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Old 02-18-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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I thought it would be a good idea to post our favorite fitness tips! It's not easy getting to and staying at this weight, so what is your secret? What has brought you this far, weight-wise, and/or what is helping you stay here?

Also, please feel free to post any tips that you see, but haven't tried out yet, that you think will assist others in reaching/maintaining their goals. Thanks in advance!
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My approach - the Scientific Method (ScMD) Diet - consists of getting all medically-suggested calories in a week. Alternate day fasting got me started; continuing with a variation of that will, God willing, get me to the finish line goal of 18.5 BMI! Please check with your doctor before adopting any diet plan.

Smiley for each of The Last Ten Pounds, from 111.1 to 101.1 - yay! The first one is to thank all for their support: 3/26/15 4/11/15 5/01/15

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Old 02-18-2015, 04:34 PM   #2
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I found this one today while walking on the treadmill at the gym. It's from "Fitness" magazine, September 2014 issue:

"Q: What is the max number of days a week that I can do cardio?"
"A: Seven. Just vary the intensity; do no more than three intense sessions a week."
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Smiley for each of The Last Ten Pounds, from 111.1 to 101.1 - yay! The first one is to thank all for their support: 3/26/15 4/11/15 5/01/15
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:47 PM   #3
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This is from 3FC poster SoMuchFattitude, who has lost over 100 pounds. I found this on her blog, http://somuchfattitude.com/2015/02/2...ngle-damn-day/. It really is some heart-felt, inspiring advice:

"Anyhow, Ive really spent the last couple of weeks working on me. Working on my confidence. Working on making myself number one and focusing on my happiness. This is no easy feat.We all struggle with it.

"We say things to ourselves that wed NEVER let anyone say. Why is this? Why is it okay for me to say, Dammit, Danielle. You are so stupid. You never should have done that. What the **** is wrong with you? or OMG Look at your thighs. Seriously. That **** is disgusting. Cover it up, Shamu.? Because honestly, if ANYONE else said that to me Id flip out. Id lose my **** like nobodies business. So, Ive been working on only saying things to me that Id be okay with anyone saying.

"With that being said, I am straight up feeling myself again. These curves? Yes, please. Doing my makeup everyday? Yes, please. Putting outfits together? Yes, please." snip

Bravo!
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Smiley for each of The Last Ten Pounds, from 111.1 to 101.1 - yay! The first one is to thank all for their support: 3/26/15 4/11/15 5/01/15
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:50 AM   #4
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I don't know IF you've heard of Dr. Mercola, but I really like his approach to health. Here are some benefits of intermittent fasting I just found on his website:

Limit inflammation

Improve circulating glucose and lipid levels

Reduce blood pressure
Improve metabolic efficiency and body composition

Cause significant reductions in body weight in obese individuals

Help prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as slow its progression

Reverse type 2 diabetes

Improve pancreatic function

Improve insulin levels and insulin sensitivity

Reproduce some of the cardiovascular benefits associated with physical exercise

Protect against cardiovascular disease

Modulate levels of dangerous visceral fat

Reduce LDL and total cholesterol levels


http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fit...ting-diet.aspx

Amazing!
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Smiley for each of The Last Ten Pounds, from 111.1 to 101.1 - yay! The first one is to thank all for their support: 3/26/15 4/11/15 5/01/15
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #5
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My favorite tip would be to find what you love and work it! The way I lost weight the first time was adjusting my diet (I did South Beach and I'll be going back to South Beach starting tomorrow) and doing Zumba! I love Zumba because of the energy and the sweat, plus it felt like dancing not working out.

Now, I found that I also love, love, love to run. I completely understand the runner's high and committing to running three times a week (with a treadmill) isn't a challenge because I don't have to go anywhere. I live in New England with about 6 ft. of snow, not going out is a big draw.

It's said that if a man does what he loves, he won't work a day in his life. Same can go for fitness. If you love, you'll stick to it.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:18 PM   #6
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My favorite tip would be to find what you love and work it! The way I lost weight the first time was adjusting my diet (I did South Beach and I'll be going back to South Beach starting tomorrow) and doing Zumba! I love Zumba because of the energy and the sweat, plus it felt like dancing not working out.

Now, I found that I also love, love, love to run. I completely understand the runner's high and committing to running three times a week (with a treadmill) isn't a challenge because I don't have to go anywhere. I live in New England with about 6 ft. of snow, not going out is a big draw.

It's said that if a man does what he loves, he won't work a day in his life. Same can go for fitness. If you love, you'll stick to it.
Great points! Love your take on that saying.

I've read that South Beach can help battle cravings - nice!

I see that there's Zumba for the Wii - that may be the way to go for me, because, like you, I like working out at home.

Thanks for the tips, CrunchyMama!
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Smiley for each of The Last Ten Pounds, from 111.1 to 101.1 - yay! The first one is to thank all for their support: 3/26/15 4/11/15 5/01/15
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:43 PM   #7
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Oh, my goodness, I have so many! Haha most of them are just small motivational quotes, though. It's probably 'cause, when it comes down to it, keeping up the habits I already have isn't too difficult on its own since I'm taking it nice and slow, bumping up my weights very slowly, keeping only healthy food at home so I can't really binge here anyway...I'm perfectly capable of keeping it up since I don't need to know anything more than I've already researched to make progress, it's just training my mind that's properly difficult.

Here's some I reblogged on my tumblr (: (lessfatmoremuscles if anyone wants to chat or follow)

"Success is the sum of small efforts, day in and day out."
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."
"Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off excellent."
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:52 PM   #8
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Oh, my goodness, I have so many! Haha most of them are just small motivational quotes, though. It's probably 'cause, when it comes down to it, keeping up the habits I already have isn't too difficult on its own since I'm taking it nice and slow, bumping up my weights very slowly, keeping only healthy food at home so I can't really binge here anyway...I'm perfectly capable of keeping it up since I don't need to know anything more than I've already researched to make progress, it's just training my mind that's properly difficult.

Here's some I reblogged on my tumblr (: (lessfatmoremuscles if anyone wants to chat or follow)

"Success is the sum of small efforts, day in and day out."
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."
"Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off excellent."
Love them all, Wendy! I'm definitely one for taking it slow. I find if I take my time, a better quality results ensues. And calmness seems to generate more calmness.

The "small efforts" just can't be stressed enough. It all adds up and "every little bit helps"!
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Smiley for each of The Last Ten Pounds, from 111.1 to 101.1 - yay! The first one is to thank all for their support: 3/26/15 4/11/15 5/01/15
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