Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Testimonials  ›  Body changes
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 2 Guests

Body changes  This thread currently has 882 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Rex
Friday, August 6, 2010, 11:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT: Hunter / Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,277
For a long time I maintained the weight of 126 lbs...which was perfectly ok with me...recently, I have noticed that I'm down to 120 lbs.  My height is 5' 3/4".  I waited for a few weeks to post this because I was thinking that it was just a temporary change.  But now, I'm convinced that this is my new weight.   I feel fine & haven't been doing anything different.  My body has undergone this adjustment all on its own.  I'm very happy about my new low weight and also about fitting into a size 8 dress.  I remember weighing 135 lbs. at the age of 7 years old and 175 lbs. at the age of 13 years old.  Is it customary for one's body to make this type of adjustment on it's own after being at a stand-still for so long (since 2007)?  Initially, when I startet here in 2007 I weighed 136.  Almost immediately, I went down to 126 and have stayed at that weight until now.  Is there an explanation for this change?
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Rex
Friday, August 6, 2010, 12:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT: Hunter / Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,277
Oh, I made a mistake...my height is 5 feet 3 and 3/4 inches.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 13
Tea Rose
Friday, August 6, 2010, 12:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Kyosha Nim
Posts: 570
Gender: Female
Location: Western New York
Age: 59
Rex - I am 5'  1/2" and I thought you had a 1/4" on me there until you revised!

Not sure why you lost weight.  Maybe it is a summer thing?

Tea Rose



Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 13
ruthiegirl
Friday, August 6, 2010, 3:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 11,832
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 41
Have you changed anything in your diet? Are you exercising more? What's happening with you hormonally- are you entering or exiting menopause? Your age isn't listed so I have no clue if I'm way off base here.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 13
ABJoe
Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

34% Nomad
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 7,880
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
ruthie,

As I recall, Rex is ~retirement age...

Rex,
I know the body continues to adjust, heal, and change.  I know you say you feel good, so I assume you think you are eating enough, so maybe the body decided it didn't need the extra 6 pounds hanging around.

If you haven't been eating enough since it has been rather warm in most of the country this summer.  The body could have used some extra for energy...

I also don't know if the loss is due to a change in exercise level...  


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 13
DenverFoodie
Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami: GT1 Hunter (50%) Non-Taster
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,476
Gender: Male
Location: Colorado
It wouldn't take much water loss to equal the 6 pounds.  I wouldn't be too concerned over a short period of time.  As long as you feel good just wait and see.  


Every morning create your day.  If you don't, life will for you!

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 13
Lola
Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 50,671
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
Quoted Text
I'm very happy about my new low weight and also about fitting into a size 8 dress.


good for you!
my best friend finally succumbed to a swami.....she was in perfect shape, does a lot of exercise, and overall healthy .....she however was noticing certain hormonal changes going on, once she turned 50.....in less than a week, she had lost all those pesky love handles appearing from nowhere, by simply following her swami report guidelines..

all the lady friend of hers are calling in, marveled at her body change

note she was in fact in perfect shape already
but she calls me daily to brag about her perfection now!!!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 6 - 13
Stooshy
Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Rex, one thing you need to be sure of is that you haven't lost lean muscle. The best way to preserve lean muscle is to 1) Eat enough Lean Protein (according to your protocol's requirements) 2) Weight Lifting/Resistance at least 3 times a week. I am sure that if you have eaten according to protocol then you haven't lost lean muscle. One way to know this is by checking in the mirror - I think that the fact that you can now "fit into a size 8" is a good sign. Usually losing fat would correlate to a smaller waist and hip size. Not many people are aware of this, however, it is very rare to lose "only" fat without losing any muscle(Actually almost impossible). Even the genetically superior - will lose muscle together with fat, and will gain muscle together with fat when on a "muscle bulk". A 50% muscle /50% fat ratio (gain/loss) is a good one. If you are not doing any strength training I would highly recommend it! It will boost your metabolism and protect you from losing lean muscle. If you wish to gain muscle you need to eat more than maintainance. For most women this is approx 1800-2000 calories daily. Additionally, you really need to use weights that are heavy enough to put you at an effort. Being an O type you will feel wonderful after a strong weight resistance session.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 7 - 13
Victoria
Friday, August 6, 2010, 5:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,331
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Rex,
My body has gone through a similiar routine after starting the Genotype diet 2 1/2 years ago.  I couldn't lose my surplus fat on the BTD, even though it was only about 15 to 20 pounds.  I immediately lost 15 pounds when I started the GTD (over a 3 month period) which brought me down to 128.  I leveled out and maintained at that weight for a couple of years, but I have noticed that on the genotype diet, my body is continuing to refine.  My skin has lately improved a lot and during the past few weeks, I have dropped another 5 pounds.  Along with that weight loss, my energy is increasing and I am sleeping better than I have in decades.  So I'm pleased about it!



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 13
Lola
Friday, August 6, 2010, 5:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 50,671
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
Quoted Text
it is very rare to lose "only" fat without losing any muscle(Actually almost impossible).

not in these cases I mention when following their swami guidelines.....
my gf hasn t lost weight, she did however loose that particular fat which was bothering her.....she has been training all her life, she s very athletic


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 9 - 13
Rex
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 12:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT: Hunter / Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,277
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 13
Captain_Janeway
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 2:22am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

47% Explorer/Super Taster
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,377
Gender: Female
Location: USA
Age: 43
Quoted from Rex
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.


It sounds like you are aging like a very fine wine


Rh Neg, Le(a+b-), NN, Fy(a-b+)

INTP/INTJ at work
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 13
Cristina
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 4:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 62
Quoted from Rex
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.


and Rex may I add, you look fantastic!!!   you do not have anything to worry about!!! Got SwamiX working for you to the dot!!! Give Rex a pat from me!!  




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 13
Possum
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 10:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
Ee Dan
Posts: 5,307
Gender: Female
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Age: 52
Quoted from Rex
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.
Fantastic & I bet He will grant you quite a good few more yet to come too!!

Logged Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 13
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Testimonials  ›  Body changes

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread