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3/19/13 8:23 P

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Exactly Ter

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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,064
3/19/13 6:27 P

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For sure. I keep work down to 40 hours/week, but even then I'd be hard pressed to work out six hours a day. And I don't think there's any question that their workouts are losing weight for them by burning the calories.

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3/19/13 6:16 P

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I think what they have on BL that we don't is time to focus. If I had a whole summer to worry about no one but me -- no parents, no kids, no grandkids, no birthdays, no work, no meetings or due dates. Having someone tell me what to eat, when to eat, fixing my meals, chasing me around making me exercise. I could lose pretty quickly.

My life this week is... instead of building the spring testing database to upload for end of year testing --which is due friday, I had meetings yesterday, a training to facilitate today, and 3 other trainings scheduled this week -- which means to get everything done before everything goes live on Monday, I will work 10-12 hour days all week. My step-son's birthday, my 17th wedding anniversary, and an eye appointment.

I am not whining -- I love my job and my little type A heart thrives on the stress and details. My point is simply -- one of the struggles we have, that the BL contestants are lucky enough to escape for a while, are all the daily responsibilities that we get to manage in addition to losing the weight and keeping it off.

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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,064
3/19/13 6:07 P

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I got that impression too, but not extremely low. More like Paleo or Primal.

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3/19/13 6:00 P

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I got the impression this season that they are eating a low carb diet. Couple of the contestants made comments about avoiding sugar and counting carbs. If they are eating low carb, that could explain why they are losing the fat so quickly.


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3/19/13 5:36 P

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I don't think that devoting yourself to fitness and heath is ever a bad thing....if we want it bad enough we can attain it....

Speaking for my self, I am going on a cruise next March 1st and really want to drop 35lbs...it is really up to me how I do....

To be honest, I watch to much TV and Pinterest when I could be walking.....I have to change my habits.

I have watched all the Biggest Loser seasons and it never fails to make me think and teach me new ways of thinking....like getting off my butt....

I was diagnosed with Lupus and all my joints hurt so I need to do it for that as well....sometimes all I want to do is sleep.....

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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,064
3/19/13 5:19 P

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I thought I'd heard something like that, three two-hour workouts?

That would definitely eat into your day.

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3/19/13 5:12 P

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Isn't like 6 hrs a day?.....

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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,064
3/19/13 5:06 P

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Yeah, I wanted Danni or Jackson.

How much do they work out?

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3/19/13 5:01 P

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Maybe all the exercise they do makes a difference?????....I was glad Danni won!

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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,064
3/19/13 4:54 P

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Yeah, gaining back is a problem. I've certainly done it often enough. Still, that's a matter of your mindset when you get there, not so much how you get there. If you hit goal weight thinking 'I need to modify my weight loss regimen until it become maintenance', you're golden.

I hope to have that option someday.

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3/19/13 4:41 P

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i saw a follow up show last year interviewing past competitors and a number of them gained the weight back. i would love to do that--get rid of the weight fast and get fit. but, if you don't change your ways you're just back where you started.
i don't know if i'll ever lose all the weight i want. but, i feel like if i do, i will have the tools to keep it off.

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3/19/13 3:00 P

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Hey NAY
Every time I watch a finale I wish it was ME. I think they are strong and healthy BUT I think they have been able to take a break from REAL LIFE- giving themselves to dedicate 24 hours a day to the process.
I also wonder how those out of shape people could possibly hang with those intense workouts without totally hurting themselves. I have no confidence that I could-very impressive. But I have seen a few behind the scenes shots of rooms with contestants with ice bags all over them : )

Kris
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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,064
3/19/13 2:19 P

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OK, I watched the Finale last night. Most of the people I've seen who express an opinion say it can't be healthy to lose weight that fast. But damn, those people looked good! Strong and healthy. Not wasted and anorexic. How bad can it be?

Thoughts, anyone?

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