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  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,650. Nov 21, 2012 7:11 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hope everyone is doing well - i fell off the wagon last week  --  Business trip to Germany - I really like the black beer and jagersnitzel.  I back slide a bit and porpoised up above 225.  I had been below for couple of weeks but never cracked the 220 barrier. 

     

    looking forward to thanksgiving tomorrow  --  cooking turkey on the Big Green Egg and doing local 5K.  Hope to be back into the swing of things and get weight back down.  goal is to crack 220 for Jan1.!

     

    anyway as the dark days of winter approach - I find it harder to get my road work in.  something about getting out in the dark that I just don't like.





    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/

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    10,651. Nov 27, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to Ogr44)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I am doing great! I did my half marathon in Newton, MA and ran a 2 mile hill. About 250 feet or so. I ran along heartbreak hill and completed my 500 miles in 2012!. I am closing in on my goal of 50 pounds lost for the 2nd year making my grand total nearly 100 pounds so far. I got a treadmill and my home gym in my basement and work out every other day. I hope to break a 30 minute 5k in 2013 and do my first Marathon! Oh. And that last pesky 50 lbs.

     

    The 3 year plan of 345 to 195 is on schedule. =)





    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


  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,652. Nov 29, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Well I'm new here...I've been on Weight Watchers since 10/1. I started at 252 and I'm down to 232. I do Turbo Jam 2-3 times a week but I wanted something more. My son is a Naval Sea Cadet and he's getting ready to go to boot camp and watching him do his PT, I got inspired. So I downloaded C25K and I'll be starting on Monday (need better shoes!).  I'm tired of being overweight, I feel more in control than I have in a long time.  I completely ruptured my right ACL in November 2010, but I've made a full recovery, a little worried about the knee swelling, but I played ice hockey after I had my surgery, hopefully it will be ok. 

     

    Ok, well that's it for me. I'm going to continue my walks the rest of this week and get ready for my W1D1 workout on Monday. I'm a little scared but at the same time, I know I can do this. It will take all nine weeks, but I'm going to do this.  I might be sore, get blisters, rub my shoulders raw from bra straps, but if I want to get down to my goal weight, aerobics alone isn't going to do it and I want this. I want the medal at the end. I'm registering for the Suncoast Classic 5K that will take place on 3/2/13





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,654. Dec 1, 2012 8:05 PM (in response to Zerorez)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Good for you - managed to get out couple of times this week  -- down side is wife is experimenting with new cake recipe!  Sometimes its tough when your married to a Cook book author...I am finding I have to force my self to get out in the dark - fortunately I have nice wide relatively well lit paths to waddle along.  I managed 5k yesterday after eating wifes Lamb/black bean chili....good thing I was not pushing it too hard. 

     

    I still have my goal to make it below 220 for the new year.  either way I much better off than I was this time last year.





    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/

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,655. Dec 4, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to Ogr44)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Ok, I did it!!!!!!!!! I did W1D1 yesterday. And I survived. That's the important part. I was able to jog and breathe and talk at one point which is a huge accomplishment. I should have stretched more but I still feel incredible!!! And I'm so proud of myself. My son, who's in awesome shape, ran ahead and was waiting for me with a big smile and a thumbs up. Made my day!!!





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • Ashory Rookie 1 posts since
    Dec 4, 2012
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    10,656. Dec 4, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to dkknaebel)
    200+ Pound Club!

    I'm so glad to see this group active!!
    I'm 300 lbs even, 33 years old, and I am terrified of starting this program. I know, however, that if I don't start SOME sort of exercise, I'll be miserable with my body for forever. Not fair to myself, my partner, or my kids.

     

    Currently, I live in Raleigh, NC. Made the decision to try C25K, because I want to run in The Color Run next November in Charlotte. I figure a year gives me time to build up a decent bit of stamina. ;-)

     

    After reading the Tips for New Runners article, I've decided to start slow by walking tonight on my dinner break. I might not make 45 minutes. I might not make 30 minutes. I might not even make 20.. but I WILL start tonight. Soonest begun, right?

     

    DKKNAEBEL - I don't know you, but you give me hope. I am proud of you, for whatever a stranger's pride is worth.

     

    To all of you - don't ever stop being awesome, and thanks in advance for the support that I'm already seeing in posts.

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
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    10,657. Dec 5, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to Ashory)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Ashory-

     

    Good for you for deciding to start this program. It's definitely not fair to you to be unhappy. Do this for you and you will savor the results that much more. And you'll be surprised at how your diet changes with getting more active. I actually crave the fruits and veggies. Don't get me wrong, PMS still creeps up every month, but I realize why I want to eat the house itself and give myself a break and eat a Skinny Cow ice cream or have some pretzels. 

     

    A year will definitely give you plenty of time to get to your goal. Get some good compression sports bras. I wear two but it keeps things in place and allows me to concentrate on what I'm doing instead of pulling up bra straps. 

     

    Walk and congratulate yourself on whatever progress you make. Anything is better than nothing.

     

    Thanks!!! I'm proud of you for deciding to do this and I know you can do this. One thing that keeps me going is theberry.com.  I get up every morning and check the Daily Motivation post and I find something everyday that tells me I can do this.

     

    Let us know how the walk went!





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • James98473 Rookie 1 posts since
    Jul 6, 2010
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    10,658. Dec 5, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to dkknaebel)
    200+ Pound Club!

    So I am new to the board and new to running as a way to get into shape. I am 45YO and weigh in at 280lbs. I have been running now for about a year but I have to be honest, I have not run every week. I participated in a few 5Ks for the past year and certainly enjoy them. As a matter of fact, i am running in one this weekend in New Haven, Ct. I have a group of family and friends that typically run together. Well, not together but we wait at the finish for one another. I have run in some very well organized races and some not so much. However, I do it for myself. I am running about a roughly about a 12:27 pace. I did go out and buy some good running shoes and have replaced them already.I also went out and purchased some quality running gear,too. running shoes are very important. I am not an expert but I think you can hurt yourself without the proper shoe. Go to a dedicated running store and spend some real time trying many different shoes on and possibly inserts. I am running in a Asic Kayano 18.

     

    My biggest problem is race disciplin. I ussually come out running too hard and faltered after that first mile or so. And my thrid mile is slow too. I do pick it for the last 10th though and finish with a 10:30 pace but I know I cannot keep that type of pace long. However , I want to finish strong. My next biggest problem is stretching. I mentally understand the need but never do a good job of stretching prior to running. I have picked up yoga at home but that just lets me know how unflexible I really am. Any suggestions on stretching, how do you motivate yourself to strech?

     

    Well, good luck with your races this weekend.

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,659. Dec 5, 2012 5:49 PM (in response to James98473)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Well I did W1D2 and it was a little easier than W1D1. I feel good too. Some soreness in my thighs, mainly the outside. I did notice my gait changed a bit and it seemed smoother.  I had my right ACL replaced on 11/2/10 and I was worried about it the first day I ran. This run, I actually felt my gait become more well rounded and even and it was very comfortable.  I increased my pace, to 14:55 per mile. I am really happy with my progress and how I feel afterwards.

     

    Good luck to everyone getting started. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • Whask Rookie 5 posts since
    May 19, 2010
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    10,660. Dec 6, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hey everyone, thanks for sharing everything, I've been catching up on everything here and have enjoyed reading it all. I saw a link to this thread in an email from Active and thought I would chime in to share my support and share my story, here's the short version! (kinda)

     

    In March of 2008 I was 34 years old, 6'-0" and weighed 300lbs. I had a lot changing in my family life and decided I needed to make a change if I wanted to be around to see my teen age son grow up. Walking up any amount of stairs winded me and I knew I was in bad shape. I've always been a biger guy and even had a friend who swore to me I would be dead by 40.

     

    I slowly started weight training, completed the C25k program and ran a Warrior Dash 5k mud run over a 5 month period and within a year and a half of running/weight training I was down to about 220lbs.

     

    The only thing I changed about my diet is portion size. I'm a meat and potatoes guy, and don't like many veggies!

     

    Fast forward another 2 and half years and now I keep finding other races/activities to do to motivate myself to stay active. I train in some form about 5-6 days a week I'm currently 200-205lbs and since that first 5k in April 2009, I have run 22 5k races, 3 10ks (incl 2 10k mud runs on a marine base!), 7 Aquathons (swim 800m/run 1mi/swim 800m), 2 2-mile pier to pier ocean swims, 3 Sprint Triathlons and recently a "Lazy Man" Ironman at my gym where in 6 days I swam 2.6mi, Biked 112mi and ran 26.2mi.

     

    Last weekend I set my PR in a local 5k with a time of 24:18:00 and this year I hope to complete my first Half Marathon. Currently I'm running about 8miles at a time in about 01:15:00.

     

    I've been as low as 198lbs but that was only for a couple days lol Breaking the 200lb is tough without changing my diet but I'm pretty happy where I'm at even though I wonder how much being under 200lbs would improve my race times?! I think my preferred weight would be about 190 but I know that's out of reach unless I change my diet and like I said, I love my food! haha

     

    Thanks again everyone for sharing and good luck with all your goals! Its tough to find time (I workout/run/swim/bike) from 5am to 6:30am and on my lunch break but am always home in the evenings) but if you stick the C25k program and finish it, the results and discipline you gain are a huge motivator to keep up an active lifestlye!

  • Whask Rookie 5 posts since
    May 19, 2010
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    10,661. Dec 6, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to James98473)
    200+ Pound Club!

    James98473 wrote:

     

    My next biggest problem is stretching. I mentally understand the need but never do a good job of stretching prior to running. I have picked up yoga at home but that just lets me know how unflexible I really am. Any suggestions on stretching, how do you motivate yourself to strech?

     

    Well, good luck with your races this weekend.

     

    Hi James,

     

    I too was not much of a stretcher, or a warm-up kind of person. I would arrive at a 5k, pick up my  number put it on and go run. Obtaining your first injury will shed a lot of light on how important it is, that's what recently happened to me. I developed a bone spur and it became very painful. My doctor couldnt believe I never stretched and or warmed up and was able to go about 4 years without injury. He gave me stretches to do and stressed the importance of a short warm-up run and I have been feeling much better with that advice.

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,662. Dec 7, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to Whask)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Ok W1D3 sucked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I freaking tripped and fell just shy of finishing mile #1. My elbow is a wreck, my left knee is shredded, but somehow, my sadomasochistic brain is taking that as a badge of honor. I'm going to take two days off and then get back to it. I couldn't get into the same stride I was in on Wednesday that felt so good and I ran earlier in the day, it just felt wrong all over. Anyone else have that sensation? Or was I looking for a reason to quit? I don't think I was, because I feel amazing after I'm done and I feel like crying happy tears when I'm doing it. I get that euphoria...So I'm really disappointed in my results from today. It sucked to fall, in front of four people, one who pulled off the road to see if I was ok. I didn't break my iPhone which was great, it was sammiched in between my two sports bras.  Ugh, so disappointing!!!!





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,663. Dec 8, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to James98473)
    200+ Pound Club!

    I am not big stretcher before running/waddling/walking etc.  I do loosen up ankle, knee, hips etc.  I tend to stretch after completing workout when muscles are warmer.  I've only had one bad injury and it was not warm up related  --  twisted knee in karate.  I have noted that my hip flexors are much tighter now than before injury.  I have been working on stretching them more during and post waddle. 

     

    P.S.  @dkknaebel - done the fall in front of watchers before.  Mine was at a complete stop on my bike when I forgot to unclip from pedals....talk about embarrasing. 





    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/

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,664. Dec 10, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to Ogr44)
    200+ Pound Club!

    It was very embarrassing but I'm going to walk tonight and see how my wrist does with that. I'm just thankful I didn't really hurt myself





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

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