Start Weight:(03 Jan 11) 162.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Oct 14) 150.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: umdterpsgirl's own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Fatsecret veteran who's back again for 2013. I lost over 37 pounds through counting calories and exercise, but back after a foot injury last October that left me sidelined. I had to have surgery and was on crutches for over a month. Just starting to get back to normal, though the healing process is still ongoing. Between having very limited mobility, not watching what I ate, and the holidays, I'm back to lose the 8 pounds I gained (and maybe more)!

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Half Marathons
Thanks Erika and Corifeo. I invested the time and money to find a good pair of shoes last year when I started running again after a foot injury/surgery so I know the difference it makes. I also have three different pairs (same kind) and rotate them so they wear evenly with mileage.

I'm using the Hal Higdon training plan for a 15K to train for my 10 mile race actually Ericka! Seems like a doable training plan. I'm modifying it slightly to incorporate some speed work, but the mileage amounts are good goals.

I just wish the weather would cooperate with me! It's been so cold and rainy here I keep having to run on a treadmill (which I hate!).
posted 06 Jan 2014, 10:20
Half Marathons
and other runs...Bumping this thread because I'm currently training for the DC Cherry Blossom 10 Mile in April and was looking around for some good running tips/motivation/advice. Anyone else have any races they are training for (5K, 10K, 15K, 10 miles, half or full marathons)? The farthest I've ever ran is only 4 miles so I'm a bit intimidated by the distance though I know it really comes down to be mostly mental. I think I have a decent training plan but would love to swap advice with folks. Who's got good running tips out there?
posted 03 Jan 2014, 15:56
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posted 23 Aug 2013, 11:44
Gym equipment?
Does your gym offer any classes? If so, see if they have one that focuses on muscle toning using free-weights (dumbbells, body bars, etc.) and/or body weight exercises. Taking a class or two like these can teach you various exercises that you can than do on your own once you've learned proper form.
posted 23 Aug 2013, 11:15
Byron, something I notice is your food diary doesn't seem to be complete. Some days it doesn't look like you've recorded everything, and there are many days missing (looks like weekends Smile ). You may be undoing all the good you do during the week on the weekends. It's hard to tell unless you track everything. I'm guilty of this too, but I find it helpful to be aware of why the scale hasn't moved the way I want it to.

Also as others have said, the closer you are to your goal weight, the slower the weight loss is. While 2 pounds in 3 weeks is pretty slow, if you keep at that pace you will reach your goal weight in about a month in a half. Slow and steady always wins this race.

I have had success with aiming for a 40/30/30 ratio in my macros (40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat). I accomplish this by not shying away from fats with I cook (I use a lot of extra virgin olive oil), eating lots of veggies, and trying to eat snacks that have a fair about of protein/fat (greek yogurts, cheese sticks, hard boiled eggs, jerky, nuts, etc.). See if lowering your carbs to under 50% helps to get the scale moving.

Do you do any strength training? That may help to up your calorie burn and should allow you to actually eat more. See kingkeld's post here...
posted 23 Aug 2013, 10:50
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Well that was quick. :-)

24 July 2013

Up half a pound after a week vacation. I'll take it. It was a great vacation! I ran all but 1 day, and now my running stamina is soooooo much better. Need ...

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