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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 03-26-08, 06:26 AM   #1
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Bad couple of weeks

An Oregon Clydesdale checking in: Life has been rough this past couple weeks. My mom, who was living in an assisted living facility, went into a coma on the 15th and passed away early on the morning of the 20th. Although she was already in the Hospice program and we knew she was in her last stage of life, it has still been rough going with the emotional and legal aftermath. Then on the 24th I got food poisoning and for the past day or so I've been seriously indisposed. I'm supposed to go back to work this morning and I'm hoping to work at least half a day if not more.

Anyway, I'm enjoying reading this particular forum as the folks here are not elitist like in some other places.

Best to you all,

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Old 03-26-08, 06:39 AM   #2
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i'm sorry to hear about your mother. and food poisoning is not fun. get better and take it one day at a time.
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Old 03-26-08, 06:39 AM   #3
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I am sorry to hear about your mother. My mother died in 2001. My father died two years before that. Both had serious declining health problems and for quite a few months I prayed that the Lord would grant them a blessed death soon. Still, for months afterward I would find myself wanting to remember to tell my mother about something. Then I would catch myself and remind myself that she was no longer living. That is the nature of the grieving process. It was not quite the same with my father because he suffered with Alzheimer's for nearly ten years and we had grown to deal with it.

If you are hanging around on the Clydesdale portion of the BF, the quiet indignities of struggling with body weight have granted you a certain sense of humility in life that we, here, all share. There is nothing like that to diminish pretentious elitism. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Give yourself the gift of some time on your bike.

The things you have experienced in the last few weeks are a big emotional hit. As you know, some physical exercise, like biking, can really help to elevate one's mood.
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If you are hanging around on the Clydesdale portion of the BF, the quiet indignities of struggling with body weight have granted you a certain sense of humility in life that we, here, all share. There is nothing like that to diminish pretentious elitism. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Give yourself the gift of some time on your bike.
Well said, twobikes.

Road_Rider, many of us have gone through that same struggle. Do take care of yourself, and get out and do some riding. The riding will allow you to pause and reflect, and you will* feel better.

My condolences to you.

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An Oregon Clydesdale checking in: Life has been rough this past couple weeks. My mom, who was living in an assisted living facility, went into a coma on the 15th and passed away early on the morning of the 20th. Although she was already in the Hospice program and we knew she was in her last stage of life, it has still been rough going with the emotional and legal aftermath. Then on the 24th I got food poisoning and for the past day or so I've been seriously indisposed. I'm supposed to go back to work this morning and I'm hoping to work at least half a day if not more.

Anyway, I'm enjoying reading this particular forum as the folks here are not elitist like in some other places.

Best to you all,

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My condolences for your mom's passing, Road_Rider. When you get your situation squared away, please start sharing with us details of your bikes and rides.
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Road_Rider, I am very sorry to hear about you mother. I'm also sorry about food poisoning, that sucks. I hope that things brighten up for you soon, and get out and ride. Twobikes is dead on, a little riding may help to improve your mood and let out a little stress.
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Best advice I can give is take it one day at a time and take care of yourself. I really mean take very good care of yourself. Make sure you're getting enough sleep, good food, and exercise. It's easy to forget these basics when you're distraught. But they help keep you healthy and also improve your mood (at least as much as can be expected under the circumstances).

My condolences,

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