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Can I shamelessly brag for a second, please? Started jogging a year ago and as of this morning I have lost 25 pounds. Next week is my last week as a consultant, and after 8 years of expense account diet, I’m officially leaving this job lighter than when I joined. I’m super proud of this. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

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Based on low caloric consumption from jogging, I’m going to assume the primary driver of your weight loss was improved diet. Of course best to do diet and exercise in conjunction but don’t downplay the discipline you’ve had with your eating habits! Good work 🥳

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Actually, I can’t say I’ve made any serious changes to my diet. And I still drink more than I should (I’ll have a stiff cocktail probably 5 nights a week).

Strava tells me I burn 600 calories on my morning jog, so I guess that’s just been a large enough countervailing force against my caloric intake. 600x 6 days a week is right around 1 pound of fat burned, ceteris paribus.

I will say, I don’t binge eat trash like I would occasionally do before I started running. But that’s mostly because running with a stomach full of bad decisions sucks.

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OP this is awesome.

Have you purely run during leisure time or have you done any races or events (5k/Half-Marathon/etc.) to hold yourself accountable?

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No races or anything. Just try and squeeze in a jog in the morning before my kiddos wake up and everything goes sideways.

I wanted to do a half marathon, but I live in Texas and it’s just so hot here that I wouldn’t really want to train for one in the middle of the summer. Maybe next spring?

Thanks!

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Yayyy that’s awesome! How’d you get into jogging? I can’t get myself to run for more than 2-3 min at a time.

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^same. 4 months ago amazon was clearing out the 2019 GTS’s for 40% off so I snagged two pair and stuffed them in the closet.

Awesome to see a fellow runner getting in shape!

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Don’t be a hater

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Tell us more, I need to do something to lose weight

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This is the wholesome content I’m here for.

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🙌🙌🙌

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Yay!!!! So proud! Congrats! 🥳

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Pics or didn’t happen!!

Congrats OP

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Dad bods are in

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Awesome job! 🎉🎉🎉

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Good on you!

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Very nice! Happy for you 👍💪

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Thats awesome - congrats :)

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Awesome, OP - on a similar journey myself

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Congrats!!

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This is so cool. I was doing well - lost the 15lb I gained for the job... now Covid made me gained them back. 😂😂😂

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Awesome

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May to go!

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Nothing wrong at all, congratulations! 🎉 🥳

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Woohoo!!! 🤗 happy for you

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Niceeeee

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