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As I was running the last few miles of the Orcas Island Fat Ass 50K I noticed that something kept making a dragging sound behind me. When I looked back to see what it was I discovered my fat ass was dragging on the ground behind me. Time to start working on losing some weight so I don't have so much of me to haul over long distances. I'm 5'8" tall with a stocky build. In the last 10 years the lowest weight I've been at was 138 lbs. but that's way too skinny. My ideal running weight is somewhere between 145 - 150 lbs. I'm weighing in at about 158 lbs now. I'm trying to lose the weight so I can carry my 70 fluid oz. Camelbak and some nutrition when I run Western States.
I will start a side-bar with a weekly progress chart to track my weight loss.
My weight loss plan is simple. I follow the take the fork out of your mouth diet plan. It's a variant of the ZONE diet which basically makes you watch your portions. The good part of the program is that it makes you pay close attention to the fat, carbs, and proteins you are eating and insists on a proportional balance of each at every meal. The hardest part of the plan is eliminating caffeine. I think I'll just wean myself slowly so I don't suffer from too many withdrawl headaches.
OK, I've said it in writing, now I'll start working on making that goal weight of around 148.
Thanks for reading and for your support. I'll shout out a challenge to those who would like to join me in a quest for weight loss. You don't need to tell me how much you weigh just how much you plan to loose! Good luck!
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