Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The good the bad and the ugly

The good news is that I ran 6 miles on Sunday morning. That's the first time I've run that far in probably 10 months. I was slow at about a 10 minute mile average, but the stamina was there. I'm happy about that. It double the amount of anything I've run recently.

The bad news is that this morning I weigh 246. Now I do have some soreness from the run and I suspect that 4 lb jump is most likely water retention. It certainly wouldnt be the first time I've had a 4 pound jump from water retention. In fact many runners will tell you that they often find they've GAINED weight while training for a marathon for example.

With that said even taking into account those 4 pounds I'm less than impressed with my progress thus far. I'm trying not to get discouraged though. I do realize I still need a solid plan in place that I don't have. I'm just struggling to come up with a plan that is so adaptable based on my hectic schedule. My schedule is no excuse for my diet though and it's still not what it should be so I should be looking there.

So I'm thinking about trying an actual diet of some sort. I don't know what yet, so I'm open to suggestions. In the end I can probably eat about 2200-2400 calories a day and lose about a pound a week. I'm just struggling with doing that.

Until next time.


Geoff said...

For my money the Paleo diet is the one to go with. Eat meats, vegetables, some fruit, nuts, and seeds, as much as you want. For me it's just a way of life now (for the most part, I do cheat occasionally), and it's fairly effortless once you get the hang of it. The first time I went strict Paleo I lost 7 pounds in a week. I would recommend checking out "The Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolf, and also "The Paleo Diet" by Dr. Loren Cordain for the details and science behind it.

NeilPaterson said...

I'm a 52 year old guy who started at 238 pounds and wants to get to 199 pounds. I'm eating 1500-1800 calories a day and in 3 weeks have shifted 15 pounds

I know the first weeks are the easy part, but I think working out a low-cal yet nutritious diet is important

Soon I will start to exercise as well !
Neil Paterson