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!"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 58 - Mrs. F

I feel pretty good today despite getting some interupted sleep. The kids did not cooperate with my plan of sleeping through the night.

My muscles are feeling fine and no lingering pain to report -- woot!

Overall logging my calories has been helpful. In the last week, I have only went over on my daily allotment on one day (biscuits and gravy day). I ended the evening with 740 left. I know there is a point where you are eating too little calories for your activity leval, but Im unsure of where that point is. I plan to try to continue eating under or at my leval and see how the scale responds. If I continue to lose as I did last week, then all is well. If Im not losing and Im consistly eating under my calories, then I will change it up.

Im noticing more often than not,I'm leaving food on my plate again. That hasnt happened in a long time! So its encouraging -- my body is finally responding to the cues I have been giving it.

This whole journey still has amazed me. Part of the reason I didnt tell my son in the very beginning was I wasnt sure if I could do this. And I didnt want anyone to know I tried to run and failed. So thus my secret was born. And as the weeks progressed and I figured out that I can do this, it changed. I think I thought orginally of telling him at the end of C25k but that quickly blossomed into surprising him at a race. And it took off from there.

I cannot wait to see the joy on his face when he learns of what we have done. He loves running with a passion. I dont quite have passion status yet but I do like it.

I never would have envisioned this point of our journey to look quite like this. Its exciting and fun and Im thankful others are taking this journey with us!

Keep on running,
Mrs. F


  1. I think that is a good plan, see how the weight comes off and adjust things accordingly. Everyone's body is different and it is a case of trial and error to find out what works.

    Love the plan to surprise your son!

  2. Thanks Fatfreeme! I love doing surprise parties so this plan is right up my alley! It also gave me an extra motivating factor in the early weeks when it was really really hard!


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