Workout – 4/23/14

I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast. First time running in the last 16 days. (Been busy with family, Little League, travel baseball – and, on the days where I had nothing, the weather was not good.) And, it was sort of cool and windy outside today as well – but, I got out there.

I hit the wall at the 1.75 mile mark – which is disappointing, but, not shocking (given where I was last time and layoff, etc.).

From there, I did the alternating walk/jog to complete the 3.1 miles. And, my total time was 27 minutes and 56 seconds. (That’s about two minutes slower than my pace before I became a slug.)

My weigh, surprisingly, is still at 184 and change. That’s where it’s been for the last three months or so. But, it’s still about 12 pounds too much. And, I really feel it in my briefs and jeans. It’s not nice – nor, I suspect, pretty.

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Workout – 4/7/14

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Starting out, I felt really motivated and strong. And, I did not hit the wall this time until the 2.2 mile mark. That’s progress! For there, I did the alternating walk/jog and covered the 3.1 miles in 27 minutes and 20 seconds. That’s faster than lately! All good stuff.

Before the run, I got on the scale and it read 185 pounds. That’s pretty much my average (184) over the last 12 weeks. And, it’s still a dozen pounds more than I want to carry. Hopefully, once I start running more often, it will start to come off.

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Workout – 4/1/14

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. It was better than last time. But, still not great.

I hit the wall at the 2.10 mile mark and then did an alternating walk/job from there for the 3.1 miles. Total time was 28 minutes and 26 seconds. I really need to get out there more than just once a week…which is what it’s been for me for the last month or so.

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Workout – 3/24/14

I went for a 5K run before lunch today. It was better than last time. But, still not great.

I hit the wall at the 2.06 mile mark and then did an alternating walk/job from there for the 3.1 miles. Total time was 28 minutes and 29 seconds.

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Stuck At One Eight Four

On March 3rd, I weighed 184 pounds. This morning, two weeks later, I weigh 184.7 pounds.

It seems like I have been stuck at this number for the last 9 weeks. And, it’s 12 pounds too much. Hopefully, once I start running regularly, with better results, it will start to show up on the scale too.

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Workout – 3/18/14

I went for a 5K run before lunch today. My goal was to go at least 2.1 miles without breaking down to a walk. And, I failed.

It was cold and windy out there – real feel of twenty-eight. And, my breathing was a mess. My lungs were hurting.

I got to 1.65 miles before breaking down into the alternating walk/jog the rest of the way. It total, I covered the 3.1 miles in 28 minutes and 50 seconds.

I need to do better than this result.

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Workout – 3/12/14

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. First time running in a week. I felt like crap before I left. My legs felt weak. Still, I was able to get to the 2.05 mile mark, without REALLY laboring, until I broke down into the alternating walk/run to complete the 3.1 miles. My total time was 28 minutes and 12 seconds.

My goal next time is to get within less than a mile left before breaking down.

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Workout – 3/5/14

I went for a 5K run before lunch today. It was hard – real hard. The last time I tried running was 2 weeks ago. I got to the 1.85-mile mark, and that was a struggle, without stopping. From there, I did the alternating walk/jog for the rest of the 3.1 miles. My total time was 28 minutes and 33 seconds. That’s faster than last time – but, still, way too slow compared to where I used to be, in terms of a 5K time.

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White Flag

This morning, I weigh 184 pounds.

That’s what I weighed seven weeks ago. So, I am stuck at this number. And, it’s 12 pounds more than I should weigh.

I feel like my jeans are about to explode. Worse, I saw a picture of myself on Saturday – and, I looked fat.

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What Happened?

On February 17th, I weighed 188 pounds.

I have been busy lately – and forgot to get on the scale this past Monday. But, I did today and it read 181.4 pounds.

I could not believe it. So, I weighed myself another three times just to make sure. And, the same number came up.

I guess I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to pig out as much? But, 6.6 pounds in 9 days? Really?

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Workout – 2/20/14

I went for a run after breakfast today. I didn’t go yesterday because it was pouring rain. And, I didn’t go on Tuesday because I was really sore from Monday.

It was much warmer today. But, I fell on the ice soon after I stared and I went down hard. Yet, I got back up and kept running today. At the 1.75 mile mark, I hit the wall. And, I did the walk/jog thing from there. It was a struggle. I ended up going 3.1 miles in 29 minutes and 41 seconds. Obviously, I am a long way from doing a 5K race any time soon.

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Workout – 2/17/14

I went for a run after lunch today.  It was 20 degrees out, and, the roads were very icy in spots.  But, it was not windy and the sun was out strong – so, it could have been worse.

This is the first time that I went running in a month.  And, I am pretty sure it’s the first time ever that I went for a run being 18 pounds overweight.

I hit the wall at the 1.7 mile mark and then did the alternating walk/jog thing from there until I hit a 5K distance.  In total, I did the 3.1 miles in 29 minutes and 44 seconds.  And, all things considered, that’s not shocking.

Hey, at least it’s something…

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I Plegde To Be A Pumped & Peeing Fool

My new plan:  Every time I walk into the kitchen, which I do often since I have been working from home full-time, instead of reaching mindlessly for some snack, I am going to drink a full glass of water and then do as many push-ups as I can do…until failure.

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OMG

One week ago, I weighed 184.7 pounds. And, this morning, I weigh 188 pounds.

Yes, I am two pounds away from 190 pounds. That makes me 16 pounds overweight – as far as I am concerned.  SIXTEEN POUNDS!

The last time I was truly this fat was Halloween of 2006. Yes, SEVEN YEARS AGO.

Let me repeat that: I am the fattest that I have been in the LAST SEVEN YEARS.

I know what’s happening. I am eating too much food and not getting any exercise – at all. Worse, I spend way too many hours sitting on my ass on the computer for work and other things.

I know what I need to do now. But, at the same time, I feel like it’s hopeless. In addition, I am incredibly embarrassed by all of it. I don’t even want to go out in public – as I feel like everyone is looking at me and thinking “Well, it took seven years, but, he finally gained the weigh back!”

I have a million excuses for this – the weather (as it’s been brutally cold here with record amounts of snow), stress from work and home, and me not feeling well (as I have been dealing with a virus for the last 6 weeks). But, those are just excuses. I would workout indoors. And, just because I am stressed and sick doesn’t mean that’s a license to eat food all day long.

Oh, my, god…indeed.

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No Change

One week ago, I weighed 184.7 pounds. And, this morning, I still weigh 184.7 pounds.

Actually, I am surprised that it’s not more. This entire weekend, I have been eating like a pig – whatever I want, when I want, as much as I wanted…and not tracking. I just don’t seem to care any more. It’s bad.

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Paying The Price For Stupidity

One week ago, I weighed 182.4 pounds. This morning, I weighed 184.7 pounds.

I know what happened here. Friday night, I went out with my daughter – just the two of us – and I ate enough food for three people. And, yesterday, I went a little crazy as our family watched the Super Bowl. And, now, I am paying the price for it.

I need to get back on track now.

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Down Two Point Three

One week ago, I weighed 184.7 pounds. This morning, I weighed 182.4 pounds.

The trick now will be to post another losing week this week. If I can do that, it’s a positive. But, going backwards would be very bad.

I really want to see the one-seventies again. It’s been a while. In fact, it’s been 5 months since I was under one eighty.

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No Change In My Weight

One week ago, I weighed 184.4 pounds. This morning, I weighed 184.7 pounds.

For the last three weeks, I have been tracking my food. I really thought I would be doing better on the scale. It’s not happening. Maybe I need to eat less now that I am over fifty?

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Workout – 1/16/14

It’s been 15 days since I last went for a run. I haven’t been able to shake the tail end of this cold/flu – and it’s been two weeks now. Also, the weather has been bad – either terribly cold (like a windchill of minus-ten) or wet. Worse, for the last two days or so, I had a terrible tightness in my chest – like someone punched me and then an elephant sat on me.

Yet, today, I decided to push myself and try a 5K run after breakfast.

It was a disaster. At the 1.4-mile mark, I was gassed. Then, I did the alternating walk/job thing to finish the 3.1 miles. My total time was 28 minutes and 35 seconds. Geesh, am I embarrassed to record that time.

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Down 1.2

One week ago, I weighed 185.6 pounds. This morning, I weighed 184.4 pounds.

That’s really not much of a change.

I have been doing a much better job of tracking what I eat over the last 12 days. But, I need to start exercising more – or, at least some. Much of the last two weeks, I have been dancing around the cold/flu. And, I think that’s almost over. So, I need to start running again, and often, soon.

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No Weight Change In A Week

One week ago, I weighed 185.5 pounds. This morning, I weighed 185.6 pounds.

Should I be happy that it didn’t go up? Or, should I be sad that it didn’t go down?

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What Is My Ideal Weight?

I just spent a lot of time looking at what I have weighed each week over the last seven years. (Chart to follow.) I can slice and dice it a million different ways. And, each time I do it, my “ideal weight” comes out to 172 pounds. And, that’s my goal for 2014.

Basically, I need to drop about 15 pounds. That would get me back to where I was around March-April of 2013. It’s pretty clear what happened to me since that time. That’s just about the start of when I began working from home. Being so close to the kitchen, I was snacking too much during the day and that gave me about 5 pounds. Then, in August, we went to Disney. And, I probably put on another 5 pounds eating poorly during that vacation. Lastly, in December, I went nuts pigging out on Xmas cookies. That was another 5 pounds or so. Add it all up and you get 15 pounds in 8 months.

That said, I need to be reasonable here with myself. If it took 8 months to gain 15 pounds, then, I really can’t expect to get it all off in two month or less. But, I don’t want this to take forever either. Four months would be 3-4 pounds per month. That’s more than fair. And, by the end of April 2014, if not sooner, I want to be back to 172 pounds.

One day at a time.

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RIP My Weight Watchers Liftetime Status: January 31, 2007 – January 4, 2014

I went for a weigh-in at Weight Watchers today. And, for the first time in seven years, I had to pay when I weighed in. Yes, seven years

I am mad, sad, depressed, upset…you name it.

My natural reaction to this is to say: How did this happen?

But, I know exactly how it happened. I have no one to blame, but, myself.

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Workout – 1/1/14

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. I really wanted to get out there since the forecast for tomorrow is 8 inches of snow followed by days where the high will be in the teens. Also, my entire family is stick with fever and a cough. And, I fear that it’s coming my way. So, I pushed myself.

I hit the wall at the 2.11 mile mark and had to do the alternating walk/jog the rest of the way. All told, I did the 3.1 miles in 27 minutes and 28 seconds. And, that’s very slow for me – compared to when I was in shape. I know that me being too fat now has a lot to do with it. And, I hope once I lose about 15 pounds that my ability to run comes back.

My goals for 2014 now are simple. Each day, I hope to get some sort of workout done and eat smart. And, each time I workout, I want to improve upon what I did the last time. That’s it. I am focusing small and will let the big picture paint itself.

I am also, starting today, getting back to tracking my food. I know that getting away from that, now, was a stupid thing. And, I should have known better.

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Rock Bottom

One week ago, I weighed 185.5 pounds. This morning, I weighed 189 pounds.

Too many Christmas cookies. Too much time on the computer. Not enough time exercising.

I need to start tracking my food again. It’s been too long. I need to lose at least 15 pounds. I cannot even fit into my jeans any more. This is an all-time low. I have hit rock bottom.

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