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GinaXOXO 11-16-2005 02:13 PM

I am waiting for my book
 
:carrot: I just ordered my book. I did not watch the biggest loser until last night. I really was impressed with how you treated the doctor who was voted off. I loved how compassionate and sincere you were.

Then I searched amazon for your book. I still wasn't too sure I wanted to buy it because I seem to be collecting diet and fitness books. The I came here to see if anyone reviewed your book and couldn't believe that you were posting here. That sold me.

If you were only trying to promote your book you sure wouldn't need to come here and answer our questions.

I hope this works. I have been failing at everything I have tried--even with a collection of books to support me!!

Hey Jude 11-16-2005 02:57 PM

Hi BL fans, and Jillian too, of course! ;)

I have not purchased the book yet, I will have to look it up on Amazon, but I have a question. Is the one hour of exercise all cardio, or does that include the time you spend on strength and resistance training?

Thanks for the help.

GinaXOXO 11-16-2005 03:11 PM

:o I forgot to ask my questions:

1) I have some firm dvd's that I use to do regularily and I am trying to commit to again. Do you have an opinion on them?? I see that you have dvd's and I have previewed them at collage video and the look really good. They might be too advanced for my fitness level.

2) Can I combine your science information with weight watchers?? I belong to weight watchers--I am the world's worse dieter! I was losing 2 pounds each week, give or take a couple of tenth of a pound, for 7 weeks. I was thrilled because the experts say it takes 6 weeks to make a habit. But for the next 5 weeks I haven't journaled, ate right, or exercised consistently.

I am afraid to go to my next meeting.

chick_in_the_hat 11-16-2005 03:12 PM

Hi Hey Jude - The one hour is combined cardio and resistance training...RT 4 days a week - most of the time I do around 35-40 minutes RT and round out the hour with cardio. One day a week is just cardio. Go get the book! It's really great! you can also look at the BL exercise thread (here) there are a bunch of us journalling how it's going for each of us.

petra65 11-17-2005 01:34 AM

Cathcath-quite a while I ago I had actually made this suggestion but it might be something useful for you. The 40/30/30 diet plan actually turns out to be the exact diet recommended in The Zone. Another popular diet plan. That book is some really intense science to read (the author is a genius in my opinion who has not gotten the credit he deserves for his contributions to nutrition, but I digress). The diet breaks food up into "food blocks" and you eat a certain number of blocks per meal depending on your caloric needs. I suppose it is sort of like learning points at weight watchers but it would take some getting used to. I find it pretty confusing and I'm actually pretty bright. Anyway, the easiest thing to do, is probably to get a little paperback that costs about $8.00 in the US called "What to Eat in the Zone" . It has already figured out how much is a "block" of a whole bunch of different foods and then you can figure out how to mix and match them to get the correct number of blocks to meet your needs. The other good news is that there are a ton of Zone books out there, and I think we even have nutrition bars that are Zone compatable. That's my $0.02.

GinaXOXO 11-17-2005 11:17 AM

Petra
 
You mentioned 40-30-30. I had that book and I thought it was great too. I didn't stick with it (clearly that is my problem and hopefully Jillian's book will help me) . . . anyway I really like the WW points system. It is just easier to figure out what I can and can't have.

So, what if I tried to put the two programs together?? :D

After I read Jillian's book I bet I will probably have to tweak my daily calorie intake because I think, from my experience, that I do best varying my intake each day.

I get 24 points:

if I tried to put WW and 40-30-30 together I would get

10 points of carbs
7 points of protein
7 points of fat

I would have to make sure that I kept that ratio for each meal which may be more difficult than it appears.

What do you think?? :dizzy:

happydaisy 11-17-2005 11:47 AM

Hey Gina - This is just my opinion, Jillian or others feel free to disagree. I love Jillian's plan and thing that it is very valid that different ways of eating are better for different body types. However, I think it's most important you get on a plan you can stick with. I am also supposed to be on the 40-30-30 plan. I do it to the best of my ability but I don't stress if my percentages aren't right on every day. I subscribed to diet power (50 dollars for the software and a back up) and it creates a pie graph every day that lets me know my percentages. Most days, I'm close and I'm having success that way. Other than that I just focus on getting protein in at every meal and snack whereas they used to be more like popcorn or crackers. It has improved my energy level a lot. Anyway, I think it's mroe important that you be able to stay committed to healthy eating and a lifestyle change than exact percentaes, especially if that feels too stressful for you. Good luck!

Jillian Michaels 11-17-2005 03:14 PM

Phatbutt - I DO NOT LIKE your log in name... can't we give you a new nick name....? Something that suggests your resolve, wit, intelligence and beauty. How about Smart *** :-) or Bootylicious. I simply can't bare responding to you with the name "PHATBUTT". Ok, now to your question - People who have reduced their calories on starvation diets or even those who have battled with eating disorders generally will damage their metabolism and slow it down. This is not permanant, however in order to bring your metabolism back up to speed you have to GRADUALLY increase your calorie intake - about 100 calories every two weeks until you work back up to at least 1200. Also, the only way to get your metabolic engine firing again quickly is EXERCISE. This will help you start gaining a some of your lean tissue back (starvation diets cause a big loss of lean muscle) and it will help you burn calories while you are doing it and even boost your metabolism for up to 24 hours after.

Don't be discouraged by the scale. It can generally take up to two months to get your body regulated again. Just know that even though the scale might not reflect progress you are actively healing your body and gaining strength every day.

Soon enough that scale will go down if you can tolerate the adjustment period.

xo - j

Jillian Michaels 11-17-2005 03:20 PM

ozlosertobe -

AHHHH stretch marks... things of beauty... REALLY - I'm serious. I like stretch marks and scars. No- I am not some sorta sick pervert. Hear me out on this. Stretch marks and scars are signs of strength. They show that you are a survivor. They are a reflection of your resiliance and power. I have them as well - I know you probably don't believe me but they are striped across my hips and I wear them like a badge of honor :-) Honestly - they remind me of where I have come from and for that I embrace them.

xo
j

P.S. please don't make me post a picture of the stretch marks - the pre-nose job photo had to be enough to last us at least a couple of months ;-)

Jillian Michaels 11-17-2005 03:28 PM

RachelleS -

Medications and hormones can definately throw off your metabolism. One of the obvious culprits is the hysterectomy. That will definately make it a little more difficult to lose the weight.

Here is the thing - there is no magic bullet :-( GOD DO I WISH THERE WAS. The only way to get it off is to watch your calories and up your exercise. The first thing in my book (nutrition section) is to help you figure out how many calories to eat. So that's what I recommend to you. Figure out if you are possibly overeating.

Next question is how active are you? Do you exercise 3-4 times per week? If so for how long. My next recommendation is get to the gym at least 4 hours a week.

I know the hysterectomy can slow down weight loss, BUT it can be done. You can lose the weight it is just going to take a little more elbow grease and strong resolve.
THERE is a great support group here on this site. We are all here to encourage you and keep you going. What you need to do now is a little recon on your calories and hit the gym... a.s.a.p.

I know this isn't the magic solution or excuse you were looking for, but I hope it has provided some small bit of motivation and validation.

xo
j

veggiemum75 11-17-2005 05:04 PM

Wow!
 
Hi to all :)

I've been a lurker on this message board for a very long time, but since reading Jillian's book and doing her "Shape Up" dvd's for the past two weeks I just HAD to chime in.

I'm 5'5" and weigh in at 265 pounds :::sigh::: and like many, I've tried a million different things to get myself on track and lose weight. Now, thanks to Jillian, I've really been able to step up to the plate.

In only two weeks of doing her dvd's and an extra hour of cardio before bed at night (I know, definitely not the norm, but it works great for me - I sleep like the dead afterwards!) I have lost 18 pounds! I know a lot of it was probably water, but I am just ecstatic because this is the first time in many, many years that I've seen such substantial results.

I absolutely love the dvd's because all you need is a step and some light dumbells and you're good to go - it's almost as good as having her in the room kicking you in the rear! :D For me they were the perfect answer because they keep me in the zone and I'm not stopping to page through the book and slowing myself down...

Lastly, but most importantly, a HUGE thank you to Jillian :hug: You just have no idea how much you've helped and inspired me - you are incredibly beautiful inside and out and you have motivated me more than you can possibly imagine! Thank You, Thank You Jillian!!!!!!!!

SmartButt 11-17-2005 05:13 PM

hehehehehe
 
Jillian - The first thing that really stood out in your book when I read it was the whole "is your email address [email protected]?" I was like uh oh, guilty as charged!

I do have a very self-depricating sense of humor. But I always have, even when I was 115 lbs. (My favorite used to be "I could have been a model, you know. Except for one thing. Too ugly.") But I took the advice into consideration, and my private journal is a bit more on the positive side!

I'm not sure if I can change my name here, but I'll look into it. Maybe I can just say by "phat" I mean the GOOD "phat". Like, hey, that's awesome, that's phat!

Anyone buying that? :D

Thanks for the answer, Jillian! I have bought the shape-up front and back DVDs and I plan to put them into use very very soon.

RachelleS 11-17-2005 05:42 PM

Thank you Jillian for your post. I really appreciate it.

I knew there wasn't a magic bullet - the person would be super rich though if they could find it. Every person is so different though that it would take many bullets to work for each one.

Before my surgery, for a year and a half, I exercised for 60 to 70 minutes 5 to 6 times a week. Since the surgery, I have been building up to and I am now exercising 30 to 55 minutes 4 to 5 times a week and walking twice a week for four miles (except for the last few weeks as I injuried my foot). When I was exercising the hour or more (I varied from doing cardio one night, weights the next to doing cardio and one body part each night) - I didn't get anywhere. I was doing fitday and have been doing it here and there lately but need to get back into doing it every day. My downfall is that I eat basically the same things every day.

Thank you again Jillian. I will check your book out.

Rachelle

TheLast10 11-17-2005 05:56 PM

Hi all! This is my first post and as many of you, I simply HAD to join because Jillian is awesome! All of you women are inspirational and beautiful, shape and size regardless, thank you for sharing. :hug:

JILLIAN, do you ever get bored of people singing your praises? Well let me "bore" you for a moment and say WOW, thank you for putting yourself out there and allowing everyone access to a wonderful mind and heart. You are clearly making a difference in peoples lives. If we could all say we touched even one person we're good....which means you, my friend, are Very Good (understatement obvious). :cool:

Heres my question: I am 5'5 135lbs and fairly "muscular" my "problem" is that I can't seem to shed that layer of fat (bodyfat approx 26%) that hides my muscle. I love distance running and have completed a marathon. I am not fast, AT ALL, but love that slow running that goes on forever, me my headphones and the outside. Love it! I have been a healthy person all my life. I had 2 kiddlings back to back (10 months, yes, I know, I got pregnant, 4 weeks after giving birth!!) Yes, it was planned and I love my little Irish Twins! Anyway, ever since I have been unable to get that chubbiness off.There 5 now, so the time excuse I would say, has expired. Some would say I'm fine and I appreciate that. I'm just uncomfortable with the pooch, that I see as a full grown DOG, that rolls over the top of my jeans. My legs are thick with not just muscle but that "excess uck" My dream is not to be stick thin, also uck in my opinion. What I would like is to slip on a pair of shorts and a tank, tuck and go without giving a second thought. Get it? I can run 10 miles at a time and lifts some pretty heavy numbers, I don't eat junk and I have tried upping cals, lowering cals, playing with ratios, nothing seems to help.
I have been told everything from run long distances at a slower heart rate, run sprint intervals till you drop, eat less carbs, eat more carbs, eat higher cals to fuel your long runs and your body'll become a burning machine, cut the cardio and lift heavy and just eat protien, you get the idea. Once and for all, can you, In your fab opinion, give it to me straight, I'm getting tired of hearing all the varying and conflicting opinions. ADVICE PLEASE and THANK YOU!!!!!

Ilene 11-17-2005 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhatButt
I'm not sure if I can change my name here, but I'll look into it. Maybe I can just say by "phat" I mean the GOOD "phat". Like, hey, that's awesome, that's phat!

If you PM Suzanne she will change it for you.... I agree it's a very negative name :yes:.... We should all be our own best friend. Would your best friend tell you your fat and scrutinize everylittle detail of your body in a negative way? I doubt it, she would try to give some more positive comments...

Jillian Michaels 11-17-2005 07:29 PM

Rachelle S - I didn't see Petra's answer... Damn she's good.

Jillian Michaels 11-17-2005 07:58 PM

SAJ-

My take on the juice a.k.a booze... an occasionaly necessary evil. Alcohol is NOT condusive to weight loss... however, an occasional indulgence is fine and sometimes essential for mental sanity :-) Here are a few guidelines that I try to adhere to:

1. Don't have alcoholic beverages with sugar or high calorie mixers like juice or soda.
For example have a rum and diet coke or vodka martini or tequila shots. A glass of wine or a light beer. AVOID margaritas, beer, vodka and cranberry, white russian.

2. Try to only drink one night a week and when you do don't over indulge. Try to keep it to one night a week with a two drink max.

As for my "transformation" it took YEARS. I hit my personal bottom when I was 14 years old. At that point my martial arts instructor was instrumental in helping to educate me about diet and exercise. I lost about 25 lbs from 14-16 and got down to about 130. Then in my 20's I struggled and struggled to get down to 115. This is really what my book is about and where my knowledge about weight loss comes from. It comes from my 16 year struggle with my own weight. My quest for answers. I read every weight loss book, tried every supplement and fad diet, did every new trendy workout craze. By applying all these different methods and techniques to myself and my clients I learned what worked and why. I have also had the luxury to consult with the most prominent registered dieticians, sports medicine doctors, and biochemists to provide answers for me when I got confused.

Ok - sorry that was a long one.

Hope that helps answer your question.

xo
j

Jillian Michaels 11-17-2005 08:07 PM

To Kristin and Got2lose -

I just want to take a sec and address the oxidizer test. This test is not in anyway meant to make you feel as though it is the ONLY way you should be eating. It is simply there to educate you about your body and what the ideal foods are for your biochemistry. I also put the test in my book to try and explain to people why certain fad diets like Atkins or Zone worked well for some and not others etc.

The metabolic test is a suggestion at a diet that would give you optimum energy and max out your metabolism. Having said that - the golden rule is calories in calories out. You can work any food you like into your lifestyle as long as you watch your calories.

I am still gonna answer your questions though :-) Breakfast ideas for slow oxidizers: Fruit, Whole Grain cereals like Kashi Go Lean, Whole grain toast (like ezekial bread) with a little p-nut butter, sugar free jam, or non fat cream cheese. A whole grain english muffin with egg whites.

Proteins for fast oxidizers - you can eat any protein you like. The suggestion is just that the fattier proteins will keep you satiated longer. Do you like steak, salmon, or lamb? Eggs are also good. Either way - you MUST eat foods you like or you will not be able to create a lifestyle you can stick to. At the end of the day just watch your calories.

:-D

GinaXOXO 11-18-2005 01:53 AM

Veggiesmom: you are doing so well! :cp: The changes you are making are inspirational. What do you think of the dvdís??

Happydaisy :flow1: , you are so right! I didnít realize how hard it was going to be until I sat down and created a spreadsheet that calculates the percentages and weight watchers points. Almost all of my recipes are too high in carbs. I hope once I get the book that I will find that I will do better on a different plan!! :tantrum: :hun: Thank you for your input.


Tonight I went to a franchise called Super Suppers. It is really like having a host that has everything ready (vegetables chopped and everything is organized and ready to go) so that it is simple to put together meals that are put in the freezer and ready to go. I really feel that planning is essential for me. I think many of us know how easy it is to grab the wrong type of food if the right food is too difficult. The nutritional information was on the web site so I was able to figure out which meals would work best for me. I highly recommend it.

OzLoserToBe 11-18-2005 06:05 AM

Oh Jillian perhaps one day I will look down on those stretch marks and fondly remember the good old days when I was fat and had no life. :D

And everyone sit down before you read this.... I wasn't chosen for the show!! What were those producers thinking! :yikes: Now I have to go and continue reading the book, crikey! OK page 101 here I come.

And I'd also like to point out that no-one has acknowledged my bookworm picture. Yeah nice one, the thought that went into that eh!

So Jillian; filming starts Dec 8, you should start packing. My family has a restaurant in Sydney, when you have a free day I'll shout you lunch. :T

GinaXOXO 11-18-2005 08:39 AM

OzLosertobe: That is too bad. The good thing is that you have a lot of support here so you can still do it!! That bookworm seems to be looking at me waiting for a response.

Jen415 11-18-2005 09:26 AM

Ozzie: that sucks! Oh well.....at least you made the short list!

veggiemum75 11-18-2005 10:53 AM

Jillian's dvd's
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GinaXOXO
Veggiesmom: you are doing so well! :cp: The changes you are making are inspirational. What do you think of the dvdís??

Hi Gina :) I absolutely LOVE the dvd's - they're very simply choreographed. No fancy steps to learn. Just good old calisthenics and toning moves to get you into gear and working hard. Like I said, it's almost as good as having Jillian in the room - I think so anyways :)

For me, if I'm going to stick to an exercise routine, it has to be simple and easy to follow and I have to really like the instuctor so I really lucked out with these!

I've had my diet pretty well under control for a little over a month now, but without exercise, I wasn't seeing the scale move at all but once I added the dvd's I started inching downward and once I added the hour of cardio before bed, it's like something finally just shifted into gear for me! :carrot: :D

veggiemum75 11-18-2005 10:58 AM

OzLoserToBe - I'm so sorry to hear you didn't get chosen, but please don't let it discourage you...! I was starting to think I could never do this on my own but I've really surprised myself and if I can do this, ANYONE can!!!

Ilene 11-18-2005 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GinaXOXOI
really feel that planning is essential for me. I think many of us know how easy it is to grab the wrong type of food if the right food is too difficult.

I love this saying : " If you fail to plan, you plan to fail " I think planning is crucial and as time goes by it the planning becomes second nature...

OzLoserToBe 11-18-2005 05:26 PM

Thanks
 
Gina, Jen, Veggie,

Thanks guys I appreciate it. Of course it's dissapointing because I actually truely believed I would make a great addition to the show. But I'm fine with it and there was some cool people at the audition. And of course there is no reason in the world I should sit and think I need or deserve this chance more than anyone else that applied.

The only thing that is bothering me is that I'm usually a really tough person, very caring, but tough so that no-one absolutely no-one really knows how much I'm hurting inside. The desire to get on the show and other timely circumstances made me completely open up and this group of strangers got a glimpse of the person inside me. That doesn't bother me, however the thought of the video they took during the auditions ever getting shown makes me feel quite sick to the stomach. I am trying to ignore the thought and hope that it never happens. :(

Oh and Gina, yes the worm was looking directly at you. :smug:

RachelleS 11-18-2005 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jillian Michaels
Rachelle S - I didn't see Petra's answer... Damn she's good.

She is and I am sorry I haven't thanked her before this -

Thank you Petra for answering my questions and your very informative post.

I do know that my body is one that reacts the opposite of what is suppose to happen. For example, I can't take codine - it winds me up soooo bad. If it says to take a medication at night because it causes sleepiness, I have to take it in the morning, years ago I took hydroxycut for two months and didn't lose ONE pound - and thank goodness it didn't hurt my body worse and it did swear me off taking pills, if there is a 1% chance of me being allergic to a medication, I will be that 1% which has actually happen - the list goes on. I haven't noticed eating more after the shots or increasing my appetite but I will watch out for that!!!

Thanks again, Rachelle

EZMONEY 11-18-2005 06:37 PM

HI JILLIAN :wave:

I just saw this site, I am on the Christian Encouragers site and usually don't venture out of there. I love the show...and how you can make grown men cry :( :lol:

You may not be able to help me with my question, but if you can that would be way cool! My daughter doesn't have an athletic bone in her body, yet she was able to push herself (out of love for the sport) to be able to play college tennis. She is working now as a research anaylst, in San Diego, doing work with NAVY SEALS and NAVY fighter pilots on the effects of stress on their muscles etc. She is looking at graduate programs for childhood obesity, leaning towards USC masters program...my question is..."ANY ADVICE?" for her, just in case you know someone in that field...she is really looking for direction so she can help the kiddos.

Thanks for what you are doing to help those in need of your services...love the show!

petra65 11-18-2005 08:39 PM

Gina-I suppose your idea for adapting WW points to the 40/30/30 plan could work except there are few foods that are purely protein, carb, or fat so it could get almost as tricky as trying to follow the Zone. I think others have probably already recommended you use a program like Fitday or Dietpower because they will give you the breakdown of how much of each macronutrient is in your food. Don't strive for perfection, just do the best you can.

happydaisy 11-18-2005 10:29 PM

EZMoney - what cool work your daughter does! I'm afraid if I was in charge of studying the muscles of SEALS not a whole lot would get done. ;) Not much productive anyway, just a whole lot of me drooling. :dizzy: That must be so satisfying for her working on such an interesting topic in a time when it is so relevant. Good luck to her. :)

EZMONEY 11-18-2005 10:34 PM

HAPPYDAISY ~ Thanks for the notice on my daughter...but...what could possibly interest her working with these young men? My goodness...she is only 22 ;)

My*Best*Life 11-19-2005 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jillian Michaels
Phatbutt - I DO NOT LIKE your log in name... can't we give you a new nick name....? Something that suggests your resolve, wit, intelligence and beauty. How about Smart *** :-) or Bootylicious. I simply can't bare responding to you with the name "PHATBUTT". Ok, now to your question - People who have reduced their calories on starvation diets or even those who have battled with eating disorders generally will damage their metabolism and slow it down. This is not permanant, however in order to bring your metabolism back up to speed you have to GRADUALLY increase your calorie intake - about 100 calories every two weeks until you work back up to at least 1200. Also, the only way to get your metabolic engine firing again quickly is EXERCISE. This will help you start gaining a some of your lean tissue back (starvation diets cause a big loss of lean muscle) and it will help you burn calories while you are doing it and even boost your metabolism for up to 24 hours after.

Don't be discouraged by the scale. It can generally take up to two months to get your body regulated again. Just know that even though the scale might not reflect progress you are actively healing your body and gaining strength every day.

Soon enough that scale will go down if you can tolerate the adjustment period.

xo - j

HI GIRLS!!! *waving*

This is my first ever post here! (I'm a little shy). I've been reading and reading all of these posts since I discovered Ms. Jillian was responding to so many questions you all asked, which seemed to be many of the same ones I had!

Seeing all of your little tickers is so motivating for me! You are all so sweet and helpful towards eachother, just the type of people I want to be around!


Thank you Jillian, for the above post! This is exactly what I need to know! I pm'd you about this! (a LONG pm-sorry) I have been working out for 5 weeks straight, 5 times a week, sometimes 6 and only lost 2-3 pounds. It's so discouraging. I keep telling my mom that I think my metabolism is D E A D. She doesn't believe I haven't lost any for as much as I have been working out (she hasn't seen me either). Boy will she have a big surprise when I see her on Thanksgiving. Bigger than I have ever been and working out more than ever. :( I sure hope my body kicks in soon!!!

THANK YOU for being such a GREAT MOTIVATOR!!!!!!!!! I truly take everything you say to heart!! ((((BIG HUGS)))) :hug: I wish I could have you train me for one month, I bet then I'd see a difference!!! ;)

now....to go find your book! :carrot:

Hotgirl 11-19-2005 11:51 AM

Hi Jillian,
I don't have your book yet, I hope to get it next week. I'm 5'4" and this time last year I was 153lbs hoping to lose 15 or 20 lbs, instead I gained 10. I know my eating has not been very clean and that's definitely to blame. My concern is the weight is all on my stomach, I have measurements of 39", 36(or so)", 38". I feel like I try to eat clean, lose weight from my butt, where I don't need to lose and then end up putting back weight on my gut. I actually fear going on an eating plan, as I feel like I will end up worse. I do enjoy exercise, to a certain extent. But I have fibromyalgia and other physical problems and as soon as I feel I'm doing good with a program I get derailed by pain or sickness, so I end up ramping up over and over. I would appreciate and thoughts, suggestions, "catalytic" statements you have for me. Also do you have modifications for the exercises in your book? Thanks.

beth_anne_j 11-19-2005 08:53 PM

Jillian,

What an amazing, great person you are! You are so helpful and supportive- it is easy to see what a kind hearted person you are. Thanks so much for taking your time to post here to answer questions for everyone.
I just ordered your book and 2 of your DVD's from amazon today and I am really excited to get them.
I have kind of been in a weight loss stall lately. I have been trying to lose weight since April of this year and I have lost 53 pounds, but I never really exercised much (I have my suspicions that my lack of exercise caused my plateau). Now the scale is stuck at 235 pounds and I still have 90 more pounds to lose.
I am really psyched to get your book so I can start your plan. I think it will really shake things up for me.

happydaisy 11-19-2005 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EZMONEY
HAPPYDAISY ~ Thanks for the notice on my daughter...but...what could possibly interest her working with these young men? My goodness...she is only 22 ;)

:lol: :lol: You're right. What was I thinking? ;)

SmartButt 11-20-2005 12:12 AM

My new name!
 
Ok, Jillian. I've given up the "phat" and gone with "smart".

I feel the "smart" part is appropriate because your book has been very educational for me. I've heard from cynics that there's "nothing new" in your book, but what can I say? You are the person who made me interested enough to BUY the book. I had sworn to myself I'd never be one of those "overly-obsessed" people who counted calories. That sounded ridiculous to me. That's why I thought South Beach was the answer. But it didn't work for me. Either I was so afraid to eat carbs I was starving myself and not losing weight, or I was overeating fatty foods (note: s.b. doesn't encourage fatty foods, but I felt it was better than bad carbs) that I still wouldn't lose weight.

I have monitored my calories, keeping a food journal and pre-planning as much as I can so that I can eat what I want but not overdo it. At first I was gaining weight (as I mentioned before the low-metabolism from starvation), but ultimately I lost 2.5 pounds without exercise (I will start soon I swear!), in 2 weeks. (I won't even attribute it to water-weight, because I was doing south beach before this.)

Checking out the calories in foods I'm eating has been extremely educational. When I look back at my past and think of the dinners I used to order at various restaurants, I cringe. I was probably eating more calories in one meal than I should have in an entire day!!!

Anyway, I don't have a real question other than, if you are flying to Australia soon does that mean we won't be hearing from you for a while?
:(

I also wonder if they'll show the Australian B.L. version here or on cable at least. That would be cool! Anyone know?

OzLoserToBe 11-20-2005 12:26 AM

Australia - keeping up with the times.
 
Hey Smartbutt, like the name. :smug: Down here in Australia we recently got the internet, so I'm sure Jillian will be able to check in. :lol:

You know how I said before that I was ok about not getting on the show, well I've changed my mind. I've decided it sucks. :tantrum: I believe they are making final casting decisions by Tuesday so I have till then to convince them. I think I must be going through the denial stage of the 7 stages of grief.

Hmmm what to do, what to do.. :shrug:

I am up to page 148 in the book though, so I am progressing well there. My fav section so far is the intensity section. Killing the myth where you should exercise at a lower intensity to burn fat was awesome.

SmartButt 11-20-2005 01:11 AM

get on that show!
 
Oz - call them up and ask them to reconsider you. I'm not sure what their criteria are, but you should throw something out there just for the **** of it. It can't hurt, right? Look at it this way... if you DON'T contact them, they certainly won't reconsider you. Tell them you'll have thousands of Americans flying to Australia spending big tourist dollars just to see you when the show is done. hehehe

And yes, I do realize that Australia has internet. Upgraded from the two tin cans and a string? ;) I kid. Actually I meant if she was going to be filming and training the contestants, she wouldn't have any time most likely.

Now YOU, you get on that show! I'll keep my fingers crossed. :crossed:

Peppahmint 11-20-2005 02:18 AM

Jillian, not a question.. but just wanted to let you know, what you said on last week's show about "your dreams are your dreams because they are your destiny" really inspired me and made me think.. you're making a difference in so many lives and you have with mine in just a comment you probably made offhand.. :)

God bless you..
Melissa

Peppahmint 11-20-2005 02:20 AM

Oh, by the way.. I just saw that earlier in the thread you said you have stretch marks you're proud of.. because they show how far you've come.. did you used to be heavier? I don't know your story.. :) if so, do you have before & after pictures..?

God bless.
Melissa


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