Originally Posted by RunbikeSki
1:34 for a 10 mile run is pretty darn good! 9 min mile-ish. I'm sure in your hayday you would have considered that slow, but now that you are not only older, but wiser, you should be proud. What has kept you motivated for 40 weeks? That's a long time.
It's funny motivation wasn't an issue at first. I always wanted to do the right thing. And when I had stopped running I pulled back from my eating a lot.
But I was still gaining weight. Then I heard someone talking about portion control and baseline caloric need and stuff like that. I thought it would be good just to learn what was the minimum I could get by an not feel too hungry. Thus, without much thought or any calorie counting I just started controlling my portions and time of the day while eating.
In the last 5 weeks I joined here at Fitday in order to help count calories and carbohydrates. I'm pretty much still on the pound a week loss
I saw that I was losing a pound a week. I thought that was pretty cool.
I found that my food needs even decreased more as I brought things into control and set meal time expectations instead of eating anytime I felt like it.
Thanks for the compliment on the race.
I run a 5K race in New Haven CT this coming Sunday
A 10K race the following sunday
And a 1/2 Marathon 21 March