Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Hello, faithful readers. I am still fat and diabetic.

A month ago, a friend of mine at work suggested I run in a 5K this August, so I took him up on the challenge. I've been running* 3 days a week for 30m for the last month. Not quite couch to 5K, but in the same ballpark. Yes, I have special running shoes.

Today was the first day I've done this that I was able to get up to 5mph 3 different times during the 30m; Ended up going 1.6 miles in 31 minutes; I actually feel GOOD after the workout today, a welcome change. ^_^

I have a regularly scheduled doc visit in a week or so, and will bounce the sanity of this idea off her.

Now that I've been doing this for a month and made a (annoying, sweaty, and painful) habit out of it, next up is fixing my diet. I never transitioned properly off the medifast - so I did a great job losing the weight, but not keeping it off. My plan this time is to use the MF for snacks & backup, but to stay with real food as much as possible.

* Another runner friend of my says "Why not just walk". Trust me, that's basically what I'm doing at these speeds. =-)