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What to do from this point on: 266 lbs, 100 to go

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Created October 26, 2012 at 3:21 AM

So I have gone from 315-266/265. I stay in this range without much effort. But I have been reading a lot and it's confusing as to which advice to take and which not to since I'm 266 lbs and not thin. I was listening to Robb Wolff, and he said that you should have a goal. I definitely have a goal for when I get smaller, I want to be able to run long distances, and I want to be nimble enough to be able to dance like I used to (not in the STRIP CLUB :P ).

I started doing some strength exercises: dead-lifts, planks, wall push-ups (I pulled a ligament in my shoulder and regular floor push-ups are too painful still), squats, sit-ups, and very careful dumbbell curls. Every other day I do that, and I "play" Dance Central 2 and 3. The other day I danced for an hour and was exhausted. I also do the walking thing on the days I do cardio (Tues/Thurs) and was about to start sprinting during the winter.

SO I'm curious to know if this is too much to do at 266lbs to lose fat? I don't want to stress myself out if it's too much. But I really want muscle to start building and to get to my goals. It's hard enough seeing my weight only go down by ounces at a time.

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I'm silly and forgot to add things that were important. I'm 31, female, 5'4, and I am 90% paleo. I don't eat wheat type products AT ALL EVER and the only carbs I get are from yams and potatoes and even then I keep way under 50 grams. My breakfasts usually consist of eggs and bacon, lunches consist of organic natural fed chicken thighs (mmm chicken skin) and dinners are usually either fish or pot roast with lots of veggies. I realize I'm never going to get to be stick thin, but I don't want that anyway. My mom is same height and is 145 lbs and I could happily be her size but with added muscle and since she's my mom I think that's a good target to shoot for.

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on October 26, 2012
at 05:44 PM

How much coconut milk are you consuming, Angrycat?

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Working out does make me hungrier, which is why I started doing them after work before dinner. I read that was the best to do as well. I'm not sure where I can add more fat,has I'm cooking in coconut oil, drinking coconut milk and eating chicken thighs, but I'll see what I can find in a paleo book.

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Thanks! I appreciate it

562bd12be6cd7678b3dfd5e13812de06

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:49 PM

I've been stuck at 266 for about 4 weeks now. I notice I go between 265.5 and 266.7 every day, which is why I thought something must be interfering.

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:37 PM

how long have you been stuck at 266? or are you still actively losing?

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:36 PM

how long have you been stuck at 266? or are you still actively loosing?

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on October 26, 2012
at 03:28 AM

How tall are you and what is your gender? I'd really start doing 30-40 minutes of cardio alternating with your power lifting and lots of core like you are already doing. Also be real about your body type and work it.

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on October 26, 2012
at 02:29 PM

Exercise is counterproductive at your stage. Do enough to maintain your muscle mass- 20 min of resistance exercise, walk every now and then. But as you have noticed, exercise can cause injury; it also tends to make us hungrier. Don't try intermittent fasting- various paleo trainers are noticing that women don't seem to do very well with that. I am a guy, and I started at 285lb and came down to 164lb. Now I hover near 170lb while trying to gain muscle mass. Wait on the sprinting. Consider getting some weights rather than doing body weight exercises. Believe me, doing pull ups always makes me happy because I have basically never been able to do them- even as a child- until now. But this is one of the realities they don't tell you- a lot of these things just aren't advisable until after you lose the weight.

The most important part is maintaining a modest caloric deficit and waiting. If you feel stuck, try lowering the carbohydrates and adding fat.

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Working out does make me hungrier, which is why I started doing them after work before dinner. I read that was the best to do as well. I'm not sure where I can add more fat,has I'm cooking in coconut oil, drinking coconut milk and eating chicken thighs, but I'll see what I can find in a paleo book.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 26, 2012
at 05:44 PM

How much coconut milk are you consuming, Angrycat?

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on October 26, 2012
at 01:54 PM

I don't want to reiterate what everyone has already told you, but I do want to say keep up the good work! You're doing a great job :)

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Thanks! I appreciate it

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on October 26, 2012
at 04:24 AM

I don't think you are doing too much. To speed up your weight loss, you can try intermittent fasting (IF) and lowering your cortisol. I find that skipping breakfast means that I fast for about 16 hours. Doing IF several times a week has helped me burn a lot of fat and get lean. Cortisol is the stress hormone. Elevated cortisol leads to higher hunger and fat storage. You can lower your cortisol by avoiding caffeine and getting plenty of sleep.

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on October 26, 2012
at 03:31 AM

are you eating a low carb, fat burning diet? i would suggest that you read Wheat Belly if you haven't already and Dr Jack Kruse has helped me a huge amount..read all you can and it sounds like you have a plan and a goal..you have come so far already! great work..maybe add some yoga..its good for stress and low stress is very helpful for weight loss..let us know how its going..keep up the good work

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