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2793 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2010 11:03 AM by run'nutah RSS Go to original post 1 2 Previous Next
  • CrazyNut123 Rookie 2 posts since
    Jan 21, 2010
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    15. Mar 19, 2010 5:57 PM (in response to bellsway)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    What kind of diets is everyone on that is helping with weight loss.  I am soo frustrated.  Only 15 pounds since January.  I have about 40 more to lose.  Ran 1 mile today!!!!

  • Dog-lover Legend 373 posts since
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    16. Mar 20, 2010 7:59 AM (in response to CrazyNut123)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    I would recommend just trying to eat healthy.  Good nutrition, hydration and exercise along with a little patience and you will lose weight.  Running is a great way to get healthy and you will lose unhealthy weight overtime, just be patient and avoid the "fast" fad diets.  Good luck,  running is addictive and overtime will give you a whole new look at yourself and life!  ENJOY the ride!





    Quote from Bob Moawad  " You can't make footprints in the sands of time if you are sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time"

    2008 - Grandma's marathon - 4:51            2011 - Get in Gear 1/2 marathon - 1:46

    2009 - Get in Gear 1/2 marathon - 1:49    2011 - Green Bay marathon - 3:51

    2009 - Grandma's marathon - 4:13            2011 - Grandma's marathon - 3:45

    2009 - Twin Cities marathon - 4:02           2011 - Minneapolis Pride 5k - 21:31

    2010 - Grandma's marathon - 3:58 ya hoo!

    2010 - Twin Cities marathhon - 3:55

  • Runnergal262 Legend 514 posts since
    Sep 1, 2009
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    17. Mar 20, 2010 9:48 AM (in response to CrazyNut123)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    Crazy Nut

    15 lbs since January is fantastic in my mind.  You shouln't be losing more than 2 lbs per week on average if you want it to stick and if you want to not have a lot of flabby skin afterward...

    Just like how Rome wasn't built in a day weight doesn't come off overnight, it took you years to put it on, now it's just going to take time and effort to take it off.

    My first weeks' weight loss on weight watchers was 0.25 lbs... and in the first month only 5 lbs..

    Do not get frustrated, stick with it, and moving your body will definitely help... I'll be your cheerleader if you need it...

  • Runnergal262 Legend 514 posts since
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    18. Mar 20, 2010 9:51 AM (in response to bellsway)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    Thanks Bellsway, I am glad that you share my point-of-view with that philosophy... it's true isn't it?  I'm one happy even keeled kind of gal, not a whole lot in life truly "phases" me and I have running to thank for it.

  • run'nutah Amateur 24 posts since
    Mar 3, 2010
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    19. Mar 23, 2010 8:41 AM (in response to Runnergal262)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    Congrats on your success runnergal and welcome 2Funnie!  I am also relatively new to this site.  I have always been in decent shape, but started running half-marathons two years ago.  I have run four halfs and I plan on my first full marathon in July.  I'm sure I'll be asking for tips on a full.

     

    As far as starting out running my advice is to first have fun!  Make is enjoyable, yet challenge yourself by setting goals.  Do various things to stay in shape and to me it's important to lift weights as well as run.  Weight training is where you will see the weight loss.  Also I find it helpful to follow a program.  At runnersworld.com they will set up a good training program according to the data you enter.  It is very challenging, but rewarding to follow a program.  These programs include easy and long runs as well as speed work and tempo runs.  They really prepare you for races and keep running interesting.

     

    That is my two cents!  Laters





    Planned races:

    Salt Lake Marathon 7/24

    Completed races:

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/17   1:47:21

    Salt Lake 1/2 marathon 4/08

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/09

    Moab 1/2 Marathon 3/09

    Provo Canyon 1/2 Marathon 8/09

    Three 5K races 2005-2007

  • run'nutah Amateur 24 posts since
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    21. Mar 23, 2010 11:00 AM (in response to 2Funnie)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    I think you need to set up a user name and password, but the place to formulate a running program is in the middle of the homepage.  If you are training for a 5K, it will really help!  I think the journey (training) is almost more rewarding than the race itself.  Similar to your experience last night.  The tough runs are usually mid-week and the longer runs on the weekend.  I'm interested to see how things continue for you.





    Planned races:

    Salt Lake Marathon 7/24

    Completed races:

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/17   1:47:21

    Salt Lake 1/2 marathon 4/08

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/09

    Moab 1/2 Marathon 3/09

    Provo Canyon 1/2 Marathon 8/09

    Three 5K races 2005-2007

  • run'nutah Amateur 24 posts since
    Mar 3, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    22. Mar 23, 2010 11:03 AM (in response to CrazyNut123)
    Re: New to Running and New to Here!

    15 pounds is great!  Don't minimize your accomplishment.  Personally I don't diet when training, but do watch what I eat and try to keep portions down.  Protein shakes help with curbing hunger and with rebuilding muscles.  But it seems like what you are doing is working!  Keep it up!





    Planned races:

    Salt Lake Marathon 7/24

    Completed races:

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/17   1:47:21

    Salt Lake 1/2 marathon 4/08

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/09

    Moab 1/2 Marathon 3/09

    Provo Canyon 1/2 Marathon 8/09

    Three 5K races 2005-2007

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