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Old 03-01-11, 11:22 AM
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Hi there, i'm new here. I am in terrible shape and need to get straightened out asap.
A little about me, I'm a 42 y.o female, and have let myself get 20-25 lbs overweight. I look and feel horrible and am totally depressed and self loathing and it is affecting my entire life.
I am a very short (5 ft.) lady and I do NOT gain muscle well at all. In fact it looks like i don't even have any. :(
I need help with what to eat, exercises to do, etc. I have at my disposal an elliptical, a small home gym, and some dumbells, I have a barbell but it is so hard for me to use it as it is very long and it's a bit heavy for me.
Many years ago I followed a low carb diet and really looked good. I don't know why I have no energy to stick with anything now.
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Old 03-01-11, 12:05 PM
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Hi there, i'm new here. I am in terrible shape and need to get straightened out asap.
A little about me, I'm a 42 y.o female, and have let myself get 20-25 lbs overweight. I look and feel horrible and am totally depressed and self loathing and it is affecting my entire life.
I am a very short (5 ft.) lady and I do NOT gain muscle well at all. In fact it looks like i don't even have any. :(
I need help with what to eat, exercises to do, etc. I have at my disposal an elliptical, a small home gym, and some dumbells, I have a barbell but it is so hard for me to use it as it is very long and it's a bit heavy for me.
Many years ago I followed a low carb diet and really looked good. I don't know why I have no energy to stick with anything now.
HELP!
quick suggestions for ya. You are asking for so much info I will give you the short answers.
Diet should be complex carbs lean meats and veggies
exercise I would do a circuit. Meaning start out at say curls then go straight to squats ect ect no rest just hammer them out I would shoot for the 20 rep range. I would also use the elliptical for a min of 30 mins.
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Old 03-01-11, 01:43 PM
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Agreed with rocket. Also please post your daily food intake so we can make some adjustments to it and please don't post what you think we wanna see, post your actuall daily food intake.
And try to set long term goals, don't worry about how much you can loose in one week. If you do everything right your goal is to loose 1lbs of body fat a week
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Old 03-01-11, 07:36 PM
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quick suggestions for ya. You are asking for so much info I will give you the short answers.
Diet should be complex carbs lean meats and veggies
exercise I would do a circuit. Meaning start out at say curls then go straight to squats ect ect no rest just hammer them out I would shoot for the 20 rep range. I would also use the elliptical for a min of 30 mins.
Thank you so much!!
About how long should this circuit last? What exercises would be best?
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Agreed with rocket. Also please post your daily food intake so we can make some adjustments to it and please don't post what you think we wanna see, post your actuall daily food intake.
And try to set long term goals, don't worry about how much you can loose in one week. If you do everything right your goal is to loose 1lbs of body fat a week
I will post my meals starting tomorrow. Should i post in this thread?
Thanks for you help.
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Old 03-01-11, 08:01 PM
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to see everything work in sync, it will come down to your diet. You must keep it clean to see the results you want. You're also going to have to be patient and not expect the results you want happen overnight.

Agreed with what Rocket and Beast said above. Go ahead and post your diet in this thread.
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Old 03-02-11, 08:18 AM
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yes, post your diet in this thread.
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Old 03-02-11, 10:27 AM
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Okay, well breakfast was 2 eggs and 3 slices of precooked bacon, bottle of water.
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Old 03-02-11, 02:08 PM
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Hi Jade, welcome to SM...

When you say you have access to elliptical, etc, does that mean you don't have access to a gym at all? Are you doing any cardio at all?

Your first meal of the day is fairly significant, and sorry to say, but yours is no good. You have mainly fat, little protein and no carbs. Are you eating no carbs on purpose?
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Old 03-02-11, 02:50 PM
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I can't go to a gym. The elliptical is at my home. No I haven't been doing any.
I am trying to get in the habit to do it, but it's hard to fit it in sometimes.
I can make time to do it, it's just making myself do it.
I am trying to avoid carbs. I find that I feel better, more energetic and get less tired when i have less carbs. When i eat the eggs and bacon I feel satisfied for a long time and don't get hungry shortly after breakfast. What are good breakfast options?
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Old 03-02-11, 03:13 PM
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I can't go to a gym. The elliptical is at my home. No I haven't been doing any.
I am trying to get in the habit to do it, but it's hard to fit it in sometimes.
I can make time to do it, it's just making myself do it.
I am trying to avoid carbs. I find that I feel better, more energetic and get less tired when i have less carbs. When i eat the eggs and bacon I feel satisfied for a long time and don't get hungry shortly after breakfast. What are good breakfast options?
If you're trying to lose fat, cardio 6 days a week on that elliptical. Do a quick google search to find out what your Basal Metabolic Rate is and eat slightly below that or right at it.

Keep posting up your food. So far, your 1st meal isn't that good. The reason you stay full and satisfied is because of the fat in the bacon. Kick out the bacon and have 3 or 4 egg whites cooked in olive oil and some whole grain bread.
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Old 03-02-11, 03:51 PM
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okey dokey
I really appreciate your help!
can i have a whole egg in there too? I really don't like the whites.

Lunch was some leftover spaghetti (whole grain) with prego and some ground beef. I didnt' measure but it was probably 1c or maybe a bit over *noodles*.

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Old 03-02-11, 04:45 PM
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breakfast eggs and oatmeal.
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Old 03-02-11, 06:55 PM
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okey dokey
I really appreciate your help!
can i have a whole egg in there too? I really don't like the whites.

Lunch was some leftover spaghetti (whole grain) with prego and some ground beef. I didnt' measure but it was probably 1c or maybe a bit over *noodles*.
1 yolk won't kill you. Keep a good track of what you ate and when you ate it. Also, make sure to be getting in plenty of water.
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Old 03-02-11, 10:53 PM
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dinner was green beans, chicken breast, sm. baked potato with some marg., diet coke.
Tonight b4 bed i got hungry so i had a fiber one bar. And later a piece of whole wheat with some pnt btr and coffee.
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Old 03-02-11, 11:01 PM
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dinner was green beans, chicken breast, sm. baked potato with some marg., diet coke.
Tonight b4 bed i got hungry so i had a fiber one bar. And later a piece of whole wheat with some pnt btr and coffee.
Try to eat a small meal every 3 hours. Keep it low carb, high protein, and mid fats.

No need for that small baked potato at night, if you want to have a potato, eat it earlier in the day. Also, the margarine and diet coke are not needed. If you want to drink something sweet, get crystal light and add it into water.

Fiber one bars are full of sugars and carbs. If you want fiber, eat some spinach and chicken before bed or broccoli and chicken.

You can do better than that. It will be hard at first, but over time it will get easier. just be patient and give it time.
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Old 03-03-11, 06:59 AM
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Try to eat a small meal every 3 hours. Keep it low carb, high protein, and mid fats.

No need for that small baked potato at night, if you want to have a potato, eat it earlier in the day. Also, the margarine and diet coke are not needed. If you want to drink something sweet, get crystal light and add it into water.

Fiber one bars are full of sugars and carbs. If you want fiber, eat some spinach and chicken before bed or broccoli and chicken.

You can do better than that. It will be hard at first, but over time it will get easier. just be patient and give it time.
well I am definitely gonna need some ideas on those low carb, hi pro meals.
I can lose the baked potato I will admit I love potatoes. But the diet soda, what is wrong with having those because if i'm gonna be honest..theres no way i'm giving them up.
One thing i find that is a battle is getting hungry at night. I am a night owl and when everyone (i've got 3 kids) goes to bed at night i stay up usually on the pc or ps3 ;) sometimes until 1 0r 2 am. And if i can't stand the hunger pangs i will want something cuz i won't be able to sleep if its really bad. Obviously i'm not gonna want to fix broc and chicken so what would be an ok snack that can be made in just a couple min. and not requiring my super loud blender?
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Old 03-03-11, 09:29 AM
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Okay, well breakfast was 2 eggs and 3 slices of precooked bacon, bottle of water.
if you want to do this properly, get passed eating for taste. bacon does nothing for you except excite your taste buds. its garbage food.

in the morning is the 1 time you should have some carbs to give you energy.

try some oatmeal with a few raisins and cinnamon added in for taste. also have a few egg whites with 1 whole egg.
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Old 03-03-11, 09:31 AM
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well I am definitely gonna need some ideas on those low carb, hi pro meals.
I can lose the baked potato I will admit I love potatoes. But the diet soda, what is wrong with having those because if i'm gonna be honest..theres no way i'm giving them up.
One thing i find that is a battle is getting hungry at night. I am a night owl and when everyone (i've got 3 kids) goes to bed at night i stay up usually on the pc or ps3 ;) sometimes until 1 0r 2 am. And if i can't stand the hunger pangs i will want something cuz i won't be able to sleep if its really bad. Obviously i'm not gonna want to fix broc and chicken so what would be an ok snack that can be made in just a couple min. and not requiring my super loud blender?
diet coke is fine, its no worse then crystal light etc..

do you like cottage cheese? you could have that as your last snack for the light. no carbs, slow digesting protein to keep your hunger at bay etc.. salt and pepper to taste.
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if you want to do this properly, get passed eating for taste. bacon does nothing for you except excite your taste buds. its garbage food.

in the morning is the 1 time you should have some carbs to give you energy.

try some oatmeal with a few raisins and cinnamon added in for taste. also have a few egg whites with 1 whole egg.
Luckily i like oatmeal, i normally put a pk of splenda in and some cinn. and on occasion blueberries.
But how much oatmeal would be the correct serving size for me?
Cott. cheese is not my fave but i can eat it. I will try that. How is sugar free jello for my sweet tooth?
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Old 03-03-11, 10:13 AM
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oh one more question. when is the best time *or is there one* to do the cardio, weights ? I always heard first thing b4 breakfast but as out of shape as i am i'm not sure i can do that yet.
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Old 03-03-11, 10:18 AM
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Luckily i like oatmeal, i normally put a pk of splenda in and some cinn. and on occasion blueberries.
But how much oatmeal would be the correct serving size for me?
Cott. cheese is not my fave but i can eat it. I will try that. How is sugar free jello for my sweet tooth?
try half a cup oat (measured raw).

sugar free jello is fine.
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Old 03-03-11, 10:19 AM
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oh one more question. when is the best time *or is there one* to do the cardio, weights ? I always heard first thing b4 breakfast but as out of shape as i am i'm not sure i can do that yet.
first thing in the morning when your body will be burning your fat stores instead of the food that you have eaten during the day.

you can do cardio first thing. dont make excuses like "not sure i can do that because i am out of shape". you set limits on yourself like that and you wont do anything. its not hard to just do cardio on an empty stomach.
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Old 03-03-11, 04:32 PM
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You're right! I have not been very disciplined but i'm planning on changing that.
Lunch was not good today, i was out and just picked up a sandwich at mcdonalds. :O Mcdouble sans cheese and minus 1 bun.
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Agreed with rocket. Do some exercise. It will make you feel good. Take low carbs food. Drink more water. Increase the presence of vegetables in lieu of rich food. Don't be frustrated. Maintain a clean diet ant exercise every thing will be ok.
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Agreed with rocket. Do some exercise. It will make you feel good. Take low carbs food. Drink more water. Increase the presence of vegetables in lieu of rich food. Don't be frustrated. Maintain a clean diet ant exercise every thing will be ok.

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