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Feb. 6th, 2006 | 04:18 pm
posted by: audreybelle in allmost_there

I wanted to make an introductory post here. My name is Audrey. In the past year or so I've managed to loose about 15 pounds or so which managed to creep up on me in my last few years as an undergrad. Here are my stats:

HW: ~160
CW: 146
Goal Weight: 130-135

I'm 5'7" or so. I've got skinny legs and skinny arms kinda big boobs and a big ole pot belly. Over the summer someone asked me if I was expecting, which was fairly embarassing. It seems that no matter how much weight I've lost the belly stays: arms legs butt hips all get smaller. I've been on a few trials of phase one of the south beach diet and followed all the rules fairly strictly but don't really loose any weight. I am excersizing regularly and have managed to loose the 3 or so pounds that I gained over the holidays, but the three pounds that I have gained since being back to school are proving harder to loose. I go to a kickboxing class about once a week, sometimes twice when I'm good, and I try to go get some other cardio wether at the gym or on a run once or twice more a week. I walk all over the place. To the grocery store, the coffee shop I study at, all around campus.

The thing is is I'm a grad student and my schedual is crazy! I'm doing something different every weekend and trying to get loads of work done when I'm not in class or interning. The south beach hasn't worked quite as well because I don't have time to always cook and make sure that for instance salad dressings on campus are sugar free. As for other dietary thing I don't like fruit especially bananas, and with the exception of chocolate don't really like much sweet stuff which works to my advantage.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Or any easy recipies that keep well and are healthy.


Comments {3}

From: openmindedmama
Date: Feb. 7th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)

Welcome! Your weight isn't bad at all for your height - I understand your frustration - I am the opposite - flat stomach but no matter how much weight I lose my butt and hips are huge. Have you talked with a personal trainer about specific exercises to target your stomach - you want to be careful not to build up too much muscle under the fat until you've lost it- so certain stomach exercises might not be recommended. As for South Beach . . . I know a lot of people are doing great on it - but the best choices will still be lean - like poultry and fish. At the grocery store you can get those cartons of chicken strips that are quick and easy to throw on caesar salad or (if you eat it) low carb bread for lunch time. When I did kickboxing I was in the best shape of my life - keep it up and you WILL see great results - I literally had a 4-pack when I was doing it 3-4 times a week - our teacher was TOUGH.

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