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post #21 of 69
ok so a quick update. today I was not so careful with my food intake as I was super busy and ate out TWICE! *blush*. I ate a sandwhich both times and then a peice of birthday cake. well I'm back to looking 6 mos pregnant. it's like immediately I blew up and felt bad all over. I got a sugar rush and a bloated stomache and the food wasn't even good!!

so I'm thinking I'm staying away from as many grains as possible and see if that if i can't lose a bit of weight and fit into some smaller pants. I actually havent even been wearing my pants lately b/c it shows too much of my middle and I'm scared someone will think I'm pregnant! (it's actually really embarassing to admit that!) I'm super self conscious about it.

thanks everyone for great advice.
post #22 of 69
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny View Post
ok so a quick update. today I was not so careful with my food intake as I was super busy and ate out TWICE! *blush*. I ate a sandwhich both times and then a peice of birthday cake. well I'm back to looking 6 mos pregnant. it's like immediately I blew up and felt bad all over. I got a sugar rush and a bloated stomache and the food wasn't even good!!

so I'm thinking I'm staying away from as many grains as possible and see if that if i can't lose a bit of weight and fit into some smaller pants. I actually havent even been wearing my pants lately b/c it shows too much of my middle and I'm scared someone will think I'm pregnant! (it's actually really embarassing to admit that!) I'm super self conscious about it.

thanks everyone for great advice.
HennyPenny, I can so relate to what you are saying. This weekend we took a road trip to Minnesota (10 hr drive) and of course we ate some totally non TF foods (Arby's, Chinese, etc.) Anyway when I got back home the scale said that I gained 5 lbs: . I know its from the carbs I ate on this trip. I should have organized better concerning the snacks/foods for the trip.
post #23 of 69
For me, coconut oil definitely helps. But what has helped me the most is a 3-minute move called Hoe Downs. Not only has it been proven to reduce glucose by 60-85 points upon completion, but by doing so, that burned off glucose won't be converted to fat. I highly recommend it. Here's an article on it and a free video of the move (near the bottom of the page). Hope that helps!

myCelia
post #24 of 69
wow...I could not have been more skeptical about hthis hoe down thing...but I just looked at the video and did it along with her and I feel great! I wonder if this really works for muscle tightning etc. but I am gonna give it a try...I feel good and I could do it with both kids around without having to stop in the middle...

wow

thanks for that link

Tanya
post #25 of 69
I have heard great things about T-Tapp.....I am just not good at doing them..lol
post #26 of 69
Tanya,

I'm glad you found the Hoe Downs helpful! I've got two li'l monkeys and three minutes is just enough time for me to get the two sets in without interruption. In fact, both my DS's (5 and 2) now get in on the action and do them with me - they're so cute! Instead of loading up on caffeine for my mid-afternoon slump, I now do a set of Hoe Downs and I'm good to go. It's my favorite move. It's a very lymphatic exercise and will help pump fat and toxins out of your body. Hoe Downs and T-Tapp in general have helped me curb my cravings for carbs and sweets tremendously.

And yes, Hoe Downs will definitely tone muscles (measure and see for yourself). Keep shoulders back, chest out, rib cage up, butt tucked (keep pelvis tipped towards belly button and squeeze butt like you're minting dimes, hehe) and keep the toes pointed during the move. You should really feel it in the abs, hips and thighs. Don't worry about perfect form right now, just do your best. As you get stronger, your form will improve.

cobluegirl,

Yes you can! (As Teresa says). I didn't think I could do T-Tapp either so I just played around with the free videos before I took the plunge and got the Total Workout package - best investment I've ever made for my health. Since April of this year I've lost over 17" (inches matter more than pounds with T-Tapp) and dropped two dress sizes from a tight 14 to loose 10's or tight 8's (depending on the cut). More than that though, I feel fantastic. Mood swings - gone. Back pain - gone. Energy - through the roof!

myCelia
post #27 of 69
I'm bringing back this old thread...I just cut grains and sugar out of my diet and ordered a set of T-Tapp DVDs. I'm going to give the Hoe Downs exercise a try in the morning - I like how quick it is, and it looks really effective for muscle toning. I'm looking to lose about 20 pounds, but more important to lose inches around my hips and thighs (I'm a size 10 on top and a tight 14 on bottom).

Does anyone want to chime in on their progress since this thread went silent??? I'm looking for some inspiration!
post #28 of 69
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Thanks for bumping this thread up!!!! Well really my weight hasn't changed since I initially posted this thread . But I have been eating better and feeling better. I tried being consistent in doing Tae-Bo, but at times I think it may be a little intense for me. I'll do it for a week then totally slack off the next two weeks: . The t-tap may be good since its short and sweet (from what I've heard). Where can I get the t-tap videos, dvds?
post #29 of 69
I ordered the T-Tapp DVDs here. I also bought her book, because I can get a little obsessive about new ventures! Plus it's supposed to have a lot of good information in it, but I don't know what.
post #30 of 69
I'm a dedicated T-tapper. I love the program.

I have to say, I was a size 18 and couldn't loose weight to save my life. I got tested and found out I had celiac disease and went off of gluten, and the weight melted off. I'm now a size 6 and my weight loss seems to have leveled off, regardless of how much or little I eat.

I truly believe that if someone is eating TF long-term and isn't loosing down to a more normal weight, they have a food allergy of some form.
post #31 of 69
Finding out that I had a gluten issue (and other food allergies) helped me immensly too. I have the same experinece as KerryAnn. As long as I stay away from my allergy grains/gluten and on the whole traditional foods, I stay in my size 8s. I feel so free! I don't "diet" at all!!! I am active, but I am not slaving away at excerise like I had to in the low-fat past. I am really enjoying my food, feeling healthy/energetic, and I can still fit in my pants!! WooHooo!

I think I have lost about 8 more pounds since this tread was posted for a total of 35 since starting traditional foods a little over a year ago (I had extra weight from a pregnancy that ended in an MC and then being on bedrest) I think my weight is leveled off at this point also.

Jen
post #32 of 69
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Finding out that I had a gluten issue (and other food allergies) helped me immensly too.Jen
Newcastlemama, can you tell me who tested you for food allergies? I'm in Sacramento, so I think we're fairly close to one another. You can PM me if you don't want to post that info here. I think I need to get properly tested because I'm fairly conscious about my eating habits and after 5 months mostly TF I haven't lost any weight - in fact I gain a few pounds regularly and have to clamp down to get it off. This doesn't seem right! :

Thanks for the help - I'm desperate!!!
post #33 of 69
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Newcastlemama, can you tell me who tested you for food allergies? I'm in Sacramento, so I think we're fairly close to one another. You can PM me if you don't want to post that info here. I think I need to get properly tested because I'm fairly conscious about my eating habits and after 5 months mostly TF I haven't lost any weight - in fact I gain a few pounds regularly and have to clamp down to get it off. This doesn't seem right! :

Thanks for the help - I'm desperate!!!
I will PM you later today when I have time.
post #34 of 69
I wasn't in on this back in November, but I wanted to chime in. Really restricting my carbs (especially grains/sugar) keeps me at a stable healthy weight that I've maintained for about 3 years. Prior to this I was just starting to experience the beginnings of what could have been really rapid weight gain in college. I look and feel fine just doing whole foods/TF/paleoish low carb and thought that I was pretty healthy. Then I got the T-tapp DVDs about 3 weeks ago and I've already lost about half my butt!! I've only been doing "basic workout #1 plus" too (I was so out of shape that I haven't been able to make it to #2 yet). It really works! I've been telling my DH that low-carb keeps me looking good with my clothes on and T-tapp is gonna keep me looking good with my clothes off.
post #35 of 69
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I've been telling my DH that low-carb keeps me looking good with my clothes on and T-tapp is gonna keep me looking good with my clothes off.
That's great Kallyn! I am eagerly awaiting my DVD's, which haven't arrived yet. I'm hoping that with a combination of T-tapp and figuring out any food allergies, I'll be able to drop this stubborn 20-25 pounds that I'm carrying.

And thanks Newcastlemama, in advance, for the PM!!!
post #36 of 69
I'd like to know as well- I just got back from my dr and I've gained 10 lbs since last year, plus my blood pressure is higher. It's hard for me to exercise due to Fibromyalgia so I think I need to focus on what and how much I'm eating.

Walking was the one thing that I used to be able to do easily, but since spraining my ankle in November I have trouble with that as well. My ankle IS healing, but slowly, and I still can't do as much walking as I used to be able to do. I suspect that's why I've gained the weight.

I've also not been 100% on traditional foods. I personally found that easier in the wintertime when I made a lot of broth-based soups. Now it's just too hot to cook anything- and pasta cooks up so much faster than dried beans!

Ok, it looks like there have been a lot of suggestions to cut back on sugars and grains. How can I do that on a budget? Are beans still OK?
post #37 of 69
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I wasn't in on this back in November, but I wanted to chime in. Really restricting my carbs (especially grains/sugar) keeps me at a stable healthy weight that I've maintained for about 3 years. Prior to this I was just starting to experience the beginnings of what could have been really rapid weight gain in college. I look and feel fine just doing whole foods/TF/paleoish low carb and thought that I was pretty healthy. Then I got the T-tapp DVDs about 3 weeks ago and I've already lost about half my butt!! I've only been doing "basic workout #1 plus" too (I was so out of shape that I haven't been able to make it to #2 yet). It really works! I've been telling my DH that low-carb keeps me looking good with my clothes on and T-tapp is gonna keep me looking good with my clothes off.
Great post kallyn . The t-tapp is sounding like it would be a really good investment for me. I need to lose about 60 pounds, even when I think about it I start to get overwhelmed. I really know that grains/ carbs should be decreased to, but I sometimes have a hard time with this, especially around my cycle (I know excuses, excuses ), but overall I eat really well (good meats, veggies, fruit) and still I'm disappointed everytime I step on that scale. I know people who definitely eat worse than me, but are so thin-and I'll admit that makes me jealous at times.
post #38 of 69
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I'm a dedicated T-tapper. I love the program.

I have to say, I was a size 18 and couldn't loose weight to save my life. I got tested and found out I had celiac disease and went off of gluten, and the weight melted off. I'm now a size 6 and my weight loss seems to have leveled off, regardless of how much or little I eat.

I truly believe that if someone is eating TF long-term and isn't loosing down to a more normal weight, they have a food allergy of some form.
This is a good point Kerry Ann. Really me and dh notice that when we restrict carbs/grains we have less bloat and fatigue, we just lack consistency- I'm sure our bodies weren't designed to take in as much grains as offered in this modern world.

Anyway with the t-tapp is each workout 15 minutes long? How often do you do it weekly? Which set is the best to get started with? Sorry for so many questions . Thanks: .
post #39 of 69
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Anyway with the t-tapp is each workout 15 minutes long? How often do you do it weekly? Which set is the best to get started with? Sorry for so many questions . Thanks: .
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Me too! I've been meaning to ask. For you T-tappers out there, how often do you do the workouts, and do you do any other exercise? I want to get the most bang for my buck with this thing!
post #40 of 69
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Anyway with the t-tapp is each workout 15 minutes long? How often do you do it weekly? Which set is the best to get started with? Sorry for so many questions . Thanks: .
I got the Basic Workout Plus, I think. It comes in 2 DVDs, instructional #1 and instructional #2. On the first DVD is the first workout, and in the instructional Teresa will go through it with you step by step and explain everything. It's about 25 min long, I think. Then when you get proficient enough with it, you can just do the exercises without her explaining everything. The exercise without the explanations is 15 min, and at the end it adds one extra exercise called hoedowns (which you can see for free on the www.ttapp.com website).

Instructional #2 is a lot longer. It's like 55 min for the one with the step-by-step stuff. I haven't made it more than 15 min into it yet. Anyway, also on the second DVD is one long workout that puts both workout 1&2 together with no instructions. I think someone said it's 45 min.

When you first get the DVDs you're supposed to do them every day for a week or 2, then every other day for a week or 2, then every 2-3 days for a week or 2, then you can go down to once or twice a week to maintain. Oh, also, there are some helpful webpages online that help you out with the exercise forms in case you think you're not doing them right.

Hope that was helpful. I'm still trying to figure it all out myself.
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