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Old 06-11-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
Tellin' it like it is!
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Denver Co
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S/C/G: RESTART:153.5/147/135

Height: 5'4"


i too had a lot of trouble with losing those last 10 pounds.... i found that i really REALLY need to focus on cutting/METICUSLOUSLY counting every single calorie i taste, and cut down on training. I try and go as low as i possibly can, calories-wise (1200), and then, like i said, scale back the intensity of exercise way back. you dont HAVE to train for fat loss. Period. My body honestly gets very hormonally disturbed when i have a big caloric deficit and do intense training as well. Fat Loss stops all together.
I had the best results when i just did a little moderate walking, a tiny bit of maintenence strength lifting (NOT full body-- too intense) and really low cals--- and im saying this as an athlete! Letting go of the idea that i needed to train hard for fat loss was hard for me to wrap my head around. Make sure your diet is spot on, 100%. Thats where the fat loss will really occur.
Also, as i was struggling with those last 10, my body did kind of the same thing youre describing-- a LOT of yoyo, down 2 pounds, up 1 pound, down one, up 2...... A lot of times i wwouldnt lose at all for weeks, and then i would wosh off a couple pounds (usually right after i was supposed to have had my period--- dont get that anymore btw, as a result of training to hard in too big of a caloric deficit (another one of those lovely hormone, stress related side disturbances i mentioined)

Good luck, and keep it up!

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