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Fill ‘er Up Friday (Final Edition)

August 3, 2012

I’ve behaved on my “lifestyle change” or food intake for the past week. I weighed in today for my official weekly weigh-in. The result was a whopping 173 lbs. In other words, I’m at my 20+ yr low. Funny, it’s barely normal from a BMI perspective. My goal for my October marathon is to be in the 165-170 lbs range. In order to get there, my daily food goal is:

1,700 calories

+

Calories burned from working out

Of course, today (Fridays) is the exception to that goal…anything goes. Not only does anything go, today is my normally scheduled rest day. After running 8 consecutive days, it’s a well-timed break.

Here’s my Friday food:

Breakfast: 11 pieces of thick cut bacon (770 calories), English Muffin with butter and jelly (240 calories) and Gatorade G2 low cal (40 calories)

Lunch: Culvers Medium Malt w/ Heath & Caramel (1,071), Five Guys Little Bacon Cheeseburger w/ Mayo (730) and half of a regular fry (310)

Dinner: Jack’s Mexican-Style pizza (1160), Kirkland’s Tortilla Chips (420), G2 (40)

So far...4,781 calories total

Water: 96 ozs

One thing you’ll notice is that I pretty much only drink water. I will mix in a low cal Gatorade G2 or old-fashioned lemonade, but that’s a small minority of my fluid intake for the day. I used to drink excessive amounts of water and Diet Mt. Dew prior to February. When I say excessive, I mean excessive. It wasn’t uncommon for me to drink 3-4 32 oz Nalgene water bottles and another 2-3 24 ozs Diet Mt. Dew bottles. In other words, some days I would approach 200 ozs of fluids in a day.

For the weekend, I have 6 miles planned for Saturday, 12 miles planned for Sunday and possibly filling in on a soccer game Sunday night. In other words, a little break before a tough week of training for my last week before heading out to Colorado in advance of the big Ascent.

Cheers for the weekend!

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