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Monday, June 20, 2011

Another Race!

I'm coming off of another race. The Chicken Farmer 5K was this past saturday. I finished with a time of 44 minutes and 33 seconds. I have another race in just 3 short weeks and hope to be even faster! I'm not even 6 months out from my surgery and I can't even explain how awesome I feel that I can even do what I'm doing. My weight is down to 235 still. I am holding this weight as a plateau. But someone explained to me that a plateau is a good place because my body is trying to adjust to itself. I'm sure the weight loss will begin soon enough! Thanks to everyone for all of their support so far.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


It has been a few weeks but here is a small update. I had to take a break from running and exercising. Why? Apparently I really wasn't doing well enough on my eating to be doing the type of exercise I was doing. Memorial day weekend was a rough one for me. I ended up passing out and losing consciousness twice. One of the times I hit the floor pretty hard and split my lip as well as did a nasty number on my right hip. A visit to the Dr's revealed that I need to eat. A lot more. I'm doing my best and tracking everything that goes into my mouth. I now see how little I've been eating. Most days I can get over 1,000 calories, but not every day. That just isn't enough to be burning 500 or so during my workouts. I've been back on the vegetarian side again because it is far easier to get higher amounts of protein in dairy and eggs. Until I fully figure out a more stable eating plan, this is how it is going to be. Today was my first day back on the treadmill. I had to do something because I have a 5k in 7 days! I did an interval session for 5k at 2 minutes walking and 1 minute jogging. I finished the workout at 45 minutes and 11 seconds. Not bad for taking almost 2 weeks off. I'm hoping that next Saturday I can get my 5k done in a reasonable time. I'm also hoping that I can get these calories under control and eat more food! Until next time....