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I'm a 58 year old divorced male, and became an empty nester when my daughter moved out in March 2011. I've done some things with fitness over the past few years, but my start with SparkPeople in July 2011 marks my first serious attempt to quantify what I eat in detail. The act of recording affects my food choices, and that is a Good Thing.

October 18, 2014: Ran the Rochester Half, had to back off the last 4 miles for the foot. Was able to run the Finish Strong 15K as a race ...
I'm a 58 year old divorced male, and became an empty nester when my daughter moved out in March 2011. I've done some things with fitness over the past few years, but my start with SparkPeople in July 2011 marks my first serious attempt to quantify what I eat in detail. The act of recording affects my food choices, and that is a Good Thing.

October 18, 2014: Ran the Rochester Half, had to back off the last 4 miles for the foot. Was able to run the Finish Strong 15K as a race today. I'm back!

September 20, 2014: Sat out more than two months with a stress fracture that canceled plans to run the Rochester Marathon. Recovered well enough that I can run the half tomorrow, though I won't be running for speed. I've signed up for a 15K in October and a 10K on Thanksgiving Day. I expect to be able to run those as races.

April 30, 2014: I completed my first half marathon on April 27, and recovery has gone well. I'm now pointing at running the Rochester Marathon in September.

November 29, 2013: The mid-October 5K and Thanksgiving 10K were successful and a lot of fun. I ran new PRs for 5K and 10K in those races. I think I'm back to running regularly now.

September 17, 2013: Today the PT told me to work up to 5 minute running intervals, and that the next step from the 2 minutes I'd been at should be 3 minutes. A 5K in mid-October is looking possible, and a 10K on Thanksgiving Day is looking likely.

July 6, 2013: A couple weeks ago I injured the other foot. Now I'm in physical therapy, trying to get back the ability to run and learn what to do to avoid foot issues in the future. Meanwhile, it's bike rides when the weather permits until the feet are good enough to support brisk walking again.

May 1, 2013: The foot injury is still, ever so slowly, getting better. I've recently been through a secondary leg injury, running a 5K on April 28 because the leg wouldn't let me run a half marathon. Current focus is on getting the leg and foot healthy enough for regular running.

November 23, 2012: Mostly ran a 10K yesterday. I think I can beat this foot injury. Added another set of point in time pictures today. There's little change from the last set, but what change there is looks good.

July 31, 2012: Added another set of point in time pictures. It's good to see that my body is maintaining shape, even while I'm waiting to be able to run again.

July 3, 2012: The foot injury is back. No running, and limited walking. At least it's warm now; I can ride a bike without bothering the foot. Struggling with motivation for the fitness side, doing OK on the eating side.

April 29, 2012: After a long recovery from a foot injury, backed off from the HM and ran the associated 5K. There could be a half in my future, but no definite dates at this point.

December 21, 2011: Got medical clearance to train for a half marathon and/or marathon. Signed up for the Flower City Challenge HM on April 29, 2012.

November 24, 2011: Ran my first competitive 10K. I'm hooked.

October 15, 2011: Came to the end of the 5K Your Way running program. I will no longer be running for a prescribed time interval; now I will run for a distance that looks like it will fit in the time that I have.

October 7, 2011: This morning I weighed in a pound below my initial goal weight. Now I begin the process of figuring out what the real goal ought to be. I'm less concerned with celebrating taking 22 pounds off in 12 and a half weeks, than with figuring out how maintenance works.
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Member Since: 7/10/2011

SparkPoints: 162,889

Fitness Minutes: 86,277

My Goals:
I reached my initial goal weight in October 2011, then took off another 10 pounds learning how to not lose weight. The weight went down very slowly for four more months, before smoothing into a true sideways trend.

The long term goal is simply to maintain my weight and fitness level. That will turn into a weight loss or weight gain goal if the weight goes uncomfortably far in one direction or the other.

My Program:
Record everything I eat. Use the SP nutrition tracker as a budget for calories, carbs, fat, and protein. Choose a calorie range 350 calories wide. Set macronutrient ranges carbs 45-65% of calories; fat 20-35% of calories; protein 18-35% of calories, subject to minimum 120 grams. Make adjustments if my weight seems to be moving too much in either direction.

Get some exercise, every day. It turns out I love running; but get some sort of exercise every day even when injuries prevent regular runs.


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From Nebraska, living in Rochester, NY.

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"Discipline is remembering what you want." - David Campbell

"You can't out-train a crappy diet." - weight lifting adage


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DOGLADY13
10/19/2014 9:15:48 PM

Oh, for sure I know that I can't run your race nor can you run mine. It's more an observation and admiration on your physical abilities. I've always been a "slow and steady" kind of person and I'm fine with that. I always run my races against myself and try to improve or learn from the experience each time.

I did a 5K charity fun run in early September this year. For me it was much more a training run. It was one of the hottest days of the year! I hadn't done many jogs at that point since it was still hard on my back. But I went out. 88 degrees at 10 AM! I surprised myself. First mile was 10:30. I kept that pace until I hit a monstrous hill at 1.5 miles. Just about everyone walked that hill. Then I met up with someone associated with the charity. She wanted to tell me about their work, so I walked and listened. When we reached the last half mile, I left her to finish it at a run. I didn't have a garmin, but I know I was going faster than the 10:30 pace for the first half. Overall time was a PR worst!, but considering my physical condition and the weather, I was quite happy with myself!



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ALICIA363
10/17/2014 7:31:32 AM

Thank you for the song parody ... my cheeks hurt from grinning!
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GABY1948
10/14/2014 7:43:54 AM

Thanks for coming by! I agree....shoveling "used to be" one of my favorite cardios....BUT last year I cried a couple time (but I did keep shoveling) asking, "Why more?"

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Gaye



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MAREE1953
10/11/2014 1:51:31 AM

Congratulations on your 3 yr anniversary! That is awesome!



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GABY1948
10/8/2014 7:43:33 AM

Thanks for the info....I just thought it sounded so horrible that the Guinness part had to be other than what I thought it was!

Thanks!
Gaye



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