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Old 07-02-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Fighting that last 15...

Hi! I'm relatively new to crossfit, and also semi-new to working out and eating well. I've lost 80 lbs since October 2009, but have reached a plateau and found myself struggling with that last 15.

My goals
-Lose that last 15
-Gain muscle
-Bench press my body weight.
-Be able to do an unassisted pull up

I have been lurking on these boards for awhile and am looking forward to being a member!

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: Fighting that last 15...

I asked part of this in your other thread, but...

What is a typical day of food like for you?
What training are you doing? (CF Affiliate?)
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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Re: Fighting that last 15...

Congrats! 80lbs is an amazing loss in 9 months!

That last 15lbs will come from honing the diet. Stick with foods you already enjoy and will eat regularly. Staying off the processed carbs and sugar will get you there!
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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Re: Fighting that last 15...

I agree with the other comments but will also add the suggestion to take your eye off the scale and instead (if you must target a number) refocus it on body fat percentage. I can't speak for you (of course), but I suspect that what you're most likely really wanting to do is reduce how much fat you have, not how much weight you have.

Said differently...if tomorrow you suddenly weighed the same but had replaced 15 pounds of fat with 15 pounds of muscle, would you be okay with that?

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Re: Fighting that last 15...

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I agree with the other comments but will also add the suggestion to take your eye off the scale and instead (if you must target a number) refocus it on body fat percentage. I can't speak for you (of course), but I suspect that what you're most likely really wanting to do is reduce how much fat you have, not how much weight you have.

Said differently...if tomorrow you suddenly weighed the same but had replaced 15 pounds of fat with 15 pounds of muscle, would you be okay with that?

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Absolutely, I'm looking to be fit - I don't want to be "skinny fat"

Although, I have in the past become OCD about numbers, numbers of calories, numbers of carbs, numbers on a scale. I think it will be a bit of a struggle to overcome the "the smaller the number on the scale, the healthier you are" mentality that has been pounded into my brain.
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I asked part of this in your other thread, but...

What is a typical day of food like for you?
What training are you doing? (CF Affiliate?)
I answered the food in the other thread, but, I'm starting my OnRamp with the affiliate here in Tacoma on the 6th. Currently I've been doing crossfit with my husband, but, since our schedules don't mesh, I find myself going running as I don't quite feel comfortable with crossfit enough to work out on my own.
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Re: Fighting that last 15...

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Although, I have in the past become OCD about numbers, numbers of calories, numbers of carbs, numbers on a scale.
Just be OCD about different stuff. BF% and performance numbers in the gym are a good place to redirect.

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I think it will be a bit of a struggle to overcome the "the smaller the number on the scale, the healthier you are" mentality that has been pounded into my brain.
Perhaps, but do it. The world is chock full of people (men & women alike) who weigh their "ideal" weight and are nowhere close to fit. Be fit.

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Re: Fighting that last 15...

And holy doe eyes, Ashley.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:26 AM   #9
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Re: Fighting that last 15...

I will try to overcome it, although, I don't think it'll be easy!
Thanks for your advice!


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Thanks Doll, I might just change my avatar to Bambi in the future.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:45 AM   #10
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Re: Fighting that last 15...

Where did the 80 pounds go? I am in need of half of it.
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