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    So I've been thinking... The format for UU Biggest Loser is something that works in the short term, but I want something long term... So I was thinking, what it we re-format it, short challenges from time to time, but mainly have somewhere we can talk about nutrition, workouts that we like, things we don't, you know, your normal getting to a better you discussion thread! We can have contests, but not a big one like we used to. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UkuleleHill View Post
    So I've been thinking... The format for UU Biggest Loser is something that works in the short term, but I want something long term... So I was thinking, what it we re-format it, short challenges from time to time, but mainly have somewhere we can talk about nutrition, workouts that we like, things we don't, you know, your normal getting to a better you discussion thread! We can have contests, but not a big one like we used to. Thoughts?
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    Sounds good to me.
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    Awesome! Let's talk strategy! What are you all doing, what's your goals? I'll start first:

    I am currently at 210 lbs and looking to be down to 175-180 or 190 trimmed. I'm currently counting calories (as that's what I have noticed works best for me) but I am trying to keep under certain goals on the amount of carbs, sodium, cholesterol and the likes. I am walking 3 times a week and doing body weight and resistance training 3 times a week. I rest on Sundays and once I get back into my counting groove I will not count calories on Sundays as a "cheat" day.
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    I think I can pop on in from time to time

    Well, a touch about me... I found out I had type 2 diabetes last year, and I was eh hem.. more plump than what would have suited a 9 foot tall human.
    So.. Yeah, I decided to 'get healthy' instead of continuing to yoyo.

    I am aiming to hit around 180 as my primary weight loss goal, but right alongside that my wellness goal is to keep my A1c (that's just a blood test that measures sugar control) in the normal range (mine is currently a 5.4, down from a 11.1 when I got my 'beetus diagnosis)

    This morning on the scale I weighed in at 231, down from an all-time post-baby high of 324 in January 2014. I currently count calories, and eat a low-carb/moderate protein/healthy fats diet. (it's an anti inflammatory diet- aka keto, or a rather modified 'atkins-esque' style diet.) It really was a major lifestyle change. I don't really do cheat days, more like an occasional cheat item, cheat days mess my sugars up too much.

    As for exercise, I wear a bodymedia armband to measure my activity, but I don't set aside time for much scheduled exercise. I log between 7 and 10k steps a day most days between school and work, some days it's less, some its more, as with anything else. I tend to eat less on lower activity days. I do go to school full time, and work full time... my hard spots are with my kids- they eat me out of house and home. Some days it feels like they never stop eating! hehe. I do tend to do "Baby plyometrics"- Body weight exercises while holding a 30+ lb kid. Squats with kids on shoulder.... baby presses... Baby bench press.. (and when they get ornery and do that boneless sink to the floor, the baby deadlift )

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashew View Post
    I think I can pop on in from time to time

    Well, a touch about me... I found out I had type 2 diabetes last year, and I was eh hem.. more plump than what would have suited a 9 foot tall human.
    So.. Yeah, I decided to 'get healthy' instead of continuing to yoyo.

    I am aiming to hit around 180 as my primary weight loss goal, but right alongside that my wellness goal is to keep my A1c (that's just a blood test that measures sugar control) in the normal range (mine is currently a 5.4, down from a 11.1 when I got my 'beetus diagnosis)

    This morning on the scale I weighed in at 231, down from an all-time post-baby high of 324 in January 2014. I currently count calories, and eat a low-carb/moderate protein/healthy fats diet. (it's an anti inflammatory diet- aka keto, or a rather modified 'atkins-esque' style diet.) It really was a major lifestyle change. I don't really do cheat days, more like an occasional cheat item, cheat days mess my sugars up too much.

    As for exercise, I wear a bodymedia armband to measure my activity, but I don't set aside time for much scheduled exercise. I log between 7 and 10k steps a day most days between school and work, some days it's less, some its more, as with anything else. I tend to eat less on lower activity days. I do go to school full time, and work full time... my hard spots are with my kids- they eat me out of house and home. Some days it feels like they never stop eating! hehe. I do tend to do "Baby plyometrics"- Body weight exercises while holding a 30+ lb kid. Squats with kids on shoulder.... baby presses... Baby bench press.. (and when they get ornery and do that boneless sink to the floor, the baby deadlift )
    Feeling inspired, humbled and weak in will after reading your post.

    Congratulations on the results of your hard work.
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    After dropping 16 pounds already, I still need to lose 40 pounds to be at a weight I'm happy with. I have cut calories and trying to get back into an exercise routine. I get discouraged and cave in to comfort food. This thread may just be the motivation and accountability I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    Feeling inspired, humbled and weak in will after reading your post.

    Congratulations on the results of your hard work.
    Gary... I am not an inspiration. Ha. I'm just doing corrective maintenance.

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    Last edited by cashew; 03-31-2015 at 09:13 PM.

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    The first pic is me at the beginning, probably june 2014, before I got my DM2 Diagnosis, so I was probably in the realm of 320. The second one, was Valentines 2015, I was about 230.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    Feeling inspired, humbled and weak in will after reading your post.

    Congratulations on the results of your hard work.
    You can do it to Gary! It's all about finding what works for you! Sometimes the scale doesn't show it but the belt size does, don't be discouraged!
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