Divided By Zero
Joined August 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
265.0 lb
Lost so far: 37.0 lb

Current Weight
228.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
185.0 lb
Still to go: 43.0 lb
Profile Image: Finishing the Dallas White Rock Marathon
Known Aliases: J.R., n00b-ZILLA, Stinkface, Ginger*snap*
Occupation: Foole
Manufactured: Mid 80s model. Well taken care of. Only one previous owner. New low price!!

I'm a nerd... and proud of it! I love reading, playing video games, and being goofy in general. Occasionally I'll get inspired and do some artwork. I mostly like doing grayscale sketches, but I paint every once in a while.

UPDATE: 4/6/09 I hit my first goal of getting to 200 pounds!
UPDATE AGAIN: 8/13/09 I hit my second goal of getting to 185 pounds!
UPDATE AGAIN AGAIN: 8/23/09 Finished my first half marathon!
UPDATE AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN: 12/13/09 Finished my first full marathon!

Get back on the wagon after a 2 year hiatus.

Current weight loss plan (AKA lots of HARD WORK!):
Body weight exercises
Eating real food, in moderation

My theory on health info is that if it isn't freely available... it's probably bulls***.

Divided By Zero's Weight History

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ended: 21 Jun 09
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  Operation: Saturation
status: Completed
ended: 15 Dec 08
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I've ran 4 half marathons, and to be honest, pain is just part of the package. Pushing your limits like that is bound to test you mentally and physically as your ankles are finding out.

I've found ice to be the most helpful. Fill a tub big enough to fit your feet with water up to your ankles, then dump in about 4 trays worth of ice. Sit in that for about fifteen minutes. Usually doing that right after a run does the trick.

Something else to consider might be how old your shoes are. If they're a year old (or older), try on a new pair and see if that helps.

There's also glucosamine chondroitin supplements that some say help with achy joints, but I haven't used them myself so I can't say if they're effective or not.
posted 06 Apr 2012, 13:14

Kidding aside, congrats on your progress so far and good luck with those last few pounds.
posted 06 Apr 2012, 13:06
barefoot/minimalist running and training
I walk around (on my non-work days) in Vibram 5 Fingers. They're super comfortable, and sometimes I go to the gym in them. I've run short distances with them on, but I still prefer my regular running shoes for longer distances (anything over a mile). I've tried barefoot running, but the Texas sun makes the concrete so hot my feet always blister. If you do try it out, START SLOW. It works a whole different set of muscles and you can do some damage if you try to jump into it too quickly.
posted 04 Apr 2012, 13:21
Why You Should Ditch The Tunes While Running
I've been running and cycling long distances (marathons, half-centuries) for about 4 years. I never used headphones until about a month ago. I really haven't found much of a difference, but I also keep the volume VERY low so that I can always hear cyclists/cars creeping up behind me, and I can keep a conversation with anyone nearby. As long as you are being safe I don't see a problem with it, but too many people have the volume up too high and are 'tuning out'. There was actually a big news story where I live about a woman killed by an oncoming cyclist because she had her headphones on loud and decided to suddenly turn around on the path without looking.
posted 04 Apr 2012, 13:09
Eat, STOP, Eat
I've read Eat, Stop, Eat & The Warrior Diet. I've also browsed leangains.com a bit. All of these plans work in much the same way most other diets work... they decrease the amount of calories you consume. It works if you can stick to it, but it's not for everyone. It's especially dangerous for people with past anorexic or binge habits. There have been some medical studies showing that short term fasting (like in the diet plans mentioned) can have some benefits for health as well. In the end (as with all diets) it comes down to whether or not you can stick to it forever.
posted 04 Apr 2012, 12:57
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