Story of my weight gain and loss…..
Not so recently: I was a chubby child and a heavy teenager, 185 at my heaviest. I’m 5’8” and athletic. Then I dropped to 165 for a few years and then finally marathon training weight…
Most recently: That’s right. I just ran a marathon and was training for 6 months! And let me qualify that statement in that I did not run the entire way – I was with the slower walk/joggers in the back! I went from 155 pounds at the beginning of training to 142-143 at my lowest at the end. Well, after the marathon at the beginning of June I stopped running regularly and promptly gained 4-5 pounds back. I now weigh 148 pounds.
My goal is to continue weight loss and get into fabulous shape like I’ve always wanted to do. That’s about 15 pounds of fat away and keep all the muscle.
My plan is to do this in no more than 15 weeks (hopefully less) with at least one pound of fat loss per week. I will be exercising at a deficit of 500 calories every day – making 3500 calories burned each week. 3500 calories burned = 1 pound of fat :)
Oh, and I’m vegan and I cook everything. I don’t eat fast food, but I do like to bake a lot (in fact, I’d like to open a bakery someday)... but baking at home means I eat it up too quick! Sigh, so baking gets put on hold for awhile. I’m writing this incase I succeed and anybody wants to read how I did it. (So I better do this!)
Yup. So wish me luck! I’ve got a great spreadsheet with details on exactly how I’m doing this if anyone’s interested. And good luck to my fellow -15’ers.