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Old 08-17-2012, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Great post JaimeMWS!!!
I too have had success with an approach very similar to Jamie's. I believe that the weight/strength training should be an essential part of any program to get healthier, especially for women. I also visit a site called bodybuilding.com. If you look at the Women's Transformations stories you will see Jaimie's experience of being skinny fat, repeated over and over again.

If you diet without weight/strength training 50% of your weight loss could come from muscle instead of the fat you want to lose. As Jamie said, this causes your metabolism to drop and you immediately gain weight when you no longer have a calorie deficit.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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