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This is me now 135lbs. doesnt actually look that bad but im hiding the worst part with a tulip dress

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    Hi, thanks for adding me as your friend.

    I wanted to answer your question about TURBO Jam. It is a extremely successful weightloss program that teaches you kickboxing, anerobics, polymetrics, and caporeia all into one. They are all videos that get energized and moving.

    For more detailed information I would like you to visti the turbo jam website @


    I would also encourage you to join the turbo jam team, called turbo jammers to get more info and success stories.The leader is Chalean Johnson, she is intensely motivational, exercise will not be boring anymore to you

    4160 days ago
    I always eat carbs. I'm a registered dietitian, so all of my schooling has taught me how necessary carbs are for living!! You even noticed that you have more energy with them - carbs are our bodies main source of energy! Everyone should eat a minimum of 130 g/day to say mentally and physically healthy.

    Now, stating that, keep in mind that you get carbs not only from bread, cereal, grains, and desserts, but also from milk, yogurt, all fruit, some veggies in low amounts, etc. So, it depends on what you're considering a carb. If you were really going carb free you'd be living off of meat. Even nuts have very small amounts of carbs.

    With all of that being said, I try not to eat a TON of breads, cereals, pancakes, etc, but I do like them and don't feel guilty when I eat them because we only purchase whole wheat/ whole grain foods so they're FULL of fiber and B vitamins! I do try to get the majority of my carbs from fruit, veggies, nuts, dairy, etc though. And to answer your question (kind of), yes avoiding too many breads, cereals, grains...does help me to lose weight a little bit. I do not think it's the "carbs" per se, but moreso just the added calories I take in when I'm eating them.

    I love a good PB&J though or a bowl of Kashi cereal! And my favorite food of all time - ice cream! :)
    4160 days ago
    Hi Rema! Thanks for visiting my Sparkpage and adding me as a friend. I'll add you as well. I'll be happy to give you any advice that I can. Let me start off by saying that I've struggled with my weight my whole life. I love food and use it to comfort myself as well as to reward myself. I've had to find other ways to deal with my emotions, but its a major struggle for me. Also, I'm not a perfect eater by any means. I probably still don't eat enough fruits or vegetables and I do not intentionally limit my carbs. I don't believe that carbs prevent you from losing weight. Especially if you're doing a lot of cardio, you need the carbs for energy and they'll burn off. A calorie is a calorie whether it comes from carbs, fat or protein. Eat more calories than you burn and you'll gain weight, period. According to the Spark Diet most of your calories should come carbs. Fruit counts as carbs too, but you're probably more concerned with bread, right? When I eat bread, pasta or cereal I try to make sure its whole grain. I eat a lot of oatmeal and when I make pancakes I usually use oatmeal in the batter. It tastes great and is very filling. What has helped me the most during my Spark journey is just being accountable for what I eat. Staying within my calorie range is my goal. I write down everything I eat every day. I slacked off during our Thanksgiving holiday, but generally, everything I eat and drink goes in my journal. To break through a plateau you can eat at the low end of your calorie range for several days during the week and spice up your workouts. I'll do intervals on the treadmill. I start by jogging for 10 minutes at 5 MPH. Then I'll sprint at 8 MPH for 1 minute and then I'll recover at 4 for 2 minutes I'll do this for about 15 minutes and then switch machines (elliptical or stairmaster) for 25 minutes. Just the change in my routine is usually enough to break through a plateau. You said you've taken up boxing. That's a great workout in itself! Try adding 1 minute bursts of jumping jacks to your routine. Honestly just a small change can be enough to break through a plateau. I'm a firm believer in mixing up my workouts. I never do the same workout twice. It's important to keep your body guessing so your fitness levels continue to grow. I'm glad you found Spark. I love this site too. I'm so happy with my progress and I feel better than ever! Please let me know if you have any more questions. You are doing so well. I think you already look great! But I understand what its like to want to drop those last stubborn pounds! You can do this! I'm cheering for you!!! emoticon Libbie
    4160 days ago
    Thanks! You look great too! I was stuck at 133 for a long time. That was what I had gotten up to and just couldn't budge it. 117 is where I feel really healthy and comfortable, but it's very hard for me to maintain that weight, so I'd be happy being somewhere around 120-123. It's tough though. I was down to 125 two days ago and I gained 2 pounds as of this morning from all of our good Thanksgiving foods!! Well, maybe we can keep up with each other!! Thanks for adding me!!
    4160 days ago
    We can do it Remmy !!!
    4162 days ago
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