Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Get Trimmer... Naija Style (Week Five)

Hi Ladies!

I've been so busy (good news though: I had an exam on Sunday which I passed, woohoo!!!).

Ok enough about me ;) How are you all doing? Yemisi and MsZee - Huge WELL DONE to you both:

Yemisi has lost 8.5 inches in total - bust (2 inches), waist (4 inches), thigh (2.5 inches) and she has lost 12 pounds!
Ms zee has been kind to share her youtube channel where she tracks her progress: http://www.youtube.com/user/mszeee

This week I'll answer any specific questions you have, ask in the comment section and I will answer by editing this post :)

MsZee: Adura please can you post the remaining learn to run schedules?
A: I'll do that this week :)

Toyin: Adura, what do you eat your efo with...at times I put lotsa meat and eat it alone...what do you do? Also where's the line between a lot of mean and just plain overdoing it?
A: I do the same - I eat it on it's own :)
What kind of meat do you use? I remember Vickii asking about goat meat last week... ie "isn't it too fatty?" The solution to that is to trim the fat off the meat before cooking.
It's best to eat lean meat (it still contains fat but less than fatty meat). Chicken and Turkey are great examples of lean meat. The leanest part of chicken/turkey is the breast but that doesn't mean you shouldn't eat wings, drumsticks and thighs. It just means you can get away with eating more of the breast...
Last week I bought minced beef (not lean!), cooked it and put it in the fridge. The next day... there was an INCH of yellow congealed fat on top of the meat!!! I didn't use any oil! (That's proof that there's more fat in beef, goat meat, pork than in chicken and turkey.)I always buy lean minced beef and will stick to that.
Don't forget fish, it's very good for you and contains omega-3 :)

Ms Zee: What tips do you have for women who eat a whole lot more during their period (I tend to over do it even with the healthy fruit and veggie juices) so any tips please what classes of foods should one eat more or less thanks
A: You're just like me, my appetite is unbelievable at this time too! I'll admit - I struggle too. Try not do overdo it with the fruit (yes it is healthy but avoid having more than 3 pieces of fruit a day). Eat slightly bigger portions of the healthy parts of your meals - chicken, vegetables, fish. It's at times like this that you want to eat meals that satisfy you so make sure you season your food nicely (Ms Zee I know you've cut out salt/maggi but a teeny weeny bit of maggi can't hurt).

Toyin:
I remember you once said you don't look at the scale anymore because with weight training, you appear heavier on the scale even though you are fitter and smaller in person.... could you please explain more about this....
I am losing weight with counting calories, cardio and weight training but even though i am fitting my clothes better (I am wearing my "goal pants" as we speak! Hurrah!) and am having more muscle definition, the scale is just creeping by...it is SOOO fustrating.
Since I am doing weight training, should I rely more on clothes and how I feel than the scale?
Thank you sooo much for your dedication
A:
Hi Toyin, this was the blog post (for more information than I'll give in my answer here): http://www.adura-odesanya.co.uk/2010/09/scale-adura-friends.html
Muscle is denser than fat i.e. if you weigh equal volumes of fat and muscle, the muscle will weigh more than the fat. If you stayed exactly the same size as when you started but some of your fat was replaced by muscle, you'd definitely be heavier but you are seeing a difference on the scale in the right direction, however small... your measurements are decreasing both in dimensions and weight :)
Like you said, your clothes are fitting better and you're wearing your "goal pants" so that's the proof - your hard work IS paying off.
I'd suggest - keep measuring both, weight every 2 weeks and you can check your dimensions (tape measure) every week.
Keep up the good work Toyin :)

6 comments:

1511th said...

Wow! Well done ladies, I am so impressed! I haven't gone to weigh myself yet but I have been bad a few times but still in the programme.

Ms zee said...

Yipeee thank you for updating. Good job everyone it is hard but we can do this :) Congratulations on passing your exam. Jesu seun o. pop "suthing" pop "suthing" hahahahhahahahahaha

Toyin said...

Hey Adura,

I remember you once said you don't look at the scale anymore because with weight training, you appear heavier on the scale even though you are fitter and smaller in person.... could you please explain more about this....

I am losing weight with counting calories, cardio and weight training but even though i am fitting my clothes better (I am wearing my "goal pants" as we speak! Hurrah!) and am having more muscle definition, the scale is just creeping by...it is SOOO fustrating.

Since I am doing weight training, should i rely more on clothes and how i feel than the scale?

Thank you sooo much for your dedication

Amina said...

I have been off the wagon and have gained every single thing I lost, I am beyond ashamed of myself, but I'm starting a new week with a new attitude.

Adura said...

Hey Amina... that's the spirit! It's a setback but you're getting back on it.

You can (and WILL) do it :)

PS Check in with us when you can...

Ms zee said...

Hello everyone just checking in, I am sorry there wont be a video weight in this week, I am super duper busy but I have been maintaining that 83.4kg for 2 weeks now and I am thinking its more muscle than fat because the love handles and back fat are melting off.
I hope everyone is doing ok? You can do it, you sure can do it and you are all he/sheroes :)

Have a fun filled week