Wednesday Weigh-In plus 3, 1, 2000 and 2


This week was not as good, in some ways as previous weeks.  I only made it to the gym 4 days.  We were out of town 2 days, one day going in to Little Rock and another day driving up to Bentonville (home of Walmart corporate offices) to visit my mother-in-law.  Took Sunday off as an extra day to rest sore muscles.  My weight was up 1.4 lbs from last week.

In other ways, though, this was the best week yet.

I started by spending the whole workout one day on the track, walking two laps and then running (slowly) 2 laps.  Ended up running a total of six miles.

The next day, I started by running and made 20 laps before walking.  Twenty laps = 1 mile! 😉

On my next trip to the gym, I didn’t run, but extended the workout a bit longer to make it to 2000 calories, as calculated by my heart monitor.

Yesterday, after 2 days off, I started with a slow run.  After hitting a mile I kept going.  While I would have liked to go further, At 40 laps — 2 miles — my slow run degenerated into a fast walk.

And I’ve added a new category to Exit78: running!

Started November 1, 2008 at 285.6 lbs
Last week = 263.4 lbs.
This week = 264.8 lbs.
Difference = + 1.4 lbs.; -20.8 lbs since starting
Initial goal: 210 lbs.; 54.8 lbs. to go!

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Wednesday Weigh-In – April 22, 2009,

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  • Dot Apr 23, 2009

    Wow, running two miles, still making progress! Eventually you're going to have to take a new picture for your avatar, you know. 🙂

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  • Vered - MomGrind Apr 23, 2009

    I'm curious to know if you're feeling physically better after losing as much as you have and becoming more active.

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  • Avlor Apr 23, 2009

    Awesome on the increase in activity! I don't know if I could run to miles! Go Mike!

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  • Mike Apr 23, 2009

    Dot – Thanks! There will be a new picture eventually… and new clothes, too, but not until I get a lot further along.

    Vered – Thanks for asking. I ALWAYS feel better when I'm more active, whether I'm losing weight or not. This time, though, I really HAD to do something as I was starting to have issues that I think were a precursor to diabetes. Except for my legs hurting from today's exercise, I actually feel great — as well as I felt when I was in my 30s several years after I quit smoking.

    Avlor – Thanks! How far I run is going to vary from day to day. I couldn't run 2 miles without stopping today, so I ran 1/5 of a mile to 1/2 a mile at a time, walking between each period of running (slow running 😉 ) for a total of 3 1/5 miles. I walked at least another 3 miles. That's why my legs are are hurting a bit.

  • Vered - MomGrind Apr 23, 2009

    "I actually feel great — as well as I felt when I was in my 30s several years after I quit smoking." That's impressive! I'm happy for you.

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  • Debo Hobo Apr 25, 2009

    WOW that is still awesome, running is amazing isn't. So freeing! I love it.

    So far I am 7 pounds for 7 weeks right on track for healthy weight loss.

    You keep up the great job!!! 🙂

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  • Mike May 1, 2009

    Debo – Yes running is great. However, I'm going to have to lay off for a while until my knee stops hurting. I don't think the problem is as a result of the running, but running right now would certainly aggravate to problem.

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