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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greybeard712 View Post
    But... the scale suddenly likes me. I'm down below 220 for the first time in 20 years.
    Congratulations on that. I think you need to head out on a celebratory bike ride!! Every day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greybeard712 View Post
    Thanx for the info Roddy. Yeah, I know all that. I tried saying NO to the potato chips, but they just won't listen.
    But... the scale suddenly likes me. I'm down below 220 for the first time in 20 years. There are small rolls of skin where there used to be rolls of fat at the bottom of my belly. I live alone and get really bored in the evenings—so I snack. But I'm snacking on healthier, less fattening things. Total weight loss since Jan '13: 68lbs (18 of that twice).

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    That's fantastic! Possibly when you get bored in the evening, go on a quick bike ride instead of eating. Night riding is awesome, as long as you have good lights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    Congratulations on that. I think you need to head out on a celebratory bike ride!! Every day!!
    I do, I do. I ride every morning 18-20 miles. 645 miles for July. I was bummed out Monday (8/4). There was some foreign substance falling from the sky. I think it was imported from Seattle, they call it rain. So I rode today and spent ½hr cleaning the bike with a toothbrush and rag afterwards. Mucho road grit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    That's fantastic! Possibly when you get bored in the evening, go on a quick bike ride instead of eating. Night riding is awesome, as long as you have good lights.
    I have an 800 lumen flashlight w/bike mount and a fancy laser tailight (thank you ebay), but evening rides are difficult here. The wind sweeps down from the Sierra Nevada Mtns. every evening, 18-20mph, sometimes with gusts to 60mph. Makes it too nasty to ride. I have done a few, tho, just not very often. I've had the Roubaix for a month and already put 360 miles on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greybeard712 View Post
    I have an 800 lumen flashlight w/bike mount and a fancy laser tailight (thank you ebay), but evening rides are difficult here. The wind sweeps down from the Sierra Nevada Mtns. every evening, 18-20mph, sometimes with gusts to 60mph. Makes it too nasty to ride. I have done a few, tho, just not very often. I've had the Roubaix for a month and already put 360 miles on it.
    Does that wind blow at all times of the year, or only during certain seasons? It sounds nasty!

    When I ride in the wind, I try to ride out into the wind, then home with it at my back. (Of course you don't always get to pick & choose!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Does that wind blow at all times of the year, or only during certain seasons?
    It blows pretty much year round. Some days it's only 6-8mph, no bad gusts. Others it's hellacious. There are some days (winter or summer) when there's very little wind in the evening. Occasionally a morning wind preceding or following a storm makes it too nasty to ride, but that's not very often. And no matter which way I ride, the wind is in my face. It's a conspiracy, I tell ya'.

    I wouldn't want to ride the bike path after dark. It's where the homeless live. Most are harmless enough, but it takes just one that's not.

    Often times I'm too tired to ride in the evening. A 20 mile ride earlier in the day is enough. But I get an occasional late afternoon ride in. That's when I usually get flats. Dunno why, just works out that way.



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    When I was younger I had a 29" chest and a 30" waist. Now I'm slightly overweight, by recumbent biking standards. If I really need to lose weight, I could shave my beard.

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    Peaked at 300 pounds about 7 years ago.
    Getting a bike and learning to swim were major points in my turnaround.
    I am hovering around 218 now; goal weight is 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alathIN View Post
    Peaked at 300 pounds... hovering around 218 now.
    Okay, you got me beat, and congratulations. I'm at 218 down from 269 with a total weight loss of 74 lbs. (Yeah, I know, the math doesn't add up.) 18 of those pounds I lost twice, but it's still weight loss. It's a lot tougher at 68 than when I was 38. I'm pounding the pavement (figuratively speaking) @ avg 120mi/week. Slowly but surely.


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    Has anybody lost weight just by exercising, not cutting food energy intake at all?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Has anybody lost weight just by exercising, not cutting food energy intake at all?
    Yes.


    When I was cycling around and about 10,000 km/year, I could eat whatever I wanted and would not gain weight. In fact, I had to eat what felt like quite a lot to keep from losing too much weight.


    That said, "whatever I wanted" was quite high in fruit and veg because I like fruit and veg.

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    I lost around 20 pounds on a tour once all the while eating everything I could get my hands on. Amazing what pedaling a 100 pound rig up and down mountains over 30 days will do for the midline.

    You can lose weight without dieting as long as what you eat is good, healthy stuff. I read somewhere that you cannot outride a bad diet and that makes sense.

    Note: I have been fat but no more.

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