Dieting discoveries

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by pygmalion, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    I believe there's an app. I bought the calculator, keep it in my purse.
     
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yep. I :google:d it. There are tracking apps for iPhone and Android. I can't tell from the site how this is different than the calculator apps, which are available for Blackberry and Android. Anyway. Looks like WW is firmly into the 21st century. They have lots of cool technology.

    They've come a long way from the days (late 70s, IIRC) when my Mom counted every single calorie and had very restrictive food lists, but didn't worry about pretty much anything else. It's a totally different world.
     
  3. toothlesstiger

    toothlesstiger Well-Known Member

    Hmm, haven't read through the whole thread, but it appears very, uh, point-counting centric. When I was single and could more reasonably control what food appeared in my house, I went low-carb, and dropped all my excess inside of six months. And rediscovered butter in the process, om-nom-nom.
     
  4. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    My weight has been creeping up for sometime now and last week decided to do something about it.

    So I've got into the routine of going to the gym for an hour each day - using just a Stairmaster.

    Today is the 7th day and I have got back on the scales and have lost 3.1KG.
    Food wise, I've not had anything inbetween meals and reduced tea drinking to 1 - 2 cups a day and the rest water.
    It's quite easy and this week I'll be reducing the bread consumption.

    Can already see a difference but got some way to go, need to loose at least another 15KG more.
    Oh and in the gym you have to stay focused... eye of the tiger... :cool:
     
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Way to go, FD!
     
  6. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Active Member

    sounds great, flashy! keep up the good work!
     
  7. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    Cheers :D

    I have noticed that staying away from Diet Coke helps (A lot!). I used to get really really groggy drinking that stuff. No more!
     
  8. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    OK, after 13 days of constant daily gym/cutting out snacks I've shifted 5KG :D

    I've never seen such a loss in a short time by just using one machine at the gym, which is the Stairmaster. So if you want to see real results then use that solely ;) The Crosstrainer couldn't shift that much in a month!

    At my gym there are two flavours of stairmasters;

    Old Stairmaster (with LEDs) - Level 12/20 (Fat Burner+) for 60 minutes (with breaks if you like :D ). This version seems a lot harder to do and has a more varied range of climbling compared to the new version... seems the newer type has a cheaper type of programming options...

    New Stairmaster (LCD screen) - Level 14/20 (Fat Burner - no plus :( ) for 60 minutes.


    It's hard I'll admit but oh so worth it...

    Eating wise;

    2 slices toast in morning with water or cup of tea.
    sandwich for lunch
    normal meal at tea

    Infact I would go as far to say you can eat pretty much what you like for the normal meals of the day as long as you don't go over the top and leave out alcohol/McDonalds or any other rubbish. Moderation is key!

    Now another 10 KGs to go!
     
  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Great going FD!! Keep up the good work.
    Note to self - contain ones own jealously that a male can lose weight faster than a female...contain, contain, contain,,,,S C R E A M!!! ARRGGHHHHHHH.
     
  10. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    Just because it's there, it doesn't mean I have to eat it.

    Popcorn, no butter, is better for a snack than Oreos.
     
  11. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Active Member

    The caffeine may play a part, but aspartame will make you groggy, and irritable. It will cause sugar cravings too so its more than likely counterproductive to anyones diet.
     
  12. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

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    Rar! I'm back at it, diet sort of went cake/biscuits route for a week. No more yo-yo for me. Coke is still off the menu though and I seem to be nuts about drinking water :D
     
  13. twothreefourone

    twothreefourone Active Member

    Keep at it FD! :) I don't like the gym much personally, but I found high intensity interval cardio worked wonders for me. Might be something useful for you on days with less time?

    Exercising at home, I used latin routines so I could work on technique too. 20-30 mins of a jive routine (ca. 90 second) followed by a 30 second recovery, jive routine, recovery... rinse & repeat. Gymwise I guess this would translate to sprints and rests. Boo for machines, guess I'm a dancing luddite. :p
     
  14. Nina22

    Nina22 Member

    On days when you don't have much time do 15 min of intense jumping, kicking, squatting, boxing etc Mix it all up but push yourself in small 60 sec intervals.

    It's only 15 min so it's soon over but it will keep your metabolism up high for hours after.
     
  15. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    Sorry I missed this, FD. You go, dude!

    Cute, cute, cartoon, btw. :-D
     
  16. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Wow. I've really become lax. :-(

    Welcome to DF, twothreefourone and Nina22. 2341 So sorry I'm a month late in greeting you. I didn't realize you'd recently joined. :oops:
     
  17. Nina22

    Nina22 Member

    Thank you lovely lady! ;)
     
  18. twothreefourone

    twothreefourone Active Member

    Thank you pygmalion! I have to say, it's nice to have a forum full of friendly, helpful people to chat with and get advice/support from! There's too much childish bickering on the internet these days, glad to see this place fights the norm.
     
  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Well I've done it now. I joined ww online. Any getting started tips from people who've tried the new program?
     
  20. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    No, I'm still struggling. You'd think free fruits-n-veg would make life easier, but not so much. I'll be watching for any additional tips. I can eat fruit-n-veg 'til the cows come home, but any of the things to make them interesting over time, and any of the things that make it so that I don't end up weak and shaky no matter how much I eat cost a TON of points it seems. Shrug.

    That said, the phone/ipod app is pretty cool. Definitely nice--I think it's a nicer interface than the full online wossname. Keeping the calculator on me, so that I can make good choices while I'm grocery shopping is a good thing.
     

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