there's really no way around it. There is no magic trick that makes it just evaporate without doing any work. If it was easy, everyone would be skinny.

bellona
07-21-2010, 03:59 PM
Well, welcome to the Beachbody workout dvd addiction...haha. I did slim in 6 awhile ago, when I wasn't really heavy (probably somewhere in the 140s). I just needed to tone up, and it worked really well. So does Power 90 (yes, it's different from p90x, by far). Those two routines aren't exactly the most exciting dvds ever, but they will give you a good base of fitness to work from. I also did turbojam and yoga booty ballet for awhile, which are actually really fun. I do p90x and insanity now, so like I said, I'm addicted. I keep them in business!

Anyway, I think what's good about ALL their programs is they give you a schedule, and you just stick to it. Before I began doing dvds, I would make excuses to not go for walks or runs (oh it's raining/cold/hot/dark/etc.). You really can't make excuses with a dvd, and if you follow the schedules they suggest and watch your diet, you will see results. Plus when you get sick of one you can always buy a different program. Good luck! And 6 weeks is really a short amount of time...most people would only lose 10-12 pounds in that time frame, anyway, so no harm in trying it and getting in better shape :)

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 04:45 PM
in this heat, my bf's lucky if he ever sees me with my clothes on! doh! :D

:lol:

rachinma
07-21-2010, 05:30 PM
no way, no how does my bf ever see me in the nude :o. I don't even like seeing me in the nude :lol: .
Honey, are you serious? Your boyfriend probably thinks you're beautiful and wants to see all of you.

rachinma
07-21-2010, 05:32 PM
My husband has never seen me naked!
This is the same thing I said to onederland. Your husband probably thinks you're beautiful and would love to see all of you. This is so sad to me.