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25 September 2007 @ 10:32 am
howdy girls!

ok, on last week's show the trainer Paul said that aquasize/aquafit is a waste of time and you need gravity to get a really good workout. this cause UPROAR with a few people i know who watch the show...what do you girls think about it?
*myself, i can honestly say that the 'deep water' aquafit where you have to tread water the whole time made me feel like i was working out, but honeslty i have to agree with him about the shallow water, i never felt like i got a great workout.

Paul told me once (and a friend reminded me of this same thing a few days ago) that 'they" did a study once that showed that when you add ONE sedentary person into a group of fit active people, the entire group does a decline in activity and fitnesss. this blew my mind! i have to say that i almost didn't believe him until a very fit friend of mine told me the same thing a few days ago (and wouldn't have heard it from Paul). what do you guys think about that?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
03 September 2007 @ 02:16 am
hello dolls! so...what did you think of the last 2 episodes? for those who don't get our canadian tv, let us discuss a couple of points that made me think.

1. in the one episode the girl said she ended up being really disappointed that all of her friends and family who were all "i'll do ANYTHING to help you lose weight and support you" and then pretty much crapped out...have you had that happen? discuss?

2. the one girl in the other episode said that she thought maybe she held on to her weight so that she could just keep coasting in a position (emotionally etc) in her life where she didn't have to venture out of her comfort zone. have you experienced that? discuss?

my answers:

1. i know i sure have. i've had 8 million people tell me they would do aquasize/walks/whatever and then when push comes to shove have never, ever made themselves available (i guess that's just proof point that you really have to rely solely on yourself and if someone supports/joins you it's a bonus).

2. i can see her point totally but honestly can't say i feel the same way. there's been lots of areas in my life that i've coasted but being afraid that weight loss would make me confront other changes has not been something i've had a problem with.

ps: i SO love how this season they show the people working out more and more with the trainer and that each person's fitness testing in the start is more personal for them instead of carbon copy (totally awesome that paul made that one dude pull him on that ATV)!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
21 August 2007 @ 12:18 pm
on tonights episode the guy was cooking chicken skin in oil and eating it. OH..MY...GOD. sick. he called it 'chicken crackle' or something like that. gross. Paul was saying he'd never purged so much crap food out of someone's cupboards (they had more than one full garbage bag of his non-perishables going to trash!)

so....let's discuss!

1. what's the worst food you've heard of someone eating? (for me, the 'chicken crackle" is #1 and my ex-husband eating only the skin off of a bucket worth of KFC was the second grossest)

2. how much of a lifestyle change have you made with food so far? (if someone went through your cupboards, would more than half of the food be tossed and deamed way unhealthy, or less than half). (for me, less than half, but i'm still sad and whine about it!)

3. what's your "can't live without it" food? (Paul told me you've got to let yourself have that ONE food you can't live without and then work it into your diet as reasonably as you can; mine is hands down peanut butter, with cheese as a close second).
Current Mood: curiouscurious
10 August 2007 @ 02:19 pm
OMG you guys! so i was watching a new episode of x-weighted last night and on it, the couple surprised paul (the show's hawt ++ trainer as you know) at his gym. i thought 'hmmm....where IS his gym?". so i googled him and holy shyte, it's right here in edmonton (not far from my work actually...why did i think he was in BC?!). so i emailed him via the site and got a response already this morning inviting me to call him to set up sessions with him! so i did! he of course doesn't have a whole lot of availability but i'm going to meet him tomorrow morning where we'll 'assess' and then work out, and set up some more times to work out together. i'm SO pumped!

omg omg omg!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
08 August 2006 @ 10:55 am
Do you agree with the trainer/nutritionist on the show, when he asserts the following:

1. That you have to exercise outside your comfort zone (in the "pain zone", really pushing yourself), to get any benefit from exercise?

2. That you have to rid yourself of all processed foods, entirely, to be healthy? And that 'diet' foods are more chemicals than food and thus, to be entirely avoided?

These seem like impossibly high standards to me, for the average person. Especially if one is a volume eater ... or not a natural athelete. I hate when he ways "we'll make an athelete out of her" - not everyone has an inner athelete.

Then again, halfway through, each guest hits a plateau, and increasing intensity of exercise is supposed to fix that... Even Kathleen Daelmans says that it's best to workout with people who are better at it than you are, so you have to push yourself to keep up. And that seems to be the goal on 'The Biggest Loser', too - making people work out til they throw up falls in line with that theory.

If so, how do you push yourself that hard without a trainer to motivate you, or a group of super-fit friends to keep up with?

I know the answer to #2 - bulk up on veggies and whole grains, use non-fat condiments such as vinegars for flavour. And eat fruit instead of dessert. To date, this has only partially worked for me...

01 August 2006 @ 11:04 pm
Current Mood: calmcalm
07 July 2006 @ 12:41 am
i must confess i've only seen the last three episodes but i've been lurking on the website and read this reflection by jocelyn (who's episode i haven't seen). i can relate on so many levels! nice to know that i'm not alone. my auntie said that she saw an episode with a girl who ate a bag of apples on her commute to work...i wonder if that's her. (my response to that was "apples...well that's good! better than a bag of cookies!")

also...was anyone else surprised at all about how much the people have lost? i have to say for some reason i thought the people who lost ~20lbs would have lost more...although 20lbs is still lots over 6 months...that's 40lbs a year. so ya...it's all good!
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
06 July 2006 @ 12:43 pm
What did everyone think about this week's episode?

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05 July 2006 @ 09:35 pm
hello all, i made this community as a forum to discuss the documentary series on the life network called "x-weighted". feel free to discuss episodes, or anything weight loss related. enjoy and play nice!
Current Mood: productive