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!"

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weight Check 6/11/10

weight check 6/4/10

Last Friday: 285.0 lbs.

Today: 282.8 lbs.

Gain/Loss: -2.2 lbs.

Goal: 210.0 lbs.

Cumulative: 17.2 lbs.

Pounds to lose: 72.8

Comment: I've not gotten back to running regularly, but I did my best to limit my portions to what Mrs. F was eating. I think doing that will help me feel a little better, perhaps helping me to get out running again.

Mrs. F
Last Friday: 159.8 lbs.

Today: 159.9 lbs.

Gain/Loss: +.1 lbs.

Goal: 150.0 lbs.

Cumulative: 22.9 lbs.

Pounds to lose: 9.8

Comment: I was discouraged with this weeks gain,even though its not much, it still was frustrating. I am thankful to be staying steady but being in the same pound range for 4 weeks is very frustrating. Part of it, Im sure is less consistency with running. Its been a lot harder getting up to run in the early mornings. Eating has been okay, although weekends are a lot tougher to eat consistently. I guess I just need to keep plugging away!


  1. Mr.: Looks to me like you had a loss. That is great. Keep it up!

  2. Hang in there Mrs! Sometimes giving yourself permission to hang tight for a little while will give you the gumption to really get in high gear soon. You are on the home stretch!

    PS- Mr. F, lots of people have lost weight by watching portions, with no exercise, so you are definitely going in the right direction!


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