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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 11-09-08, 10:23 PM   #1
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Clydesdales / Athenas Week Seven Biggest Loser 11/10 - 11/16

Biggest Loser Week Seven
Total Pounds lost as of week 6 weigh in: 114lbs!!!


YES! Week 7 is here..... OK come on in and post your goals for the week! :CLAP:Awesome job guys on six weeks of postng your goals, working out, riding, running, treadmilling,:treadmill: drinking lots of water and slimming down!!

New? Hop on in....:WELCOME: We weigh in on Mondays and post our goals and often come back here and check in!!



Post your weight loss for last week on last week's thread - and post your goals for this week on this thread! :Jump:


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Old 11-10-08, 07:16 AM   #2
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This weeks goals for the Bee:
(1) Get over the cold without eating too much here at home
(2) Workout 3x/week
(3) Ride 2x over the weekend
(4) Drink 64 oz of water/day excluding workout
(5) clean apartment and get carpets cleaned
(6) write performance objectives
(7) Hang onto the weight loss of 4 pounds last week....eat right...moderation...
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Old 11-10-08, 07:31 AM   #3
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Work out at least 5 days. Run at least 2 of those. Get in a long ride on what is likely to be the last manageable weekend of the year (not a fitness goal, just haven't had time, and am missing the peace of long rides). Shoot for losing 2 pounds.
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Starting Weight: 211lb.
Last Weeks Results: 208.5lb.

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-lower my water intake down to 3 bottles a day (60oz.)
-lose another 2 pounds
-work on my upper body (I have a strong lower body, weak upper body)
-cut out any sugars
-go for a warm up 30 minute run everyday before working out
-cycle 20 miles a day (well, once I fix my rear tire)
-wake up at 7am from now on and go to bed at a decent time (before 1am)
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Goals for the week, same as last week except for the weight.
1) Current Weight: 258, Goal Weight: 256.5
2) Go to the gym twice
3) 20 miles on the bike
4) Cut smoking to 6-7 per day.

Here's hoping for two weeks in a row of loss. I am tired of the up-down rollercoaster. I just need to get my head into it, and make sure that I do what I say I will. Good news is that the wife is busy at school this week so I will have plenty of free time without feeling like I'm abandoning her.

Good luck everyone. I will also start using this thread as a countdown to me completing my Bachelor's. Right now I have 5 weeks to go, and believe you me, I am ready for it to be over.
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My plan is to drop another pound. And to ride more.

Today I'm taking my 7yo son out for a 20mi spin and then lunch. I think he'll enjoy it.
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Same as last week (hopefully more successful than the last 3 weeks)

1) lose something- lose at least 1 pound
2) Move something - Exercise at least once (preferably on a bike)
3) spend time with someone - Get outside and be active with family( swim, walk or ride with family)
4) Finish something - insulate crawlspace, and finish another work project.
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I've spent the last two weeks at the same weight so I need to be stricter about my food intake. I also have to spend at least a couple hours a day exercising -- preferably cycling if it's not snowing (it's snowing right now), but also swimming, and heading to the gym.

So this week:
1) Lose 4 lbs
2) List the food I eat
3) Drink water, cut out coffee
4) Avoid sweets like it's covered with bugs
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Don't do this. Take pictures. So much more effective when you have to break out a camera for every snack.
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Primary goal is to stay on track with the 1.3-1.5lb per week loss by "obeying" my daily plate calorie allowance. This may be more difficult this week due to birthdays.

I really ought to drink more water, do more wii fit, and ride for longer distances (provided the gale-force winds settle). They're not really goals, because if they were I would probably be setting myself up for failure, hah.
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Do bike video with wife (WOO HOO I Already accomplished)
Make up for last week
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find a job (still)
Make 100 miles commute(seems to be my biggest issue lately)

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Oh, I forgot to mention that I've lost 4 inches from my (natural/navel) waist since we started this. Weight loss aside, I'm quite happy about that alone.
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I dont think Im at the point with this to be worried about weight, but this week I want to ride 5 days at least. Most importantly focus on becoming a better biker, Becoming more comfortable on the bike. Ride distance Im not sure, Just till Im very Tired I guess
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4) Avoid sweets like it's covered with bugs
Love the goal!! Also remember you can have the sweets -just not today. So think about it as just one day at a time. So if your goal this week isnot to have sweets- really focus on what you will have ...and if a sweet get's in your way - just tell it tomorrow I may eat you....today I am not going there!
Sorry iuf this is a bit too sloganish for you..it really does help me!
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I dont think Im at the point with this to be worried about weight, but this week I want to ride 5 days at least. Most importantly focus on becoming a better biker, Becoming more comfortable on the bike. Ride distance Im not sure, Just till Im very Tired I guess
Hey HAWG welcome to our lvoely thread. I'd be interested in hearing what becoming a better biker means to you. To me it means spinning faster - and hopefully that will translate to having an easier tilme of the hills. I am really at the basics....Ideally I would like to go faster too.
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OUR GOALS -
Thought I would do a recap here and let everyone know we are all in this together! A lot of people ultimately have the same goals... we used to have a ton of people say drink more water...now someone needs to drink less . Anyway I think our goals are interesting...and fun to borrow each other's!! If yoiu ahve not posted your goals for the week - come on in and post!! How will you become The Biggest loser this week?? Or just be true to yourself and the rest will follow!!

(names in red - please let us know your goals....)


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Abbynemmy Light Green Team
Aidanpryde18 Sparkling Purple Team - 1) Current Weight: 258, Goal Weight: 256.5 2) Go to the gym twice
3) 20 miles on the bike 4) Cut smoking to 6-7 per day.
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Cyclokitty - Be stricter about my food intake. I also have to spend at least a couple hours a day exercising -- preferably cycling if it's not snowing (it's snowing right now), but also swimming, and heading to the gym. 1) Lose 4 lbs 2) List the food I eat 3) Drink water, cut out coffee 4) Avoid sweets like it's covered with bugs
Crast Brown Team - Stop yo-yoing weight and start a consistent weekly loss, >45min cardio workout 5 times this week
Daintonj Grey Team
DorsalPhin Ocean Team
eay - NEWBIE - 1) go for two short rides (recovering from a shoulder injury) 2) lose a pound or two
funrover Purple Team - Do bike video with wife (WOO HOO I Already accomplished),Make up for last week
Stay with it in school, find a job (still), Make 100 miles commute(seems to be my biggest issue lately), Fix wife's Jeep from accident last week!
Gearhead82 Red Team - 10:30pm bedtime so I can wake up early enough to go to the gym before work, max 1 fast food meal this week (my "treat"), 3 trips to the gym (1 down, 2 to go)
Imeridian Dark Orange Team - (1) Eat healthy and inline with my daily plate calorie allowance. (2) Drink more water (3) 1 Day of WII Fit (4) Increase ride distance
Iridearch Very White Team
jesspal - lose 1lb, ride 60 miles, eat more fruit
jjjjeremy White Team
JoelS Mint Team - My plan is to drop another pound. And to ride more. Today I'm taking my 7yo son out for a 20mi spin and then lunch.
JoeMetal Blue Team
LowKeyedUp Fuscia Team
MissBumble Pink Team - (1) Get over the cold without eating too much here at home (2) Workout 3x/week
(3) Ride 2x over the weekend (4) Drink 64 oz of water/day excluding workout (5) clean apartment and get carpets cleaned (6) write performance objectives (7) Hang onto the weight loss of 4 pounds last week....eat right...moderation...
Natbla Western MD Team - 1) lose something- lose at least 1 pound 2) Move something - Exercise at least once (preferably on a bike) 3) spend time with someone - Get outside and be active with family( swim, walk or ride with family) 4) Finish something - insulate crawlspace, and finish another work project.
Nobull60 Indigo Team
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Raven Black Team - Portion control, limit snacks, more water and more exercise
RemarkablyOrdnry Ivory Team
simonofsocal Plaid Team - 1. Find those four mystery pounds and stomp them into the ground. 2. Write at least 10,000 words this week. 3. Have fun. We all need a little fun sometimes.
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theetruscan Geek Team - Work out at least 5 days. Run at least 2 of those. Get in a long ride on what is likely to be the last manageable weekend of the year (not a fitness goal, just haven't had time, and am missing the peace of long rides). Shoot for losing 2 pounds.
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Tresarboles -1) Finish 8th week of sixteen week powerlifting program (four individual workouts by Sunday) 2) Fours hours in the saddle (at least one outside???) 3) No more eating after evening workouts (recovery shakes excepted).
Trekden - No cookies, or potato chips like last week. Unfortunately, it's going to be mostly, if not all indoor trainer rides this week. (dark too early, and I hate layering up for the cold) Lose 2 lbs., and get back to 174.
TurboCruiser Green Team
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VAEsquire - -lower my water intake down to 3 bottles a day (60oz.), lose another 2 pounds, work on my upper body (I have a strong lower body, weak upper body), cut out any sugars, go for a warm up 30 minute run everyday before working out, cycle 20 miles a day (well, once I fix my rear tire), wake up at 7am from now on and go to bed at a decent time (before 1am)
Wandalyn Bronze Team - Lose @ 1 lb a week, Ride 35 miles comfortably in prep for the 11/22 short event of the El Tour, Do 3 exercise sessions. I'm going to the community center one day this week and I'll probably do videos the other 2 days.
WindyWheels Yellow Team


And welcome to H.A.W.G who is joining in goals now and weight loss/managemnt soon
H.A.W.G - I dont think Im at the point with this to be worried about weight, but this week I want to ride 5 days at least. Most importantly focus on becoming a better biker, Becoming more comfortable on the bike. Ride distance Im not sure, Just till Im very Tired I guess

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Primary goal is to stay on track with the 1.3-1.5lb per week loss by "obeying" my daily plate calorie allowance. This may be more difficult this week due to birthdays.

I really ought to drink more water, do more wii fit, and ride for longer distances (provided the gale-force winds settle). They're not really goals, because if they were I would probably be setting myself up for failure, hah.

Hey Imeridian as i am summarizing goals i have come to yours and wonder if we could not have these be more positive! Cause I know you can do it. The only failure here -is failing to show up each week. (and if that happens- Come on back!) We are certainly going to fall short of our goals at times...so why not put em out there:

Whaddya think of the following?
(1) Eat healthy and inline with my daily plate calorie allowance. (2) Drink more water (3) 1 Day of WII Fit
(4) Increase ride distance

I know you can do it!! Do these sound more positive??? Jeesh I need to drink a ton more water - just reminded me!! Whatever helps you!!
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Hey HAWG welcome to our lvoely thread. I'd be interested in hearing what becoming a better biker means to you. To me it means spinning faster - and hopefully that will translate to having an easier tilme of the hills. I am really at the basics....Ideally I would like to go faster too.
Well I havent been riding long so I am still a little wobbly at times. Uncomfortable reaching down to shift or changing positions. Because of this I am limited to riding on my college campus, or in park near my Apartment. Becoming better with shifting and keeping my momentum on the hills is also a goal. I also want to be able to keep up a decent pace, with less coasting. I also think starting to eat better is part of being a better biker. That is very difficult when you eat at a College Dining hall. Im just going to have to be really determined.

Weight loss goals will come in a week or two. Sorry if I didnt follow the guidelines properly.
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Hi all,

I'm going to stick with the same goals I've had since the start:
-Lose @ 1 lb a week
-Ride 35 miles comfortably in prep for the 11/22 short event of the El Tour
-Do 3 exercise sessions. I'm going to the community center one day this week and I'll probably do videos the other 2 days.

After the tour I may re-evaluate the biking part of the goal. One possiblity is to ride to the Saguaro Nat'l Park (8 miles) do the scenic loop (8 miles of hills) and ride home (8 miles downhill! ). The loop is pretty challenging. I used to ride it years ago before VF (Valley Fever). Hopefully I've got enough lung capacity back to do it again.

http://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisi...icycling-2.pdf

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week 7 goals

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1) go for two short rides (recovering from a shoulder injury)
2) lose a pound or two

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(1) Eat healthy and inline with my daily plate calorie allowance. (2) Drink more water (3) 1 Day of WII Fit
(4) Increase ride distance
Those work for me.
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Let's see what will my goals be this week. Pretty much the same goals as always.
No cookies, or potato chips like last week.
Unfortunately, it's going to be mostly, if not all indoor trainer rides this week. (dark too early, and I hate layering up for the cold)
Lose 2 lbs., and get back to 174.
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Nonsense welcome aboard and happy riding!
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This is a good idea. I'm giving it a whirl!

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Love the goal!! Also remember you can have the sweets -just not today. So think about it as just one day at a time. So if your goal this week isnot to have sweets- really focus on what you will have ...and if a sweet get's in your way - just tell it tomorrow I may eat you....today I am not going there!
Sorry iuf this is a bit too sloganish for you..it really does help me!
I like this idea too. It won't sound like I'm being mean to myself. I'm also trying the old shopping trick of walking away from the purchase for at least half an hour. I may forget by the time 30 minutes is up. I'll try any how!!

Today I was successful. I did not have a single sweet all day. I did finish off the pickles.
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lol, it is b/c Im drinking too much water during the day and it has actually made me gain weight (water weight) so now I am taking some water pills to cut all that out.
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