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        07-31-2013, 10:59 PM
      #241
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nickers2002    
    Last night I did the It Works! Wraps that my cousin is a distributor for and it helped. I now see that changing my workout routine has been helping - I just need that pesky layer of fat off lol. Since Sat night I have lost 2.5" from the bottom of my rib cage, 4.5" from the waist and 2.5" from my abdomen. I no longer have a roll hanging over my pants.
    Wow that's awesome! Did you lose all of that mostly from the wraps? I've never heard of those before. I'm really intrigued! Although they are out of my price range sadly.

    I had the last three days off and did pretty good eating wise but didn't get much exercise as my riding coach was out of town. I have one tomorrow though. :) I should have gotten outside and done something but I had a migraine and it was raining. So that's my excuse but ..I still know it's an excuse.
         
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        07-31-2013, 11:10 PM
      #242
    Green Broke
    I've heard about these wraps... Idk, they sound fishy. They are probably really good at sweating out and dehydrating an area. I don't think weight loss is as easy as that.
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        08-01-2013, 10:20 AM
      #243
    Green Broke
    So I need to lose weight... I keep trying and sometimes I lose a little bit and then put it back on.

    I don't eat super badly, I just eat too much of things :(

    I don't know how to just have something and then nothing else.

    And with this last bit of weight I have put on... I have got these really visible stretch marks on my stomach which I have never had before, and it just makes me panic every time I think about it. And my response to stress is to eat. Which makes me sad, and then I feel like chocolate :(

    Any tips? Any help?
         
        08-01-2013, 10:50 AM
      #244
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    So I need to lose weight... I keep trying and sometimes I lose a little bit and then put it back on.

    I don't eat super badly, I just eat too much of things :(

    I don't know how to just have something and then nothing else.

    And with this last bit of weight I have put on... I have got these really visible stretch marks on my stomach which I have never had before, and it just makes me panic every time I think about it. And my response to stress is to eat. Which makes me sad, and then I feel like chocolate :(

    Any tips? Any help?
    Substitute your snacks for healthly ones. Lots of fruits and veggies! Eat salad before lunch and dinner to help fill you. Eat smartly. If you had pizza for lunch don't plan on cheese burgers and potato salad for dinner. I tend to save my calories for dinner. Usually I have Greek yogurt for breakfast, salad and soup for lunch and a piece of fruit in there. This leaves me WIDE OPEN for dinner... and dessert if I'm craving it.

    Water. Water. Water water water. Don't waste calories on sugary drinks! They even have water zero calorie flavors for the water.

    What's really helped me is weight watchers. They have got me into the habit of eating well. Even when I'm not losing I'm maintaining which is REALLY good for me. I've lost 16 pounds without changing my lifestyle, only my eatinf habits.

    Who buys the food in your house? You may want to buy your own or give up buying "junk". Lean meats, veggies, low cal products (bread, mayo) and other whole foods! If its not in the house you will be less likely to eat poorly.

    Also, bring your lunch or other meals! Again less likely to "grab and go" a slice if pizza or a cheese burger.
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        08-01-2013, 07:16 PM
      #245
    Green Broke
    I buy the food in my house.

    As I've said, I eat pretty well. Pizza once every few months, never had a cheese burger, I have potato salad exactly once a year (Christmas)! When I have chocolate it's the dark, fair trade stuff (still not great). I love biscuits though, have to stop with them.

    I buy all my own foods, alternative flour pastas (corn, rice, quinoa), brown rice, mungbean noodles. It's my portions that are the problem. And the amount of meals I have and I think it is an emotional thing.

    I think drinking my calories is a big thing that I have to stop. That alone would take it right down. I don't drink a lot of soft drink (soda) but I do have choice and chocolate flavoured almond milk. I just have to start having water, or unsweetened tea.

    Breakfast is pretty easy for me, but I do think lunch and dinner is a bit tricky for me. I get impatient and get something I can cook pretty quickly.

    Okay to in a rare moment of strength I just threw out my biscuits, juice and chocolate milk!
         
        08-01-2013, 07:29 PM
      #246
    Green Broke
    Eat your salad while you cook! Or chew gum. Make only one portion, no more. Have extra veggies with your meal instead of extra rice. It's all about getting into habits.

    Another think you can do is tally up all your "extra" calories. The extra food you eat and the sugary calories you take it. Go to the gym and try to burn them off. Should give you an accurate feeling of just how many calories that is.

    Again, try weight watchers.
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        08-01-2013, 08:28 PM
      #247
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marcie    
    Wow that's awesome! Did you lose all of that mostly from the wraps? I've never heard of those before. I'm really intrigued! Although they are out of my price range sadly.

    I had the last three days off and did pretty good eating wise but didn't get much exercise as my riding coach was out of town. I have one tomorrow though. :) I should have gotten outside and done something but I had a migraine and it was raining. So that's my excuse but ..I still know it's an excuse.
    The inches are still off ;) It's not about sweating/dehydrating. You actually need to drink a minimum of 2 bottles of water every hour the wrap is on and push fluids for the 72 hours that it's actively working. We all thought it was water weight too - but the scale didn't change, just the measuring tape :)

    The gel basically empties the lipid cell (like you would when you work out) and the toxins that are released come out in your urine. That's the very basic gist of it. Me and 2 friends did it. I lost the most, one friend is down almost a full inch in 2 different places (and keeping it off) and the other lost 3 inches and has kept it off.

    I will admit that I ate carp after the wrap lol. I had McDonalds, cannolis, and eclairs We had a rep buy us lunch at work lol.
         
        08-01-2013, 09:01 PM
      #248
    Foal
    I can't see where I can edit my post o.O So here is the update I forgot to include lol.

    I have been committed to working out every day for the past 2 weeks. Not only have I been able to add on reps to my routine, but when I started I could barely do 10 forward crunches on the ab glider (and that was only halfway up the bar). Today I was able to do 30 and going so far forward that I almost hit the timer between base of the handle bars I guess my core's coming back lol.
         
        08-01-2013, 09:56 PM
      #249
    Foal
    Congrats Nickers, that's awesome! :) At this rate you will be up to a hundred in just a couple weeks! Wish the wrap was cheaper, I'd Love to lose inches off my belly and hip/muffin top area. Lol. Keep us up to date on whether those inches stay off in the next weeks and months! I'm really curious about how it holds up long term.

    Saskia, I'm terrible at portions too! When I get really hungry I just attack everything in sight. Sometimes though I snap out of it and realize I took more than I can (or should) eat and then I get mad at myself cos it's so wasteful. Congrats on throwing out your problem foods! I have a weakness for chocolate ice cream. I try not to have it in the house. I'd rather spend 5 bucks or whatever getting it at Culvers or wherever once a week or two than have a pint of it at home calling to me every other night. They can be such jerks ya know.


    Slidestop I think I'm one of those sugary drink addicts you mentioned lol! I have to have at least one mt.dew a day, though it's usually more. I do try to have at least one bottle of water if not two though.
         
        08-03-2013, 09:34 PM
      #250
    Foal
    I think this is a great idea.
    Hi, I'm Victoria, I'm almost 16, 5' 7", give or take a 1/4", and weigh 190 pounds, making me practically obese, my problem is that I have the worst genetics, and I love food, I started dieting about two months ago, because I never want another rider to call me to heavy for my horse, ever. Not that I have one yet. I don't look that overweight, but I am, I wear pant size like14! Anywho, my diet consists of about a thousand calories a day, and at least Half an hour of exercise, and when I get my horse this will increase. Keep going guys, you're doing great!
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