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