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").

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Doesn't lie

Regarding yesterday's blog entry: my wife told me I should remove the line about taking a poo before weigh-in. She was concerned that I might give you (the readers of this blog) the wrong idea. "What if someone thinks you're saying that taking laxatives is a great way to lose weight?" For the record, I didn't say that. Don't try that at home.

Here's a little advice about weighing in ... Rick has repeatedly told us that the scale doesn't lie. The key to getting at that truth is to stay consistent, which includes working out (if you're not burning calories, the scale won't have a tale to tell about your tail), weighing-in (always us the same scale, in the same place, at the same time, etc.), and recording your progress (write everything down).

Also remember that the scale isn't stupid. You can't fool it by artificially forcing yourself to sweat during a workout right before a weigh-in. That's not really weight loss. It's not healthy and you'll quickly gain those few ounces right back. Remember your goal is to get healthy and not to just lose weight.

It's not all about the scale. Weigh-ins can be a great encouragement, but it can also drive you crazy. The bottom line is that you know if you've cheated on your nutrition or had a lazy week.

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