Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-10, 04:52 PM   #1
Missbumble 
I'm a Cyclist!
Thread Starter
 
Missbumble's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Boca Raton
Bikes: Specialized Dolce Elite
Posts: 1,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 12 3/22- 3/28

2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 12 3/22- 3/28

OK - Here we go. Please join us as we all work toward our goals to be healthier and fitter in the New Year.

How Does this Work?
Mondays - Post your starting weight for the week and Goals for the week. Also report in on the prior week.

2010 Participants
5KDad
10 Wheels
aidenpryde18
Art0
Big Lug
BigPolishJimmy
Bodydoc2002
Cohophysh
cranky old dude
cyclokitty
DallasSoxFan
Davin1023
DoubleTap
Emperorcezar
flip18436572
freeagent1970
gigemags1155
ImpFreak7
jeneralist
JohnnyHK
Kazzy
kgriffioen
krazygl00
macwild
markm109
Missbumble
Nola_Gal
notoriouslyKen
petflunky
RayB
Rthomse
RustyD
Sayre Kulp
Scotlanddb
Seenoevil
Smoked
SSGPJ
Stevel610
sumguy
superjim
TechknownGN
Wylde06
XR2
youcoming
Missbumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-10, 10:46 PM   #2
krazygl00
Your Recovery Ride Buddy
 
krazygl00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 24 879.6396 miles behind you
Bikes: 2000 Serotta Classique, 1999 Serotta C3S Atlanta, 2004 Kona Jake the Snake, 2009 Kona Paddywagon, 2006 Kona Kula, 1980's Fuji Pursuit TT Fix/SS conversion, 1980's Torpado Super Strada, Bridgestone RB1 Synergy
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Two 20 mile rides over the weekend. Oh and dieting kind of sucks.

March 01, 2010 285.0
March 08, 2010 280.6
March 15, 2010 277.4
March 22, 2010 274.8
March 29, 2010 271.5
krazygl00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 05:02 AM   #3
jeneralist 
Senior Member
 
jeneralist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Cannondale Adventure 400; 1983 Trek 620; Bilenky Ti Tourlite
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Finally got off my plateau this weekend. I've seen this pattern before: 3 weeks stuck, one week of weight loss. I need to make the most of the "good" week while it lasts.
214.2
__________________
- Jeneralist
jeneralist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 07:02 AM   #4
BigPolishJimmy
Senior Member
 
BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Michigan
Bikes: Fuji Monterey, Schwinn Traveler, Fuji Special Road Racer, Gitane Interclub, Sun EZ-1, Schwinn Frontier, Puch Cavalier, Vista Cavalier, Armstrong, Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Stingray
Posts: 1,563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto for me breaking the 3-week plateau. I was at 274.3 on Monday--hit a new low of 272.5 today --, a very nice weight to see. I've been switching up the routine, doing yardwork, riding a real bike for a change, continuing to eat sensibly. Oh, and the new 5-lb dumbells are really heavy. Not the amazing weight loss of diet/exercise gear infomercials, but a steady thing none-the-less. I can keep this up, if I want pizza I eat pizza, but a max of 2 slices, not 1/2 or a whole one. I keep the cheating to once every 3 days or less if possible. Even though I still crave it, I remind myself of how badly the fast-food meal made me feel last time I ate it.

Week 2 - 295 lbs (start)
Week 3 - 291.5 lbs
Week 4 - 284.4 lbs
Week 5 - 282.5 lbs
Week 6 - 280.2 lbs
Week 7 - 281.3 lbs
Week 8 - 282.0 lbs
Week 9 - 280.0 lbs
Week 10 - 278 lbs
Week 11 - 279.5 lbs
Week 12 - 274.3 lbs

Last edited by BigPolishJimmy; 03-23-10 at 07:06 AM.
BigPolishJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 09:51 AM   #5
youcoming
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario Canada
Bikes: Opus Andante/Parleez5i/Burley Tosa Tandem
Posts: 2,131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Down another 3lbs so I'm at 205lbs from 240 on Boxing day.
youcoming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 11:02 AM   #6
krazygl00
Your Recovery Ride Buddy
 
krazygl00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 24 879.6396 miles behind you
Bikes: 2000 Serotta Classique, 1999 Serotta C3S Atlanta, 2004 Kona Jake the Snake, 2009 Kona Paddywagon, 2006 Kona Kula, 1980's Fuji Pursuit TT Fix/SS conversion, 1980's Torpado Super Strada, Bridgestone RB1 Synergy
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
I can keep this up, if I want pizza I eat pizza, but a max of 2 slices, not 1/2 or a whole one. I keep the cheating to once every 3 days or less if possible.
This is my big weakness...I have no "off" switch, so I cannot allow myself any cheating. So in order to lose weight I have to become like an ultra-devout monk...no cheating, no straying; just pure unquestioning adherence to "the plan". I'm jealous :-)
krazygl00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 11:55 AM   #7
BigPolishJimmy
Senior Member
 
BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Michigan
Bikes: Fuji Monterey, Schwinn Traveler, Fuji Special Road Racer, Gitane Interclub, Sun EZ-1, Schwinn Frontier, Puch Cavalier, Vista Cavalier, Armstrong, Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Stingray
Posts: 1,563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have become VERY selective on what I will 'cheat' with. It's got to be worth the calories. I've also found increasing my snacking to be helpful. For example on the drive home I become super hungry, if I eat some rice cakes, 2 or 3 to calm the savage stomach (but not eating until I feel satisfied) then by the time I get home to dinner I'm able to eat a more sensible amount. If I don't eat a snack then I almost always eat twice as much food at dinner thereby stuffing myself which is not good late in the day.

Disclaimer: I'm no expert, only time will tell if this strategy works for me in the long haul.
BigPolishJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 12:44 PM   #8
Wylde06
Senior Member
 
Wylde06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Bikes: Cannondale Six13
Posts: 1,721
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Ok..so ive been bad at posting every week....last week I was up to 229 (scale error?) from 225 the week before. This week I am down to 224.

I had a few rides outside last week, so that may have something to do with it...I need to get on track with my weight loss as I would like to lose at least another 20-25 pounds.

New goal - Post every week!
Rest are the same..
Wylde06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 12:45 PM   #9
krazygl00
Your Recovery Ride Buddy
 
krazygl00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 24 879.6396 miles behind you
Bikes: 2000 Serotta Classique, 1999 Serotta C3S Atlanta, 2004 Kona Jake the Snake, 2009 Kona Paddywagon, 2006 Kona Kula, 1980's Fuji Pursuit TT Fix/SS conversion, 1980's Torpado Super Strada, Bridgestone RB1 Synergy
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
For example on the drive home I become super hungry, if I eat some rice cakes, 2 or 3 to calm the savage stomach (but not eating until I feel satisfied) then by the time I get home to dinner I'm able to eat a more sensible amount. If I don't eat a snack then I almost always eat twice as much food at dinner thereby stuffing myself which is not good late in the day.

Disclaimer: I'm no expert, only time will tell if this strategy works for me in the long haul.
BPJ, if you don't mind some advice...I try to stick to a research-based plan called "Volumetrics" (which would be more appropriately named "mass-metrics" since it is based on food weight, not volume). The short story of Volumetrics is that a researcher named Barbara Rolls discovered that people eat about the same amount of food in weight per day, regardless of what that food is. To lose weight, decrease the calories of the food while still maintaining the mass of intake.

Therefore you want more foods with a low "Energy Density" (calories per gram). According to volumetrics, rice cakes have almost the same Energy Density as pure sugar. The most energy dense foods are fats, sugars, dry carbs (crackers, bread), followed by the lower density foods, wet carbs (pasta, rice), lean proteins, fruits and veggies. So if you're trying to kill that hunger on the trip home, try some lowfat string cheese and a piece of fruit.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/volumetrics-what-it-is
krazygl00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 01:44 PM   #10
emperorcezar
Large and in charge
 
emperorcezar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mokena, IL
Bikes: At one point it was a Trek 700 something. Now it have Velocity Psycho wheels, a tape job. Thumb shifters (Shimano Deore). Corncob grouping, and drop bar ends all wrapped up in tape.
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last week 281. This week 278. Three pounds.

Last edited by emperorcezar; 03-23-10 at 01:52 PM. Reason: For inability at typing, and math.
emperorcezar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 01:46 PM   #11
krazygl00
Your Recovery Ride Buddy
 
krazygl00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 24 879.6396 miles behind you
Bikes: 2000 Serotta Classique, 1999 Serotta C3S Atlanta, 2004 Kona Jake the Snake, 2009 Kona Paddywagon, 2006 Kona Kula, 1980's Fuji Pursuit TT Fix/SS conversion, 1980's Torpado Super Strada, Bridgestone RB1 Synergy
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by emperorcezar View Post
Last week 281. This week 178. Three pounds.
103 pounds!!! Did you have a small-child-size tumor excised?
krazygl00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 01:57 PM   #12
BigPolishJimmy
Senior Member
 
BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Michigan
Bikes: Fuji Monterey, Schwinn Traveler, Fuji Special Road Racer, Gitane Interclub, Sun EZ-1, Schwinn Frontier, Puch Cavalier, Vista Cavalier, Armstrong, Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Stingray
Posts: 1,563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by krazygl00 View Post
...*snip*... According to volumetrics, rice cakes have almost the same Energy Density as pure sugar. The most energy dense foods are fats, sugars, dry carbs (crackers, bread), followed by the lower density foods, wet carbs (pasta, rice), lean proteins, fruits and veggies. So if you're trying to kill that hunger on the trip home, try some lowfat string cheese and a piece of fruit. http://www.webmd.com/diet/volumetrics-what-it-is
I'll try that, I wonder what the trade-off will be, I know at 35-cal per cake x3 cakes = 105 cal, of which I'm eating mostly air, but I have to chew for it Those 105 at that time will save me from an additional 600+ calories later on when my hunger is out-of-control. Rice cakes live in the car, require no refrigeration and have a shelf-life till the end-of-time. All that being said, I do like string cheese and fruit, sounds more tasty.

Oh, and to the Mods, I hope it's ok to discuss diet stuff in the Biggest looser thread, it's related but slightly off-topic. Let me know and I can make a new thread and delete these bits of my blithering on.
BigPolishJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-10, 09:16 PM   #13
Missbumble 
I'm a Cyclist!
Thread Starter
 
Missbumble's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Boca Raton
Bikes: Specialized Dolce Elite
Posts: 1,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
To BigPolishJimmy- I am not a mod - but I figure what the hey - if ya can't talk about food on the biggest l thread then when can you??

Once I while like to throw in some words about biking too.....


And to all -
So I guess I did not even post goals or anything this week? Did I give up? Not entirely- but Ineed to get back on the bakk and exercise etc. It's been hard being away from hom etc. So hoepfully I will hit the gym in the morning, work and then Sat & Sun ride the bike.

Need to develop a food system for work. Am thinking about hitting Subway at lunch and buying dinner (It closes early and there's nothing around in walking distance to hotel) ....

So that's a good plan for next week. Buy dinner at lunch and then not be tempted to munch in concierge lounge.

OK - anyhoo will post goals again on Monday.
Missbumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-10, 10:21 PM   #14
krazygl00
Your Recovery Ride Buddy
 
krazygl00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 24 879.6396 miles behind you
Bikes: 2000 Serotta Classique, 1999 Serotta C3S Atlanta, 2004 Kona Jake the Snake, 2009 Kona Paddywagon, 2006 Kona Kula, 1980's Fuji Pursuit TT Fix/SS conversion, 1980's Torpado Super Strada, Bridgestone RB1 Synergy
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missbumble View Post
To BigPolishJimmy- I am not a mod - but I figure what the hey - if ya can't talk about food on the biggest l thread then when can you??

Once I while like to throw in some words about biking too.....


And to all -
So I guess I did not even post goals or anything this week? Did I give up? Not entirely- but Ineed to get back on the bakk and exercise etc. It's been hard being away from hom etc. So hoepfully I will hit the gym in the morning, work and then Sat & Sun ride the bike.

Need to develop a food system for work. Am thinking about hitting Subway at lunch and buying dinner (It closes early and there's nothing around in walking distance to hotel) ....

So that's a good plan for next week. Buy dinner at lunch and then not be tempted to munch in concierge lounge.

OK - anyhoo will post goals again on Monday.
It's all about planning planning planning. You have to plan not to get hungry, because if you do you're in trouble. At least this has been my experience.

FWIW I think Subway is a terrible option for weight loss (check my post re: Volumetrics). I'm a big fan of Meal Replacements, which for me usually wind up being store-bought frozen meals, but I've been trying my hand at making my own lately. Compartmentalized, self-contained; they prevent "open-ended eating" which is a killer for me. I spent most of 2004 doing this stuff hard core, so if you get me started on the subject, I'll talk at length
krazygl00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-10, 08:03 PM   #15
5kdad
Senior Member
 
5kdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northwest Arkansas
Bikes: Felt Z100 road bike and Schwinn Frontier
Posts: 355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Down one pound from last week, but still up one from the first of the month. Been a difficult month, we have moved, just a short distance, 7 miles, but hard to find time to exercise. Will hit it harder next month. But main thing, I'm feeling great. I can see eating this way for a long time. Mainly eating vegetarian with some fish.
5kdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-10, 03:56 PM   #16
Missbumble 
I'm a Cyclist!
Thread Starter
 
Missbumble's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Boca Raton
Bikes: Specialized Dolce Elite
Posts: 1,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by krazygl00 View Post
It's all about planning planning planning. You have to plan not to get hungry, because if you do you're in trouble. At least this has been my experience.

FWIW I think Subway is a terrible option for weight loss (check my post re: Volumetrics). I'm a big fan of Meal Replacements, which for me usually wind up being store-bought frozen meals, but I've been trying my hand at making my own lately. Compartmentalized, self-contained; they prevent "open-ended eating" which is a killer for me. I spent most of 2004 doing this stuff hard core, so if you get me started on the subject, I'll talk at length

Wellkrazy - Subway has worked for me -it'sbetter than other restaurants meals out - and better than roomservice.I travel alot - every week so if I coudl eat subway every night I bet I would be thin...... I need to go buy subway at lunch for my dinners this week and prove you wrong For me portion control is key and - with Subway i get the right portion and I am happy...so note to self JUST DO IT!!!
Missbumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 PM.