Okay, okay...maybe the half-marathon in December is a little ridiculous for me (see previous post). It was kind of you not to say it. My head is clear now. But a respectable time at the El Tour de Tucson (42-mile leg) in November with my buddy Henry? Yeah, I can definitely do that.
But first of all, I need to drop at least 15 pounds, quickly. Just to keep my game face on (and to make my shirts fit better).
I weighed this morning. Brutal. I'll save my dignity here by not typing the number, but it was brutal.
So, my only short-term goal is to drop 15 pounds by August 31. In 22 days. Gimmicky? Maybe a little. But a balanced, low-cal diet of 1,500 calories for a guy of my size seems pretty healthy to me.
I wonder if any of you know how to do the "calorie=pounds lost" formula to see if that 1,500 calories is a good target for me. I'd appreciate any help or advice.
15 pounds lost
by the morning of August 31.
Weigh-in daily, updates on Fridays.
Feels good to be off the bench and back on the field. Thanks for the encouragement.