(Closed) Second Half Marathon/weightloss

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

congrats on your weight loss and on your half marathon!!

i’m running my first half on october 7!! a little nervous but I’ve been running for a few years and i think i’m up for it.

Post # 4
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Congrats on the half marathon! I did one for weight lost and I honestly didn’t lose much from it. I read that most people dont, actually. You will lose inches, but not necessarily pounds because your body is building muscles, while also reacting to a dramatic uping of cardio. You would actually need to eat significantly more to lose weight while running long distances (and it’s hard to play with the numbers or figure out protein vs. carbs). 

Post # 6
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

In the end of last December (9 mos after my son was born) I was on a mission to lose the rest of my baby weight. I was 20-25 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight, which was already a bit over where I wanted to be. I started counting calories and stuck to my daily allowance no matter what. At that time I also started running again after taking the winter off. By March I had lost almost 30 pounds. But as I started ramping up my miles running (training for a half marathon in early May) I was fatigued all the time and didn’t have the energy for some runs. I was eating back my exercise calories, but still wasn’t taking in enough to lose weight and train at the same time.

I had to put losing weight on hold for the running season. I’ve gradually lost another 10 pounds (15 to go!) but by eating more my running improved drastically. I went from a size 14 to a 10, and now with the last 10 pounds even the size 10s are getting lose.

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Even if you haven’t met your weight loss goal, you have accomplished a lot! You ran a half marathon, you still lost a lot of weight and you are getting healthier and more fit!

I commend you for avoiding the fad diets and striving to make a lifestyle change. It can be a very hard thing to do when you really want to lose the weight and see a quick change!

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