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").

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fine dining

Short one tonight ... it's been a long day, and I want to get a good sleep before tomorrow's finale "boot camp" weigh-in.

Tonight, I ate out at a restaurant for the first time since March. I know the timing is kind of weird with the weigh-in tomorrow, but I am officiating a wedding tomorrow, and the rehearsal dinner was at a posh dining establishment. Fortunately, FWSW has prepared me to place an order in situations just like this.

I think I aced it. I ordered the salad with dressing on the side, asked them to remove the shredded cheese, skipped the dinner roll, ordered my steak to be cooked without sauces or butter, got steamed peas instead of the less healthy options, skipped dessert, and so forth. I was actually able to speak to the chef as well and explained my situation. I ate only 2/3 of the steak and was full. All in all, I believe the entire meal for less than 400 calories. The waitstaff were very accommodating and it was quite painless.

Being fit doesn't mean you can't have meals like this. It does mean being careful. I know I can do this, and will have to repeat my success of today during the wedding reception tomorrow!

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