[nabs] OT the weight challenge as a lady
tyler at tysdomain.com
Tue Mar 22 03:33:29 GMT 2011
Usually weight (and thus BMI) can be a bit misleading because muscle
mass is actually from what I understand heavier than the mass from
bodyfat. If you want to lose weight, I really recommend you keep going
with your diet as-is. The treadmill can be a bit rough sometimes, but
you have to bite the bullet and do it. incline doesn't matter so much,
it does make it easier/harder, but it's not a huge factor. Just time
yourself, and be sure to increase. walk for a bit, then jog, then walk.
go for how ever long you can and then a bit longer, always have water to
sip while you're at it. I've also found that music helps kind of get you
into it. Last, there is a bar (I got mine at Wallmart), that you can
assemble and it hangs over the door. I weigh about 170, and since you're
shorter I'll assume you weigh a lot less and it easily holds my weight.
it comes with some straps, you put your arms in and pull your knees to
your chest. Time yourself, do sets of 10. What would really help you is
just toning up your stomach. You will lose some obviously in the
process, but once you've toned it down it will be less of an issue. This
is just some of what I've found through observation. I love working out
and that, so that's my solution to the weight issue. Foods may or may
not be a problem for you, depending on how your metabolism works. I know
some people that can eat tons of fatty foods and have no problem with
it, I know others who start gaining weight when they slip.
On 3/21/2011 8:55 PM, bookwormahb at earthlink.net wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’ve battled the weight and appearance issue particularly in the
> recent years; my mother got upset about this once I gained weight upon
> going to Marymount University, MU, and eating some unhealthy food
> there. The freshman 15 is true! Not that I gained 15 pounds but did
> gain some weight. It was a slow weight gain and I hardly noticed it
> until I put on different clothes.
> BTW I lost those six or seven pounds I gained at Marymount university,
> MU. But of course I’m still overweight and my mom isn’t satisfied.
> I wish colleges such as MU would provide more healthy food; most is
> grilled, fried or just plain greasy!
> I am about five feet and I am apple shaped, meaning my fat tissue is
> in my middle, the abdominal area.
> I am a girl, so image in this society plays a part.
> My Body mass index, BMI, is not 30, the obese category. BMI is
> a person’s weight over height squared.
> But its not far off.
> BMI is a scale. The 18-24 range is normal weight and overweight is 25-29.
> I mentioned my height and sex and where the weight shows since it does
> affect your image and health.
> Weight around the abdomin area, apple shape, is associated with more
> health risks. I took a health class in college.
> I should lose weight to fit in a dress for a wedding in early May and
> to have a better weight overall.
> Its been a struggle. I already eat more whole grains and some complex
> For instance cereal such as Cheerios for breakfast. I drink no fat milk.
> I eat little red meat; I eat chicken and pork primarily. I do not eat
> fried food or drink sodas.
> I have some fruit but could probably do better there. The worse food
> I eat is chips which I eat at lunch with a sandwich.
> So I say it’s a struggle because I have eaten healthily for several
> years and do not see many results. I live with parents and my mother
> has to eat low carbs due to health issues anyway. If I have carbs,
> they are the complex kind, like potatoes, not the refined kind!
> I do not eat the bad stuff that is obvious like fries, donuts, and pizza.
> I might add that I weigh less than in years past. Yet I cannot fit in
> a size 14 dress!
> What suggestions do you have for diet? How do you feel full on less
> If I eat less I won’t feel full.
> I drink water at night, but sometimes I still get the hunger and crave
> something. Its probably cause I’m stressed too!
> Another issue I see is that being blind I cannot participate in as
> much games or fitness; I cannot run out and shoot basketball or soccer.
> I like to move and have fun; but its just that I feel options are limited.
> I belong to a gym, but classes rely on seeing an instructor lead
> classes. I have not found them too accomodating.
> I tried a cardio kickboxing class and it was a disaster as I could not
> follow the fast pace!
> I have done spinning, a bike workout to music. That is the most
> I cannot go to the gym often and I do not feel motivated to workout
> at home due to the fact we have an old treadmill in the back basement.
> You cannot incline it and the environment just is too stagnant or
> something being in the basement!
> I do moves in place, usually jumping jacks, but its not enough, not
> enough to burn lots of calories, but does fulfill my health physical
> activity requirement. We need thirty minutes of physical activity a
> day. So physical activity combines any actual aerobic exercise and
> other movement like stair walking, bending and walking outside like
> when I walk to classes.
> I wish someone would make a described workout video for aerobics!
> Anyway, I just wondered how you all deal with this and what worked for
> My mom says its all my fault; well obviously she doesn’t admit weight
> is partly genetic, and studies indicate that fat in the mid section is
> the hardest to lose.
> Women my shape will lose fat from the top down. So, the place you
> want to lose the fat is the last place it will come off!
> Its opposite. Where you put on the fat is the last place to lose it.
> I just had to vent. I’m tired of being accused I drink too many sodas
> and juices when I never drink them except when I’m out at a restaurant.
> As for juices, only at lunch time. I cut back that at night. Sometimes
> I don’t even have it at lunch and stick with plain tap water.
> I’m tired of hearing I eat too many sweets when actually yes I have
> some. But its during lunch time or as a snack; not at night.
> I could cut back on that I suppose and eat another snack instead. But
> fruit never fills me up.
> Maybe something healthier like rice cakes or low fat peanut
> butter/creakers. I don’t know.
> But I am not this overeating junk food aholic my mother thinks I am.
> Let me know your ideas.
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