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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 05-19-12, 07:05 PM   #401
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My wife and I joined weight watchers on line three weeks ago.
We both enjoy it. It is a great place to track your eating and exercising habits. I have tried fitness journals in the past, but quit after a while. We have been amazed at the number of people who have or are on ww. We have received so many food tips from them.
I suspect we will continue ww after our goal weights are reached. I have gone from 216 to 203 in three weeks. My goal is to get below 200 next week, and get to an overall goal of 190 in a month and a half. My wife has lost 9 pounds in the same time period.
Great job. How is the wife doing? Going to meetings at all?
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Old 05-23-12, 12:06 PM   #403
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These last three or four weeks have been a roller coaster. Last week I was up 5 pounds and this week I am down 8 pounds to 286.2

So far for this year, 49.2 pounds.
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This week a 1.4 pound weight gain! This is my 18th week on WW, and the 3rd time there has been a small weight gain. It happens every 5 or 6 weeks, I level off and have small gains or stay the same for a couple of weeks. The first couple of times it bugged me, but this time I expected it. The WW website says this is pretty normal though.

So far in my 18 weeks on the program I've lost 26 pounds at an average of 1.44 pounds per week, right on schedule. I've followed the program to the letter, and it has produced the exact results it promised. I'm getting reasonable close to losing half the weight to my goal weight!
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trac: How was your eating this week?
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trac: How was your eating this week?
My eating was identical to every other week. I've become very "anal" (if I'm allowed to use that term) about points-plus tracking, and have followed the program to the letter. However, through reading articles at the WW website and discussing this situation with others I've discovered that there will be weeks when weight loss levels off, and some weeks where there's actual weight gain; and that this happening is absolutely normal and expected. The "big picture" however is pretty. Through 18 weeks, 26 pounds of weight loss averaging 1.44 pounds lost per week, which is exactly what WW advertises. To my view, I've done exactly what they require, and have obtained the exact results they promise.
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trac: My bodies goes through something like that too. A gain, a big loss, a small loss, repeat. It is worse of a curve if I travel for work, which I truly hate doing because it takes me off my schedule.
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My eating was identical to every other week. I've become very "anal" (if I'm allowed to use that term) about points-plus tracking, and have followed the program to the letter. However, through reading articles at the WW website and discussing this situation with others I've discovered that there will be weeks when weight loss levels off, and some weeks where there's actual weight gain; and that this happening is absolutely normal and expected. The "big picture" however is pretty. Through 18 weeks, 26 pounds of weight loss averaging 1.44 pounds lost per week, which is exactly what WW advertises. To my view, I've done exactly what they require, and have obtained the exact results they promise.
I've had the same experience. but it usually involves a variation in my schedule, causing me to vary my eating or my riding. Today's weigh in I'm down again. Total of 27.6lbs since Jan 29. Like you say I don't always understand but I'm really pleased with the progress and I'm holding on to the program like I hold on to the wheel in front of me when I ride in a group. I've never gone to a meeting but the program has worked for me. Within the next week or two I'm going below 250 for the first time in more than 10 years and tomorrow I ride 70 miles for my birthday ride. I'm 70 years old and I feel great and I'm losing weight how great is that?
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. . . and I'm holding on to the program like I hold on to the wheel in front of me when I ride in a group.
Great analogy. The key is doing what it takes to stay on the plan.
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Neither have I - I actually believe I do better without all the "support" lol
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. . . but the program has worked for me. Within the next week or two I'm going below 250 for the first time in more than 10 years and tomorrow I ride 70 miles for my birthday ride. I'm 70 years old and I feel great and I'm losing weight how great is that?
That is great. I'm just ducking under 250 myself, first time in about 11 or 12 years and it feels great.
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19th week completed since I posted the OP, lost another 1.4 pounds. Average per week is also 1.4 lbs, total weight loss 28! BP 109 over 69, resting heart rate 45. I can do this!
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19th week completed since I posted the OP, lost another 1.4 pounds. Average per week is also 1.4 lbs, total weight loss 28! BP 109 over 69, resting heart rate 45. I can do this!
Great job tract! And FYI... you get support here bro! Just sayin!
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I count on the support I get here too. I actually saw a scale register below 250 for the first time in 10-12 years, I rode 682 miles in May and I'm getting stronger every week. I also celebrated my 70th birthday in May with a 70 mile ride
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Post surgery (on Saturday) I weight myself and was 18 pounds up. That cannot be right. I suppose I am retaining water and body is stressed?
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You taking any meds that might contribute to retaining water?
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not sure what they gave me at the hospital. but other then the one oxycodone I took tonight, not really.
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But I feel blotted.
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But I feel blotted.
Eh, I wouldn't worry much about it. Surgery is hard on you. As is oxy. Retaining water is listed as a rare side effect, it may or may not be really a side effect: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/mono-5278...l&pagenumber=6

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Gold: You think it is stress from the surgery? I have eaten on target since the surgery and have eaten less post surgery.
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Gold: You think it is stress from the surgery? I have eaten on target since the surgery and have eaten less post surgery.
No idea. It just seems reasonable as a lay person to guess that the big increase in weight which correlated with your kidney stones and stent procedure are related. But correlation isn't necessarily causation.
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Chef, how are you doing? Hadn't posted in more than a week. Broke my bicycle June 10th, Trek replaced my frame and I got it back the 19th and rode yesterday for the first time. Down a total of 32lbs since January 29 and managed to hold it down during the week I couldn't ride. Trek upgraded my 2007 Lemond to a 2012 Madone 5.9 so I got my new bicycle early but I need to get down another 40lbs before I upgrade the wheels. May be forced to buy new trousers soon these are getting pretty baggy
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Chef, how are you doing? Hadn't posted in more than a week. Broke my bicycle June 10th, Trek replaced my frame and I got it back the 19th and rode yesterday for the first time. Down a total of 32lbs since January 29 and managed to hold it down during the week I couldn't ride. Trek upgraded my 2007 Lemond to a 2012 Madone 5.9 so I got my new bicycle early but I need to get down another 40lbs before I upgrade the wheels. May be forced to buy new trousers soon these are getting pretty baggy
Well, one could say I fell off the wagon, ate the wagon, the horse and left a few bolts of the wheel but could eat those too! lol. I went to a meeting last night in Maryland (traveling for a week) and was up a lot. Not good but to be frank, this week I have grabbed for way too much food. I know I need to really figure out why I grab to just grab. Maybe it is a chef thing, I do not know. Annoying really.
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it's been ten weeks, and I've lost 5.5 lbs so far.

This, however, is after a big loss earlier in 2012.

I still expect to get a 10% loss - 26 lbs - in 2012 through weightwatchers, which will give me a total loss of about 40 lbs for the year. I'd be quite happy with that.
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I'm not currently signed up on Weight Watchers, I was on the Online program it last year, but cancelled it and then fell off the wagon.

Instead, I've been tracking calories on loseit.com since April and have been following an 1800 calorie meal plan with my doctor's supervision for the last month and a half. For me, I find calorie counting more tolerable then point tracking.

So far, since April I've gone from 315 to 293 as of 6/17 (Sunday is my weigh-in day), for a loss of just around 22 pounds. My first goal is set at 250, then I'll probably set additional 15-20 pound goals as I head down, reevaluating as I go.
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I'm not currently signed up on Weight Watchers, I was on the Online program it last year, but cancelled it and then fell off the wagon.

Instead, I've been tracking calories on loseit.com since April and have been following an 1800 calorie meal plan with my doctor's supervision for the last month and a half. For me, I find calorie counting more tolerable then point tracking.

So far, since April I've gone from 315 to 293 as of 6/17 (Sunday is my weigh-in day), for a loss of just around 22 pounds. My first goal is set at 250, then I'll probably set additional 15-20 pound goals as I head down, reevaluating as I go.
Pretty low cal intake but I am not to judge no know any differently so if it works, go for it. Are you a sweet too or salty kinda person?
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