JeepN3rd Posted December 13, 2016 Report Share Posted December 13, 2016 Was a bit surprised at the lack of other postings but figured I would put down my name on the list! I have started / stopped more challenges over the last few years than I care to admit, and my weight has stayed in the 215 pound range on average for most of that time. I actually hit a high of 224.x early in 2016 and have been working my way back down. I hit the magical 215ish and stayed there most of this year. For some reason I got it in my head that I can do ANYTHING for 100 days and super low carbs (20ish) would allow me to reset my diet / maint and hit a new weight loss goal. I started that late in the day on Thanksgiving and my 100 days will be over late February. I am already planning on stretching it to mid April but that is another story for another day. I was 215.4 on 10/28 and 212.9 on 11/21 when I started this challenge. I hit a major goal this morning, 199.1, first time under 200 since 2013 or so when I was training and running the full marathon!! I am one of those weigh every day guys, helps me stay on track, so it will move around 2-4 pounds every day but this feels like a good step! I was able to run every day the first week or so of this challenge, even before the low carbs really kicked in and then a chest / head cold hit and knocked me out from 11/27 until yesterday! Finally hit the road again last night and got in a 5k, which is my normal "daily" run. "My plan" is to eat 20ish carbs per day, and about 1000 calories under my TDEE of 2200-2300ish. This is a SHORT TERM PLAN... this is not maint, this is really a "diet" to hit a specific goal (15% body fat or less) I am in full keto, weight is coming down nicely and with the 100 days in mind it allows me to mentally be tough enough to make this all work. My exercise plan is to set a goal of a 5k per day on average, to become a "daily" runner instead of 2-3x per week on good weeks, 2-3x per month on "bad" months. Even if I only run 1 mile in a given day, that will be a checkmark. I prefer to run a 5k, and burn 500ish calories, which is another 3500 per week / 1 pound of fat! Looking back, food wise I am there, I think I had one day at 46 carbs, using MFP, but pretty consistent and those "bad" days are better than many of my best "good" days when I am not on this keto / low carb system. Exercise, had a couple week break as I could not run without breathing hard and thus coughing. But, cold air last night did not bother me, did my usual 38ish minutes for 5k, 12 minute miles on average. Final thought / more about me. I had Gastric Bypass surgery in 2011, coming down from 355 pounds to a low of 195 in 2013 when training and running the 26.2 marathon! Weight immediately went up to 205-210 range when I backed off running and have stayed in that 210-215 now for 2 or so years until the history kicks in above. Not really thinking about doing another full marathon, more interested in HALFs at most and doing "trail" running or just getting into backpacking / weekend trips. Quote Finished first six challenge for 2015, granting +1 to CON. Otherwise all 0 stats at this point.My Introduction post, tells my weight loss journey up to the point I joined NF!http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/58160-70-there-30-to-go/ Link to comment
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