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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 01-04-09, 05:25 PM   #1
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Clydesdales / Athenas Biggest Loser 2009 Season Premier Week 1 1/5 - 1/11

Biggest Loser 2009 Week One
Time for a new beginning.....Come on in...
New? :WELCOME:Come join us! .... We weigh in on Mondays and post our goals and often come back here and check in!!


Personalize your goals and come on in and report back against them, too. How is it going???

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10 Wheels, 77 midget, adanthang, aidenpryde18, bdinger, bobbachops, brockga,Crast, cyceldawg26, DorsalPhin, dsimon, eraven, evblazer, fantasminha, Firedog, Funrover, G_man45,GordoGrande,jagraham, JoelS, JoeMetal, ljonesJo, lubers, luxroadie, Maxedout, MichaelL, MissBumble, natbla, nebuchenezzar, owenh, peter584, petflunky, rayfrady, Redskin8006, rsyb rthomse, smokedeathdog,spaceconrad, swaustex, theone29, trekden, VA_Esquire Vibes...and you!

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You just did! :Jump:
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Starting up again! Great, and thanks.

I'm just going to try to maintain my weight, maybe lose another pound or two, but that's about it.

I am still working on portion control. That's going to be interesting as I increase intake to stop loosing!
I also need to get back to drinking water. I've slipped off to coffee due to the colder temps.

Forgot. I was 147 this morning.
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Old 01-04-09, 06:07 PM   #6
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I'll give it a shot....please sign me up.

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I'll give it a go. Losing 2 pounds a week is one of my resolutions, anyhow. Might as well get some moral support to help me along :0)

edit: The doc wants me around 220, so I have a ways to go.

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I'm back in too!

Still have a ways to go to get to my goal weight. Now that the holidays are over it'll be a fresh start for motivation .

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I'll take another crack at it. I fell off the wagon pretty hard. So lets see how long I last this time. Goal for the year is to get down under 200 (22 pounds less than today). SO lets see if I can take it off and keep it off.

Lets see, a bit of quick math 22 divided by 12 equals 2 lbs a month. Lets see if I can do that.
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I'll take another crack at it. I fell off the wagon pretty hard. So lets see how long I last this time. Goal for the year is to get down under 200 (22 pounds less than today). SO lets see if I can take it off and keep it off.

Lets see, a bit of quick math 22 divided by 12 equals 2 lbs a month. Lets see if I can do that.

OK _ Welcome! Hey how bout if we phrase for more positivity. No ifs...I mean sure it's always an if but can we think about reprahsing??

How bout - Goal: take off 22 pounds..and be healthy and when I fall off - I come back here again and post my weigh ins always. You can make this last - I mean I fell off too - but here I am for alll of the world to see - and net net I think i am a bit lower than when I started (maybe - we shall see). So you are not alone - Welcome Back..

OK_ Wanna restate the goals? What will you do this week.... ?? Just the Bees 2 cents...ya can keep them as ya have them.
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Newbie here, both to the forum and bike riding. I would like to sign up. I currently weigh 265ish and am looking to be closer to 210 by year-end.
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I would like to sign up as well. First weigh in would be tomorrow or you can mark me down for 240 now.
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I've posted an intro here before, stating my goal to use my bike to get back in shape. I have been riding a bit, but just maintaining. I've seen these "biggest loser" posts going back to October, but felt weird hopping in in the middle.

I need a new battery for my scale, but consider me in.

Very soon I'll be in possession of my brand new 2007 Jamis Nova, purchased off ebay this weekend. Its taking the place of a too-small-for-me 2005 Specialized Sequoia. That, portion control, and hitting the gym when I can't ride are going to make for a nice 2009.

My brother just got a 2008 Trek 2.1 so I'll have someone to ride with more often than I do now, and someone to work with on doing a century or two this summer.

Back to the trainer for another 15 minute set.

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Start weight 279.4 !!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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OK, after last season, I was able to make it through the holidays with a net loss over my pre-holiday weight. Now it is a new year and a fresh start, so I am glad to join up again.

Current Weight: 257.5 Goal Weight: 256

Goals:
Gym Three times, one of which is spinning class
Control fatty and salty food intake
Drink plenty of water

Good luck to everyone, both returning and new to this series of threads. If you are on the fence, seriously give it a try. It don't cost nuthin', and the accountability can be a good thing.
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Start weight - 280. There, I've said it.
Goals this week -
Drop a pound
Drink more
Get on the trainer three times this week
or two.
water.
and ride.

I've just committed myself (and Libby) to ride the GOBA in June. I'd like to drop 20 pounds by then, and be a stronger rider.

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Ah, yer all a buch of light-weights :0) 309.5 FTW! Goal is 220, so sayeth the doctor!
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Please count me in. I'll weigh in and officially start tomorrow. I'm excited about this. Threads like this really help keep me motivated.

Official numbers tomorrow, but I weigh roughly 230 lbs and would like to get down to 175.
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OK _ Welcome! Hey how bout if we phrase for more positivity. No ifs...I mean sure it's always an if but can we think about reprahsing??

How bout - Goal: take off 22 pounds..and be healthy and when I fall off - I come back here again and post my weigh ins always. You can make this last - I mean I fell off too - but here I am for alll of the world to see - and net net I think i am a bit lower than when I started (maybe - we shall see). So you are not alone - Welcome Back..

OK_ Wanna restate the goals? What will you do this week.... ?? Just the Bees 2 cents...ya can keep them as ya have them.
Thanks, I needed that.

Goal for this week - no weight gain (small steps) - any loss this week is a bonus as I have a 60+ hour work week ahead of me.

I forgot to weigh myself this AM so I'll do it tonight before bed.
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Oh what the heck, I'm in.
Start Weight: TBD tonight, but it said 357 this am (OUCH!! So much for my low of 330 this summer.. but still below this point last year)
Goal: 299 by 5/31/09, 266 by 12/31/09

This week's goal: 4 pounds, 5 days of riding, three 1 hour elliptical workouts
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Thanks, I needed that.

Goal for this week - no weight gain (small steps) - any loss this week is a bonus as I have a 60+ hour work week ahead of me.

I forgot to weigh myself this AM so I'll do it tonight before bed.
MY Suggestion - Weigh tomorrow morning -so it's closer to what you will do each monday... You Go!:champ2:
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January 1st W/I at 235. Goal is to drop 20 by May and get below 200 by August. Main goal is to keep it off.

As of 1-11-09 230 5lbs gone 30 more to go.

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Goals - Drink a ton of water
Drink less alcohol
be conscious of what i eat -don't have to feel full
Subway 6 inch - many nights as possible
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