Diet Right! 7 Things I Learned While Losing 30 Pounds

Photo by: Cody Coombs
Bored Eating
I eat when I am bored. I found myself sitting while watching TV and instead of paying attention to what was on the TV, I was constantly thinking about the food that ... more 
Photo by: Cody Coombs
Bored Eating
I eat when I am bored. I found myself sitting while watching TV and instead of paying attention to what was on the TV, I was constantly thinking about the food that was in the kitchen. (Me doing my best body guard impersonation in preparation of taking Addie to a Taylor Swift concert.)
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Thu, Apr 25, 2013 3:26 PM EDT

A few months ago I decided to go on a very restrictive diet. I've been training to run in this year's Indy Mini Marathon, which is a half-marathon held every year as part of the Indy 500 Festival. The only realistic way to run it is to drop 30 pounds. Unfortunately for me, I got a stress fracture in my right foot and had to stop training for two months. Going on the restrictive diet was my way of accomplishing the weight loss goal that I'd set even though I couldn't train with physical exercise. Here I am two months later and I'm down 30 pounds and back out on the road running. I learned a few things about myself while I was on the diet that have helped me since going off the diet and will continue to help me in the future. Click through for 7 things I learned while on a diet! -By Cody Coombs

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