I should really buy the series...
Only problem is that I don't like being tied down to a package like that.
If I did P90X, would I have to follow their diet to get results?
Amazing transformation, you look awesome! I love seeing before & after photos - thanks for posting!
I too love seeing before and after photos. Thanks for sharing.
I dohave a couple of questions in regards to your nutriton plan, did you keep a food journal? or use a specific site to track calories? And would you mind sharing a sample menu?
first off you look amazing!!!! you make my little 5lbs that i have been trying to lose seem insignificant. i have skimmed this post and came across your macro breakdown of you diet. Would you be kind enough to post what a typical day looks like for your diet and how many cals you eat? i'm struggling to find a balance and i'm having weekly binges basically b/c i think i'm undereating throughout the week.
Hey there...I have enjoyed reading about your success and THANKS so much for helping me find fitday. It is really helping me with logging what I eat and being more aware and planning ahead. I noticed that you work 12 hr nights :} I do too. So when I work a night shift and if I am off the next day I usually take about a 3-4 hr nap and then get up the rest of the day and go to bed like normal at night. I am assuming I would not eat a typical 1200 cal or so that day but it will be less because of the adjusted wake/sleep time. I do okay for figuring it out on the nights I work cuz I just back up my meals to take place later. Also what do you do to keep your protein up mine is a little low.
I love your before and after pics. They have given me the extra shove I needed after losing 30# and being at a standstill that is totally because of what I have been eating.
I hope you are feeling better with your Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I enjoyed your blog as well.
congrats again on your success. I'm struggling with a measly 5-8lbs that won't budge. Are you doing STS? I'm finding that I think my body does better with more cardio. How many cals did you eat per day to lose all of your weight?
Hi kariev, Thanks! I did start STS but then had to stop due to health reasons. I just had surgery (thyroid removed) 12 days ago and still need a bit of time to recover, but I hope to start STS later in the summer.
I think everyone's body needs a little different formula, but IMO #1 is DIET (can't stress this enough), #2 is strength training and #3 is cardio. Not saying you don't need cardio--beneficial in so many ways, I just think nutrition and strength training do a lot more to change the shape of the body. I'm sure some people would disagree, this is just what has worked for me. I saw huge improvement in my shape when I increased strength and decreased cardio.
During my weight loss I started at about 1700 cals and as I lost weight I kept decreasing cals by 200 or so--went down to around 1200 (some days less, some more). Now to maintain my weight at 122-125 lbs I eat between 1700-1800 cals and this is with minimal exercise since I'm recovering from surgery. I pretty much ate close to the Zone program, about 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat.
Keep up the great work, you can do it!