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 8, 2013

First weigh-in

Let's get the big news out of the weigh first. I don't want to make you weight for it. No need to waist your time. (I'm out of relevant puns ... if you've got one, add it in the comments).

The big news? I lost 7.6 pounds on my first post-orientation weigh-in!

I know a lot of contestants were nervous and anxious about it, but I was like "bring it on!" I could feel the changes in my body. I had to tighten up my belt a notch and I can see in the mirror that I'm thinner. I knew something was happening, so all day long, it was "get me to that weigh-in!"

So, I step on the scale and I can't look down. I'm waiting for Rick to read out the numbers, and I guess he was talking, but I didn't hear him. It wasn't until Tina shouted out a 7.6 that it finally sunk in that I had lost some weight! Well, it still hasn't really sunk it yet, but it will. Looking back at it, I was probably a lot more nervous and anxious than I thought I was.

First week down. Felt good to get some good news. Let's take off the training wheels and get to it!

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