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Lots of changes in my life and health, again. I am just coming back off a broken leg. I have run 1 mile twice, 2 miles twice and 3 miles once. I also have been on the bike 20-30 minutes on my non-running days. 

I sure am looking forward to getting out there today. It will be 34!

I don't have any doctors appointments that mean a whole lot until after the London Marathon in April.

I have a lot reasons for gaining 20 hard lost pounds and no excuses. I am convincing my self that I am not giving up anything. I am dedicating myself to the things that work.

It really doesn't matter how I feel in the morning. I had to get off the meds that made me feel good when I wake up. They blocked calcium absorption and that is probably the reason I broke my leg.

No excuses - logging, training for London.

It makes me mad that I am here again. Time to get going on the things that work and stop feeling sorry for myself.

This is my Top 10
1: Portion Control - I got a food scale, smaller plates and food tubs.
2: Reading Labels - even though I don't log daily anymore (I did for 3 years), I read a lot.
3: Running - I run 3 days a week, sometimes 6. I do body weight strength training and stretch daily.
4: No Cheat Days - There are enough holidays and special occasions to make for some tough choices.
5: No Junk Food - I do not keep anything junky in the house. If I go for a special occasion or treat, it's out, and it's over and done with.
6: Organic/Whole Foods - I eat mostly fresh fruit and veggies, lean red meat, fish, poultry, low-fat dairy and do everything I can to stay away from food in a package. I still eat canned beans and an occasionally artichoke hearts and olives. Of course, low-fat dairy is still packaged.
7: Weigh In Weekly - No better ways to keep an eye on things.
8: Water - lots of water!
9: Bacon and Eggs - It's my favorite. A world without bacon is boring. So I eat nitrate free from grass fed pigs.  I would add that a lot of protein has been essential to my weight loss journey.
10: Regular Check Ups - it seems that the doc is a solid partner for my weight loss and that helps keep me on track.

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darcy2102 wrote 2 months ago:
It seems as though you have a solid handle on all of this. I still want to come and see you run...still think you should do the Niagara Falls International in October. It may not be a world major but Hell...running from one country to another along a natural wonder of the world, sounds interesting!
babbyb1 wrote 2 months ago:
You've got this! You have been through so many health issues, yet you keep on going. Most would have given up. You don't. You recognize this for what it is: a LONG TERM process. What you do today will affect your tomorrow. You encourage others and let us in on what you figured out.

I know you will keep training for the marathon. I know that your broken leg was a HUGE setback for it. You just have to regroup, recuperate, train, and then GO FOR IT!

You inspire me!

LEdmonds2016 wrote 2 months ago:
I've only been reading your blogs for a short time now, but in that time I can see that you've been through a lot and you keep going. That inspires me! I know you'll be able to stick to your goals and keep persevering!
heavensshadow wrote 2 months ago:
Your perseverance is key here. Thanks for helping me assert my own renewed goals to myself, and with renewed vigor!
marlown wrote 2 months ago:
Inspiring, yet again. Nine of your top ten are on my renewed list. Thanks for sharing!!
farmboyphotography wrote 2 months ago:
I'm onboard with 8 out of your Top 10. I must be doing something right. ;-) Keep writing and keep your head up. You inspire lots of people on MFP! Good luck to you, sir.
kdbulger wrote 2 months ago:
I follow your blog on here because I frankly adore your approach to your lifestyle. So trust when I say, I'm not trying to tell you how to manage your journey.
I am curious though, why NOT log every day again, at least for a while while you're training for London. It would just give you more data to work with.

It's nice to see an example of what it means to endure set backs but to fight through them.
franklin505 wrote 2 months ago:
Don't be too hard on yourself. recovering from a brown leg is huge. Just take it steady you have done so well.
Marjayhan wrote 2 months ago:
I can do all these things except the running but i have been doing 10k steps :) I need to get a food scale too! It's on my to-do list!
PamRoman61 wrote 2 months ago:
you have everything you need to win this, rock steady dude
dsloan333 wrote 2 months ago:
Wish I could run again...between severely sprained ankle and icy way...:( good for you! Stay strong!
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