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  • abbynormaloh75 Pro 111 posts since
    Sep 19, 2011
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    9,615. Oct 11, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to BigJohn64)
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    BigJohn64 wrote:

     

    Hi folks!  I just started the C25K program on Saturday, and ran again this morning.  I'm 39, 6'3", and as of this morning weighed in at 240 pounds.  I hit an all time high of 252 at the beginning of September 2011 and finally decided I had had enough.  I started the 17 Day diet, lost 12 pounds on the first cycle, and now are working through cycle 2 while starting the C25K program. 

     

    A little sore this morning, but feeling good about doing something about my health.  Looks like there are a lot of us in the same boat. 

     

    Looking forward to the advice and support from this site! 

    i have never heard of the 17 day diet.  tried google but of course they want you to buy the book.  what is the premise of the diet?

  • Xirena Rookie 2 posts since
    Sep 20, 2011
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    9,616. Oct 11, 2011 10:36 AM (in response to abbynormaloh75)
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    ?????WebMD has a review of it that I found pretty easy to understand. It seems to go in 4 phases. The initial phase seems to restrict your diet to certain foods and about 1200 cals. After 17 days, you move on to the second phase which has more foods and a few days of higher calorie eating. I can't get my browser to let me paste a link here or I'd share it. *kicks the computer*

  • abbynormaloh75 Pro 111 posts since
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    9,617. Oct 11, 2011 10:59 AM (in response to Xirena)
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    thanks.  if my weight loss doesn't resume soon, i might have to look at that.  On another note.  I did another walk/run 5k today.  i went out to do my w3d2 walk/run and the first mile sucked.  so i did another two reps.  when i was working on my cool down, i felt great, so knowing that there is 5 minute run ahead of me next week, i just wanted to see what i could do if i tried really hard.  i "ran" (actually slow jogged) 7 minutes.  i can't remember the last time i ran 7 minutes without stopping.  by the time i walked home i had covered 3.36 miles.  of course it took me 55 minutes...but hey i am starting to like this.

  • BigJohn64 Rookie 4 posts since
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    9,618. Oct 11, 2011 11:11 AM (in response to abbynormaloh75)
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    There are four 17-day phases to work through.  The first is basically zero carb, all the lean protein and veggies you want, and at least three cups a day of green tea a day.  No sugars, carbs, pasta or rice, alcohol, or high-fat foods.  You should also have two servings of probiotic yogurt each day.  I ate grapefruit and yogurt for breakfast, chicken and veggies or soup (no creamed soups) and fruit for lunch, and grilled chicken, tuna, salmon and veggies for dinner.  The logic is that basically you can do anything for 17 days, and this carb lover pretty much made it through all 17 days with no problem (although I did have fajita's one night and ate two small tortillas).  You are not supposed to really work out hard during the first phase, but limit your aerobic activity to a 20 minute walk each day. 

     

    Eating out is tough - you basically have to find grilled chicken and salad (oil and vinigar only!).  No fast food.

     

    I can tell you, the weight comes off.  Sure it's mostly water weight, but after seeing 14 pounds come off in two weeks, I was all the more motivated for phase II, and that is the real intention of the program. 

     

    I'd recommend the book.  It wasn't much at Amazon.com.  There is a workbook, but it's just a glorified log book of what you ate and I found it to be unnecessary.  There is also a facebook support group with lots of recipes and other ideas.  good luck!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    9,619. Oct 11, 2011 11:19 AM (in response to RenataFK)
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    Congrats on your weightloss and continued journey!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    9,620. Oct 11, 2011 11:21 AM (in response to ChrisAndHisDog)
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    Big Congrats on your 5K!!

  • AwkwardTurtle Amateur 26 posts since
    Oct 6, 2011
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    9,621. Oct 11, 2011 3:37 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    W1D2 in the bag, with less shin splints, but my calves seemed to lock up.  I'm not sure if its due to me pushing myself more, or still the shoes that need to be broken in more.

     

    Regardless, nailed it without much issue, and at the end tacked on an extra 5 minutes at 10 minute pace to hit 2 miles.  Then proceeded to walk to 3 miles to keep par with my current training regiment.  I like the feeling of running a 10 minute mile much better, I actaully feel like I'm moving!  Tomorrow I'm going to try back to back, and see if I run into issues again.

     

    I am also heel striking much more with these new shoes.  It could be due to the extra padding, something I need to fix as well.  Good luck everyone and keep running!

  • beege33 Amateur 21 posts since
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    9,622. Oct 11, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    W7D1 (2.5 miles) done. I've been off work the last two days with a sore throat, bad cough and congestion, and somehow convinced myself that it would be a good idea to get this run in because a) didn't want to fall behind (legitimate concern) and b) I could "sweat out" my sicknes (stupid.) Haven't quit hacking since I got home. Hopefully will feel better in the morning, but at least I got the run in, I suppose.





    C25K -- Graduated 11.8.11

    Coney Island Boardwalk 5K Turkey Trot, 11.20.11: 32:30.99 ~ 10:28/mile

    Indianapolis Drumstick Dash, 11.24.11:

  • bbee42 Pro 78 posts since
    Aug 8, 2011
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    9,623. Oct 11, 2011 8:06 PM (in response to bbee42)
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    Ok so I should be careful about promising to run on Tuesday.  At 4:30 pm it wasn't looking for today.  It was raining hard, and even hailing a bit.  But it worked out and I managed w2d1 of bridge to 10k tonight.  It was very dark outside by the time I got off the track. 

     

    Very happy to get through it.





    2011 - C25K Graduate!!! (9/17/2011)

    2011 - BridgeTo10K - W3 Slacker!

    2012 - Started over but didn't finish the C25K program (MAJOR SLACKER!)

    2013 - C25K Graduate Again!!! (NEVER GIVE UP!)

    2013/9/20 - REV3 Glow Run Branson - Wasn't chip timed but finished in roughly 38 min.

    2013 - December 4th - Began 1/2 Marathon Training

    2014/3/10 - Kiss Me, I'm Irish 10K - 1:23:32.9 (PR! It counts even if it's my only 10K)

    Future Races (Registered):

    2014/4/5 - Bentonville Half Marathon!!!!

    ==========================================================

    My running logs: http://www.endomondo.com/profile/506692

    My Blog: http://goneafk.tumblr.com

    Independent Rep for Isagenix Diet and Healthcare Products: http://bbee42.isagenix.com

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    9,624. Oct 11, 2011 8:07 PM (in response to Zerorez)
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    Zerorez wrote:

     

    I have seen a lot of people slipping on their runs and paying the price, and I am also one of those people. I got a cold and I got busy and I have had my 3 times a week at 3 miles down to twice a week at 2-3 miles, so almost half the running I had been doing at the finish of couch to 5k, In two weeks of this reduced running I am struggling. I have been reading a book called "The competative runners handbook" and one thing he says to do is to set a mile goal for yourself and keep to it. This guy was a super elite athlete and doing 100 miles a week, but for big body me I think I am going to set a goal of 10 miles a week and see if I can make that goal each week. I completed couch to 5k and kinda just started slowing down, like after a race, but unfortunately if you stop running, you stop being able to run.

     

    SO I guess my point in all of this is to take some advice and don't stop, ever, set a goal, keep it, no matter what. If you have to get up in the morning at 4am, then do it, if you have to run at night before bed, do it, set a goal and keep that goal as a promise to yourself. My goal is 10 miles. I will do my 10 miles.

    I understand the start/stop - trying to find time when travel or such gets in the way.  I've adapted to it - I try to get out and move be it jog, walk, waddle etc.  I also ride bike (bike commuter - 2x13 miles) during spring, summer into fall.  I find I ride more in summer than I run.  I'm now getting back to more "running". 

     

    I've managed to break thru the 1 mile and now closing on the 2 mile mental barrier when I jog.  long term I have goal of breaking 30 min for a 5 K  (now to find a downhill one).  I also mix in Karate workouts when not traveling.  my overall goal is to get and keep weight below 200.  I started 240+ this spring and now am at 225,  this included keeping weight down during and after several business trips.  My bane is eating while on travel...





    races in 2013 - Always trying to keep moving

    31 Dec 2012: Fairfax 4 miler: 49:34

    10 Feb 2013 Run your heart 2013 35:30

    Please check out this site: http://www.exceptionalcomfort.blogspot.com/

  • CharlesAlberson Pro 152 posts since
    Jul 4, 2011
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    9,625. Oct 11, 2011 8:23 PM (in response to Ogr44)
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    Hi Everyone, I have been reading and trying to get caught up on the post. I love this thread because of all the great advice and great encouragment that everyone gives.

     

    I ran 6.5 miles this morning without being prodded by my usual running buddy. He wasn't with me this morn. I actually walked about 15 seconds 3 times during the run and still finished with a 10:17 min/mil pace.

     

    After I graduated C25K program I started trying to do speed work. Prompted and prodded by my "running buddy". I also decided to try the C25K program again but this time Run harder for the runs and jog for the walks. That seemed to help me a great deal in my pace increase. My goal is to get a sup 10 m/m for the up coming 10K on the 22nd.

     

    Here are a couple of articles concerning Weight Loss and what will make you faster.

     

    A qoute from an article on this website.

    "It can take years of consistent training to realize the improvements that a 5-pound weight loss can produce. The typical aerobic improvement from year to year, assuming consistent training, is about seven seconds per mile. If you are carrying extra weight, each pound lost is worth about three seconds per mile. Those extra five pounds that you are carrying are worth about 15 seconds/mile. Recognizing that kind of gain would normally take more than two years of training. So, lose nature's backpack and fast forward your development." 

    http://www.active.com/running/Articles/13-Rules-for-Marathon-Training.htm?cmp=291&memberid=84735697&lyrisid=23306531&email=svallely@volcom.com&page=2ing.htm?cmp=291&memberid=84735697&lyrisid=23306531&email=svallely@volcom.com&page=2

     

    Simply Shredded article for making sure you are not getting into a weight loss rut by not changing things up with your body. Sometimes folks eat more and lose more but that can't continue. you have to switch things around often to confuse the body.





    Started C25K 6/26/2011 1 week out for injury recovery Repeated week 5 at higher altitude and week 6 because of traveling.

    GRADUATED C25K 9/17/2011

    Starting Weight 267 on 6/08/2011, 232#s on 8/4/2011, 226#s on 8/14/2011, 220#s on 9/3/2011, 216#s on 9/14/11, 214#s on 9/17/11, 210#s on 9/27/11, 207#s on 10/22/11, 203#s on 10/31/11, 195# 12/6/11, 189# 2/4/12, 185 2/14/12

    Current Weight 183 2/22/12 not by Exercise or Diet Alone! COMBINED BOTH

    Completed First Race Stephenville Lions Club Spooktacular 10K Oct 22 2011 1:04:09 10:21 pace 38/66 3rd place for over 50. PR

    Tarleton University Homecoming 5K (3.46miles) Oct 29 2011 31:05 9:07 pace 37/87 6th place for over 50.

    COWTOWN UNTHSC Half Marathon 2/26/2012 Over all 2767/6325 age group placement 182/350 2:11:02 PR

    Running on Faith 5K 3/31/12 24:15 8:05 pace, Race was .1 miles short. 4th place for over 50. PR

    http://athlinks.com/racer/114295812

    http://www.endomondo.com/profile/2227052

    http://runkeeper.com/user/charlesinarow/activity/46512892

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/charles.alberson

    http://charlesinarow.blogspot.com/

  • -zerorez- Rookie 5 posts since
    Sep 16, 2011
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    9,626. Oct 12, 2011 5:53 AM (in response to CharlesAlberson)
    200+ Pound Club!

    So charles, I am really running a 10 min/mi pace if I were thin? Noted =)

  • bbee42 Pro 78 posts since
    Aug 8, 2011
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    9,627. Oct 12, 2011 7:31 AM (in response to CharlesAlberson)
    200+ Pound Club!

    I have experienced the "cheat day" phenomenon a bit referenced in the second article.

     

    In fact, last night I finished my run and come 10:30 I realized I hadn't eaten dinner.  Not good.

     

    Not only that, but because of my run, I was starving.

     

    Never a good thing to go into the kitchen and try to figure out what to eat when you are *really* hungry.

     

    I ended up having not one but 2 bowls of cereal.  And I don't mean the recommended portion either.  They were pretty full bowls. 

     

    This is really bad for a low carb diet, which is what I do. 

     

    Net result? I lost 2 pounds between weighing in yesterday and today.

     

    Also, my wife and I have a planned "ice cream day" once a month.  We have a local frozen custard place that both of us like.  Once a month is well off of what we used to do, so I feel pretty good about that.  Anyway, I find that I often drop a pound or so after those days as well.  Up till now I had assumed that this was just luck of the draw. 

     

    Interesting...  But yeah... I'm a little scared on this.  Gotta take it slow.





    2011 - C25K Graduate!!! (9/17/2011)

    2011 - BridgeTo10K - W3 Slacker!

    2012 - Started over but didn't finish the C25K program (MAJOR SLACKER!)

    2013 - C25K Graduate Again!!! (NEVER GIVE UP!)

    2013/9/20 - REV3 Glow Run Branson - Wasn't chip timed but finished in roughly 38 min.

    2013 - December 4th - Began 1/2 Marathon Training

    2014/3/10 - Kiss Me, I'm Irish 10K - 1:23:32.9 (PR! It counts even if it's my only 10K)

    Future Races (Registered):

    2014/4/5 - Bentonville Half Marathon!!!!

    ==========================================================

    My running logs: http://www.endomondo.com/profile/506692

    My Blog: http://goneafk.tumblr.com

    Independent Rep for Isagenix Diet and Healthcare Products: http://bbee42.isagenix.com

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
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    9,628. Oct 12, 2011 8:00 AM (in response to bbee42)
    200+ Pound Club!

    I found I respond well to low carb, I did it for a year and I am doing it for two weeks now. In my experience I loose about 10-15 pounds during the first two weeks, and since I have been exercising it hasn't come back. I did it once before starting running and lost 20 pounds. So I am building steps, so far 5 pounds in 3 days. If I hit my goal and keep it off I am gonna be super happy. My eventual goal is 180-199 pounds. I will let you know how the step method is working?





    My first post here http://community.active.com/thread/81129?start=8910&tstart=0

    Age 40 Height 6'4'' Weight Start: 345 Current 230 Goal 199. First 30 pounds lost walking

    Couch to 5k Start: August 4th 2011 Graduate: 10/06/2011

    Using Endomondo!

    10/1/2011 First 5k!!! Hearts and Hands for Hope 46:10 pace min/mi 14.58

    9/21/2013 3.1 29.58 9:40 Frolic for Flippers 5k Fastest 5k

    10/6/2013 13.1 2:31:03 11:32 Smuttynose Half Marathon Fastest Half Marathon


  • ffmedicmt Amateur 23 posts since
    Oct 4, 2011
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    9,629. Oct 12, 2011 8:21 AM (in response to Zerorez)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Well.....I did it!!! This past saturday I ran the Mackinaw Bridge 5.6 mile fal color race. I went the distance without walking and finished with a time of 56:20. I am very happy with it! It was up hill 5% grade for the first 1/2 of the race ad the wind was 10-15 mph in my face the entire race. It was one of the most diffacult thing I have ever done. Ill have to post a pic. to share. I also hit the 50# lost mark on that day as well. I have come a long way since July 1st and it feels great. My reward was 3 days of fishing and color viewing in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. THanks for the encourgement....Mike





    Started running July 1st 2011

    Weight #306

    Height 6'0"

    First 5k Sept 3rd 2011 time 34:39

    Second 5k Oct 1st 2011 time 30:11

    Oct 8th 2011 Mackinaw Bridge 5.6 miles time 56:42

    Third 5k 11/24/11 Dork Brothers Turkey Trot 5k Alpena, MI time 27:40

    Fourth 5k March 17th 2012 Dork Brothers St Paddy day 5k Alpena, MI 30:25

    Ffifth 5k April 28th 2012 Autisim speaks run/walk Rogers City,MI 27:40

    First Half Marathon, May 26th 2012 Bayshore Marathon Traverse City MI. 2 hrs 22 Mins

    Current Weight 225#

    Shooting for Half Marathon in May 2012 *********** I did it !!!!!

    June 9th 2012 Mackinac Island Lilac fest 10k 1:04:02

    July 4th 2012 Dork Brothers run 5k 29:45

    Aug 4th 2012 Nautical fest Rogers city 6k 44:44 with a 12:05 pace with daughter Melissa as her eyes

    Aug 25th 2012 Crim race flint 10 mi 02:04:57

    Current Weight 240#

    Sept 1 2012 Aliferis 5k Alpena 36:13 with daughter Melissa (who is blind)

    Sept 3rd 2012 Govenors Mackinac Bridge run 4.33 miles 44:16 with a 10:13 pace, with daughter Amanda...we rocked it!

    oct-dec 2012....no running ...weight Jan 1 2013 275# started running again!!

    March 16 2013 Dork brothers Run with the leprechauans 5k Alpena 33:02 pace 10:18 weight 255#

    May 1 2013 Current Weight #245......Boo!!! got get going on it!!!

    May 18 2013 Rogers City Autisim 5k....36:30 with Melissa and Amanda

    May 25 2013 Mackinac bridge 5.25 mile 50:39 with a 9:39 pace NEW PR !!!!! Weight still 245#

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