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Monday, May 16, 2011

I have been gone from SP for quite some time but not from working out and eating healthy. Recently I have begun the 4 hour body (from Tim Ferriss's book) and doing the slow carb diet. So far I have been doing well, about 4 lbs.

The diet is as follows:


thats basically it. i am going crazy right now. i hate food. I dont want to even look at food because i am so tired of eggs, meat, vegetables, and beans. I am moving to England in 5 weeks and I want to lose 10-15 lbs in that time. This diet has been proven to work but its making me crazy for a couple reasons

1. I dont think its all that healthy. He says it is, and others agree, but I am torn. On the one hand I know this is for life and I should take short cuts (especially one that makes me miserable) but on the other hand I really want to look good when I see my honey again on June 18h. I want to be smashing. I am 207 but my goal was to be 185 by the time I got to England. I work out twice a day most days. What to do?

2. I am ready to jump off of a bridge not being able to have fruit. you are allowed one cheat day a week, but I find that I am splurging too much.

3. I just want to be a normal person who can just eat regular food, workout, and maintain weight. I know the whole calories in vs calories out but I want to get it off before I leave!


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LUVMYQUE 5/16/2011 2:18PM

    Take one meal at a time......try not to stress.....

I say do what feels natural to you....fruits are good for you in moderation and try to limit your consumption of those that are high carbs....example, I eat 1/2 banana instead of a whole one since I am overcoming diabetes....SparkPeople advocates eating regular foods but limiting salt, sugar, fat and reduce your portion size as well as drinking your 8+ glasses of water a day. Try to stick with that.

I don't believe in dieting but I do believe in healthy nutritious food choices as well as the cardio aspect which has enabled me to lose almost 30lbs since January.

You can do this!!!

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AKAFIT 5/16/2011 9:14AM

    I have been there so many times. You are right there are no short cuts. This diet, will only get you short term results at best. In the long run, you need something that you will be able to stick to. I have had to learn that any shortcut to being healthy will not last and most times, in my case, have negative results.

I know as women, we want to look sexy and beautiful for our men. However, I have learned that my husband is always happy to see me when we are apart no matter how much I think I need to lose weight. You are a beautiful woman and I guarantee, he just wants you to be healthy and fit and all the rest is our own body image problems we have to get over.

Whatever you decide, make sure it is something you can stick with for hte long haul and make sure you aren't unhappy. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Trying to reach! HELP

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I am still far away from my goal of 185 by the time I leave for England. That is about 25 more lbs in 2 months. I know that is a bit unrealistic. So I am looking to at least rid myself of 15 -20 in the next two months. Looking to go on a major vegetable and raw foods plan with chicken and fish as well. I need a solid plan and workouts. Can anyone share with me?

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NAIROBIQUEEN 5/16/2011 8:06AM

    I have heard that extensive cardio does nothing. is this true. I have tried everything listed above!

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B-LYNN1ST 4/18/2011 1:08AM

    Hey Girlie, You are on the right path.
You may think your goal is unrealistic, but they aren't.
15-20 are doable in 8 weeks. You just have to push along with your program.

1. Up your grams in protein... 70grams would do you a lot of justice. Just for a short while, but make sure you only do it for a short period of time. I've read a few case studies about
women upping their portein to 80 grams if not more to shake some weight. I'm upping mines to 80-85 for the next 2 months to see if I can't shake some weight. Not up where I need to be yet, but I'm getting there. It's a slow build up process..

2. Cardio 60-90 mins 3 to 4 days a week is also good. Cycling out your workouts would help alot. A friend of mines cycled her workouts, and when she started to change her workouts the weight started to melt away. She not only cycled her workouts- she cycled her timing as well.. That right there helped in the aid of weight loss.

3. Weight training & Cardio combine. I do my weight training first, and then I move into cardio to loosen myself up. I do this a few days a week too. Sometimes just 2 days a week.. But what happens when I do this is a larger calorie burn, and when I have a good burn like this.. I have to drink a recovery protein drink. Normally 20 grams of protein helps with my recovery of lost energy during my workouts. Those tend to build me back up.

4. Water! I can't stress this enough. 128oz of water perday if you can handle it. Make your water fun if you can. Adding a splash of lemon and honey always help change the taste. Work those calories in as well. What I do is allow myself 60 calories for the add-ons in my water.. It helps a lot. And I do stay balance and in control.

5. If you are trying to build muscle mass, lose weight, and gain control of your body. You might wanna check into Creatine powder.. They make it in a punch flavor.. Whey do, and you can find it for around 15-20 dollars.. My trainer normally have some ready for me.. nice and cold, and I drink that sometimes before my HIIT workouts.. I normally have this drink 1/2 hour before my workouts. It realy helps..

I hope this advice helps you out..
Keep on pushing, and doing your all time best..

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HEYPINK 4/17/2011 9:19AM

    do you run? running is amazing, I think and burns tons of calories.

hope you reach your goal!!!

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Friends can make you fat

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I have been doing great.... Now down to 208 and pushing!!! I have also been blogging quite a lot and trying to get some traffic on my site. Please check it out. Here is a sample with the link to the rest of the blog!

Friends can make you fat!

How many times have you tried to start losing weight and one friend or another begins to sabotage you? What do I mean by sab-o-tay-gee(likes bugs bunny used to say it) you ask? The conversation usually goes like this:

"Hey we're all going out tonight are you coming" (out being to the bar on a not me)
"Nah I'm going to go home and cook after I work out"
"OMG are you serious...come on, have some fun"

Or some bullshit variation of the same conversation. Ultimately, trying to talk you into doing something that is MORE fun than the workout you have to do, and MORE delicious than the healthy choice meal that is going in your microwave. As if I don't already want to be doing ANYTHING else other than working out. In a moment of weakness, this kind of peer pressure can really derail you from your goals, and lead to the dreaded "guilt trip" that comes from "cheating" on your diet. And doesn't it suck that they are usually skinny as hell?? Feels like they like this:

Finish here!!! and comment! I love comments

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STARLIGHT30 3/29/2011 7:24PM

    I feel you on this post - our friends mean well (and it is so much fun to go out!) but I think we need to learn to speak up more for the part of us that wants to reach our healthy goal. Not to say that will be easy though ultimately it's my journey and no one else is responsible for my success or failure but me. Thanks for posting!

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LILSHINE 3/29/2011 3:10PM

    I understand that.... but fortunately for me at this time most of my circle are trying to get healthy themselves. Now my church sisters those are some eating women. So I try to avoid their outings

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CHANIGGIE1 3/29/2011 3:01AM

  I got more of a problem with the peer pressuers of my family cooking good food all the time and having gotten in to the pressure of eating desserts. ( which I never used to do until my little skinny minnie sister started eating them after every dinner) so good post and I hope you stay strong for sure.

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NICOLE0233 3/29/2011 2:46AM

    I know that feeling, and the bad thing is is that I just love going out! It`s just so hard for me to turn down sometimes but when I do go out, I try to make better decisions on what I intake! But yeah, going to the bar on a Monday night, not for me either!

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28 day challenge ----> Year challenge

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I feel like its been forever since I have been back on my game. But here it is.

Working on the 28 day challenge through spark people and I just started today. I have to get rid of 30 more pounds before June when I move to England. I plan on busting my ass during this challenge. At the end of this month I go on a 3 week vacation and I am going to partake inmy own person biggest loser competition and work out 2 or 3 times a day (hardcore). Since Im finally see my BF again and a new country I plan on at least being 190. I am writing down every exercise and food and feeling that I have!!! Lets get it!!! More to come later.

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MONKEY61 1/15/2011 2:17PM

    Best of luck! emoticon

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CHEVL66 1/4/2011 4:25PM

    Journaling really works for me too, it's great when I keep doing it. Don't give up - you will get to your goal!!

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SEXYSLIM78 1/4/2011 3:11PM

    Sounds gr8. U stay more accountable when writing everything thing u eat and all ur workouts down. Well shoot, i mind as well do the 28 day bootcamp as well since i done already joined the team. We can do it.

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RUNGIRL4LIFE 1/4/2011 10:36AM

    Sounds like a great plan. And taking notes of what you do daily really does help. And I guess we are all doing the bootcamp...COOL! Anyway, good luck to you I know you are gonna kick those 30lbs butt!!!

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    Im happy to see someone else doing the 28 day challenge!

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Back on Track

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ok The sickness is gone, the TOM has passed, and the holidays are over! I am ready to get back on. All of November has been a struggle. Ive been sick and just a mess, but this week I am back to 100% and ready to go. And rob brought my supplements and slim fast meal bars for my off days. I am going to write out my schedule for the nest two days. one step at a time.

Monday- 20 minute intervals in the AM
Yoga in the pm
100 situps
pyramid push ups

Tuesday- 20 minute intervals in the AM
Taebo in the pm

BF- oatmeal
Lunch-korean food, little rice
dinner- slim fast far and fruit
snacks-- nuts, dr you bar, fruit

BF- oatmeal
Lunch-korean food, little rice
dinner- either slim fast or chicken and veggies
snacks-- nuts, dr you bar, fruit

Ok here I go. Lets get back on the damn TRACK!!!

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JIBBIE49 12/8/2010 11:17PM

    emoticonI know ur an athlete at heart. Give it all u have got.

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MONKEY61 12/8/2010 2:48AM

    You are really organized and focused even though you've had setbacks (I can totally relate). You WILL succeed! emoticon

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ESBELL 11/29/2010 10:02AM

    Looks like a great plan!

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DOMINYSE134 11/28/2010 7:52PM

    Great job Shaina. I think I might take your Monday workout plan. Seems like it would do me some good. Keep up the good work.

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