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4/6/13 6:43 P

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my answer is YES!!!!

I went though a horrible, abusive relationship for 12 years, my eating habits were destroyed! My doctor had me write down everything that passed my lips for 3 weeks, when I brought him the list, he thought it was for 1 week. I said no, look at the dates! The highest day I had was 568 calories. He said I should be eating no less than 1200 calories and that my body has gone into starvation mode. Even now trying to eat healthier it is still hard for me to get 1200, unless I just do something stupid and go to Sonic, McDonalds... for dinner. I personally have purchased Food Lovers Fat Loss System, they have a 21 day metabolism makeover, which I will be starting Wednesday (have to get to the grocery store first) I truly have high hopes it helps!

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Using the following to help me to reach my goals!
https://www.tryfoodlovers.com - The Food Lovers Fat Loss System
www.zumba.com - Zumba
www.bodymedia.com - BodyMedia


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5/1/12 6:20 P

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Hi Jan, I'm new to this team too, so welcome.

I do the zumba classes x2 weekly, but am now going to buy a dvd too. I'm not the addictive type but this is definitely my first! The zumba classes are likely to increase during the summer months so there is likely to be a third class available - I'll be there!

We've had so much rain here in the uk and not stopping in the foreseeable future so my walking and hiking is out of the question at the mo. So these classes are so important for me to get the exercises in.

Just wish I could afford those snazzy workout combats lol !

Mandy x



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4/20/12 9:15 P

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Hi Charlie,
Thanks for the sound advice~AND for the goodie today! (those certainly brighten ones day) I am going to figure out how to do food tracking, by entering the various foods I eat-since I don't necessarily find all on the regular menus. That is the plan and to keep up logging my exercise time. Have a good weekend! Jan emoticon

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Hi Jan and welcome to the team.

I have the DVD and do my Zumba once a week. But, if I lived in a bigger town where there were Zumba classes I would do that. I'm more concerned with building muscle back that I have lost than the fat loss at this point. I have lost about 40 lbs and still need to lose another 40. But, as you know muscle weighs more than fat and having lean muscle helps to speed up the metabolism. I do Strength Training with my Bowflex and do Callanetics too.

As far as your food choices, you really have to want to control that to make any changes. We all have best laid plans and do pretty good most of the time but, we are human and slip up every once in a while. The main thing is to get right back on track. Don't beet your self up about it but, don't let it take over either.

We are all here for each other! Have fun doing Zumba and please, join us on the other threads.

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I personally think my body "makes excuses" telling me to get plenty of calories! (I know it just wants to eat more, so I am wise) lol ............ I only lose when I crank out the energy working out AND cutting back .... esp. on the wrong carbs .... (or too many nuts w/ that square of dark chocolate!) .......... Do all of you do Zumba 2 x a week or more?? .......... Do you have the DVD"s or attend classes? ...... (I am new and nosey!) ......... lol (and would like to meet some new peeps) ............... Jan

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It's maddening when we realize that the views we thought we had aren't the views we have NOW

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emoticon How much water are you drinking before and after ZUMBA?

Hugs,
Charlie

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MVIRUET, I found this calculator today and it shows that I need less calories than I have found anywhere else. See what you think of it.

I hope I'm not leading you astray because I don't know yet if it will be good or not, to not strive to reach the higher calories that we have been told we need.

This Calorie Calculator is based on the Mifflin - St Jeor equation. This is what it says for me:
BMR ~ 1281
Mod. active = BMR X 1.55 (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/wk)
Calorie Calculator Results:
you need 1985 Calories/day to maintain your weight
you need 1485 Calories/day to lose 1 lb per week
you need 985 Calories/day to lose 2 lb per week
you need 2485 Calories/day to gain 1 lb per week
you need 2985 Calories/day to gain 2 lb per week

www.calculator.net/calorie-calculato
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THIS IS ANOTHER ONE and I think this is the one I need to go by!

This one uses the Harris Benedict equation to determine BMR- basal metabolic rate.
This is what it says for me:
BMR ~ 1359.7
Mod. active = BMR X 1.55 (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/wk)
Calorie Calculator Results:
you need 2110 Calories/day to maintain your weight
you need 1610 Calories/day to lose 1 lb per week
you need 1110 Calories/day to lose 2 lb per week
you need 2610 Calories/day to gain 1 lb per week
you need 3110 Calories/day to gain 2 lb per week

www.weightlossfoodslist.com/weight-l
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s-calculators/bmi-calculator.html


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Charlie

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I'm definitely having this problem. I'm losing inches but the scale is not really moving. It's so frustrating. I actually joined weightwatchers so that I can really work on what I'm putting in to my body so I can eat what I should be eating for the amount of workout that I do. I feel your pain.... emoticon

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I'm struggling with getting enough calories everyday. I do good to get 1300 calories and I need at least 1600 to 1850 a day, with all the exercise I do.

I know if we don't eat enough our body's think we have cut our throats and goes into starvation mode!
Then we can't LOSE FAT !!!! emoticon
Is anyone else having this problem emoticon

Hugs,
Charlie

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