September 2007

Weekly Update - 9/30/07

September 30, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 282 Today’s weight: 279 Week weight lost: 3 lbs Total weight lost: 16 lbs Today’s weigh-in is bittersweet. On the one hand I made it into the 270s, which is huge for me. On the other hand, my goal for the end of this month was to get [...]


I feel fitter when I wear running shoes

September 29, 2007

Ever since buying a pair of properly fitting running shoes (two pair actually) I have been wearing my running shoes more and more as I go about my daily business, whether it’s going to work, the grocery store or watching my kids’ soccer games. The last few summers I have been wearing Crocs sandals, which [...]


Started Week 2

September 28, 2007

On Tuesday I officially started Week 2 of the Couch-to-5k running program that is the basis for my cardio workouts.  5k Week Date Incline Warmup Walk Jog Time Miles KMs 2a 9/25/2007 2% 3.5 3.0 5.0 37 2.34 3.77 2a 9/26/2007 2% 3.5 3.0 5.0 37 2.33 3.75 2a 9/27/2007 2% 3.5 3.0 5.0 37 2.33 [...]


Honeycrisp Season

September 27, 2007

It’s Honeycrisp season in Minnesota. That’s great news for me because these apples are without a doubt the best tasting apples around and they make a stellar treat sure to satisfy any of my sweet tooth cravings.  Because my whole family enjoys them we always keep a good supply and because they store so well even [...]


More Signs of Dedication

September 25, 2007

I’ve never been great at sticking to things, and certainly not exercise.  But I’m seeing lots of signs that I am changing and staying with the program. Like yesterday, when I got up at 3:45am to lift weights for 45 minutes before I got on a plane to Chicago.  After a long day I ended [...]


Weekly Update - 9/24/07 (Monday)

September 24, 2007

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 281 Today’s weight: 282 Week weight lost: -1 lbs Total weight lost: 13 lbs (Note, I am posting my update on Monday because I was out of town all weekend camping and couldn’t do my normal Sunday update.) I knew this week was going to be a tough one to [...]


Losing Weight is Like the Stock Market

September 22, 2007

When you look at the long term performance of the stock market the trend is clear - it goes up. This chart looks amazingly like my weight gain over the years where you don’t really notice it at any given point but once 20 years have passed you see the trend. And it’s up! One [...]


Hitting the Road

September 21, 2007

Perhaps emboldened by my public workouts this week, yesterday I took my cardio program off the treadmill and took to the lake path near our house.  I’ve walked it before and there are quarter mile markers which make it good for running, and the hills aren’t too bad.  It’s about 2.25 miles.  Unfortunately there turned out to [...]


4 Observations From My Hotel Workouts

September 20, 2007

As I wrote yesterday in I’m Still Fat But I’m Already a New Me I did a great job this week on my business trip, actually exercising in a hotel “fitness center.”  In addition to what I wrote in that post about not working out while I travel I should also point out that I haven’t [...]


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