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    2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 18 5/3 - 5/9

    2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 18 5/3 - 5/9

    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.



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    Wish I had the constitution to constantly monitor my weight and ride distances etc. I'd love to play along. Alas I will root for those that do.

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    ‘03/01………211.2 lbs
    ‘03/08………209.2 lbs
    ‘03/15………209.2 lbs
    ‘03/22………207.6 lbs
    ‘03/29………204.8 lbs March cycling miles…..401
    ‘04/05………201.0 lbs
    ‘04/11………198.8 lbs
    ‘04/19………196.6 lbs
    ‘04/26………195.2 lbs
    ‘05/03………189.8 lbs April cycling miles….569.01

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    I was able to commute to work 4 days last week. The morning commute is amazing! I'm worried that won't last with the growing disaster in the gulf. Yesterday you could smell the oil throughout the city. The coast guard says it may make landfall in Alabama within 48 hours. I've started the week with some lower abdominal distress and have an appointment with a doctor this afternoon. Now for a little good news! I'm down to 240 today. Hope to break into the 230's by next week.

    2/15/09 356
    7/14/09 336
    8/01/09 324
    8/17/09 299.4 First time I'd been under 300 since 1994
    9/2/09 287
    10/9/09 269
    11/19/9 259
    12/24/9 249 First time I have been under 250 since 1981
    Changed focus from weight loss to gaining muscle. Probably a mistake. Hurt my back and weight loss. I did inprove my body composition, though.
    2/3/10 248
    2/10/10 246
    4/15/10 Back on the bike!
    4/21/10 244
    4/27/10 243 Total weight loss 113
    5/04/10 240 TWL 116
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Today's number: 203.8

    I'm a bit embarassed by how I obtained today's number. I'm on vacation near Troy Michigan (from my home in Philadelphia), here to visit family and go to a science fiction convention. I brought some of the equipment to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen. I brought my bathroom scale from home. I did not, alas, bring my bike -- and I've been eating out for at least 2 meals a day.
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    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
    Week 13 - 272.7 lbs
    Week 14 - 271.8 lbs
    Week 15 - 272.5 lbs
    Week 16 - 267.9 lbs
    Week 17 - 269.8 lbs
    Week 18 - 269.4 lbs stagnation on the plateau need to ride more and eat less bad stuff, I have been bad lately.

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    Tell me about it! It sucks when cheat meals turn into cheat days and then cheat weeks. I guess that is a lot better than those cheat years and decades!
    Last edited by bamacrazy; 05-04-10 at 10:52 AM. Reason: added info
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    March 01, 2010 285.0
    March 08, 2010 280.6
    March 15, 2010 277.4
    March 22, 2010 274.8
    March 29, 2010 273.2
    April 5, 2010 275.4
    April 12, 2010 272.0
    April 19, 2010 271.6
    April 25, 2010 266.8
    May 2, 2010 265.0
    May 9, 2010 262.0

    Progress. Slower than I would like, but it's progress. 20lbs in 10 weeks; 2lbs per week. I'll take that over nothing.
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    Why are you all too fat for this sport?

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    had real difficulties the last few months. Got my first ride yesterday instead of working (couldnt make it to work due to flooding) so I think its what I needed. 257lbs as of Sunday (I gaind almost 17 since the end of last season *sigh*) hope to be lower and on the bike again Friday

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    2008 - April 21 a month and a half before I started with new bike and new food plan: 226.5
    2009- 5/4 1 year of biking and new food plan: 173.5
    2010 Start:185.5 (I gained but not that much and am pretty happy with weight, but would like to lose it and weigh about 151ish...size 8 oh and have a spectacular life partner, hubby, man......and a pony.
    Week2 Start: 183.5(-2YTD)
    Week 3: 184 (-1.5YTD)
    Week 4 182.5 (-3YTD) Ran 8.25 miles on Saturday - WOW!!!!
    Week 5: 181.5
    Week 6:180 Really? So (-5.5 YTD) YAY ME!
    Week 7 180.5 (-5 YTD) Valentines Day.......
    Week 8 I dunno - at parents...hopefuly holding steday. This is a tough place for me food wise.
    Week 9 178 Really???Week 10: No exercise all week - up to 181.5 Ithink the Vanilla Yogurt Sunday did not help!
    Week11: 183
    Week 12: ??
    Week 13: 183.5 YIKES TIME TO GET MOVIN!!
    Week 14: 184
    Week 15: 186 - WRONG Direction!!
    Week 16: 184
    Week 17: 183.5
    Week 18: 186
    OK so definitiely I am screwing this up!So must get serious. It''s hard to be committed. The long bike rides - make me tired and entitiled to eat. But it's also more than that. Have been thinking of shortening my rides - and maybe having time to do other stuff on the weekend - just not sure what that would be, Anyway - I do not feel good about where I am weight wise. I really need to look at the food etc.

    Today has been a bit better - so time for me to start going out of my way to eat the right foods. Make it a priority!!

    So goals for the week:
    Drink more water. Eat less. Eat a smaller breakfast - no bagels/bacon.
    OK - let's see how I do..

    Tues Eve - Step Class
    Wed Eve - combat or meet with friends
    Friday - Gym/Bike 30 miles
    Sat & Sun Bike 30 each day. (Save money - no charity ride. Read at the pool and relax....Just do not eat non-stop!)

    That's it - The Humble Bumble



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    Weigh in this week saw me jumping for joy at 195lbs.
    Best thing about cycling is when I'm at work I'm thinking of cycling, when I'm cycling I'm thinking about cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    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
    Week 13 - 272.7 lbs
    Week 14 - 271.8 lbs
    Week 15 - 272.5 lbs
    Week 16 - 267.9 lbs
    Week 17 - 269.8 lbs
    Week 18 - 269.4 lbs stagnation on the plateau need to ride more and eat less bad stuff, I have been bad lately.
    Jimmy, Join the club.... but it is these type of times that help us realise the eventual goal and get back on the wagon (bike) and riiiide

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    what a great idea. how do i join in on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    Week 15 - 272.5 lbs
    Week 16 - 267.9 lbs
    Week 17 - 269.8 lbs
    Week 18 - 269.4 lbs stagnation on the plateau need to ride more and eat less bad stuff, I have been bad lately.
    BPJ, might I suggest a change of strategy and mindset? How about "I'm going to keep riding and eat more good stuff!"
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Why are you all too fat for this sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missbumble View Post
    2008 - April 21 a month and a half before I started with new bike and new food plan: 226.5
    2009- 5/4 1 year of biking and new food plan: 173.5
    2010 Start:185.5 (I gained but not that much and am pretty happy with weight, but would like to lose it and weigh about 151ish...size 8 oh and have a spectacular life partner, hubby, man......and a pony.
    Week2 Start: 183.5(-2YTD)
    Week 3: 184 (-1.5YTD)
    Week 4 182.5 (-3YTD) Ran 8.25 miles on Saturday - WOW!!!!
    Week 5: 181.5
    Week 6:180 Really? So (-5.5 YTD) YAY ME!
    Week 7 180.5 (-5 YTD) Valentines Day.......
    Week 8 I dunno - at parents...hopefuly holding steday. This is a tough place for me food wise.
    Week 9 178 Really???Week 10: No exercise all week - up to 181.5 Ithink the Vanilla Yogurt Sunday did not help!
    Week11: 183
    Week 12: ??
    Week 13: 183.5 YIKES TIME TO GET MOVIN!!
    Week 14: 184
    Week 15: 186 - WRONG Direction!!
    Week 16: 184
    Week 17: 183.5
    Week 18: 186
    OK so definitiely I am screwing this up!So must get serious. It''s hard to be committed. The long bike rides - make me tired and entitiled to eat. But it's also more than that. Have been thinking of shortening my rides - and maybe having time to do other stuff on the weekend - just not sure what that would be, Anyway - I do not feel good about where I am weight wise. I really need to look at the food etc.

    Today has been a bit better - so time for me to start going out of my way to eat the right foods. Make it a priority!!


    Ok, so I don't want to become the board's diet know-it-all or anything, but I did go through significant weight loss in 2004 (in Atlanta, actually -- lost 120lbs in about 8 months), a process that cost a good amount of money but taught me a lot. So if you don't mind some unsolicited advice, I would suggest that a more stable routine would work really well for you (and I suspect for a lot of posters here). Reading your posts it seems that you are the victim of your diet being taken wherever the wind may blow.

    Jamming up on tons of exercise sends your appetite into the stratosphere, and in the absence of a solid diet plan you eat whatever may be in your environment. The danger is that you are easily able to eat far more calories than you can work off. Case in point, I bet I can fit 5000 or even 10,000 calories of food onto three normal-sized dinner plates. Now consider how much exercise it takes to work off 5000 calories.

    When I lost all that weight in 2004 I was riding...a whopping 35 miles per week. That's it. Yet I consistently dropped 4.5lbs per week. I think the key for anyone struggling to reign in their diet should be routine...come up with a moderate riding schedule. Come up with a daily eating plan that you can stick to, that doesn't let you get hungry. Written, specific planning is key, and until your plan becomes routine that you know by heart, having it written down is really the only way to stick to it. I always considered my daily eating plan my "safe haven", and when I found myself getting really hungry I would almost literally run to it, stuff some food (from my plan) in my face and keep the hunger away. Plan on eating every 2 hours. In 2004, my co-workers joked that I was perpetually taking lunch at my desk, because I was always eating something. Think "high volume(or mass)/low calorie" -- it's an extremely effective diet.

    So goals for the week:
    Drink more water. Eat less. Eat a smaller breakfast - no bagels/bacon.
    OK - let's see how I do..
    I think a better plan would have specific actions, something like:
    - Get carafe to keep water at desk, fill carafe every morning and at lunch. Get a designated water bottle not used for riding, that will be my constant companion.
    - Eat a better breakfast, not smaller: 1 cup yogurt, 1 fruit cup, 1 serving of oatmeal (the Weight Control stuff is my favorite). If you're still hungry, increase the volume. Bagels and bacon are two of the most calorie-dense foods I can think of, they shouldn't even be in thousand-mile-orbit of your eating plan.
    - Menu for Monday: (literally write down what you plan to eat)
    - Menu for Tuesday: (same)
    - Menu for...

    Tues Eve - Step Class
    Wed Eve - combat or meet with friends
    Friday - Gym/Bike 30 miles
    Sat & Sun Bike 30 each day. (Save money - no charity ride. Read at the pool and relax....Just do not eat non-stop!)
    Yes, with that much exercise you do need to plan to eat nearly non-stop, it's just that you'll have to have the plan in place to eat the right things. Planning not to eat means you're only planning on delaying it. My feeling is that at this point, since you don't have an established routine already in place and in practice, doing all that exercise and then planning to use will power to just eat less is inviting disaster. My recommendation would be to dial back the riding for a while, get a good eating routine in place, then if you feel like it, ratchet up the miles and double down on the eating plan. Come up with a solid plan, stick to it, think longer term.
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Why are you all too fat for this sport?

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    Thanks Krazygloo.
    WARNING LONG POST>>>>

    I believe you are 100% correct! Really how did I convince myself it was ok to eat bagels and bacon? In my defense on weekend - the bagels are the new slim was of 110 calories (no middles). But my issue is with the breakfast at the hotel. So I could easily switch to oatmeal yogurt and fruit. (And I lost 100 lbs doing that type of breakfast - so I do KNOW you are right!)


    I worry if I dial back the riding - will I ever get back to it? And what in the sam heck will I do with my boring self without an all consuming ride to go on every weekend? (Not for you to answer - but I am up for suggestions).

    I have dialed back riding in that I am not going for the 100 mile rides this year - and doing the 62- but I hear ya on the smaller mileage....So time to put your ideas into my plan.


    So here we go...

    To build a routine: oatmeal/Yog/fruit in am will feel like a routine and eventually when I get back in the groove will feel filling and good. (It used to when I lost all my weight back in the day)
    At Lunch - go to Subway to buy dinner (that way not tempted by Cr*p in concierge lounge!!!)


    Monday
    Breakfast - Bring to airport: Slim Bagel (110) calories) with peanut butter and Diet Coke (I do need to give that cr*p up too ...in time)
    Lunch - Salad no cheese except some parmesan. Measure out 3 tsp dressing. (1 TBSP) No baked lays (what is the point!) No snackwell cookies. Buy a piece of fruit.
    Dinner - Subway -buy at lunch since Subway closes at 3.

    Tuesday - Thursday

    Breakfast - Oatmeal, yogurt, fruit
    Lunch - Salad no cheese except some parmesan. Measure out 3 tsp dressing. (1 TBSP) No baked lays (what is the point!) No snack well cookies. Buy a piece of fruit.
    Dinner - Subway -buy at lunch since Subway closes at 3.

    Thursday Eve - Granola bar and later dinner with Beckie (friend visiting for weekend - meeting her when I get off plane)

    Friday - Sunday
    Breakfast - Oatmeal, Yogurt and fruit.
    Lunch - Subway - or simple meal
    Dinner - Be mindful

    Workout:
    Sunday - Bootcamp + 23 mile ride (1.5 hrs - see already following Krazygloo advice)
    Monday - nada
    Tuesday - Spinning in AM or just Step Class at night
    Wednesday - class in Am
    Thursday - nada
    Friday - Sunday - Low biking (my friend does not have a bike - we may rent and go for leisurely ride on the Comet)


    Water - UGGGH!!!!!! Bring Biking Water Bottle to work - and keep it filled at desk. Each meeting bring a bottle of water.


    Snacks - Bring V8s from Concierge lounge and yogurts.



    I will certainly be embarrassed to weigh in tomorrow. I am sure I am up again! I am happy I went to a new Bootcamp class today. Although I ride on weekends I really do not do calisthenics or squats or core work and need to. I think my focus should be on the workout classes -as they get me out and with people - and happy!! Riding lately is not doing that. So time to get back to Sue - and fell good about me and what I put into my body. When you have a compulsive disorder and it is active - it really fills you with shame. So time to get moving on a plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewbanesbern View Post
    what a great idea. how do i join in on this?
    You are in post weight Monday and goals for the week!

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    I am 262. Hopefully 20 to 30 LB's lighter by end of summer. Goal next week 260.
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    I'm at 324, down from 357 last November. I'm starting a weight loss program through a local gym next Monday. The coach claims a 15 lb weigh loss in 2 weeks if program is followed. Since I'm not officially starting this week, my first goal is 320 by 05/17.
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