Exercise Continuing

Down 20 Pounds in Ten Weeks…

Exactly as planned, which almost never happens with weight loss of any kind.

Ran/walked another 5k this morning in another fun-run event, this time for a Children’s Hospital. Started at 8 am on the other side of the valley from here. (Meant getting up about the time I used to go to bed when living on the coast.

Course was hilly, so my time ended up about the same as the last two. I need to drop more weight before the time will really improve.

But I did walk 43 miles in steps last week. Average about 12,300 steps a day. Best week so far.

Now if the writing would just crank back up and hit cruise like the exercise and weight-loss, I would be very happy.

And before you ask what I am doing to lose weight, it is simple. I eat anything I want, but in moderation. A lot of protein. And I move around more.



  • Gunnar

    Wow – that is awesome, Dean! I go back and forth on diets, it always ends in my desire for certain foods overwhelming my desire to lose weight. Walking and just eating a little less sounds worth trying.

    • dwsmith

      Yup, I never deprive myself of any kind of food. In fact, a couple nights a week we eat pizza. And I have chips while watching a show at night. But not a bag of chips, a bowl of chips with only one serving in the bowl. The key is portion size. And handing a half-eaten plate of food to a waitress to take away. I like protein, so my snacks are a protein bar, or shake, and I like most vegetables and fruit, so good there.

      Also I count steps and calories, keeping my total of calories for the day around 1200 which (with the 10-12000 steps per day) sets me on a two pounds per week loss rate, which is as high as most doctors think is healthy. (My doc thinks it is perfect for me.) I think, honestly, the reason I have managed it at 10 weeks now is that I had a lot of surface, easy-to-get-rid-of weight and this will get rougher for the next twenty pounds and really rough for the last ten. We shall see.

  • djmills

    Well done on the weight loss and the fun-run. Looking forward to your writing word count when you settle back into writing. These days I think writing anything over 500 words a day is doing well but I plan to increase my daily output until I am again producing more than 2500 words a day. 🙂