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, August 20, 2010

Weight Check 8/20/10


Last Friday:
Gain/Loss: .
Pounds to lose:
Comment: Mr. F didnt make it into the clinic this week either.

Mrs. F

Last Friday: 152.7 lbs.
Today: 152.8 lbs.
Gain/Loss: +.1 lbs.
Goal: 150.0 lbs.
Cumulative: 30.0 lbs.
Pounds to lose: 2.8
Comment: I havent exercised in two weeks and had a bad eating week, so Im very pleased with only .1 gain. In reality, thats basically maintaining where I was! Recovery is on the upswing and I hope to be able to get back to running next week.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hanging in there

This surgery has thrown off my motivation a bit. The complications made well more complications to deal with . Im just not as motivated. I thought before the surgery, Id be all gung ho on getting out and at least walking. Its just not there.

Eating has been hit or miss as well. Meal times, Im doing okay, generally and still portioning. Its the other things, like snack size candy for family night or ice cream cookie sandwiches for snack. Its not that I cant have them, its the amount Im having. We all have bad days now and then, the mental battle though that Im dealing with isnt helping. Im finding myself just not really caring. Need to shake that for sure!

I havent been a complete slug, Im still doing laundry and cleaning and managing the army of children. Exercise though has taken a back seat.

Cross Country practice started this morning. My eldest, has been counting down the days and all excited. His two brothers, in comparison, not so excited! I resorted to a little deal making in order to convince them to try out CC this fall. They love computer and in particular a game called Guild wars. They love computer and one of my sons would live on it, if I allowed it. I told them Id get them a copy of trilogy, a game they want, if they complete the season by doing their best and having a good attitude. Ive reminded them several times this past week and again this morning, no one held a gun to their head to get them to sign. They made the decision. I made sure as I offered this deal, that I was clear that if they really did not want to run, they should not do so. Both of my middle boys elected to sign up.

Im pretty curious to how this morning's practice went. My eldest, loves running, and generally does what the coach asks. Im not so sure about the other two. I call them the bandit boys -- they are 15 months apart in age and fairly close. The problem comes when they are together, they become silly, hyper and well boys! I prewarned the coach that separating them might be helpful! They ran a mile this summer in 7:20 and did pretty well at the 5k race this month as well. So I know they can do it!

Keep on running folks,
Mrs. F