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    Originally posted by Sherry 09-01-2002, 01:24 AM

    ***************update Oct 8 2002 *******

    Gosh, what a surprise to see this thread resurrected! I want to stress that the intent of this discussion was to emphasize that it is exercise /rebuilding lean muscle mass as the long term solution. I believe this is absolutely consistent with Teresa's teachings especially since I have never heard her tell anyone to diet.

    I have become more and more convinced that those of us who carry weight through the mid section have a harder battle than others. There is no scientific evidence of this other than reports you may read around Syndrome X or recent publicity about a widespread "metabolic disorder". Such conditions have been in many writings for a long time, but under different names.

    I'm basing my comments strictly on observation and lots of reading over the years. For those of us that do carry such weight, GM/MM is ideal because it is an approach to eating that is naturally low glycemic and helps bring blood sugar and insulin levels under control. I want to be crystal clear that I do not mean low carb when making this comparison. GM should be 50% to 65% carbs in the form of veggies, soups (not refined), fruits and sometimes spelt bread. This is in line with Teresa's recommendations and my own in-depth reading over the years. GM is pretty much guaranteed to be low glycemic without ever needing to understand more for those that would rather not bother. (GM and references to low glycemic do not equate to low carb -- never have.)

    Had I followed GM/MM earlier, I definitely think I could have achieved better health and probably faster inch loss. I'm close enough to my goal that I generally follow a GM approach but not literally. Each of us has to find a balance over time but in the beginning, stick with Teresa's outline for best results.

    GM/MM is an approach to nutrition -- not a diet. Don't restrict calories or anything else. Just eat plenty of good quality foods and as much as your body needs.

    In the post below, I used the word 'diet' in the context of significantly restricting calories, fat, carbs or even protein. Pehaps that context was missed in the orginal post. I also used 'supplements' in the context of diet supplements with the express purpose of weight loss -- not as vitamins, etc.

    ********** orginal post

    a ha! There are many who ponder this question but it is fundamentally the wrong question and places emphasis on LOSING versus TONING. And there is a billion dollar industry making a lot of money simply because we ask the wrong question.

    Why is this the wrong question? I am going to take a shortcut and copy some info paraphrased from my favorite author, Covert Bailey. I find his insights to mirror those of Teresa with the exception of two points.

    1. He understands it is about exercise but really offers only limited insights about what exercises are key. Teresa fills the gap.

    2. He never addresses the lymph system with Teresa again filling the gap.

    Otherwise, the philosophies are very much the same.

    Can your body forget how to burn fat?

    In Bailey's book, Smart Exercise- Burning Fat, Getting Fit, Covert has an eye-popping quote which reads:

    “Fat people – PAY ATTENTION!!! Getting out of shape means that muscle loses the ability to burn fat. If you are planning to get fat, get fit first.”

    Well, that is definitely saying it like it is. And I have been there. It is so frustrating and perplexing to exercise and diet – and not lose. Why does that happen? By the way, I am also using his book, Ultimate Fit or Fat, as a reference.

    Covert keeps right on putting it like it is. Like Teresa, he does not advocate dieting but instead focuses on increasing your natural fat burning ability by building muscle mass. He says:

    “… exercise can change your metabolism in such a way that you become more and more resistant to gaining weight. Diet books that claim miracle insights into weight control are simply flat-out wrong. The control mechanism for obesity is not diet, it is muscle metabolism.”

    Personally, I feel like I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum. Today with T-Tapp, I am leaner than ever. I can wear the same size as I did at age 22 while weighing 25 to 30 pounds more – all at the age of 46. The REALLY good news is that I can EAT MORE!

    I also went through fat years and found it almost impossible to lose. Sound familiar?

    Diets can help in the short term but the improvement is only temporary if you aren’t rebuilding lean muscle mass. DIET supplements won’t help you keep the weight off – not at all. That is an expensive and sometimes dangerous illusion (otherwise known as bs).

    Our bodies burn two types of fuel: sugar and fat. The biochemical reactions are more complicated, but we can use those words as shortcuts. Muscles like to burn fat but need a little sugar to get things going -- much like a fire place needs kindling as a fuel starter. An unfit person has lost the ability to burn fat efficiently and the muscles may burn a disproportionate amount of sugar instead. Once you start exercising, the body will start to release fat right away with a real flush occurring after about 30 minutes. You burn fat throughout exercise but the flush comes after some period. The more fit you are, the faster the flush occurs. As Covert says:

    “The Olympic athlete releases fatty acids before she even begins to run. Her fat cells seem to say, ‘She’s going to run! We’ve got to release fatty acids right now before she starts!’ The moderately athletic person might not release fatty acids for fifteen minutes, while the couch potato might not release them for thirty minutes or, if he hasn’t exercised for a very long time, not at all. The unfit person burns fat at the trickle level only; the fatty acid flush never occurs. It’s almost as if his fat cells know that his muscles can’t burn a lot of fatty acids, so why bother releasing them?”

    It seems we ask the wrong question. Most of us are preoccupied with the question “how do I lose weight?” Maybe the question should be, “why do I gain weight so easily?”
    Diets may help us lose fat in the short term but they don’t help us avoid gaining fat. That means the underlying problem has not been corrected.

    I will close this with two paragraphs from Covert.

    “When a fit person eats 1,000 calories, all of them get burned, wasted, used up. When a fat person eats 1,000 calories, only some of them are used up, while the remainder is converted to fat. If the fat person adjusts his diet so he eats fewer calories, his body learns to function on still fewer. Again he is left with extra calories that will be stored as fat.

    The fat person needs to retrain his body so that it burns up ALL the calories it gets, storing none as fat. Yes, he may need a diet at the start to help lose excess fat. But long-term weight control requires a change in body chemistry so he won’t get fat all over again. Exercise is the ONLY WAY to change your metabolism so that your body converts fewer calories to fat.”

    I was a slow loser in the beginning of my T Tapp journey, probably for all the reasons quoted from Covert’s books. T-Tapp is so comprehensive that it rebuilds muscle density faster than any other routine I’ve seen – ever. That means you are rebuilding the ability to burn fat. For some of us, the ability to burn fat takes longer because our bodies have slowed that process.

    This means it is even more critical to persist even if you are not seeing immediate results. I'm going to put this in even clearer words. The slower you lose, the more important it is that you persist in building lean body mass. You must cross the threshold with your own body where it decides to start burning fat that its new lean muscles demand. For some, this happens right away. For others (including me) it takes longer. Regardless, the results will come, I promise.

    I will celebrate two years with T-Tapp in mid September. I feel so fortunate to have found this truly incredible program that rebuilds muscle density leading to long-term and effortless weight control.

    Remember, a critical key to success is to work against isometric contractions. Tighten the muscles as much as possible and then extend the limbs fully against those contractions in all the moves.

    Wishing everyone the very best in health and fitness!

    T-Tappin' best from Texas,
    Sherry, Houston Instructor
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  • #2
    09-01-2002, 12:09 PM

    Absolutely. Diet is a huge myth perpretrated on the public for financial gain. It's a multi-billion dollar business. Atkins alone earned $100 million last year. You need to fundamentally address your metabolism which should naturally burn fat and aid in proper assimilation of nutrients when it is functioning properly. Millions of people are dieting away vital muscle, including from organs such as their heart, and are thus destroying their fat-burning capability and creating a yo-yo syndrome which is breaking down their health. Middle-aged women are especially at increased risk for heart disease and osteoporosis through calorie deprivation. I've seen it happen to my sister through Weight Watchers. She's 45 and continued at WW while nursing her 4th child. She's stooped over, has no muscle tone, sagging abs, no hips, skeletal legs and arms, etc. Yes she's a size 3 but has no shape to her body. If she lost muscle from her arms, legs and elsewhere you can bet she also lost it from her heart and the damage can't be undone. I think WW can be a good tool if you're exercising and understand acid/alkaline balance, carbs, fats, etc. Just counting points will not support health.

    I disagree with Baily regarding supplements and "ancient Chinese scholars." If he's referring to accomplished herbalists, I have great reverence for them and know how powerful their formulas can be. Proper supplementation is also a necessity in our day and age.

    Just my .02.


    09-01-2002, 01:57 PM

    I glad this post was helpful. I truly do think we tend to ask the wrong question about not losing. Instead it really should be why do we gain.

    Nancy, I am always thrilled to bring someone out lurkdom! Now, if we can just keep you out.

    Diane, I would recommend one of two books. The first is The Ultimate Fit or Fat copyrighted in 1999. He does an excellent job explaining body fat versus leanness, why men tend to gain less and lose faster, etc. He also explains how to tell by your breathing if you are in the target heart rate zone. I've posted that explanation on the board before -- and I've also seem similiar concepts in other works.

    I also like his older Smart Exercise - Burning Fat, Getting Fit. It is much more detailed but with lay explanations on how muscles work and metabolism including the krebs cycle. Either of these two books are good. I have some of his others but I wouldn't really recommend them.

    Regarding supplements and ancient Chinese Scholars, those are my words. I too think both have a place and both contribute greatly to the medical world, etc. I mean this only in the context of supplements for weight loss. I am highly prejudiced toward exercise when it comes to weight control which is probably obvious. Just want to make sure Covert doesn't get negative credit for words that are mine!

    T-Tappin' best from Texas,
    Sherry, Houston Instructor

    09-01-2002, 06:12 PM

    Sherry, you mention the Krebs Cycle. I've heard it mentioned several times on the board, but not sure what it really is. Can you explain how the Krebs Cycle works? Thanks! :-)

    09-01-2002, 07:18 PM

    Dear Sherry,

    Once again, you've made a great contribution. Thank you.

    I printed out your initial post and re-read it slowly. How I recognized myself in there! All my life I had relied on dieting to control my size. It started with Atkins in 1972, and culminated with the debilitating Fat Flush diet in 2000. I could keep the weight off for a few years, but as I reached my mid-40s, the gain/loss cycles were getting shorter and shorter. Exercise was always done during the diet, and only to lose weight, and thus the seeds of the workout habit were never planted in healthy soil.

    I can't wait to read these Covert Bailey books - I want to know more details about why I didn't lose a whole lot of inches when I started T-Tapp. In fact, after about 4 months, I was down a size or two, and decided to "goose" the loss along by subtly dieting. Along came a traveling vacation, and there I was - within a month a higher weight than before I began to Tapp.

    Since October 2001, I've been re-forming my relationship to food and exercise by following the Naturally Thin program. It's what a chronic dieter like myself really needed. Now, the weight's coming off and I am working out for my health (all those mid-life creaks and aches!) rather than to fit into something from my old "drawer of lycra" so I can go out dancing.

    Why do I go on so? Because I really want the participants on this board to avoid the frustration of trying, trying, trying, to lose weight and inches through dieting - even dieting in tandem with T-Tapp.

    There's an interesting piece in this month's Allure about genetics, weight gain, and how increased activity is the answer. (Only the writer doesn't know the secret to the most effective activity...yet.)


    09-01-2002, 08:05 PM

    Great idea, Sherry, to post some Covert Bailey wisdom here. He really does know how to get back to basics! And bravo Brook for your insights and contribution.

    I am inspired to add some commentary regarding Covert's comments above, "Diet books that claim miracle insights into weight control are simply flat-out wrong. The control mechanism for obesity is not diet, it is muscle metabolism.”

    The only exception I take to this comment is that diet can effect the control mechanism for obesity by inviting biochemical changes that drive our bodies to fill fat cells. This can be exacerbated by exercise. When someone chronically undereats (usually peppered with bouts of overeating to compensate) with either quality or quantity,fat loss can come to a standstill as we metabolize muscle for fuel. The body will hang onto fat stores in a jealous fashion if survival is threatened, and when one places the load of exercise on top of restricted calorie intake, one may have success at weight loss ...for awhile...losing muscle tissue along the way until appetite overrides judgement and one eats and the form of fat. Lipogenic enzymes step up their activity BIG time when we calorie deprive, which has loads of implications for metabolism and health of muscle tissue at the same time.

    I understand Covert was undoubtedly referring to restrictive, low calorie diets as not being the road to permanent weight loss...and I think it's important to point out the importance of diet as a contributing factor to obesity. Chronic undereating, even in cycles, is not a benign practice when it comes to your body's ability to find it's own natural, healthy, lean weight. I can't say how many times I've worked with women who were exercising themselves ragged wondering why they weren't losing, and then once I get them to eat more and approach their exercise more moderately, they start to see changes.

    This actually details and amplifies the comments that Brook made. Star on the chart Brook for Naturally Thin lessons well learned!

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    • #3
      09-02-2002, 12:22 AM

      Yes, I am defintely using the word 'diet' in its common sense to as mean restricting one or more food groups or calorie/fat/carb intake as a means of losing weight. I don't consider NT to be a 'diet' in that sense any more than I see Teresa's GM/MM plan to be a 'diet'. Neither involve restricting a food group. Both are long-term, nutritional life styles. I very much understand NT has many fans and it is a good approach to nutrition versus being a diet. This is not an approach that triggers my interest ... just doesn't speak to me the way it does others but that is, after all, what makes the world go around. All the same, my own approach to good nutrition is not dramatically different from NT or GM/MM. I try to watch high glycemic, processed foods but that is about it. No calorie counting, no fat gram counting, nothing. I eat as close to nature as possible and I eat whenever I'm hungry. And I cheat regularly with a good dry chardonnay and even a margarita here and there. Oh yes, who can forget the Ghiradelli dark chocolates I keep in the frig??? <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

      The intended message here was very simple. If you have trouble losing, losing is not the problem. Rather, it is why do you gain or hold on to weight?

      I believe that increasing muscle density which changes our metabolic chemistry to be key. There are other factors, but without this core change, any weight/inch loss is not sustainable over the long term. This is the best place to start.

      That is really it. It also means that 'slow losers' must persist until the body turns and starts to burn its fat. Slow and fast losers need good nutrition alike. That includes eating plenty of good quality calories. Failure to eat enough good quality calories leads to many problems with slow weight loss being only one.

      T-Tappin' best from Texas,
      Sherry, Houston Instructor

      09-02-2002, 09:01 AM

      He also explains how to tell by your breathing if you are in the target heart rate zone. I've posted that explanation on the board before -- and I've also seem similiar concepts in other works.

      T-Tappin' best from Texas,
      Sherry, Houston Instructor

      Sherry - can you elaborate on the breathing and how to tell if you are in THR zone? I did a search on your name and "breathing" and you wouldn't believe the length of the list that came up (or maybe you would believe it!) Anyway, I just spend 1/2 hour rereading a great deal of interesting old posts, but I couldn't find anything on this. Can you help?


      09-02-2002, 10:49 AM

      Sherry, Lani, Brooke, and all else -
      What a great post! I really appreciate all your insights! I have lost a large amount of weight (70 pounds). I did change my eating habits, but also encorporated exercise. Since I started at a healthy weight, toning has occurred v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y! BUT, from fellow tappers testimonials, I think the results will come. I really like the program. I mean, where else do you get excited when you thread the needle, or start your lawnmower?!?

      09-02-2002, 12:39 PM

      Rachel, I had to giggle at your post. I'm always wondering though why the weeds keep growing back so fast, needing to be pulled once more? Likewise with the lawn growth!

      And Jul, Sherry will no doubt elaborate upon your question later but for now, I've used this rather rough but simple test with students - and scanned my Covert B. library to find the direct reference but couldn't (at least I think that's where it came from, it's been many years): To tell if you are aproximately in the aerobic zone, when moving, recite "Mary had a little lamb". If you can get all the way to "white as snow" without taking a breath, you aren't working hard enough. If you have to do "Mary (breath) had (breath) a little (breath) get the idea - you are working to hard! Just right is about where you take a breath after each short phrase, right after "a little lamb".

      Bailey does have more details on self-testing fitness levels in his book Smart Exercise. All his stuff is such a great read because it is really in layman's terms. I've used his books in lessons many a time in classes and even had several copies of Fit or Fat that I would circulate in a lending library to students.

      Oh, and Sherry, the way you describe how you eat sounds just like Naturally Thin - quality food when you are hungry with room for fun food - so I'm not sure what your perception of NT is. So many women - and men - have gotten away from eating according to body hunger signals (either intentionally or not) that it has spelled disaster for their metabolisms and they have seen their weight spiral UP as a result! Thus I am usually inspired to jump in with this observation when the partnership of diet and exercise is presented. My work as NT coach is to show how to get back in touch with your body's fuel needs so you can eat when you're hungry, invite your body to give up excess weight by doing so, and in the meantime get on with the business of living! It has allowed me to now, 7 years later, to continue to eat completely according to appetite and hunger signals and still be free of the weight problem that plagued me for years before, even with lots of exercise!

      Covert has some great chapters in his books, too: about the dangers to the metabolim of underfeeding.


      09-02-2002, 01:23 PM

      Thank you!! I don't know how you got my bio, but you sure described me! I keep thinking that it has to be like a snowball wiht me. just rolling slowly right now.
      Anyway, thank you very much!!


      09-02-2002, 02:39 PM

      Thanks Lani for your explanation of the breathing test. I have heard it before, but I didn't realize it was associated with Covert Bailey.

      I think I intuitively follow the NT way of eating, although there are times when I let myself get hungry (that's a no-no!) I am also into glycemic index and combining proteins and carbs.

      I enjoy reading about fitness and nutritious ways of eating. Information seems to change so rapidly. I feel like I'm constantly educating and re-educating myself about these issues. The more I learn, the more I realize that I don't know and need to learn! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>


      9-02-2002, 04:10 PM

      Julie, I am going to bring the old post back up. It is YOUR personal max and ... a diet? Hmmmm, I don't know why I'm on such an anti diet kick lately. Something must have triggered these thoughts. The part on breathing is about half way down if you want to skip the repeat on nutrition.

      I think adding that to Lani's Little Lamb verse will complete the picture for you. I quite like that idea of trying to recite Mary had a little lamb. I'm chuckling at the prospect given all the other stuff we have to think about with T Tapp!

      T-Tappin' best from Texas,
      Sherry, Houston Instructor

      09-02-2002, 06:47 PM

      Hi Sherry

      thanks so much for taking the time to post this thread and the "diet" one too. So much information and so much good advice.

      I have a question for you, I'm not sure if it's unanswerable though and I do understand that everyone is different. What I was wondering is...for those people whose loss is slower, what's the worst case scenario before the body starts co-operating? I mean if we are not consuming excessive calories or sabotaging ourselves in some other way.

      I know T-Tapp works, I've had good success previously but this time on the band wagon, things seem very slow (plus I'm very impatient )

      Sorry to waffle, hope I make sense.

      Best wishes as always


      09-02-2002, 08:44 PM


      There are many possible reasons for slow results. Regardless, it is critical to persist as you are building muscle tone under the fat layers and that will eventually pay off. When it comes to nutrition, it is hard to go wrong with Teresa's GM/MM plan because you can eat as much as you want. Undereating is indeed often a culprit. If you are not getting enough food -- including good quality fat -- you will not lose.

      When it comes to form, I've written a post that details the most common mistakes. The single mistake that will most likely to contribute to slow loss is NOT working against isometric contractions. I can't elaborate on that just now but I'll look for that post later tonight.

      Each person is different regarding when results kick in. But stay with it, they will come and once they do kick in, you will probably see significant changes in your body shape.

      T-Tappin' best from Texas,
      Sherry, Houston Instructor

      09-03-2002, 04:34 AM

      Hi Sherry,

      thank you for your response, I'll have a look for that other thread when I get back from work I will persist this time, I know T-Tapp works and I didn't like the road my body was starting to go down!

      Thanks again Sherry


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      • #4

        09-03-2002, 08:49 AM

        Hi Sherry,

        Regarding your first post on this thread - it's very informative!
        Everything seems logical and explains many things!

        But I have the following problem ( and others): One year ago I needed to lose about 10pounds. I started weight trainig+cardio.
        I lost these 10 pounds in about 12 weeks. After that I continued even with more w/t hours but... no change.I still have some fat over my thighs.

        Then in Febr this year I began t-tapp with the hope to trigger the weight loss again.
        Till now I'm very consistent with t-tapp (and some weights) but my measurements are the same.
        So, I'm asking the question: Why does my body hold on weight? Obviously I have a lot of muscles now - much more than when I first started and when I lost most weight.I also have more deffinition.I follow MM/GM eating.SO, according to the article, all the conditions for losing weight are present.

        What is the key here - to lose the last inches?
        To periphrase my question - why does my body stop losing weight eventhough I do workouts?

        OK. I'm not sure that smbody has the answer to my question but it would be nice to see the others' oppinion.


        09-03-2002, 10:32 AM


        Thanks so much for this wonderful post!! How true, how true. If you don't like the results you're getting, you probably not asking the right questions!! I hear ya loud and clear from my own experience with weight loss.

        I talk with people everyday that are not happy with their weight but they continue to do the same things day in and day out. Someone once told me that the definition of stupidity (not using our wonderful brains) is "doing the same exact thing and expecting a different result."

        I am rarely hard on people but I do share with them the most important thing I learned about weight loss and maintenance: "You have to be willing to make a lifestyle change" In other words, DON'T DIET!! How true this is. Almost all the woman I know who are still struggling with their weight are looking for the "perfect diet." The fact is, diets do not work and can often do more damage (gain more weight) bec they leave you feeling deprived and cheated (what positive can come of that!!), and we all know where that leads us....yes the refrig or cubby for something sweet or salty!

        Having permanently lost the weight, maintained it for over 2 years and knowing I will NEVER go backward again, I can attest to Covert's words. I used his book and many others that made practical sense and were very direct (something I needed to help me). But it wasn't until T-tapp that my approach to exercise drastically changed.

        Teresa's program is the most comprehensive I've ever seen. Bec it deals with the entire body as a dynamic system. You engage your body, all its internal systems/organs, your emotions (to push to your personal max), your mind (cause there is a lot to think about and focus on) and even your spirit!! The changes in my muscle mass, body functioning, flexibility, strength, you name it have been amazing. As much as my body has changed on the outside, I realized it has been equally if not more changed on the inside.

        There are no quick answers but there are questions and answers that WILL get us to our goals safely and healthy! My words of wisdom to add to the mix: "If you make permanent changes in your relationships with food, exercise and yourself, you WILL loss and maintain your weight loss, feel stronger, more confident and powerful!! Teresa does not make empty promises like so many other people out there but she does give us an absolute "gem" of a program that addresses us as whole people!!

        Thanks again for posting Sherry!!


        09-03-2002, 11:05 AM

        This is such a great thread, and as of yesterday afternoon I now have Covert Bailey's book on my night table read halfway through.

        Elaine, your post is so wise and true and right on the money. I only want to address what seems like a subtle point, but it's one that has "messed with my head" over the past 30 years.

        To say that diets don't work "because they make you feel deprived" is slightly off. That misconception is what the diet industry is counting on - they continue to build new and better diets with all sorts of faux food or tricks (how about the "small plate" gimmick? or those horrible frozen deserts made of polysyllabic ingredients?)so that the dieter doesn't "feel" deprived. They make more money with new product--be it food or eating plans--and the dieter is left feeling something is terribly wrong with her willpower or character.

        In this month's Allure magazine, a science writer describes her attitude as she began researching a book called "The Hungry Gene":
        "I went into this project thinking that there was a heavy psychological component (to overeating). But it's minimal."

        Diets don't work for many reasons. One of the most significant is that "maitenance" is nearly impossible because after starving ourselves for weeks or months or years, we're hungry! The body needs fuel in the form of food. It's that simple. Our willpower and character should be used to keep informed and make sure that food is as high-quality as possible. Dieters "feel" deprived because they ARE deprived.

        Now I'm going to digest my quality breakfast a bit and do my new fave "Torso to Tempo".


        09-03-2002, 01:12 PM

        Mani - I responded to your topic on a new thread, "fuel and fitness" - and now I see I've gotten your name wrong! I put Marni - I'll see if I can get back in to edit later!


        09-03-2002, 07:30 PM


        Thank-you Thank-you, Thank-you for starting this thread!! I, too, have been a lurker (and a learner). I appreciate your common sense and basic philoshophy.

        And, Like so many who've posted on this thread, I have found that exercise - especially T-Tapp- is one thing we all can do...and it does work. Alas, not as as fast as we might want. But muscle is valuable!! And better than the next "diet miracle". Why look for a "fat gene" for obesity when we ALL HAVE muscles? Our own anti-fat machine.

        I LOVE Covert Bailey AND Teresa Tapp!(never having met them, even!) My favorite (mangled)quote from Covert Bailey is something along the lines of "if some one told you they just bought 12 pounds, you'd ask '12 lbs. of WHAT?' SO if you just want to lose weight...ask yourself ...pounds of WHAT?"

        I remind my constantly dieting mother-in-law that it's not what you weigh, it's what you're made of!

        Thanks again - time to get out the Smart Exercise book and reread!

        10-08-2002, 11:50 PM

        Thank you for "bumping up" I did miss it and it is just too important not to read and to bookmark.
        Sherry, Thank you for all of the time and effort with all this much needed information.

        10-09-2002, 12:34 AM

        your post was such an encouragement. I am definately one of those that is seeing little results. I know I have to keep doing the T-Tapp, basically because I feel so good after I do it. It's amazing. Sometimes I get bummed becuase I just want a little perk when it comes to wearing some of my older clothes that are smaller. I'll keep waiting...but I just want to make sure I'm doing this right. I have completed a 14 day boot camp and have been working out EOD. Is this enough? I'm working on the GM/MM diet you suggested at the Cleveland seminar in September. Basically I just need to know if I am doing enough to eventually see the results you saw.

        Thanks again

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        • #5
          10-09-2002, 12:55 AM

          Hi Diana,

          YES, EOD is definitely enough with T Tapp. That means you should be working out 3 to 4 times per week - don't worry if you can't literally do EOD. T Tapp can fit your schedule.

          If you are following GM/MM and T Tapp, you will lose but make sure you are eating ENOUGH! Remember, don't count anything on those GM days ... not calories, fat grams, carbs, nothing. Just stick to GM with plenty of healthy carbs in the forms of veggies and two fruits, and you really can't go wrong.

          I suppose there is one caveat. Try to stay with healthy fats. BUT, make sure you are getting enough healthy fats. For me, there are no rules, I just eat what my body tells me to eat. Whole, raw almonds are a great source of healthy fats and go a long way to satisfy cravings for other things. Avocadoes are another great source of fat.

          We have been so programmed that fat is bad that this can be a hard change but it is critical.

          But, give yourself that break for 1 day out of 3 -- especially in the beginning. Over time, you will crave refined foods less and less.

          Regarding T Tapp, remember to fully extend and fully engage all the limbs. T Tapp is very much about working against isometric contractions using only your own body. That is what delivers such incredible inch loss.

          Check out the response Lannette wrote under "muscle question".

          Stay in touch, Diana. I hope to hear more about your T Tapp adventure.

          T-Tappin' best from Texas,
          Sherry, Houston Instructor

          10-09-2002, 04:22 PM


          You really weigh 30 pounds more? I basically stopped doing TTapp because I was weighing more. About 13 pounds more. I really love the exercises and the way I feel but panicked when I saw the weight gain and just assumed it wasn't working for me. That's great news! Maybe I'll give it another try! Thank you for your inspiring information.


          PS Tried to go to the last Houston event but it was sold out already. When is the next one? Preferably a form clinic.

          10-10-2002, 01:24 AM

          Hi Lisa,

          YES, I weigh about 25 pounds more than I did at age 25 (as of this week) -- and I wear the same size as then. That says a great deal about muscle density and cinching in.

          However, I've lost about 20 pounds since starting T Tapp. I don't diet and the weight came off very slowly even though I was losing inches.

          I think it is possible, depending on where you are starting from, to gain with T-Tapp but unusual. That would take much more discussion.

          A T-Tapp event was 'sold out'? Are you referencing the University of Houston event? I hold clinics on a fairly regular basis and none have been sold out. Are you on the Texas T Tapp distribution list? That is the best way to stay informed of upcoming events in Texas.

          Hope to meet you soon!

          AND JO, go for a flat tummy! Isn't it wonderful to see progress there?

          T-Tappin' best from Texas,
          Sherry, Houston Instructor

          10-10-2002, 10:06 AM

          It is amazing to see progress there!! The last time I was "thin" I was starving myself, but still had flabby round belly with saggy skin. No muscle at all, and arm bones that looked like a scarecrow. Then became a pudge-muffin!! Easy to do when you have no mucscle, I guess.
          Anyway, to see this belly flattening & smoothing (got four kids!) is a real *wow* for me!!
          Thanks for your great posts! You don't know how much they mean to me.


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          • #6
            11-11-2005, 02:05 AM

            Yikes, yet another oldie! Looks like someone has gone digging lately.

            Well, I feel a bit vindicated in commenting way back then that it seems harder for those of us that carry abdominal fat to lose. I still personally believe that based on my own readings and observations. The interesting twist that is more current are thoughts on leptin. In theory, this is a hormone produced by the adipose fat cells ... deep fat that occupies space around the organs.

            I won't proceed further down that line tonight but it is worth doing your own reading and research. The nice thing is that the leptin theories I've seen fit with any preferred nutritional plan be it GM/MM or any other.

            It is amazing to see these old posts resurrected!

            T-Tappin' best from Houston,Texas
            Sherry, T-Tapp Trainer

            Lizzy Joy
            02-01-2007, 01:18 PM

            Bumpety-Bump! This needs to be shared again!

            I've been on-line "searching" for help this morning, and this thread encouraged me more than anything else I found!!!

            [^][^][^] THANK YOU, T-TAPPIN' SISTER, SHERRY!!!

            I was actually considering going back to low-carb dieting... because I just can't seem to figure out why else I've been gaining so much weight (fat) lately. [V]

            I have gained close to 40 pounds since I stopped low-carb eating in 2005... about 10 pounds every six months (from 160 lbs. to nearly 200 lbs.) I know the "scale" is my enemy... but the numbers do speak volumes at the doctor's office. UGH!

            Also, I'm wearing a size 16, up from a size 10 or 12. I know that if I cut out processed carbs, I will easily "unbloat" but it only lasts about a week before I have to add more healthy grains and legumes back into my diet. I DON'T WANT TO EAT LOW CARB!!! I WON'T DIET!!!

            In 2002 I began T-Tapping and lost fat at an amazing rate: two sizes in only two months... and I was only doing two Beg/Rehab workouts per week. [:0]

            Back then, we were also eating low carb (per doctor's orders) and my husband and I were both feeling better than ever! But, was it safe?

            In 2004 I realized that I had been "low-carbing" off and on for so long that I had become a "Yo-Yo". My weight loss stalled and I began to worry about it, and soon afterward, swore off dieting and low-carb eating forever! HAVE I RUINED MY METABOLISM, PERHAPS!???

            [:I] I figured the first 10 pounds I gained was water weight, but my size just keeps increasing. I feel bloated, fatigued, hungry all the time... especially at night when I KNOW that I must not overdo it!

            I've been working out 3x/week and getting 15-30 minutes of cardio in nearly everyday... so what is happening????

            Thanks for letting me vent! I'm determined to get back into my T-Tapp routine TODAY! [^] Muscle burns fat... and fat stores fat!!!

            Lizzy Joy

            02-01-2007, 01:33 PM

            lizzy... you're the bomb w/regards to colonix.... so i'm working from a tangent. i'm gonna use a dissimilar situation w/what looks to me like a similar outcome: as much as i don't want to speak the negative on myself, nor claim illness, i've been blessed/cursed with gluten intolerance. i'm almost certain the dermatological issue i have is related. as i've cut back on glutens, this issue ebbs & flows, but has nevertheless gotten worse over the past month. big time.

            i started oil swishing a couple of weeks ago. i'm on day 8, but have not been doing it daily. i think it's stirring up a hornets nest & escalating a herx effect, not unlike people who've stopped drinking & one alcoholic encounter throws the system into reverse (like... vanilla extract for example, not even a drink).

            could it be perhaps that our bodies, once cleaned out/up, become more sensitive to the foods we do eat, despite exercise, portion control, even quality food? i keep hearing 'less is more' in my head, like a mantra... maybe a lot less, not calories, not dieting, but it's as if our body's are telling us very loudly "I DON'T WANT THAT" & we aren't hearing the translation.

            keep movin'..the path shows up behind you...

            Lizzy Joy
            02-01-2007, 02:25 PM

            Hi! Thank you for replying to my venting post! [:I]

            But, what is a "bomb"??? Ha! Just curious!

            As for the colon-cleansing I did last fall... it made me feel great, and helped me to get a good jumpstart on my "NO DIETING" lifestyle! I repeated the cleanse again this fall and had good results again (without any scary stuff to report!)

            Do you think that the cleanse is related to my past year and a half of weight gain and ravenous hunger? I hadn't really considered that. I've definitely considered insulin resistance, and do try my best to avoid ANY processed carbs. I tend to overeat at every meal... and then some... but always with "good" foods!

            I think my increased caloric intake and horrible PMS is mostly to blame!!! [:0]

            I'm 43 and have two weeks on, two weeks off (sounds like the Karate Kid: "wax on, wax off".) Ha! Ha! The bloating and breast tenderness is the worst. Where should I go for the "right" help? I've tried Natural Progesterone creams off and on... but they didn't do anything except cause mysterious "chin whiskers" to appear. HA! [:I]

            Also, I have had another AWFUL issue that I did not mention in my earlier post. It is a chronic bladder control problem that showed up about three years ago now... it comes and goes! Some days I "dump" without warning, and other days I'm in total control of my bladder. Hmmmmmm [:I] Must see a urologist this year, I think!

            Last year I used up all our insurance on the colonoscopy and my first mammogram... so this year I will start to work on my bladder and hormone issues! Perhaps there is a good Gyn/Urologist in my area???

            I thank God that T-TAPP has been my friend through "THICK" AND "THIN"!!!

            Lizzy Joy

            02-01-2007, 02:48 PM

            Lizzy Joy I am in no way qualified here to make a diagnosis but I have to tell you that the little I have read over the years it sounds as if your hormones are out of wack. I know that the bladder is affected by estrogen and the balance to the other hormones that is why a woman as she ages can develope a bladder going problem.

            Also your mentioning 2 weeks on 2 weeks off again that's all female hormones. The weight gain and being 43, again hormones. Don't have a solution but wanted to tell you that I don't think you have a diet issue but a hormone imbalance. Do you take Teresa's alphalfa? Not that it is the only thing you might need but the fact that it is helpful in balancing estrogen thought I would ask.

            Best of luck to you!


            02-01-2007, 04:38 PM

            Yep, ((Lizzy Joy)). That's PMS alright. The "recipe" that changed my 2-week see-saw:

            [u]Serious</u> daily multivitamin (B6 and E quite important).
            ounce of water per 2 pounds body weight [u]minimum</u>.
            [u]regular </u>Tapping.
            less white flour, more [u]fresh</u> veggies.
            hobby/creative outlet to replace evening eating.

            When your size creeps up and you're a tapper, you have the ability to pull it back down where you want it - mine went up about that much but recommitment brought it right back and I'm no particular whiz. So I know you can.

            Wish I had a "recipe" for changing bladder concerns, but as Martha mentions, other changes might help that.

            I don't think metabolisms "ruin". Today's a new day, you're a positive person, all signs point to health. hugs.

            ¸.• ´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
            (¸.•´ (¸.•'* M.H.
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            • #7
              02-01-2007, 08:05 PM

              'da bomb' is one who makes an impression, an explosion of reality, a new & improved view, action, perception & result. this is my definition. anyone else is free to expand on a theme.

              pms may be the source, &/or perimenopause. EFA's are also indicated in addition to b6 & e complex, less-to-no white stuff. shooooot - i found "natural cheeto puffs" & "baked cheetos" & "lays natural potato chips".... no glutens but lots of msg. daanng..... some days mm, some days gm.

              overall i can't say for sure if your detox made your body more sensitive to crappy food, but i know it's truer than false for me. cheats seem to be less tasty & more problematic. can't always stop at '1', but definitely can't eat the whole bag at all.

              hydration is my worst offense these days...thanks for the reminder. i just forget, & when it's cold outside i go for warm things, even just hot water. i gotta be diligent about this one.

              and the creativity angle i have to agree with too. emotional eating is a part of this perhaps for you too, i know it's one i often resist seeing. exercise & all else consistent, in moderation to interrupt negative feedback loops. i'm with ya sister.

              keep movin'..the path shows up behind you...

              Olivia 2
              02-02-2007, 03:01 AM


              Can you explain a little more about what you mean by the following that you wrote. Sorry for not getting it!

              "Remember, a critical key to success is to work against isometric contractions. Tighten the muscles as much as possible and then [u]extend</u> [u]the limbs fully against those contractions in all the </u>[u]moves</u>."


              02-02-2007, 09:20 AM

              Hi Olivia, Sherry is quite a busy lady, so I will help out, Lets take one move to demonstrate this

              Pull The Weeds

              OK you are in the flat back position, you are pinching your fingers and feeling the isometric isolation all the way up your arms into your deltoid muscles, now you pull up (elbows by ears) now extend the limbs fully against those contractions, meaning keep everything tight, but FULLY extend your arms until the wrist come below the shoulder (but keep the shoulders blades pulled together)

              Same thing goes for a move like balance make sure the arm that is extended out is FULLY engaged and FULLY extended (No spaghetti arms) if done correctly you will feel your triceps, and biceps engage and it will keep your lats activated.

              Michelle Barbuto
              Senior T-Tapp Trainer

              Olivia 2
              02-03-2007, 12:04 AM

              Okay, I get it! I'm glad you explained it using Pull the Weeds, because I have been having trouble with this one, I'm going to print off your reply.

              Thank you!


              Lizzy Joy
              02-03-2007, 12:34 PM

              T-Tappers are the BEST, BEST, BEST!

              Thank you all for the great suggestions and reminders!

              I realize that there is no single "diagnosis" for women who are all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds... wellness is definitely a journey! I am so thankful that I have found the "Way".

              T-Tapp has been the best MEDICINE I have ever discovered! I am so thankful for all the care and hard work Teresa has put into this business (her ministry!). I don't thank her enough for all she's done for me.


              I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

              Three secrets weapons that I have learned (and re-learned) on these forums are: #1 MORE MUSCLES, #2 MORE VEGETABLES, #3 MORE WATER!

              Of course, there are many, many more suggestions and needs for our bodies... but these three keep coming back to my mind.... over and over again!

              I like things to be simple! [:I] And so, I will focus on these principles first... and then add in others as good habits are re-formed!

              Thank you all for caring and taking the time to encourage a T-Tappin' sister! [:X]

              Lizzy Joy

              Lizzy Joy
              08-10-2007, 11:48 PM

              Hi everybody!

              I'm bumping a really great thread that helped me a lot!

              I accidentally resurrected this thread when I was searching for some "insulin resistance" suggestions this evening.

              I just know that this is the problem I've been having, and I'm so RELIEVED to actually know how to solve my issues now... AND FOR GOOD TOO! [^] Yay!!

              After re-reading these helpful and thoughtful posts...


              Instead of just yo-yo eating "Low Carb" I have been eating mostly all GOD-MADE, with very few "fake foods" allowed! (Okay, maybe one Cheeto or Oreo crumb here and there.) [:I]

              I have also increased my cardio exercise to 60 minutes every other day... getting my arms above my chest, and increasing my heart rate so that I will REALLY get the most out of my workouts.... and now the weight is FINALLY budging. Wa-Hoo! My energy is back again!!!

              I can live with 20-30 grams of carbs per meal very easily... and I try to have a little protein with each and every meal or snack I eat.

              PATIENCE truly is a virtue, and I'm finally believing it:

              [^] "SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!"

              Lizzy Joy

              08-11-2007, 07:38 PM

              Lizzy Joy,
              Glad to see that you are making progress. Have you looked at the books from the Carb Addict diet? Their cookbooks have some delicious low carb recipes.

              Lizzy Joy
              08-14-2007, 12:27 AM

              Thank you for the encouragement! I love new recipes.

              Here is an "easy read" about isulin resistance!


              I sent this link to my family and friends, knowing that many of them suffer with the same symptoms and frustrations that I do. [V]

              My "recipes" are fairly simple and portable too! I like having a small cooler full of low-carb goodies, so that I can snack often and keep my blood sugar level... and resist cravings for "quick energy carbs". [:I]

              I'm practically "living on" whole-grain, delicious tortilla wraps!

              I found several brands with 8-12 grams of fiber, and only 5 carbs.

              YUM! YUM! []

              For breakfast, I fill them with eggs, cheese, grilled veggies, bacon bits, canadian ham or even some breakfast sausage.

              For lunch, I fill them with tuna salad and lettuce... or turkey, ham, lettuce, mustard, fat-free cream cheese or dressings... and slices of my favorite cheeses! YUM, AGAIN! []

              For dinners, I focus on veggies and protein. ie: spaghetti and meatballs on top of broccoli... even though I make whole-wheat pasta for the rest of the family.

              For dessert, if I've been "good" with my carb and calorie limits... I treat myself to a small dish of Breyer's sugar-free icecream!

              The CHOCOLATE FIX becomes very necessary at "certain times". [:I]

              Oh... those tortilla wraps are also great with peanut butter and organic, sugar-free strawberry jam too! Sometimes I dip celery sticks in peanut butter... or eat it with pimento cheese spread.

              You can make tacos or chicken and steak fajitas... with guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese... and even some fibery refried beans!

              The tortillas can also be "sliced" into chips and baked! Mmmmmm

              Another favorite: Salads with chopped nuts, grilled chicken breast strips, shredded cheese and lots of chopped veggies!

              Maybe we should start a GOD-MADE, LOW-CARB / DIABETIC RECIPE thread on the forums?

              Everyone could post their favorites! [^][:X][8)][8D]

              Lizzy Joy

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              • #8
                08-16-2007, 12:51 AM

                My doctor told me that I'm 10 lbs over what I shoul weigh for optimum health. I'd like to lose 20 lbs for my own feelings of well-being. But I'm having a very hard time losing the weight, and a hard time keeping up with the exercise. I take lots of supplements, including vitamins A, B complex, C, Calcium + D, and a multi, as well as my prescription Oxybutynin. I've been eating more salads and veggies too, and more fruit too. But I'm not losing lbs. What am I doing wrong?


                Lizzy Joy
                08-18-2007, 02:04 AM

                Hi, Michelle!

                My last post was much too focused on "Eating" and not focused enough on "Exercise"! Fat loss is so much more obvious than weight loss!

                For me, eating lower-carb, has given me that long-lost energy that I've been needing to WANT to do my T-Tapp workouts consistently.

                (Editing to add "lower carb" for me means to eat less "empty carbs" and switch to healthier grains with more veggies and fruits (and less junk food) not an Atkins type way of eating.)

                These issues are definitely related, but with T-Tapp, I think that your diet is really secondary!

                So what have you been doing for exercise every day? [?] Have you completed a T-Tapp bootcamp yet, followed by every other day T-Tapp workouts? Which one(s) are you working on?

                There's so much good information and advice here on the forums... just keep asking away!

                Also, I'm wondering if you have experienced that wonderful body sculpting inch loss that so many others are talking about?

                If so, those "ten pounds" won't matter nearly as much as the inches you will be losing as you build new muscle and firm up.


                T-Tapp workouts will build those fat-burning muscles that your body craves... so don't worry about your weight on the scale.

                Have you tried Teresa's GOD MADE - MAN MADE eating yet?

                It will definitely speed up your fat loss! You can enjoy all the foods you love and yet, teach your body how to process carbohydrates, to control any future weight gain.

                Let us know more about you!

                I'll say a prayer for you too... we are definitely in this together. [^]

                Lizzy Joy

                08-18-2007, 10:58 PM

                Hi, Michelle, there is some great advice in this thread! One thing I do when needing to lose or get back to regular exercise is take a week or so and do what I normally do, but tally stuff. Like, journal what exercise I did and what I ate. Then, afer a week or two of doing that, I plan out what workouts to do and when, always giving wiggle room for life events.

                So, based on your post, if it were me I'd ask myself:

                --Am I getting any exercise in, and if not, where can I carve out 15 minutes a day for BWO on some days, and maybe 20 or 30 for walking, even if I have to break it up into 3-ten minute segments?
                --What am I putting on my salad -- I love Caesar dressing, but I know that has a lot of calories in it, and I could have chicken on my salad for the same amount of calories. How much fruit am I eating? It's good for me, but it has a ton of simple sugar in it. Protien makes me full; am I missing out on getting a good source of protein in on God-made days?
                --How much am I going over-board on man-made days? (I tend to just eat up whatever I can get if I think I have a free day, for instance, so I have to scale that back, too. Something about that "free day" notion! ) I have to remind myself about a good balance of good carbs/fiber/protien/good fats.

                And the main thing to tell myself when I get discouraged: That number on the scale? It's just a number. I say to myself, "Remember, Neon: You can pack more muscle in the same space as you can fat, and muscle burns more calories a day just to stay alive. So if you see that number go up, but you know you are exercising and eating well, then...just let it go up. See how your clothes fit rather than relying on that number."

                You can do it, Michelle! Don't be discouraged; just hang tough.

                Edited to say, here's a great quote from a woman on Oprah's show who'd had success getting fit and losing weight one step at a time: "There are 24 hours in a day. Claim one for yourself." [8D]

                Lizzy Joy
                08-19-2007, 10:46 PM

                Great advice, Neon!

                Very inspiring... and I love that quote!

                CLAIM ONE HOUR A DAY FOR YOURSELF... that hour is a gift to treasure and enjoy... not one to leave unwrapped, or worse yet, to be thrown away and wasted!

                My weight is currently "stalled" according to my evil scale. Ha!

                But spending that hour working out everyday... knowing that my body is changing... WOW! That's where the POWER is!

                "YES, WE CAN!"

                Lizzy Joy

                Lizzy Joy
                10-16-2008, 05:40 PM

                Wow, Tamra!

                Thanks for the bump up... again! What perfect timing for me... and hopefully for someone else too. This thread is truly inpiring!

                It seems to me that God must be trying to encourage me by sending some very powerful reminders through my sisters at T-Tapp!

                Please say a prayer (or think of me) will you? It seems my "Oomph" just isn't there these days. I'm so tired all the time, and unmotivated to exercise/energize! [V] The fatigue is overwhelming!

                A side note: I had been consistently enjoying my workout routine three times a week for the past six weeks... and then suddenly, everything began to "fall apart" (when it rains, it pours).

                Hubby lost his job, and then my knee pain and fatigue suddenly returned. We're also not sleeping very well, which we know is a big part of our fatigue and moodiness.

                So... I stopped my regular workouts "temporarily" to give my body some rest and get caught up on other areas of my life (homeschooling, helping my teens find jobs, teaching my college student to drive, organizing the house, budgeting, etc.).

                To help with our melancholy moods and emotional energy drain, my family has started walking together after dinner (SATI form, or course)... Yay! But... now that excruciating heel pain has returned again. RATS!

                Now I've taken a break from that too for a few days. [:I] What's wrong with me?!! I should [u]know</u> better than to do this!

                Of course... I've also been turning to comfort foods more than I should. What's with that? Yesterday it was "fastfood" and then today I woke up craving donuts and coffee (YUCK!). I gave in, but they definitely did not make me feel any better at all. [xx(]

                This Low Glycemic Index article was a good reminder for me today!!!


                Somehow this is all "related"... like a strong, heavy chain with many thick links... that defintely needs to be BROKEN!!! Oh, how I long to be FREE INDEED from all these health issues!

                This morning I woke up with a terrible headache, but my feet and knees feel fine... so... thanks to this thread...

                TODAY IS THE DAY I WILL T-TAPP FOR 15 MINUTES!!! [^]

                I feel the chains falling off right now!!! One link at a time.

                We must remember... "YES, WE CAN"!!!

                Lizzy Joy

                10-17-2008, 10:28 AM

                I too agree that the qustions we ask not only ourselves but physicians are incorrect. I don't hold much value to the scales but pay more attention to the clothes. I am carrying my weight around the middle like a spare tire and that is all of a sudden new in the last 6 months. I keep tapping and am noticing firming but as a member on thyroid md and paxil I think that there are many layers to get through. I know how good I feel and just solid, and healthy and focused. When I can't work t-tapping in I sneak away to a part of my building that I can just get in a few moves and it recharges my batteries. Thank you all for you wonderful advise and encouragement!
                God Bless us all for our focus and hard work for our bodies and the will that God gave us to succeed!

                11-01-2008, 09:32 AM

                Thanks for bumping this. As I am new, I have never read this thread - nor this info.

                Doesn't it make you mad to read some of this stuff - not because it isn't true, but because, indeed, we are being taken advantage of. People are only out to get money - not to spread true knowledge.

                I was always on the spectrum that the less I ate the more I would loose. So, as a teenager - I became anorexia. So, who says I don't have will-power to loose? But, I tried to change that mind frame for years. Because I made my body fast for so many years, I found myself gain back the weight when I finally ate (about ten years ago).

                I am so grateful to learn these things.

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                • #9
                  Gina Giannattasio
                  02-22-2011, 10:33 AM

                  I just want to pull this part out by itself:

                  This means it is even more critical to persist even if you are not seeing immediate results. I'm going to put this in even clearer words. The slower you lose, the more important it is that you persist in building lean body mass.

                  02-22-2011, 11:11 AM

                  And another GREAT quote:

                  here's a great quote from a woman on Oprah's show who'd had success getting fit and losing weight one step at a time: "There are 24 hours in a day. Claim one for yourself."
                  LOVE that!


                  12-03-2011, 08:29 AM[/COLOR]

                  Oh my goodness, this makes TOTAL sense! Especially the quote about persisting especially if you're slow to lose. I was so unfit when I started T-Tapp, I can see now that I was one of those who burned fat at a trickle rate, if that. This is so encouraging. Thanks for the bump, Abbie.

                  Tami in OKC

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