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  • What kind of yoga are you interested in? I love Kundalini yoga but that is mainly a spiritual practice. There are so many kinds - Hatha, Ashtanga, Power yoga, and others. Some focus on poses, some also do breathing and chanting, and there are also some kinds where you move the whole time, through poses, some more…
  • All I did was take 9 months to lose 30 lbs to get from a bmi of overweight, and now I am in the middle of the "normal" or "healthy" bmi and I am currently maintaining. I did it by eating at a 20% reduction, as advised by many calorie calculators, approved by my doctors and personal trainers, and now I am eating at my TDEE…
  • That my opinions are extreme are... a matter of opinion. However neither my calorie intake nor my post about animal products was based on my opinion. I sought the advice of experts in both instances. I would redirect you to read the entire post about the 1104 calories, as well as other replies in this thread, because I…
  • Unfortunately, my family says mean things to each other all the time, about any and all topics. This just hurt because I had worked so hard to lose the weight, and I got these big honking arm muscles and sweet abs now and I am so proud of them. Also I think it I was hurt because the last time I was at this weight, they…
  • No, they just have the photos which you have seen. I live in Denmark and they live in Alabama. They haven't seen my eating habits since Christmas 2012. They have no idea my calorie intake or daily meals or anything. That being said, I follow the calorie calculations based mainly on this website:…
  • No, they would not be concerned by my calorie intake at all, as that information was accurate; if you read the post, it continues to say that these numbers are okay if... you are short, and any calorie calculator will tell you the same. My sister is a nurse as well as also being a shortie, so she is well aware of the…
  • wow! I wouldn't be nervous to post that! GREAT JOB! That is amazing. I bet you have more energy for the kids too.
  • Thanks for all the kind words everybody. I know I feel good, and I like that I can wear my old pretty clothes I used to wear, and now instead of being exhausted when I carry my son, I can walk for miles with him in my arms. It's so nice to hear supportive comments instead of insane family ones lol! Thanks again all. :)
  • And for comparison, here is my face before: And after:
  • WOW, great job! Good lord, yes you do look 20 years younger too. I bet you feel like it too.
  • You can lose weight on either a meaty or a vegan/vegetarian diet. That being said, you will be healthier and live longer if you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. About 2 months ago the University of Southern California completed an 18-year-long study which reported that eating meat was as bad for us as smoking. This upsets a…
  • To lose fat and gain muscle, eat at maintenance (your "TDEE") and do weights/strength training. Check it out at http://scoobysworkshop.com/accurate-calorie-calculator/ It is a free site where you can see exactly what to eat for your goals, and see exactly what your TDEE etc. is and all that. Set your goal as "lose fat,…
  • For short-term tummy filling, just keep making cups and cups of tea (herbal or decaf if you need!) without sugar or milk. After a week, it stops tasting nasty and you actually start to crave it as a treat (try it! it works!) Long term stress relief: exercise hard and regularly. After a 13 year long time with depression and…
  • You are eating too many calories. What is probably happening - unless you are working out 2 - 3 hours a day to get those 300 - 500 cal estimates - you are logging too many calories burned and therefore eating back too many exercise calories, and this means instead of being at a deficit, you are actually eating at…
  • I just started Jillian's ripped in 30. Different DVD but can I tag along also?
  • Add me! I live in Denmark with my husband and son, no family here and only a couple of close friends. I just use facebook and myfitness pal a lot.
  • I work out FOR my kid. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't need to be in shape and I probably would not exercise at all! You certainly do not have to pick between the two, and you certainly don't need to do more than 45 - 60 min of working out, unless you simply WANT to do it. Grab a couple of Jillian Michaels DVD's, and…
  • Thanks everybody! On a realistic note, my bathing suit is hiding a c-section scar and some very wrinkly loose skin from the pregnancy, both of which I am very proud of :)
  • I found I lost MORE weight the month I was not exercising and therefore not eating back exercise calories (had a back injury). I finally figured out what it was. MFP's estimate of calories burned for most exercises is way too high, sometimes 4 or 5 times more than you are actually burning. Get one of those heart rate…
  • Just don't do weights everyday. I know a lot of dancers and athletes that do cardio almost every day, but apparently you have to rest for weights to do their job (the muscles are actually being built/toned on your rest day, not the day you do the weights. Lifting weights causes microscopic tears which are repaired and…
  • even though I had gone from 144 lbs to 118, nobody noticed until I started buying smaller clothes to show off my figure. Now everybody thinks I am "so skinny" even though all I did was get some new clothes. They just can't see it if you are wearing baggy clothes. Just bought myself a $5 dress at the 2nd hand shop and…
  • Hello! I am not from the UK - I am from the USA - but my hubby is from Shropshire. We live in Denmark and we pop over to the UK all the time. I am mainly vegetarian and I used to be vegan, so if you have any questions or need any tips about recipes or anything, let me know! It is almost impossible to be veggie here in DK…
  • I have an almost 4 year old. For the first 3 years I didn't do any exercise and still had my baby belly. I had no energy to play with him. Then I started doing 25 min of Jillian Michael's DVD's every day since last August, have lost the weight, and now I actually have the ENERGY to play with my kid! Just commit to doing…
  • Wow, big difference! Congrats on a great job!
  • Jillian Michaels says to do weights before cardio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOp6dazlj4c
  • yes fox news covered it, but it was also published by the university which did the study, the University of Southern California: http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/59199/meat-and-cheese-may-be-as-bad-for-you-as-smoking/ as well as legitimate magazines and papers:…
  • congrats! you look great! And triple congrats that your depression and anxiety are better. mine has gone away too since starting to exercise. awesome news!
  • Hello! I would say it sounds like you are doing everything right. There are four things I can think of that might help. 1. The most important thing is to measure every single thing you eat, down to mustard and sauces, everything. 2. Use a heart rate monitor or a different website's estimate for calories you burn - don't…
  • The African word for okra is "gumbo" so gumbo is the PERFECT food for okra. There are lots of recipes around for gumbo with a bunch of meats, sausages, and shrimp or crawdads (crayfish) however the most traditional and common is vegetarian and very low calorie and low fat. The calories come in depending on how much rice…
  • I live in Europe, though I am not Dutch, nor can I speak it. Feel free to add though if you like, I live in Denmark.
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