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Old 03-04-08, 04:07 PM   #1
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It's Time to Be HONEST!

My room mate had family down from Canada for a week and a half. Between the rain, starting a new company and entertaining I didn't ride, but I did eat - a LOT!

So, I go for a follow up to the Dr's and I gained 6 pounds in one week! Is that possible! YEP!
So, back on the diet (not really a diet, but healthy eating) and back on the bike!!!!!!

I am shocked to say the least!
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No need to get the rest of us feeling sorry for you. A couple of weeks with no riding and a weight gain of 6lbs. That is not unusual and there is only one person to blame.

Now I have to admit that I do certain long rides and for those I carbo-load. Plenty of Potatoes- Bread- Rice- Pasta and the best bit of all- The sticky buns and Pie. I have put on as much as 7lbs in preparation for a big ride and it has been needed.

Only one thing for it now- All that Weight gain and it has to be worked off. You have 4 days to get the butt in tune for your first 100 miler of the year- You've done the hard bit of the carbo loading so no whimping out- because the following weekend will be the double century on consecutive days.

We'll have you down to 140lbs before the summer comes.
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So, I go for a follow up to the Dr's and I gained 6 pounds in one week! Is that possible!
I've got a friend who, after bicycling RAGBRAI, was proud because she had gained only 5 pounds.
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My excuse is that my wife is too damn good of a cook.
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Stapfam

You are so right! I don't want anyone feeling sorry for me, just boot me in the bum with a size 45 bike shoe with cleats. I'll get the message!

I think you properly started the process!

Thanks for the confirmation!!!!
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No need to get the rest of us feeling sorry for you. A couple of weeks with no riding and a weight gain of 6lbs. That is not unusual and there is only one person to blame.
Just make sure you pick the right person!
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My excuse is that my wife is too damn good of a cook.
I'm the cook!

Let's see it all started with a wonderful Prime Rib - 5.75 pounds cooked medium rare in rock salt. 12 minutes per pound. Baked potatoes and vegetables with a Balsamic Glaze.

Followed by Thai Namsod. Then ...............

I think you get the picture. It's my own bloody fault. (Sorry for using such strong words Stapfam.)
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You had a 5.75 pound prime rib for dinner? Plus potatoes and vegetables!?!
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Whoa there! You're overlooking a very positive outcome that comes from overeating. Why, it actually increases your desire to ride the bike! Think of all the new rides you're going to get to do to melt away those pounds!

Overeating is an incentive!
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It wasn't the dog that farted in the car last week. There, I said it.
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Just consider it your pre-ride carb-storage diet.

stapfam -- just how long are those "certain long rides" for which you eat all those carbs? They'd put me into a sugar low that would take me weeks to recover from.
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It wasn't the dog that farted in the car last week. There, I said it.
Don't you feel better now that you have this off your chest
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Sure,You Yanks are always blaming us Canucks for the problems that you yourselves caused! Just think if you were Canadian you would have put on less than three kilos.
(why after reading this do I sense the grammer police are coming.)
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Sure,You Yanks are always blaming us Canucks for the problems that you yourselves caused! Just think if you were Canadian you would have put on less than three kilos.
(why after reading this do I sense the grammer police are coming.)
Because grammar is spelled with two 'a's?
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My excuse is that my wife is too damn good of a cook.
My story is that I come from a long line of people that aren't picky eaters.

"That wasn't a very good pizza was it. Nope (buuuuurrrrrp), the 6 pieces I ate weren't nearly as good as the last one."

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no whimping out- because the following weekend will be the double century on consecutive days..
Just to clarify . . . do you mean a century followed by a century the next day? Or do you mean a double century followed by a double century the next day?

If it's the latter . . . you are really tough! I haven't done those since training for, and then riding, P-B-P back in '91! Makes for a long weekend though .

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Sure,You Yanks are always blaming us Canucks for the problems that you yourselves caused! Just think if you were Canadian you would have put on less than three kilos.
(why after reading this do I sense the grammer police are coming.)
That's right. Blame Canada!
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Just consider it your pre-ride carb-storage diet.

stapfam -- just how long are those "certain long rides" for which you eat all those carbs?:eek: They'd put me into a sugar low that would take me weeks to recover from.
Long enough- but Offroad- in the MUD and on a Tandem- mean a long ride- normally takes us about 12 hours. Report on the 2006 ride below where we failed.

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It wasn't the dog that farted in the car last week. There, I said it.
And the moral of that story is?????
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Honestly, You are fat, now go ryde!
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And that I shall do in abundance! I would prefer to "Ride", however.
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The "proper diet" and no exercise is a great way to gain weight!

I can tell everyone from experience that it is a LOT easier to gain weight than it is to take it off!!!

Eat it ALL and then exercise/ride properly.
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Unfortunately, exercise alone will not take it all off. Balance....balance in all things Grasshopper.
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I was born with really sensitive taste buds.
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