manutd03's Journal for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
BGG Weight Loss Challenge.
Thanks toRyan JamesUnited States
for running the show! (P.s.: I love your avatar of Farnsworth in the Angry Dome.)
Winter. Snow, ice, tough to get outdoors, and too much food indoors. Now that spring has sprung, seems like a good time to get rid of the 'winter weight' and get back outside.
I just recently (last June) started running. It's been great and I'm enjoying running in races. I've had a hard time keeping up with my running these past three months, due to a combination of things like illness, bad weather, early morning appointments, sick kids, you name it. Now that I'm able to run again, I'm slower than I want to be, and most of that is probably my weight. I've gotten a bit off track with eating over the winter, and even though it might not seem like a huge deal, I need to lose at least 10 lbs to feel good again. Also to make it easier on my body when I'm running.
Eating, though. I eat fairly well (I buy organic, cook food myself, yada yada yada), but am totally addicted to sugar. A couple nights ago I found myself shotgunning marshmallow Peeps. Blecch. If I cut most of the sugar I eat, that would probably be all I had to do.
I plan to add a Geeklist item every week to track how things are going. Hope it's interesting (or inspiring, or something).
Starting stats (30 March 2015)
Weight: 152 lbs
Ending stats (25 May 2015)
NEW: Weight Watchers.
Cut out soda (completely) and alcohol (mostly).
No eating at night after dinner.
No afternoon snacks, except fruits or vegetables.
Run 4-5 mornings a week.
Bodyweight workouts 1-2 mornings a week (can overlap with running mornings).
Drop a pants size. Nothing more rewarding than that!
Beat my 8k PR in an upcoming race on May 3d.
Stop constantly craving sugar (I'm hoping that if I stop eating so much of it, the craving will also recede).
Ending update: I accomplished none of my goals (although I was sick for my 8k, so I'm not kicking myself for that). Better luck next time, I suppose. However, I did stick to my plan of no soda, running 4-5 days a week, and doing bodyweight workouts. If only I could keep to Weight Watchers, I'd be doing well.
The Oatmeal's comic on running, The Terrible & Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, is still one of my favorites. I read it just when I was really getting in to running. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running Incidentally, I don't run long distances. I think marathon runners are crazy. My upper limit for races is 10k, but I'm much more comfortable running a 5k or 8k.
The Darebee website has some fun workouts--Hunger Games, Starbuck, Jurassic Park--and sensible info on nutrition. Really good stuff. The best part is that it's completely free and there are no ads. http://darebee.com/
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