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Old 06-15-10, 07:57 PM   #1
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Tired of being a Clyde

2 years of high grain, low fat, try to cut out the sugar, eating chinese vegetables 3 x a week for lunch, riding my butt off and still a clyde with 40" pants. I'm just tired of it.

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Old 06-15-10, 08:01 PM   #2
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Have you seen a dietitian or nutritionist?
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Have your portions changed as well as the elements of your diet? What do you have for lunch the days you are not eating veggies?
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Do you cheat, like me? Hm?

Chips and salsa are the bane of my existence...
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I know what you mean. I too am tired of it.

Are you watching your portions? How many calories are you taking in and how many are you burning? That is what it comes down to.
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2 years of high grain, low fat, try to cut out the sugar, eating chinese vegetables 3 x a week for lunch, riding my butt off and still a clyde with 40" pants. I'm just tired of it.

That's all.
If you weren't a man of the cloth, I'd unload on you for whining. As it is, I'll just say I wish I had such problems....... be grateful for your blessings. I think I Corinthians 3:16 applies here: "Know ye not that you are the Temple of God and that the spirit of God dwells in you."

You are a fine looking Temple, SteveL610. :-)

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Meh! I don't even worry about it, I'll always be clyde! Hard training, very strict diet for a year, 220 is the best I could do @ 6'1. I usually flow around 235-240.

I look at the bright side! Nobody has ever tried to steal my bike, not even on the poor side of town!


Heck I had the pics out so I'll post them!.....Like the other thread, when I hit 220, Mom wants to send me to the doctor!

235 lbs



220 lbs

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I truly couldn't care any less how big I am -- I can rip the legs off too many youngies!
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Meh! I don't even worry about it, I'll always be clyde! Hard training, very strict diet for a year, 220 is the best I could do @ 6'1. I usually flow around 235-240.

I look at the bright side! Nobody has ever tried to steal my bike, not even on the poor side of town!


Heck I had the pics out so I'll post them!.....Like the other thread, when I hit 220, Mom wants to send me to the doctor!

235 lbs



220 lbs
And a fine lookin' clyde you are too.
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2 years of high grain, low fat, try to cut out the sugar, eating chinese vegetables 3 x a week for lunch, riding my butt off and still a clyde with 40" pants. I'm just tired of it.

That's all.
I'm tired of being a clyde, too!

But the alternative is being tired of not eating candy and peanut butter.
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I hear ya brother. I keep pairs of size 42 and 44 pants hanging in the closet to remind me not to backslide, but I'd sure like to lose one more waist size. Which I type as I'm sitting here eating a greasy hash brown patty...
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...Which I type as I'm sitting here eating a greasy hash brown patty...
Dammit. Now I want McDs! Thanks!
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2 years of high grain, low fat, try to cut out the sugar, eating chinese vegetables 3 x a week for lunch, riding my butt off and still a clyde with 40" pants. I'm just tired of it.

That's all.
You need to get serious, most of us that start and don't get very far, I include myself here, are simply not doing enough. The most common reason for this, is that we don't really want to go through the pain and aggravation of actually doing what it takes. When it comes to eating, we simply don't know how, so we need to learn. Second, life has a nasty habit of getting in the way.

Let me deal with the second point first, "riding my butt off" this is a relative term, how far is this, in distance per week, 10 miles, 20 miles, 100 miles? After 2 years, unless you have medical reasons not to, you should be riding somewhere beyond 100 miles per week, unless you live in a winter climate, and if you do, you should have a trainer and use that in the off season to stay in shape so you can get back to that 100 miles per week, fairly quickly. If you follow the general rule, starting at 10 miles per week and increasing by 10% each week (rounded to the nearest mile) you should hit 100 miles per week in 26 weeks. What becomes the problem is that at 12MPH for 100 miles takes about 8 hours per week, and modern life with it's go go go attitude tends to mean that taking 8 hours for anything means your sanity is in question. The only exception seems to be watching the idiot box, if it comes between riding and television, riding should be the priority, even the World Cup isn't a reason to replace riding with television, you can get the highlights at fifa.com anyway.

Now if your going to ride more, you need to make sure that you get the most nutritional value from your food at the lowest caloric intake level, this is hard, and often you need professional help, your doctor can recommend someone who is a nutritionist specializing in athletes. This is to retrain yourself to eat properly.

The problem with food in general, through much of human history, there was a feast/famine cycle in place, for a period you had bumper crops in everything and you feasted, even the skinniest people would put on weight, then the feast cycle would end, and a famine cycle would start and nobody was able to eat well, even the King was looking a little thin by the end of it, you would then lose the weight you put on during the feasting. Now of course we can ship food vast distances, so even if the local crops fail you can import food from other places, the last famine cycle in North America was in the 1930's. This of course has lead to a permanent feast cycle in some parts of the world and a permanent famine cycle in others.
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Don't let that stop you....
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Thanks for all your replies.
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If I can get down to size 40 pants I will thank the Cycling Gods and sacrifice a small bicycle.
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