The call center at my old place of employment had a chair graveyard; 15-20 broken chairs sitting on the side of the building. Some of the ladies that worked there are close to 400 lbs.
Junk food is the new heroin. One of my in laws just went on diabetes meds and her attitude is they will enable her to eat junk food again. Its really an epidemic and I can blame people who fall victim to it. It was hard enough for me to drop 20 lbs, I can't imagine having to lose over 100.
And frankly, the idea that fat people don't deserve to be comfortable is really insidious and widespread and, if you think about it, pretty despicable. What exactly does refusing to let someone have a comfortable chair at work accomplish?
Some of you know I porked up over the summer as a result of some meds my doctors put me on. I cracked the scales at 219 in July, which was unbelievably scary to me. Between my day job and my night job teaching commitments, I didn't really have much free time to do much about it until the beginning of November, but since then I've dropped 12 pounds and am on my way back towards being healthy.
The one thing I've found is that I'm unable to lose weight if I can't get plenty of sleep. This past semester I spent two 15 hour days back to back on campus every week due to my part-time teaching commitment, and those two days ruined my sleep enough that no amount of dieting could help me lose weight. However, the weight has been coming off very quickly since the classes ended on November 13th.
The leptin / insulin resistance / cortisol response feedback mechanism in our bodies is interesting. Unfortunately, some people fall into a trap and can't break out of it, then you couple the diet industry trying to serve their own best interests and well....
Putting the Duh in Floriduh.
lol @ waki / rockets
Good thing I keep them for pets, now I can just squeeze 'em a little before cooking...
"if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein
Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise
History has shown that I suffer from an inverted U profile with regards to success with weight loss, exercise intensity and duration. This probably goes back to all of the hormonal interactions that a high training load causes me, in addition to my normal elevated stress levels.
So instead of riding a lot, I am aiming for the left upward slope of the curve until this gets fixed, which for me equates to between five and six hours a week. I have it broken down as six aerobic workouts a week, and two weight training days. I am running for my cardio four of those days (45-70 minutes) and doing very easy spins of no more than 90 minutes (usually closer to 75) the other two days. My weight training is done as 3 sets of a circuit with minimal rest, then I finish that with a run. You're welcome to join me at GHFC this Wednesday at 6:30 AM for a weight workout followed up by a 7 mile run .
As for the medical stuff, let's just say the combination of riding fifteen hours a week, teaching a semester long class, and running the IT shop for the largest college in our u. made me a little tired, and then getting the flu mid-term plus a certain unfunded mandate that caused me some stress in April really screwed my body up. My GP prescribed some bad juju that made it worse. If you want the full details to clear up anything in the rumor mill, send me an email.
But the weight loss has been running about 2 pounds a week, so I figure I will be fighting this battle until sometime in March to get back to my racing weight. It didn't come on over night, it won't go off overnight. I probably won't switch to riding as my primary cardio until I am close to that weight, and I won't ramp up the hours for quite awhile.. But I should still be able to be on a few of the hipp rides after the time change, and the running shoes will be easier to pack when I fly to St. Thomas next week.
Putting the Duh in Floriduh.
"He has accepted a two-year suspension beginning on May 17, 2010, the day he accepted a provisional suspension. USADA said Cannell also acknowledged his previous use of an anabolic agent, and therefore all of Cannell’s competitive results will be disqualified since February 6, 2007."
1) it was published in april 2011, so it seems not so uncommon for these doping guys to get tested but have a long lag before it is announced to the public.
2) while being an amateur old guy (i'm this, too!) doper (i'm not this!) is pathetic (i might be pathetic), at least the dude owned up to PRIOR usage and wiped out those results. if you're busted, own it.
1) I think the kids have figured out the deal with Santa.
2) I think the kids have figured out that it's in their best interest not to let on that they have figured out the deal with Santa.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!