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I love running. I have been doing it for just over a year. I lost 45 lbs in 9 months of that time (gained 2 back over the winter).
This thread is a really great motivator to get back on my C25K program...thanks to everyone who posted!! :flowerforyou:0
I also don't know how to post pics but I can tell you that between running and using MFP I lost nearly 40 lbs last year. I gained a bit back over the winter. I have still been running but not watching my calories as well. You just have to be careful when you run that you are eating healthy foods. Running will make you hungry, just make sure you are making healthy choices.0
I started at 268 and there was NO way I was going to run where people could see me. My first mile took me almost 15 minutes (treadmill) but I finished it without stopping. Over the next few months I worked my way from doing 30 minute intervals to running only. I am now running about 60 miles/month and just did my 1st official 5k last week. I've lost just shy of 60 pounds since the beginning of November 2012.
Before pic is about 268 and the current one I'm at 210ish
Here are my before and afters - I got stuck at 140lbs for awhile but when I started running I quickly dropped to my goal of 138 then lower to 134 and I felt awesome. Got a bit lazy and put some back on but running 3 days a week and lifting weights 3 days. Hope to have an updated pic soon!
I was wearing TWO pairs of Spanx in this pic!
WOW! You look so much younger!!! Incredible!0
I finished c25k 2 days ago. I have a 5km Park Run next Saturday and am looking forward to it. Went out today and did 4.8km - My GPS screwed up otherwise it would have been 5km.
No pictures but I have lost between 68-70lbs since I started MFP (It varies). Probably 20lbs of that would have been from running.0
I'm on Week 3 (and running 10 mins at a time straight), all your results make me even more excited about running a 5K!0
In this order: 200 lbs at Christmas, 2010; 176 lbs in April, 2011 (with the doughnuts that helped me get there!); 159 lbs in May, 2013 (pink shirt)
Edited for clarification, since they didn't post in a line like I thought they would0
My pics are in here. Photobucket is being a turd about copying the img links right now. I'm down about 75-ish lbs from running (and not eating like a fraternity brother).
I just finished my first ever 5K yesterday. I was 347 lbs when I started, 244 lbs now. It ain't pretty, but here's my progress album:
This is me before (not sure what year...2005 maybe?):
And me after my first 10k last month:
I love seeing all the pictures of what running has done for others...it has become my new obsession and I love pushing myself and seeing how far I can go.
ETA: my tracker is a little misleading...I've lost 80 lbs total, but 30 lbs since joining MFP,0
If you are just starting out with running take a look at this link for a training program. I'm not a "runner" but I run as part of my overall fitness efforts and just did a 5k yesterday with my best time yet on a hilly course. Running definately takes off the pounds but I don't do it exculsively. My newest pic is me after my latest 5K. I've lost five pounds in about the last month with running in the mix.
Before (May 2010):
This was taken in my last year of college. Because I was focused on graduating on time, health and fitness wasn't a priority for me.
...and after! (Taken this past Saturday):
It's only been recently that I've put in more effort towards weight loss. I've never been happy with my physique, and I didn't feel healthy, so I finally decided to do something about it. If not now, then when, right?
I've cleaned up my diet significantly, and I've picked up running as a hobby. At first, I was intimidated by the thought of running with other people, but I decided to join a group anyway. It was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I started running in January 2013 with the No Boundaries 5K training program with Fleet Feet Sports. In the beginning, I would have to stop every 0.75-1 mile to walk. Now, 4 months later, 3 miles is very comfortable for me. I'm slowly building distance, and I've signed up to do a 10K in late June. After that, I will be doing a Half Marathon in October to celebrate my 25th birthday.
The journey hasn't been easy, but it's definitely worth it.
I have been trying to do a 5k for a while now. But due to ankle surgery and recent heart issues all I have done is a 1k. However, the 5k is coming!!!! I run as my main form of cardio with resistance training thrown in. These are my before during and still in progress. The before was not my heaviest but that was about 190 or so and the still in progress is 133.
My profile pic from my first 5k run this past saturday!!!0
Using MFP and running. here are my before and after pics.
Running is my primary form of exercise! I did my first half marathon in march. I've lost just about 20lbs and while diet has played a big role I also credit a lot of that to running!!
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