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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 02-28-11, 10:17 AM   #1
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Old 02-28-11, 10:19 AM   #2
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I almost got the title correct - Week 9

1/10 - 230.7
1/17 - 225.8
1/24 - 223.6
1/31 - 221.2
2/07 - 220.4
2/14 - 219.0
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Old 02-28-11, 10:25 AM   #3
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01/15 - 210.5
01/22 - 208.5
01/29 - 211.0
02/05 - 212.5
02/12 - 208.5
02/19 - 199.0
02/26 - 201.5

I guess this proves there was some weird post-flu thing going on with my body last week. But I'm OK with being at 201.5. I had bounced back to 203.5 mid-week, so I'm happy to have dropped from that point by Saturday. It still amounts to a net loss of 11 pounds over the past 3 weeks, which is way more than I'd been losing lately. But having tasted sub-200, I'm even more motivated to get back there.

The coming week will be a bit of a challenge. I'll be in northern WI for 4 days with some old high school buds, doing snowmobiling stuff, away from exercise and, no doubt, sensible food. My regular weigh-in would be during that time, too, so my next weighing will be 2 weeks out.
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Old 02-28-11, 10:29 AM   #4
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15 lb loss for the year so far!

Last week I increased my fitness each day from 30 minutes to 1hr. My fitness was mostly walking with some snow shovelling but I also joined a Couch to 5K program and that added extra walks on 3 days. The first day I speed walked around the indoor track for 2 km. The second day I managed to run 1/2 km in total from my 2 km of laps. But that earned me 2 large blisters on my heels because my @#$% running shoes are a bit loose on my heels and a nasty calf strain that took days to heal. The third day I walked around the track for 3 km but it was painful because of the muscle cramp.

This week I'm continuing with the 1hr of fitness a day, plus the Couch to 5K program, and adding strength training 3 times per week. I don't have a gym membership and the equipment at home is limited to a few hand weights, a yoga mat, and a balance ball so the strength training will be core exercises and those other contortions gym teachers love.
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Old 02-28-11, 11:03 AM   #5
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1-2-2011 Starting weight 394.4 lbs
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Hoping to be under 350 lbs by my Sunday weigh in.
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Old 02-28-11, 11:12 AM   #6
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Bought into the whole Livestrong MyPlate website. Logging calorie intake and activity level over the past week certainly seemed to help. I missed my end of Feb goal of 235 by a pound but I will take it. End of March goal is to get into the 220s. With the weather getting warmer the daily activity level will only increase.
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Old 02-28-11, 11:37 AM   #7
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02/07 = 290.4 Mileage = ~34
02/14 = 286.8
02/21 = 290.0 (OMG had a fantastic weekend with drinks and bad food...won't do that again)
02/28 = 282.0 (lot of hard work and made some drastic changes, almost no eating out (if I did then it was fish or chicken (not fried) put a few miles on the bike (not as many as I wanted) and did some resistance bands, crunches, skipping rope, run/walk, and most importantly..watched what I ate! PROUD WEEK)
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Old 02-28-11, 12:57 PM   #8
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I think week #8 must have been a fluke. Anyway, that's what the scale said and I weighed every day this week to watch it more closely. One thing that has affected my plans is I stopped taking my 20mg per day Lexapro a couple of weeks ago and the withdrawal has been bad. I decided to go cold turkey after googling the withdrawal symptons. Did I say bad? it has been very bad but I think I'm over the worst.
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Old 02-28-11, 04:27 PM   #9
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Starting the New Year, 2011, at 229
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Old 02-28-11, 07:58 PM   #11
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Old 02-28-11, 09:09 PM   #12
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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 Mileage = 119.7
01/10 = 232.0 lbs Mileage = 58.63
01/17 = 226.5 lbs Mileage = 89.37
01/23 = 224.0 lbs Mileage = 57.96
01/31 = 224.0 lbs Mileage = 75.82
02/07 = 226.0 lbs Mileage = 69.31
02/14 = 224.5 lbs Mileage = 71.23, YTD Mileage = 542.02
02/21 = 223.5 lbs Mileage = 108.36, YTD Mileage = 650.38
02/28 = 220.0 lbs
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01/24/2011 - 190 lbs.
01/31/2011 - 189 lbs.
02/07/2011 - 188 lbs.
02/16/2011 - 189 lbs.
02/21/2011 - 186 lbs.
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5 hours of cardio exercise at my exercise hr.

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Old 03-01-11, 05:10 AM   #14
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We out of town with friends and ran a 5K, bad thing was the food was good. I ended up gaining 2 lbs.

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3 more lbs, then no doctor on the planet will ever say I need to lose weight again.
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Old 03-01-11, 03:21 PM   #16
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ARGH - I picked two of the pounds up that I lost last week overnight. In a fit of depression I just consumed a bag of cashews and a piece of chocolate. I was good this morning and put in my workout.

ARGH again - I picked up another 2 pounds! My only slip was eating the equivalent of 3 hershey kisses
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Old 03-02-11, 05:50 AM   #17
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2/13=308
2/20=302.5
2/27=304
Update: on 3/2 I weighed myself and I was down to 298!!!! Now this isn't my official weigh in day and I don't normally count mid-week weights, but I was really happy. I also weighed myself on two scales and one was 298 and the other 296, so I will just go with the higher of the two.

Lets hope the trend continues. I am really starting to see a difference. I even had a buddy at work today comment on how "thin" my face was looking. I haven't seen him in a few weeks so he said he could really tell.
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Old 03-02-11, 12:42 PM   #19
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I decided I'm not weighing this week. Co-workers have mentioned my pants looked a bit loose, I checked and I'm down a size... And today, three people I haven't seen for a while all said (at different times) I was looking like I've lost weight...

19.5 pounds since Novemebr 11th...
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