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, October 1, 2013

A little flak

I've recently taken some flak for losing too much weight. I understand and appreciate the concern, but your fears are unfounded.

I assure that I am eating quite hearty meals. While I have been doing extensive cardio workouts, I haven't started weight training yet (that's on the schedule to start next week).

Yes, I've lost a lot of weight, but it have not dropped below the bottom of the ideal range for my age/gender/frame. My BMI is around 26%.

I've spent a lot of time trying to determine my target weight, and that includes talking extensively with FWSW staff. I assure you that I'm healthy and fit and that I've got here the right way. I've done nothing to compromise my health ... no pills, supplements, etc.

This was particularly evident during my recently completed mini-marathon. I did really well because I'm in the best shape of my life and it would not have been possible if I had been irresponsible.

Thank you again for your concern, but I need you to trust me on this one. I'm really and truly fine.

One more thing ... if anyone wants to check my meal journal, let me know and I'll share it with you via myfitnesspal.com. This is a great app and a big part of how I've found so much dietary success.

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