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mwchandler21 04-01-10 09:52 AM

Down from XXL to XL.
 
I am now less fat than I was 3.5 years ago when I got married. I've been religiously tracking what I eat and exercise and have been dropping sizes. I mostly eat fruit, almonds, and yogurt for breakfast and lunch, less of whatever my wife makes for dinner and of course ride my bike (20mi/day). Only down side is my wedding ring and engineer's ring are too big and keep sliding around. The wedding ring could be resized I guess but the engineer's ring is steel. Oh well, its better than a heart attack at 35.

CACycling 04-01-10 10:10 AM

Congratulations! I went from XXLs to Ls in the polo shirts I wear to work. The wedding ring thing I can relate to. It has fallen off a number of times but so far I've always found it. I got in the habit of taking it off for rides just to be safe.

Keep doin' what you're doin'!

davin1023 04-01-10 10:45 AM

You can buy things called Ring Sizers that are basically pieces of plastic tubing that fit under the ring. I've had to get one for my wedding bad since it is titanium and can't easiely be resized. We got ours at WalMart for a couple bucks for a pack of 10-25.

gitarzan 04-01-10 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by mwchandler21 (Post 10608359)
Oh well, its better than a heart attack at 35.

How do you know? Have you ever had a heart attack at 35? It might be just wonderful.

Mebbe not.

Congrats on a thinner healthier you.

RedWhiteandRed 04-01-10 04:53 PM

Cool - Biking is fun. I tossed my engineers ring in the lake.

RedWhiteandRed 04-01-10 04:55 PM

Also - if you wear XL I do not think you would be considered fat: more of an athlete.

Mr. Beanz 04-01-10 05:15 PM

XL? I haven't been an XL since I was 15, 32 years ago!:D

RatedZ 04-04-10 03:43 AM

Congrats, bud! I'm about 212-215, or at least I fluctuate around that area. My goal is to get out and ride, and pedal off about 30 of those pounds!

youcoming 04-04-10 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mwchandler21 (Post 10608359)
I am now less fat than I was 3.5 years ago when I got married. I've been religiously tracking what I eat and exercise and have been dropping sizes. I mostly eat fruit, almonds, and yogurt for breakfast and lunch, less of whatever my wife makes for dinner and of course ride my bike (20mi/day). Only down side is my wedding ring and engineer's ring are too big and keep sliding around. The wedding ring could be resized I guess but the engineer's ring is steel. Oh well, its better than a heart attack at 35.

Oh come on you're an engineer, just fiqure out a way to size that steel ring, oh and good work on the weight lose.

Neil_B 04-04-10 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 10608729)
How do you know? Have you ever had a heart attack at 35? It might be just wonderful.

I had a false alarm at 40, and I can assure you it's NOT wonderful. Although it did put me on course to wind up here.

Daspydyr 04-05-10 04:23 PM

DITTO on going from XXL to XL, dropped from 242 to @220, 6'3". Feels good. I did have a "Septal Infarct" when I was 50. Not fun and a long road back. Keep tacking those losses and celebrate them. Pay attention to the heart pressure and overall cardio system. Everything is better when you have good health, all the really good stuff that is.


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