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bigbluebutterfly
02-02-2006, 04:06 PM
Hi chicks!! I have a question.... Im new to LAWL and I am wondering what the differences between plan is?? My mother in law also started the program with me and they switched her from one color to the other within a week or two of starting the program... whats the difference between the red and gold?:?:


Chestnutlass
02-03-2006, 03:41 PM
what is LAWL?

veggie
02-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Chestnutlass you can read all about it in the LAWL forum here (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=171). :)


Gymgurl
02-05-2006, 02:13 PM
The difference is the amount of food you eat...I'm on the redplan which is about 1500 cals a day

angelica1674
02-05-2006, 02:47 PM
gymgurl~ Do you know how many calories is the gold plan?

angelica1674
02-05-2006, 02:48 PM
Dont want to be nosy Gymgurl but how tall are you? I see your at the weight I am trying to get to and I was curious of how tall you were. Thanks!! :)

Gymgurl
02-05-2006, 09:37 PM
I'm 5'7 1/2 but they said if I didn't exercise as much as I do I would be on the gold plan

angelica1674
02-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Thanks so much for the answer. I was just curious because you looked so good in your picture and I am trying to get to 160 and trying to deciede if 140 was too thin for me. I am 5'9 with a large frame. I am beginning to think its to thin. You look great at 160!

stiesta
02-06-2006, 03:51 PM
Is the red plan more calories than the gold plan or less? I'm on the gold plan and I currently weight 159 (I am 5'8"). Will they switch me to the red plan or is gold the "lowest" that it goes?

stiesta
02-06-2006, 03:54 PM
Angelica,

I, too, am trying to figure out where my "ideal" body weight is. I've never been lower than I am right now in my adult life. I am 5'8" and am shooting for 140, but wonder if I'll be just as happy at 145 or 150...who knows!!!!

Repo girl
02-06-2006, 04:06 PM
Red is higher than gold.

shennie_97
02-06-2006, 06:15 PM
Gymgurl is in red because of her exercise, but like Katie said red is higher than gold. It is red, purple and then gold (blue is higher than gold, but only for special situations) lower than gold is green (you go there at about 130-135 pounds

stiesta
02-06-2006, 07:27 PM
Thanks, Shennie. Good to know -- they sure don't explain much when you sign up. I have a friend doing the plan in another state, and we've tried to figure out the different plans with no success. Glad to have a huge knowledge pool here!

wp95jma
02-07-2006, 11:29 AM
Also I believe I read somewhere that if you aren't doing the lites purple is the lowest plan they will let you go to.

Gymgurl
02-07-2006, 12:15 PM
My goal is around the low 150 - high 140's....I think...I have a large frame with a good amount of muscle which always looks bad on the scale lol

stiesta
02-07-2006, 02:55 PM
You go, gymgirl! I'd much rather weigh more and have more muscle.

Question for you -- I have been running 35-45 minutes, 6 days a week, but I know I need to incorporate weights into my workouts. Any suggestions? Most of my "problem" areas are in the lower half of my body. On top, I'm tiny, but very big in the butt and thighs. Should I concentrate all over or some arms/abs, but focus on the legs? I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to make my butt smaller!

Gymgurl
02-15-2006, 06:52 PM
Decrease yyour cardio and use free weights....walking lunges or alternating lunges are great for the legs and bum...we tend to do way to much cardio when the muscle is what we really need to burn fat better.....if you up your exercise make sure you tell the center so they can adjust your plan....Kickboxing is the BEST lower blody shaper out there I think!

pseudomargot
02-15-2006, 11:00 PM
Gymgurl,
Great exercise information. I am totally NOT a gym girl, but a friend of mine gave me his remaining 12 sessions with a personal trainer. This is clearly the ONLY way that I can workout at the gym. I am only 5 feet tall and could never figure out all the machines, how to adjust them to my height, how many reps, how much weight. It is just so foreign to me. PLUS, without the trainer I would have NO self motivation to work hard at the gym. I really need someone pushing me so that I work my absolute hardest. The only exercise that I have ever loved is Taekwondo. Just so wonderful and lots of fun. But, I don't want to go back till I've lost a bit more weight, so this is my interim activity.

I have horrible metabolism and have been told EXACTLY what you just wrote - that muscle burns fat - and that weight training is very important, and better than just doing cardio. Also, my trainer has been having me do lunges. I hate them, but they really must be good since they hurt so much! :-)

Now I do need to motivate myself to do cardio on days that I don't go to the gym.

Good luck Stiesta. I'd be so happy to say that any portion of my body was "tiny". Used to be the case, but that was years ago. Have 3 kids and need to be thin and in shape for them.

My most current goal is to reduce my mid section so that I can do the flips and hanging moves at Trapeze School in NYC this summer with my kids. Did Trapeze school two years ago for My birthday and Mother's Day but wasn't able to get my legs up between my arms so that I could hang upside down on the bar. That is my goal...

Gymgurl
02-16-2006, 08:26 AM
What a COOL goal...that sounds awsome....my kids would love that lol! Just make sure you are eating your food....my metabolim sucks after 3 kids and being 40 but you can get it going by eating 5 small meals aday

marbear
02-16-2006, 11:28 AM
Gymgurl, WHAT? To look at your picture I thought you were some college aged kid. I was shocked after reading you mentioning one kid, but 3...AND 40? Geez, woman. Are you an Barb from another planet of people that do not age? I'm 27 and I look older than you, girl.

Mary

Repo girl
02-16-2006, 11:53 AM
Another planet of people? Mary you crack me up.

heather314
02-16-2006, 12:07 PM
I agree! Gymgirl you look awesome!! If thats what the gym does im on my way there now!!!! lol

Gymgurl
02-16-2006, 01:23 PM
I think being healthy does slow dwon the ageing process lol...Thanks guys..yep I have 3 daughters age 4, 6 and 8 and a hubby of 14 years....

pseudomargot
02-16-2006, 01:47 PM
Agree that Gymgurl is an inspiration. I'm almost 46, have 3 children (13, 9 & 8). My sister (who is 6 years younger than I am) says that the only reason I look younger than her is that the fat is puffing out my skin and preventing wrinkles from showing. Am hoping to find out the answer to that question sometime soon. Would be great to discover after my weight loss that I still have no wrinkles! Guess I now have added motivation to keep up the exercise program! Thanks for the encouragement.

Gamababa3
02-16-2006, 02:05 PM
Pseudomagot, oh my gosh my skinny sister has told me the same thing in the past. Could that be true I sure hope not. She is much thinner and always as been, but has more wrinkles. She used to get a lot of sunshine being an outdoors kind of person. I sure would hate to get thinner and healthier and then look like a wrinkled old lady:)

CandlePrincess
02-16-2006, 02:31 PM
Gymgirl,

To look at your pic I was guessing your age at 25....blow me out of the water! You look Fabulous! People tell me all the time I don't look my age, but no one in my family really ever has...my grandfather was 92 when he passed and people always guessed his age at 65-70...so I guess it's good genes for me...but GymGirl....you've got it going on!

marbear
02-16-2006, 03:01 PM
Gosh, sisters can be so rude sometimes!

pseudomargot
02-16-2006, 09:09 PM
Mary, yes, that is sometimes what sisters do best. She has almost always been thin and an exerciser - at the gym daily. Gained weight with her pregnancies, but then set her mind to getting it off and of course is thin again.

Well, now I've put my mind to this and I have to make it work!!

Gymgurl
02-17-2006, 10:51 AM
I guess it is good genes and being somewhat healthy.......but thanks you guys make me feel good. it has been a rough week for me...so thanks

sleepingbeauty3kids
02-18-2006, 04:29 PM
Are all of you in the states or canada cause I just joined lawl 3 weeks ago and I never heard nuttin about colors

marbear
02-18-2006, 10:44 PM
It's the color of your food guide...

Tazzieone
02-19-2006, 11:41 AM
I was doing LAWL for almost a year, and the first 20 pounds slid off, then it started going much more slowly, thats okay, but at 30 lbs (not even half way to my goal) I stopped losing, I stick with it, tried doing take off several time, found that chicken makes me gain weight, I exercise 4x per week for an hour and still I wasn't losing, the only solution they had was to put me on a program with less food, (my Mom started getting worried because she felt they were cutting me back too much) and guess what I still didn't lose, don't get me wrong I am totally happy to have lost 30 lbs, but very disappointed that the solutions they had were really limited and I started to feel really frustrated to try so hard and accomplish nothing, I know there are no easy answwers but geeezzzz!!! anyone else gotten really stuck? find anything got you unstuck? (and yes I coun everything I eat)

marbear
02-19-2006, 11:58 AM
For the first 25 lbs or so , I was a steady loser. After that, I found I might not lose all month, but if I stuck with it religiously I would see a huge loss around the 10th and 11th each month (by huge a mean 2 lbs each of those days). I just starting losing in spurts. It's really hard to stay focused like that The plateau breaker is 5 days of no carb cravers, no condiments, no sf candy, no artificial sweeteners, and no frozen meals I THINK. Have you thought about that? Maybe a small cheat will help you get the ball rolling if you've been totally faithful 100 percent. Maybe you're not giving your body any guesswork.

Mary

stiesta
02-20-2006, 01:51 PM
Decrease yyour cardio and use free weights....walking lunges or alternating lunges are great for the legs and bum...we tend to do way to much cardio when the muscle is what we really need to burn fat better.....if you up your exercise make sure you tell the center so they can adjust your plan....Kickboxing is the BEST lower blody shaper out there I think!


Thanks, Gymgirl, I am going to do it. It's so painful, but I think the only way to make a difference at this point.

Also, I'll add to what the others have said -- no way would I have guessed that you have three kids. You look great!

stiesta
02-20-2006, 01:52 PM
Good luck Stiesta. I'd be so happy to say that any portion of my body was "tiny". Used to be the case, but that was years ago. Have 3 kids and need to be thin and in shape for them.

My most current goal is to reduce my mid section so that I can do the flips and hanging moves at Trapeze School in NYC this summer with my kids. Did Trapeze school two years ago for My birthday and Mother's Day but wasn't able to get my legs up between my arms so that I could hang upside down on the bar. That is my goal...


The sad thing for me is that being small on top makes me look SOOOOO much worse on the bottom. I'd love to look more proportional. I love your goal, BTW. My husband took my boys and did that here over Christmas and you couldn't pay me enough to try it. Hats off, girlfriend!