Saturday, January 08, 2011


The time has arrived with no more excuses but to face what I need to do in my training for IMFL. The first thing is to address my weight gain and metabolic syndrome. I began by cleaning everything evil and life-threatening out of my kitchen. (except the Diet Dew). Then came the grocery shopping. It's amazing how long it takes and the cost of shopping healthy. Also I began weight watchers. My first weigh in was yesterday and there is alot of work ahead of me.

Also this week, the intensity of the training increased. By Friday, the were many aching muscles. It felt good though. This added to my better eating habits made me feel changed in a good way.

I realize this is only my first week. I also know how many first weeks there have been. I am now heading into week 2 and let the changes continue and bring on the challenge.

Waddling with determination..............


Joe said...

Hooray!! A good start. The aches are a small reminder of the good steps you've taken.

I'll be in your neighborhood in a few hours!! Taking Matt back to Wheaton, then a stop at Trader Joe's on Roosevelt Road, then on to McNabb, IL to try a 50K tomorrow. I'll wave as I drive by!!

Scott said...

Suggest that you check out (on Facebook) as well as online a guy by the name of Bob Seebohar. His nutritional principle is "Metabolic Efficiency". Doesn't directly align with Weight Watchers, but from an athlete's point of view, it minimizes carbs and focuses on running the body on lean protein, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables. It's what I used to drop weight before my big race and safely got off the last ten pounds or so over a two months span of time. Check it out; it's a direct descendent of what is called "The Paleo Diet". Keep going!

Lindy said...

I like WW's new focus (or inclusion) of protein and carbs into the mix. Looking forward to watching/reading about your success with the program and how it coincides with your training. I used to say I can't lose weight while running (training), but I think that was just an excuse (for me it was. I ate like crap.) Anyway...kudos for taking stock of where you are and judging by your past successes, you're gonna do AWESOME. :)