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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 03-13-13, 05:45 AM   #576
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Looks better than the Lean Cuisine I had for lunch....
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Old 03-13-13, 04:51 PM   #577
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Broke the 275 goal. Lost 3.2 pounds tonight which is 60.6 pounds down with WW and 30 pounds before I joined WW for a total of 90.6 pounds lost.

I feel great. I love knowing that my clothes do not really fit anymore and I love the fact that my body craves exercise and enjoy the new look and relationship with food.

Though not every thing is roses and many things to work on. Still adjusting to the new look on food and my feet have been killing me from the walking, hiking and at work but going to the foot docs next weekend.

It's awesome to break a goal.

Next goal: 250 pounds.


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Old 03-13-13, 05:20 PM   #578
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Congratulations!!! Such an amazing feeling isn't it?

My w/in was another 0 this week. I'm ok with it. I'm feeling pretty good, and bought some smaller sized clothes last week which is exciting. I'm not giving up which is what usually happens. Just moving on to the next meal!
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Old 03-14-13, 05:47 AM   #579
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Congratulations!!! Such an amazing feeling isn't it?

My w/in was another 0 this week. I'm ok with it. I'm feeling pretty good, and bought some smaller sized clothes last week which is exciting. I'm not giving up which is what usually happens. Just moving on to the next meal!
No giving up my friend. We will not let you!!!!!
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No giving up my friend. We will not let you!!!!!
Not gonna happen!
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I joined up today for the online version. I am looking forward to trying it out. I think this is the first official diet program I am going to try. I enjoyed looking through the thread and seeing encouraging remarks on the program.
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I joined up today for the online version. I am looking forward to trying it out. I think this is the first official diet program I am going to try. I enjoyed looking through the thread and seeing encouraging remarks on the program.
Great decision! The major positive about WW is that if you follow the directions to the letter, it works. It's a great program.
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Old 03-17-13, 04:17 PM   #583
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I joined up today for the online version. I am looking forward to trying it out. I think this is the first official diet program I am going to try. I enjoyed looking through the thread and seeing encouraging remarks on the program.
First rule of thumb...... Congratulations! If you need ANYTHING at all, please reach out! Anything!

Second: Not a diet. Its really a change of life.

Third: If you would like some books to read, let me know.
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Old 03-17-13, 04:18 PM   #584
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Great decision! The major positive about WW is that if you follow the directions to the letter, it works. It's a great program.
How you been doing trac?
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Thanks for the encouraging words, I am starting tomorrow with tracking and my first weigh in at home. There is a local group meeting on Tuesdays so I might be able to make them too. Looks like a steady and slow but rewarding process, I am ready for the change to say the least.
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Official weigh in this morning at 297. I started tracking my points, and I burned 12 on breakfast, I am alloted 61 for daily and 49 for a weekly. My wife and I start our workout regiem today too. I think it was said, "onward and downward" we go!
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GeoBigJon,

Welcome to our online meeting! These folks have great advice and motivation.
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Thanks for the encouraging words, I am starting tomorrow with tracking and my first weigh in at home. There is a local group meeting on Tuesdays so I might be able to make them too. Looks like a steady and slow but rewarding process, I am ready for the change to say the least.
Its all about the journey... for sure!!!!

WW classes are great. Love mine and look forward to it every week.
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Official weigh in this morning at 297. I started tracking my points, and I burned 12 on breakfast, I am alloted 61 for daily and 49 for a weekly. My wife and I start our workout regiem today too. I think it was said, "onward and downward" we go!
Keep us posted. We all use each other to keep ourselved on track. Remember, WW's allows you to eatanything you want. They just cost points. Want a donut? No problem.... it will cost you 9 pts. When you start learning what you can have for what points, you start to see you can have much more food for those points if they are mindful. Can you have the donut? Sure. Buts its neat to see all of the other food you can have for those same 9 points.
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How you been doing trac?
Pritty good Chef! less than 24 pounds to go til I hit goal weight. It's hard to believe that I posted the OP for this thread 14 months ago lol . . . . Here's before and "almost" after pics:


I'm doing more walking than cycling these days (you may have noticed that posts here at BF from me have been rare) but I'm on "Trac"! Weight Watchers has worked very well for me. Maybe I can be a spokesmodel lol
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Hi, I'm back on WW as of about 10 days ago and doing well. I'm not concentrating on my weight as much as I'm trying to get into better shape before a 5 day/250 mile supported tour that I've committed to in early August. I've been roaming through this thread and you all have a lot of hard work to be proud of! I look forward to swapping encouragement here.

335 down to 330.6 in week 1, headed for 290ish by August 1.

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Weigh in today, -1 lb, yeah! I couldn't take any more 0's!

Hope everyone else is having a good day!
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Weigh in today, -1 lb, yeah! I couldn't take any more 0's!

Hope everyone else is having a good day!
Great job my friend.

I have mine tonight. I do not think I will be posting a loss
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Hi, I'm back on WW as of about 10 days ago and doing well. I'm not concentrating on my weight as much as I'm trying to get into better shape before a 5 day/250 mile supported tour that I've committed to in early August. I've been roaming through this thread and you all have a lot of hard work to be proud of! I look forward to swapping encouragement here.

335 down to 330.6 in week 1, headed for 290ish by August 1.

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Chuck, Congrats my friend! Getting into better shape and weightloss will follow IF IF IF IF you pay attention to what you eat! You got this man! Whats your goal weight?
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I haven't set a final goal yet, my focus at the moment is the tour that is a stretch goal for me in August.
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Had weigh in on Wed night. Uop 1.6 pounds. Nothing suprising with that. Been a tough week in the eating department.
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Tough one chef, but reading back you know the game pretty well, I know you got this. I will do my weigh in on Monday morning. So far it is going great. Points are easy to track, never hungry, and seem to be more full now than when is was eating snacky cakes. My wife and the kids too are riding everyday. We signed up for a ride April 27th, short little 18 miles, so we have been training for that. Tractor, awesome pics, great work! Chef you are right about the quantity vs quality of points on stuff. I am a milk drinker and dairy lover, and man do they cost points if you have a glass or two, 2% gotta try skim. I have only used all my points one day, usually have a deficit of 8 to 15 points at the end of the day. Lean meats and veggies, man can you get a pile in of the green stuff, which I love btw. I haven't touched my weekly points and I'm try to figure out how the activity points add in, I have yet to use them either. No birthdays or anything I will be tempted to spend large points on coming up, so I'm looking forward to seeing a drop. I know it is a marathon and not a sprint and that has me anxious to be a couple months in already, lol, but I know I put it on over 10 years so I know it isn't coming off in 10 days. Thanks for the encouraging words, keep up the good work and stay strong.
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I do my weigh ins on Saturday mornings. I think this is going to be my first week with a zero change. I've only been doing it for 5-6 weeks, but that zero's going to be a bummer if it happens. Took a quick peak today and it's seeming likely. Doesn't help that I went to a party for work last night where the dude did arentinian asado. I'd saved up my daily points, but I used them all up, plus all my weekly extra points. I will say that I do like how the online program has been curbing my snacking.

I do find it annoying however that the last couple weeks I've gotten messages saying that I've lost more than an average of 2 pounds a week (this week's 0 will change that) and I should try to slow down, but then they decrease my daily point allowance. Seems like the could program their software to choose one or the other.
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Tough one chef, but reading back you know the game pretty well, I know you got this. I will do my weigh in on Monday morning. So far it is going great. Points are easy to track, never hungry, and seem to be more full now than when is was eating snacky cakes. My wife and the kids too are riding everyday. We signed up for a ride April 27th, short little 18 miles, so we have been training for that. Tractor, awesome pics, great work! Chef you are right about the quantity vs quality of points on stuff. I am a milk drinker and dairy lover, and man do they cost points if you have a glass or two, 2% gotta try skim. I have only used all my points one day, usually have a deficit of 8 to 15 points at the end of the day. Lean meats and veggies, man can you get a pile in of the green stuff, which I love btw. I haven't touched my weekly points and I'm try to figure out how the activity points add in, I have yet to use them either. No birthdays or anything I will be tempted to spend large points on coming up, so I'm looking forward to seeing a drop. I know it is a marathon and not a sprint and that has me anxious to be a couple months in already, lol, but I know I put it on over 10 years so I know it isn't coming off in 10 days. Thanks for the encouraging words, keep up the good work and stay strong.
Meh, I was do in for a weight gain anyway. But to be frank, I know why it was a gain. Funny thing.... eat $hit and you gain. Snack a lot and become lazy with tracking and you gain.

For the activity points, just know they are figured out on the high side of it. A general rule of thumb for many, including me, is not to use any of the activity points. Track them yes, use them no. This may be different for folks who have really low daily points, like my wife but in general, especially for me, I do not use any of the activity points.

When I am riding a lot, I will dive into my weekly points and some weeks, I dive into them pretty deep but I would say 75% of the time, I dont touch those either but thats just by choice.
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I do my weigh ins on Saturday mornings. I think this is going to be my first week with a zero change. I've only been doing it for 5-6 weeks, but that zero's going to be a bummer if it happens. Took a quick peak today and it's seeming likely. Doesn't help that I went to a party for work last night where the dude did arentinian asado. I'd saved up my daily points, but I used them all up, plus all my weekly extra points. I will say that I do like how the online program has been curbing my snacking.

I do find it annoying however that the last couple weeks I've gotten messages saying that I've lost more than an average of 2 pounds a week (this week's 0 will change that) and I should try to slow down, but then they decrease my daily point allowance. Seems like the could program their software to choose one or the other.
Dont be upset if it's zero. Its not a gain and even if it is a gain, remember what your eating actions were the previous week. This is why I love tracking everything because if I get a zero or gain, I know why and if I dont, my tracker knows why!

Disregard the 2 pound message. Blah. It is just a heads up. Your points will go down as you lose weight which is good too.
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