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    :top: Good luck everyone!
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    (Original post by sauce)
    That realllly isn't enough good unless you're eating copious amounts of fruit & bread sticks. Needs more complex carbs and protein PROTEIN PROTEIN!!! Complex carbs aren't the devil in the right quantities and form. Better than breadsticks anyway.

    I know you're going to say "WELL IT WORKS FOR ME!!!" But losing over 3kg or about 7lbs a week isn't healthy or sustainable unless you are huge to start with.


    it cant be that bad seing as i'm not hungry on it. i havent spent the last 3 weeks starving! i started out with 5stone to lose, so i still have 3.5stone to go or about 20kg. i imagine my rate of weightloss will slow down as i lose weight though.
    i am on a medicine though that makes people gain weight, so ive had to be stricter to get the weight off. that and i cant eat things in moderation, so it was best just to cut all temptation from my diet.
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    I'll be brave and post some stats too, to give myself some motivation :s
    I'm just under 5'4" and currently around 9st 4lb. The thing is I really need to slim down my tummy so I'm not too bothered about actually losing weight.
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    (Original post by cz100)
    I'll be brave and post some stats too, to give myself some motivation :s
    I'm just under 5'4" and currently around 9st 4lb. The thing is I really need to slim down my tummy so I'm not too bothered about actually losing weight.
    I'm 5'3 and around 10st 12lb I started at 11st 8 though(three months ago) but I have been waaaay too up and down about it so I must focus now.
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    I'd like to join in, if it's not too late. I need the motivation for sure. Trying to lose about 22 kg.
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    (Original post by sauce)
    I'm 5'3 and around 10st 12lb I started at 11st 8 though(three months ago) but I have been waaaay too up and down about it so I must focus now.
    But I was under 45kg, even 39kg at one point just about 3 years ago and my height hasn't changed at all
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    (Original post by cz100)
    But I was under 45kg, even 39kg at one point just about 3 years ago and my height hasn't changed at all
    39kg is certainly underweight :sadnod:
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    (Original post by sauce)
    39kg is certainly underweight :sadnod:
    that was for a very, very brief while though
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    (Original post by cz100)
    that was for a very, very brief while though
    Yeah I think in times of stress etc people react in different ways. My body just has so much nervous energy.
    On topic ****** ate chocolate this evening, so unh
    appy in general life atm and I've just had enough and I can feel myself craving the comfort through chocolate but no more. I'm sure othre people here do it. I just feel like crying :cry:
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    (Original post by sauce)
    Yeah I think in times of stress etc people react in different ways. My body just has so much nervous energy.
    On topic ****** ate chocolate this evening, so unh
    appy in general life atm and I've just had enough and I can feel myself craving the comfort through chocolate but no more. I'm sure othre people here do it. I just feel like crying :cry:
    :console: so easy to put on weight, so hard to get it off...I've just been so used to being skinny-ish, and suddenly I'm having trouble putting on a pair of jeans I used to be able to get into without undoing the zip and button
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    (Original post by cz100)
    :console: so easy to put on weight, so hard to get it off...I've just been so used to being skinny-ish, and suddenly I'm having trouble putting on a pair of jeans I used to be able to get into without undoing the zip and button
    :sadnod: It's just getting your head in the right place really and to stop making excuses. Chocolate/other crap shouldn't be eaten every day but when you let habits slip it becomes custom to eat it at least once a day :sigh:
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    (Original post by sauce)
    :sadnod: It's just getting your head in the right place really and to stop making excuses. Chocolate/other crap shouldn't be eaten every day but when you let habits slip it becomes custom to eat it at least once a day :sigh:
    so true...
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    (Original post by cz100)
    so true...
    When I eat healthily I feel soooo much better in myself too as I actually have energy rather than being lethargic and tired.
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    (Original post by sauce)
    When I eat healthily I feel soooo much better in myself too as I actually have energy rather than being lethargic and tired.
    me too, and even better when I get a go on the treadmill. Only problem is I hardly ever have time now summer's over, I was doing half an hour every night for a month over the summer
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    (Original post by cz100)
    me too, and even better when I get a go on the treadmill. Only problem is I hardly ever have time now summer's over, I was doing half an hour every night for a month over the summer
    If you do HIIT it can take 10-20 minutes and be very effective if done correctly. Maybe try and fit that in and some weight training? Team that with a calorie deficit and you'll be happy with your body in no time
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    (Original post by sauce)
    If you do HIIT it can take 10-20 minutes and be very effective if done correctly. Maybe try and fit that in and some weight training? Team that with a calorie deficit and you'll be happy with your body in no time
    what's HIIT?
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    (Original post by cz100)
    what's HIIT?
    Basically and very basically the following:
    30-60 seconds(start with 30 but work your way up!!) of some activity(be it cycling, running, swimming, skipping etc.)as fast and as intense as you possible can!!!
    and then 60-90 seconds(reduce this time goes on)seconds of rest(so not stopping but at a lower intensity...say 30-50% of your capacity)

    and then repeat 8-12 times. Obviously build yourself up. If you're doing it right the first time you do it you will be dead after about 5 minutes
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    (Original post by sauce)
    If you do HIIT it can take 10-20 minutes and be very effective if done correctly. Maybe try and fit that in and some weight training? Team that with a calorie deficit and you'll be happy with your body in no time
    Wooo HIIT. It makes me want to die a bit after 15 mins but i can tell it's doing me good :p:
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    (Original post by sauce)
    Basically and very basically the following:
    30-60 seconds(start with 30 but work your way up!!) of some activity(be it cycling, running, swimming, skipping etc.)as fast and as intense as you possible can!!!
    and then 60-90 seconds(reduce this time goes on)seconds of rest(so not stopping but at a lower intensity...say 30-50% of your capacity)

    and then repeat 8-12 times. Obviously build yourself up. If you're doing it right the first time you do it you will be dead after about 5 minutes
    ok, I think I'll give it a go. It doesn't sound as bad as the exercise the people I know on hockey teams have to do. They have to do shuttle runs on a slope and have to do it in shorter time limits each time, it's so hard they call it 'suicides'
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    (Original post by KTpie)
    Wooo HIIT. It makes me want to die a bit after 15 mins but i can tell it's doing me good :p:
    I find it much better than an hour of cardio. Constantly pushing myself so I can barely see :p:. Though I struggle to do it with swimming because my breathing goes to rubbish
 
 
 
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