I mentioned on Friday that I will be getting more serious about losing some weight in 2010. That is going to require some discipline. The kind that is much harder for me than putting some shoes on and pounding the pavement….
In case you’re wondering about The Running Fat Guy, my story is in this blog post. In the abridged version, suffice it to say that I was a lot pudgier and rounder back in 2006 when I hit 18.5 stone (sounds sooo much better than 260 pounds) on the scale. It was a ironic, because growing up, my problem had always been the opposite. I was a fledgling athlete in High School, but at 5’ 11” and 133 pounds, I had a difficult time competing with the more athletically gifted.
Well, it was through hard work on the rowing machine followed by miles on the pavement that has me back in shape enough that I can take my shirt off at the beach. But to be honest, the gains (or actually losses) have been minimal for the past year and a half. I’ve been in a narrow +/- 10 pound range around 215 for that time. Well, it’s time to buckle down.
Why has this been the case? Well, it’s really pretty simple. When I first started my journey as The Running Fat Guy, I was pretty anal about watching both sides of the caloric equation. As I got further along, I chose to ignore the part that was giving me the bad news. The part telling me that I couldn’t have that second bagel, or that extra slice of cheesecake. The bottom line is it is only because of all the miles on the pavement that I’m not back to resembling the Running Fat Guy of 2007.
Just like getting into shape takes some hard work, shedding those pounds do too.. Time to dust off the calorie trackers, and make the Running Fat Guy a name of the past.