Opinions on eating frequently

I am aware of the popular belief that one should eat 5-6 (or more) meals per day.  Does everyone follow this?  How important do you think it is to do so?


I usually eat breakfast, a morning and afternoon meal and dinner (or supper) so I am getting in 4 meal.  I eat frequently but don't feel the need to eat any more than that. 


I know the reasoning behind eat frequently but am I hindering progress by only eating 4 meals per?

Halfway to my first 5K!

Haven't ran just to run in more than 20 years (yes, 20) but made it a goal to run my first 5k in November. 


Today, was a great day and I just kept running.  I ran 1.5 miles and am stoked.  I know that would be a warmup to many but I do not care! 


I bought my first real pair of running shoes about a month ago and it was the best $100+ I ever spent.  They made my old generic running shoes feel like they weighed 5 lbs.  For whatever reason, they also used to make my Achilles really sore.


I said to myself that if I can get to 2 miles I can do this.   I'll get there.

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Question for the ladies

Sometimes, it looks like guys on here are tripping over themselves to comment on your photos.  Does that creep you out at all?  Is it weird? 


I suppose there are some on here that love the attention (if you got it, flaunt it).  I usually will just rate a pic.


Anyway, I was just curious.

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Updated weight

Weighed in last week at 213.7 or 213.5 (cant remember).  Anyway, I don't know if it was the scale or if it was water weight lost but I knew that was incorrect.  I haven't seen 213 in YEARS. 


Got back on it last Tuesday and it read 218.7 and on Thursday it read 219.5.  I am not weighing myself every two days but I knew I wasn't 213.5.  I wasn't upset by that because I had a feeling all along.


Oh, well.  I'll get there.

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Updated weight

Weighed in last week at 213.7 or 213.5 (cant remember).  Anyway, I don't know if it was the scale or if it was water weight lost but I knew that was incorrect.  I haven't seen 213 in YEARS. 


Got back on it last Tuesday and it read 218.7 and on Thursday it read 219.5.  I am not weighing myself every two days but I knew I wasn't 213.5.  I wasn't upset by that because I had a feeling all along.


Oh, well.  I'll get there.

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Running!

Ran a mile for the first time in about 20 years today.  I know that sounds awful but it's just that I have not made running a priority.  I can take 3 hours of basketball but *just* running is a heck of a lot different.


My goal was to do a sub 10 min mile and made it in 10:13.  I am running my first 5k in late November.


I also recently purchased my first pair of real running shoes and wow, what a difference!  My old generic pair felt like 5 lbs compared to these.


I think I can do this!

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Needing Improvement

Overall, I did a pretty good job eating this week although I did drink alcohol.


I am having some trouble with my pre-workout nutrition and with the number of times that I eat.


I lift very early in the morning and I don't often like to eat before going to the gym.  I do have a shake but sometimes I feel bloated.  I acknowledge that sometimes I am not able to go as heavy since I haven't eaten.


Also, I am eating about 4 times per day.  I started putting off eating until after taking my son to daycare (quiet time) but that put off eating to the point my next meal is near lunch (11'ish) which basically eliminated a meal.  I don't know how much that matters.  I also wonder if not feeling the need to eat as much is part of getting older.  I can't eat as much as I used to. 


Questions, questions!

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Pics

I know you're supposed to live a healthy lifestyle for yourself but there are some hot people on this site that certainly help in the motivation department!


Although, I do think it's a little creepy with some of the comments I see.

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Tired of treating my body like a garbage dump

I was going in on a weight loss challenge with a friend of mine.  I haven't heard from him though and I'm not waiting around!


 

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Couch to 5k: W1/D3

20 min


1 min run/1.5 min walk - 8 times


1.48 miles

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Food Log

Although, I am aware of my faults and deficiencies regarding my diet, I wanted to keep a food log last week because I wanted to be able to look back and see any problems.


Last week was a bit of an anomaly because while I am usually busy (we all are), I was driving all over the place and found it difficult to eat the way I would have normally liked.  During the week, I typically eat very well because I work at home and can eat what I want and when I want (for the most part).  My downfall is on the weekend for a number of reasons. 


I don't exactly give myself a free pass on the weekend but I am less structured and tend to get lazy.  Many times I'll eat whatever is in the refrigerator or freezer which is not always the best choice.  Additionally, I might work outside or get busy and then realize it's time to eat and not have anything prepared.


My next goal is to incorporate more fruit into my diet vs grains or legumes.  I have nothing against the latter but I like summer fruit and it satisfies any sweet cravings.  I also want to eat more salad with veggies.


I am happy I did this.

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Couch to 5k: W1/D2

Time: 20 minutes


Run 1 min/Walk 1.5 min - 8 times


Distance:  1.47 miles

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Warrior Dash

Signed up for my second Warrior Dash on 8/17.  Definitely looking to improve upon last year's performance.  It's such an awesome time!

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Couch to 5k: W1/D1

15 min


1 min run - 1.5 min walk 6 times


1.07 miles


A pretty easy run other some knee pain....It's not recommended to start a running program in July!  (Hot)

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