90 Pounds Down: Take 3
At my official weigh-in this morning, I fell below 180 pounds (90 pounds lost) for the third time in my Spark journey. The first time was way back on my one-year SparkVersary on Nov. 23, 2010. I really struggled through December and January, rea... Read more
In addition to the race start video I posted earlier, I have further proof of my participation in today's 5k.
First is my t-shirt and race bib:
Then there's the pict... Read more
Race Start Video
Here's some video of me starting my first 5k. Due to an unfortunate screw-up with the camera, Dan didn't get any video or photos of me finishing the race. He did get one photo of me after the race, which I'll post in a separate blog. I'm the one... Read more
I Did It!
I finished my first 5k this morning and I did far better than I expected. On the treadmill, I run non-stop at 5.3 mph to complete a 5k in 35 minutes. During today's race I walked a lot. Or what I thought was a lot. And I still finished the race ... Read more
First 5K Tomorrow!
I'm both nervous and excited about running in my first 5K race tomorrow. The race starts at 9:00 am, which means I'll have to get up SUPER early. Why do runners always insist on these ungodly hours? At that time in the morning it's only supposed... Read more
Day 1: A little more hard-core than I planned
So yesterday was the first day of my "going hard-core", and boy did it end up being hard-core! It started off innocently enough. We had gorgeous weather on when I left for my lunch break, so I thought I would try to get in a quick run outside. I... Read more
Going Hard-core: The Sequel
Back in August I posted a blog about going hard-core with my diet and exercise for three weeks. Back then, the reason was my big push into Onederland. I ended up being successful and reaching my goal of getting below 200 pounds by my 9 Month Spa... Read more
Gained a Little
At my weigh-in this morning, I was up 0.6 pounds from last week. I am almost certain it's just water weight from the ridiculous amount of sodium I had on Saturday, so I'm not going to stress out about it. Hopefully I can do better with my eating... Read more
What did you do for the past 5 hours?
I walked 17.5 miles! Today was my attempt to see how far I could walk on the treadmill. I ended up stopping at the 5 hour mark, which at 3.5 miles per hour, meant 17.5 total miles. That's 2/3 of a marathon!
I probably should have stopped a ... Read more
Why I'm Fat
I've been on my Spark journey for nearly a year and a half now. It began after the death of my sister-in-law in November of 2009. In all of this time, I have yet to come up with any profound reason behind my being fat. I watch shows like "Bigges... Read more
This Week's Progress
Well, I haven't been great this week. I haven't been terrible either. I have done all of my cardio, but I've skipped strength training the past two nights. I don't have anything remotely resembling a valid excuse as to why. Tuesday night, after ... Read more
One Week Down
Yesterday marked the end of my first week back on track. I'd love to say that I did perfectly all week, but that would be a big, fat lie. I did actually do really well with my exercise. I did all of my scheduled cardio and strength training, wit... Read more
I just finished my SparkPeople Virtual 5k. I had to do it on my treadmill because it was cold and rainy today. I had hoped to do it in under 35 minutes, but I ended up with a time of 35:40. Not too bad. I'll be doing my first real 5k on the 30th... Read more
So Far, So Good
I know it's only been a couple of days, but so far it's been going well. I started tracking my food again on Monday and so far I've tracked everything, including pre-tracking today's food. I've been sticking with my exercise as well. I started t... Read more
Finally! Yesterday around 7:00 PM I got inspired. I don't know what caused it, but I suddenly wanted to do my run. So I did it. While I was on the treadmill, I was thinking about my surgeries and how I need to be in the best shape of my life for... Read more
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