Keep Running Fatty!

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Time to Lose

on May 14, 2012

To gain some motivation, I’ve decided that I must shed some pounds.

I need to take a break from training for the next long distance race and really focus on losing a quick 20-25 lbs. In my experience, training and running long distances doesn’t necessarily equal weight loss. In fact, I gained weight training for my first marathon.

My decision comes partly because I’ve been dealing with some minor injury issues – possible piriformis syndrome and back pain (in addition to my normal IT-band issue). This combination makes me pretty sore after a run, so I’ve cut back on my running mileage a bit and stuck to elliptical and walking a little more.

Mentally, I am feeling much better. I’m treating exercise as real prescription to battling the depression that I’ve been experiencing the past few months. I’ve always felt that exercise was the best medicine, but when you get so far down and you don’t even want to drag yourself to a gym, it’s hard to get over that hump and get going. I think I’ve got myself out of that slump finally!

Last week I logged 24 miles: running, walking and elliptical. That’s nearly 10 miles more than I did the previous week, so I’m heading in the right direction!

I am doing Weight Watchers and although I’ve been on it for several years, I can honestly say I’ve not always been sticking to the points I’ve been allotted for the week. This weekend, even though I did indulge, I still stuck to the points for the week. Combined with the big increase in activity, the scale *should* be heading in the right direction this week… DOWN.

So, I’m tackling this in 5-lb increments. My ultimate goal is to lose 50 lbs. I’ve been successful before. I know I can do this again…

So, this fatty will continue to run, but I’ve really got to concentrate on being less of a fatty. Seriously. My clothes are getting tight. If that’s not motivation to get in line, I don’t know what is!

5 responses to “Time to Lose

  1. Dr. Grove says:

    A commitment is over time and is characterized by ups and downs so always keep going!
    I wrote on this idea as well Let me know if that helps. Dr. Grove

  2. Alicia Mazon says:

    Melli, Glad to hear your back with your goals. I have been upping my running, and the scale doesn’t go down as quick as it did before. I started a boot camp, which is alot of strength training in addition to running which is starting to work. So keep up with those activity points!! I’m rooting you on!

    • Thanks, Alicia! Glad to hear you’re working hard too. It really stinks that the pounds go on so easily and take soooo much more work to get off. In addition to some running, cardio, I’m trying to take advantage of the variety of classes offered at the local YMCA. I’m hoping the variety gets me toned. it’s more about fitting into my clothes!! haha I’ll worry later when they become too big. 🙂

  3. tk42one says:

    Good luck in losing the weight and in getting back on track!

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