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!

Posted by: jbiggars63 | May 25, 2013

Very simple explaination of how you get fat!!!

Check out this link for a funny, yet informative explanation of how we get fat!!


Posted by: jbiggars63 | May 24, 2013

Fiber? YES!


Here is a handout that Medi-Weightloss Clinics® put out about the importance of fiber in your diet! Check it out!
Fiber is classified into two categories; soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is considered roughage and does not break down easily. This type of fiber passes through the digestive track faster and helps relieve constipation. Soluble fiber is thick and absorbs/retains water. The soluble property forms a gel and slows digestion. Soluble fiber has been known to stabilize blood glucose, allow better nutrient absorption, and increase the feeling of fullness.
Constipation is defined as not producing a bowel movement for three or more days. Your bowel patterns may change while on the Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Program. For example, you may experience less frequent bowel movements due to your decreased food consumption. As long as your stools are soft, you are not constipated. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Inner Balance is a crucial component of the program designed to promote regular bowel function. Adults, take one to two (1-2) capsules, as a dietary supplement, twice daily with at least 8 oz of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. See choking warning on supplement label!
Questions to Ask Yourself:
1. Am I drinking enough water?
2. Am I eating green vegetables?
3. Are my stools soft?
Use Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Inner Balance as your first choice to avoid constipation. If unresolved, you may try these over-the-counter fiber supplements: Benefiber®, Unifiber®, or Fibersure®. It is important to read the label on all over-the-counter products as they may contain calories and carbohydrates.
Guidelines for Consuming Fiber
1. Increase consumption of foods high in fiber or supplements gradually to prevent gastrointestinal side effects such as gas and bloating.
2. It is important to increase your fluid intake when you increase the amount of fiber in your diet.
Foods High in Fiber
Collard greens, Raspberries
Avocados without skin, Broccoli,
Spinach, Blackberries,
Chard, Apples
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