Fat 2 Fabulous http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814 My journey to lose 55 lbs. in 6 months en All rights reserved Weight loss extrapounds v2 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 1440 http://www.extrapounds.com/images/avatars/users/hope814.gif Avatar http://www.extrapounds.com/ 100 100 My journey to lose 55 lbs. in 6 months 12 pounds down http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814/comments/522035/12-pounds-down <div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px">I lost a total of 9 lbs. on the cabbage soup diet and 1/2 in. on my hips. I was done with cbs 3 days ago. Iam still dieting, well eating right, counting cals etc. and exercising. I am down 12 pounds in 9 days and have lost a total of 1in. on hips and bust and 1/2 in. in waist. I fugure if I can lose 5 lbs. a week I'll be at my desired weight by mid april.!! I've read that the healthiest weightloss is 2lbs. a week and even then by the end of May I'll be 13 lbs. above my desired weight. So I'm aiming for 5 a week.&nbsp;<div style="margin-top: 5px"><div></div></div><div>Now I've been working out twice a day and let me say that I've never felt so OLD! The first day I worked out, I tried abunch and couldnt keep up at all, so I was searching youtube for &nbsp;a low impact cardio workout, just to get me started because by this point my confidence that I could do this was way low. I eventually found a workout I could keep up with, since I managed to finish it through to the end and continue for 20 min more on another workout, it boosted my confidence a little. The only thing that made me feel bad was that it was a workout aimed at 50+ years old and was designed so as not to hurt their kness etc. NOW I just turned 30 so this had me feeling pretty crumby but it also gave me the motivation to work out twice a day, because I actually realized how much Ive neglected myself and if I kept on that way for the next 15 years Id be a walking heart attack. Sooooooo, thats me trying to see the bright side of things: YES I am HORRIBLY overweight and out of shape, BUT I finally realized the extremity of it and am willingly doing something about it.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><img src="http://www.extrapounds.com/thm/images/users/284850889d8552f15fb9c1d76f8391f3.jpg"> <a href="http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814/comments/522035/12-pounds-down">Comments(2)</a> 522035 Thursday, December 1, 2011 23:03:16 Diet experiment #1: The Cabbage Soup Diet http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814/comments/521911/diet-experiment-1-the-cabbage-soup-diet <div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px; "><div style="margin-top: 5px; "><div style="margin-top: 5px; "><div style="margin-top: 5px; "><div style="margin-top: 5px; "><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><font color="#cc0066" style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; text-align: -webkit-auto; ">Started the CSD on Feb. 4th. I am now almost done with day three. I've went from 160 lbs. to 153 since Sat. Feb. 4th!<img src="http://www.extrapounds.com/thm/images/mooeditable/msn/teeth_smile.gif"></font></b></font></p><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; text-align: -webkit-auto; margin-top: 5px; "><div></div></div><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal; text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><font color="#cc0066">The cabbage diet is:</font></b></font></div><p style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; "></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day One:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Fruit:</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Eat all of the fruit you want (EXCEPT BANANAS). Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. For drinks- unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.</font></font></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day Two:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Vegetables:</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Eat until you are stuffed will all fresh, raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat leafy green vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinner, reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter. Do not eat fruit today.</font></font></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day Three:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Mix Days One and Two:</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Eat all the soup, fruits (but not bananas) and vegetables you want. NO BAKED POTATO.</font></font></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day Four:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Bananas and Skim Milk:</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you would like on this day, along with your soup. This day is supposed to lessen your desire for sweets.</font></font></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day Five:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Beef And Tomatos:</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomtoes. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water this day to wash the uric acid from your body. Eat your soup at least once this day. You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (but absolutely no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef one one of the beef days (but not both).</font></font></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day Six:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Beef and Vegetables.</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Eat to your heart's content of beef and vegetables this day. You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables. NO BAKED POTATO. Eat your soup at least once.</font></font></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font color="#990099"><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Day Seven:&nbsp;</b></font><b style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables:</b><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&nbsp;Again STUFF,STUFF,STUFF yourself. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.</font></font></p><p style="text-align: left; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; "><span style="color: rgb(204, 0, 102); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; text-align: -webkit-auto; ">Find more info. at:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com/eating-plan/">http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com/eating-plan/</a></p><p style="text-align: left; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; "><span style="color: rgb(204, 0, 102); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; text-align: -webkit-auto; ">I have followed the plan with no slip ups so far. This diet can be hard, the hardest part for me so far is wanting to eat something with more flavor and substance, for example last night I was dying for a bowl of cereal BUT that is not allowed ! I even poured a serving and almost ate it but then I dumped it out. I must give myself a pat on the back for this!!! This diet does help reduce cravings and is shrinking my stomach. Last night I was allowed a baked potato for dinner. I was stuffed from one potato and it was a medium sized red potato.</span><span style="line-height: 24px; text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font face="Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif">&nbsp;</font></span><span style="color: rgb(204, 0, 102); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; text-align: -webkit-auto; ">Well, so far so good. I'll put in my measurements and any additional&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(204, 0, 102); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; text-align: -webkit-auto; ">weight loss or struggles from this diet. So far its proving to be a&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(204, 0, 102); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; text-align: -webkit-auto; ">great kick start to losing 55 lbs.</span></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: left; "><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "></font></p><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; text-align: -webkit-auto; "><font size="-1" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><font color="#cc0066">I also did 20 min. of a zumba dvd and felt like I was going to pass out. How did I get so fat? Oh yeah sitting on my couch for the past 2 years!</font></font></div><p style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; "></p><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-top: 5px; "><div></div></div><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; "></div></div><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; "></div></div><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; "></div></div><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; "></div></div><div style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; "></div></div><div></div></div><div></div></div> <a href="http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814/comments/521911/diet-experiment-1-the-cabbage-soup-diet">Comments(0)</a> 521911 Friday, December 2, 2011 00:07:04 Phentermine starting date 2/4/12 weight 160 measurements 39.5-36-45.5 http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814/comments/521907/phentermine-starting-date-2-4-12-weight-160-measurements-395-36-455 <div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div style="margin-top: 5px"><span style="color: rgb(204, 0, 102); ">4 years ago I started Phentermine along with diet and exercise and lost 55 pounds in 11 months. 2 years ago a lot of things in my life changed, I ended up relocating to another state and didnt realize until it was too late that it was a very secluded area, with mainly retired folks. Not having anyone around and nothing much to do, I got quite depressed and my new eating and lifestyle habits I had learned to live by slowly were forgotten. Food and sitting around in front of the t.v. became my life. Now 2 years and 55 pounds later I happened to see a picture that was taken of me that was very much a slap in the face or like a cold bucket of water being dumped over my head! I couldn't believe I let all that hard work go down the drain, because it does feel like it was for nothing considering I'm back to where I started. So now I'm starting again and this time I'm determined to keep the weight off. Since I have so much time on my hands I intend to research weight loss, healthy dieting, different types of diets, exercise programs etc.</span></div><div style="margin-top: 5px"><font color="#cc0066">I plan to lose 55 lbs. by July 1st. Averaging at 10 pounds per month. During these 6 months I will be experimenting with numerous fad diets, tricks and tips that I will be researching online. The first one is Phentermine, I will be taking Phentermine, dieting and exercising as well. I will post daily my diet, exercise, food intake and what diet, tricks and tips I'm currently trying. I will put in my measurements every Monday, but post my weight every couple days.</font><div style="margin-top: 5px"><div></div></div><div></div></div><div style="margin-top: 5px">Happy dieting, wish me luck!&nbsp;<img src="/thm/images/mooeditable/msn/regular_smile.gif"></div><div style="margin-top: 5px">Here is the horrible pic...Don't you hate when someone takes your picture and you don't even know? Well, in this case it was a wake up call.</div><div style="margin-top: 5px"><br></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><img src="http://www.extrapounds.com/thm/images/users/e42b5bc7faf7c82b3c8d026e0298c9b1.jpg"> <a href="http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/hope814/comments/521907/phentermine-starting-date-2-4-12-weight-160-measurements-395-36-455">Comments(0)</a> 521907 Friday, December 2, 2011 00:07:03