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shell924 Rookie 2 posts since
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Jun 11, 2009 11:29 AM

Just starting...again 15 years later


So I used to run Cross-Country in High School (long ago).  Ran 7 miles a day.  Since then, I have not ran much at all.  I have had a couple kids, and gained 85 pounds of "baby fat'.  Since October of last year, I have lost 55 of that.  For the month of May I lost nothing.  So I decided to start running again.  I have about 20-30 more pounds to lose to be my BC (before children) weight.  I have having a tough time with this last 20-30 pounds.  Any suggestions??



I do Denise Austin and Billy Blanks DVD's 5 times a week.  Plus I am now starting to run 3 times a week.



I eat fairly well.  No soda, and no eating past 7pm. I was doing no sugar till June 1st.  I try to watch my sugar, but the power/energy bars are loaded with them. 



I don't eat much fruit, love my veggies.  But I have a friend who says I should try EATING CLEAN??? Was told to watch my calories, fat, carbs, and protien.  Not to worry about sugar??






If you can help PLEASE!!!



  • Imgellin Legend 623 posts since
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    1. Jun 18, 2009 12:20 PM (in response to shell924)
    Re: Just starting...again 15 years later


    Diet, alone, will not lose you the weight you want to lose. It doesn't sound like there is anything particularly bad about yourt diet. As a runner, you will need more carbo-hydrates than the average person. You should be able to burn all of those calories (and more) off with a combination of long runs and tempo runs. If you increase your running distance and speed in a systematic, controlled way, you will see those pounds burn off. It took me about 8 months of running, but I am now down to a 30-inch waistline for the first time since I was 17 (I'm 51). I still eat lots of carbs, but I try for whole-grains. So, give it all you've got and give it some time. Oh, and try to get more fruit in your diet.






  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    2. Jun 18, 2009 1:24 PM (in response to shell924)
    Re: Just starting...again 15 years later

    I`m going to give you slighty differant advice to Paul


    You don`t need to go carb crazy if you are trying to lose weight - I`m in the early stages of marathon training and my long runs are up to 16 miles and I am managing just fine dieting at the same time


    High protien

    moderate carbs

    Low fat


    Low calories - my diet is about 1250 per day spread over 6 meals - I weight train or run most days - the weight training and 6 meals helps boost the metabolism


    If you follow that guideline you won`t have much spare calories for sugar and  you don`t need energy bars  - if you want a good pre workout snack - 4 eggs whites 1/4 cup oatmeal blend and cook on a skillet - you can add a handful of berries or a spoonful or yougurt - - high in protien, moderate carbs for work out fuel, low in calories. You cal also drink a protien shake and have a piece of fruit - much better use of calories !

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