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Old 05-02-2008, 12:33 PM   #16  
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I think I have seen a thread about exercise music in the exercise forum. If not, feel free to start a new one. I think I will have to get some music myself. I am totally out of touch with contemporary music (if anything, I listen to operas) but I was at the gym yesterday and I realized how much the right music helps.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:47 PM   #17  
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Down to 197Ibs from 208 in 8 days! stepped on the scale this morning and couldn't believe. it....
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:30 PM   #18  
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I feel you on everything you have written I like you will not buy clothes that are over a certain size because I refuse to get comfortable with it!! Pictures recently have also made me realize OMG what the **** have I done to myself, Im new to the forums to but seems like a really good place to just talk and get support and CONGRATS on the weightloss this morning we can all do this we just have to stay focused!
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:26 AM   #19  
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on your 11 lbs. Way to go. I understand the gut and thigh thing. And the jeans. I got serious about my weight when I realized I'ld have to really start searching around to find a size larger. Good luck and keep up a positive attitude.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:11 PM   #20  
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So I needed to lose weight for a knee surgery that I had yesterday, to make recovery easier and whatnot.

I started the Dr. Bernstein program on June 10, and paid their consult fee, and 2 weeks worth of shots. On the 12th I weighed 208 Ibs, and I'm 5'8".

As the diet is extremely expensive, and after I learned what to do and what not to, I feel that I am responsible enough to do it on my own. I don't need to be held accountable and after multiple knee surgeries and infections with prolonged IV antibiotics I know how to give injections.

I am now giving myself the B6 and B12 injections Sub-Q, it's not that bad, they don't even hurt. Excess B vitamins just get urinated out. It wasn't that hard to figure out the dosage, each "double" shot they give you once every 2 days was approximately 1CC of B6+B12, and they only come in one molar concentration. I got my GP to give me a prescription for them, and the micro potassium.

As I have PCOS I monitor my blood sugar all the time, and it has normalized quite a bit in the last 3 weeks. I also bought ketone strips at the pharmacy for 8$ and check that I'm in ketosis all day long. Its WAY cheaper, and actually works. I don't need a nurse to pat me on the back and tell me I'm burning and losing when I know I am.

I come from an athletic background, I'm a professional skier competing in skiercross and big mountain. I packed on around 50IBs over the last 3 years from repetitive knee surgeries and drinking WAY too much beer not knowing that I had PCOS and had insulin issues.

This is my progress so far, and I'm also at the gym 1.5-2 hours a day doing weights to maintain muscle mass and cardio levels.

These are home scales...

Make note, I DID cheat at my brothers Graduation dinner, and splurged on desert, I stopped losing weight for 3 days (the time it took to get back into ketosis, but I did not gain.)

10 208.8
11 203.4
12 200.4
13 201.0
14 198.8
15 199.8
16 198.2
17 199.0
18 199.2
20 197.6
21 197.0
23 196.4
25 195.2
26 194.0
29 192

I must note too, that I am not completely following his program. Eating only 2 portions of 100gm of protein is absurd for me, as I'm also lifting and training. I've been eating twice what they recommend for protein, and also drinking upwards of 5-8L of water per day depending on the workout. Other than that, I'm not hungry all the time anymore, I have plenty of energy and all my clothes are fitting loose. My body fat % has dropped 8% on my scale too, pretty excited! I hope to hit around 165 or so, then maintain some of these good habits I've acquired.

After trying low cal diet and exercise this was a LAST resort to lose the weight fast before surgery. I don't feel tempted to cheat or indulge anymore because I keep losing the weight so fast, I can SEE the results EVERY morning. When I hit my goal I think this will be maintainable and that I have learned ways to modify my food to keep it low carb-low cal, and tasting just as good! has good substitutions, but I'm not allowed most of them yet. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels, and this is well worth it. After 3 years of mistakes I'm finally shedding those love handles. I realize that with an athletic build and lots of muscle I'll never hit "the clinic goal" of 140, thats absurd. When I was 160 I had 11% body fat and an eight pack. If I could get down to 165-170 and feel good I'd be happy. I'm already way happier.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:43 PM   #21  
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Not to change the subject, but Faerie: I just noticed you lost 100 lbs! WHOOO!!! Congrats!

Okay, I'll be quiet now.

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Do you have an eating plan? Sounds like you've got the exercise & movement part down pat, but a lot of what affects our weight is what we eat.

There's a PCOS section under Dieting with Obstacles that would benefit you. It can make it more difficult to lose weight, yes, but it's not impossible.

You might also want to check out Chicks in Control to talk about your emotional compulsive overeating.

Stick around & keep posting.

Best of success!
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