One Year of <2000 Calories/Day


A year ago today, I weighed 175.1 pounds and decided that it was time to lose some weight.  So, I devised a very simple “diet” … which is to say, eat as much as I want of whatever I want, but remain … with one exception briefly discussed below … under 2000 calories for the day.

I have been counting calories every day for more than 10 years, so that part was easy … not so easy … at least on some days … was staying under 2000.

During the year, I had some days during which I got close to 2000 as early as mid-afternoon … and had to go the rest of the day without eating anything.

Other days, I got close to 2000 … as close as 1999 … by carefully counting out late-night treats of well-defined calorie content … such as Jelly Bellies … to get within a few calories of 2000.

The exception to the daily drill mentioned above is that I also decided to start running again …Old Guy Running… which I did on February 9th … a subject I’ll discuss in detail in another blog down the road.

Running takes extra calories … which I consider “bonus” calories for my daily limit … so, however many calories I use running … as indicated in my RunGo program … get added to my daily limit.  I subtract them from my daily calorie total and the remainder must then be less than 2000.

So, this morning … after 365 days of eating less than 2000 calories a day … I weighed 146.6 pounds … down 28.5 pounds from my weight one year ago today.

Three Dot … 132

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10K PR — 32:59.14 — 30 Years Ago Today …


… at the Piggy Bank 10K Run …

… in what I consider one of my two best road races ever …

… took 1st place in my age group (35-39), despite being one of the oldest runners in the group …

… and finished 4th overall in a time of 32:59.14 …

… at an average mile pace of 5:18.50 …

Jim Piggy Bank 10K Run PR Jan 1985… in addition to a nice plaque …

Piggy Bank 10K Run Placque 850127 corrected High… each age group winner was awarded … a ceramic Piggy Bank …

DSC_0084This race was self-deprecatingly sponsored by …

… the Brea Police Athletic League.