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        08-31-2012, 09:24 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Cross trainer works too. I used an elliptical. You usually don't feel it the next day. Except my legs would tend to Hurt off and on. I did 30 mins twice a day when I was trying to drop weight fast, but that's a bit extreme to some people lol.
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        08-31-2012, 09:50 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Jewels, did it work?
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        08-31-2012, 10:27 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Boy do I KNOW how you feel! I've done this before and kept it up for 3 or 4 months. All I got was tired, frustrated and hungry....no pounds lost and no inches lost. When you say eating healthy, are you talking by the accepted food pyramid?

    This sounds crazy but.....don't be afraid of fats. Just be aware that not all fats are created equal. Coconut oil, butter and olive oil are actually your friends. Do NOT go fat free....check labels if you are doing that and see just what they have to add to make it taste better. Most times fat free has more calories cause they have to add more sugar. Fat gives flavor and will also boost your satisfaction with what you do eat.

    Eating more breads, pasta, etc is not a good idea. If you must have them, eat whole grains only. I'm not a big bread/pasta eater so this is pretty easy for me. I love rice tho, but use brown or wild so I'm getting the whole grains.

    Of course, fruits and veggies. But I will say that if I'm craving something sweet....a piece of fruit does NOT cut it. LOL

    And, don't deny yourself everything If you want a piece of chocolate, eat it. Just try to go for the quality stuff so you feel like you're eaing something really special. You can also make your own sweets so they are healthier and not as much guilt-ridden.

    Just so you know, I did have the gastric bypass 9 years ago. Lost a lot and then gained 2/3 back. I'm losing again now but do have to pay attention. Less processed foods and more home-made....which I'm really bad about right now. When I am losing weight thru actual diet it's cause I make most of my food and don't buy box mixes, etc. Good luck.
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        09-05-2012, 05:12 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    What do you mean when you say you are eating healthy? Like kccjer said the right fats are good for you, the wrong carbohydrates are bad for you. It helps to know which is which. Your body will definitely lose weight if it is fed well, also you can eat lots of good healthy food so there is no need to ever be hungry - if you eat right!
         
        09-08-2012, 12:23 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Scales say I've lost 2lb since posting this:) cross trainer and riding lessons must be doing something, not very much though lol
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        09-11-2012, 06:09 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Does anyone know any good bum or stomach exercises?
    I've been doing lots of crunches and no less than 30 minutes on the cross trainer every other day. I've also been doing weights.
    No matter what I do I can't feel my bum, I have a huge butt and I would like to get rid of it:P
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        09-11-2012, 06:11 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Does anyone know any good bum or stomach exercises?
    I've been doing lots of crunches and no less than 30 minutes on the cross trainer every other day. I've also been doing weights.
    No matter what I do I can't feel my bum, I have a huge butt and I would like to get rid of it:P
    Today I did 35 minutes of palates,35mins cross trainer, 25mins weights and 50 crunches:)
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        09-16-2012, 01:45 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    ;) posting trot without stirrups comes to mind.
         
        09-16-2012, 02:27 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Just so you know, spot reduction doesn't really work. You can tone a certain area and make it look nicer but it won't take the fat off that area. If the stomach and bum are the most prominent area it will probably be the last you notice to slim down. What you have to remember is it didn't take you a month to gain all this fat, so you can't expect it to come off that fast!

    Also, what you might find is that your body might 'recomp' which means the fat will be replaced with muscle so you probably won't notice a big difference in your weight. You may appear to weigh the same, but you will look slimmer. I find that taking pictures from side, front and back in undies help. As does measuring your waist, hips, thighs, neck, wrists, biceps, calves etc.

    Another thing to remember is that the only way to lose fat is taking in no more than is needed or burning off access. One pound of fat = 3500 calories. So to lose 1lb of fat in a week you need to have a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day for 7 days. So if you continue doing this for another month and you don't notice your measurements going down or your weight or your clothes fitting better... then try tracking calories. You can get fat by eating too much of the good stuff (Its harder, but it can happen).

    Aside from this, remember anything you ingest pretty much has calories.. so count your coffee, juices and cooking oils. Generally after the first month of maintaining an exercise/eat healthy plan you start to notice the differences a bit. So stick to it and you will see results.

    As for good bum exercise ... squats... lots and lots of them. And try the plank for core.
         
        09-16-2012, 10:37 PM
      #20
    Showing
    JamieLeigh, stay out of the water. The body protects itself from the cool water temperature by putting on a layer of fat. I know, I swam for years. It didn't come off until I'd been away form it for a few years. Another thing. Ditch the scales and get a soft seamstress tape measure. Muscle weighs more than fat and as you become more fit and put on muscle you will gain. One summer when I normally weighed about 142 I worked hard, lots of lifting, barn cleaning, working the horse in prep for a show. At the end of the summer I was horrified that I'd gained 20 lbs yet all my clothes were hanging on me. A body-building coach was who told me to ditch the scales and take lots of measurements and record them. You may be heavier but you will notice positive changes as you become more fit. If you really want to push it, go to a weight room and get in to body building. No you won't get muscled up like a man as you don't have enough testosterone.
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