About Dr. Scott

I weigh myself and I run.  And, I can run a minute.

On April 19th, 2014 I was able to run a minute non-stop and I was excited about the prospects of completing my third marathon ever so I created this blog.  In it I track my weight and my runs.  Under my Running Log tab there is a table where I track the number of miles I run each month, my monthly average weight and all the running races i can account for dating back to 1994 through ones I’m already signed up to run in 2016.

My original vision was to blog about an amazing transformation from a 320 lb out of shape guy to a lean, svelte, epitome of fitness type person which would culminate in completing my third full marathon on Oct 31st, 2014 in record time!  That didn’t happen mainly because i was starting in the worse shape of my life but, my vision wasn’t entirely without merit.  I completed my first marathon with only 3 months of training and did my 2nd without training at all.  So, I thought a year of good training could easily undo 20 years of …not training.

The reality is that I have been and am improving but not to the degree initially envisioned.  At the very least I blog my weekly weigh-ins and this has given me enough awareness about my weight so that it doesn’t get out of hand anymore.  .  Running is the other component of this blog.

Below are all my weigh-ins from 2014.  The first three rows were weigh-ins taken at a doctors office for a contest I was in and won with a final weight of 244.2.  One week later I weighed 260 and with the help of this blog and running I was able to maintain a weight pretty close to that 260 all the way through November.  I thought I would be entering the same contest again so I let my weight go back up at the end of 2014 which, in hindsight was stupid of me.  I got back in the 260s by March 2015 and have been steadily dropping weight ever since.

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Below are my weekly weigh-ins for the first six months of 2015.  My wallpaper became a little more fun as I added pictures from a few of the races I did in the first half of 2015.

2015 Wallpaper 02 half - 2015

Below is the wallpaper I’ve started for the 2nd half of 2015, from July through December.

2015 Wallpaper 02 - 2015

If I weigh 212 lbs by July 5th of next year then I’ll win $2096.00 from Healthy Wage dot com.  That’s long term.  For this year I’ve been using a website called DietBet.com where I can make wagers for losing 4% of my bodyweight in a month or for losing 10% in 6 months.  As of 7/9/2015 I have won 26 straight diet bets.

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I am also a….
Chiropractor awaiting licensure, graduated from Logan University, December 21, 2013.  Part III National Boards passed November, 2014.  Part IV slated for November, 2015.  Picked up a BS degree from Logan around 2011 in Biology and my undergrad was in mathematics from SIUE around 1992.

Internal Health Specialist (IHS) from Loomis Institute of Enzyme Health & Nutrition
Certified in M1 Basic Training with Graston Technique.
Certified in PT from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in 2011, Certification No. 102295.

Raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason March 31, 2014
(side goal to get a Master Mason license plate)
Volunteer & supporter of the Scottish Rite.

Holds a current rank of Ni-Kyu (brown belt) in Shorin-Ryu (matsubayashi-ryu) karate obtained Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

Winner of the 2014 St Louis Lose to Win Challenge. – dropped 74 lbs in 12 weeks.

Nationally ranked as one of the top 100 Bench Pressers in the nation for the year January 2002-January 2003 by Powerlifting USA magazine.  In the 242 lb weight class at a bodyweight of 222 lbs I benched 515 lbs and I’m a lifetime drug-free lifter.  That can’t be said for about 95% of the people on that list.  😉

First marathon ran October 23, 1994 – 23rd Annual Deaconesse Marathon, St Louis, MO
Second marathon ran April 4, 2004 – Spirit of St Louis Marathon, St Louis, MO
Third marathon was pending completion on November 1, 2014 in Wynne, Arkansas…DNS

Third Marathon completed Saturday, May 9th/10th, 2015, Moonlight Marathon, Springfield, IL.
Fourth Marathon completed Saturday, June 13th, 2015,  Hatfield-McCoy Marathon, South Williamson, KY & Williamson, West Virginia
Fifth Marathon pending July 18th/19th in Livingston, TN – Loonies Midnight Marathon.

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