Thank you both for the input!
My goal is to just not gain any more weight back that I've lost. As far as my marathon, my goal is to finish it vertical and without injury. I understand better now that this is about living a healthier lifestyle more than anything else. I just want to quit giving in to cravings (like doughnuts for instance) or temptations (like when people offer me leftovers at work).
I found two different online calculators that give an estimate of how much I should be eating each day since I'm marathon training (based on height, weight, and age), and both said I should be eating 500-700 calories more than what my Sparkpeople nutrition tracker says.
You're right - I just can't concentrate on losing weight and training too. I want to focus on the types of things I'm eating so I'm getting the right type of fuel for my endurance.
Thank you again for the input. I've ordered that book from Amazon and am looking forward to getting it in the mail. :)
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run, and not grow weary. They shall walk, and not faint."
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