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Old 03-21-10, 04:57 PM   #1
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Busted A$$ os the trainer today--1hr 22.5 miles.

It was my trainer day today and since I was feeling good, I decided to push it a little. Started off in my 50-21 gear combo. and dropped lower gear every 5 to 10 minutes until I hit the 50-12. I then backed off to a higher gear every 5 to 10 minutes until I had hit the hour mark on the bike. At the end of the hour I had gone 22.5 miles; a trainer personal best. If things keep going well, I should be down 30lbs by the end of the month.
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Old 03-22-10, 07:34 AM   #2
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It was my trainer day today and since I was feeling good, I decided to push it a little. Started off in my 50-21 gear combo. and dropped lower gear every 5 to 10 minutes until I hit the 50-12. I then backed off to a higher gear every 5 to 10 minutes until I had hit the hour mark on the bike. At the end of the hour I had gone 22.5 miles; a trainer personal best. If things keep going well, I should be down 30lbs by the end of the month.
Kudos for the personal best, but be careful. Speaking as someone who dropped 120lbs on a medically supervised program a couple of years ago, I can tell you that no amount of exercise can make you drop weight if you don't have a good diet plan in place to keep the calories from piling on. For example, on an hour-long ride you can work off about 1000-2000 calories depending on intensity. But I guarantee I can fit 10,000 calories of food onto 3 regular-sized dinner plates. And if you're doing enough exercise to lose a pound per day, or 7 pounds per week, you're running a 3500 daily / 24,500 weekly calorie deficit and you're going to be very hungry. On a medically supervised program, I lost 4.5lbs per week, which is typically the most rapid loss they see in that program.

Re-reading your post, I believe you might be saying that by the end of this month you'll be down 30lbs since the start of your regimen, whenever that was. Either way, great going, but be careful! :-)

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Yes, that is 30 pounds by the end of the month, not 30 pounds in a month. I have been at this since the first of the year. My wife is working with a nutritionist as part of a wellness plan she put together at her workplace. I am just kind of piggy backing on her plan with some reasonable modifications suggested by the nutritionist for me. Started at the first of the year and am looking at 10lbs per month average weight loss. Eating very well, healthy, and feeling good. Thanks for the concern and advise.
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