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OMG...what is wrong with me!? (Read 150 times)

Awood_Runner


Smaller By The Day

    I was checking my weight this morning, and I was happy to see 218.  Feeling pretty good since I was 315 at my largest, but then I looked in the mirror.  There are these weird grooves below my armpits and chest.  Just below that is the weird looking boxy outline.  What is this?  Am I going to live?

     

    I've been doing some research on google, and it appears to be something called "ribs" and "abs".  It appears that a lot of people have it much worse than I do.  How do you deal with this, and is it a result of my diet or my running?  Do I need to increase my intake of simple sugars, and take a cutback year?  I'm just freaking out because it doesn't appear to be genetic.  The rest of my family seems to have been spared this trait.  My mom says that I look too thin, and unhealthy.

    Improvements

    Weight 100 pounds lost

    5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

    10K 48:59 April 2013

    HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

    MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

     

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    RunTomRun


    Wickedly Average

      Have you started getting the "Anorexia" comments yet? I got those when I hit around 210. I started around 250, so I hadn't really changed a great deal.

      Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

      5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:55:21

      Awood_Runner


      Smaller By The Day

        Worse...someone asked if I had a "tapeworm".

         

        Have you started getting the "Anorexia" comments yet? I got those when I hit around 210. I started around 250, so I hadn't really changed a great deal.

        Improvements

        Weight 100 pounds lost

        5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

        10K 48:59 April 2013

        HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

        MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

         

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          Sorry, I have no idea. I just wanted to congratulate you on your amazing weight loss!

          RunTomRun


          Wickedly Average

            BTW, you're doing great. You should be proud of you accomplishment!

            Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

            5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:55:21

            Luke79


              My official and completely unqualified medical recommendation is simple.  Intake large quantities of hot pockets and mountain dew.  After about 30 days, I promise those unsightly "ribs" and "abs" will no longer be an issue.

               

              Dr. Luke

               

               

               

               

               

               

                You might see a doctor about that. He will probably tell you to take 2 donuts & call him in the morning.

                Dave

                Awood_Runner


                Smaller By The Day

                  Thanks guy!

                   

                  Luke, I'll head to Sam's Club and see if I can buy a crate of the Hot Pockets.  Do I need a prescription for those?

                   

                  Also, does anybody know if I need a note from my doctor to use the motorized shopping cart?

                  Improvements

                  Weight 100 pounds lost

                  5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                  10K 48:59 April 2013

                  HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                  MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                   

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                  Awood_Runner


                  Smaller By The Day

                    Awesome.  The nearest donut shop also sells chinese food.  I can eat the donuts and be hungry for more in just 30 minutes.  I always know that I can count on the people here for the best advice.

                     

                    You might see a doctor about that. He will probably tell you to take 2 donuts & call him in the morning.

                    Improvements

                    Weight 100 pounds lost

                    5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                    10K 48:59 April 2013

                    HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                    MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                     

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                    YAYpril - B-Plus

                      Too funny. Smile Congratulations on your weight loss. That's great!!

                       

                      Luke, LOL.

                      Jerryb49


                      60 Day DL

                        Just keep your shirt on.

                         

                        First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                        Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                        Next HM :     TBD

                        MrNamtor


                        DON'T TREAD ON ME

                          All that running and eating right is going to wind up killing you in 50-60 years if you don't stop.

                           

                          Now a serious piece of advice (to anyone losing a lot of weight) - buy new clothes. Anyone looks underweight and sick if they are wearing over sized clothes, particularly if their collars are too big for them.

                          Awood_Runner


                          Smaller By The Day

                            +1 I've been donating my clothes, and buying new.  It's weird to buy clothes that don't have an X anywhere in the size.

                             

                            All that running and eating right is going to wind up killing you in 50-60 years if you don't stop.

                             

                            Now a serious piece of advice (to anyone losing a lot of weight) - buy new clothes. Anyone looks underweight and sick if they are wearing over sized clothes, particularly if their collars are too big for them.

                            Improvements

                            Weight 100 pounds lost

                            5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                            10K 48:59 April 2013

                            HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                            MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                             

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                            Luke79


                              All that running and eating right is going to wind up killing you in 50-60 years if you don't stop.

                               

                              Now a serious piece of advice (to anyone losing a lot of weight) - buy new clothes. Anyone looks underweight and sick if they are wearing over sized clothes, particularly if their collars are too big for them.

                               

                              I cannot emphasize enough the benefits of a well fitting shirt.  I feel 10x better and I could use all the shape flattery I can get lol.

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              Adam_McAllen


                              Beer-and-waffle Powered

                                Awesome thread Smile

                                In the words of my late-coach : Just hang in there, relax... and at the end of a race anyone you see.....just pass them

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