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Thanks for continuing to be creative in finding new ways to keep us motivated! I really need that. :-) I've been gone for quite a while and am quite surprised and pleased to report I have actually managed to lose a few more lbs. I'm going to start tracking my weight more closely from here on out. Right now, I'm at 151.2, I am so close to dropping below 150 that I can hardly wait. I got a little overzelous after my first 5K and am fairly sure I have bursitis. I haven't been to the Dr. yet b/c I wanted to finish my race this past weekend first. It was only two miles, but I had to walk about 1/3 of it b/c the pain was so bad in my hip. I'll be glad to be healed and start the new year off on the right foot.
Congratulations to everyone on your weight loss and run progress. You all have been doing great while I've been out. :-) I'm looking forward to getting back out there again. I have really missed my regular runs.
"I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free." Psalm 119:32
Started C25K: 9/20/2010
Wishes 4 Wags 5K 11/6/10 38:19
Powder Springs Polar Run 12/11/10 22:36
Restarted C25K 7/11/11
Run in the Son 5K 9/17/11
Restarted C25K again...9/23/13
Gobble Jog 11/28/13
Good Morning All!
I completed my first of 3 30m walks this morning. I joined a gym and it was on a treadmill. I kept my heart beat in the mid intensity range. I was going for 30 min constant walk. I was worried and it turned out for no reason. I think before when walking I might have been pushing to hard. Lesson in target zones.
Someone started a thread on how c25k could not help you get fit or loose weight. I beg to differ. It it can encourages someone who is vary sedentary and extremely over weight to get off the couch then it will. Yes a good eating plan will be needed.
If you take a marine out of basic and but them through it then no. It all depends on what you start with and this happens to be my starting point.
Skywalker- thanks for the encouragement. After this mornings walk you might be right. It was much easier then I thought it would be. Not saying it was easy just not as bad as I thought it would be.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Skywalker, thanks so much for the encouragement! I really need it. Well, today I managed to go for a short run (a little over 4 km.) and it felt good. I really hope to be able to continue running on a daily basis, even though I already know that tomorrow I won't be able to run (I'll have a hectic day) I'd love to get up very early and go for a morning run, but I don't think that'll happen either, as I'm going to bed too late lately: too much ironing to do, Christmas decorations still unfinished, etc. etc. Still, I'm going to try to find half an hour to work out, perhaps in the evening.
I'm still eating clean for the most part: today I've been really good. The hardest meal for me to plan is dinner, as I like to eat like, something like fruit anad low fat yogurth or LF cheese, but this is not always satiffying, depending on the day and on how hungry I feel in the evening.
By the way, I agree with Nancy: thanks for keeping this thread going and everybody inspired. I'm not sure I'll be able to provide all the info you're asking for but I'll try. Are you suggesting a Christmas challenge? That would be... challenging!! right? Generally speaking, I've found through the years that Xmas is "survivable" as long as I exercise on a daily basis. I may not lose, but at least I tend to maintain my weight. Or at least that used to be the case in my thirties. Now that I've crossed the border into the fourth decade things have slowed down a bit. We'll see how I do this time.
Maria, happy belated bday!!
You are most welcome! I couldn't do it without you though, so thank you for being here to read my silly little posts!
I am thrilled to hear that you have been doing well in your weight loss. I just crossed the 150 threshold myself, and I felt like a child doing a little pee dance. I really was getting antsy about getting out of the 150's, perhaps its because that is the midline of the scale? My apartment building has one of those scales that is similar to the one at the doctors, and getting past 150 meant I could put the big block at 100. Imagine that! I'm somewhat medically naive, what is bursitis? I hope you recover soon. What are your plans for the holidays? Are you going to be out and about or snuggle in at home?
Happy Birthday lady bird!!!! What did you do to celebrate? This was your what, 22nd birthday right
Good morning to you too!
What was said in this thread was that C25K alone won't get to your desired weightt, eating habits have to change as well. I don't think anyone denies how motivating this program can be! It's not terribly intimidating and moves you along fast. I think this is the best possible way to get up and get moving! So, pah to whoever said it was void of merit.
I'm so encouraged by the fact that you joined a gym. I can't seem to get myself to one, I still think people are staring at me. I know that they are not, but I've heard that I'm not the only one with these feelings of insecurity when going to a gym. Also, I'm glad it wasn't as difficult as you thought, I know you can do this! You are off to such a great start, and I think its wonderful that you are starting out slow. I believe that most of us have made the mistake of trying to loose all that weight in a day, starting off too hard! How discouraging that always ends up being, I suppose Mia Hamm wasn't born the way she is. Baby steps, thats what I have to remind myself, baby steps.
You are more than welcome! I am truly excited that you are munching on too much dried fruit, what a positive sign! This is a particularly hard part of the year where everyone's workload seems to exponentially increase. Its even more difficult than usual to try and find a spare moment for yourself, and when you do find that 'me time' the last thing you- or maybe just me- want to is strap on a pair of tennies and hit the road.
And thank you for thanking me, I really wouldn't be able to add to this thread if you ladies and gentlemen hadn't already put so much in! So really, thank you!
I like your idea of a Christmas challenge. I already have a few ideas brewing since I read that. I will post a Christmas challenge by this weekend then. We can see how many takers we have.
Keep up the good work all!
9/6/2010-170 10/17/2010 -162 10/24/2010-158.75 10/28/2010-156 11/7/10-155 11/21/10-154.5 11/24/10 152.75 11/28/10-151 12/5/10 -151.5 12/11/10- 148 1/16/11-148 1/23/11-146.5 1/30/11- 145 2/20/11-144.5 1.1.13-163
Lost so far: 25.5 lbs
Thanks for all of the wonderful feedback and encouragement.
I hated the thought of joining a gym. The big one with the classes etc. I checked out one of the small gyms that you can go anytime. I was really worried about keeling over and in a park I might be there for hours. Anyway I went at 7am there was 1 guy leaving and 2 others (father and son) working out. By the time I left there were about 10 in there everyone went right to work and other then smile and greetings nothing else happend. What a relief. When I was much smaller and trying to get fit we joined one of those big gyms with everything and I over heard comments and felt watched. Hated it...
Anyway I feel like I have taken some kind of energy booster and this is the time of day I start to drag.... I might have to walk again in the morning.
My Christmas Challenge to my self is to work out on christmas eve or christmas morning...
Happy moving y'all!
btw my friends call me G and i have been hearing in my head run G run as in run Forest run.
So glad I found this site! Just started Week 3 c25k yesterday, and was amazed that i could last through 3 minutes running (usually my treadmill pace is 3.5mph walk, 5.0mph run, no incline--figured I'll start increasing incline in the next couple weeks or will re-do some weeks with a higher incline since the weather's cold). Right now I'm 5'1 and 143, with BMI of 26--would like to get to around 120-125 and into a normal BMI. I run every other day, and some times am able to do 30 minutes on the Wii Fit. It's been too cold to walk the dogs, but I just got them coats so we can start going again.
I haven't started changing my eating, but I know it's gonna be hard to do that. Anybody have good ideas for cooking for one?
I'm so glad to see this tread is taking off. I replied when it first became active, but life took over. I've been pretty discouraged because I lost my motivation, but I injured my knee and couldn't run for 3 weeks (thought it would NEVER get better), went back to the gym since I'm def not a cold weather outdoor runner, then got sick. It's taken forever to get over, and today for the first time I feel like I want to go to the gym. However, tonight my daughter is coming over to make Christmas candy (its a tradition) and I'm sorta dreading it to tell the truth. I don't like the candy but its DH/DD favorite stuff so I make it for them. Anywoo - I'm just glad that I'm feeling some motivation again. I haven't gained any weight during all this, and I ordered the new stuff from WW so I could get started with that again. I'm amazed at how much it's changed. Oh well, enough about me. Congrats to everyone for their accomplishments. I want to weigh 130 or less - I'm at 147 now. I know it can happen, but boy at 54 it sure takes much more effort than it did 20 yrs ago!
Now that the kids are out of school. I ran in my subdivision this morning. I ran 3 miles and did another 2 this evening. My eating has been good and I'm hoping the scale will move this weekend.
Hello everybody!! It has been a while since I posted on this thread. Update short and sweet version, my knees are almost 100% healed, I skipped a few weeks on CT5K because I started running 30 minutes straight without stopping, weight is still at 171 (no weight gain over Christmas) and my 1st 5k is January 29h! After this weekend I will get more serious on my eating and try and shed a few pounds before race day.
I am really glad to see this thread is still going and glad to hear everyone is doing well!
Started CT5K 10.18.2010
1st 5K 01.29.2011 PR 00.33.40
Happy New Year everybody!!!!
Well, I'm happy to report that this Christmas break I was able to overcome a long-lasting plateau and went down 3 pounds!! Amazing. I'm almost shocked!!
And happy, of course. Now I just hope to keep this weight stable. I'm down now to 124, which is just three pounds closer to my goal weight.
Good day everybody!