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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 03-12-12, 08:24 AM   #1
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Weekly Inspiration Network: WIN #10, March 12 - March 19

I wanted to wait until somebody else started this thread, but couldn't.

Weight as of 1/2/12 (start): 227.5
Weight as of 3/12/12: 199.5
Weight loss this week: 3 lbs.

This is the first time in well over a year that my scale hasn't shown that awful leading "2", so it's kind of a milestone. We had some good weather this week, and I got a new (old) bicycle, so I've been able to get out and exercise more, which resulted in a slightly more than predicted weight loss this week. My spreadsheets and models predicted that I would hit 200 lbs today, but it actually happened a couple of days ago because I stepped up the exercise. Still - a prediction made a month in advance that was accurate within a couple of days isn't bad.

Even though I'm below the 200 lb threshold, I still consider myself a clyde (or at least, a fat pony...) I'm still 1 1/2 lbs into the obese range of BMI for my height - I should cross that threshold this week, barring the unforeseen.

The funny thing about this program is that, from the time I started it, the amount of weight I had to lose was always "50 lbs", even as I lost weight - the target kept moving. I realized this morning that my moving target isn't moving any more - another 50 lbs would make me too skinny. I figure I have about another 40 lbs to go, which will put me comfortably in the "normal" range of BMI.
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Old 03-12-12, 03:31 PM   #2
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That's awesome! I told myself when my first number wasn't a "2" I was going to get my SCUBA certification. Hoping this summer to reach that goal.
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Congratulations Tony!

I am staying weight stable with calories around 1600 a day, which is good. Today was a big day though on calories as I was traveling and I just ordered take out when I only had 500 calories to go.

Tomorrow lots of driving. My goal for the coming week is to keep the eating in check.
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Down to 222 from 248 at the start of the year. Started doing P90x last week to try and help with the process, it's a killer workout but I love it!
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Down to 222 from 248 at the start of the year. Started doing P90x last week to try and help with the process, it's a killer workout but I love it!
I got the P90x as a birthday present in November, but I wasn't psychologically ready for it. I've since tried one of the DVDs - it mixed in yoga, cardio, bending and a whole bunch of other stuff. Normally, I hate working out in front of the TV, but this one was actually kind of fun. All-in-all, I still prefer outdoor exercise like walking and cycling, but this is great when you can't get out.
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