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    3 1/2 months, 102 lbs, 360 miles with pics

    Well I wanted to update everyone. Since my first post not that long ago your support and motivation has help me in so many ways. I have lost 102 pounds since that day (April 14) bought and road a bike 360 miles and will be riding my first organized ride of 40 miles this sun. (and collecting the all important T-shirt) This is a before and after pic, the first at 526lbs the second at 424lbs.
    Thanks again for all of the support
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    hot damn son congratulations, kudos and all that. Keep riding

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    Congratulations, Taking Control. You really are---taking control of your life that is. You give me inspiration. Thanks.
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    You are so inspiring!
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    keep going man you are committed
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    Wow, that's really impressive!

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    Great progress, keep it up and you'll be earning an emeritus certificate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takingcontrol View Post
    .......... and will be riding my first organized ride of 40 miles this sun. (and collecting the all important T-shirt)
    Yes, but very soon the t-shirt is gonna be too big!!!

    Congrats!
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    HOW?? I'd be tickled to lose 10 pounds!
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    That is amazing! What did you do to drop the weight so quickly?

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    That is amazing! What did you do to drop the weight so quickly?
    Yes, do tell. When I lost 100 pounds, it took ten months. And I was concerned about losing it too quickly.

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    Yeah. I've been working hard at it since early this year and just now reached the 30 pound mark in my weight loss...

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    Really happy for you. I watch for your posts to see how you are doing. Keep up the great effort. We all know what you've accomplished is simply amazing and has taken huge effort on your part.

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    Congrats man!

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    I have lost my weight with diet and exercise, no tricks no gimmicks. I keep track of every calorie that goes into my mouth and I keep my carb protein ratio as close to 1:1 as possible I am going to this clinic http://www.monarchmedical.net/ and would recommend them to anyone. The plan I am on teaches you about food and the relationship your primal brain has with it. ( the one that actually can control you when your screaming at yourself to stop.) One of the things that you do is eat every 3 hours, and right before bed (yep ) This keeps your blood sugar even through out the day and with no spikes or dips so that primal guy is all relaxed thinking everything is right in the world, plenty of food, and he will actually release your fat storage. Believe it or not, your brain can slip into fat storage mode very fast, Humans are the only animal on the planet that actually try and get ride of fat. This is just a brief overview of what I have learned from this clinic but it has been a great experience because the skills they teach are easy to incorporate into your life so they become a habit. This is key so you don't relapse or get board and all the things you all know we do.

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    Congratulations. That's fantastic and inspiring.
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    AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

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    Wow. That's a pound for every 3.5 miles. If I did that, I'd evaporate within a couple of weeks.

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    The fat storage relaxation process sounds like a good one. I imagine it means a strong amount of restriction to the diet?

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    Man kudos to you sir!!! Thats such awesome news... keep up the great work!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    The fat storage relaxation process sounds like a good one. I imagine it means a strong amount of restriction to the diet?
    Not really, I eat 2600 calories a day, I also eat a lot pf fiber. for the most part I eat healthy filling foods (a lot of soy) chicken, tuna, turkey. But I can occasionally have beef or lamb. for the most part I eat the same thing almost every day because it is easy. ( don't have to think about it)

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    WOW! So awesome!

    Question re your diet - it seems to involved alot of protein (although you mentioned fiber)... what amounts of other food items (fruits, veggie, starches etc) are you eating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    WOW! So awesome!

    Question re your diet - it seems to involved alot of protein (although you mentioned fiber)... what amounts of other food items (fruits, veggie, starches etc) are you eating?
    I'd be interested in knowing as well, since I don't eat anything that comes from an animal...

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    The only thing about weight loss it only gets harder as you get closer to your goal. The ironic thing is that was the easiest part. The next 100 will be harder and the one after that will be even harder. you want your BMI at 26 and i suspecting your around 6' so you will have to get down to around 200. just keep moving and keep your sights on your goal, Which you have implemented some good resources.
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    Super Congrats! In February of 2005 i was 452lbs. In January of 06 11 months later i was 300lbs. Since then I have rollercoaster’d up and down and am now at 316 down from 400 again in April of this year. So I 4 months I have lost 84lbs. I can tell you that once you get to about 300 it will be harder! And you will start to hit flat points for weeks at a time. Don’t let them discourage you, for the last 3 weeks I was stuck at the 328-333 range and in 8 days I am down to 316. I have done this 3 times now and have learned a lot about the rebound process and what happens. Just stick to it and constantly look at photos and I am a firm believer in multiple weigh in a day. It reminds me that I need to stick to my diet or those 3 lbs from last week can come back in a day, also tell everyone that you see daily, how you are doing they will think you are amazing and want updates and you won’t want to disappoint them!!. You have done amazing!! And I know you will keep getting better, riding has pulled me into the best shape of my life and this forum (the Clyde in-particular) even though i post rarely has always been there for me and helped me through tough times. Just remember where you came from. I also post on a blog daily that is in my sig to help me get called out if I don’t ride enough or start to falter!!!
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