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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-01-17, 01:01 PM   #1
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Today, I Commit. January 2017

Today, Sunday 1/1/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. This means a low carb, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I also commit to using myfitnesspal.com to track my daily consumption.

Tomorrow I weigh myself, but I'm not looking forward to it. Today, I commit to appropriate eating.

I encourage anyone else who would like to make a daily commitment to add it to this thread, be it once or every day.

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Old 01-01-17, 02:30 PM   #2
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Eating healthy foods is a good thing. It has worked for my wife and I. We eased into it, and made it a lifestyle change. Less of a shock to bodies, physically but more importantly mentally *for us*. Mark's Daily Apple has been a good resource.

Go for it and good luck.
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I am taking the slow, ease into it approach as well. I don't want to go on a diet per se; just make tweaks I can live with long term and commit to those tweaks one day at a time.

Cheers to a healthier 2017!
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Today Jan 2nd 2017, I commit to healthy eating and hitting the gym for a HIIT workout.

Had a great holiday weekend, no alcohol, ate healthy hit the gym and was even able to get a 2 hour bike ride in yesterday to kick off the new year!
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Today, Monday 1/2/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. For me, this means a low carb, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I'm also committing to tracking all food and drink using myfitnesspal.com.

Today's weigh in revealed a loss of 0.75 pound compared to last week. This is a total of 5 pounds in 5 weeks. While this may not be considered much, I did it during the most difficult month of the year. I usually gain 5- 8 pounds during December.

I look forward to a good day of eating. Just today.

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I'm committing to no fast food or alcohol in 2017.
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Today, Tuesday 1/3/2017, I commit to appropriate eating. For me, this means a low carbohydrate, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating.

It's going to be two and a half stressful weeks at work, then I have a conference to attend. This translates to a three week food chalange. The conference is significantly less stressful, but it's filled with restaurant eating and being with friends from around the state. I mention this, not to use as future excuses but to remind myself how important it is to focus on each day. Just today.
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Today, Tuesday 1/3/2017, I commit to healthy eating and swimming laps at the gym. Healthy eating for me means no sweats, and watching my carbs.

I look forward to this week as the holidays are now over and time to really buckle down and make not excuses for binge eating.
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Bassmanbob, I've been there! I'm finding if I don't eat those things, sugar, carbs. I will not even miss them. BUT if I DO eat them.....I'll totally crave it the next day.
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Bassmanbob, I've been there! I'm finding if I don't eat those things, sugar, carbs. I will not even miss them. BUT if I DO eat them.....I'll totally crave it the next day.
I am in the same boat. My favorite thing to eat is hoagies. Love my bread, but cutting it out completely is the way for me. I am not missing it since I quit eating sandwiches for lunch every day. I am not completely cutting carbs, but cutting white bread, pasta, rice. They now make frozen microwave steam bags of cauliflower rice that I am using as a rice substitute and it's great!
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I've committed to not drinking for the month of January (well at least until the 27th due to a previously scheduled distillery tour).

I commit to use Fat Secret to log my food intake and hold my calorie count to 1800 until I am ready to move to a lower calorie intake level.

I commit to eat a balance diet, I don't restrict anything except calories. I like to feel satisfied after I eat; however, and that means that I end up eating more veggies, lean meats and less carbs overall just due to the nature of my wants.
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the cauliflower rice works great as a pizza crust. You can fry turkey sausage, pepperoni's, using low carb pizza sauce, with mozzer cheese. a low/nearly low carb pizza treat.
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Yeah. My wife made the cauliflower pizza crust, and it was a pretty good substitute for traditional dough crust. I've also made the South Beach cauliflower "mashed potatoes" which is good too.
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Today, Wednesday 1/4/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. For me, this means a low carb, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I also commit to logging all my food in myfitnesspal.com.

I've had three really good food days, and I feel good. I just need to keep doing this each day. Sometimes I need to break it down to each moment. I don't have to over eat right now.

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Today, Thursday 1/5/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. For me this includes a low carbohydrate, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I also commit to logging all food and drink I consume in myfitnesspal.com.

I have a stressful meeting this morning, but it doesn't mean I need to pacify that with overeating or a binge. I commit to you people to eat appropriately today.
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Today, Friday 1/6/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. For me this means a low carb, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I also commit to tracking all food and drink in myfitnesspal.com.

Yesterday's stressful meeting went well, and as a result I felt a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I've recognized in the past that even a sudden release of stress can be a trigger to binge-- like some kind of celebration. I was aware of this and made sure I didn't do this last night. Celebrating with food isn't. It just leads me back to misery.

Feel free to commit your day here to healthy, appropriate or whatever kind of positive eating today!
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Today I commit to eat healthy and within my calorie restrictions and include exercise to reach my goals.

I have lofty goals but need to take ownership of them. Here it is for all to see! This actually makes me nervous to proclaim my goals to you all. My goal is to weigh 13.6 stone by the end of June. That's over 2.14 stone to lose. It is doable, but I am just beginning. This is all part of a grander plan as well. Goal setting is what my wife and I have spoken about today. We are both on the heavy side and we are working together to get to the lighter side of things. Its great to have a partner for these things.

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Looking up the conversion of stone to pounds. I used to know it but forgot.
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I'm just trying to make it harder for people to figure out how much I weigh. A bit embarrassing. I was about 8.5 stone when I joined the Navy at 18. Yes, I am about double what I was at that age.
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Don't work on losing stones. Work on pebbles, and they will eventually add up to stones.
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In December 2015 I swore off all alcohol. I already ate a well balanced diet and had already cut back on red meat. On January 1, 2016 I made a New Year resolution to get back on my bike and ride at least 75 miles a week, which I mostly was able to do given my work schedule.

It's just a tad over one year later. I haven't had a drop of alcohol since December 2015. I dropped 50 lbs in 2016. I dropped 30 of those lbs in the first 60 days of no alcohol and no change in my diet. Alcohol for us over 50 crowd is a weight gainer. And, I now feel 20 years younger in 2017!

My 2017 New Year resolution is to hit the weight gym and start working the muscle groups, ride at least 90 miles each week and get back down to the weight I carried in my late 20's.

If I can hit 195 lbs by July (15 lbs to go) I'll be quite happy and probably drop another 10 years off my age and an inch or two off my waistline as well! At which point I'll be the same size as my 20 year old son. Heh heh heh....... It's do-able.

A previous post is correct, losing weight gradually is the way to go as it doesn't shock the body and the life change isn't so dramatic either. For me I really don't miss or miss out on anything. I don't even miss the beer. Wait!! What am I SAYING!!!
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Great job, drlogik!!! An inspiration for change.

Today, Saturday 1/7/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. For me that means a low carbohydrate, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I also commit to logging everything I eat in myfitnesspal.com.

Things seem to be clicking into place! I planned to do 50 miles today, and started at 5:30 AM to beat our an expected rain storm today. I felt so go, I decided to do a metric century. By the time I finished, I did 70 miles. I could have kept going, but I had a social engagement this afternoon.

It feels pretty good right now, but I can't use that as an excuse to start overeating again.
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Don't work on losing stones. Work on pebbles, and they will eventually add up to stones.
Wise words @Bassmanbob.

I caught up to where I was before I went to see my parents.

Today I commit to continue to eat right and exercise watch my calories and continue on my bike path to a healthier me. I commit to encouraging my wife to stay on the same track and help her reach her goals.
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Today, Tuesday 1/10/2017 I commit to appropriate eating. For me this means a low carbohydrate, moderate protein and higher vegetable diet with no binge eating. I also commit to logging my food intake in MyFitnessPal.com.

I missed logging in here the last two days. I used the excuse (to myself) that I've been busy, but that's no acceptable excuse. I did binge somewhat on Saturday afternoon after riding 70 solo miles. I used the long ride as justification to overeat. I've felt uneasy about it since, and it was convenient to not log in here for a couple of days. So I'm back and committing to today. Just today.

On a positive note, I lost another 1.5 lbs last week for a total of 6.5 pounds in six weeks. It's been pretty slow, but mostly steady. I'll take it.
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