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    Cantankerous Old Fart XCSKIBUM's Avatar
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    Lost 25# & Added 2 Holes to My Belt

    I started out @ 321.8# 10 weeks ago. Wifey & I started on Weight Watchers & a few weeks later, we took up XC skiing.

    When the snow finally melted, here on the tundra, I bought a FS Mountain bike & have been riding it for the last 4 days, logging 25.2 miles the 1st 3 days. I spent 1 hour & 15 minites in the saddle today. I'll go out W/the car & clock it later.

    For the last week or so my pants have been slipping down a bit even though my belt was in the last hole. I added 1 hole, then when that was not sufficent, I added another to my belt. 2" gone from my waistline!

    We weighed in @ WW yesterday morning & I lost 2.2 # in the past week (4.4# the week before) for a total weight loss over 10 weeks of 25.2#. I now weigh 296.6# in my steet clothes/shoes, about 4# less in my skivies.

    I can't believe how much better I feel due to the almost daily work outs. The 1st 30 days that we had our XC skis, I skied @ least 1 hour on 26 of those days. I usually took 1 day a week off.

    So far, I have ridden my MTB @ every day since I got it on the road last Thursday. I'm already noticing more strength/less down-shifting on moderate grades.

    25.2# & 2" gone, 96.6# & 10" to go!

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    Congratulation on the weight loss.
    The more you ride the stronger you become.
    Rest a day or two when you need it.
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    Cantankerous Old Fart XCSKIBUM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Congratulation on the weight loss.
    The more you ride the stronger you become.
    Rest a day or two when you need it.
    Yes, I will proably do that. I usually rested 1 day a week when I was XC skiing.

    I think I will have to get stronger & shed some weight before I tackle the backcountry trails. (when they dry out)
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    Congrats-you are off to a great start. Stay with it!!!

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    Congrats on the loss! its great when we need to add holes to our belts I have added many holes to my belt since starting down a better health path in 2008, 223 pounds gone now and still going! You can get where you want to be with your weight just keep at it. You and I are close in weight currently but my end goal weight is 265 so I am almost there.

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    I did the exact same, except it took me 4 months. Good job, its great to get life back into your own grip.
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    Super. I hope I can soon say just about the same thing.
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