Originally Answered: Will my new running routine help me lose weight?
Nothing wrong with being organised, when you're looking for seriouse fitness results I suggest you log everything so you can see where you're going wrong. If you have the inclination to do so, then plan every meal, and take a picture of every meal.
As for the exercise, your fitness will increase the more exercise you do, regardless of your weight loss, however loosing weight will also make exercise easier.
If you have the time, what I'd suggest you do is jog one lap, walk one lap, jog the next, walk the next, jog the next... Ect. By doing this, you will allow yourself time to recover, and you will be able to push yourself harder on the jogging laps. This will increase your metabolism, and burn more calories, than jogging at a constant speed. Try to run as fast as you can, really push yourself, but be sensible and rest when needed. Mentally you'll be able to push yourself more because you'll be able to see the finish line and know when you can rest without feeling as if you have failed.
I would suggest you only weigh yourself once a week in the same conditions eg first thing Monday morning bathroom, naked after a bowel movement, before eating/drinking ect.
Remember your diet is what affects your weight loss most. Because this interval training is more difficult, you may hurt the next day, in which case only walk all the laps (at a brisk pace) and don't attempt to run that day - only run every other day.
Long distance walking will increase your endurance and speed, and cause you to loose weight. When I was 15 I was 6ft 5 270lbs and I lost a lot of weight by walking hungry, drinking a lot of water, and eating much less, I used to walk daily from school and it would take me an hour and a half id be sweating, nowadays I can run it in 30 minutes. By 16 I was going gym and I was a chubby 210lbs with decent strengh.... But thought I was muscular lol... At 17 I shrunk to 160lbs, I was ******* weak because I had a job in a supermarket stacking shelves constantly moving things around pulling crates out of the yard ect and I wasn't eating I was living off cigs and redbull, which I do not recommend. At 18 I rejoined the gym, now 10 months on im 200lbs 15% body fat, cutting to 190lbs 10% to get a 6 PAC.