Monthly Archives: November 2016

Nice

I went for a 5K run before lunch today. I was not really in the mood to do it. But, the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday is for 100% rain. So, that pushed me into it. I labored. But, I … Continue reading

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Well, That Was Quick

I was at 195.3 first thing in the morning on the scale today. That’s a gain of 3 pounds in 4 days. That’s what happens when you let yourself go and make bad food choices. It can happen THAT QUICK.

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Effort

I went for a 5K run at 11:30 AM today. It was sunny, but, cool – and breezy in spots. It was an effort, but, I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:26. I have now run 130.2 miles since … Continue reading

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400 In 18

I just realized that I have run 399.9 miles over the last 18 months. That’s roughly 400 miles in 550 days (precisely). Shame it wasn’t more. But, it also could have been a lot less.

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Not So Black Friday

I went for a 5K run at 10:30 AM today. Good running weather – 50 degrees and cloudy. Only a slight wind in one spot. I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:36 and felt strong doing it. Worked up … Continue reading

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192.3

This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s after two weeks of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 15. Fourteen days ago, I was 8 pounds heavier. I still have 15.3 pounds to go. Getting through the next … Continue reading

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WW Reminder

The last time I went to Weight Watchers to weigh in was June 16th. That was 160 days ago. 23 weeks is a long time. Basically, I have not been back to WW since I was laid off from my … Continue reading

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Slow But Good

It’s been 4 days since my last run. Saturday, we were very busy. And, the last three days had rain and 50 MPH wind gusts – and COLD. Even this morning, it was cold and windy. The windchill was just … Continue reading

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193.2

This morning’s number after breakfast. That’s after 12 days of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 13. Thirteen days ago, I was 7.1 pounds heavier. I still have 16.2 pounds to go. And, that’s a lot.

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193.6

This afternoon’s number before lunch. That’s after 10 days of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 11. It may be a bit misleading because I had a bad stomach bug Friday night. Eleven days ago, I … Continue reading

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Working Hard

I went for a 5K run at 11 AM today. Super nice day for this time of the year. Fifty-five degrees and BRIGHT sun. It was hard. I really had to push. But, I ran the whole 3.1 miles in … Continue reading

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194.1

This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s after 8 days of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 9. Nine days ago, I was 6.2 pounds heavier. I still have 17.1 pounds to go.

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194.5

This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s after one full week of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 8. Eight days ago, I was 5.8 pounds heavier. Of course, I know the first week is always the … Continue reading

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The List Of Things To Remember

#1 – Don’t confuse hunger with thirst. Before sticking something solid in your mouth, have a big drink of water instead. #2 – If you don’t eat at least one apple a day, you’re not trying. Apples contain a certain … Continue reading

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Good Effort

I went for a 5K run at 11:30 AM today. It was nice weather – sunny, 50′s with some light wind in spots. It was good to get out there since I didn’t run Monday or Tuesday. Yesterday, it rained … Continue reading

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194.6

This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s five days in a row of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 6. Six days ago, I was 5.7 pounds heavier. I am beginning to feel the difference in my … Continue reading

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Another Good One

I went for a 5K run around 9:30 AM today. It was sunny, but, breezy and cool. I went with sweats and a hoodie. I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:27 and it was hard. But, I did it … Continue reading

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196.4

This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s three days in a row of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 4. Four days ago, I was 3.9 pounds heavier. It’s amazing how not pigging out can make a … Continue reading

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197.2

This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s two days in a row of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 3.

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Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

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Good One

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. It was sunny, in the 50′s with a little breeze. Great running weather. This was my first time out in 8 days. I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:31. It … Continue reading

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197.4

It was a bit of a cheat, because I weighed myself as soon as I woke up and had anything to eat for breakfast. But, I came in at 197.4 pounds today. I needed to see a better number. Yesterday … Continue reading

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February 8, 2017

That’s the magic day. On that date, 90 days from today, I expect myself to weigh 177 pounds or less. It’s an attainable goal – at least it should be one. That’s a tad less than 2 pounds a week, … Continue reading

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200.3

As I feared and suspected, that’s the number on the scale this morning. I need to lose at least 23 pounds now before I can feel proud about my condition.

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It’s Armageddon

It’s been the worst week ever. And, that’s saying something considering how the past five months, or the past two years, or the past four years have gone. I’m afraid to get on the scale. It’s been a while. But, … Continue reading

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