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shawnmilar Rookie 7 posts since
Mar 18, 2011
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Mar 18, 2011 11:50 AM

New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

Hi all!  I just joined here with the help from a fried who recommended it.  I am new to this and kind of excited to start interacting and to help me get through this.  I am about 30 lbs over weight and have not worked out in about 10 years.  I work from home and just have not been too active in a long time.  Well things are about to change!!  I just signed up for the Encinitas, CA 5k in a couple of months and am looking forward to it.  My goal is to get out and be active 3 - 4 times a week and "get back into it".  I believe that this is the right place to help me with the motovation I need.  I just wanted to say thank you and I really look forward to sharing my progress!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    1. Mar 18, 2011 5:56 PM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Congrast for taking the step to be healthy! I would start the c25k, you run 3 days a week for 9 weeks. People have gone from the couch to running a 5k or 30 minutes following this plan. good luck!

  • Khodges360 Rookie 1 posts since
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    2. Mar 18, 2011 6:55 PM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    I am new also.  I would really like to find a running partner in this area.  I could loose about 30 lbs and would really even like to join a local running group - just afraid no one would run as slow as me.  Everyone appears to be very fit and runs like the wind and I would be bringing up the rear.  I just know I feel better when I run on a regular basis. Have signed up for the Turtle Run on Siesta Key the 1st weekend in April to support the environment. Have to start somewhere.  Karen Hodges

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    3. Mar 20, 2011 9:11 PM (in response to Khodges360)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Khodges360- I'd be your running partner but I'm in Gator Country

  • Mojd80 Amateur 17 posts since
    Mar 21, 2011
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    4. Mar 21, 2011 5:50 PM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Hi all,

     

    I signed up today and am looking to lose A LOT more than you guys! I am trying to lose about 100lbs. I am also signed up for a 5K in my town for May 1. If there is anyone in the Western Mass area looking for a workout partner let me know. Thanks

     

    Dave





    Derrill's Race 5K walk/run     Easthampton, Ma    May1, 2011

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5. Mar 22, 2011 7:34 PM (in response to Mojd80)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Hi Dave, Good Luck with your 5K!

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    6. Mar 22, 2011 7:46 PM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    I am looking to lose 50-60 lbs.  I am using running to work towards that, but trying to make a huge life change for myself towards just being active each day.  I have set a goal of running 50 races for my 50 years, but the term "running" is being used losely here.......sloggin forward.  After finding this website, I find that so many of the threads fit my life.  Slow, committed to the 100 day activity challenge, and looking for encouragement so I won't quit.

     

    Good for you to jump in and move each day.  Looking forward to hearing of your day to day success comments 





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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    7. Mar 22, 2011 8:12 PM (in response to reddolp50)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Good Luck!

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
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    8. Mar 23, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    I just wanted to say "Way to go!!!" to shawn and the others who have decided to lose weight.  I lost 45 pounds myself using Weightwatchers - No, this is not an endorsement of that program.  It worked for me is all I can testify to, along with getting more active.  After I had lost about 20 pounds I started a walking regimen and I got good at it.  Up to the point where it hurt to walk fast so I decided to start running a little.  I set a 5K goal for myself and achieved it, walking and running the course - I had not heard of C25K but I guess I was doing something similar to it.  Atempted a few more 5Ks and then went for a half marathon, and I did it!!  I have since found a running club locally to join, and the group has been very helpful, as this site has been helpful as well.  Keep up all of the good work you have done so far.  Come in here to share your stories, your successes and even your failures.  No one is perfect and we'll all have stumbles in life, but there are a lot of people here who will help pick you up and encourage you to get going again.





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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    9. Mar 23, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to LPARafael)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Congrats for losing 45lbs! 

  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
    Dec 8, 2010
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    10. Mar 24, 2011 10:28 AM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Running is an awesome way to accelerate weight loss and body change in general!  Coupled with the right eating habits, there are few other things that help your burn as many calories in the same time as running!  Go for it!





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  • Mojd80 Amateur 17 posts since
    Mar 21, 2011
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    11. Mar 28, 2011 8:55 AM (in response to SnackerChris)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Hi Chris,

     

    Just checked your blog and now a follower. I've been a yo-yo dieter for years and decided as a New Year's resolution to be more active and more healthy. I am glad you are doing so well and are going to follow you for tips and hints. My daughter, who really doesn't need to diet, is also trying to eat healthier so I will be passing along your blog and recipes to her. Thanks! I was in Texas for 2 years and 3 years while in the military, don't really miss the heat!! LOL  Keep cool and healthy!!

     

    Dave M





    Derrill's Race 5K walk/run     Easthampton, Ma    May1, 2011

  • NorCal02466 Amateur 28 posts since
    Mar 20, 2011
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    12. Mar 28, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to shawnmilar)
    Re: New Here - Looking to Lose Weight

    Hi Shawnmilar - In addition to the other great suggestions in this discussion, I can also recommend the new book from the Runners' World people - "Run Your Butt Off" - it's a good diet and running program (similar to C25K, with sound dietary guidance).

    NO, I don't work for Rodale or RW, and I just speak for myself - I got the book, read it, and like it.   NC





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