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hey kids! i'm 27, SAHM of 3 girls. I currently weigh like 195 and I"m 5 3.5<br><br>
okay now that the numbers are out of the way, i'm training for the Arizona Rock and Roll Marathon. I know you aren't supposed to "diet to lose weight" during a marathon but to be honest my diet sucks.<br><br>
I don't know what I should be eating to stay a healthy runner. Losing some poundage before the marathon would be awesome but seriously right now i just want to know what i should eat to stay healthy.<br><br>
I know more veggies and fruit and stuff like that. Honestly I do eat a lot of that. I just love dairy. It's my downfall in life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br><br>
So if anyone has some tips or advice lay it on me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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dairy is okay, provided you make healthy choices.<br><br>
nut butters, lean proteins (like lowfat dairy, poultry, pork, lean beef, etc.), beans, seeds. lots of high-nutrient veggies (like root vegetables, brightly coloured veggies, brassica veggies). fruit... it's summer, so indulge yourself with fruit - they're cheaper now than they're going to be the rest of the year. you also need high-nutrient carbs, like whole grain breads and pastas, oats, kasha, quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, etc.<br><br>
make sure you eat to fuel yourself... just don't give yourself permission to eat everything in sight, 'cause you're "in training." realize, too, that many people do not lose weight while training for marathons. in fact, many gain.
 

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unfortunatly i eat a lot of crap but drink a lot of water. and coffee. I"m a binge eater for sure.<br><br>
but i will try that and maybe you all can help me. Y'all are sweet and stuff. I love it.
 

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About 5 years ago I weighed 190 lbs. One day I decided enough was enough and it was time to lose weight after my MIL said I was obese! Anyway I had no clue how to go about changing my diet. I will admit it took what seemed like a long time. It was probably 4 mos and playing around with portion sizes and cutting things out one by one. I will say it wasn't easy and the temptation was there all the time. What I found really helped me was recording EVERYTHING I ate. Even if it was bad. I was able to look back on my log each week and see where I could have modified things a bit. There were many nights when I wanted a sweet treat. I would set that treat aside for 15 minutes and if I couldn't stop thinking about it after that time I would eat it, but only a small portion and not feel guilty about it. I ate alot of chicken and carefully monitored my portion sizes. I drank lots of water and limited myself to one coke a day. At the very beginning of all this I began with aerobic and kickboxing. When those programs ended after a few months I resorted to my treadmill and continued the exercising daily on my own. The treadmill lead to a bet from my husband that I could run a 5k. I didn't think so, but signed up for the race and did it! It was the happiest day ever and I will never forget it! After doing 5k's for a year I plunged into TNT to train for a full marathon. I have continued with running ever since! I am on my way to running my first ultra this weekend. Keep it up and it will be frustrating and it's a long haul. It won't happen overnight, just stick with it. It's just like running you'll have good days and bad days. Oh yeah, by the way I have lost 70 pounds and it has stayed off. You'll be shocked as to how many people will notice and comment!! If you have questions this is the place to come.
 

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rojewski, that's an amazing story! how inspiring!<br><br>
And while the negative inspiration from your MIL is annoying, I love how your DH's confidence in you made you lose that bet. Congrats and good luck on your upcoming ultra!
 
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