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chick_in_the_hat 04-13-2006 12:19 AM

I only have a couple of the CD's - but generally if you work the front one day you should work the back the next day. You mostly want to give the muscles worked one day the next day off. Go get 'em Bev! :cb:

Bev 04-13-2006 01:47 AM

should the workout be something like:

front, back,cardio,front,back

lately i have been doing 30-45 minutes of cardio after each workout so do I still add that cardio in the middle of the week or do something like front,back,front,back, etc.

thanks
bev

lisa-n 04-16-2006 01:03 PM

does Jillian still answer questions here? I just found this forum and thread. I've been looking for a place to talk to other people who are working with Jillians book. I'm just starting out. I think it is so awesome for Jillian to take time out of her busy schedule to come here and answer questions. That is so awesome of her!

I am watching the Australia biggest loser now, wow all I can say is, the aussies are really into the game playing! They are much more competitive and back stabbing than the americans! They definatley have had some major twists in this version, some I'm not too happy about!

I have a question for her, if it has already been answered, sorry, I'm still looking through all her posts, but I wanted to make sure I posted this question before I forgot.

Ok, so there is so much talk about not losing more than 2 pounds a week, because that is all the body can lose of pure fat a week. However, Jillian says if you do it properly there is no reason why someone can't lose more than 2 pounds a week. My question is, if you are losing more than 2 pounds a week, let's say 4-5 pounds a week, is it ok to lose that much? How does someone know if they are losing all fat, or if they are losing lean muscle mass? Alot of experts say that if you are losing more than 2 pounds a week, then you are losing lean mass, which is not good. So, I just wanted to see what Jillian has to say about this.

I haven't been really losing anything, I keep going back and forth every week, one week I'll lose a couple pounds, the next week I'll gain a pound or 2, it is very frustrating. I have about 120 pounds to lose. I just got her exercise videos, so I'm going to start with them this week. I'm also a balanced oxidizer.

Lisa

chick_in_the_hat 04-16-2006 11:35 PM

If you aren't starving yourself by going below 1200 calories a day and are eating lean proteins and veggies and exercising - there shouldn't be a problem with losing more than 2 pounds a week. I do think that whatever plan you pick to lose the weight, you need to find something you are comfortable with keeping for the rest of your life. That's what I like about calorie counting...nothing fad about it as a eating plan. :cb: I think the 40-30-30 split helps me stay on track as to what kind of calories, too. I can't just fill up on carbs any more. :o

I hope Jillian comes back to post - but if she doesn't....we've got your back, girl. :D

One little thought to add to losing weight faster - you might want to keep your calorie levels a little higher to start with (like at least 1500-1600 maybe?)- give yourself some room to cut back later when you hit a plateau.

TwinkleGirl 04-19-2006 03:07 AM

:wave: Hi all,
I'm kind of new here but have been lurking for a while, and now i have a question for Jillian or anyone else who can help me.
I've been reading Jillians book and i think it's great, and i've lost a few kilos because of it. However, for i've been on a plateau for the last 2 weeks and i don't know why.
My workouts have increased, and my claories have stayed the same, but i'm not losing anything. The only thing i can think it might be is that my calories are to low. I know i shouldn't go below 1200 claories, but i struggle to get to 1000 in a day. I'm trying to up them, but them i find my fat levels go over 30 grams a day (Jillian hasn't mentioned daily fat levels in her book yet... maybe i'm not there yet) I'm the fussyest eater in the world and i'm stuck with what to do. Should i try to get my calories up and vary the intake day to day (Like Jillian suggests in her book) and go over 30 grams of fat? Or should i try to wait this plateau out and keep my calories where they are? :?:
Thank you so much for any help you can provide!

Ilene 04-19-2006 08:34 AM

:welcome: SD :wave: Congrats on your weight loss so far :cp:... I don't follow Jillian's book at all, but what I do know about plateaus is that you just have to ride them through. They are tough and discouraging sometimes, and I have stayed on plateaus for months sometimes!! But they will pass.... You could zig-zag your calories, change your workout intensities, up your grams of fat for good fats, that won't hurt you a bit I'm sure... Plateaus are, I think, just your body getting used to your new weight and lifestyle... Hope this helps and keep us posted... Good Luck :crossed:

lisa-n 04-19-2006 04:52 PM

HI SAd girl, did you do Jillians oxidizer test? It will tell you what you should be eating as terms of how much fat, carbs and protein. With any diet, I would not go over 30% of your total calories from fat. use fitday.com to track everything you are eating to make sure you are getting enough calories, which at least should be 1200, more if you are exercising very vigourously. Fitday also tells you how much of those calories are from fat, carbs and protein.

Lisa

TwinkleGirl 04-21-2006 11:35 PM

Hey all, :wave:
Thanks for the tips! I'm giving myself 1 more week before i begin changing things. I guess i'm just hoping that the plateau will end and i'll be back to happily losing weight. :crossed: I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks again for the help!
:dance: (I had to use this, just because it's so damn cute!)

Kiarii 04-27-2006 10:47 AM

Hi everyone

I have come to this forum looking for support. I told a couple of my friends I was starting an eating plan and exercise program, and all I have heard from them are negative comments. One of them is even angry at me... (she is bulemic though and has issues.) I have a lot of personal stuff I need to work through, and this just adds to everything. I have a hard enough time trying to look after myself and do positive things...but anyway

My question for anyone here is....I don't really understand the calorie deficit thing. I have figured out my AMR, and I know how many calories I need to eat in order to create a deficit..but does that mean I HAVE to eat that many calories per day? What if I eat less than that? I am 157cm tall and I weigh 64 kgs so I don't even know how much weight I want to lose..I just know I want to lose some post baby flab and tone up....
Can anyone help please?

Kiarii

Truitt24 04-27-2006 04:14 PM

Hi ladies! First time here....My name is Jen. I most definitely enjoy reading everyone's posts. It's nice to read and listen to other people's views and ideas on the whole get in shape struggle.

I, myself, am looking to make a change in my life. Growing up athletic, I never had to worry about what I ate or how much. Since hitting my 30's years ago, my metabolism slowed down and lost a lot of muscle mass. Which has also made me tired and lazy. Joined a gym not so long ago and did real well, but had some things happen in the last few months that kept me away from the gym. Now, I lost the "bug" that I had gained of needing to go the gym because it made me feel great when I was done. So, I am jumping back in with two feet in hopes to find that feeling again!

Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. I will be enjoying this thread now that I found it. Plus I am reading Jillian's book as we speak.

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to meet Jillian. All I can say is "WOW!!!"
Not only does she look amazing on the television, but in person, she blew me away! Got my book signed and a picture signed to put on the wall in my bar! What a great addition to the decor!!! lol!

She is awesome!

chick_in_the_hat 04-28-2006 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kiarii
I know how many calories I need to eat in order to create a deficit..but does that mean I HAVE to eat that many calories per day? What if I eat less than that? I am 157cm tall and I weigh 64 kgs so I don't even know how much weight I want to lose..I just know I want to lose some post baby flab and tone up....

You are only a couple inches shorter than me - and you weigh 10 pounds less than my goal...I don't know what kind of build you are - but I bet toning up would help bunches.
As far as how many calories a day to eat - one rule of thumb is not to go below 1200 a day without being under the watchful eye of a doctor.
Jillian's book Winning by Losing has a great workout plan. I also recommend Stumptuous.com and the Ladies who lift forum right here at 3FC has some great info...start here!

chick_in_the_hat 04-28-2006 01:38 AM

:welcome3: JEN!!!

That is so :cool: you got to meet Jillian!! I'm so jealous!!

Please come join us in the Jillian's Girls exercise thread when you start the workouts...:carrot:

Kiarii 04-28-2006 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chick_in_the_hat
You are only a couple inches shorter than me - and you weigh 10 pounds less than my goal...I don't know what kind of build you are - but I bet toning up would help bunches.
As far as how many calories a day to eat - one rule of thumb is not to go below 1200 a day without being under the watchful eye of a doctor.
Jillian's book Winning by Losing has a great workout plan. I also recommend Stumptuous.com and the Ladies who lift forum right here at 3FC has some great info...start here!

I have Jillian's book (and all of her dvds) and I've read it a couple of times when I have needed a lift, that's how I figured everything out!! I just didn't quite understand the deficit thing. I just would love to get rid of my big bum, my thighs and my belly...I used to have abs you know!! LOL before I got pregnant the second time, I had a personal trainer who I paid $105 a week for 90 minutes (an hour of which was kickboxing) but she refused to train me when I got pregnant...so I gave everything up. She would also get angry at me when asking me what I had eaten, saying I wasn't eating enough, or that what I was eating wasn't good, but never mentioned an eating plan or food diary or anything. There were never any suggestions like that made. Hence why I don't understand anything about calories or anything.

Kiarii 04-28-2006 05:59 AM

Jillian's recipies
 
Hi again

I am in desperate need of low cal recipies...
Does anyone have Aussie versions of the ones Jillian has in her books or can anyone tell me what the following things are??

half and half

Asiago cheese

bouillion

spaghetti squash

tapioca

liquid smoke

And how on earth do you broil something???

They may not be specifically American, we may have them here, but I am not very experimental in my cooking and have no idea what they are!!
If anyone has any other recipies or recipie sites I could really use them!!!!!

kathyhegg 04-29-2006 05:22 AM

Hi Kiarii,

I have a couple of answers for you but not all of them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kiarii
Hi again

I am in desperate need of low cal recipies...
Does anyone have Aussie versions of the ones Jillian has in her books or can anyone tell me what the following things are??

half and half

Asiago cheese

bouillion This is stock, chicken, beef or vege, either as a liquid or as cubes

spaghetti squash I dont know how readily available these are in Australia, but I remember my mother growing them when I was young. From memory they weren't the yummiest thing in the vege patch.

tapioca This is available at the health food store. I beleive it can be used as a thickner in its powder form. I think its some sort of root.

liquid smoke

And how on earth do you broil something??? Broiling is simply grilling here in Aus, you know under the old griller. You could probably also bbq or use a non stick pan.

They may not be specifically American, we may have them here, but I am not very experimental in my cooking and have no idea what they are!!
If anyone has any other recipies or recipie sites I could really use them!!!!!

Us Aussie girls also have a thread in Support Groups, come along and introduce yourself. Some of the others might have a few answers for you.


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