September 8, 2005 at 6:50 am #19843
I'm going to be flying back home later this month for a number of reasons, one of which is a wedding of my two super-cool friends. I've been so psyched about this wedding for months, the reception is going to be, so, much, fun.
Women of BBB, help me, and you shall be rewarded greatly… (or something…)September 8, 2005 at 10:27 am #129749QwertyMember
2 inches is a lot. try running and swimming.
good luck.September 8, 2005 at 2:09 pm #129739
It's one dress size down, which some consider a lot, and some don't. 🙂
My diet however, is fine (no candy, no pop, no fast food etc.), and would be extremely hard to alter to be honest, since I generally don't prepare any of them (or they come out of a cereal box at 6AM). In the end, there's no immediate problem with my diet, it's all fairly balanced, so no crazy book-diets for me!
I'm looking more for a super-effective exercise regimen, from BBBer's experience… that doesn't involve a gym (since I'm in a fairly remote area of town, although keeping in mind I have access to a pool pretty much 24-hours a day). I run once or twice a week, but I'm going to try multiplying that number for starters. 🙂September 8, 2005 at 3:16 pm #129752gossipingraeMember
Try Atkins. I know it's not super healthy eating a lot of protein and fat, but when I did it, I lost 14 pounds in 14 days, like the book said I would.
Do lots of cardio. I'm a cardio nut. For me, if I don't do at least a half hour of cardio work, then it really isn't a workout.
Hope this works! You'll be looking hott in that dress in no time!September 8, 2005 at 3:21 pm #129735
First of all, nice to see you around again. Now I know you asked for women's help but none has posted so just pretend I'm a muscular woman with facial hair. Now with that out of the way, as far as dieting is concerned, I tend to keep myself thin by only eating when my stomach is telling me to (i.e. grumbling like a dinosaur.) A lot of people tend to fall into the habit of eating out of boredom. I noticed eating only when you feel hungry pretty much works because you're giving your body just what it needs, as long as you make sure what you are eating is something not fried or that has a lot of grease and. Also try not to eat after around 7pm unless you plan to do exercise afterwards. Many people eat late at night and then just sit around and do nothing and go to sleep and all that turns into more fat. Well I know this must be pretty obvious but many fail to do it. Anyway just a few pointers to add to your already balanced diet.
Seeing as how you don't want a gym, the best thing to do is make use of your environment, you can do about 50 crunches a day, or more if you feel you can. Along with that you should try jogging outside for an hour or more daily. Running is the really most effective and obvious solution. It is a better option than swimming which is good but tends to work out your shoulders and considering the dress you bought, I don't think you'd look good with big shoulders. heh.
This isn't really sound like a big WOW exercise regimen but this what I do and I manage to stay pretty thin and it sure makes you lose any flab around the stomach. Most importantly though, don't over exert yourself so much to the point you end up all discombobulated and fainted on the floor.September 8, 2005 at 3:52 pm #129746EEDOKMember
you could give me 2 inches for my birthday 😀
On the other hand, long distance running(ie for more than half an hour) burns both fat and muscle, so it's a surefire way to get thinner. See if you can get 3km in 10 minutes 😀September 8, 2005 at 4:31 pm #129740MiamiGuy wrote:just pretend I'm a muscular woman with facial hair
…You mean you aren't really? 😛
The grumbly tummy method, really depends on your metabolism. A year ago I relied on it, and ended up eating only once a day… my energy was shot (as was my mood). I was super-skinny, but felt so unhealthy, so I've started eating more since. Now I eat three or four times a day, and although I'm not super-thin anymore, I feel so much better, and still can keep my weight in one place.
Six smaller portioned (and of course nutritious) meals is ultimately the healthiest way to eat. It evenly disperses your food consumption, and keeps continuously fuelling your metabolism before it has time to store fats between meals.
I'm still trying to bump those 3-4 meals a day to six a day. Food = energy, energy = exercise; and it only becomes fat when you don't put it to use, or go long intervals without eating. I just don't want to become the calorie-counting person. 🙂
As for swimming, it's actually the best sport for full-body endurance… you never really do stop moving if you think about. Many just tend to not realize how hard their body is working, as the water cools the body so quickly. I used to be a lifeguard, and one of our tests was to swim 1.25KM under 13 minutes… 5 years (of very little swimming) later, I definitely notice the difference in my endurance; I can't do more than 10 (olympic) laps before being completely pooped.
Anyways, thanks MiamiGuy and Eedok, I'll definitely use your tips. 🙂September 8, 2005 at 4:46 pm #129741gossipingrae wrote:Try Atkins. I know it's not super healthy eating a lot of protein and fat, but when I did it, I lost 14 pounds in 14 days, like the book said I would.
My dad does it (Atkins), and I've watched how he eats… I don't think I have the self-discipline to pull it off (for more than 2 weeks).
I'm looking for something that'll fit me into my dress, but also can be continued long-term; from what I hear of Atkin's, people feel weak and tired after a while, and I just don't find that comforting.
…I mean, I wouldn't at all be surprised if it was his own diet that actually killed Atkins. (too weak for the fall)
Thanks anyways. 🙂September 8, 2005 at 5:05 pm #129737
“Women of BBB” sounds like a calendar or something… 😛
One of my daughter's friends got married a couple months ago. It was a trip for me, because they've been friends since 5th grade, and oddly, I haven't aged, but they have. Hmmmm….
Anyhow, back to your question, six meals a day is the way to go. I've never done Atkins, but did a low-fat, high-protein thing that works well. Check out either Body for Life or the Abs Diet — they both advocate about the same sort of eating plan. Combine it with lots of cardio, but try to mix it up. Drink lots of water — more than you think you can handle.
Six meals a day is a challenge, so I pick up a box of protein bars from Costco to take care of one (sometimes two) of those meals.
And you can do ANYTHING for two weeks. 🙂September 8, 2005 at 5:22 pm #129742Jeff wrote:“Women of BBB” sounds like a calendar or something… 😛
…You have to make one now, there's no turning back… it would sell so good. We can even reserve December for you in your prettiest dress!
My dad passed on his copy of Body for Life to me a few years ago; I read it, but it sounds like it needs a gym membership? My resources are pretty limited to the road, a pool, a bike, and weight-free training… I'm in the middle of wine country. I'm just not sure of how much moderation and what combination will give me the most immediate results.September 8, 2005 at 5:31 pm #129751sarahtownyMember
Well when I had my second son I ate like all the food in the world was going to run out! Sooo, went on diet big time. I lost 42lbs, yes ouch I was 3 stone overweigh piggy or what!
So what I did was not follow any diet, I simply cut out, bread, potatoes, fat, and pasta. I also used smaller plates so it looked like I had more than I did. I had a treat meal once a week. So I had something nice to aim for. Anyway, I got a yoga ball did sit up's etc in that, and started running.
To be honest after a while I did not miss fatty foods etc, I missed cheese and pasta but not anything else.
Now I am 112lbs which is about right for my height. And I still cut out those items, if I feel I have put a few lb's on. I do treat myself now and then but now I find fatty foods make me feel all slugish so it also trained me to enjoy healthy foods too.
Hope your get in to that lovely dress! And enjoy your weddings :0)September 8, 2005 at 5:34 pm #129755AqeelParticipant
- Start worrying until October.
- Take tension on every thing/ every aspect of life.
- Keep yourself in depression.
- Watch horrible news stories about New Orleans/Iraq/Africa.
- Think about humanity, poverty, brutality etc.
I guarantee you that if you do all truly as I recommended you can loss two inches easily🙂September 8, 2005 at 6:16 pm #129738Anna wrote:…You have to make one now, there's no turning back… it would sell so good. We can even reserve December for you in your prettiest dress!
The wheels are turning…. :p
@Anna]My dad passed on his copy of Body for Life to me a few years ago I read it, but it sounds like it needs a gym membership? My resources are pretty limited to the road, a pool, a bike, and weight-free training… I'm in the middle of wine country. I'm just not sure of how much moderation and what combination will give me the most immediate results.[/QUOTE wrote:
What I would do is just skip the weight-training stuff and focus on cardio. Even walking three miles a day, consistently, will make a big difference.
The weight training is good because it boost your metabolism for longer periods, tones your body and builds muscle mass (which burns more calories). I agree that to do everything in the BFL book you'd be best off with a gym membership, but you can do many of the exercises with just some dumbells — squats and lunges are great and you don't need a lot of weight for them to be effective — you use your body's weight.
Of course, you can do crunches and other abdominal work without any weights, too. I've got an old-ish (but effective) AVI called 8-minute abs that helps mix it up. Let me know if you want a copy.September 8, 2005 at 9:47 pm #129736Anna wrote:…You mean you aren't really? 😛
*Bats eyes and blushes* Oh teehee you found me out…
By the way, interesting dress. I'd like to see how you look in that. And I mean that in a pure observative and innocent way of course.
Anyway I wish you the best in your weight loss routine thing Miss Anna. YOU CAN DO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITSeptember 8, 2005 at 10:46 pm #129744OreoMember
Anna…do all of the swimming you can…and the NIGHT before you have to go to the wedding….eat at LEAST one pound of asparagus….it WORKS! (It is a dieretic….however that's spelled) it gets rid of water weight…but boy OH BOY does it do it! (Get ready to pee like a race horse in the morning). I hope that works for something. Also, I've heard of people wraping their bodies in saran wrap after slathering on Ben-Gay…then in the morning…wowie (though I have not tried that.) Maybe try it ahead of time….I'll see if I can find better directions somewhere….
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