Some running and much weight loss

I ran two days in a row.

It seemed to go well.  Yesterday evening my back was sore, but not until I went to bed.  This morning I am fine though.

So I think I am progressing past this very strange injury.  I am trying to slow down my runs and walk slower at work.  I tend to walk between 2 – 3 miles a day at work and have so much to do, I’ve learned to walk briskly.  I honestly think this is much of my problem since the pain in my back is always worse in the afternoon.  I am also making sure I get up from my chair every 20 – 30 minutes to stretch and walk some.  This has also helped.

The body is a complicated thing, especially mine.  I guess 40+ years of inactivity has caught up with me now that I am active again.

I am still losing weight.  This morning the scales weight in at 181.8 which is my lowest weight since before my marathon last Fall.  On top of that, I am wearing pants that wen’t close to fitting me 2 months ago and now they feel fine.  I’m thrilled that I finally am getting my weight under control.. and.. wait for it… yes, I attribute it to apple cider vinegar (ACV).  I started taking my 2 Tbs of unfiltered ACV twice a day a couple of months ago.  Back then I weighed in regularly in the mid to upper 190’s.  So, to be conservative, I’ve lost over 15 lbs in the past few months.  This includes pizza on fridays and burgers on Sundays.  I honestly think the key is exercise and consistency taking it.  It took well over 4 weeks for me to see a weight loss.  The only thing that kept me going was it also gave me energy for my afternoon runs.

The cool thing about ACV is that I don’t feel like I am dieting.  I do watch what I eat, but I am not hungry.  Yesterday I even turned down cake at work!  I’ve never done that before.

So I honestly can’t complain.  Even with my 5 days off running last week because of my back, I am still keeping my weight down.

Now if I could only run as fast as I want to, all would be good.

Have an awesome last half of the week!!!

Tom

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12 thoughts on “Some running and much weight loss

  1. Every time you post about this I looked over at the unfiltered bottle of mine sitting RIGHT next to me. I keep meaning to do it and I don’t know why I don’t. I tend to have a higher pH and I wonder if this would add to my high acidity levels? I will have to do some research. I honestly think I need to try to have a more alkaline diet. You definitely inspire me.

    • Thanks. I like to inspire people. 🙂 I have had problems in my life with acid reflux and esophageal spasms that make me feel like I’m having a heart attack. It has all gotten better since running, but I worried that the ACV would set me back. Nope. I’ve had zero problems with that. Of course I’m not trying to convince you not to do your own research, but just letting you know, I haven’t had an issue. I hope you can give it a try!

    • Honestly, I have wondered to myself if I have some horrible disease and it isn’t the ACV. I have never lost weight so easily in my life. When I come to my senses, I know I must be health or I couldn’t run 26.2 miles at a time. 🙂

  2. Yay for running! 😊 I am a fast walker too. I hadn’t considered it as being a factor in irritating things, but it makes total sense! 😊 And awesome! I have heard there are a lot of health benefits with the ACV, I may have to try it! 😊

    • I don’t know if it is the walking or not, but the more I slow down, the better I feel in the afternoon. I would try ACV if you can handle the taste. I drink it with about 4 oz of water and then some OJ right after to mask the taste. Some people put honey in with it and say that it helps a lot with the taste. One thing that I forgot to mention is that you need to drink a lot of water with it and not take too much. I don’t remember why, but they say to limit it to 2 Tbs twice a day. That is fine with me. I don’t think I could handle more then that. 🙂

  3. That is so random. I just yesterday decided to start taking ACV in the mornings. Today I just downed a spoonful and chased it with some almond milk. Tomorrow I am going to try to mix it in water and some blackstrap molasses (also really good for you.) I’m not really looking for weight loss but I feel my body could use some cleansing. Thanks for the reinforcement!

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