Good for you, rae! It does get discouraging at times, but you did the best thing for yourself when you decided to just trust and keep going. Nice job!!!.
Thanks for your post! I am having one of those weeks where the scale just won't budge and it feels like a struggle to keep going. I am going to hang in there knowing I am not alone and sooner or later that scale will have to give it up!..
Way to go RAE!!! How great does that feel?? I'm loving your attitude....
As a new runner, I am in awe of your 12 miles...I am at about 4 right now and steadily getting better. Any tips??..
Fantastic!! I always thought the same thing about my body. It likes to weight 200 lbs. well not anymore I gotta tell you the running is super impressive!!!!! You couldn't get me to run that far even Jason from Friday the 13th was chasing me!!! I am happy that you are doing so well. I hope your hip feels better soon..
Be careful with the amount of exercise you're doing on 5&1. It's recommended to only do 45 min per day because of the very low calories (that also may be why you saw the scale drop - diet plus giving yourself a break from the amount of running.).
Congrats on the marathon, but I'm thinking you should probably talk to Nutrition Support about how to make sure you eat enough to fuel that amount of running...
Exactly my thought. The weeks I've lost less are my higher exercise weeks. I also run but I've found I've had to cut backto try to adhere to the plan. If you're running 12 miles...I think you may need some additional calories. This is a sure way to stall you weight loss because your body will go into starvation mode (hold on to calories) to survive on the small amount of calories we are giving it while on Medifast. Good luck. You will enjoy some new found speed with the additional weight loss!..
Hey guys, thanks for all the positive feedback! In terms of eating x-tra on my runs, I eat an extra oz of protien and I also drink electrolytes when I run longer that about 6 miles. When my runs get to 20+ miles, I know I'll have to add more or perhaps switch to the 4-1 on the days I run. In terms of tips on increasing mileage...I'm no expert! I read practically every article on runnersworld.com and I listen to my body. Some weeks I've bumped my long runs up 2 miles and other weeks I can just tell that I'm not ready and I'll stay at last weeks mileage. It's funny, 6 miles was hard for me to break mentally, but after that it hasn't been hard! Especially if you just zone out I also went ahead and signed up for a 1/2 marathon that was 12 weeks out, so I had a deadline/goal. I ran a couple 10k's just to kind of 'get in the groove' with the other runners etc. For me, if I don't have a goal, I'll procrastinate FOREVER.
The funny thing about my loss so far is that a lot of people at work are saying they can see a difference, but I can't tell at all!!! My clothes fit exactly the same! I'm hoping to see results myself when I'm down 35 pounds! I think I'll cry when I get to the 160's! I think I'll pass out when my boyfriend finally notices that I've lost weight When did you guys start seeing actually body changes? how much did you lose before you noticed?..
COngratulations RAE~!!!! I found your story very inspiring.. thanks for posting.. ;o)..