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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 03-11-07, 11:56 PM   #1
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I have only two problems with loosing all this weight...

(60 pounds since last June, by the way)

First, my clothes are starting to make me look like David Byrne back in the eighties, and second, my butt is starting to get so bony it hurts to sit on hard chairs or stools!



On the whole, I think I can live with it, though.



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Old 03-12-07, 06:44 AM   #2
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(60 pounds since last June, by the way)

First, my clothes are starting to make me look like David Byrne back in the eighties, and second, my butt is starting to get so bony it hurts to sit on hard chairs or stools!



On the whole, I think I can live with it, though.



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Old 03-12-07, 08:11 AM   #3
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Yeah, I have the exact same issues. 25 kilos ago I had no need for padded shorts, didn't understand what the discomfort-issue was :-o

I've changed out my whole wardrobe at least twice in the last 2 years, shopping for clothes is a lot more fun when one can find stuff that actually almost fits in some way. The only thing that's made me really sad is that my beutiful, handmade wool coat from the 60's looks lite i stole it from someone.
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Old 03-12-07, 09:11 AM   #4
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Crikey mate that is some loss

I was up at 308lbs in november and I am down to 268 now...getting there
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I feel your pain, even my 35 waist pants are baggy now (except in the legs of course!) - I bought 34s because I was sure that at 6'2" I probably wouldn't get any lower - guess again. I don't know, I could end up a 32. Given that I have a chest of 42 inches, that is pretty small. I think one of my thighs might look bigger... (just kidding!)

I guess I will just have deal with looking incredibly fit... It is a hard job, but someone has to do it.
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I just went to the second notch in my belt - 2 inches around my waist gone. I really need to go to the tailor.
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Good for everybody that's lost the weight!
I've reached a sticking point at 245 for some reason. 262 to 245 went quick, and now I'm stuck at 245. I went down to 241 last weekend, but that was after a weekend of camping out in the snow at almost 4000' elevation. The couple extra pounds of loss came right back when I wasn't living on caloric intake limited to what I could carry for the weekend.
Anyone else had a similar problem with a plateau point like this?
How did you get past it?
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Good for everybody that's lost the weight!
I've reached a sticking point at 245 for some reason. 262 to 245 went quick, and now I'm stuck at 245. I went down to 241 last weekend, but that was after a weekend of camping out in the snow at almost 4000' elevation. The couple extra pounds of loss came right back when I wasn't living on caloric intake limited to what I could carry for the weekend.
Anyone else had a similar problem with a plateau point like this?
How did you get past it?
It's a prior setpoint. Once your body adapts, You'll start losing weight again. Just keep the caloric intake a bit below your activity level and eat the right kind of foods and you'll break the plateau by staying active.

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It's a prior setpoint. Once your body adapts, You'll start losing weight again. Just keep the caloric intake a bit below your activity level and eat the right kind of foods and you'll break the plateau by staying active.

It happens to everybody!
So because I weighed about this much for a while before, my body wants to stay here for a while on the way back down? Interesting. (As a microbiologist, I know more about this on a cellular level than an organism level. So much more to learn!)
Keeping the right foods going in is easier now that I've got local organic veggie delivery every week. No more having to force myself out to the grocery store to shuffle through the produce racks. I just need to watch the amounts, since it's all so tasty.
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So because I weighed about this much for a while before, my body wants to stay here for a while on the way back down? Interesting. (As a microbiologist, I know more about this on a cellular level than an organism level. So much more to learn!)
Keeping the right foods going in is easier now that I've got local organic veggie delivery every week. No more having to force myself out to the grocery store to shuffle through the produce racks. I just need to watch the amounts, since it's all so tasty.
Yeppers, that's the case! Your body is at a place it was before and thinks it's at a good place and is in homeostasis. The balance will shift shortly again and it will seek a new homeostasis point. It might require a short High Protein/Low carb regimen to break the cycle, but stay very short term, just long enough to hit ketosis again.
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CliftonGK1,

Anytime I hit one of these places I do one of the following. If my energy level is doing fine - I go on a big ride - this will generally break the log jam. If I am feeling tired, I eat a little more for a few days (like 2) and then resume my previous way of eating. Seems to work fine. Sometimes the body just needs to catch its breathe!
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Here's a weird tale. Back in Sept I was about 277. I kicked up my mileage and started watching the diet. Things were moving, but slowly. On 2/20 I was 237.5 I went to my sons for a week and gained 8#. I was pissed(at myself) On 2/27 I was 245.5 today I am 229.5 16# in 13 days doing essentially the same thing as before. Took 2 months to get thru the 240's and a week to get thru the 230's. I walk 5 miles a day and ride 100-125 a week. I eat a high fiber diet. Lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains etc.
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LOL, thats a high class problem

When I lost 55 lbs (hit target) back in 2001 I bought new clothes...but decided to keep my fat clothes.
3 years later I needed my fat clothes again....

This time around I'm gonna BURN my fat clothes to "burn that bridge" for good!

...well maybe I should donate them instead...
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I have been working out regularly with a trainer for the last 2 months and do about 50-70 miles a week on my bike over the same time frame. I have lost 6 lbs for all of my efforts. I am 10 times more active than I used to be, I eat a hell of a lot better, and i still don't lose weight. I am jealous.

Hell, I am signed up for the Encinitas Sprint Triathlon and have even started doing brick workouts... and yet in November I was 288 and right now I am 281. GAAHHH!!! Believe me I am happy for you guys, but damn it is frustrating!
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12lbs since started training for my 100km bike ride.
I'd love to get down another 15 before the ride, I need to stop eating crap before that can happen though, cycling alone isn't going to get it done.
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Until you hit bottom, you really do have to focus on eating right. After you hit bottom you probably will have to add some junk (or you can and get away with it) as long as you keep up the excercise.

Remember, to drop 1 lb a week you have to eat 3,500 calories LESS of food. That is a lot of food, it is easier if it is junk.
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