Hi there and welcome to my blog! Let’s talk all things running and weight loss
Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m Pam, a 32 year old research scientist from Scotland, currently living in New Jersey, USA. I love running, travelling, Diet Coke, and karaoke. Oh, and I’ve struggled with my weight my entire adult life.
I used to look like this:
I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for as long as I can remember, sometimes I lose weight but I always seem to gain it back again. I honestly don’t know how much I weighed at my heaviest but I estimate it’s the region of 230lbs.
This is me now:
So you run a lot, then?
Yup. Some may say I’m obsessed. My friends and family would DEFINITELY say I’m obsessed, then they’d probably tell me to shut up talking about running…
In 2014, I started running using the Couch to 5k program. The program gradually builds you up from walk/running to running without stopping over 9 weeks.
I. HATED. IT.
But I didn’t give up, I kept going. After a while, I started enjoying my runs. I wasn’t getting any faster, but I could feel myself improving. I added weight training and stopped smoking, and saw a HUGE improvement. Now, 2 years later, I’m currently training for 4 half marathons in 2016 and I’m running my first marathon at the end of the year. Running is a huge part of my life now!
Lose it for Science? Huh?!?
I bet you’re wondering “What’s this Lose it for Science thing all about?” Well, it’s my mission statement and the reason I’m writing this blog.
To lose weight, you need to eat less and move more. You need to eat fewer calories than you burn, and put fewer calories IN your body than what your body takes OUT. It’s basic thermodynamics.
This is a simple fact, it’s backed up by a plethora of scientific studies and real life success stories. Yet I’m still struggle to lose weight, because I cheat and don’t track things properly. And I don’t think I’m alone in this – the internet is full of people who can’t lose weight either despite their best efforts.
Well you may disagree, but it’s all bullshit. I’m sure there’s a few people who have medical reasons to consider, but for the vast (VAST) majority of us, it’s the same issue. We’re making excuses instead of listening to what the science says. Our calorie equation is not balanced, so we’re not getting the results we want.
So that’s the focus of my blog.
My Mission Statement
This is my lifestyle manifesto. I have two goals: to track the calories I’m putting INTO my body, and to be active by becoming the best runner I can be. My blog will share my experiences in running races and tracking food, and break down the dieting myths that are really just dieting scams. I will Lose It For Science.
Welcome to my blog, and I hope you’ll stick around! If you want to subscribe by email, have a look in the top right corner of the blog!
So that’s me. I can’t wait to share my journey with you, thanks for reading!