Saturday, June 13, 2009

A meeting because of my blog.

A later than normal post for your viewing pleasure, Friday night I completed W2D3 of the couch to 5k program and I went about a tenth of a mile further than I have gone yet on the plan. Something that I am noticing with this C25K program is that I am not limited by my being able to breath like I thought, but by my legs, they are wearing out before my breath is which is not to say that I am unable or even laboring to finish but my legs are the thing that I feel most. That fact is both a relief and a bother to me because it means that I am not working as hard as I thought that I would with the breathing but my legs need some conditioning. Monday I will try W3D1 and see how it goes but I really do believe that it will give me some trouble because of fatigue in my legs and the new 3 minute intervals.

My intake has been on par and Friday I came in at 1610 total calories for the day, 1 gallon of green tea and 1.5 gallons of straight H2O went down. My exercise for the day was W2D3 of the C25K program and I honestly feel really good lately.

This morning I had the chance to meet someone that has been walking the same road that I have been on and has lost over 100 pounds herself. Some of you that read this blog know that I have a spark people page and some of you may not know, well I guess now you do! Anyways, as I said I had the chance to meet Heather, or if you are on spark you might know her as PUMPKINFACE73, as it turns out she lives about 20 minutes from me and we actually have been to the same park that is local to us and we decided to go for a walk this morning. So Wify and I headed out to meet up with Heather and we ended up walking for a total of 2.8 miles through the park and chatting a bit, I think everyone had a good time and it looks like we will be meeting for a walk or a hike again, here are a couple of photos that we took at the park after our walk.

Wify, Me and Heather (PUMPKINFACE73) at the park.

Wify and me on a bridge, you can see we BOTH need some clothes that are not 2 sizes too big! such is life when you are losing weight.

Heather and me on the same bridge.

I will admit that I felt the walk a bit after I sat in the car because of the run last night but as I type all is well, in fact I came home and planted 2 rows of peppers that I had started in buckets, half Jalapenos and the other half is green bell so I couldn't have been too bad off. I also noticed that I have a small tomato beginning to grow on one of my tomato plants so hopefully I will have enough to make a totally home grown salsa in a couple months time, I have Egyptian onions, sweet basil and thyme growing as well.

The kids are sleeping and Wify rented a movie so I am about to go over my calorie limits for the day because of a big bowl of popcorn with my name on it. So far my weekend has been a nice one and I got to meet someone that is as determined as I am to get to and stay at a healthy weight, which is byproduct of this blog that was not expected, I will keep this post relatively short and will surely post more about the park later.

As Ever


  1. That's so awesome. It's always cool to meet people that have been following our road and sharing it everyday. I have many I hope to meet someday.

    What a wonderful thing!

    I can relate to the clothes issue too. Use to, 90% of the things in my closet didn't fit--too small, now 90% are way too big!

    It's a nice problem to have!

    Take care and best wishes,

    Sean Anderson
    The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser

    Ive met only a few people along the way but am surprised each time how NOT AWKWARD it is!

    How people really are the same IRL as they are online!

  3. That is pretty cool to have met up with someone you knew on the Internet.

    Isn't it a great feeling to wear clothes 2 sizes two big?

    Popcorn is also a weakness of mine. My wife cooked some last night - fortunately, I was able to resist.

  4. Cool you got to meet someone and even exercise with them. You and the wifey are looking skinny *smile*.

  5. That's so cool! Someday I hope I can meet up with you guys!!!


  6. Just found your blog. WOW. You've done such a great job so far. 200 pounds? Like I can't even wrap my head around that. Its very cool that you got to meet a friend from online.