I made it back down to the 180’s. Okay, the upper 180’s but it still counts!
After my marathon and my injury and Thanksgiving and Christmas… well let’s just say I was pushing 200 lbs. I think I got up as high as 197.5. So for me to weigh myself this morning and see the second number of my weight be an 8 was a wonderful thing!
For me… this is how I lose weight. This is what works for me..
I eat anything I want before I run and nothing after.
Now that isn’t exactly true. Essentially my basic diet consists of eggs for breakfast, almonds for a snack, Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese for lunch and about 64 oz of water. Then I go home and run at least 4 miles in the afternoon. It has to be 4 and not 3 miles. I will lose weight at 4 miles and I won’t at 3.
So I might snack after I run, but mainly I drink 32 oz of Gatorade and try not to eat much.
If I eat a regular dinner, I usually gain weight. However I can eat almost anything (within reason) in the morning (Krispy Kreme 5K is looking tempting).
My eating isn’t complicated. I do know that if I run at least 4 miles and don’t eat much for dinner I’ll lose weight.
Tonight for dinner… Pizza. Oh well, I’ll have the rest of the weekend to get back down to the 180’s.
I love pizza.
Keep going strong!
Thanks! I just have to make it through pizza night. 🙂
Pizza is my biggest weakness for sure!!
Funny how you have to do 4 miles not 3 to lose weight…I have a 3miler scheduled for today, but I’m considering making it 4 now…hmmm What’s one more mile?
It is strange, but I figured this out about a year ago. As I began running and was up to 3 miles, I wouldn’t gain weight, but I wouldn’t lose it either. Once I got up to 4 miles I began losing it. Must be a calorie thing.
You should probably have something with protein after longer runs because otherwise you’ll metabolize muscle rather than fat. Ok. I sound like a preachy know it all. Sorry. :p
Congrats on getting your weight back down. Running is so awesome for fitness!
No preachy.. Just good advice. I used to drink chocolate milk while training for my marathon, but I have gotten out of the habit. I’ll pick it back up. Thanks for reminding me!!!