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  • molly_grue
    molly_grue Posts: 215 Member
    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).
  • abberbabber
    abberbabber Posts: 972 Member
    This thread is a really great motivator to get back on my C25K program...thanks to everyone who posted!! :flowerforyou:
  • jarredondo
    jarredondo Posts: 284 Member
    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.
  • skottyjay
    skottyjay Posts: 10
    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


  • ozigal
    ozigal Posts: 173 Member
    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!
  • ozigal
    ozigal Posts: 173 Member
    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.
  • dixiewhiskey
    dixiewhiskey Posts: 3,333 Member

    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!
  • majope
    majope Posts: 1,325 Member
    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 would
  • Duck_Puddle
    Duck_Puddle Posts: 3,237 Member
    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).
  • aceofspades69
    aceofspades69 Posts: 159
    Nice pics!
  • action_figure
    action_figure Posts: 511 Member
    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:
  • kimcatus
    kimcatus Posts: 27
    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 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, :)
  • rocky503
    rocky503 Posts: 430 Member
    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.
  • kbprado
    kbprado Posts: 14 Member
    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. :)

    SW: 165-168lbs
    CW: 147-150lbs
  • kimbtaylor1
    kimbtaylor1 Posts: 210 Member
    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.


  • DCpaleochick
    DCpaleochick Posts: 211 Member
    My profile pic from my first 5k run this past saturday!!!
  • xtrout
    xtrout Posts: 193 Member
    Using MFP and running. here are my before and after pics.

    Before 2011-2012

    After 4/2013
  • JewelE77
    JewelE77 Posts: 134 Member
  • squirrelzzrule22
    squirrelzzrule22 Posts: 640 Member
    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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