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    2011 Clydesdales/Athenas Biggest Loser Week 06 02/07 - 02/13 -- Come Join Us!

    2011 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 6 2/7 - 2/13 - 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!!!

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    *If I missed anyone, please let me know and I''ll add you in.
    (Since The Historian isn't around this week, I decided to kick things off in absentia...)
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    1/03/11 - 319.8
    1/10/11 - 314.2
    1/17/11 - 310.4
    1/24/11 - 311.0
    1/31/11 - 311.2
    2/07/11 - 308.2
    2013 Health Goals

    Walk 1,200 miles
    Bike More
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    265.6 1-3-11
    262 .0 1-10-11
    262.0 1-17-11
    259.4 1-23-11
    259.0 1-31-11
    262.4 2-7-11

    no excuses here. I could have done better. I could have exercised on the trainer but I didn't. It is what it is, and I'll just have to work on it. I have realized I need to start watching the portions I am eating again. I need to get refocused.
    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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    12/27 245
    1/3 244
    1/10 243
    1/17 241
    1/24 240
    1/31 239
    2/7 238


    Merrily I roll along, roll along. Slow and steady wins the race?

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    11/29 = 236.0 lbs
    12/06 = 229.5 lbs
    12/13 = 229.0 lbs
    12/20 = 228.5 lbs
    12/27 = 232.0 lbs
    01/03 = 228.5 lbs
    01/10 = 232.0 lbs
    01/17 = 226.5 lbs
    01/23 = 224.0 lbs
    01/31 = 224.0 lbs
    02/07 = 226.0 lbs

    As mentioned in a different post, the gain was due to Super Bowl activities (I'd reckon there's a little water weight in there, as well...no way did I eat 7000 calories). Back on the plan I go...
    There's nothing for you to see here...just move along, now...

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    Up a pound, going the wrong way, need to get back in the saddle and cut down on the meat consumption

    Week 1 - 268.1
    Week 2 - 270.4
    Week 3 - 269
    Week 4 - 269.4
    Week 5 - 270.8
    Week 6 - 271.8

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    1/04/2011: 194.8
    1/10/2011: 195.6
    1/18/2011: 195.0
    1/24/2011: 191.8
    2/01/2011: 191.4
    2/07/2011: 189.4

    Not bad for needing to spend some time on the Disabled List. About 3 weeks ago, I did something to my left heel while I was on the treadmill. So I switched to the elliptical... then to swimming... then to swimming with a little float between my ankles to keep me from flutter-kicking.

    Guys, you are among the few I trust to understand just how weird it feels to WANT to exercise and to STRUGGLE to find a way to do it! I mean, a year and a half ago I was a happy couch potato!

    So I went to the Sports Medicine doc today. It's not the dreaded chronic Achilles tendinosis; it looks like I've got some bursitis near my heel instead. So no running; no walking for exercise (although back and forth to work is OK). A heel lift, regular stretching, prescribed exercises, and some Alleve will help me feel better and get better. The good news? He says I can ride! (As long as I do it with the saddle lower than usual, so I don't work my ankle.)
    - Jeneralist

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    1/3 217
    1/10 217
    1/17 217
    1/24 214
    1/30 217
    2/07 215

    Did not use the trainer but I did run twice last week. I did 3 miles in 40 minutes, now to shave my time down and get on the trainer again.

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    1/3/11-327 lbs.
    1/31/11-319 lbs.
    2/7/11-317 lbs.

    Goals for this week are daily workouts without a miss and clean eats all week.

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    Went a month since last weighin. Really helped with emotional ups and downs of weekly/daily/compulsive weighins. Have to admit that I struggled with not knowing how I was doing. I figured I'd not lose as much and was looking for 4 lbs. of drop instead of the 8-10 lbs. that I've been averaging the last 6 months.

    1/4/11-232lbs
    2/6/11-224lbs

    Monthly weighins aren't for everybody but I've been at this for so long (1 1/2 years) that the habits are pretty well ingrained into me now. I would call the experiment a success. Oh and by the way 225 was my original goal.

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    1/1/2011 - 250
    1/6/2011 - 246
    1/17/2011 - 250
    1/24/2011 - 247
    1/31/2011 - 244
    2/07/2011 - 243

    Only 2x on the trainer this past week, ran a 5K on the dreadmill. Friday(stromboli0 and Saturday(Outback Wings and Pasta) night dinners prolly didn't help but I still managed to lose something. Seemed to slip back into a funk with all the sucky Pennsylvania weather this past week. Haven't touched a soda in over a week which is a huge change for me. Someone told me that yogurt has something in it that kind of squashes your desire for the junky stuff. I must say I am a believer. I have added lo-cal yogurts as a snack between meals and I had no cravings for any junk food(chips, chocolate, ice cream, etc). Just need to up my physical activity(60 mins each day on the trainer, with some weightlifting and a run thrown in during the week). I am in a good place right now and want to keep going. So funk, you can just piss off!!!

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    1-31-11 280 lbs
    Today 280 lbs.

    No nudging down on the scale. I reviewed my food log and exercise log from the last week and it looked pretty good. I think this week I will bump up the exercising. I bought a dvd "Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred" and did it twice last week. I took Sunday off to recover (oh my thighs and abs HURT!). I'm looking forward to my 30 minutes of shredding and my 1 hour walk later this afternoon. Onward and upward!


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    12/27/10-256.0
    1/3/11-250.3
    1/10/11- 250.2
    1/17- 247.3
    1/24-246.8
    1/31/11-246.1
    2/7/11-250.1

    Absolutely dreadful week as far as diet and exercise. Started out well enough, but having to work out of town in the middle of the week led to some extremely poor food choices followed up by "celebrating" my wife's birthday and the Super Bowl.

    On the positive side, I was reminded that eating poorly makes me feel horrible. I also consumed enough sodium that I'm probably slightly pickled and should be able to drop the water that I'm retaining fairly quickly. Oh well, slight bump in the road, but the journey continues.

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    Thanks Jen for picking up for TH.
    Week/Weight
    01/217.4
    02/214.6
    03/214.6
    04/211.2
    05/210.4
    06/207.4
    Wow, total 10#'s since Jan1. It has been tough and I would not be here if it weren't for you guy's. You may not know how much just being there helps. Reading all your post humbles me and I do appreciate all the participants. The weight coming off is nice but the loose (once tight) pants and having to wear my old belt a couple notches smaller is GREAT. Sorry for shoutin. ;-) Especially since I really did not have to wear a belt as the pants were so tight. ;-0 Still not working out as regular as I would like but watching what I eat and smaller portions. No snacks unless fruit, dried or fresh, juice, and no sugar or fried anything.

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    2/07/11 - 290.4

    Goals for the week. Put some miles on the new bike I just received or just start doing some walking. I need to get a new wheelset for my new ride. I believe the spoke count is indeed too low in the front for my current weight/stature.

    Do you think it would be fine to ride even if they creak just a bit on the front or should I just wait?

    Good luck to everyone!

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    1/10 - 230.7
    1/17 - 225.8
    1/24 - 223.6
    1/31 - 221.2
    2/07 - 220.4

    I was my lightest weight on Tuesday and then stalled. Skipped the diet for some home made chili and a beer during the Super Bowl. I hope the plateau is broken this week.
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    July 2010 252lbs
    Starting the New Year 229
    1/9/2011 227
    1/16 231
    1/24/2011 230
    1/31/2011 224
    2/6/2011 229
    Habit, if not changed, soon becomes necessity.

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    I weighed 292 this morning not much change two pounds. Looking for a road bike in thirty pounds. Down 32 pounds and starting to feel the difference. Keep moving and good luck!!

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    01/05/2011 - 196 lbs.
    01/12/2011 - 194 lbs.
    01/19/2011 - 193 lbs.
    01/24/2011 - 190 lbs.
    01/31/2011 - 189 lbs.
    02/07/2011 - 188 lbs.

    My goals for the current week are:

    5 hours of cardio exercise at my exercise hr.
    2 hours of walking
    Follow my meal / nutrition plan.

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    1/1/2011: 263.5
    1/10/2011: 261.5
    1/17/2011: 261
    1/24/2011: 261
    1/31/2011: 260
    2/7/2011: 259
    Hey, it's slow but the direction is good! Weather has NOT been helpful either. Keep on plugging y'all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimike View Post
    2/07/11 - 290.4

    Goals for the week. Put some miles on the new bike I just received or just start doing some walking. I need to get a new wheelset for my new ride. I believe the spoke count is indeed too low in the front for my current weight/stature.

    Do you think it would be fine to ride even if they creak just a bit on the front or should I just wait?

    Good luck to everyone!
    RIDE IT! Hey, I creak when I ride and my bike still lets me get on! If your wheels fail, well, you were getting new ones anyway, right? If not: bonus miles - all good!
    Faster than a sundial.

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    With my heaviest weight being somewhere north of 435 lbs. back in the late summer of 2009, I've been working my way down since October of 2009.

    1/3 = 280.0
    1/10 = 273.4
    1/17 = 272.2
    1/24 = 271.8
    1/31 = 269.6
    2/7 = 265.4


    It's a record low for me, but I also injured my knee on Sunday running a 10K, so riding and running are suspended for a little while. In the mean time, I've been compensating by doing some serious weight sessions focused on the upper body.'m going to try and keep things in check, but I know I'll also be in sad shape next week. It is my wife's birthday AND Valentine's day, which will probably mean dinner out and champagne or wine. I will do my best as always, but I know it will still move the scale up at least a little bit.
    "Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayre Kulp View Post
    With my heaviest weight being somewhere north of 435 lbs. back in the late summer of 2009, I've been working my way down since October of 2009.

    1/3 = 280.0
    1/10 = 273.4
    1/17 = 272.2
    1/24 = 271.8
    1/31 = 269.6
    2/7 = 265.4


    It's a record low for me, but I also injured my knee on Sunday running a 10K, so riding and running are suspended for a little while. In the mean time, I've been compensating by doing some serious weight sessions focused on the upper body.'m going to try and keep things in check, but I know I'll also be in sad shape next week. It is my wife's birthday AND Valentine's day, which will probably mean dinner out and champagne or wine. I will do my best as always, but I know it will still move the scale up at least a little bit.

    I took it easy the first two weeks of the year. Just walking 1-2 miles a day. I did it to bring my metabolism back up as I was cold all the time. Worked out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
    I would call the experiment a success. Oh and by the way 225 was my original goal.
    Wow, Jethro - a success indeed. Way to go!
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