|Start Weight:||(15 Jul 13) 163.6 lb|
|Current Weight:||(17 Apr 14) 144.8 lb|
|Goal Weight:||135.0 lb|
following: 5:2 Fast Diet
performance: losing 9.8 lb a week
49 years old in Colorado. Started using Fatsecret in Feb 2011 and went from about 183 lbs to a low of 146. Took Feb-Mar 2013 off from tracking food and am back on track again April 1. The heaviest I've ever been was 194 lbs and I was normally around where I started using Fatsecret at 183 lbs. At 5' 7 1/2" according to BMI I should be under 155 to not be overweight.
Started training in late June 2013 to run a 1/2 marathon in September. Doing it mainly just to see if increasing my running times will finally get rid of my belly fat that I've had my entire (literally) life. That has always been my goal--to have a flat stomach. Which is something I've never had. And I will do it. I've run for 30 years now and when I've gotten my weight down below 150 my wife says I look gaunt. But I still have a lot of belly fat and I want a flat stomach. So I'm hoping this 5:2 Fast diet and long running will help that. If not, I'll have to try something else. It may be that the Blood Type Diet is correct and I have to go vegetarian for a while. Don't know what sounds worse that that. But I will get a flat stomach and if that's what it takes, I'll try that.
However, the long distance running may do the trick too. Like I said, I've run for 30 years but mostly just 3-4 miles a day just to keep me from getting really fat. Now with this 1/2 marathon training I'm running over 10 miles on the weekly long runs and am thinking about if I maybe really want to become what I'd call a real runner. With this being my first 1/2 marathon, I read yesterday that I shouldn't set any time goal but my goal should be to finish. I can then set time goals on future races. I'm wondering if I can, or would like to, be one of those people who ran their first marathon at an older age (50).