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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 03-21-11, 09:41 AM   #1
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2011 Clydesdales/Athenas Biggest Loser Week 12 03/21 - 03/27 -- Come Join Us!

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

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

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Old 03-21-11, 09:44 AM   #2
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Can I join the party?

I'm clocking in at 269 after starting my "2 Fat to Cat 4" journey at 274 a little more than a week ago.

I'm not on my bike for until I'm around 250, as I'm 6 months out from ACL replacement and I want to get a little leaner before I go ripping out of my clipless pedals.

My goal is to log 15 miles walking.
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Old 03-21-11, 09:45 AM   #3
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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 Mileage = 17.09, YTD Mileage = 667.47
03/07 = 217.5 lbs Mileage = 176.24, YTD Mileage = 843.71
03/14 = 218.5 lbs Mileage = 91.25, YTD Mileage = 934.96
03/21 = 215.0 lbs
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Old 03-21-11, 10:44 AM   #4
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When I'm now off my 4 week forced recovery break. I watched my eating real close and was able to still lose 5 lbs. Loose skin really starting to tighten up. For all of you out there plugging away day after day,week after week,month after month; Keep up the good work. I can't describe how good I feel about myself. I want you to experience this for yourself.
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Old 03-21-11, 10:48 AM   #5
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03/06 = 273.4 lbs
03/13 = 272.4 lbs
03/20 = 267.0 lbs

Good week for me! 5 pounds and I met my 20 mile goal this weekend with a 22.2 mile ride. Hopefully this week will stay on the same track, plan on a 30 miler this weekend.
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Old 03-21-11, 11:16 AM   #6
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1/1/2011 - 250
1/6/2011 - 246
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1/24/2011 - 247
1/31/2011 - 244
2/07/2011 - 243
2/14/2011 - 240
2/21/2011 - 239
2/28/2011 - 236
3/07/2011 - 238
3/14/2011 - 233
3/21/2011 - 233

Not what I was hoping for but I'll take it since I didn't gain any. Need to up excercise minutes this week to hit my goal of 230 by the end of March.
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Old 03-21-11, 11:58 AM   #7
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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
2/14 = 271.8
2/21 = 272.0
2/28 = 271.8
3/7 = 262.6
3/14 = 267.0
3/21 = 265.4

I’m heading the right way. It seems like right now my body likes being around 265 lbs. It’s not a big deal, because every day it is a leaner, meaner 265 and being fit is more important than being skinny to me.
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Old 03-21-11, 12:47 PM   #8
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3/14/2011 = 424.6
3/21/2011 = 420.6

My goal for last week was 5 lbs, missed it by 1 lb but any loss I will gladly take. I will just work that much harder this week.
Goal for this week will be 5 lbs.
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Old 03-21-11, 12:58 PM   #9
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I lost three this week, which brings my slow and steady pace to 15lbs since Christmas. No surprise that the week I lose three was the first time I was on my bike since Christmas. Did 25 miles last week, more to come this week. YEAH SPRING IN NJ!
12/27 245
1/3 244
1/10 243
1/17 241
1/24 240
1/31 239
2/7 238
2/14 237
2/21 238
2/28 236
3/7 234
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Old 03-21-11, 03:31 PM   #10
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1/31= 327
2/2= 322
2/6= 314.5
2/13=308
2/20=302.5
2/27=304
3/6= 293.5
3/13=294
3/21=288

I had a good week thats for sure. I think it would have been better, but Saturday and Sunday were rough ones on the old diet haha. Nonetheless I'm still upbeat and looking to drop 3lbs this week. My doctor says he can see me losing another 30-40lbs by the time I meet with him in 4 months.

On a side note, does anyone have any idea what is wrong w/my ticker? I update it, but it still is all compacted.
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Old 03-21-11, 03:50 PM   #11
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Starting the New Year, 2011, at 229
1/9/2011 227
1/16 231
1/24/2011 230
1/31/2011 224
2/6/2011 229
2/13/2011 228
2/21/2011 228
2/27/2011 224
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Old 03-21-11, 05:54 PM   #12
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So, I wanna throw my bit in also.

My goal is to get down to at least 300 lbs. and have myself trained and ready to ride my 50 miler in the Tour de Cure June 11.

This last week was a bad one got to ride about 5 miles total. Cold ran through the family. I think we are all finally over it now.

08-Feb-2011 - 402.7
14-Mar-2011 - 393.6
21-Mar-2011 - 391.0
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Old 03-21-11, 06:20 PM   #13
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01/01 - 210.5
01/08 - 209.5
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
03/05 - did not weigh
03/12 - 203.0
03/19 - 200.5

I'm excited about getting under 200 again, this time through my own efforts and not as the result of the flu. That obviously didn't last, nor did I expect it to.
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Old 03-21-11, 07:18 PM   #14
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Old 03-21-11, 08:36 PM   #16
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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.
02/16/2011 - 189 lbs.
02/21/2011 - 186 lbs.
02/28/2011 - 186 lbs.
03/08/2011 - 185 lbs.
03/14/2011 - 185 lbs.
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I seemed to have hit a plateau.
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Old 03-22-11, 03:54 AM   #17
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Old 03-22-11, 08:50 AM   #18
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11/11/2010, 303 lbs.
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02/21/2011, 283.5 lbs.
Skipped the 28th
03/07/2011, 283.5 lbs.
03/14/2011, 283 lbs.
03/21/2011, 282 lbs.

Losing confidence in my home scale. Might be time for a new one. I will check my scale against the one at the gym repeatedly this week to average out the errors between them. So next week I will likely show higher, but have a much better sense of what is correct.
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Old 03-22-11, 09:29 AM   #19
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Jan 2011 -- 290 lbs
Today -- 270 lbs

20 lbs lost so far!

Hopefully the snow forecasted for later this week won't actually happen or it'll be a light snowfall that melts within hours of falling.
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Old 03-22-11, 12:08 PM   #21
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Old 03-22-11, 12:12 PM   #22
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jethro I rode a bike for the first time last night in probably 13+ years, it was a quick 20 minute ride since by the time I picked it up it was already 9:00pm!

Tonight I have my stuff laid out, as soon as I get home I am going to take off and see what I can do!

I was given a Specialized FSR Sport by a family friend that was not being used anymore, I am hoping it suits me well for a bit.

It looks like this one below, a few different parts were added by the original owner, I will try and get some pictures this week of mine.


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Old 03-22-11, 05:28 PM   #23
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1/10 - 230.7
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Old 03-22-11, 05:38 PM   #24
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Can I join the party?

I'm clocking in at 269 after starting my "2 Fat to Cat 4" journey at 274 a little more than a week ago.

I'm not on my bike for until I'm around 250, as I'm 6 months out from ACL replacement and I want to get a little leaner before I go ripping out of my clipless pedals.

My goal is to log 15 miles walking.
Hi 2F2C - Apologies for the delayed welcome! (I just saw that your post slipped in before mine). Out of curiosity, is the 250lb mark a threshold that you're setting? or did the Dr tell you to wait?

Welcome to the group - we're a good group, here. A bit cantankerous at times, maybe, but still a good group no less
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Old 03-23-11, 05:02 AM   #25
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Max was 255 back in the summer of 2009.

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
2/15/2011: 194.2
2/24/2011: 191.2
3/02/2011: 191.4
3/07/2011: 188.2
3/15/2011: 189.8
3/23/2011: 190.2

My trick of "don't post on Monday; wait a day to work off the weekend" didn't help this time. Ah, well. It was Phil's birthday. Friends came over to help him celebrate turning 30 (in some non-decimal base system). There was tasty food, and not as much time at the gym.
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