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Diet Bet
Motivation Tips
Posted: July 08, 2013
Starts today? I do not know my start weight.
Diet Bet
Motivation Tips
Posted: July 08, 2013
Alright. How does this work? Do I have to be on FB?
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: July 08, 2013
What are the details?
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: July 05, 2013
back to it. 3...2...1... go


Ha - that is funny... I said go and then I went away.

It has been a difficult summer getting myself motivated and getting out there. The good news is that I am trying. I've been doing some running... usually about 2-3 times per week... needs to be 4. I have one "flat route" that I can now FINALLY jog for 3 miles without breaking for a walk. But throw in any hills and I'm walking them still. I finally broke down and bought some new running shoes last week... maybe they will help me mentally???

I do not know my weight as I have not weighed myself since the last time I posted here. But I have been trying to do better with the diet (as I had slipped away for a while)... but since I started my weekly runs with the group I train with, I have been better.

I will try to get more active here again. I am going to need it to get through this half marathon.

Thanks for "poking" me to get back in here.
Adventures in Mommyhood/Rachael Gets Her Body Back
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: May 13, 2013
Those photos are really fun. I still can't imagine 2 at once. Must be fun though. :)
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: May 13, 2013
back to it. 3...2...1... go
Big, Bald and Sweaty.
Introduce yourself!
Posted: May 10, 2013
Good luck on that Mudder. Have someone take photos. That will be some good stuff!
Weight loss challenge - week 3 - post your weights here!
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: May 10, 2013
320. Square one. I'm off for a quick weekend away with the wife for our 10th anniv. I won't do too much damage.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: May 10, 2013
Kiwi - Good motivation for next week.

Sebastian - Awesome video. Kind of funny, but very real. Kind of looks like amateur Militia training minus the weapons. Pick and choose anything to climb up / over / duck under / crawl through / jump off / and get as dirty as possible doing it. They must have to walk through a car wash before they can go home. Good stuff.

Alright. Out with it. This was not a great week. Life was just too busy for anything this week. Injured my back, 10th wedding anniversary, wife's birthday, out of town for this weekend, kids choir / play performance and rehearsals etc, etc, etc. Fortunately, when I get home on Sunday, regularly scheduled training and dieting can resume.

The diet wasn't horrible this week, just no movement on the scale. Gotta amp up a bit physically next week.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: May 03, 2013
no matter how slow you are moving you're still lapping everyone on the couch


I believe I did. Thanks. I needed to hear that today.
Week 2 - Weigh in here please!!!!
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: May 03, 2013
320 ? Not happy. Next week is a new week
Week 2 - Weigh in here please!!!!
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: May 02, 2013
one.... more... day. Today I sweat.
Big, Bald and Sweaty.
Introduce yourself!
Posted: May 02, 2013
but this is neither horseshoes or hand grenades....



Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: May 02, 2013


Thanks Al. It is just a little frustrating that I can do "so well" with my diet and not drop weight. I have to hit the pavement and sweat to drop. Another good day with the diet... same weight. Lets see what I can do today.

It's not all for naught. One of the things that I am working on is to see an improvement in my bloodwork. All this good food will have to show improvement in my blood health. A good day is not all about the scale. Did I lower my triglycerides or improve my cholesterol today? I hope so. I had a tough morning today... trying to resist the urge to buy a donut or a pastry. I won that battle. Now I need to pound the pavement.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: May 01, 2013


I killed that 150 cushion by eating some salmon on a lavash wrap. Oh well. Today is a new day.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 30, 2013
Today was not my most stellar day. I bought and ate a dark chocolate bar that I later discovered was actually 3 servings. Crap. Multiply those calories by 3... carry the 1. Not exactly how I had imagined today going. Then, I did not have a chance to take lunch... so I have not walked yet. Crap. I hope to get that in yet this evening.

If I stop eating now, I still make my calories for the day. I think that is what I should do. I still have about 150 I can snack on later if I have to. I'll post again in the AM.
Week 2 - Weigh in here please!!!!
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: April 30, 2013
Yeah. I'm gunna need until Friday.
run 120K in Maj
Training Routines
Posted: April 30, 2013
Funny.... I still think it is "odd" to be invited to participate in a thread for "long runners"

I am still in the walking / jogging mode. My weight is not falling off like I had hoped it would. I have not been at it long... but I guess I thought it would just go away. Guess that is not how it works. So... a walking and a jogging I go.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 30, 2013


I'd by lying if I said I was not disappointed by today's weigh-in. Up a little rather than down a little after a few really good days. I know Sunday wasn't perfect... but it was not that bad either. Yesterday was a really good day. So I'm going to build on that. I plan a good walk today during lunch as well. Not going to jog today... just walk for about 3 miles.

The other thing is that I am going to read about the Fat to Carb to Protein ratio that I should be shooting for. I think I have been eating a little too much in terms of peanut butter and cheese. So, today's eggs are minus the cheese and I've added some salsa, corn and peppers, and pepper onion veggie mixes instead.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 29, 2013
Saturday was good... I even exercised.



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Sunday could have been better. I think I am even missing some entries. But today is going well so I'm not going to fret.

Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 29, 2013
I would love to be able to do a tough mudder... but my arms are still not strong enough. You probably recall that I tore both biceps tendons a year apart. No pain in my right arm anymore, but my left is still painful. I don't want the surgery though.

Eating at work is always easier for me. And if I have to eat on the run then I try to do Subway.

The weekend went "okay". Saturday was fine... Sunday was not quite as strong. I did not hit the scale this AM but I will report on that tomorrow.

I went out for between 3-4 miles on Saturday. I remember last year when I could do that without thinking anything of it... heck... on a good day that would be warming up. Not this year. Gotta keep hitting it. I bought some new socks this morning. I am going to compare the NB performance socks to the MTA performance socks. Both are wicking material to keep the blisters away.

Tania.... awesome that you are doing a half also! Mine is about a month later than yours. I will post my training logs as recommended by Team World Vision. TWV is the charity that my church is running with. The DET13.1 is on October 20th. The unique thing about this event is that you run over the Ambassador Bridge into Windsor, Ontario along the riverfront to the tunnel and back under the river into Detroit. So, unlike Chicago, there are 2 hills... the bridge and the tunnel to train for.

Going back up to the question about my fluid intake... coffee and water. Probably need to up the water a little more. Also doing an Almond Milk smoothie about everyother day.

I will post my MFP charts this afternoon.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 26, 2013
Yesterday's diet. Closer to that 2300 goal. Not happy that I had to do Subway for dinner again. But I had to go from work to the nursing home to see my MIL last night, so it was the healthiest option while on the run.

Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 26, 2013
Thanks Kiwi. I hope you do stick around as a motivator. Last year, John was here to push me. I have not seen him in a long time. Traineo is my source of guidance and motivation.

Today was a slight uptick on the scale. Probably a natural fluctuation. Not going to worry about it. I need to get my body moving today ... it is a nice day outside and will be all weekend as well. Success will be measured on Monday morning's weigh in.

Week 1 Weigh In!!! Post your weights here please
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: April 26, 2013
Start: 320
TW: 317.4
-2.6

Really only worked on getting the diet straight this week. Time to start the cardio.
Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 25, 2013
Finally, I have started 2013 WAY BEHIND. I have built this chart so that I can compare 2013 to 2012. Here's to hoping I can make these lines cross on this time line!

Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 25, 2013
This is my MFP food diary from yesterday. I will enter these as completed. I was a little too low yesterday. Today I will be closer.

Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 25, 2013
Getting started. I am trying to figure out my goal for daily caloric intake. I have started this week a little on the low side, so I need to figure out what is best for me. Funny how I have to figure this out each time I get going again. You would think I would know this by now.

Below is a screen cap from the F2F BMR page. Based on this chart, it would seem that 2300ish calories would be my goal. Any other opinions out there? I get this figure by taking that low number (as I do sit at a desk and I'm not in the height of any kind of training yet)... so, 2586.. and per the last paragraph... It is okay to eat a few hundred calories less calories per day (200-300) to speed up your weight loss at this point.

Journey to the DET13.1
Training Routines
Posted: April 25, 2013
Just setting up my place to enter my food and exercise log. This will chart my progress in 2013 as I lose the weight I gained over the winter and get ready for the 2013 Detroit Half Marathon.
Big, Bald and Sweaty.
Introduce yourself!
Posted: April 25, 2013
Chilly and rainy here today. The forecast looks really good though for the next 5 days. I had to bring my daughter to work with me today... she is sick. Maybe I'll take her to the mall during lunch to walk around the mall once or twice.
Losing weight after surgery ...
Off-Topic & General Chat
Posted: April 25, 2013
I had the good ole gallbladder out in January 2012. While I did lose some weight... I can't say that I thought there was any correlation to weightloss from the surgery. If anything I think I gained some initially from the swelling. I was just glad to be done with the gallbladder attacks. Take it easy on your recovery.