We had a group of folks over at ma’s house a couple of days ago to hear about what I have been doing. One is an experienced marathoner and his interest was how I handled the tremendous burning of calories.
I think my weight was around 155 to 160 pounds when I jogged out of Savannah. I struggled to get enough calories and at one point my weight dropped into the low 140’s.
I had to eat bunches of high calorie food, and that was fine. Keeping my weight up was tough from start to finish.
I remember eating a lot of meals at Subway.
The goal is to weigh 160 pounds by June 30, 2018 and then maintain that weight.
This morning the scales read 165 pounds and the 160 is indeed, in sight.
160 is close to maintenance weight when I was averaging 12 miles on foot daily.
Since January 24th, 2016, my miles per day has dropped to approximately 3 and 1/2.
Now that my average on foot per day has dropped, managing my weight takes a little more work.
My own experience exposed me to how awesome it can feel, to set a life changing goal, and achieve it.
In 2001 I purchased this book, did what it said, and lost 100 pounds in eleven months.
I purchased several, gave them away and saw success come to others. This one arrived today, mom dated it for me. This one will remain in my possession.
It’s been almost a year since he began eating in a healthy way. Once he started I never saw him falter, not even a minute. After some of the weight was gone, he started walking, mostly outside, but some on a treadmill. He lost 85 pounds, and says he feels better than he has in years. All new clothes were a necessity.
This is a great success story that I identify with.
I purchased a book from Amazon for around $15.00. The title is “Aerobics for Total Well Being” and it was written be Dr. Kenneth Cooper. I purchased a heart rate monitor from Walmart for around $35.00.
I read the book. I picked 1800 calories for my daily limit. 75% of those calories were consumed before 1:00 pm. No eating after 7:00 pm. 50% were carbohydrates, 30% protein and 20% good fat. If I could not measure the food, I did not eat it. I ate what was measurable.
Three days a week I performed light aerobics for 1/2 hour. Three days a week, for 1/2 hour, I performed light resistance training. I took off Sunday’s.
I weighed every morning at the same time. I added up 7 days and divided it by 7. The 7 day average was what I tracked.
I lost 100 lbs in eleven months. Here is a picture that was taken a few days before my ICU stay.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
Every time I post about my weight loss, I get private and public messages. Most want to know some particulars. Yesterday, a friend asked what happened that was different than the many times I had tried in the past. After a few minutes I answered simply and truthly;
“I went to work and stayed until the work was done”