Tiffany

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Weight Loss The Weight Of Poo Jun 28 2012
17:55 (UTC)
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Have you ever weighed yourself before and after peeing? I think a full bladder weighs a lot more than your average poop.

Weight Loss How do I know if I'm in starvation mode? Jun 11 2012
16:53 (UTC)
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I think "starvation mode" is used to describe how your body responds when it thinks you are in a famine. If you've been eating fewer calories, you may lose weight right away. But if your calorie count is too low, then your body responds by slowing down your metabolism and using fewer calories and then your weight loss stops. From what I understand, you can only tell if you are in starvation mode if you are eating a lot fewer calories than you are using and you still aren't losing weight. 

I think exercising usually makes people feel hungrier.  Plus if you are used to eating at a certain time everyday, then you might just start feeling hungry at that time. It has happened to me.  Usually people say you should try eating foods with higher water content, or eating more fiber, or eating more protein to feel fuller longer. 

Weight Loss Body Fat and Weight Loss Jun 05 2012
15:37 (UTC)
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You might also take into account that your body fat % may not be accurate depending on how you measure it. I used to go to a gym that had a handheld tool, and that one measured my body fat % as too low by several percentage points. It was only useful in that I could see if it changed over time. 

Congrats on your success. 

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 30 2012
15:25 (UTC)
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Age: 29

Height: 5'4"

GW by end of March: 134

2/25/12 - 137.2

3/2/12 - 137.2

3/9/12 - 135.4

3/16/12 - 137.2

3/22/12 - 137.4

3/30/12 - 137.0

Well, maybe April will be better. I'm always very motivated right at the beginning of the month. 

 

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 22 2012
16:15 (UTC)
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Age: 29

Height: 5'4"

GW by end of March: 134

2/25/12 - 137.2

3/2/12 - 137.2

3/9/12 - 135.4

3/16/12 - 137.2

3/22/12 - 137.4

I'm actually surprised my weight isn't higher. I have been really hungry lately and have been less discerning about what I eat. I don't have much motivation or self-control right now. I'm not sure if it is TTOM or if it is a bit of a restrict/binge cycle. Even when I do restrict, I don't usually restrict to less than 1700 in hopes that I will avoid the cycle. But I have been working out a lot over the past few months training for a half-marathon, so maybe I should've been eating a little more. Oh well. Hopefully I'll be more motivated this next week.

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 16 2012
14:51 (UTC)
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Age: 29

Height: 5'4"

GW by end of March: 134

2/25/12 - 137.2

3/2/12 - 137.2

3/9/12 - 135.4

3/16/12 - 137.2

Right back where I started.

 

Vegetarian Protein and building muscle Mar 14 2012
15:38 (UTC)
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Original Post by ambereva:

I also use a protein supplement when I can't reach my protein target with food alone, I use Garden of Life's Raw Protein, it's made from organic sprouted seeds, is minimally processed and is food based.

@ambereva - Thanks for the info. I like your website. I am curious though how you reconcile using a protein supplement in your real food diet. I'm not trying to be argumentative and am truly interested in your response.

It seems like a lot of weight lifting plans include a protein shake of some sort. I've always been hesitant with supplements though. Admittedly, I don't know that much about protein supplements. And my diet is far from perfect. But it seems counter-intuitive to supplement something when you could get it directly from food. If you did eat meat, would you still use a protein supplement?

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 13 2012
17:03 (UTC)
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I had a really good run this morning. Actually, I was really sleepy and it felt really hard. But I ran the faster pace that I wanted and now I feel good about it! Smile

I've also decided to start following the New Rules of Lifting for Women. I think a few of you also do or have. I've recently become really concerned about losing muscle as I'm trying to lose weight. I have this fear that my normal lifting routine wasn't doing much.  I don't know, maybe I'm being a bit paranoid.

The Lounge Reward Points Mar 13 2012
16:51 (UTC)
1

Dried fruit does sound good. Thanks for the info!

Vegetarian Protein and building muscle Mar 13 2012
02:02 (UTC)
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Thank you Melkor and Lys for your replies.

I hadn't really though about protein not being variable with your calories. So that puts the issue in a different light. I guess based on my observations above, the more you restrict your calories, the harder it would be to get adequate protein, regardless of the percentage.

Congrats on your success Lys. Thanks for sharing.

Vegetarian Protein and building muscle Mar 12 2012
22:38 (UTC)
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Thank you both for your thoughts. But I'm really interested in hearing about other people's experiences. I don't personally know any vegetarians (that I know of anyway), so if I could hear from some that have dealt with this issue, I'd appreciate it.

Vegetarian Protein and building muscle Mar 12 2012
22:27 (UTC)
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Are you a vegetarian? If so, how do you get your protein?

Weight Loss Gain 5lb/Lose 5lb: Vicious Cycle! Mar 12 2012
17:51 (UTC)
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It's really quite amazing how much control I have for 2 weeks and how little control I have the next two weeks. I typically can plan healthy meals during TTOM, but I have no control over my snacking. I really have no suggestions as to how to avoid it. At least nothing that I've been able to follow myself.

I am becoming increasingly worried that any weight I am losing in these cycles is muscle loss. So I've decided to put more focus on weight lifting and trying to eat a little bit more protein. I will be able tell you in a couple weeks if that makes a difference in my control/out of control cycle.

Weight Loss Weight loss for different women body shapes Mar 10 2012
00:04 (UTC)
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This has been one of the most entertaining threads I've ever read on CC. Thank you to everyone who participated.  

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 09 2012
16:23 (UTC)
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Age: 29

Height: 5'4"

GW by end of March: 134

2/25/12 - 137.2

3/2/12 - 137.2

3/9/12 - 135.4

This is a lot of weight lost for me in one week. Since I've been eating less this past week, some of that weight loss is probably due to the fact I have less food in my stomach now than I did at that time last week. But I can probably assume that some of it is fat loss. Only time will tell I guess.

 

Fitness Pain in knee, should I stop running? Mar 07 2012
23:18 (UTC)
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I've had knee problems from running in the past and it was almost always because my hips were weak and my pelvis was not aligned. My pain was usually around my knee cap.  If one hip drops when you run, it could cause your knee cap to not track correctly which can cause irritation. I think this is a common reason for runner's knee. And it supposedly affects women more than men because women have wider hips and more of an angle between their hips and knees.

You probably should rest a bit from running, but I would also recommend side leg lifts for both the inner and outer thighs and other general core exercises (butt, hamstrings, back, abs)

I've also had knee pain on a spinning bike. I found that it helped if I put my seat back a little further so my knees didn't go in front of my toes at all and pushed down with my heels rather than my toes. But I don't actually know that much about biking. That's just what helped me. 

Weight Loss What do you count? Mar 07 2012
21:30 (UTC)
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This is why I like the trend line on the weight log. Having your weight go consistently down over time is the only way you will know if you have "fat loss." Because a lot of things could affect day to day fluctuations. That's why they say you should weight yourself at the same time everyday, preferably in the morning after using the bathroom. But even then you can have fluctuations. If I eat a lot of food one day, I know the next morning I am going to weigh more just because there will still be a lot of food in body that hasn't run its course yet. It doesn't mean I have gained a lot of fat in one day.  You can drive yourself crazy with this which is why some people suggest only weighing yourself once a week.

Personally, I would probably say my weight was whatever it was on the day I was supposed to be weighing in. But that's just my Type A personality speaking.

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 07 2012
16:32 (UTC)
106

Beccaanic - how is NROLW working for you? I just got the book from the library.

Calorie Count The New & Improved Calorie Count Dashboard Mar 06 2012
17:59 (UTC)
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I had set my calorie intake at a specific number rather than letting CCI calculate it everyday. But I still had the burn meter to show me what my BMR plus my activity was for the day. I put my activity level at sedentary and logged my exercise hoping to get a more accurate number for the calories I burned. I then set my calorie intake level higher than my BMR at sedentary because I exercise most days.

However, with the new format, the "remaining" number seems to add the calorie intake I set plus my activity, which overstates my calorie burn by about 200 calories. If you keep the new format, you need to remove the option to set your own calorie intake. 

But I think it would be simpler to switch back to a calories consumed minus calories burned format. Instead you have calories consumed minus calories burned during exercise equals calories consumed minus some number that we cannot see and don't know where it is coming from.

Games & Challenges March Weight-Loss Challenge Mar 05 2012
18:52 (UTC)
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Langey - what kind of exercise do you normally do? I personally like to run and it's easy for me to do that regularly. But it's hard for me to stick to a weight routine because I find it boring.

Sedouglass - Good luck in your 5k! It's hard to lose weight when you are training for a race because all the extra miles make you so hungry. I know the feeling.

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