Thoughts on fitness, health, good nutrition ... and running.

Welcome to Bald Man Running, a blog launched by Frank Murphy on January 1, 2015.

In March, 2013 I was selected as a contestant for the sixth season of Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner. Through this amazing program, I learned about good nutrition, sound exercise and accountability. By October, I would lose over 88 pounds (almost 37% of my original weight)! One of the many things I acquired through FWSW was a love for running. You can retrace my weight loss journey and discover how I became a runner by reading those entries labeled "fwsw" ...

Note: Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to launching BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro").

Monday, April 22, 2013

Exchange rate

Third weigh-in: 4.4 pounds lost. That's 15.6 pounds over three weeks (and 6.4 oz behind my wife's three week total). There's 6.5% less of me than there was three weeks ago.

Wouldn't it be cool if we could "cash in" on our weight loss percentage somewhere? Lose 6.5% of your weight = 6.5% discount on an oil change ... or maybe something a little more exciting than that. Unfortunately, there's no "Frank's Fat Exchange Rate" ... at least I haven't found one yet.

Warning: While trying to come up with something clever, I realized I was wrong. There is an exchange for my fat ... I'm exchanging unhealthy choices for healthy ones.

If I hadn't started making better choices, it would have almost certainly cost me more than 6.5% of the remaining time I have to see my kids grow up. You can't make unhealthy choices without consequences and I feel like 6.5% is just a portion of the investment I'm making in myself and in family. The rate of return on that will be priceless.

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