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Maintaining at BMI OBESE

Saturday, November 19, 2011

hi spark

lol yes, ok 1 Pt away from obese, I am at high overweight!

and when I say i am maintaining, I don't mean for life
just for this marathon training!

i know I will not be losing lbs, but inches.

thinking this way will help me with my positive thinking and mind set

I read on ON2VICTORY's blog. while marathon training
you can't really have both
it's either run for distance or losing weight.

because for losing wieght running you need intensity.... shorter faster distance
while for marathon, you need more slower longer distance

I could be wrong... but for my experience this was a emoticon moment!

So I decided to Maintain here.... and I also understand

any WEIGHT GAIN will be salt and food....not FAT or muscle loss!!
any WEIgHT GAIN, iNCHES GAIN is bloating and water retention

I am having a hard time with the food!
on weeks when I am NOT running the crazy miles, I eat like it ;p

during the crazy miles, i need the salt the cals

I really need to drink my H20!!!

ok to the fun stuff.

Maintain at obese? what you saying

OK too LAZY to take a RECENT pic.....

My very first pic on SP vs me last month

I have already lost 10 lbs from my real start

My ONLY pre-SP pic, 180 vs last month 172

you all know I took a break and BLOATED....and lost some muscle mass

Peak 156 in May '11 lb vs Break 169 Aug '11

Started the Watch Me Shrink @ 168 (+13 lbs from peak) vs today 172 LMAO

This is me a few days ago at 172 ;p wearing my WMS jean size 6. muffin top still

I have DONATED all but one of my old jean 12

This is how far I have come,
12 busting into 14 vs my 6

My WMS jean 6 is that Largest pair I own

This is a pic of all my jeans top is my WMS jean 6 and last is my WMS jean 4

I used to fit the 4......hmmmm

so I will still do my shrink pics in the 4, but I will NOT be AIMING to get into them

I am fine with 6, but if I fit the 4..woohoo, if not whatever!!!


This was me at Peak, this is me today ;p


if you are an odd ball like me ;p

NUMBERS don't MEAN a thing!!!!!!

good thing I got insurance when I was at 156 hahaha low end of overweight! hahaha

spark on

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Yes, once you get fit, you need to ditch the scales because it is not your friend any more. You look amazing and I bet you feel so great now that you are fit! :)

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MSILVER94 11/21/2011 3:44PM

    Good blog! and for you! numbers definitely don't mean a thing. Last part was TOOOOOO funny about getting insurance on your low end! lol

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SCMAMAJONES 11/21/2011 11:50AM

    I've said it before and I will say it again -- IGNORE BMI!!!! It's stupid!!!!!
There is no way anyone would look at you and say you're obese. Shorter individuals get totally screwed by BMI. I stand by my statement.

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REEKU731 11/21/2011 10:15AM

    Totally ignore BMI. I'm built like you - lots of muscle which makes me "overweight", yet I comfortably fit a size 6-8. Scales are definitely evil and do your best to ignore it. I've just come to terms with the fact that I'll probably always be considered "overweight" or even "obese" depending on how much muscle I have.

In regards to endurance nutrition - here's a few books you might want to check out. The first is "Racing Weight" by Matt Fitzgerald - its specifically designed for endurance athletes to drop body fat and increase mileage. Its a great read! He also has another book (its an intro to Racing Weight) called "Racing Weight Quick Start Guide" that's a good plan as well.

Another written by Ironman Brendan Brazier is called "Thrive" - that one is about eating to fuel endurance workouts without causing unnecessary stress to your body - its a good one too!!!

Let me know if you have any questions about those books - I'll be happy to answer them for ya!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

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MARYMO22 11/20/2011 3:51PM

    ignore BMI - it sucks. any doctor will tell you it's a guide, but if they can see you're clearly exercising and doing plenty BMI doesn't give the correct picture
ultimately there has to be a measure for all people to slot into - it's just one measure

you're certainly not obese..... you look fab

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KNITTINGMOMOF3 11/20/2011 2:15PM

    You definitely do not look anywhere near obese. In your last pics in the bikini, despite the scale saying more, your legs look smaller. You have toned and added muscle. Looking great!

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AKATUJE 11/20/2011 1:10PM

    maybe there is a new definition for obese? You look awesome!!!

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LISSA26143 11/20/2011 11:19AM

    I just love seeing your progress and the smile on your face, truly an inspiration. I too have not lost much weight, but am losing inches so I can relate!!

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LILBIT-2008 11/20/2011 10:24AM

    You have plenty to be proud of. Most of al you keep going... marathon and running thats super great!!!

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LPETRO119 11/20/2011 9:18AM

    You look awesome! The scale doesn't tell the whole story - you are a great reminder of this!

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ECHAVEZ2 11/20/2011 12:46AM

    You look fantastic! You just keep up the great work. Your smiles say it all.

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BOBBYD31 11/19/2011 11:59PM

    i just love how you put it out there and are proud of yourself! totally awesome. they say you usually add about 3 lbs going thru training but to maintain where you are at is good idea, you'll do great

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APIRLRAIN888 11/19/2011 11:42PM

    Thx guys for the support!!!

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SEEHOLZ 11/19/2011 3:51PM

    The last pic says it all to me! Thanks for always posting these.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/19/2011 1:54PM

    for someone so near the obese you are looking very good and very i looked as hot.keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 11/19/2011 1:13PM

    It really is about more than the scales. My daughter is at only 25 percent body fat but the number on the scale would say she has more. emoticon Her muscle tone is amazing.

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 11/19/2011 12:01PM

    I gained 3lbs during my marathon training. You have to focus on your nutritional needs more than weight loss when you are running those kind of miles.
You are on the right track, focusing on inches more than lbs. It's a hard balance for me to do, but I'm giving it my best. You truly encourage & inspire me.

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VENISEW1 11/19/2011 10:48AM

    emoticon for the comment on my blog. Best wishes on your marathon training!

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NATPLUMMER 11/19/2011 10:43AM

    Great plan!!! You look fabulous!!!

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RUNJEWELRUN 11/19/2011 10:34AM

    I think we all have to do what we think is best. Each person is different. Best of luck!

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BEXNEW 11/19/2011 10:23AM

    Great blog and great pictures!! Looks like even though you have gained - you are in a lean, strong place. I am glad to be back here to help me get back to where I was and take it even further! Thanks for the welcome back yesterday!


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PEACOCK15 11/19/2011 10:20AM

    Thank you for putting this out there! It's so easy to get caught up in the numbers game, I know I'm guilty of it, but if you can remember your words - it will only pay off for YOU!

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JERSEYFLOWER 11/19/2011 9:41AM

    I had the same emoticon moment reading ON2VICTORY's blog, too. Makes complete sense.

I no longer feel bad about being obese now that I see that you were recently considered obese, too, and you look AMAZING. Thank you for sharing.

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TRAVELGRRL 11/19/2011 9:08AM

    AWESOME PICS, April! You are always sharing your lessons. It IS NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS, and the proof is in this blog!

You are doing great.

Thanks for my motivation for the day!!

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