Health & Exercise

Running Goals for 2012

Running Goals for 2012

Last year I set off on my goal to lose weight and get back into shape by running. I did Weight Watchers as well.  It was a HUGE help to me to teach me more about portion sizes, what foods are better choices, and overall better eating habits. Highly recommended.  You can read more about all of this on My Weight Watchers Story. I never really thought I would like…

Completed My First Half Marathon

Completed My First Half Marathon

January 2011 I set out on a goal to lose weight and get back in shape. This isn’t the first time I had set this goal, but I was determined it would be the last. I did two things to make this happen: 1) I joined Weight Watchers to help get me moving in the right direction and to learn better eating habits, 2) I set a goal that in…

Losing Weight, Getting Healthy, Running

Losing Weight, Getting Healthy, Running

So far in 2011 it has been a year of getting healthy.  Since the New Year, I have lost a total of 45 pounds, been eating better, and have been exercising.  The main thing I have been doing is eating less and moving more. I have primarily done it through Weight Watchers.  You can see the blog I started by clicking here ==> My Weight Watchers Story. However, the primary thing…

Where Is Rich?

Wow… it’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve had a couple people email me asking where I was, what was going on, and why I hadn’t posted anything.  So, let me fill you in on what’s been going on. It’s been great! 1) I’ve dropped about 45-50 pounds since the beginning of the year and have kept it off. I’d like to lose about that much more, but that…

Week 2 – Lost 17 Pounds Now

I have not completed 2 weeks into my low carbohydrate diet.  I’ve lost 17 pounds now, due to a combination of working on my Bowflex every other day, and cutting back the sugars and carbs in my diet. Two weeks marks the end of the induction phase of the diet, although I am going to carry it for another 5 days so I can begin next Monday moving out of…

Week 1 – I Lost 12 Pounds

Pretty excited!  Stepping on the scale today showed that I dropped 12 pounds in one week!  Pretty good! I feel much better.  It’s amazing how one week can comletely change how you feel. Some might say, “12 pounds is too much in one week.”  The answer to that – It depends. If I was 5’5″ and weighed 140, losing 12 pounds in one week would be way too much.  However,…

Surviving The Carb Crash

I’m not sure how many grams of carbohydrates I had been taking in on a daily average, but I do know that about 18-48 hours after you begin the Atkins diet, you can go through, what I call, a “Carb Crash.”  Here is how I define it: Carbohydrate Crash – when your body reacts to a significant decrease in daily carbohydrates.  Symptoms may include a sharp decrease in energy, headaches,…

Started My Diet and Exercise Today

After too long, it’s time to start exercising and eating better. I started my 6-week challenge on the Bowflex.  Just got the Bowflex before Christmas and took a few weeks to try out several different exercises.  But, I started their six week challenge today. I also went back to the Atkins diet.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The low carb diet is what works for me. …