I am a 42 year old female, married for 19 years and have one child who is 12. Growing up I participated in social sports but never school sports and am getting an education as my son plays all sports known to man and loves them all. I have struggled with my weight all my life and a couple years ago took up running. I started training for a 10K and never looked back. I ran several 1/2 marathons and a 25K in 2011 then injured my back in the spring of 2012. I was never a thin runner - always over 200lbs but could run the distance using a run/walk ratio. Since the back injury I have put on 30+ pounds and find it difficult to get back into anything. I still have pain in my lower back but I know I will be back to running again.
When I weighed in at 247 pounds (biggest I have ever been) I decided to do something about it. I went to the local hospital and signed up for the New Direction program (700 calorie liquid diet - I know…holy crap). I started on 9/4/2012 and know that this will work for me. I started this blog to track my trials and tribulations of this difficult diet. It was no easy task to decide to do it.
So here I go……
Starting Weight: 247 (9/4/2012)
Long Term Goal Weight: 145-150
Short Term Goal Weight: 200
Next Race: RiverBank Run in Grand Rapids Michigan May 2013