Posted by: jbiggars63 | February 16, 2017

What is the best way to drop the weight?

What is the best way to drop the weight?Christmas 2008

Do a google search for the best way to lose weight and you will find all kinds of ways to do it. But it looks to me like there really is a formula to successful weight-loss!!

Personal Dedication:

The first part is for you to really make the decision to become dedicated to becoming more healthy. People who start weight-loss journeys with the attitude that they will try something for a little while or they aren’t sure if it will work for them, are going in looking to fail or for any excuse to go back to old habits.  If you’re not ready to really go for it, don’t.

Nutritional Plan:

The food plan you choose is very important to your journey.  There are all kinds of nutritional plans out there to choose from but for me Medi Weightloss is the best choice.  This is a plan that has strong medical backing and isn’t just some kind of fad diet or shake plan.   I use real food and the plan is doctor supervised.  Keep a food log!  You will be surprised!

Support System:

Losing weight is hard! Especially if you are trying to do it alone! Having people there to root you on or that you can talk to about problems can help greatly! TOPS is a group where you can go to weekly meetings for support and education to share time with like-minded individuals who are also losing weight!  I get support from Medi Weightloss  too, as well as from my friends and family!

HIIT Training:

High-intensity interval training is a type of exercise that involves repeated short bouts of high-intensity, or burst exercises, followed by brief recovery periods. This sequence is repeated several times in a row usually for a duration between 20–30 minutes. Considering the fact that many people use “not having enough time” as a popular reason to avoid regularly exercising, HIIT workouts are one of the best ways to overcome this block and get great results fast. A HIIT protocol is a well-researched way to reap physical benefits as an alternative approach to steady-state exercise training but with less of a time commitment. For example, recently a study compared the impact of two different types of exercise training on body fat and muscle metabolism: HIIT workouts versus steady-state exercise.The study investigated the effects of calorie expenditure and fat loss in young adults and found that although HIIT workouts actually burned fewer calories during the actual workouts than did steady-state cardio exercise (likely due to its shorter duration), the HIIT program produced more fat loss than steady-state exercise did overall. Additionally, the study concluded that while the HIIT workout helped build muscle, the steady-state workouts actually broke muscle down. Researchers concluded that not only does HIIT burn more fat over the duration of the day, but it also builds more muscle and improves metabolic function.

So, what does it take to lose weight? Commitment, good nutritional choices, exercise (cardio and resistance), and support! Have you heard this before?  😉  We can do this!!

Posted by: jbiggars63 | February 9, 2017

Exercise Time!!


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Yes, you can burn fat at work! An example of what I do is every two hours I walk for 10 minutes and get in 5 flights of stairs and every other hour I stretch or just get in 300 steps. This helps not only with your weight-loss but it also is a proven fact to help with your attitude and production along with moral! Try it!

Posted by: jbiggars63 | January 16, 2017

Week 2 Weigh-in and Ideas!

Week 2 comes with another 3 pounds lost!  Looking forward to seeing what week 3 brings!  We had a winter storm here this weekend so I was stuck inside!  UGH!!! Here is an article that will give you some good ideas on what you can do to burn some calories this winter!


Posted by: jbiggars63 | January 6, 2017

Another Great Tip From Medi-Weightloss Clinics!

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The bacteria in your gut are incredibly important for all sorts of health-related aspects. A disruption in the gut bacteria is linked to some of the world’s most serious chronic diseases, including obesity. A good way to improve gut health, is to eat probiotic foods (like live yogurt and sauerkraut), take probiotic supplements, and eat plenty of fiber.

Posted by: jbiggars63 | January 5, 2017

1st Weigh In of 2017!!

Week #1: I lost 13 pounds! WOW!! Medi-Weightloss Clinic  is working again for me!  I really focused on the nutrition and walking this week! 13 pounds!  That is a REALLY large newborn!  If you want to see how much that is, pick up a 13 pound bowling ball! Amazing! Now, let’s keep this momentum rolling!  Thanks Kim and Jill!!

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Posted by: jbiggars63 | January 4, 2017

Hello all! I am back!

Over three years ago I had a lot of changes in my life!  I turned 50 and went through the dreaded mid-life crisis.  I lost two jobs before getting back into television.  My oldest son got married and my father figure (grandfather) passed away.  I strayed from the lifestyle and spent less time exercising.  You have heard many stories of those that have lost a lot of weight that seem to gain it all back plus more, well I haven’t.  But a third of it is bad enough! Medi-Weightloss Clinic and a good combination of resistance and cardio training. I have re-started my journey and this week my initial goal is 10,000 steps and 700 protein calories per day and keeping carbs at a minimum.  So, off we go again but not nearly as far to go!! It’s a new year! We can do this!

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Posted by: jbiggars63 | July 10, 2013

New Updated Website! !!!

new-and-improvedSorry that the posts have been few and far between lately! I am working on a new, improved website that will have tons of info and daily updates and lots of information for everyone from starting weight loss to maintenance! Stay tuned!!!!

Posted by: jbiggars63 | June 20, 2013

How you gain weight..


This could be a month long post!! I will begin with a wonderful piece I found on line that shows the Low-Carb version of why we gain or can’t lose weight! I will come from a bunch of angles for this for a while as I am a believer you can lose weight many different ways. I lost weight by following an adequate protien / lower carb plan with a physician supervised program called Medi-Weightloss. I lost 300 pounds following this plan. I know lots of other people that have lost weight on juicing or low fat or , well, I could name a ton of different ones! Anyway, you will find this piece very informative and kinda funny! Let me know what you think!!

Posted by: jbiggars63 | June 18, 2013

Stairway to Heaven!


If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option that anyone can do.

Not all stair stepping machines are alike, but most offer workout variables based on three things: resistance, pace, and foot position.

Start with a low resistance and ramp up until you have to push in order to move the pedal back down. If the pedal’s doing the work, resistance is too light. Don’t lean on the side rails or handles; these are for balance only.

Most machines allow you to control how fast the pedals move, either manually or in a preprogrammed workout. Go fast enough so that during the peak of your workout, you can answer a question comfortably, but not carry on a conversation.

Foot Position:
Most of the time, you should start with your foot flat on the pedal, rising up onto your toes slightly as the pedal raises. But if you’d like to work your hamstrings or calves, you can scoot your feet back so your heels are off the pedal, pushing you up on your toes more fully and frequently.

*Extra Tip: Your body position should be upright at all times. Don’t lean your weight into the handlebars or console. Leaning to the sides or front of the machine actually decreases your workload dramatically and increases your risk of injury due to improper form. Think about standing tall and letting your hands just lightly touch the handlebars for support.

Posted by: jbiggars63 | June 14, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

Check out my post, actually my son’s post on Medi-Weightloss Facebook page!

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