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Friday, February 03, 2017

One thing that has always been difficult with weight loss for me is that I do eat pretty healthy overall... but major weakness here CARBS! I eats lots of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, I like to eat more of a vegetarian diet so I have a pretty low fat intake overall. This usually sets me up for success when I do try to lose weight because its not that big of a change for me.. the only major change is carbs... that beautiful pasta, that gorgeous pizza, and those awesome muffins. While I always add veggies and use low calorie elements, ie greek yogurt etc, to make them, I always end up eating too much and then picking at them throughout the night. Thats where I always have to go hey you delicious carbs I got to leave you alone, I do that I lose weight. It's like I'm a junky I just have to say no..

I also have found that my healthy body prefers 6 to 8 hours of high intensity at a minimum of exercise a week. That ends up being quite a bit but when I am in peak shape I love it. Maintaining that during stressful overfull weeks is a nightmare but I have learned my natural healthy body type requires a lot of maintenance. The moment I am not working hard I gain... my body starts storing fat.... So while its easy for me to drop 20lbs in a snap with just diet and walking to make it count and to get into top shape... I have to work. I do enjoy it and I can see why genetically I have to do that, I come from a line of rugby players, mma fighters, and gymnasts. This means in order to really get my burn going I have to burn and get there.

This is just me and please don't judge me harshly for what my body needs. Believe me, I have ended up in many arguments with a few people online but this is what works for me. When I train I ended up being a little intense for most of the people I knew around me but I found that the professional dancers, performers, and athletes I knew loved to train with me because I could keep up. So now its trying to get back on my groove and bust a move. I have to limit my calorie intake and find my rhythm. Once I do that the lbs fall off. Keep it positive.. Take small gains... and the biggest one everyone falls but we just have to get back up. Never give up, never surrender!
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    Every body is different. Kudos to you for knowing what works for yours! To heck with what anyone else thinks about it, they don't have to ride around in your body- you do!! emoticon emoticon
    1634 days ago
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    Enjoyed reading your blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1635 days ago
    You have to know your own body. The months that I've had decent losses were times I had an avg of 10 hours a week of aerobic activity (I wouldn't say hard, I'd say moderate, 120-140bpm). I might be able to lower that if I did more strength training, but, it works for my lifestyle for now.
    1636 days ago
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    I think it's great that you have been able to work out with that intensity emoticon . Boy, I wish I could do that again. I have arthritis and disc problems that limits what I can do these day. Working out was always a big stress reliever for me. Now, it seems odd to lose weight without working out. I loved going to the gym.Then walking 5 miles a day. My day didn't feel complete unless I did.

    Regarding getting back up..I reached a point this winter where I felt I had failed so many times that I couldn't find my way back up. I think I have overcome that now.

    I wish you all the luck in the world on your weight loss journey. emoticon
    1636 days ago
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