The Biggest Loser - Winning by Losing For discussion of the NBC tv show The Biggest Loser and the book Winning by Losing, by Jillian Michaels

 
 
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:55 AM   #241  
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Do you suppose she is in Australia now filming a new season of BL? Seems I remember hearing they started that on Dec. 9.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:17 PM   #242  
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Thanks for writing such a good book. I really enjoyed watching the Biggest Loser this season and got a lot of inspiration from you and the show. Now you just need to have a book signing somewhere in Texas so you can sign my copy of your book.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:11 PM   #243  
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G'day all ,
I think Jillian arrived here in Sydeny about a week and a half ago, Aussie Biggest Loser started filming the 8th Dec (I think), so she probably is really busy at the moment.
But when she does come back I have a question
Jillian are there any excercises that specifically strengthen the muscles around the knee? I want to run, but my knees always ache after so it makes cardio less than an attractive proposition . I'm fairly strong but my bodyfat is too high so I need the cardio. Problem is walking doesn't raise my heartrate, nowhere to rollerblade, bike riding is too easy and I can't swim all year round.
BTW: You ROCK! So awsum to see a chick that can kick butt Hope you're enjoying Australia (are they gonna give you an Aussie Christmas? You have got to try pavlova, it is worth an extra workout ) Get a hold of "Looking for Alibrandi" and "The Castle", two great examples of Aussie movies.
If you get a chance take the Parramatta ferry from Circular Quay round trip just before sunset, you get to see all the lights of the city as you come back under the bridge .
Anyway much respect Jills(honourary Aussie nickname ) and thanks.
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:52 PM   #244  
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Jillian are there any excercises that specifically strengthen the muscles around the knee? I want to run, but my knees always ache after so it makes cardio less than an attractive proposition . I'm fairly strong but my bodyfat is too high so I need the cardio. Problem is walking doesn't raise my heartrate, nowhere to rollerblade, bike riding is too easy and I can't swim all year round.


Not Jillian but...I would suggest seeing a doctor regarding your knees, if you haven't already that is, and see what he recommends.

I was searching Ladies who Lift and found this thread about Knee strengthening (don't know how helpful it will be though).

Additionally, there was a thread at LWL not too long ago where knee issues were discussed...here it is - starting at post #10. You'll note that Pat (WaterRat) refers to "Krista's site" - just in case you haven't discovered it yet, that would be Krista Scott Dixon's Stumptuous Women's Weight Training website which I HIGHLY recommend referring to

If you find bike riding to be 'too easy' find some hills or inclines to ride - same with walking - do some hillwalking.

I take it you don't have access to a gym? I would recommend using something low- or non-impact, such as an elliptical machine.

Hope that helps...
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:38 PM   #245  
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thanks for the links Mrs. Jim
I am planning to get my knees sorted, I've tried to before but when I asked a few GPs they shrugged it off 'cos I'm young.
I have a 18km bike route that takes about an hour, and there are a few hills. As to walking, for me to walk fast enough to get my heart rate up I have to run, which kind of defeats the purpose of walking.
I've already looked into getting a cross trainer but haven't made a decision.
I've been training for a few years now and am planning to become a trainer when I finish school. I've mostly focused on weight training as I've found it really works for me, but I've been trying to incorporate more cardio. At the moment I'm trying to strengthen my weaknesses, hence my question
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:18 AM   #246  
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Bumping this thread up
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:51 PM   #247  
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OK, now I have a question for Jillian when she gets back.
Should I be concerned if I lose a large amount on a weekly basis?

I did this once before and then started making the wrong choices again (Honestly I took the easy way out after marriage and a child - and made the easy, but wrong choices -fast foods, soda, lots of junky snacks and no exercise)When I did it last time some of my family was concerned becuase I would have a few high weight lost weeks (5+ lbs).

Thanks for your thoughts,

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Old 01-08-2006, 09:53 PM   #248  
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Hi erin!

I'm not Jillian, but...

If you are eating at least 1200 calories a day of healthy food, and not exercising for more than 2 hours a day (your muscles need rest!) then any drop you see sounds good! Barring any medical problems you haven't mentioned, I think 5 lbs in 1 week is fine.

I can't believe on the Biggest Loser when people drop like 25 pounds in 2 weeks! At first, I could understand it because they were just starting and maybe a lot of that was 'water weight', but some of the contestants were losing that much even weeks into the program!

It is interesting how people around you may perceive your weight loss. You may not want to mention it again to people who seem negative toward it or critical. A friend of mine who was eating around 1200-1400 calories a day was told by her coworker that she was "starving herself to death." Which wasn't true at all! I think sometimes misery just loves company.
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Thanks for the repsonse - I thought so. I am aiming for 1200 as my min and 1500 as the absolute max with 4 hrs exercise as a min a week.

I will keep it in mind regarding talking to those who are negative. I started to use this sight and the contacts I make hear to discuss my progress. It seems easier then seeing people's reaction. Plus this is what we all want so I know we are on the same page.

Thanks for the support and advice SmartButt (funning thing is my husband calls me that now and again... hmmm).

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Yes, I've been called that a few times myself! Although "butt" is usually substituted for a different version of the word, hehehe.

This forum is so wonderful for support, we're glad to have you on board. We'd love to see your progress in the food/exercise journals or just the "another thread" as well, where people post about anything that comes to mind on this journey to wellness.

I'm still sorta stuck at the starting gates, but I feel a renewed sense of motivation this week. Woo!
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:24 PM   #251  
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Just wanted to chime in with a to Erin! And, as usual, I agree with Smartbutt...
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:48 PM   #252  
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Hello Jillian,
Whenever you do get a chance, could you please offer some insight?

I am unsure about what type of oxidiser I am, so I am currently just focussing on cycling my calories daily while meeting my weekly needs. Right now, I make sure that at each meal I have some kind of lean protein source to keep my blood sugar stable. What I would like help on is in diciphering my results on the tests in the book:

a=18, b=8, c=20. I assumed I am a balanced oxidiser because both a and c are very close, but both are higher than b by at least 5. Is this right?
For the time being, I am not quite sure but I will stick to my current nutrition: whole foods, balanced and low fat - mainly focussing on essential fatty acids.

I look forward to hearing from you soon - and thank you for your time.
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Dear Jillian,
I would just like to thankyou for introducing me to one legged squatts. My butt enjoyed them immensely. Not only did i look like a ****** attempting them, i also can't walk now.

love amanda
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #254  
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hahah oh man!
thanks for the chuckle NavyNerd, i needed that!
Just looking at them in the book makes my arse ache. Imagine the results they will yield!
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I love onelegged squats, they rock my behind ....
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