Cleaning up my eating

Since I’ve basically been stalled at the same weight for 3.5 months now, I think I’m going to switch my Weight Watchers and go back to counting calories with the My Fitness Pal app. At the same time, I am going to try to change my eating style around. I want to try some lower carb / higher protein / primal / paleo type diet.

There’s several challenges in my way. Bread. Potatoes. Beer. Rice. Corn. Things like that! I love those foods. It’s going to be a learning process for me. Maybe, at some point, I’ll have my eating . . . → Read More: Cleaning up my eating

Catching up on things

Well, like I usually tend to do, I forgot about the blog for a few weeks. Oops!

On July 4, 2013, I ran the Firecracker 6 mile race in downtown Indianapolis. I have a bit of a streak going with this one since this was my 4th year of the race and the 4th time it was run. It starts at the City Market, just a couple blocks off of Monument Circle. In fact, the course was slightly changed this year and the race started off with us running towards and around the north half of the circle. I always . . . → Read More: Catching up on things

Week one of @IndyMonumental training program done!

Week one of my Running Wizard training program is done!

I ran 20.4 miles this week. That’s more than I ran in January and February combined. I’ll get close to 80 miles this month.

Monday was an “easy fartlek” run for 28 minutes that I didn’t do easy enough. I remember feeling pretty beat up later that night. Tuesday was a 45 minute aerobic run that had me averaging a 10:15 pace. Off on Wednesday, 2 easy miles on Thursday, and my out-and-back (aka tempo) run on Friday. I was supposed to do the tempo part in 9:58, but I . . . → Read More: Week one of @IndyMonumental training program done!

Lost another 1.6 pounds; returned the Rides

Weighed in on Friday and found I had lost another 1.6 pounds. I should be happy, but I’m slightly disappointed. I’ve lost over 30 pounds in just under 4 months on Weight Watchers. Anyone would be pleased by that, except for me. I should have lost 35 or 40! I didn’t exercise enough… I drank too much beer… ate too many bananas… Just the way I am, I guess. Always wanting better and never knowing how to get to it. But, hey, I have lost 30 pounds in just under 4 months. My pants almost fall off of me and . . . → Read More: Lost another 1.6 pounds; returned the Rides

Another 2.2 pounds lost and new half marathon training plan

Weighed in on Friday and found I had lost another 2.2 pounds. So I’m down a total of 28.6 pounds now! All my pants are MUCH looser and fabric bunches up when I tighten my belt. I suppose it’s getting to be about time to buy some smaller pants. I do sort of want to hold off until I’m closer to my final weight so I don’t end up buying two wardrobes, but it may be unavoidable to some extent.

I went for a 2 mile run on Saturday to try out my new shoes. They don’t feel bad; just . . . → Read More: Another 2.2 pounds lost and new half marathon training plan

First Weekly Weight Gain

My weekly weight in was on Friday and I posted my first weekly gain after three months of doing Weight Watchers. It was 1.2 pounds, which takes my total weight loss up to 23.8 pounds. I’m only slightly discouraged by it. I figured my 4.2 pound loss the week before had me at the bottom of my natural weight swing, and this gain was at the top. I weighed myself Saturday morning and I was back down to the weight from the previous Friday.

What was different this past week compared to the week before? I’m not sure. I didn’t . . . → Read More: First Weekly Weight Gain

Ready for Carmel 8k race

I’m ready to run the Carmel Marathon weekend 8k race on Saturday. And I have a renewed excitement because the Boston Marathon bombers have been killed and caught. It will be a chilly morning, so I’ll probably be wearing a long sleeve shirt and gloves. And my new Boston Red Sox hat with a Boston yellow ribbon on it. Should be a good time with this good news from tonight.

Oh, and I’ll be a “streaker” since I’ve run in each of the 3 Carmel Marathon Weekend races; the half the first year, 8k last year, and 8k this . . . → Read More: Ready for Carmel 8k race

Was a nice day for a run

Today was a good day for a run. Went out for my 4 mile neighborhood loop and the temp was in the mid 60’s and the strong breeze felt pretty nice. That’s the longest I’ve run in a few months and it felt harder than I expected. But it felt good. Then I went and mowed the lawn for the first time this season. And I was beat! I’ve been far too sedentary this winter.

Last week I was working noon to 9PM at work and I really hated that. I only got in one run, just 2 miles, on . . . → Read More: Was a nice day for a run

My points help control my life

So the Weight Watchers app and website have been down for about 5.5 hours now. No comment from Weight Watchers on their Twitter, Facebook, or website. Kinda sucks that they charge $19/month for the website and then have zero communications during their outage.

Worse than that, is I’m not exactly sure how many points I have left for the day. I didn’t get to log my dinner, and I just got home from work at 9PM and want a snack and a beer while I watch the NCAA basketball game. I know I have 10 – 15 points left, but . . . → Read More: My points help control my life

20 Pounds Down!

I started on Weight Watchers Online for Men on January 24th, 2013 and weighed in at 260lbs. I had just gotten bigger and bigger, again, and that 260lbs mark was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was time for me to do something! . . . → Read More: 20 Pounds Down!