Weight UP (arghhh); WAIST DOWN though

Having overcome morbid obesity, I focus on the scale; the scale; did I mention THE SCALE.  My exercise since my last marathon has done only one thing:  INCREASE.  My average daily runs are between 9 and 11 miles plus assorted other exercises.

Having skipped the scale for a few months (apparently there is a lack of 9 volt batteries in my house), I was annoyed – actually alarmed – to see my weight was up – like over 152 lbs. NOT HAPPY!

Now on the other hand, my WAIST was DOWN.  I’ m comfortably in size 34 pants now; when not too long ago I was just comfortable in 35s.  I’m also wearing size medium t shirts that I was previously wearing the size large version of.

Now, 34s make me pretty happy given that in the summer of 2013 I was in 48s.  So, I asked someone at the gym “what gives” – my weight is up but my waist is down.  After seeing me exercise a trainer at the gym told me I’m probably building muscle and my body is shifting around.

I sure hope that’s it.  Fairly frustrating to exercise more than ever and see the scale go up while the waist goes down.

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Living in the Hudson Valley of New York State, at age 40 (almost 41), I had a health scare and had to make serious changes in my eating and exercise habits. This is the story of how, I went from Morbidly Obese to being a Marathon Runner and ran 12 marathons in 12 months. After I ran several more, I did something I never imagined possible: I am an Ironman.

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