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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

3 years 45 weeks or 201 weeks-Weigh-In

275.5 lbs. (Last week was 277.5 lbs.) so I am down 2 lbs. from last week.

Still running 3 times a week. I am having difficulty weight training more than once a week. I would like to bump it up to the three times a week and also add three days of alternate cardio. However, I am quite happy and comfortable with my progress. I am feeling good. I am feeling stronger and I am living fit.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Week ??? Weigh-In

280 lbs.
Eating Healthy for 6 weeks and running for 6 weeks with occasional weight training.
I was at 305 6 weeks ago.
My Achilles tendon is much better, but not back to normal.

I have come to the conclusion that I simply cannot make any promises about blogging. I did find it very helpful and loved all the friends, but family, work, and health must take precedence. I will try to return from time to time in order to update my stats. If I get the chance to blog I will.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


288...Two hundred eighty-eight pounds was the number on the scale. No doubt, it was higher than that. It's frightening how fast it seemed to pile on. I know it was a slower process, but it didn't feel that way. One day, clothes were fitting a litter tighter. I told myself to eat better and exercise more. The next thing I knew, clothes simply didn't fit. It felt like one day everything was fine and the next it was all out of whack. Of course, there is more to the story. As I get more time, I will try to map out what happened in hopes that it will motivate me to continue and serve as a lesson so that I can take steps to avoid it in the future.

Right now, it is simply a new starting point. No use in getting all depressed and down. The fact is that I have done much to return to a fit lifestyle in the last few weeks. Since I hadn't given up all my fit habits, it hasn't been that difficult of a transition. Now the I have stepped out of denial onto the shores of reality, I look forward with great hope and expectation.

Thanks to all for your encouraging comments.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Positive Step but still swimming in Egypt's River

Last week I did about 3 hours of weight training stretched over four different days. My plan is to do 3 days a week, but I missed one the week before and wanted to catch up.

I ran five days last week. Three at my speed. Twice at squishy speed. That equals 22 miles and five hours.

My eating habits are getting better, but still not where I would like them to be. Looking back, I had really fallen back into some bad habits. I need to be more patient with myself. I didn't turn my eating habits on a dime. I can't expect my eating, exercising, and metabolism to magically go back to where they were. I need to work at it. I do see progress.

The last thing I need to do is start my Monday weigh-ins again. I was in denial. I gained a lot of weight fast. However, I haven't been able to weigh myself on Monday mornings for various reasons. I haven't gained all the weight back, but I am embarrassed, sickened, and depressed by how much I gained. As much as my mind tells me that the scale in not as important as other aspects, psychologically it kills me. Next Monday I will post my weight. I will no longer be in denial.

To keep myself in reality, I am living a much more fit lifestyle than I was a few weeks ago. I am eating healthy. I am exercising. I am strength training. I am going to get this right.

I watched that new show with Jillian from the Biggest Loser last night. She said that "trying" is just an excuse to quit (or something like that). I think she is right. I am not going to try to live fit. I am living fit. I am going to continue to live fit.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beware! Increasing Activity Levels

I haven't had the laser yet, but I have been increasing my activity levels. I decided to simply start over with running. I went back to the beginning program in the Beginning Runner's Handbook. This gives me plan that is certainly not too ambitious, but gives me structure while not over doing it. On the off days from the program, I am running with my daughters which is hardly running at all. With warm ups and stretching, my tendon seems to be no worse, and at times feels better.

I have also returned to weight training. Over a year ago, I dropped weight training when I was training for the marathon. I simply couldn't do it all. I have tried many times to get back to it regularly, but didn't. I am on my second week now, and plan to keep going. This will go a long way to boosting my metabolism.

Now, I need to get my eating under control. I am fairly good during the day. After the kids go to bed, I seem to crazed sensation that I need to eat all sorts of bad foods. I just need to go a few weeks without eating after 7PM and I will be fine. I bought some sunflower seeds in the shells. This helped me before.

I hope everyone is doing well. If you read this, please comment, if just to say, "Hi."

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ten Months Later

Bah, I feel terrible that I have neglected this blog. The fact is that I had to let other priorities take precedent over this blog. However, I will give a little run down of the past 10 months.

July 4th, dad died.

Late July, my 2 oldest completed a kid's triathlon as well as showed and sold lambs in 4h

Mid-August, I completed another sprint Triathlon. I did well.

Mid-September, I completed and olympic distance Triathlon. This was a lot tougher than I thought it would be.

I ran a few races since then. Last one was in January.

Summer and fall were spent working on dad's house and selling it.

Now working on his second house. Hope to sell it quickly.

I signed up for another marathon, but Achilles' tendinitis has sidelined me on that endeavor. It's just not healing. I am going to get some laser treatment or something this week. Not quite sure what that is all about.

This winter, exercise slowed down quite a bit, healthy eating went down the tubes bit by bit, weight was gained which I am sure contributed to my injury.

I have made several efforts to get back on track. I need to review my blog and get back to the mindset of Living Fit being my #1 Job!

Thanks for all the inquiries and good wishes. I make no promises as to when I will post again.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!