Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Big Day

A big day indeed. Today I reached a goal of sorts. I have now lost 30 pounds. I'm at 215 and I was at 245 in July of this year. I am headed to my goal of 200 and below. That was the weight  I was carrying when I was training for another marathon; almost 6 years ago. And that was when my spine began  to give me such pain that I had to give up the marathon and ended up with my having four different spinal surgeries.

I know I won't be able to do another marathon, but I can dream of doing some 5K and 10K races. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do anymore racewalking. The racewalking stride puts a lot of pressure on the hips. In fact, it's the hips that drive the feet forward when you're doing that 'funny walk'. I'll give it a try, but only for a few minutes; I don't want to hurt myself and have to start over.

I lost the 30 pounds with exercise and my special diet. I eat less. I avoid snacks. I avoid most but not all sugars. I drink more water. That's it. Forget Paleo and all the other fad diets. Eat less. Exercise more. Works every time.


  1. Good job. I'm trying to lose weight to but it's not coming off as fast as you. I'm also just eating less. At the first sign of fullness I stop. Good luck on meeting your goal.

  2. Thanks for the good wishes...I'm still tempted by snacks. REALLY tempted! So I grab a rice cake and drink some water. Also I'm being aided by the diagnosis this year of GERD and Barrette's Esophagus. A diet is strongly recommended for that and that means that lots of foods are verboten. Plus, the weight affects my spinal problems. I'd rather not have health problems driving my dieting, but there you are...and life is still good.