Hello - Looking to Challenge Myself

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Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 13:51
Looking Good and Feeling Gorgeous! Wouldn't it be nice to feel that way all or most of the time?

I am 48, 5'5' and in great health. I want/need to lose about 40 pounds to get from current 177 to 135.

Living in Bangor, Maine and belong to Planet Fitness. There is a 5K on 4/20 at the University of Maine that I will be running/walking for the first time.

If you are in Maine - check it out

Joined: Apr 11
Posts: 367

Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 15:35
Welcome! Congrats in advance on your 5K. I did my first one a year ago. My husband keeps asking me why I pay to run - when it's free. I tell him, "It's all about the bibs, baby!" After injuring myself last year, I'm finally free to run again and I'm running 12 races in 12 months. From Feb2013 to Feb2014 I'm looking to earn 12 bibs.

My best advice to you on losing that 40 pounds is to set realistic expectations. It took me 50 weeks to lose 53 pounds.
155: After regaining 16 pounds. It's my goal again.
155: Goal Weight | March 17, 2012!!!! I did it!
Size 8: levi's jeans | February 3, 2012 (Actually, I'm a size 6. I skipped Cool
168: BMI 24.8 no longer overweight | December 1, 2011
174: Vegas vacation | September 15, 2011 (two weeks early)
180: first 27 pounds gone | August 25, 2011
186: 10% body weight lost | July 14, 2011
199: 200's gone forever | May 12, 2011
207: Starting Weight | April 28, 2011

Joined: Aug 11
Posts: 47

Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 15:50
Yes, being realistic is key. A little over 1 pound a week is what most doctors recommend. I'll be realistic, but ever more motivated and determined. Being on this site and communicating really helps me to journal and discuss with others while in process.

Good for you for finding your own passion of running and getting those bibs! For me, this 5K will be my first, so who knows.

I used to be a fast walker in my teens, setting records and kickin' butt. Now, it is time to revisit the athlete in me to see what I can do.

Have a great day everyone!

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Posts: 1,286

Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 18:53
I live south of Portland, so that's a bit far for me. I might want to try a 5K sometime after I lose about 15 more pounds.

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