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YOU GUYS, I DID IT! I LOST 90 POUNDS BY THE NEW YEAR!

i really didn’t think i was going to do be able to do it over the holidays, but thanks in part to burning over 2,000 calories on a new year’s eve 13 miler with a new toy i weighed in this morning and have lost 15 pounds since my big fitness milestone ( and 12 pounds over december alone! ) which means I LOST 90 POUNDS BY THE NEW YEAR!

it’s hard to believe i’ve lost 30 pounds since running the chicago marathon and 55 pounds since august when i adjusted the weight loss program and began doubling my monthly weight losses to average 11-12 pounds a month ( i’ll write up more about how i did it at another time since, unsurprisingly, i get a lot of questions about how i managed to lose 90 pounds from people who can’t seem to lose 10 ).

i suppose it’s worth noting that, at 205 pounds ( yes, if you do the math i weighed an astonishing 295 when i started running again ), i have now reversed 18 years of weight gains and am now, finally, at a “normal” BMI ( and the 36th percentile for my age and height ). i do plan on losing 10 or 15 more pounds over the next couple of month to finally escape the brutal math of Being A Clydesdale and get solidly in the middle of a normal BMI ( at least in the US! ).

so, what’s next? i’m going to try and take a break from running in the freezing cold and blizzards ( or at least run a lot less ) and read up on how to design a Phase II fitness program focused on strength training ( send me your reading suggestions! ).

and while i realize the challenge of losing 90 pounds is only going to be surpassed by actually keeping it off, you can bet i’m going to enjoy a new year’s day 100% grass-fed, bacon, blue cheese, olive burger with caramelized onions and french fries while relishing in the fact that i don’t have to make a new year’s resolution to lose 90 pounds.


7 Comments

[...] celebrate losing 90 pounds by the new year, i whipped up a 100% grass-fed, organic, bacon, blue cheese, olive burger with caramelized onions [...]

Posted by snowdeal.org - The Greatest Burger, EVAR! on 1 January 2013 @ 8pm

Is it another time yet? Waiting to hear how you doubled your weight loss…

Posted by Lissa Lander on 2 January 2013 @ 10am

@lissa soon! shorter version: ate less, ran more :-

Posted by admin on 2 January 2013 @ 7pm

Wow, that is impressive. And, what’s so impressive is that it sounds like you’re doing it the correct way by combining diet choices and fitness.
Congratulations.

Posted by Tania on 4 January 2013 @ 1pm

thanks tania!

Posted by admin on 3 February 2013 @ 2pm

[...] cruised past losing 90 pounds by the year and even though i’ve slowed up a bit on the rate of weight loss, i’ll hit 100 pounds [...]

Posted by snowdeal.org - Phase II fitness – Stage I. 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups. on 3 February 2013 @ 2pm

[...] it’s been just a year since i committed to running another marathon and i’ve kept losing weight since meeting my original goal of losing 70 pounds by the time i ran the chicago marathon 4 months ago and hit a big fitness milestone a month later at 75 pounds and realized i could keep going and lost 90 pounds by the new year. [...]

Posted by snowdeal.org - 76 weeks later – I LOST 100 POUNDS! on 24 February 2013 @ 9pm

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