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CraigM

Healthy living. Faster running.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Banana

Favorite Sinful Food: Monster Cookie

My Preferred Method of Exercise: All three sports (swim, bike, run)

My Approach to Weight Loss: Exercise more, eat moderately.

My Weight Loss Program: I don't follow a program

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal, Endomondo

Fitness Devices: Polar H7 HRM

DietBet Winnings: $1,101.70

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-2% Since last weigh-in-4.4 lbs
-2% 1-Month Change-4.4 lbs
-5% Lifetime Change-11.2 lbs

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Biking Syl

12/26/2016 4:42PM
Hi there, Fitness Warriors 45 is waiting for you! We’d love to have you join us! Julie asked me to host it, because she will be at the Fitness Warriors meet in Mexico. No reason we shouldn’t have fun at home, though! Let’s start 2017 with fun, fitness and plenty of support! ### $10 bet, starts January 1, late weigh-ins OK. ### https://www.dietbet.com/games/90310/activity

KnightofWren

03/04/2015 5:51AM
Winter is almost over. :D Let's CRUSH this round!

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Amy

02/25/2015 3:28AM
Hey Craig! Checking in on you from FW - we all hope you are well - miss your input during the game!

CraigM

Amy, thanks for the check-in. Been a long month and I'm about to dedicate myself for the spring and summer. FW22 is a write-off but FW23 will be a winner!Cheers!

Jay S.

10/15/2014 8:37AM
Hi Craig! Good to see you again, and thanks for the nice "cheer" you sent. Keep up the good work yourself!

Dave M.

10/05/2014 7:45PM
Gearing up for your Transformer weigh-in, Craig? You got it!

CraigM

TY Boo. Lots of cardio. :-p

Kimmiep

09/09/2014 4:56AM
Thanks for sending me a medal after my race :)

CraigM

You earned it! Congrats again. :-)

Marcie

09/07/2014 4:09AM
Craig - congratulations at hitting (and exceeding) your goal weight! Are you where you want to be now? Curious if you are going to lower your goal weight or keep that as your "upper bound?" I keep a maintenance range of 127-133 and have my goal listed as 132 on my chart. It is fun having you in the game and you really are an inspiration for us all. Great attitude re: exercise and food, great energy and focus and of course, love your humor and insights.

CraigM

Thank you Marcie.

It is interesting, I have a number of weight goals...

My doctor and I agreed on around 205. That was a year ago before I started tracking significantly on DB.

The BMI range for my height is 175-195. That's probably too low as I am "big boned."

I graduated college around 30 years ago and was around 185. With reunions coming up and all, it'd be fun to be at that weight again.

After my DB10 (October 9) I'll probably try to stay at 200 +/- 5 lbs.

CraigM

I feel lucky that I "fell into" the FW group. I was looking for an inexpensive game and found a great group of people. Thanks to you and everyone for taking me in. :-)

Thanks for the compliments. Just being me.

Paula E.

08/26/2014 5:37AM
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all of my questions! I appreciate it!

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Paula E.

08/23/2014 4:27PM
Hey Craig! Can I ask you a nutrition question as an endurance athlete? How do you eat on long training days? Do you eat your normal calorie goal or do you increase and if so, by how much? The reason I ask is that after the past couple long rides+T-runs I've done, I have actually seen my weight go up despite being under my caloric limit. Some have suggested that I did not eat enough. So for example, MFP is set at a 1500 calorie a day goal for me. Today I burned 1848 calories and have so far eaten 1569 calories for a net of - 279. Now I plan on eating one more meal today which will bring that number up, but MFP says I still have 1779 calories remaining and I don't plan on eating that much. What did you do on your high calorie burn days? You've been doing this longer than me and seem to be so successful, I value your advice. Thanks!
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CraigM

>The reason I ask is that after the past couple long rides+T-runs I've done, I have actually seen my weight go up despite being under my caloric limit.

You know, that could simply be good hydration. :-)
A lot of weighing depends on when you weigh. I try not to weight more than daily and I prefer a 3-weight running average (last three days, or last three weigh-ins) to a day-to-day weight comparison.

If you are are training, don't focus on the weight.
If you are focusing on losing, is it hydration (water)?
Are you weighing at the right time? I weighed after a sweaty workout. A few hours later, after I showered and cleaned up, didn't eat much, drank some... I was down another 0.2 pounds. I probably lost more sweat as my body really cooled down.

CraigM

>Some have suggested that I did not eat enough.

I don't buy into this. I think this can be true when people are (significantly) underweight (BMI <18). Most of us aren't there. If we are, we have other problems. :-)

Hope this helps. It is what works for me, not anything that is scientifically tested.

Have fun with your upcoming race. Tri hard! :-)

Katrina B.

08/12/2014 5:37PM
Hey Craig, way to go on your tri! I am still out for the count, but am going to try swimming tomorrow to see if my body will let me get back on the horse. I am cyber-stalking you all to keep up with everybody :)

CraigM

Katrina, glad you're watching even if you can't post. We miss you around FW. Hope your body responds to the swimming workout. I'll bet you're terribly frustrated!

Katrina B.

I was totally exhausted after 25 min in the pool! Only managed to swim 4 lengths, the rest of the time I was slowly walking. But I did it AND managed to sleep that night (for 6 hours straight, a first in 3 1/2 weeks) so, I am frustrated at how slow I am progressing and how much work it is, but I couldn't even consider swimming last week, so I am also happy that I am progressing. And I am starting to feel jealous when I see people out on their bikes (before I would just cringe when I thought of how much pain it would cause) :) so next year I will be "tri"-ing again.
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