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8/26/08 at 11:46am
So....I quit smoking. I know it ws metioned to give up a food related vice....but I'm not ready to give up my coffee (if ever) so smoking it is. I feel like that's going to give me more energy and empty time...time to move around more, lol.
Saturday, after walking my Herbie....my and my bf helped feenin4makeup move so we had the usual mover's delight...pizza and wine, lol. Ate badly...but walked earlier in the day with my dog and did some working out helping with the move.
i've decided im gonna try and lose 14lbs (a stone) before christmas
today i woke up so late! (like 2pm) lol and i've had a jelly pot (10 cals)
because my mums making me a huge sunday roast dinner.. even though it's not sunday but i can't wait for it!
then later i'm stayin at my boyfriends.. probs end up having something junk wise there but im gonna start doing my workout dvd tomorrow, usually for workouts i do sit ups, lunges etc. i need to start working harder
^ that makes me feel so guilty! I just went to the Toby Carvery for lunch and had the biggest plate full of food ever for a fiver
Anyway im joining this
Im 20 and 5'6"
3 weeks ago I was 12 stone // 168 lb
now im 11 stone 6 // 160 lb
Things Ive done:
- brought my own food to work
- wii fit!
- started morning jogging
- avoided eating LOADS of chocolate (I eat it, but limit it instead of guzzling)
Goal Weight = 9 stone / 126 lb
Unfortunately, spot reduction (losing weight in one particular spot) is not possible. You will lose weight in the order you put it on, i.e. if the last place you put on weight is your belly, that's the first place it will come off and so on... You can exercise and lift weights and that will help you look more tone and muscle helps you burn fat of course but if you don't lose the fat, the muscle just sits underneath the fat. So, the short answer is, there is not much you can do about fat in a particular place except to maybe exercise to help it look better. Sucks, I know...
That's not true. "Not much you can do about fat in a particular place except to maybe excercise to help it LOOK better"... If you are excersizing and losing weight, then it will eventually come off. Yeah, you can't particularly pick and choose where it comes off but once you start blastin' that fat away trust me it WILL come off... so that answer is not really true and kind of discouraging to some who might not understand that.
I also personally 100% disagree with the philosophy of "if the last place you put on weight is your belly, that's the first place it will come off" -- it depends on every single person's body and how their metabolic rate is when it comes to shedding off the lbs, both where and when.