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    Senior Member jubal117's Avatar
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    Im fat and I know it

    Well I've been commuting everyday for over 2 months, have logged over 1500 miles on multiple bikes, and I'm still as fat as when I started. Why? I love to eat and drink beer. I'm drunk right now, and in a couple hours I'm getting up to do 50 miles of moutain biking.

    You may be asking why you should care, or why I bothered typing this. I'll tell you, the weight loss will come, the strength will come, the endurance will come. It all just takes time. I was never into the commuting to work for weight loss. I want to do my part to prevent global warming. I have noticed though in 2 months that even though I quit smoking I have lost 10 pounds (most people say you gain weight when you quit.), can go a lot further than any one I hang with, and I feel a lot better. I now can ride well over 30 miles a day.

    So anyone out there gettin discouraged, don't let anything get you down, whatever you are trying to accomplish will come in time. I will get my weight down from 265 eventually, and I will be able to ride further. It simply takes time though, so to anyone who is getting discouraged, hang in there, good things start coming soon.

    Sorry if I don't make a lot of sense, I'm drunk, bored, alone and wide awake.(I just got back from a family picnic, so I'm not drinking alone.)

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    LOL, I know the feeling. I've been car free and on the bike exclusively for over a year, and I'm still a big fat guy. Oh well. I really don't care. I'm much fitter and stronger than I was, I can ride all over every day. My calf muscles are like tree trunks. And more importantly--MUCH more importantly--my heart rate is down considerably as is my BP. And even when I was rail thin I was still 200 lbs. Some of us are just going to be big.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    Perma-Clyde (51)'s Avatar
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    Nonsense. I have been riding now for 17 months. No weight lost.
    http://www.trailerparkboys.org/forum...fault/beer.gif In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. -Ben Franklin

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    Senior Member JumboRider's Avatar
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    Yep, calories in less calories burned must equal a deficit for weight loss. That is it in a nutshell. Biking makes you fit, burns some calories and ups the metabolism, but you still need to adjust intake.

    Welcome to the boards juba and I hope your ride today rocked!

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    "It takes stamina to be a drunk." Buk'

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