I did get down to 185 for Akron.
However post race fun has gotten me around the 190-191 mark.
Time to buckle down again.
Heading into another holiday season and mid-winter with easily 8-10 lbs too much "me." Not being able to run much has had something to do with it, but I've been working out like a bandit on other things so I've come to the brilliant conclusion that I eat too much. Need to find a way to work on my problem area, which seems to be mostly:
Too much snacking while making dinner
Too much dinner (gotta stop taking seconds and nibbling during cleanup!)
What's your plans/problem areas? I think we can come up with a way to help each other out, even if it's just stating the obvious. (it always sounds different coming from someone else!)
I also have about 10 pounds to lose. I'm up to 145, which is really high for me. I think my problem area would be late night snacks, not enough veggies, things along those lines. And then just lack of motivation. I am not working at the gym anymore, so i'm no longer being held to a standard. I still look "OK" so what's the point of trying very hard to lose 5-6 pounds? I looked back at this thread and I weighed 136 last February.
Sigh- It can be done. I just have to want it badly enough. If the jeans get any tighter, than that's it.
I can't believe that I was complaining about my 137 pounds last Spring... wanting to be down to 132. Now, I would be really happy with 137. But the weight didn't magically come on, so I just have to identify those bad patterns.
Well, this is going just swimmingly. January 4: 146.5 so that's lessee... oops. UP 1.5 lbs in the past month.
The holidays are over, time to get to work. No excuses, right?
Dave, join us!
I am starting a new eating plan tomorrow.
I was hoping to get your opinion on how to determine if you're eating enough. What do you do to calculate? That personal trainer last night told me I was not eating nearly enough. I don't know that my goal is to be 116 like I use to be my first year of running. I looked good, but I want to be stronger than that. This long distance running seems to burn muscle though. I'm not sure if it is the running longer, or the inadequate food intake. I use to think calories were calories but I'm not sure on that anymore.
In general I see so many of my woman friends work their butt off in the gym and they don't look like it. Maybe us woman have just yo-yo dieted so much and now we're just screwed. I kind of think my RP is that way, poor girl workout twice a day and is miserable about her body. I tend to get lean, but difficult time burning muscle. Is it lifestyle or genetics?
Try this site
The first number is how many calories you need to maintain your weight, not including exercise. So, the next step (on that site) is to figure out how active you are. I always put moderately active for me, you may want to put in very active.
So, then you determine how many calories you need to MAINTAIN your weight including exercise. The recommendation, then, is to subtract 250 from that final #. And then plan to burn 250 calories a day through exercise. So, for me, that puts me at about 1800-1900 to lose weight with running about 30 miles a week. If you are burning more than 250 calories a day (through exercise) you may have to eat more. General rule is 100 calories burned for 10 minutes of running.
This is not an exact science, and I rarely get this crazy about the numbers. It sounds like you've put on muscle, if the # is higher but your body fat is lower.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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