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About Kosareh

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  • Birthday 12/23/1971

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  1. Week 1 had mixed results. Diet was fine, but the other areas were tough. I had to travel the last half of the week so I was pressed to accomplish the daily goals. I'm back on a normal schedule this week so I plan on staying on course.
  2. Monday was mostly a success. I ate a few flour tortillas so I didn't exactly eat clean, but I did stay away from sugar and didn't eat after 7:00. Also, I "ran" a little over 1.5 miles. My run time was a minute less than my walk time, but I'm not discouraged. That will improve as I shed the weight. I need to schedule time this week for BBWW. For now, onward with Tuesday!
  3. Yesterday was good. Sunday being my rest day, I didn't run or walk. I did eat fairly healthy, and I spent time with my girls. I got food out at 9:30 last night, but then put it all back. Victory! Today I ran 1.5 miles (slowly), and I am about to practice GHB (Great Highland Bagpipes). I'll finish grading paperwork this afternoon.
  4. As I begin my reboot with the current 4 week challenge, I am undertaking the daily battle log for accountability. I need to stop letting work obligations take precedence over all other areas of my life. Starting Weight: 279.7 Goal Weight: 200 Here is how I plan on getting there: Nutrition 1. Eat clean. 2. Get off sugars 3. No late night eating Exercise: 1. Get fit enough to enjoy getting fit. 2. Alternate days of walking and running: (Mon: Run, Tue: Walk, Wed: Run, Thu: Walk, Fri: Walk, Sat: Long run) 3. BBWW Work: 1. Finish research by May 15 2. Finish book by Aug. 1 3. Develop updated online courses 4. Start new book Aug. 2 Personal: 1. Take care of spiritual needs 2. Spend time with my family 3. Improve bagpipe skills 2017 Goals: 1. Lose 80 pounds by the end of the year 2. Compete in a marathon 3. Compete solo bagpipe Grade IV
  5. I wish you the best of success on your challenge. Beat that Blerch!!
  6. I suck at challenges. Rather, I've not successfully completed the one challenge I started back in December. I've been working at rebooting my fitness and health efforts, but an increased workload at my paying gig is giving me a convenient excuse to set the reboot aside. No More! I am going to make a dramatic comeback and gain control of the universe -- my universe. My goals for this challenge are: Diet: No eating after 7:00 pm. This means no cheating. No empty carbs (sugar, pasta, bread, etc.) Fitness: Walk at least 1 mile 3x/week. Run 3x/week. Work: Get homework graded by Monday of each week. Write 4 blog posts/week. Edit 2 chapters of book by end of challenge. LUYL: Make wife and girls feel special at least twice/week. Practice the bagpipe at least 30 minutes/day, 6 days/week.
  7. I just started riding this weekend. I got a Trek FX 2017. I took it out for a 3 mile first ride. Great fun, but I need to spend more time on the bike. If anyone has some good advise to get up to speed, I'd certainly welcome it. My goal is to get to a point where I can compete in a duathlon, and eventually triathlon. IronMan here I come!
  8. I'm fairly new as well. I am currently doing a challenge under the Rebel tribe, but I'm a Scout through and through. I plan on getting my mileage up this spring, begin training for a fall marathon (perhaps the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in North Georgia), and begin to transition to biking and swimming so that I can begin triathlons. My goal is to run an Ironman by the end of 2021. After my last ultra 3 years ago, I took a break from everything because I was burned out and transitioning to a new job. I gained a lot of weight, and my endurance sucks. I am working up to a steady 5k, 3-5 times per week, then I will begin increasing mileage from 15 miles/week to 30 miles/week. I'll start a marathon training plan around the first of June. I'm glad to see that there are a few other Scouts around. We're a small group, but that is part of the allure, isn't it?
  9. I am so disappointed in myself. I messed up by eating sugar on Sunday and have basically been derailed the rest of the week. To add insult to injury (or injury to insult), the change in diet has set off an attack of gout. Now I am dealing with pain while walking so I have stopped my pursuit of the C25k goal. I'm not whining. I am angry. I can't believe I am so weak!
  10. Zero week was very productive. I'm going strong on my goals, and I be lost about 10 pounds in the past week. I realize that the first week is often high, and subsequent weeks will average out to 2-3 pounds if I'm consistent. For now, I'm celebrating the victory. Next week will be more difficult. I have three different office Christmas parties to attend. I'm dreading the social pressure to eat desserts and fried foods.
  11. No specific race. I've done races. They don't inspire me. I prefer to do battle against my former/current self. My goal to run the 5k is mainly so that I can get back to a base daily run of 5k. My longer range goal is to compete in an Ironman by Dec. 23, 2021. I won't get there if I'm not working out regularly so I decided to start with the run. I imagine once I am back to about 35 miles/week, I will begin to work on the bike and swim.
  12. Referencing the n=1 approach, I have tried intermittent fasting with mixed results. Last spring, I was eating fairly clean, paleoesque diet. I implemented intermittent fasting with decent results. This fall, I tried to go from a poor diet to a healthy one by going straight to intermittent fasting, and it only made things worse. I think having the garbage in my system made my situation worse. When I would eat after fasting for 12-14 hours, I couldn't stop myself. I think once I am back to good eating habits, then intermittent fasting could be helpful.
  13. I agree that they are hard because of the endless temptations surrounding me. I think that holidays are ideal because we tend to exhibit greater resolve at the beginning of our reboot rather than in the middle or at the end.
  14. I have a Garmin watch for running. I don't track my steps all day. I only track deliberate walking/running.
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