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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weight loss: Too much of a good thing?

A few months ago, I lamented my weight, which was a shade over 170 and figured I was drinking too much wine during the week, which was causing my weight to stay the same even though I was running pretty much four to five times a week, averaging close to 30 miles a week.
Then, I figured out that I could keep drinking wine and still lose weight reasonably as long as I picked up my pace during my morning runs. Say, from 9:30 minute miles to under 9.

Of my last 15 runs, 14 have averaged under 9 minute miles, including five under 8 minute miles.
I got on the scale today after a 6-miler and it read: 1 6 2

Whoa. Now some of that is lost water weight from the run. I was 166 when I went to bed Monday night, with a nice wine buzz courtesy of a 2004 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel. (Thanks for the recommendation, Run Dangerously. It was a yummy wine, very fruit forward.)

I don't wanna be confused for a the kind of person who frets about every pound lost or gained. In fact, I worry that maybe I'm losing weight toooo fast. We're talking about 8 pounds in two months. At this rate, I'll look like the black, male version of Karen Carpenter by October.

So what do I do now? Keep running fast. Keep drinking wine. Eat more donuts.

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Anonymous Allynson said...

Boo hoo. I feel so bad for you that you are losing weight. I wish I had that problem! I'm only kidding.

May 6, 2008 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Bryan said...

Definitely hit the donuts. ;)

May 6, 2008 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger rundangerously said...

don't look a gift weight loss in the mouth ;)

glad you liked that marietta. those big zins also pack a lot of calories :)

May 8, 2008 at 9:09 AM  

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