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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 03-14-12, 08:46 PM   #1
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That last ten pounds

I have been working at them for quite some time. Not really religiously hard, or anything..I still eat really bad things for me...but, it is coming to a realization that in order to get down those last few I am going to have to make a change in my eating habits. I attempted to cut out soft drinks, or at least manage them a LOT, by that I mean a couple a week, max. I don't drink booze any more, and am working on managing my late snacking, which is my weakness. I have (at least) been making more sensible choices about that, where I would eat a salad, or a bowl of high fiber cereal or something instead of some pop-tarts, ice cream, etc.

Lol, anywho...I am down from an all time high of almost 320#(or so) to a really stubborn 210 (+/- 5#). I am one of those guys that is 6'3" and carrying and hiding weight has never been a problem for me..as a matter of fact, for a long time I was so skinny (from constant bike riding) that people would always tell me I needed to eat a sammich. For years, as I gained, people would actually encourage the weight gain. Hit the late 30's and had my accident and BOOM, I blew up like an airbag on AFV. Even if I do achieve this goal, and get below 200#, it isn't really going to look any different.....but I will know where I was.

I do sometimes wonder whether my actual leg, or my prosthesis was heavier...
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Old 03-14-12, 08:50 PM   #2
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I am trying to drop 10 pounds.

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Lifts only do so much before people wonder about your platform shoes.
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Old 03-14-12, 09:48 PM   #4
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I think I'm actually shrinking!

I still use my original height of 6'2" in the ol' BMI calculator, not that it means a damn thing.
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punkncat, The last ten pounds was a yo-yo for me. I stopped checking for awhile and surprise, I made it.

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It's not rare by any means to hit a plateau and stop losing weight even though you are following the same routine.

If you search for info on Getting past a weight-loss plateau you will find lots of information.

This is just one: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wei...SECTIONGROUP=2
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Old 03-15-12, 05:29 AM   #7
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I hear you punkncat. My bodyfat reduction (I don't think of it as weightloss anymore) has slowed to glacial speeds. Fortunately my time-frame has expanded to geological time as well. If I don't eat enough then my strength suffers. If I try to make up for overeating by exercising too much then my recovery is incomplete and my strength suffers. I'm learning more about food selection and it's effect on performance. It's becoming more about choosing the proper fuel and less about what satisfies a craving or so I keep telling myself.
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Isn't that the trick of it jethro? I am not the kind of guy to go around hungry. My blood sugar drops and I turn straight into a bear. Giving up real food for rice snacks and rabbit food just never has worked well for me, and having the willpower to avoid the bad stuff can be a tough road as well.

To those who have reached their goals, Kudos!
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I hear you punkncat. My bodyfat reduction (I don't think of it as weightloss anymore) has slowed to glacial speeds. Fortunately my time-frame has expanded to geological time as well. If I don't eat enough then my strength suffers. If I try to make up for overeating by exercising too much then my recovery is incomplete and my strength suffers. I'm learning more about food selection and it's effect on performance. It's becoming more about choosing the proper fuel and less about what satisfies a craving or so I keep telling myself.
Exact same here. I am at where I want to be with weight but my body fat is still too high and my strength is not the best. I am on a riding break right now doing a birding venture with others. Lots of walking but no riding and no weights. The break is interesting. I have not dropped my calorie consumption but still have not gained any weight. I have a feeling that the break will be good.

It took me four months to lose the last ten pounds. Which is about right.
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its the 210 curse. im right there with you. cant shake those last few lbs either.
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Every season I drop about 10-15 pounds of blubber to go from 220 to 205 with a touch of muscle gain.

Little bit ahead of the game this year thanks to the mild winter here in Beantown. More bike commuting, weekend group rides and 5K races versus last year this time.

I'd like to accelerate getting rid of the last ten pounds.

Anybody else with suggestions on how to speed-up the process?
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WOW, at least I am not the only one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been stuck on 210 for about a month now. Open to suggestions on getting a swift kick in the butt to get it going
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In the same boat here. 102-94kg went easily. 94-90... totally different story. I don't drink alchol, cola, or anything but water. I don't eat any more than I absolutely need. I cycle 250km a week every day without fail. BUT, I still can't get rid of last stubborn 4kg. The little spare tyre does not want to leave. Sure, I'm stronger, faster, fitter, and healthier. Sure, no but me can actually see that last hold out fat, but thats not the point... it must go! I think the omly way is to just stick with it and chip away by a few grams every day.
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