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So....here I am at fat camp. Pizza snorting and understanding plateaus.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beginning of day 3 and yesterday was 4 hours of cardio - walking, boxing, treadmill, deep water running (in a pool with a floatie around your waster and doing sprinting, running and a million other things I never thought you could do in a pool!).

Have woken up and am not sore at all. A small blister here and there but overall kinda good.

The food has been great and we're on a 12-1400 calorie a day range.

The hardest thing? Forcing yourself to take 20 minutes to eat a meal. In our group of 10 someone has been nomintaed as timekeeper and the first meals were tough BUT you do end up feeling comfortably satisfied at the end of what for me would be a snack in the old days.

Jeez I could snort down a pizza in 12 minutes - I know that becauyse often I would look at the clock when I finished a home delivered pizza and think OMG the guy only delivered a few minutes ago!!!!

We had a seminar yesterday arvo and one of the iinteresting ones was why we plateau when we are losing weight.

Our bodies were originally built to reduce our metabolism when food was scarcce. As you reduce your calorie intake your body slows your metabolsim occassionally just to maakse sure that a famine is not coming. Eventually it kick starts again when it realises things are OK, and thats why we plateau. "Starving" ourselves to get off a plateu just ends up working against us it seems:)

Hope all my spark friends are doing well.

And this morning? 45 minutes beach walk, an hour of fitness loop and then a spin class with a few small breaks in between. Sounds hard right now but I know it will gte eaasier.

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    wow this is awesome...you are so lucky! Wishing you great success!
    2245 days ago
    Can't wait to read all your fat camp blogs and see the results.
    2245 days ago
  • EM1388
    Sounds really informative! Thank you for sharing about the plateau! Keep up the great work!
    2247 days ago
    Very interesting metabolism comment. I have heard those types of comments before, but for some reason it is a clearer picture the way it is presented there. Thanks! Sounds like your "fat camp" is a great place.
    2247 days ago
    emoticon David, sounds full on. So proud of how far you have come in a short while. emoticon
    2247 days ago
    I love hearing what you up to at your retreat, keep the details coming. emoticon
    2247 days ago
  • ANAIS57
    emoticon and amazing. I was complaining about the amount of exercise i have done so far... and it ain't nothin' compared to your day.

    thanx for the plateau reminder. i am waiting for my body to figure it out it's gonna be ok and there won't be starving going on here.

    hang in there, you're doing emoticon ~catherine
    2247 days ago
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