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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 04-12-07, 04:05 PM   #1
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I can LIE to you all and say...

I can LIE to you all and say...that my weight is still dropping.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am eating right and not cheating.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am riding my bike every day.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I lost 4 more pounds.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am still going to the gym in the morning.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I didn't drink all that beer while watching the New York Mets on T.V. every night.

I can LIE to you all and say...I'm riding my bike 100 miles/50 miles/20 miles/ a day.

I can LIE to you all and say...that my scale is broken and that I didn't really gain 6 pounds this month.

I can say all those things, and chances are you would never find out.

BUT....

That would be lying to you!

AND

That would be lying to me!

And nobody likes a fat liar!
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Old 04-12-07, 04:19 PM   #2
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Ditto. I fell off the wagon.
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Old 04-12-07, 04:28 PM   #3
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You need to set some kind of goal. Maybe doing an organized century? I signed up for a tough one next month and down 13 pounds.
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Old 04-12-07, 04:55 PM   #4
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You need to set some kind of goal. Maybe doing an organized century? I signed up for a tough one next month and down 13 pounds.
Which one are you doing?
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Old 04-12-07, 05:34 PM   #5
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I can LIE to you all and say...that my weight is still dropping.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am eating right and not cheating.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am riding my bike every day.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I lost 4 more pounds.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am still going to the gym in the morning.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I didn't drink all that beer while watching the New York Mets on T.V. every night.

I can LIE to you all and say...I'm riding my bike 100 miles/50 miles/20 miles/ a day.

I can LIE to you all and say...that my scale is broken and that I didn't really gain 6 pounds this month.

I can say all those things, and chances are you would never find out.

BUT....

That would be lying to you!

AND

That would be lying to me!

And nobody likes a fat liar!
Good realization, Matty.

All I can sat is pick up and get back on the horse, Bro! We all fall on occasion and all that proves is you are human!
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Old 04-12-07, 06:11 PM   #6
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Old 04-12-07, 07:54 PM   #7
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Old 04-12-07, 08:03 PM   #8
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You've learned that lying won't get you anywhere. You also know that you are human, and that being said you will not always be perfect. don't strive for perfection because that is setting yourself up for failure. And lying to us about any of that doesn't hurt us. You aren't doing any of this stuff for us. if you are, you might want to re-think your priorities Mr. Beanz is right that you need a goal. Tom is also right that we all fall fall sometimes. it happens. If it were easy it wouldn't feel so darn good when you reach a goal and get to make a new one!! if it were easy there would be no motivation. Set small goals. as far as weight loss goes I will not make a goal of more than 10 lbs at a time. I enjoy getting to set new goals and that way I'm more likely to reach them. I've been hovering a pound away from my next goal for a while and it's a little upsetting but I deal with it. if I gain more back, sure, it bugs me and I get upset. any of us would. But don't let it get to you. Someone introduced me to the serenity prayer and it has made a world of difference in every part of my life. I am not a religious person at this point, so I leave the god part out for myself and you can too if you like, or leave it in. This is not a direct quote, but it's basically asking to be able to accept the things you can't change, the ability to change the things you can and for the wisdom to know the difference between the two.
you can't change that you slipped a bit, but you can change what you do from here.
and besides, I don't blame you for drinking beer during the Mets game....didn't the tigers kick their butts?
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I don't blame you for drinking beer during the Mets game....didn't the tigers kick their butts?
No, they beat the "crappy" New York team.
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Old 04-12-07, 08:28 PM   #10
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Like Tom says

We all blow it from time to time.

The key thing is, even if you blow it, to get back on it tomorrow.


I blew it tonight a bit myself, but I know now that I have gradually built up the resolve to put together 5 pretty good days in a row if I keep to it. It takes time and practise. PS. Traineo.com can be pretty useful too, when you really need to pull it together.
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Old 04-12-07, 08:59 PM   #11
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Yup. Sometimes you gotta fall off to know you should still be on the wagon. Seems to me that every time I got back on I lost the 5 I gained and another 10 in the following two or three weeks. Falling off the wagon CAN be progress.
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Old 04-12-07, 09:23 PM   #12
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The last part of Feb we went to my sons house for the birth of our new twin granddaughters. We were there 6 days and I was out of my routine and in a house filled with temptations (especially animal crackers). I gained 8#. i was pissed at myself. Came home buckled down and lost 13# in 16 days and 20# for March. So you can come back.
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Old 04-12-07, 09:30 PM   #13
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I can LIE to you all and say...that my weight is still dropping.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am eating right and not cheating.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am riding my bike every day.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I lost 4 more pounds.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I am still going to the gym in the morning.

I can LIE to you all and say...that I didn't drink all that beer while watching the New York Mets on T.V. every night.

I can LIE to you all and say...I'm riding my bike 100 miles/50 miles/20 miles/ a day.

I can LIE to you all and say...that my scale is broken and that I didn't really gain 6 pounds this month.

I can say all those things, and chances are you would never find out.

BUT....

That would be lying to you!

AND

That would be lying to me!

And nobody likes a fat liar!
OK, you've made your joke about it. Get back on the wagon. Falling off your way of eating is as common as falling off a bike. When it happens, you get back on. That's why, of the many times I've tried to lose weight, this attempt is working. I get back on. You can do it as well.
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You need to set some kind of goal. Maybe doing an organized century? I signed up for a tough one next month and down 13 pounds.
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I know how you feel. I've been riding 150+ miles a week basically since September and I gained 2 lbs this month. Oh well, at least I'm still down 70+ lbs from where I was in January '06.
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No, they beat the "crappy" New York team.
sorry. I'm not really a sports fan so I get the scores from a 93 year old nursing home resident. She's usually pretty accurate, but not always
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isn't that the crazy psychiatrist that did the prison experiment? great...now I gotta pull out my psychology book. oh well gotta study anyway.

P.S. I gained 3 the last 2 days so don't feel too bad
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Thanks for the support everyone. I'm back on the path to fitness!
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isn't that the crazy psychiatrist that did the prison experiment? great...now I gotta pull out my psychology book. oh well gotta study anyway.

P.S. I gained 3 the last 2 days so don't feel too bad

No. That is Vince Lombardi the famous coach of the Championship Packers Teams of the 60's. You know, I am sure, that the Super Bowl Champs recieve the Lomabardi Trophy!
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Old 04-13-07, 09:58 AM   #22
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Thanks for the support everyone. I'm back on the path to fitness!
No worries, Matty! Like I said, it happens to everyone, and if you are to be judged, it's just to be judged an all to failing human, just like the rest of us.
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Old 04-13-07, 10:03 AM   #23
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You know for me that is the KEY....it is not the diet or the exercise...all exercise works....just walking works..it is something....all diets work (not including the stupid ones) if you take in less and do more the weight will go away....

In the end....it is all about getting back on top of that horse.....it has little to do with going to eat at McDonalds and having some Ice Cream afterwards....it has everything to do with getting back to "normal" the next day and continuing on....if you have more good days than bad the you will loose weight.

This is just my idea as well.....this works for me....it helps me not focus on the time I fell off the horse and all the times I get back on the horse....it helps through the holidays and at special events..

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isn't that the crazy psychiatrist that did the prison experiment? great...now I gotta pull out my psychology book. oh well gotta study anyway.

P.S. I gained 3 the last 2 days so don't feel too bad
You're kidding, right? Ever hear of the Lombardi Trophy?
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Hey man, I'm with you. In 2005 I lost like, oh, 160 pounds.
In 2006? Like.. um.. 40, 20 of which was losing back some weight I gained. Which would be fine if I was a featherweight, or you know, not 390 damn pounds (yeah I put some back this year, as much as I want to lie and say I didn't). And it's all my own damn fault. KFC. Olive Garden. Ice Cream every night. I thank cycling for actually making me lose weight, if not, I'd be right back up again.

Well I got sick of it on Sunday. All week I've been doing great, under 1500 calories each day except yesterday, when I hit about 2100. And that was a conscious decision to get chinese fooooood. Not the best conscious decision, but hey, whaddya get.

My problem is I kept setting the bar too high, and goals too far out of reach. If you have 200 more pounds to lose, it's hard to see the long term and easy to give up. If you rode 150 miles a week in the summer, it's hard to get 20 or 30 in during the spring permafrost - it ain't fun at all! So I've been struggling with that.

But I finally just had enough. Enough hurtin' knees, looking in the mirror and not liking it, and avoiding the scale. It's a pain in the ass to lose weight, it really is. Chinese food, cheeseburgers, ice cream, alfredo sauce - it's all wonderful. But so is looking in the mirror and not wanting to run away! And so is the woman who wants to pounce you every time you turn around because you are drive and working hard!

Really, don't sweat it. The way I see it, I lived for 12 years at extreme obesity, if it takes me 5 to get down to a normal weight.. hell.. I'll still have 40 left . But if I don't... probably another 10 or maybe 20.

Anyway, long story short, I feel ya.
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