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    2011 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 04 01/24 to 01/30 - Come join us!

    2011 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 04 01/24 to 01/30 - Come join us!

    Please join us as we all work toward our goals to be healthier and fitter!

    How Does this Work?

    On Mondays:
    Post your starting weight for the week, post goals for the week, and report on the prior week.

    Throughout week come on back and let us know how you are doing. (The good, not so good and the awesome.)


    2011 Participants - Welcome newbies!!!

    Adenthang
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    The Historian
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    Tony.N
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    *If I missed anyone, please let me know and I'll add you in.

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    Heaviest - 304.5 a few years ago, 264.5 when I got serious in April '10.

    01/01 - 210.5
    01/08 - 209.5
    01/15 - 210.5
    01/22 - 208.5

    This week's weigh-in was gratifying, after the up-and-down of the past several weeks. It'll be a challenge to keep it going through the rest of the week, though, since the weekend was full of house guests and a big chili party for my wife's birthday. So now I'm on a 5-day death march.
    Craig in Indy

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    Unfortunately there was a problem this weekend that involves this thread and the forum in general, and I want to clear the air a little.

    I received a request to remove someone from this thread, because he was turned off by the attitudes and tone displayed in another thread on the forum, and no longer wants to spend time here.

    Now if someone is as sensitive as a a baby seal condom and can't take the rough and tumble here, that's there choice. But folks, please, remember:

    1. I am not a moderator on Bike Forums. I have never been a moderator on Bike Forums.

    2. I am not a moderator of this thread. I've been starting it for the past six weeks now, because I'm up about this time and want to do my part for the group, but I don't control the thread. If you want to stop participating, just stop. If you want to join, join in.

    3. Really, folks, if you don't like a thread, don't read it. If you don't like a certain poster, ignore them. You can do both and still participate here.

    Thanks.

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    While I thought it would be going quicker ( ie, more than 5 lbs in a month, I guess it is still going the right direction! Haha.

    12/27 245
    1/3 244
    1/10 243
    1/17 241
    1/24 240

    PS- Historian, really! Baby seal condom! I may have to steal that line and bust it out next time someone in my family is being a big crybaby! It is like people that complain about TV shows and dont change the channel!

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    Is there a quote of the year thread yet? this may be an early winner....

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Unfortunately there was a problem this weekend that involves this thread and the forum in general, and I want to clear the air a little.

    I received a request to remove someone from this thread, because he was turned off by the attitudes and tone displayed in another thread on the forum, and no longer wants to spend time here.

    Now if someone is as sensitive as a a baby seal condom and can't take the rough and tumble here, that's there choice. But folks, please, remember:

    1. I am not a moderator on Bike Forums. I have never been a moderator on Bike Forums.

    2. I am not a moderator of this thread. I've been starting it for the past six weeks now, because I'm up about this time and want to do my part for the group, but I don't control the thread. If you want to stop participating, just stop. If you want to join, join in.

    3. Really, folks, if you don't like a thread, don't read it. If you don't like a certain poster, ignore them. You can do both and still participate here.

    Thanks.

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    I'm back up to 282.6. This is what happens to a formerly active man who is having a hard time walking at the moment.

    I think I hit bottom on Monday night, after two days of my knee injuries flaring up just as I thought I was improving. I postponed indefinitely my cross country trip Friday night. I spent all day Saturday coping with the overwhelming support I was offered by my friends on Facebook. The stress and lack of sleep caught up to me when I nearly fainted shopping on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdelprete View Post
    Is there a quote of the year thread yet? this may be an early winner....
    It's not original. It's from Tom Reedy on the Shakespeare newsgroups. It was used to describe anti-Stratfordians who propose theories about the 'true author' of the Shakespeare canon and then get upset when anyone criticizes their ideas.

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    1/1/2011 - 250
    1/6/2011 - 246
    1/17/2011 - 250
    1/24/2011 - 247

    I have been called a yo-yo many times...

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    1-17: 246.8
    1-24: 241.2

    No mo' yo-yo. I mean it. This week's gonna be busy, but it can be done.

    (puts on record of sitar music) We need to get some positive vibes flowing through here, man. It's time to replace "I think I can do it" with "I will do it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I'm back up to 282.6. This is what happens to a formerly active man who is having a hard time walking at the moment.

    I think I hit bottom on Monday night, after two days of my knee injuries flaring up just as I thought I was improving. I postponed indefinitely my cross country trip Friday night. I spent all day Saturday coping with the overwhelming support I was offered by my friends on Facebook. The stress and lack of sleep caught up to me when I nearly fainted shopping on Sunday.
    Think of this as climbing a mountain. Sometimes you gotta stop or take a step back to readjust your footing and get ready for the big ascent. And there's worse things to happen than find yourself "coping with the overwhelming support." You could've been "coping with the overwhelming indifference."

    Just take care of yourself for a bit and get downshifted into a slightly different mindset. If you're not exercising much, you can't eat like you did when you were. But that's not even really all that important right now in the bigger picture of taking care of yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    It's not original. It's from Tom Reedy on the Shakespeare newsgroups. It was used to describe anti-Stratfordians who propose theories about the 'true author' of the Shakespeare canon and then get upset when anyone criticizes their ideas.
    I take that back. It is original, to an extent, because I misquoted. Here's the line from 2003:

    "Chortling? CHORTLING? Dude, I'm just trying to help her grow a skin thicker than a baby seal condom."

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    01/07/11 217.4
    01/10/11 214.6
    01/17/11 214.6
    01/24/11 211.2


    I've lost a total of 6.2#'s! I'm excited and motivated. Really dreaded the scales this morning as I have not been pushing very hard this week due to cuttin firewood and then yesterday was NFL Championship day and that meant no workout and PARTY!
    will be back on the plan this week.
    Now I get to go Red Lobster for lunch as a reward. Will only eat out once per week and then only if I lose weight. Oh and that will ony be after a good workout.
    Good luck to all ya'll.
    Tony
    Last edited by Tony N.; 01-25-11 at 11:58 AM.

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    1/4/2011: 194.8
    1/10/2011: 195.6
    1/18/2011: 195.0
    1/24/2011: 191.8

    Got my game back!

    I've been in training for a group run, so a few times a week I've been getting my heart rate into the 160s. (The "Couch to 5K" program features alternating brief runs and walks -- so far I'm up to max 3 minutes running at a time.) Plus, no more eating late at night.

    Of course, today my left Achilles tendon is screaming, I'm limping around the office, and I'm not sure what I'll be doing for tonight's areobic session. But that's a question for later in the evening. For now, I'll be be happy with the results of the week's efforts.
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    It is not about the destination. It is about the journey getting there.
    Competitors work until they get it right, but champions work until they can't get it wrong.

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    1/10 - 230.7
    1/17 - 225.8
    1/24 - 223.6

    Now I need to get back to cycle commuting - 7F this morning so I'm not rushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeneralist View Post
    Plus, no more eating late at night.
    Ahhhh, thanks for reminding me. Last time I lost a bunch of wieght this was one of the keys. No eating after 8:00 PM. I have now instituted this as part of my plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeneralist View Post
    1/4/2011: 194.8
    1/10/2011: 195.6
    1/18/2011: 195.0
    1/24/2011: 191.8

    got my game back!
    yeah!
    "Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."

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    We all know I was about 435 pound when I started this journey back in the fall of 2009.

    1/3 = 280.0
    1/10 = 273.4
    1/17 = 272.2
    1/24 = 271.8

    Honestly, this would go much faster if I didn't gain 5 pounds before losing 6 each week. Seriously. Watching the scales is weird right now for me. I can't wait till Winter is over and I can get my groove back.
    "Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."

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    Starting Weight 9/1/2010 - 241.5 lbs
    01/03/11 - 216.5 lbs
    01/10/11 - 212.5 lbs
    01/17/11 - 216.5 lbs
    01/24/11 - 213.0 lbs

    Back on track!

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    I someone thinks of our little tea parties here as "rough and tumble," I hope they don't venture into the Road section of the forum.
    Craig in Indy

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    Last week I was 284 lbs
    Today's weigh-in: 282 lbs. Hurrah!

    This week's goal is to add vegetables to my afternoon snack. I'm gonna start with traditional carrot & celery sticks.


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    1/3 217
    1/10 217
    1/17 217
    1/24 214

    Got it together this week. I ran 2.5 miles on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Rode the trainer for 40 minutes on Monday and Wednesday.

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    1/1/2011: 263.5
    1/10/2011: 261.5
    1/17/2011: 261
    1/24/2011: 261
    Nothing to see here people - move along!
    Honestly, great to see others here already jump started and losing! Keep it up folks! I'll catch up shortly!(fingers crossed!)
    Faster than a sundial.

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    Well my two week break is over I got away from writing everything down and the scales have not moved. 299 today so back to writing everything down and no more snacking all weekend. Still hitting the gym 4 times a week and plan to up that. Looking for 40 degree weather and plan to start my commuting. Happy I am still trying and motivated. Good Luck everyone!

    Better Diet this week down four pounds so far. Hope to finish week strong. Good Luck everyone hit it hard.
    Last edited by Showme230; 01-26-11 at 05:30 PM.

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    1/17/11 247
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    Going the wrong way I need to get back on track.

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