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Old 08-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Where is the year going?! I can't believe it's already August.

Good luck to everyone this month! You can do it!!!

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WI yesterday - down 3. Anyone else having a problem with appetite during this heat wave down South? Have a great rest of the week everyone.
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WI yesterday - down 3. Anyone else having a problem with appetite during this heat wave down South? Have a great rest of the week everyone.
yes the heat is killing my appetite as well! Its too hot to cook anything!

WI yesterday as well -1.5 gone....total lost to date is 13 pounds and I was measured yesterday and have lost 15 inches WAHOO!!!!!
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Yeah it's August!! Celebrating my one year anniversary with my wonderful hubby on the 13th!!

Can anyone tell me how much they are exercising while on the beige menu? For some reason I thought I read that we should limit how much we exercise in the beginning with starting the program. I might be completely wrong
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nvogue- I don't know about the beige menu, but at my center they really want us to walk walk walk. I typically walk about 40 minutes of the day and have recently started doing more weight and resistence core training because I was feeling a bit deflated. If you do a lot of heavy exercise regularly, you might want to consider the Metabalance maybe?
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My understanding is if you do a lot of exercise on a low-calorie diet, not only will you not feel good but you will lose muscle rather than gain it, which is what we want. MRC didn't tell me this, and I may not have it right. Anyone know?
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I had maintenance weigh in yesterday and stayed the same. 5 pounds under goal.

Congrats to those that lost weight and inches.

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My understanding is if you do a lot of exercise on a low-calorie diet, not only will you not feel good but you will lose muscle rather than gain it, which is what we want. MRC didn't tell me this, and I may not have it right. Anyone know?
You mean which is NOT what we want right? Where did you hear of this information? Not saying it's true or otherwise, but it's definitely something I'd like to look into.
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Thanks ladies for all of the information! I had my official weigh in this morning, and I lost a total of 2.8 pounds since last week. I walked for 15 minutes the last couple of evenings, so I will try to do this daily.

I feel so much lighter and better having lost a total of 9 pounds in three weeks!!! I love this program!
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You mean which is NOT what we want right? Where did you hear of this information? Not saying it's true or otherwise, but it's definitely something I'd like to look into.
Oops! How did I do that? What I mean is we want to preserve muscle, because muscle is what's metabolically active. Muscle is the fire that burns the fat. And where did I hear that a low-calorie diet can mess with metabolism? I just had a professnal fitness instructor at a college tell me that, and I bought The New Rules ofLifting for Women, which talks about it. The instructor referred to me as "skinny fat.". Sigh.
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Oops! How did I do that? What I mean is we want to preserve muscle, because muscle is what's metabolically active. Muscle is the fire that burns the fat. And where did I hear that a low-calorie diet can mess with metabolism? I just had a professnal fitness instructor at a college tell me that, and I bought The New Rules ofLifting for Women, which talks about it. The instructor referred to me as "skinny fat.". Sigh.
Yeah, I'm not 100% convinced this plan is as perfect as they say it is. First of all, if the diet is so balanced, then why do I have to take a multi-vitamin? The whole claim "it's medically impossible not to lose weight on this program" is a pretty hefty claim. NOTHING is impossible.

Anyway, it's hard for this skeptic/critic to stay positive sometimes but I figure I paid for this, so I may as well stick with it for the duration. If I don't lose the expected amount of weight (or somewhere realistically near it) then I'll know for sure their claims are just selling lines.

I've been reading a lot about people (like me) who have done a lot of exercise and have been very careful with their diets and just cannot lose weight no matter what. There HAS to be some other thing going on inside our bodies that makes it so difficult to lose. My thyroid is fine, my blood sugars are fine, I haven't had my hormones checked yet, but I have an appointment for it.

I went off on a tangent didn't I? Sorry, I'm just frustrated 'cause since I started the green diet I've gained .2lbs. It's been 4 days now w/no weight change. Maybe at weigh in tonite things will be different.
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I spoke with my counselor this morning and she confirmed that I should not do any strenuous exercising because of the limited number of calories I am consuming at this stage of the program. She recommended a 20-30 minute walk every other day. She told me to try to avoid weight lifting and Zumba!! I love Zumba!! She said I would burn too many calories taking a Zumba class.

Well I will stick with my evening walks for now.
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I spoke with my counselor this morning and she confirmed that I should not do any strenuous exercising because of the limited number of calories I am consuming at this stage of the program. She recommended a 20-30 minute walk every other day. She told me to try to avoid weight lifting and Zumba!! I love Zumba!! She said I would burn too many calories taking a Zumba class.

Well I will stick with my evening walks for now.
Which menu are you on?

And I do remember them saying that 30 minutes 3x a week is recommended. I REALLY want to start back my pilates! The fitness counselor at my center said that I SHOULD be able to do regular workouts on the plan "because the plan is chemically balanced". But really, with the way I feel in the morning, I'm finding it hard to believe I'm going to be able to do my regular workout plan and then still be able to stay in a standing position each morning.

I'm sticking with the brisk walking for now too.
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Which menu are you on?

And I do remember them saying that 30 minutes 3x a week is recommended. I REALLY want to start back my pilates! The fitness counselor at my center said that I SHOULD be able to do regular workouts on the plan "because the plan is chemically balanced". But really, with the way I feel in the morning, I'm finding it hard to believe I'm going to be able to do my regular workout plan and then still be able to stay in a standing position each morning.

I'm sticking with the brisk walking for now too.
I am on the beige menu. I can start the green menu when I reach 199 lbs. which won't be long since I am currently at 200.4.

Also, I was getting bored with grilled chicken and fish, so I made the turkey chili last night from the recipe blog and it is wonderful!! If you haven't tried it yet, please do. I used diced tomatoes instead of the tomato supplement. Awesome!!
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And I do remember them saying that 30 minutes 3x a week is recommended. I REALLY want to start back my pilates! The fitness counselor at my center said that I SHOULD be able to do regular workouts on the plan "because the plan is chemically balanced". But really, with the way I feel in the morning, I'm finding it hard to believe I'm going to be able to do my regular workout plan and then still be able to stay in a standing position each morning.

I'm sticking with the brisk walking for now too.
Jenn34 - I really feel sad that you are not having an good time on this plan.... if you want a support buddy Girl I am here for you! I have spent years trying to get this weight off and for me MRC is working, if you have a local YMCA you might look into water aerobics to give you a little something different in your exercise - I have to continually change my exercise because I hate it so much!
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