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5/24/13 11:19 A

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All of the advice so far has been great. I would just like to throw a couple resources out there for bodyweight training. There's a website bodyrock.tv that uses nothing but bodyweight. If the videos show weights or equipment, the exercise can easily be modified to train without any of that stuff.

The other resource, and don't let the name discourage you, is the Tough Mudder training program. It's burpees, jumping jacks, pushups, planks, etc. You can find that training program at toughmudder.com/tough-mudder-boot-ca
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As for food, I definitely recommend eating MORE healthy foods (including nuts for fats). As your body adjusts to having what it needs to burn fat, it'll stop hanging on to unnecessary energy sources. Good luck with your training! And you look GREAT!

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5/24/13 7:24 A

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Strength training can be done with body weight only. Weights are good, but body weight exercises can be equally challenging.

Eating several small meals/snacks throughout the day becomes an easy habit, particularly if you prepare ahead. And with young'uns in the house, it is a help. I make a double batch of protein muffins and/or protein bars and keep them in the fridge and freezer, so there is always something substantial and healthy at hand. Add some fruit, yogurt, whatever and you have a meal.

Just throwing ideas out there. We all want to see you succeed - even if it is just getting through just one day. ;)

Enjoy your journey!

Laura
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5/23/13 2:45 P

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Laura-
No offense taken at all! :)
I think there are many days that I don't take in enough calories. Then I end up feeling the effects of the low intakes and end up eating quite a bit to compensate. It's hard for me to make myself eat more on a regular basis. And having two young kids, sometimes it's just hard to eat and drink in general! I really don't "need" to lose weight... I'd jsut like to in order to feel better about myself. Weight training would help, but I don't own any equipment for that aw home and really hate workout videos! :)

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5/23/13 9:35 A

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Hi, I personally think that we eat way to much protein and not enough starch. I would recommend you eat something very filling. Try a baked potato with barbeque sauce, I even like it cold, slice it up and dip it in the sauce. Fruit or vegetables with a high water content will help keep you full longer too.
And if you're increasing your mileage you probably need to increase how much you eat to make up for the extra calories you're burning. You're body is probably getting hungry after running because it does need more fuel.

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Hi!
I don't mean to be rude.
I am 5'7" and hovering below 140. I actually went to the doctor when I fell below 135 because I am getting too skinny. I am considered to have a light frame and am 50.
I cannot see anything but your profile pic, but at that height and weight, I have to believe that your weight is fine. But you are you, and I am me, so take that with the kindest of intentions.

On the flipside - sometimes we maintain and carry weight we don't want because we are not eating enough. Contrary to popular thought, but true nonetheless. Remember that your body requires so many calories just to lie in bed and exist. When you add activities to your day, you add fuel requirements. (Not to mention, strenuous activities will generally add body repair fuel requirements as well.) So you need to add all those calorie requirements together BEFORE you start removing calories to control your weight loss.

You might want to shift your balance - add more proteins, less carbs... it can all be trial and error - just make sure that the calories you take in are quality calories. You cannot out exercise a bad diet.

And last but not least, stop focusing on the scale. How do you feel?

Wishing you the best! ;)

Laura
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I'm 5'7.5 and about 129#. I'd love to lose about 5 lbs but am having a lot of hunger mid afternoons following my runs. I run early, at 5am prior to my kids waking up. Admittedly I don't eat well in the morning b/c I am ridiculously busy trying to feed my two kids and get us all ready after exercising. I often eat 3oz carrots and 2 TBSP of peanut butter in the afternoons but I don't always feel satisfied. To be honest I never really feel "full" unless I'm having a carb and a fat/PRO.... usually a whole wheat sandwich and cheese. I should say I'm not up to the levels of running that some of you are. During the week I only run 4 miles, weekends 5 although this weekend I was able to run 6 miles for the first time. For ME this is a lot of running, though I understand to most ppl this is very minimal. Any low volume, filling snack ideas or shared trackers would help. Thanks!

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