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Oh Happy Days!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

ok so I was getting frustrated with the scale the past month or more...working so hard and getting slim results, so I decided to look up on the msg boards something that might help. I came across an old series of msgs about zig zagging your calories. I've heard of it before and thought ok...why not. So I gave it a try this past week and *drumroll please* I lost FIVE pounds! I'm eating the same amount of calories for the week that I would of...just in different amts each day instead of 'evenly' and it works! I'm so happy and getting sooooooooooo close to Onederland I can't stand it! I feel like I'm about to win the lottery or something!
I will definitely be calorie cycling again this week! I think the change up was just what I needed.

For those interested here's my take on it and what I did:

I usually eat around 1200 calories so that was my "regular" day and I adjusted around that.

1st day: low calories (900)
2nd day: high calories (1500)
3rd day: low (900)
4th day: very high (1800)
5th day: very low (600)
6th day: high (1500)
7th day: regular (1200)

I still exercised like always....5x's a week at least 30 mins a day.
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TINATC26 7/5/2009 8:32AM

    Melissa,

this is a take on an old diet (I'm talking like 25 years ago almost) called "The Rotation Diet." The theory behind it is you "trick" your body from going into "starvation mode" by varying the amount of food it takes in. Good job figuring out what you needed for a kick start, keep up the good work!!

Tina

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MARKAMURKA 7/4/2009 6:48PM

    congrats on finding new ways to succeed.I'll also try this calorie cycling...But I hope you know that weight loss slows down then starts again especially during a big weight loss. You must not get really frustrated (just healthily), not with yourself, you are doing great.Just stick with it. You can be soo proud of yourself. But you have still a long way to go, and I think you really need to get there, exactly there and for that you also need patience. Also i'll check your page regularly.
One more thing: I hate strength training I find it extreme boring. But you (me too) should give it a go (say for one month) next time you slow down. Everybody says it really boosts your metabolism.(more muscle- more calories burnt during the day even at rest) and only cardio is not enough. Only I couldn't find a way that I enjoy but still working on it. Perhaps you can. Best wishes.

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