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    Senior Member c.miller64's Avatar
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    Just got the verification that cycling has been very, very, good to me.

    Went to my doc last week for a yearly physical and returned again today for the results.

    Three years ago-

    Weight- 227
    Total Cholesterol- 280
    Triglycerides- 155
    LDL- 168
    BP 139 / 85

    Today-

    Weight- 175
    Total Cholesterol- 172
    Triglycerides- 71
    LDL- 105
    BP 110 / 65

    On top of that, at 45 I now feel better than I have all my life.
    Finally- I have found a healthy addiction!

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    wow nice work!

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    Great results. congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Awesome.

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    Great work! Did you make dietary changes too or just bike a lot?
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    Good job. Good inspiration too, as my last visit to the doc was not as rosey. Not the worst, but my triglycerides and overall cholesterol was up a bit (although the balance between good and bad cholesterol was pretty good). I had lost down to your weight 5 years ago and felt great; unfortunately I'm back up to much closer to your start weight. Still... I need to be reminded that the weight loss I need to accomplish is possible.
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    Justification enough to buy a new bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinarider View Post
    Great work! Did you make dietary changes too or just bike a lot?
    I would assume a dietary change. I've been riding for over 40 years but still have high triglycerides due to my weakness for bakery.
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    Interesting. Riding has reduced my BP but has done nothing for my chlolesterol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinarider View Post
    Great work! Did you make dietary changes too or just bike a lot?
    The only change to my diet is that I now watch my calories very closely. I make sure that I don't eat over 2000 on the days I don't ride, and then add extra calories on riding days (40 calories per mile). Looking back, I don't think I really had that bad of a diet before, it was just that I ate too much (probably over 3000 daily).

    Also, I did dramatically reduce my alcohol intake. Went from approximately 3 six packs a week to maybe 1 six pack a month.

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