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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.

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Old 08-03-10, 05:59 AM   #1
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2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 31 8/2 - 8/8

OK - We are rolling into the 2nd half of the year. Come join us on our weight loss journey!

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Old 08-03-10, 06:20 AM   #2
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Usually I wait for Missbumble to get this thread started for the week, but not this time:

Week 1: 236
Week 2: 231.2
Week 3: 226.6
Week 4: 224.8
Week 6: 221.8
Week 7: 221
Week 8: 219.4
Week 9: 216.4
Week 10: 216.4
Week 11: 216.0
Week 12: 214.2
Week 13: 211.2
Week 14: 211.8
Week 15: 208.6
Week 16: 205.8
Week 17: 205.6
Week 19: 202.0
Week 20: 201.2
Week 21: 200.6
Week 22: 197.2
Week 26: 200.0
Week 27: 201.8
Week 29: 199.6
Week 30: 198.4

Week 31: 195.2

Which means that my BMI is under 30. And that means that, according to US medical terminology, I am no longer "obese".


Jeneralist: now merely overweight!
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Old 08-03-10, 06:46 AM   #3
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Whoo Hoo!!!! Good Job !!! that is also my goal, but I've hit a bit of a backslide due to all the birthday parties this week. I was up again on Monday, but I'm knocking it back down, the cool thing is my fatter days are now the same weight as my thinner days were about a month ago... so I'll take it. Slow going for sure.

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
Week 19 - 271.2 lbs
Week 20 - 270.5 lbs
Week 21 - 268.1 lbs
Week 22 - 274.5 lbs
Week 23 - 271.5 lbs
Week 24 - 269.5 lbs
Week 25 - 268.5 lbs
Week 26 - 267.2 lbs
Week 27 - 267.9 lbs
Week 28 - 271.2 lbs
Week 29 - 266.3 lbs
Week 30 - 264.8 lbs
Week 31 - 268.4 lbs

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Old 08-03-10, 06:49 AM   #4
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7/4/10 303.6
7/12/10 299.0
7/19/10 298.0
7/26/10 296.0
8/2/10 295.2

I expected worse. I had slacked a bit on riding last week. I need a decent saddle bad as the one on the bike is causing some issues. And I am broke and unemployed. Sometimes I can tough it out and sometimes I won't.
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Old 08-03-10, 06:58 AM   #5
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Keep fighting the good fight, guys.

I won't list every week since my heaviest (304.5 about 6 years ago), but only since I got serious this past April:

Week 1 - 264.5
Week 2 - 262.0
Week 3 - 259.0
Week 4 - 258.0
Week 5 - 257.5
Week 6 - 252.0
Week 7 - 252.5 (oops)
Week 8 - 249.0 (major milestone)
Week 9 - 246.5
Week 10 - 245.0
Week 11 - 242.0
Week 12 - 241.5
Week 13 - 238.5
Week 14 - 236.5
Week 15 - 234.0
Week 16 - 236.0 (oops)
Week 17 - 231.5
Week 18 (Aug. 2) - 230.0

Congrats to jeneralist for becoming overweight! I, too, am looking forward to that day.

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Old 08-03-10, 10:53 AM   #6
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Week 21: 266.4
Week 22: 263.2
Week 23: 261.4
Week 24: 259.6
Week 25: 258.8
Week 26: 256.2
Week 27: 257.2
Week 28: 254.4
Week 29: 253.0
Week 30: 252.6
Week 31: 250.0

I've stepped up the exercise so hopefully the weight will come off even quicker now.
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usually i wait for missbumble to get this thread started for the week, but not this time:

Week 1: 236
week 2: 231.2
week 3: 226.6
week 4: 224.8
week 6: 221.8
week 7: 221
week 8: 219.4
week 9: 216.4
week 10: 216.4
week 11: 216.0
week 12: 214.2
week 13: 211.2
week 14: 211.8
week 15: 208.6
week 16: 205.8
week 17: 205.6
week 19: 202.0
week 20: 201.2
week 21: 200.6
week 22: 197.2
week 26: 200.0
week 27: 201.8
week 29: 199.6
week 30: 198.4

week 31: 195.2

which means that my bmi is under 30. And that means that, according to us medical terminology, i am no longer "obese".


jeneralist: Now merely overweight!
yay wow you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-10, 06:42 PM   #8
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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 ??
Week 9 178
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
Week 19: 189 (reporting in a week later)
Week 20: 186
Week 21: 185
Week 22: 184.5
Week 23:186.5
Week 24: 186.5
Week 27: 188 (looks bad but it was even worse a few days ago - so I am happy it appears I am at ONLY 188.)
Week 28: 189 (sunday) . Hmmmm starting to workout..so let's see how it goes.
Week 31: 192

OK Not a great picture. I am hoping to turn it around - but not giving myslef (OBVIOUSLY) too much pressure. Got invisalign Friday -so hoping that cuts down on my eating,

So goal this week-Do not gain and lose if I can! I am speniing weekend visitng family and also travelling a ton for work - so it's a tough time..but I hope to be on track! Also started weening down on the Diet Cokes - which helps me feel better about my health and hopefully impact frequency of migraines.

Tomorrow: Wake up and hit the gym! That would be a step in the right direction.

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Week 1: 215.5
Week 2: 211.5
Week 3: 210.5
Week 4: 209.5
Week 5: 209.0
Week 6: 211.0
Week 7: 208.0
Week 8: 204.5

Feeling awesome, and today is my long ride and a double header in corporate softball. I'm hoping next week i'll be around 200. Fingers crossed!

I'm still obese, and will still be obese for the BMI until im 185 pounds. 154 pounds and I'm normal weight. I'm thinking of getting those body fat pinching calipers because I was told in high school it would be impossible for me to get to 160 pounds do to my bone mass. So according to the BMI, I will be forever overweight!
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That's the thing about BMI. It doesn't take build into account. They try to allow for it by giving ridiculously large ranges - for me, they say "normal" is from 129 to 174. And I suppose if anyone could arrive at an "ideal" weight for me, it would be within that range, though I think near the top. I'm shooting for 165. I know if I were 129, everyone, my doctor included, would think I was on my death bed or that I'd just been released from Buchenwald.

I guess the system works as well as any other system that's designed to include everyone in the world.
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That's the thing about BMI. It doesn't take build into account. They try to allow for it by giving ridiculously large ranges - for me, they say "normal" is from 129 to 174. And I suppose if anyone could arrive at an "ideal" weight for me, it would be within that range, though I think near the top. I'm shooting for 165. I know if I were 129, everyone, my doctor included, would think I was on my death bed or that I'd just been released from Buchenwald.

I guess the system works as well as any other system that's designed to include everyone in the world.
BMI is often used beyond it's intent, and that is what gets people into trouble, it's a statisticians tool, so for example if you compute the BMI for every resident of the planet, and compute an average based on country, you can tell which country contains the largest number of obese people, according to this site it has the initials U.S.A. what is interesting is that Canada, which you would think would not be far behind is ranked #11. must be the weather, because Mexico is in 2nd place. Although the data is from 2002/2003, so the ranks may have changed since then.

Insurance companies compare you to their coverage area average, if your at the average you pay the lowest rates, much higher or lower and you pay more, if you do belong to an outlier group (for example unusually high bone density or very large muscle mass) then they can establish company rules to determine a more accurate rate, providing the person fights them on it. Depending on the companies business though, it may be as simple as asking for a better rate, due to medical exceptions, it may also require doctors reports though, which could cost more then the difference you get in the rate.

I don't know you personally, but a lot of people think they would look like an end stage AIDS or cancer patient if they were at the lower end of their normal BMI, but it's because we have become so acclimatized to there being so many obese people around, and since obesity usually runs in families -- I think it's generally a learned response, this is why you see the fat kids with the fat parents, guess where they learned about food, yeah, exactly.
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