I've created this blog to write about my love of competing and racing in multi-sports while dealing with a binge eating disorder
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
easy big guy!
This weekend I competed in a triathlon. I had a blast! Racing always motivates me to stay on course with my workouts & diet. With my OCD I have to be careful though. I have a tendency to go over board and start pushing myself way to hard on both accounts. Most triathletes who aren't naturally thin time their weight loss to be at the lowest they can get for a particular race, then gain a little weight during their off season. Last year I got a little overzealous, I trained & dieted to hard for way way to long! I got down to 184 pounds at %8.5 body fat. I felt ok at 184 pounds for awhile, but once my body had enough I lost control in a huge way! In a little over 2 months I lost my abstinence & gained 51 pounds. Ouch. I'm trying to stay focused this year on 2 main goals: big numerouno is my abstinence! This is what I care most about. My 2nd goal is to try and get triathlon thin for my Ironman this year. I believe these 2 goals are not exclusive of each other. I'm thinking if I can get down to 190 pounds by May (I feel great at that weight & can stay at 190 forever without problems), then maintain that weight until September 1st, then try & get down to my dream race weight of 180-185 pounds by race day. I think (hope) that 10 weeks will give me enough time to lose the weight slowly and comfortably so I don't get overly hungry, which can make a person overeat. Overeating for a normal person may not be a big deal. In a meal or two they are back to "normal" and able to asses what may have happened & what to do about it. A food addict like me may not be able to get back on the wagon for months or years. I know, I've been there many times! I desperately want to avoid becoming out of control with my eating, but I also desperately want to be a fast Iron distance triathlete, and in triathlon light is fast. If I'm over weight at a race I'm slow, but if I go to over board with my dieting then I fall off the wagon and gain 100 pounds- I've done it. I need to do some praying on this & be honest with myself when I'm in the process of dropping that last 10 pounds or I'll regret it in huge way! Anyone know any endurance athletes who are looking to be an OA sponsor? If so point them my way. I'd really like to find a sponsor who understands the endurance athletes life style while also understanding the compulsive over eaters life style. With how prevalent food disorders are in endurance sports there has to be someone out there who could help me balance both simultaneously.
2005 Feb- 7th annual Arizona grappling challenge Tempe AZ May- Buffman and Squeaky triathlon Lubbock TX June- Las Vegas olympic Triathlon Las Vegas NM Sept- The New Mexico marathon Alb NM Sept Enchanted Circle century Red River NM Oct Soma 70.3 Tempe AZ Dec Polar Bear triathlon WSMR NM (4 mult-sport events: 1 sprint, 2 oly, 1 half, 1 grappling tournament, 1 cycling event, 1 running event)
2006 Feb The Lost Dutchman marathon Apache Junction AZ Feb John Stermer Duathlon WSMR NM March Stealth duathlon Holloman AFB, NM April MVTC Triathlon Las Cruces NM April Atomic Man: Fat Man White Rock NM May Defined fitness Duathlon Rio Ranch NM May Ransom Canyon triathlon Lubbock NM May Jay Banson triathlon Alb NM May Buffman and Squeaky Triathlon Lubbock NM June Tumbleweed triathlon Odessa TX June Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 Lubbock TX July Las Vegas Olympic triathlon Las Vegas NM Aug Chile Harvest triathlon Soccoro NM Aug Los Alamos Triathlon Las Alamos NM Oct Stealth duthlon Holloman AFB, NM Nov 70.3 World Championships Clearwater FA Dec Polar Bear Triathlon WSMR NMDec Tucson half Marathon Tucson AZ (16 multi-sport events: 7 sprint, 2 oly, 2 half, 5 duathlons, 1 running event)
2007 Jan Tammy Redman 5K Rio Rancho NM Jan Tammy Redman 10K Rio Rancho NM March John Stermer Duathlon WSMR NM March Stealth Duathlon Holloman AFB, NM March Sully's Super sprint triathlon Alpine TX April MVTC Triathlon Las Cruces NM April Atomic Man: Little Boy White Rock NM May Ransom Canyon triathlon Lubbock TX May Buffman and Squeaky triathlon Lubbock TX June Gallup triathlon Gallup NM July Bottomless Lakes Triathlon Roswell NM Aug Pueblo of Tesuque 5K Tesuqu NM Aug Los Alamos triathlon Las Alamos NM Sept NM half marathon Alb NM Sept Enchanted circle century Red River NM Sept Harvest Moon Long Course duathlon Auror Reservoir CO Dec Polar bear triathlon WSMR NM (12 multi-sport events, 7 sprint, 1 oly, 1 half, 3 duathlons, 4 running events, 1 cycling event)
2008 March Stealth Duathlon Holloman AFB, NM April Atomic Man Duathlon: little boy White Rock NM May Jay Benson triathlon Alb NM May Buffman and Squeaky Olympic Lubbock TXAug 5430 Long course triathlon Boulder CO Aug Los Alamos triathlon Las Alamos NMSept Enchanted Circle Century Red River NM Nov Ironman Arizona Tempe AZ Dec Polar Bear triathlon WSMR NMDec Jingle Bell triathlon WSMR NM (9 multi-sport events, 4 sprint, 1 oly, 1 half, 2 duathlons, 1 full, 1 cycling event)
2009 March Raptor duathlon Holloman AFB, NM April Wind triathlon WSMR NM April Collegiate national championships triathlon Lubbock NM April Atomicman duathlon: little boy White Rock NM May Jay Benson triathlon Alb NM June Milkman triathlon Dexter NM June Gallup triathlon Gallup NM July Santa Fe triathlon Santa Fe NM Aug Chili Harvest triathlon Soccoro NM Sept Redman half iron OKC OK Dec Polar Bear Triathlon WSMR NM Dec Jingle Bell Triathlon WSMR NM (12 multi-sport events, 9 sprint, 1 half, 2 duathlons,)
2010 Feb Presadents Day duathlon WSMR NM March Sully Super Sprint triathlon Apline TX April Wind triathlon WSMR NM April Spring Fling Triathlon Rio Rancho NM April Atomic Man duathlon White Rock NM May Jay Benson triathlon Alb NM May Dog House Sprint triathlon Lubbock TX June The Gallup triathlon Gallup NM June Chick-fil-a triathlon Amarillo TX July The Santa Fe triathlon Santa Fe NM Oct SW grappling championships Rio Rancho NM (10 multi-sport events, 8 sprint triathlons, 2 duathlons, 1 grappling tournament)
2011 Feb Presidents day duathlon WSMR NM March Sully Super Sprint triathlon Alpine TX April MVT triathlon Las Vegas NM April Holloman duathlon Holloman AFB, NM April Spring Fling triathlon Rio Rancho NM April Atomic Man duathlon: little boy White Rock NM May Jay Benson triathlon Alb NM May The Dog House Sprint triathlon Lubbock TX May Santa Fe Run Around 10K Santa FE NM June Storrie Lake triathlon Las Vegas NM Aug Oak Flats Road Race Tijeras NM Sept Elephant Man long course (half Iron) Elephant Butte NM Nov Ironman Arizona Dec The Nutcracker triathlon WSMR NM (11 multi-sport events, 5 sprint triathlons, 1 oly, 1 half, 1 Iron, 3 duathlons, 1 cycling even, 1 running event)
2012 April Mesa Valley trithlon Las Vegas NM April Spring Fling Triathlon Rio Rancho NM. April Atomic Man duathlon White Rock NM. May The Dog House triathlon Lubbock TX. Sept The Patriot triathlon Rio Rancho NM Sept The Elephant Man triathlon Elephant Butte NM Oct The Warrior off Road triathlon Albuquerque NM (7 multi-sport events, 1 Olympic distance triathlon, 4 sprint triathlons, 1 duathlon, 1 off road triathlon)
2013 Feb Missile Man duathlon White Sands Missile Range NM March-April Reebok CrossFit gamesApril Atomic Man duathlon Sept The Santa Fe triathlon