Sunday, February 15, 2015

What's Old is New Again...

 I'm baaack!

 After watching my weight climb to ~295lbs in the fall of 2015, I decided to do something about it.

 Of course, when I say that "I decided to do something about it", I really mean I tried and failed about 4 times to eat right/exercise before it "took".

 It's been two months since I started... I'm down to 275lbs, and just completed the 20 minute run with the Couch to 5k app.  I'm back to the habits I had a couple of years ago when I lost the 80lbs.  Eating well, eating smaller portions, regularly calorie counting and moving...  Gym is 3-4 times per week (alternating running and weights).

 A bunch of people I know are on the "isagenix" crazy... I just shake my head... /sigh

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So close...


 After a weekend at camp.  Didn't really watch what I ate... But then again, I was doing a fair amount of physical labour as well.

Almost into the 270's.

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 Weeks Vacation

 So a couple weeks vacation... Spent some time at camp, did some renovations at home, caught up with some old friends...  Good times.

 Ran a few more times.  Ended up hurting my iliotilibal band on my right knee...  It's not really painful, just... awkward and is keeping me from running.  I did do a few 5k+ walks in my days off of running.  A bit painful at times, but manageable.

I see the Runkeeper widget on the right panel is still working.  *thumbs up*

Lost about 6lbs so far, approaching the 270's again.  Couple more weeks I should be there... Once I see a 279 on the scale, the weightloss will seem more real.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Uh oh... Injury

 So last night I went out and had a 'few beers' and a nice big unhealthy (yet incredibly tasty) burger and fries for dinner...  I knew I was going out so my lunch/breakfast only added up to 500c.  Still, I know I was way over.

 Stepped on the scale this morning, and I was down 1.5lbs from last week.  Ha.

 Anyways, forced myself to go run Boulevard again this morning.  C25k,week 2 day 1.

 I was stiff and sore when I woke up... Just getting going was a challenge.  After about the first 2k I started to warm up and the blood was flowing and it felt a bit better.  Finished the C25k run, and set it again to a C25k week 1 run and finnished going around the lake (5.3km) in 42 minutes.

 Now I'm noticing I have a pain in my knee - on the right knee, inside muscle... Feels like I tweaked something.  Grrr...

 Vacation's coming up.  I'll be out at the trailer for a week, which means beers and steak.  It will also mean running and watching how many beers I have.   I can do that, easy!

ADD:  I added a Runkeeper widget on the right side, and got ride of the daily mile.  Nice :D

Friday, June 27, 2014

Nice day for a hike...

 Didn't run yesterday... But I did take the dog for a walk out to the local tree farm...  It's quite scenic... hills and old growth trees and a rolling river.  Spent about an hour walking around, and covered over 5km.

Spending the next five days working...  Going to try and fit a run in on Monday morning and really watch my caloric intake and see if I can get closer to 280 by the middle of next week.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Down almost 5lbs in two weeks.

Ran another 5.25km.

Helped a friend move.

It was a good day.

Monday, June 23, 2014

You WILL get fat again...

 This is not me, but a post I stumbled upon on another site... BUT, it reflects what has happened to me, and is a great reminder.

If you do not maintain the lifestyle you had during your weight loss.
I sure did.
I was listening to the Cracked podcast this morning and it had some great insight to food companies, weight loss and gain, along with some anecdotes. a listen.
I am here to let every one know that weight loss is not a one way street. It is not "once I get there it is 'just* maintenance."
It is not.
I lost a lot of weight and put on good, healthy muscle. Weight from a 48/50 waist to a 32/34 was great.... for about a year.
Now.. here I am a couple years later, nearly back at the weight I started at.
I was foolish enough to think that my body physiology some how changed after I lost 70 pounds and that what I ate, how much, and my exercise would somehow magically be all better once I hit my goal weight of under 200 pounds.
It doesn't.
I got lazy, complacent, and went back to old bad eating habits (getting married to a lady who knows her way around a kitchen sure didn't help).
As all the clothes I purchased for my new body continually got tighter and tighter I didn't stop.. I don't know why, I knew all the hard work I put in.. and did it anyway.
Post weight loss lifestyle should remain as vigorous and focused as it was when you were losing the weight. Not trail off once you think you've "changed enough".
Your body is not void of those fat cells.. they are just smaller and your body will want to blow right back up. AND QUICKLY.
The figures the podcast brought up were some 2 out of every 1,000 people keep the weight off after 5 years.
They talk about Jared from Subway. His only job to make millions of dollars was to be thin.. but he couldn't. Because its not easy.
This is your reminder to KEEP AT IT.