Morning! First month with this challenge but I've been logging religiously for months now and I'm happy to report I'm 59 pounds in to my 125 pound weight loss goal. This really does work!
This challenge fits exactly with the principles I already do, so I'm looking forward to being with others who have the same targets.7
@ashleycarole86 WELCOME! 🎉🎈 You're so right about this really "working", but only when we work it! Lol. And huge CONGRATS 👏 to you on achieving 59lbs toward your goal! Whoop! 👏 We're all very passionate about our little group and are SO GLAD to have you join us!1
I am Svetlana
July will be my 5th month with UAC. During those 4 month I lost 17.8kg (39.2lbs). I still have 1.6 kg to my originally planned Goal Weight of 60kg (132.3lbs), but as I see now weight is not so important anymore. I have old tight fit jeans which I wore when I was 60kg (in 2018) and it is already loose. I am absolutely sure that strength workouts made a difference. Until recently running was my prime exercise. Since now 3 weeks I am doing Beginner EPIC with Caroline Girvan (5 days per week). Before it was “Lift and Shred” with J. Michaels. She is good and I like her workouts, but she talks too much. I am not the person who likes to give advices, but I would recommend to check for this EPIC program. I can already see and feel the difference. Being thin and soft is also not an option, isn’t it? And after 50 it is not late to build some muscles. It is actually never late… I only regret that I didn’t start this earlier…. This is a message to a younger folks… Here is the link again. Just in case
Next few months will be not easy. Our office will be closed at the end of September, I was given an opportunity to change to our headquarter near Düsseldorf (200 km from where we live now). This Saturday we drive there to look at the apartment which can be our next home. I hope we will get it as the “competition” is very high. And it is so difficult to find something for a reasonable (still high) price. I could not even find at least another option so we could check more places in one go. So, I must stay concentrated, no funk and remember that eating in excess brings nothing, but extra kilos
So nice to be here again with the UAC family! Glad to see all of you, honestly.
I'm finishing up body recomp phase right now and will move into maintenance next month.
* Maintain my body fat in the low 20% range (or, gulp, high teens)
* Get stronger and more flexible
* Run a sub-60 minute 10 km (bonus)
* Working on mobility improvements (bonus)
JUL Exercise: Theresa DePasquale's 90-day workout program (Phase 3 of 3)
JUN Nutrition: Hit my protein macro (40%) at least twice a week. Keep fat macro between 25%-29% for the month's average. Hit 35g of fiber daily. Play around with volumetrics/volume eating.
@Winner_in_Life You've had an amazing 4 months, and CONGRATS on losing 17.8kg during that time! 👏 Your hard work is paying off!! I've recently turned 60 and know that I (desperately) NEED to do some kind of strength training more than ever before. I can tell in just this last year that I've lost muscle tone in my upper body. I've started working again this week with some light weights, but need to take a more serious look at this EPIC program. Thanks for the recommendation! And good luck to you on the apartment hunting - that doesn't sound like it's going to be easy.1
@MaltedTea your goals (and even your workouts!) are always SO inspirational to me! Huge kudos to YOU as well! It's so good to see YOU back again for July!!2
@Mrs_Hoffer Thank you very much for your kind words I hope for better 🙂0
@Winner_in_Life Super impressive achievements!1
@oh_jackie Thank you for your attention 🌹2
Good Afternoon All. This is my first time with UAC. I came on the good advice of a good friend here on MFP. I believe this will help me to stay focused on the positive and not the negative, (as I have been). Looking forward to all the help I can get. Wishing everyone good luck. Thanks for having me.4
WELCOME! Harley! I'm so glad to see you here!2
harleywolf55 wrote: »Good Afternoon All. This is my first time with UAC. I came on the good advice of a good friend here on MFP. I believe this will help me to stay focused on the positive and not the negative, (as I have been). Looking forward to all the help I can get. Wishing everyone good luck. Thanks for having me.
Your hair colour?! 👌🏿😍
And welcome to the UAC!!1
Hello, I’m late to the party this month after taking a little time out mid June. This will be my 7th month if I get credit for June.
I’m Maryann. I’ll be 38 this month, and I have 20ish lbs to go until I hit my goal weight. Honestly it might be less than that but in my brain it’s always “20 left”. I guess my end goal is a moving target. I alternate running, though I’m quite terrible at it, and strength/HIIT classes at the gym. I have a 5 year old with more energy than I can fathom, and some days it feels like he directly drains the energy from my husband and me to fuel him 😂.
Anyhoo. I may not respond to posts some days, but I always read and like them. Any friend requests are welcome. Sometimes I ramble (exhibit A: this post), so apologies in advance for that.
Welcome to all the new members, and cheers to those running the show this month. You are all awesome. ❤️4
Hi everyone, I'm new to the UAC! I am trying to be more consistent and I think this challenge will help me with that!
I'm Christie, an Aussie, married almost 13 years with a 2.5YO son at home, who is the absolute light of my life! I have been obese forever, but in recent months I have lost over 30 lbs so I'm happy to have made a start. I am taking a slow approach to weight loss, and the goals in this challenge align well with that, for me!
Sorry I'm late joining this month, I just stumbled across the post in the challenges area.6
WELCOME BACK @mshawski ! I get the whole energy draining 5 yo thing.... we have 8 grands and cant handle more than 1 or 2 of them at any given time! 😆
WELCOME @TwistedSassette ! Im glad you found our little group!! 😊 Awesome job on the 30 lbs so far!2
I haven't introduced myself yet - I am Jen. I joined last month, then I got an infection and the antibiotics made me lose my appetite so I looked at June as being a lost cause. So I learned how to make a log cabin quilt wall hanging. So I joined in July and I had issues with my ex again which I have posted about in the past. Hopefully, following the advice of my attorney, all things should be getting better with regard to the abusive ex issue now.
I am hoping that I can finally focus on my health goals again. I need to be honest, I got depressed over the past few months dealing with my ex and trying to work on health goals so I stopped. But I hope things are now finally going to get better and I can truly move forward.
I look forward to getting to know everyone in the UAC. I added the picture of the wall hanging I made in June.
@KCJen That is simply beautiful! Quilting is something I've never done! But this is absolutely stunning! Such a wonderful job!0
@Mrs_Hoffer Thank you!! I love to make quilts and quilting is very calming to me.