A Much Younger Me - about 2 years old.
Me @ 45
2008 My Three (youngest) Sons @ Purdue
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Lately, it occurs to me what a long strange trip its been.
I'm a late-40s, borderline obese, sedentary man with a wife, four sons, and two dogs.
Or I was. I still have the wife, sons, and dogs. My weight has dropped just enough that I'm not officially obese. I'm still working on getting out of the "overweight" category. UPDATE: 8/24/2010 I'm "normal", with a BMI of 24.96.
Mentally, something snapped in March 2010. I just did not want to live the way I was living. I found SparkPeople in April, and I've worked the diet and exercise diligently.
122 days later, I've lost 38 lbs (17% of starting weight), spent 130 hours exercising, and changed my life.
Train for a half marathon, even if I don't run one.
Get %Body Fat from 29 to 14% by May 2011. Possibly unrealistic? At ~22% now. @177lbs, lean body wt would have to be ~152. I 'only' need to add 15 lbs of muscle! ADA guidelines are 15-18%. Gotta think this out.
Weigh 177 lbs by 9/15/2010
X Run a 5K. In public. Done - Kings Powder Keg Trail Run, 8/28/2010.
x Weigh 188 lbs by 1 August 2010. 187 8/4.
x Run 35 miles between 7/13/10 and 7/20/10. Done - 37.7!
x Run 5 miles in 60 minutes between 7/3 - 7/11
x Run 5K in 30 minutes or less by July 1st. Done - 6/28/2010
x Get fit enough to take up kayaking! Done 6/5/2010
1 hour per day, every day.
5 x 4+ mi @ 'easy' pace
1 x 9 mi @ 'slow' pace
1 tempo or hill run
Personal Trainer 2x Week - Whole Body
I've been married to my college sweetheart for 26 years and have 4 teenage sons and two dogs. I work as a computer engineer in IT for a very big company. My hobbies are health & fitness, paddle sports, and trying to stay sane. I'm on facebook, or take firstname.lastname at weirdness.com to email me
The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
- Mark Twain
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