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Round 1, 2012


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#126 QueenIanthe

Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

I am really enjoying the whole program. I am already mixing up the meals a bit but making sure I stay at the 1200 class. I was thrilled that I lost 1.6kgs this week so 3.7 since the program started. Very happy.

babaganoush-I sometimes do the 12 hour this between workouts and it is hard!

Alchemy-I was at 71.1kgs this morning so close to the 60's. I don't think I will see it next week as my period will be due but within two weeks for sure.

#127 ~Bean~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

I'm still here girls... struggling in a big way.
Only lost 500 grams over two weeks... very disheartening, and I had a great week last week, BUT I have no kitchen in my house, so my cooking ability is beyond limited!I have been sticking to 1200 calories though which is good!

So hopefully I get cooking stuff hooked back up this week... and can do the food much better.

#128 ~Alchemy~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

Oh bean.. that is no good! Chin up though - soon you'll have a kitchen back and you'll be off original.gif there's still 10 weeks plus the rest of your life to make up for it!

500g is still 500g and as long as that figure keeps going down, you're succeeding.

Good luck!

#129 ~Bean~

Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:39 AM

Cheers Alchemy!
I am still tracking every day and working out every day, so it's very frustrating.
I am actually concerned I potentially need to eat more, because I burn on average 700 - 800 calories in gym glass, up to 900 in boxing and over 800 in a smidge over an hour walking.

I'll keep plugging away and hopefully it all gels really nicely for me.

#130 ~Alchemy~

Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

Those are some high calorie burns! I assume you're using a HRM?

I run for an hour and 10 mins and only burn about 700cals!!

Glad you're not giving up.

#131 ~Bean~

Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

I have an FT60 HRM. It's purple!

Yeah big numbers, I know but I know I can't cheat with how high they go?

#132 babaganoush

Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi all,

How was weigh in today?  Bean - better results?  my fingers are crossed for you.

I lost 0.4kg so am 0.3kg from my goal weight.  I'd hoped to get there this week just to have it over and done with but aren't crushed to be a little off still.

My workouts are going well though I never reached the required cal burn.  Just can't get there.  Even my SSS this weekend - I did a 45 min circuit class then 45 min of the workout plan and still only just got over 800 cal.  I literally had no time left to keep going to get up to 1000cal.

I hope your kitchen is organised by now too, Bean.

What's news everyone?  original.gif

#133 ~Bean~

Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

Hey babaganoush... I am still here.
Kitchen is nearly fnished, waiting for bench tops and it is ready! Hurrah!

I lost 700gms this week, and am hoping I get a great number next week.

Since I have no uterus, I am unsure how cycles affect me anymore, so I have NFI where I am and what's doing, so hopefully i figure that out soon too!

Hey babaganoush... I am still here.
Kitchen is nearly fnished, waiting for bench tops and it is ready! Hurrah!

I lost 700gms this week, and am hoping I get a great number next week.

Since I have no uterus, I am unsure how cycles affect me anymore, so I have NFI where I am and what's doing, so hopefully i figure that out soon too!

#134 QueenIanthe

Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

We have been quiet! I had a gain the week before last so I was not doing so well and my exercise had slipped. But I re did the fitness test and I was beginner at the start and have moved into intermediate. So that was good. AND I jogged the whole km. I jogged for 7 mins and 20 secs. That is extraordinary for me! So while I have struggled I will keep ploughing on.

How is everyone else doing?

#135 ~Bean~

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

I have struggled big time these last two weeks!
I can see why and recognise the excuses, so this week I am JFDI and hoping it just becomes routine.

#136 loubee

Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:29 PM

I'm here and still going although have up and down days - today is good and will be a good total cal burn by the end of many cals. I'm loosely following Lean & Strong (3 weight days then a PT session on Friday) and running as training for a marathon. So far down 2.7 with 3.5 to go. Only small amounts each week but as long as it keeps coming off I'm happy.

How did everyones milestone/week 4 fitness test go? I improved on everything but the wall squat, legs were knackered from the test and last 2 running days so wasn't surprising. Still something to improve on for week 8.

Lanthe well done on the run, keep at it.

Bean just keep doing the best you can, some days are good some are bad it's just remembering that and not letting one bad day ruin all the others that matter.
QUOTE (Bean™ @ 13/02/2012, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've also deviated from the meal plan, because i don't eat feta, ricotta or cottage cheese, avocado or vegemite!

Bean have you ever tried Quark Cottage Cheese OMG! Amazing.



#137 babaganoush

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

Hi all,

Things are progressing along well here.  I am in maintenance mode and managed to stay at exactly the same weight this week so can't do any better than that!!

My fitness test was great.  I took 42 secs off my time trial and am officially in the Advanced category.  Though I'm still following the Intermediate program as I prefer to mix up fitness and strength training rather than choosing just one.

My mini-milestone ended up being reached a week early but I repeated it on the weekend - on Saturday mornings at my small gym there are a group of super fit people who do the boxfit class at 8 am and stay on for the circuit class at 9 am.  For over a year now I've struggled through just the circuit class and dreamed of being fit enough to do both.

And I have, two weeks in a row now!  biggrin.gif   I'm smashing it!!

Eating-wise, I've definitely found I'm better off not trying to eat a little bit of a treat cos it just makes me want more rather than satisfying me.  So no more berry muffins for this house.  One wasn't enough!!

Most importantly though, my body fat % has dropped over 2.5% which is above my goal of 0.5% per week.  I just need to keep it up now that I'm not wanting to loose any more weight.  Not sure how easy that will be.  I'm having lots of protein as snacks at the moment.

#138 QueenIanthe

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

It's great to read your updates. I have been completely on track this week. Exercised each day-even got up early this morning to make it to the gym because I have sick kids and knew I wouldn't make it later. I suspected I was coming down with their cold too and I have but I am pleased I did something today.

Tomorrow I am just waiting and seeing how I feel before I make a decision about exercise.

#139 loubee

Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

QUOTE (babaganoush @ 14/03/2012, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Things are progressing along well here.  I am in maintenance mode and managed to stay at exactly the same weight this week so can't do any better than that!!

My fitness test was great.  I took 42 secs off my time trial and am officially in the Advanced category.  Though I'm still following the Intermediate program as I prefer to mix up fitness and strength training rather than choosing just one.

Well done Babganoush on the mini milestone, maintenance and time trial, awesome.

The Advanced Lean and Fit is just the advanced version of intermediate - cardio and weights. You should give it a go because you'll kill it!

How are you feeling Lanthe, hope it hasn't turned into a cold.


#140 babaganoush

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Thanks Loubee.  I had a look at the AL&S program but seemed to not have as many cardio days.  I might see how I go.

I've had a terrible weekend, a write-off unfortunately.  It was my DD2s 3rd birthday party this morning so I had way too much cake and lollies for lolly bags in the house and didn't have any self control...

Then, we've had two more kids party this afternoon (at the same park which was handy) for DS and DD1 so I have nibbled all afternoon too.  DH is interstate for work so I have missed today's core session (normally do Fridays stretch / core on Sundays) just to exasperate the badness.  I might try to the core work tonight after the kids go to bed but I'm pretty knackered.  I've been on my feet all day and was up late last night organising things for the brunch party.

Oh well, a new day and new week tomorrow.  Hopefully I can have a few good days to counteract the bad.  It's my first blowout since I signed up for the 12wbt in mid-January.  So there's no need to get too caught up in it.  Time to move on.  original.gif

How was everyone else's weekend?

#141 QueenIanthe

Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

I have had the best week with both food and exercise this week. However now I am incredibly sick and I'm on antibiotics. I am expecting a big loss on Wednesday.

#142 QueenIanthe

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

I lost 1.6kgs this week to bring me down to 69.4kgs which mean I have a BMI of 24.9. I am pretty happy this morning original.gif I love this program. The mental changes I have made are blowing me away.

#143 babaganoush

Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

Fantastic result Lanthe!!  You must be so happy (and sick at the same time!!)

Well, despite my terrible weekend I managed to lose 0.5kg so I very surprised and happy.

I guess it just goes to show that if I do my exercise and have my nutrition spot-on the majority of the time, I'll be ok.

I'm so excited that I have 1 3/4 hours to myself this afternoon as the twins are at school and DD2 starts Kindergarten today - she finally turned 3 on Monday.  So no kids and no work for the first time in 5.5 years!!

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And you know how I'm spending my time???  At the GYM!!  tongue.gif

#144 QueenIanthe

Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

You know your life has changed when you are happy to spend your time alone at the gym laughing2.gif

Enjoy your afternoon!

#145 SDEE

Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

Hi everyone, Im thinking of signing up for the next one, any tips for anyone new to this program.... what are the good and bad bits? is it worth the investment (time and money) thanks in advance

#146 babaganoush

Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE
You know your life has changed when you are happy to spend your time alone at the gym


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DH wasn't impressed.  He planned to have the afternoon off for a little "afternoon delight" for the first time in years and arrived home to me in my gym gear!!  I told him if I didn't go to the gym then I would miss for the day as I had a Kinder committee meeing last night.

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I'm in trouble!


#147 CSF

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

I would like to know also if this is a good program. Do they have a vegetarian option?
Many thanks!

#148 MegzG

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (*sugababe* @ 23/03/2012, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would like to know also if this is a good program. Do they have a vegetarian option?
Many thanks!


There is quite a few vegetarian recipes as my DH is always complaining that we seem to not be eating any meat. it does make the shopping trolley alot cheaper.

#149 QueenIanthe

Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (SDEE @ 21/03/2012, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everyone, Im thinking of signing up for the next one, any tips for anyone new to this program.... what are the good and bad bits? is it worth the investment (time and money) thanks in advance


I think it is brilliant. If you sign up make sure you do all the pre season tasks and watch the videos-the mindset changes have been by far the best part and the thing that has made it possible to stick with it. The food is yummy (although I don't  always eat exactly what the plan is I stick to the calories) and I never exercised 6 months ago and I did 6 gym classes this week.

QUOTE (*sugababe* @ 23/03/2012, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would like to know also if this is a good program. Do they have a vegetarian option?
Many thanks!


Yes they do.

QUOTE (babaganoush @ 22/03/2012, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH wasn't impressed.  He planned to have the afternoon off for a little "afternoon delight" for the first time in years and arrived home to me in my gym gear!!  I told him if I didn't go to the gym then I would miss for the day as I had a Kinder committee meeing last night.


roll2.gif

Maybe you could have worn your heart rate monitor wink.gif

#150 Guest_HopeFaithLove_*

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

I have registered my interest to start when the next program begins, but could someone please explain to me how the program works and how much it costs?

Thanks  biggrin.gif




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