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Overweight Army Reservist -- Trying to become lean & mean again!

My name is Sal (short for "Salvatore"). I'm a 45 year old Army Reservist who currently lives in Ohio. I'm also a longtime runner who's completed ten marathons. In addition, I have also done weight training for strenght over the years as well. Despite all the physical activity that I regularly do, over the years I have periodically put on weight. I always assumed this was due to my overly healthy appetite and I would respond by dieting, primarily the Weight Watchers' system which I've ...
My name is Sal (short for "Salvatore"). I'm a 45 year old Army Reservist who currently lives in Ohio. I'm also a longtime runner who's completed ten marathons. In addition, I have also done weight training for strenght over the years as well. Despite all the physical activity that I regularly do, over the years I have periodically put on weight. I always assumed this was due to my overly healthy appetite and I would respond by dieting, primarily the Weight Watchers' system which I've done on and off over the years -- sometimes with success.

In the last couple years, things have gotten progressively worse for me regarding weight. At the beginning of January 2008, I reached my all-time high of 245 pounds!! I attribute my weight problem to several factors: overeating, slower metabolism as I get older, and my body becoming so used to my reguarl running that I no longer burn as many calories for the miles that I put in. Further, I was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism back in 2002. This may or may not be affecting my current weight problem.




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 current weight: 231.2 
 
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Member Since: 1/28/2008

SparkPoints: 25,812

Fitness Minutes: 39,700

My Goals:
1. Lose 40-50 lbs. to get my weight range down to 190-200 lbs.

2. Be able to exceed 270 points on Army PT test before end of 2008.

3. Transition from slow jog (10+ minutes/mile) to running (9 minutes/mile or faster)

4. Train and run another marathon.

My Program:
1. Moderate strength/weight workouts on M, W, & F.

2. Running 4X a week: T, W, Sat, & Sun.

3. Swimming 1-2X a week on non-run days.

4. Spinning class 1-2X a week on non-run, non swimming days.

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THECRAZYMANGO
3/25/2012 5:40:49 PM

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's always great to hear from a seasoned runner. My training plan is actually on my calendar. Each day tells me what sort of mileage I am supposed to do. As things are gelling together, I see I need to move my 20 mile run. I don't want to do it too late or early so the jury is still out about that!

Thanks again!
Savannah



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RUNNERRACHEL
3/20/2012 3:23:02 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog about running the LA Marathon!



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SCOTMAMA
3/13/2012 12:00:04 PM

Sal - I think you transposed your numbers on Daily Weigh In -- surely you could not be up to 273.4



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SCOTMAMA
2/25/2012 11:09:34 AM

Hi Sal -- I would venture a guess that there are probably 3 females to every male on SP. I could be wrong, of course, and it would be interesting to find out. I'll see if I can learn what it really is.

Eve



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SCOTMAMA
5/18/2009 1:18:44 PM

How come we never see you on "Daily Weigh In" any longer? Come on guy, I'm the team leader now -- let's see how you're doin'!
Hugs, Eve



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