Monday, January 31, 2011

Before and After Photo

Like I promised here are some before and after photos.  I will weigh myself in the morning for my official weigh in! These are pretty crazy and I cannot believe how far I have come in just the 4 weeks I have been working out.

It feels great to be changing

Pretty soon I will be free of the Dunlap disease

Getting there

And a picture of my hot wife...  To much of my skin.

Bitter Sweet

So some of you might of noticed I didn't post on Saturday.  It was out of guilt.  I did workout with Jen and we did have a great time, but it was my free day.  I have to remind myself, free day doesn't mean eat like a mad man.  I am making a life change and pigging out on a free day is not life changing.  I also had a bad food day on Sunday.  So I didn't lose anymore weight this weekend and have stayed the same.  I figure I will workout Tuesday and post my official weight then.  First of the month style!

Sooo now that I have posted about my disappointing weekend, I have some great news!  I rocked day 1 of week 4.  I finished the whole thing.  I was very slow, but did not stop.  It felt great.  I ran a total of 16 minutes and walked 8, plus a 5 min warm up and 5 min cool down!  It felt great to say I did it!  The great thing about running is that you cannot cheat.  Its all up to you, you ran or you didn't.  And I did it today. 

I downloaded a Couch to 5K podcast.  It is pretty cool, it tells you when to run and walk and gives tips and encouragement while you run.  It really helped.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and now its time to work hard this week.  My goal is to break 300 lbs this week!  What are your goals this week!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife, Because Week 4.. I'm Coming To Get Ya

I finished week 3!  I did not stop, I worked hard and did it.  I am really excited/nervous for week 4.  My brother finished it today and I am really proud of him. 

At the Meyer Center where I workout one of the trainers run a program started by Jeff Galloway.  It trains you for a Marathon!  I contacted the trainer a few weeks ago and we talked yesterday.  We talk and I told her where I was physically and what I am working towards and asked her if she realistically feels like I could do this program and be successful.  She told me I would be. 

So I am going to take the leap of faith and start with in May and train towards the Bass Pro Marathon in November. It is a 6 month program.  I know it is very ambitious, but I know that if I train right and listen to my body, I can do it.  Jeff Galloway focuses on Run/Walking the Marathon and doing it injury free.  Sounds about right for me.  The person in charge of the program here in Springfield seems like a lot of fun as well.  Lets see how the cards fall.  First thing first...  5k!  Look out March 5th..

Edit:  I forgot to tell everyone.  Monday is my official weigh-in.  I will be posting photos as well.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

10 Superficial Reasons to Lose Weight

I saw this on Ben Davis's blog and thought I would share.

10 Superficial Reasons to Lose Weight.
Because we can’t always be politically correct.
- You don’t have to pull the seat belt as far to click it.
- Let’s be honest, chub-rub sucks.
- Far fewer sweat stains.
- Cartwheels are much easier (and graceful).
- No more pulling the shirt out of fat rolls when you sit down. (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.
- People don’t eyeball you questioningly when you take the last cookie/slice of pizza.
- You can put your shoes on like a normal person. For those of you that have never been obese, trust us, it’s really really hard to put shoes on.
- No more fat-tax ($2 for XXL and up shirts)
- No more pretending like you’re wearing a T-shirt over your bathing suit to “prevent sunburns.”
- Floors don’t creak as loudly. Sneaking up on people is much easier.

Today was a weights day.  It felt really good.  Steven and I decided to sprint a lap between rotations.  So we will do all 7 workouts then sprint 1/10 a mile and then do all 7 again.  I think next week we might sprint 2 laps.  It really added to the workout and felt great!  We are also thinking about doing jump rope.  Anyone know of any good jump rope programs?

I am 6 pounds away from my Feb goal.  I really hope I can get to it.  If not, that is okay because that is still pretty dang good!  Keep rocking it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Good Job Today

At the end of this week, I would of been going to the Meyer Center for 3 weeks and I am getting to know some of the people there.  Today after my workout and I was putting some gel in my hair one of the guys there asked me how my work out was today. I told him it was really good.  He then said something that didn't really mean much to me right then, but as I thought about it, it really put a smile on my face.  He said something so simple, "Good job today, you can do it."

If you see someone working out and trying to lose weight, please tell them good job.  It means a lot to us and helps us through those hard times.  It is my goal to tell more people how proud I am of them for being at the gym and working out.

Today I rocked day two of week three.  Those last three minutes were killer, but I got through them.  I am so proud of my brother.  He finished week 4 day 2 and it seems pretty intense.

I always get all emotional when watching biggest loser and last night something one of the girls said when they were facing the temptation challenge was, "I have been know to eat a box of Mac N Cheese by myself." My wife turned to me and said, "That was you."  I looked at every ones food temptations and I realized I could of ate every single thing on that table in one sitting and that is 8764 calories.  I could not believe it..  I am so happy with my new life.  I will not let this happen to me again!

All of you out there, keep going, keep working!  We can do this together.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Long Term

I know this time is different.  I am not trying a lose weight quick method.  I am not trying a special diet.  I am focusing on long term.  I am at the gym everyday burning calories and I am watching what I eat.  Isn't that what we are all supposed to do be active and eat healthy.  Moderation in all things.  It is nice to think about, think about how if I keep doing what I am doing, I am going to lose the weight.  I am going to be able to run a 5k and more. 

You reap what you sow.  Before I didn't do anything but sit on my butt and eat.  Guess what, I got fat.  Now I am active and enjoying life.  Right now I am still fat, but that is going to go away. 

I write about this because every time I have tried to lose weight before, this is about the time I would quit.  I am not quitting and you should not as well.  Keep going and know I am here to help!  We can do it together! 

Monday, January 24, 2011


When a person is addicted to something they are told to cut it out of their lives.  If you do drugs, you stop doing drugs and you remove yourself from those that sell and do them.  If you are addicted to alcohol, you stop drinking, and going to bars, ect.  I am not discrediting how hard it is to stop doing those things and I know people have fought their whole lives with it.  I am fighting with an eating addiction. 

I eat when I am stressed, board or idol. I am learning this more and more as I am starting my week 4 and changing my life.  I am learning more now that this is not something that will go away and it will be a constant fight.  That hardest part about it is that I have to eat.  I just cant cut it out of my life.  I just can't be around people who eat.   I am addicted to food and how it makes me feel when I eat it.  I really want to make exercise my new addiction.

I was able to finish day one of week three!  I was really happy about that.  I know that I can do the next three days and move to week 4 of the program.  I am really proud of my brother who started week 4 today and ROCKED it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

20 Pounds And Counting

Saturdays are my fun days.  I had a free pass to the Meyer Center and Paul agreed to meet me at the gym today to take a look at my running form and see how I am doing.  He told me I was doing a great job.  Just need to work on keeping my arms down, but how my foot falls and my form was good!  So I am happy about that.  We then went down to the pool and got a good swim in.  Then we just sat around and chatted it up.  Then we moved to the hot tub and the steam room.  We had a lot of fun.  I was glad Paul could come and talk about his experience with running and how he lost all of his weight!  THANKS COACH PAUL!!

Not the best pic of me, but its all good!

I have been putting off weighing myself, but could not resist after today's workout and jumped on the scale and saw that I am down 20 lbs!  My goal is to lose 10 more by the end of the month!  I know its a lot, but I can do it!  

I was able to wear a shirt I have not been able to in a long time today.  Check it out.  I wore it to our date night tonight.  We went to Olive Garden and Andy's.  Today is my free day and it was fun to be out with my wife and my mom watched the kidos.
And here is a pic of me running yesterday.  See how it is still dark outside!  That is not night time my friends..  That is the AM!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hard Choices

The Couch to 5K program is designed for people who want to ease into a running program.  This is exaclty what I am wanting to do.  I have no running back ground, except after the the ice cream truck.  World record time! I thought for sure I would be able to rock every week of the program and be ready for my 5k on 3/5 at the very end of the 9 week program, but now I am realizing I am going to have to repeat weeks.  "If you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don't feel pressured to continue faster than you're able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you're ready."

So I am going to redo week three.  I had such a hard time doing it, I feel like I need to do it again.  I am reminding myself I am not doing this for the 5k, I am doing this for a life change.  I need to go at the pace best for me.  If I get to my 5k on 3/5 and I have to walk some of it...  that is okay.  I just need to keep going and I feel like if I force myself to just do week 4 and fail at it all week, I will just become more discouraged.  I know that if I move on when I can succesfuly finish a whole week, I will be that much better off.  Its not a race... Its a marathon and I will pace myself.

If you all want to try the "Couch to 5k" program here is the link.  Steven took some pics of me running today and I will upload them Saturday morning.  Here is a pic that best represents what I looked like running today.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow on the roads...

School might be canceled, but my fitness goals were still in session this morning!  I braved the weather and still hit the gym.  Got a good 30 minutes of cardio in with my brother.  I will be running again on Friday.  Going to do the same thing I did on Wednesday.

Don't have a lot of time.  Just checking in and letting you all know I still worked out!  Hide your kids, hide you wife because the snow is coming to get ya!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mind Over Matter... Lots of Matter

I finished my workout today!  I was able to get both sets of run/walk 90 seconds and run/walk 3 minutes in.  It was such a victory for me. 

My brother is a lot faster than me and I feel like I am holding him back when he runs with me.  So I encouraged him the last three minutes to run at his speed.  He took off and little fat, hungry, and lazy devil landed on my sholder and said "just stop, you can't do this."

Me: "Yeah I can, I need to do this for me"

Devil Chris: "It really hurts, and you were able to do most of it.. isn't that good enough?"

Me: "How can I change my life, if I always give up when its hard"

*Poof* Angle Chris: "Hey!  Just keep going and repeat after me, 'Work through the pain, work through the pain' and it will be over soon"

Me:  "YEAH!!"  *beep beep beep* 

Angle Chris:  "See, you just did it!"  

I worked through it, it was hard but I did it.  Guess what, afterwards I felt great!  I have a smile on my face and I will keep going.  I am not going to be one of the ones that start in January and quit in Feburary.  This is a life change.  All it takes is getting up and doing it!  Everyone who is working through something hard, remember to keep going and we can do it together! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weights and Racquetball

I went to bed around 11pm last night at dreamt of running all night.  I kept waking up, thinking I overslept my alarm.  Today I was very excited about working out!  I had a weight lifting plan to follow on my days off from running and I was going to play racquetball with my brother.  I am really enjoying this life style change. 

I have been following a blog Ben Does Life.  He has been an inspiration to me.  He lost 120 lbs from running and totally changed his life.  That is what I want to do!  He posted a quote on his blog yesterday and I am making this my motto.  Below is what I created and have hanging in my office and my house.

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true."
- Leon J. Suenes

1 Mile

2 Miles



Half Marathon


I have no idea who Leon is but those are words I will live by.  As I do these things I will check them off and put the date.  My goal is by the end of 2012 to mark each on of these off!

Thanks again for every ones support!  You ROCK!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Sedentary:  a : doing or requiring much sitting <a sedentary job> b : not physically active <a sedentary lifestyle>

For the last two and a half years, if you needed one word to describe Chris Crosby, it would be Sedentary.  Much sitting and not physically active.  I am paying the price for it now.  I am sure all of you heard the term getting the led out...  that is an understatment for me right now. 

Todays workout was killer. Run 90 seconds, walk 90, run 3 mintues, and walk 3 minutes and then do it again.  First time around felt good, but that second round of running 3 minutes killed me.  I almost finished the last full 3 mintues, but my knees started screaming at me.  I am trying not to be discouraged and I have years of bad habits to break.  I need to learn to run and work through the pain.  One step at a time and I know that someday I will realize my dream of being able to just run and really enjoy it! 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Real Life Dailies and Building Family Rep

Most of you who know me, know that I love to play World of Warcraft.  I can and have spent hours upon hours at a time playing the game.  Some people can play the game in moderation and I have tried, but once I am in the game again....  I become obsessed.  I have been playing again and spending most of all my free time playing. I have been playing everyday until just recently when something tragic happened in our family.  My Grandpa Ron passed away.  I was with him most of the day before he passed.  He had Alzheimer's and diabetes.  

The week before my Grandpa died I had started working out and trying to become healthy, but I didn't have my whole heart in it.  I will still staying up later than I should because I was playing Warcraft.  The day my grandpa passed I was sitting in his room listening to him struggle with his breathing and I realized I did not want this to happen to me.  I am 330 lbs and a pre-diabetic and not going anywhere in my life.  In my last moments with him I promised him and myself I would get my life in order, lose the weight and be healthy for me and my family.

While exercising this week and eating healthy I have not played World of Warcraft and I have realized that in order for me to truly do this right, I have to stop playing WoW.  It has been a real hard choice to make.  I have dedicated a lot of time and money into the game.  I have made some amazing friends and I will truly miss them a lot, but I know for me I need to stop worrying about doing my daily quests in the game, but I need to do my real life dailies.  Build up my Chris Reputation and my Family Reputation. Make my own body "Epic". 

I worked out today with my Brother.  I did not get a full nonstop mile in, but that is okay.  I have gone from doing NOTHING physical in years to working out 5-6 times a week.  I think I am doing pretty good.  We ran walked 1.5 miles and then played Racquetball and I kicked his trash!  We played best of 5 and I won 3-1.  He might be able to run faster and farther than me, but I can destroy him at Racquetball!  That was a great workout.  We sat in the hot tub for about 10 minutes and then the sauna for 5.  Then we stopped at Subway and had a healthy lunch.  It was very nice.  We are going to make it a Saturday tradition.

I have felt a lot better about myself these last two weeks than what I have in a very long time!  I will keep this up.  I will lose the wight.  I will know what it feels like to run a 5k and more. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sir.. Please get out of the painters scaffolding

Today was not a run day and to be honest when I got to the gym I didn't know what to do.  So I walked....  It felt good, but I just could not help think I should be doing more. So I remembered that I get a free session with a trainer.  I asked if their was one who specialized in runners and I have an appointment at 5:45 on Monday.  He is going to help me with my off days.  That way I don't look like an idiot wandering around to the different machines...

My brother has been sick and has not been able to train, so I am hoping he will be better on Saturday.  I want to see if we can run a mile without stopping.  That will be a big deal for me because I have not been able to do that since I was in High School. 

I cannot wait for the day I can walk into a gym and not think everyone is staring at the fat guy.  I am sure they are not, but I feel that way.  I think that is why so many people my size have a real hard time taking that leap.  Even now with my determination to get fit and lose the weight, I cannot help feel I am being judged.  I can and will get fit and lose the weight! 

Oh and I forgot my belt today and my pants are a little big on me.... so this should be fun... not!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Runner's Log 1/12/11

Here is my meal plan for this week:  I forgot to post it on Monday.

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg, 1 whole wheat tortilla, small banana, 1 cup of milk
Lunch: Leftovers or Healthy Choice frozen meals

Snacks In Between: Protein bar or yogurt, fruit

Monday: Mexican Chicken Soup
Tuesday: Wild Rice Chicken Bake
Wednesday: Baked Chimichangas
Thursday: Creamy Chicken Stew
Friday: Pita Pizza

If you would like a recipe of any of my meals, let me know, and I would be happy to share them with you.

Gym Day

I am going to join a gym.  I have started my free week at the Meyer Center.  The lady who signed me up remembered me from last time I tried to get in shape.  She wrote a story about me because I lost so much weight, but not long after I got sick and gave up.  Sooo I am not sure if I should be flattered or embarrassed because she remembered me.

Got my full run in this morning.  Not sure how far I went because I couldn't find a lap to mile ratio but I will look on Friday.  I did get my full set in for my couch to 5k program.  I was really happy about that. I think I am going to really enjoy the gym.  I see all these people who are in great/good shape lapping me over and over again and instead of being discourage, I told myself that would be me soon. Oh and they have a hot tub and a sauna...  woot!

I am also going to sign up for some of their classes.  I think I need that to help me take the weight off.  I am excited about all of this and I want to say thank you to all of you for helping me stay focused and get through the hard days like yesterday!  March 5th here I come!  I am going to rock that 5k!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bad Day

Emotionally it was a ruff day today.  I want to be outside but it is -10.  I slept in 20 minutes more than I wanted, so I couldn't get to the gym.  Worked out in the house but it didn't feel like I got that great of a workout.  I watched biggest loser last night and caught myself thinking...  How can I lose the weight when I don't have Bob or Jillian yelling at me or talking me through it.  I know that is silly, but I am realizing I have a lot more than just weight I am working through.  I have years of bad habits and low self esteem.

I don't want to follow the pattern I have always done.  Work like crazy and a month or so in, I burn out and quit...  I want to make it a life style change.  It has just been a ruff day already...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let it snow....

So the weather here is pretty bad right now.  The plan was to wake up and drive to the gym and get my free week at the Meyer Center, but I did not feel safe driving through Clever and Republic until they attempted some kind of road clean-up.

Sooooo, I ran in my house today!  Jen and I both ran and watch what seemed to be a Jay Z and Kayne West music video marathon.  It wasn't a bad run, but I wish I could of been out side hitting the pavement.  This made me think of two things.  I need to invest in a treadmill or have some kind of cardio workout planned for really bad weather days. 

Coach Paul was telling me how he has a treadmill and runs on that a lot during the winter.  We have a small house and not a lot of room to put one.  He suggested putting it my garage and running in there.

So here is my question to all of you.  What do you think I should do?  Invest in a treadmill or get a gym membership.  Both are going to be an investment, but I really want to be on track for my 5k and other races this year. 

What do you think?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ahh my back...

I have hurt my back.  Not from working out, but from sanding and refinishing a headboard and nightstands on Saturday.  The frustrating thing is, I wanted to keep myself busy, so I wasn't sitting in front of a computer playing video games and now I am hurt.  I could not even walk on Sunday it hurt so bad.

I did not get a workout in this morning.  I am going to take it slow today and I hope that I can get my run in on Tuesday.  I know this is just a small setback and I will get to my goal.  On a happy note.  I am down 14 lbs.  Not a bad start if I do say so myself.  I am excited to be under 300 again.  I just have 16 lbs to go.  I really want to be under 200 lbs and I know that will take me a long time, but I will do it!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


My brother Steven has been training the same time as me for the 5k.  He is lucky and gets to do it in a gym.  We did set a goal to workout every Saturday together.  He came over a little before 10 this morning and we went on a brisk walk out in the cold.  Check it out. We put 3 miles of pavement behind us.

We had a lot of fun.  Talked about a lot of things.  It took us 70 minutes to do the walk.  I am excited to be able to someday run it and not walk it with him.  I need to remember to take it slow and not be discouraged. 

Watched a killer movie last night called Spirit of the Marathon.  I cried and became determined to run one before the end of 2012.  Jenn said she would do one with me.  I am glad I watched it last night, I was really wanting to cheat and eat.  It got me re-focused and excited.

Thank you everyone who has helped me stay on track and commented on my blog.  I do read them and they do mean a lot to me!

Friday, January 7, 2011

One Tubby Tubby...

Run day three is in the bag and it feels good.  I went to bed earlier got up on time and did my run.  It feels good to set goals and work towards them.  I also have worked out 5 times this week.  I know now why I was in such a funk and so depressed before.  I wasn't working towards anything.  I was just existing.  I woke up with just enough time to shower and get to work on time.  I would put my 8 hours in and come home and play video games.  Rinse and repeat.  That is not living that is just existing.  

I could just hear Major Payne yelling at me this morning when I was getting ready to run, "Let me see that belly roll. One, tubby tubby. Come on pork chop. Two, tubby tubby."  The last time in my life that I really tried running was when I was 14 years old and was trying to get in shape before Freshman Year football season.  My good friend Scott Blevins and my Mom both ran with me for about 3 weeks so I wouldn't fall over dead during two day practices.  I remember me and Scott when we would run we would quote the movie Major Payne and we would always laugh at the Tubby Tubby quote.  I kind of felt it funny that 14 years later when I got ready for my run I could hear Scott quoting Major Payne in my head.  
 Let me see that belly roll. One, tubby tubby. Come on pork chop. Two, tubby tubby.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Not Afraid.... of Cupcakes

Things are going good.  I was really tired this morning but my amazing wife Jenn helped get out of bed and reminded me of my goal.  I think my biggest struggle at this point is going to bed at 10pm.  I have not been able to do that yet.  I know a big part of weight loss is getting 8 hours of sleep, but I find that when I lay down to go to bed I start checking my email, facebook, blogs, and Spark People. So starting tonight I am going to focus on really going to bed on time so it is not such a struggle to wake up.

This morning I got started a little later than I wanted, so I talked myself into only walking a mile instead of my set route I made last night.  And then Eminem's song Not Afraid played on my iPod.

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road
And I just can't keep living this way
So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage
I'm standing up, Imma face my demons
I'm manning up, Imma hold my ground
I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now

How can you cut corners and do something half way after you hear that.  It helped me refocus and pushed me that extra .8 miles I had planned this morning.  With walking/running in the morning and walking at lunch I am logging over 3.5 miles a day!  That is over a 5k!  I know it isn't running a consistent 5k in one setting, but my body is getting used to moving that much in a day and that is a good foundation I am setting.

I am also proud of myself.  Last night for my brother and sister birthday party we went to Nakatos.  This is by far one of my most favorite places to eat and let me tell you...  I can put some food down when I am there.  It is a Japanese Steak House where they cook the food in front of you and it is amazing.  I am happy to report I only ordered the veggies and didn't eat the fried rice!  I didn't squash my hunger I just curved it and stayed in my calorie goal for the day.

I am also happy to report that after dinner we went to my parents house for Cupcakes.....  These are no ordinary cupcakes...  These are specialty cupcakes and every bite is 5000 calories and taste like heaven.  BUT I DIDN'T GIVE IN.  Even when my sister and wife brought be one!  I was strong and I faced that cupcake like Gandalf and yelled "You shall not pass!"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


As most of you know, I really like talking about my goals.  Losing weight and starting a new hobby of running.  I didn't expect how many people it would help and how many tell me their stories and goals.  I have had some of my co-workers decided they wanted to walk for a half an hour at lunch everyday.  To show my support to them, I am going to walk with them.

Yesterday was day one for walking and like the smart person I am, I forgot my shoes.  So I walked in my old work shoes for 1.67 miles and guess what... I got blisters.  I was so bummed and discouraged.  I did not want anything like that to discourage me in my running.  So I talked to coach (I call Paul coach because he has helped me so much in getting started on this) and he told me to pop them on each side, then put gauze and ductape over them and I should be golden.

So last night I popped them and drained them to let them air out.  Then I got up this morning and put some gauze over them and ductaped them.  It worked like a charm!

I am learning more about my "Couch to 5k" program and I really should not be running everyday like I planned.  I should only run Mon, Wed, and Friday.  So I am going to walk on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Because I ran the last two days I walked today and put in 1.7 miles in 45 minutes.  It felt great.

You all can do this!  Keep your new year goal and work hard.  We can all do this together!  Go Team!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Step at a Time

Something I need to work on is realizing the hard work it will take to get to my goal.  Life is not a 5 minute hard work montage and pow your at your goal.  I have become used to seeing all the before and after but not enough of the in between. 

When my alarm went off this morning I am sad to say I was not as excited as I was yesterday to get up and run in 24 degree weather.  I was sore from yesterday physically and mentally.  But I did it and I feel so happy for doing it.  I know this hard work will pay off.

I sat with my grandpa Ron yesterday in his last moments in life.  I told him I loved him and he said he loved me. I am very grateful he was my grandpa.  We had a lot of fun together.  He would take me to my football games, go play Nintendo with me and let me get the all you can eat at skippers.  I was able to help take care of him most Saturdays.  I will miss him and I glad he is not suffering anymore.  I told him I was getting in shape and I have more desire to do this than ever.

  About to run Day 2: 5:20 AM 1/4/10

Monday, January 3, 2011


Here is photos of the night I weighed in before I started my life change.  Not pretty and very embarrassing.   This is my new life. There is no "after" picture, because I will not stop striving to be better physically. I will post pictures of myself every couple of weeks or so to show my progress.

Runner's Log 1/3/11

Today, I alternated walking and running around the neighborhood 1.26 miles in 25 min.

I would like to share with you my meal plans for every week. For this week:

Monday Through Friday
Breakfast - 1 scrambled egg in a whole wheat tortilla (with a little ketchup), small banana, 1 cup milk
Lunch - Healthy Choice frozen meal (8-12 oz.)

Monday - Hamburger Soup (2 cups)
Tuesday - Black Bean Quesadilla
Wednesday - Turkey Burger with Salad
Thursday - Spaghetti with Salad
Friday - Stuffed Potatoes with Salad

Snack In Between Meals
Protein or Fiber Bar with 1 serving of fruit

First day of the rest of my life

I did it.  Day one is in the bag.  Its the first day of the rest of my life and I dragged my lazy bumb out of bed and ran/walked 25 min and 1.24 miles in 24 degree weather and I FEEL GREAT.  Okay..  I mentally feel great, but that kicked my trash! 

Jen was great, she woke up with me and worked out in the house.  (She would run with me but we cannot leave the little ones home alone.)  When I got back we both stretched together.  It was an amazing feeling knowing I did what I did this morning and my wife was there cheering me on.

Here is a few Day 1 Facts.  I weighted myself last night and was at 330.9.  After my run I was at 326.5.  I know that is a lot of water but I will take it!  Also 50 Cent "In da club" is a great song to start running to.  :)

I will be posting my soon to be "before" pics today.  We took them last night. I will also post my couch to 5k 9 week program and my meals for the week! 

Everyone thank you for helping me with this!  I can lose that weight and who knows...  Maybe a Marathon. :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It has started....

I am going to run a 5k on March 5th.  I am going to lose 100 lbs by the end of the year.  This is where I will track my runs, my meals and my weight!  I want to tell everyone what I am doing because I need your help.  I cannot do this alone!

Part of this process is telling the WORLD what you are doing and make yourself vulnerable.  I was going to post more, but I need to go to bed so I can get up and run in the morning!