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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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