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Old 03-24-2005, 01:40 PM
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Hi, I'm new to this forum, but have already read through a large amount of the material posted and it's awesome. Very insightful and very helpful. My ? is kind of a different one. I looked at the 13 weeks to fat burning and would love to start the diet, but I'm apprehensive. I am way under that caloric range I should be in at this time. Let me give you some history. I suffered from anorexia and bulimia for about 7 yeas and would exercise about 3 hours a day. I was very small, but not very cut, which is what I want. I eat more now and no longer practice any of those destructive habits. I am ready to take the "right" road to obtain the goals I want. However, from past experience, with trying to eat that much food again, I know I will gain weight and then cut my calories. I am looking for help, advice, encouragement...I need it all.

I am 5"8.5
weight 152
BF is about 22%

Goal weight is about 135
BF around 12%

Okay, this is a start!!! Thanks for your help!!
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:50 PM
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Trying to eat that much food again..
Well, I can relate..having in my past days where I would eat 700 cals per day...but once I started eating, my metabolism went up..and those pounds that didn't seem to go down did..

If you were to maintain this weight...with a slow metabolism..cals a day would vary from 1,824 to 2,528 *Per the ABC BMR Calculator *taking into account your bodyfat%, activity level, height, age*

BUT

I am a cutting, and eating 1800 to 2100 a day...and I am 5'1"..120. So, you do need to eat..maybe it won't seem that much if you divide it on 5 to 6 meals a day?

What is a typical eating day for you like? Meals? Times? Amounts? Post a sample here.

What is a typical workout day? Exercises, reps, sets, weights used?

Do you vary your workouts or do the same exercises over and over again?

There are a lot of questions that need to be addressed because this is not just about weight. It is about lifestyle, life-changes, healthy eating choices, overall fitness, etc.

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:04 PM
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This is a typical day of eating for me:

6:30 a.m.
1/2 C soy milk
1 C High Proten High Fiber Cereal (Kashi)

9:30
1 C lowfat yogurt

1:00 p.m.
Two Pieces Whole Wheat
4 oz. lean meat
1 slice FF cheese

4:00 p.m.
1/2 C cottage cheese
1 T sugar free jam

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
4 oz. lean meat (chicken or turkey sausage)
1 C brocoli
salad w/vingar

I lift 4 days a week breaking it up as follows
back/bi's
chest/tri's
shoulder's/glutes
legs
I do 3 sets of about 15 reps on everything; I lift heavier then the average woman at the gym but not power lifting heavy
and I do cardio 4 to 6 days a week
I also do yoga about twice a week if I have time.

Thanks so much!! I'm glad to hear there's hope and I haven't completely screwed up my body or my metabolism!!!
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Old 03-24-2005, 02:33 PM
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Sweetheart...thinking that the bread is 100% whole wheat, that the yogurt and the cheeses are fat free...that the cottage cheese is 1% - 2% fat....You only amount to 1060 cals a day with this menu.

Sign up for a free account on www.fitday.com to monitor your nutritional intake.

Your current intake is 43% carbs, 39% protein and 18% fat. We need to work on these numbers. Fat is not your enemy. It is the sources of fat that we should choose wisely. You need to eat fat in order to lose fat.

Cardio 6 days a week...well, I would cut down on that one...maybe down to 4...up your caloric intake. You will see a huge difference, in a positive way, by upping some cals. I hated doing it but it was worth it, for my health and my progress.

I will pm you my email address. I have some suggestions for you but I have very specific questions in regards to food preferences, convenience foods, food preparation time, etc. I know that my other sisters on this site will drop by to give you some great advice too. I would keep an eye on this thread if I were you.

You will make it and things will work out. Sometimes the hard part is how to apply what we have learn to our particular situations. Besides that..I would say you eat pretty clean and I commend you for that! *Although you will see later on...that cheats can help revving up your metabolism if done properly. lol. Specially when you have been eating clean for a long time*

Hang in there! I am sending you a pm right now!

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:56 PM
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Just wanted to say welcome aboard.

I don't have much to add to what Lil'A said, other than considering your lowered calorie intake and your slowed metabolism, I'd maybe cut back the cardio to 2-3 days until your up your calories.

Oh, and how long have you been doing that routine? If it's been 8-12 weeks, you may want to change it up and change up the exercises you do. This will shock your body.

But, overall, I'd say that you are probably not doing your metabolism any favors by eating so little and exercising so much.
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for all the insight. I really want to do this on the right track this time. Old habits are hard to break, but my desire to do so is stronger!!!!

Every week I go to the gym I do different exercises. Just last week I started keeping an exercise journal and am sticking w/that routine for a few weeks to see how my body responds. I pulled or tore something in my ankle this week running so I don't know what I'm going to do for cardio for awhile (which is really stressing me out). I have to go see a specialist and will know more next week. I just hope it isn't something serious.

So I guess I will be cutting down cardio!!! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]) Funny how things work out.

I will for sure sign up at fitday!! Again, thanks for all the help and I look forward to talking with ya'll more!!!

Also, I currently take no multi-vitamins or supllements (i.e. glutamine). What would you recommend?
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Welcome Sweetpea! As the girl with no more ligaments or tendons left in her ankles, it is still possible to do cardio exercises depending on what you have available and the extent of your injury. Keep up the work and start an abc journal too!
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NutMeg -

What kind of cardio do you do? I am discouraged because I love to run and that's out of the question according to my doc. I love step aerobics class, kickboxing and almost anything high impact. I've never been much of a bike rider or swimmer becuase I feel they are too low impact for me to see results. (my opinion and I know there are people who do these exercises and look fabulous, but I have a mental block with certain things). Thanks for the welcom and I look forward to chatting with you more.

I'll look into the abc journal...I know some things about computers, but can be technology stupid too!! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img])
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Welcome to the site! And good luck on all your goals. Everyone here seems to have covered all your ??"s. I myself was in a similar situation years ago where I was unhealthy, obese, and just NOT happy with myself. It takes a lot to overcome obstacles like you have...both physically and emotionally. While my situation was a lot different then yours, I can relate to it. I just wanted to say congrats on putting yourself on the path to healthy living, and a new lifestyle!
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Thanks for the positive words!!!! Much appreciated!!
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