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!"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 52 -- Rain Delay post - Mrs. F

At 5 am, I was exhausted and did not want to run. With my little one up in the night, it just drained me. I found though once I was up and adam for the day, I was ready to run.

Its been raining all day and IM not looking forward to running in the rain. I do not like being wet and really dislike going out in the rain. Its a good thing that Im determined not to miss a workout or Id gladly skip todays!!! Im just hoping it is raining not as hard when we go out this afternoon. We will head out for our workout after we pick up our boys from cross country practice.

I started tracking what I'm eating on my daily plate. Its a free calorie tracking site and so far its been useful. I really dont see myself tracking this long term. It takes too much time and effort but I would like to do it for 2 weeks. I figure that would give me a fairly accurate picture of where Im at calorie wise. My goal is to lose a pound a week and you can enter that in this site, and it calculates what calories you should eat for that goal.

I have to admit, I thought twice before grabbing a mint cookie. I still likely will eat one or two this afternoon. Whereas before I would have eaten two for breakfast, another before lunch and some for dessert after supper. Im also making a much more conscious effort to drink water. That is my favorite beverage so its a bit more challenging.

Keep on running -- will check in later tonight after our run!

MRs. F

11 comments:

  1. I'm going to start calling you "Adam" now that you are "up and adam".

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  2. Does the word geek get to interject now? The phrase is actually "Up and at 'em!" I understand that it was something said during the trench warefare of WWI, but it was also a popular phrase of cartoon hero Atom Ant: "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!"

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  3. I'm kind of a word geek too. I considered including a link to the definition of "up and at 'em"m but decided against it!

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  4. Maybe I should just let the word geeks do the posting :)

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  5. No! We need you here. Otherwise, I'd be angry, and you don't want to run with me when I'm angry... Oh... Wait... It's the other way around. I wouldn't want to run with you if I'm angry. Oh... Wait... That's still not right.

    I wouldn't want to run at all if I'm angry.

    :(

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  6. I thought I turned green and grew muscles when Im angry -- not you - lol.

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  7. That's only when you're angry? :-o

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  8. Don't stop posting! We're work "geeks" not word "snobs" so post away!

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  9. See? I can't even spell "word". I said "work" instead.

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  10. I was just careless in my typing and did it too fast. The misspelling was not intentional!

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