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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 12-30-08, 01:02 PM   #1
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Back from vacation!

The fiancee and I went to MI and WI for a week. Worked out 3 times over that period, but my intake was higher than my output.

I came back to a scale on monday morning saying 329! Thats over 10 lbs GAINED in a week LOL

I didn't freak out because I knew a lot of it is what I attribute as "trip bloat". Too much salt, not "regular" visits to the mens room, etc.

I got up this morning and was 325. Usually by thursday morning of the 1st week back most of it is gone, but we'll have to see.

Im consuming a gallon of water today to try and flush the junk. Im 2/3rds of the way there, and have a ride planned for this afternoon to help up the metabolism too.

I've decided now is the time to get truly serious. I have gone back to packing my lunch, healthy breakfasts, better dinners, smaller snacks, and staying away from late night eatting again (my fiancee says its a myth and showed me doctoral studies, but I know what I see in myself).

Weve got a small dry period with weather in the 40s so its time to get on the bike for a while again in between walks.
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Old 12-30-08, 11:03 PM   #2
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The fiancee and I went to MI and WI for a week. Worked out 3 times over that period, but my intake was higher than my output.

I came back to a scale on monday morning saying 329! Thats over 10 lbs GAINED in a week LOL

I didn't freak out because I knew a lot of it is what I attribute as "trip bloat". Too much salt, not "regular" visits to the mens room, etc.

I got up this morning and was 325. Usually by thursday morning of the 1st week back most of it is gone, but we'll have to see.

Im consuming a gallon of water today to try and flush the junk. Im 2/3rds of the way there, and have a ride planned for this afternoon to help up the metabolism too.

I've decided now is the time to get truly serious. I have gone back to packing my lunch, healthy breakfasts, better dinners, smaller snacks, and staying away from late night eatting again (my fiancee says its a myth and showed me doctoral studies, but I know what I see in myself).

Weve got a small dry period with weather in the 40s so its time to get on the bike for a while again in between walks.
TKGN is back! Hurrah!

Don't worry about the ten pounds. Big guys retain water easily. I'd swung 9 pounds over a three day period once. It will go away, most probably.

For "getting serious", I suggest a weight goal. Choose something ambitious and try your damndest to hit it.
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Old 12-31-08, 05:12 AM   #3
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Welcome back TKGN!

I decided to not sweat any holiday weight gain. I did try to stay reasonable, but I have managed to not dwell on it or weigh myself.

The New Year is upon us. For me 2008 was about deciding to make a change and learning that I could. 2009 is about implementing those changes and making them into a lifestyle.
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Old 12-31-08, 06:57 AM   #4
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Historian and TX - Good points both. I've done well in 2008. Those 10 lbs I gained this past week were the only weight gain of the year. I've basically maintained for the full 365, after losing a substantial amount last year. Down a 'lil up a 'lil. This morning it was 327, but only after Japanese steak house last night. Im sure by the end of the week it'll be all gone.

I got in about half an hour on the bike yesterday, and seeing this mornings weather, I wish I'd stayed on it a lot longer.

I came into work early this morning, and since the stuff I was going to test isn't working, I'm working on my list of resolutions. Dropping weight and continuing to live a more healthy lifestyle. Im proud to have maintained for a full year, and now can really focus on dropping again.
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One day at a time. One mile at a time. One pound at a time.

I bet my boss and fellow employees wish I could write QA processes that brief.
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Historian and TX - Good points both. I've done well in 2008. Those 10 lbs I gained this past week were the only weight gain of the year. I've basically maintained for the full 365, after losing a substantial amount last year. Down a 'lil up a 'lil. This morning it was 327, but only after Japanese steak house last night. Im sure by the end of the week it'll be all gone.

I got in about half an hour on the bike yesterday, and seeing this mornings weather, I wish I'd stayed on it a lot longer.

I came into work early this morning, and since the stuff I was going to test isn't working, I'm working on my list of resolutions. Dropping weight and continuing to live a more healthy lifestyle. Im proud to have maintained for a full year, and now can really focus on dropping again.
You have a lot to be proud of. May I ask how much you started with?

Back to a suggestion for goal setting - here's what I did when I was 385:

I set an ambitious goal for my weight loss in January - lose 100 pounds by the time of a friend's housewarming party, October 14, 2006. I closely monitored my exercise and my calorie intake. At first I set my calorie level at 2000 a day, increased to 2200 and 2500 after a couple of weeks of wanting to eat my desk and computer between meals. I made 100 pounds lost with three days to spare.
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I started at 388 back in August of 2006. So as of today Im down 61 lbs over two years. I should have set a loftier goal I guess, I never really set one. I just said "I need to lose weight, get healthier, and go faster in my walks". So as resolution day hits tomorrow, I'm looking to set a few serious goals for myself for the year.
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I started at 388 back in August of 2006. So as of today Im down 61 lbs over two years. I should have set a loftier goal I guess, I never really set one. I just said "I need to lose weight, get healthier, and go faster in my walks". So as resolution day hits tomorrow, I'm looking to set a few serious goals for myself for the year.
No, you shouldn't have. Don't let anyone, me included, imply you have been less than 1000 per cent successful with your weight loss. You've done a fantastic job, and you have a lot to be proud of. And I'm sure you'll have more to be proud of in 2009.
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No I didnt take what you said as anything less than supportive, I just am realizing setting goals is a major key to success
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Any weight loss is a positive (negative).

In 07, I watched my intake and rode the bike and occasional whitewater, and lost 43#.

I started 08 about 12# up from the 07 loss, and rode double the mileage of 07 and ended 4# up for the year I just didn't watch the food. And, I had two mitigating factors. Got married (every time I get happy, I get fat) and I lost my best friend to suicide and went into a grief depression for a couple months and pumped it up a little there, but FOOD was the weapon and I was the thief.

I am so blown away by the efforts and results of many from this group. Tom, Historian, Bumble, Beanz (the dude who rode 100+ miles on a gravel rode, solo) and many others are my daily affirmation that taking care of me is a great idea. I continue to be inspired and thank you all.

In 2009, may your rides be many and your starches be few

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TKGN is back! Hurrah!

Don't worry about the ten pounds. Big guys retain water easily. I'd swung 9 pounds over a three day period once. It will go away, most probably.

For "getting serious", I suggest a weight goal. Choose something ambitious and try your damndest to hit it.
The above is excellent advice, and exactly what I'd say. I gained the same, and am not beating myself up too badly about it. Although I'm bummed that in total I've gained 30 lbs since I went down on the bike in late summer, that part stinks.

Too much beer, not enough bike, too many tacos, not enough lettuce.
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