Weight Loss Ticker

Monday, May 18, 2009

Week 116 & M-4

Last Week's Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Today's Weight: 29.5 lbs. (-2.0)
Total Lost: 150.5 lbs.

Fat Ratio:
Lean Mass:
Fat Mass:
I forgot to take those measurements this morning.

I hoped to be lighter by now, but I will take what I got. I am just focused on the Marathon this Saturday. Everything else is a blur. So far, I am worried about finishing the race...not really, but then again really. I am even more concerned about injuring myself or getting sick so that I cannot run in the race.

In fact, I got a terrible headache yesterday afternoon. I slept most of the day and all night. I still feel like it might come back. I am not sure if it's allergies, not enough sleep, anxiety, a bug, or some combination thereof.

I can hardly believe I am going to do this. I think about what things were like before 2007. I did nothing that could be considered exercise. I ate candy and sweet baked goods every day. I was miserable and disgusted. I was a medical disaster waiting to happen. Since then I started exercising and eating healthy. In a relatively short time, I lost a lot of weight, became active, and have a much more positive outlook. I have run a 10 mile race, a sprint triathlon, and a half-marathon. I have given three talks about my journey of fitness. I have learned a lot of valuable lessons on this bumpy road. I have many more to learn. I expect to learn a few over 26.2 miles I will be running.

Looking at where I have been and where I am, I am humbled. It seems like something that happens to other people. It sounds like something that other people accomplish. I am in sort of a surreal haze this week. All I can do is thank God.

Yesterday's Training:
Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Run: none
Strength Training: none
Day off

Weekly run total: 0 miles

Last Week's Total: 45 miles
This morning's weight: 229.5 lbs.
Yesterday was a rest day.

This is my full blown taper week. No hard runs. No long runs except the big one of course. I plan to run about 20 miles: 5 miles each day Mon-Thurs, rest on Friday, complete a marathon on Saturday.

"Good captains are not made on still waters." I couldn't track down the source for this one, but I heard it somewhere.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!


bogartkick said...

That's a good sign for you. You will get lighter if you continue doing what you want to do in order to lose some weight. Thanks for sharing your stats to us.

antgirl said...

Keep with your healthier goals and the weight will keep coming off.

I am humbled by your running a marathon. I bet you'll do great. Deep breaths. You can do this. :)

Fat[free]Me said...

I would be suffering from nerves too, especially as you have worked so hard to get to marathon standard.

Judging by the on track training you have done, you WILL do it, no problem.

Wishing you all the best for the big day - looking forward to the after-race round-up!

Sayre said...

God, I am so excited for you! And anxious to get myself running down the same road. I feel so much better today, though still a bit weak. I figure that once I can do the stairs without feeling like keeling over at the top, I'll be ready to resume my exercise.

In the meantime, I stand here on the sidelines, cheering you on and wishing I were in your shoes.

Ask a Nurse said...

It is good that you have the confidence going...losing weight and keeping in good shape should be a pleasure not a worry.You sure do it well.

Half Man said...

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement

Electronic Medical Records said...

Thank your for sharing your statistics...regularity always brings success and so it will get you the same...keep up the good work.

More Medical Travel Info said...

Great tips...good article here.Weight training is all very good....when understood and done.

Buy Propecia said...

It feels better to do it the right way and to be able to stick to a resolve decided in the mind.

Chris D said...

way to lose weight im sure its cause you are more fit than before and your diet is alot better now too great work!