Here's the skinny: I've been near 300 lbs. for years and need to lose weight. I'm married to a wonderful lady, and we have a family. One of our boys often asks if I'll run with him. I've always had to tell him, "No." In August of '09, my wife learned about a couch-to-5k running program, and I agreed to try it with her. This blog chronicles our progress on that training program. I hope I'll soon be able to surprise my son by telling him, "Yes, I'll go running with you!"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday weight check (week 3)


Last Friday: 296.4

Today: 292.1

Gain/Loss: -4.3

Goal: 210.0 lbs.

Pounds to lose: 82.1

It feels good to see that I lost some weight again this week. I was a little nervous going to weigh in, but I reminded myself that I did better on portion control and avoided extra food in the evenings. Of course, not having a birthday in the family this past week did help. I weigh at our local clinic, so I'm using the same scale that will be used when I have my next appointment. To make sure my doctor is aware of my progress, I also jotted the weight onto a slip of paper with my name and birthdate, so they could add it to my chart. Speaking of charts, we have enough data now that I'll try to pull together a chart in Excel that we can export and post here. I really like charts (when they are showing positive results).

That's almost a 10 pound drop since when we started three weeks ago. That helps explain why my sugar levels have been so good. My doctor said that every 10 lbs. I lose will reduce my insulin resistance. That, my friends, is a very good thing!

Mrs. F
Last Friday: 180.9

Today: 179.4

Gain/Loss: -1.5

Goal: 150.00

Pounds to lose: 29.4

Woohoo! Not getting a Moolate paid off. Why does it seem men lose weight faster than women?


  1. I'm so excited for you. Way to go with the weight loss! I finish off week 3 today!


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