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Old 01-19-14, 04:33 PM   #1776
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[h=1]Purdy: 49ers versus Seahawks will be violence unleashed[/h]

........... I do so detest violence.
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Old 01-19-14, 04:47 PM   #1777
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I was a guinea pig in med school and participated in a study where I had to increase my weight by 10%, and keep it on for a few weeks.

At start of study: 145
After 3 weeks: 160

It was easy to gain the weight, they gave us free "sustical" which is like ensure. I drank 3 or 4 daily. Only took 3 weeks to gain the 15 pounds. It took more like 3 months to lose it.

That was 20 years ago.

Current weight: 143. Fluctuates from 136-148.
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[h=1]Purdy: 49ers versus Seahawks will be violence unleashed[/h]

........... I do so detest violence.
One game at a time here, Brady ain't done till the fat lady sings.
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She's warming up.
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Dandy Don is getting warmed up too.
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Pre-game ride. There is a reason the NREL wind lab is there. The Reynolds aren't as well behaved as the Rails in the wind, but I like them just fine.
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Turn Out The Liiiights, the party's over.
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Wow, Belechick showed some class. STOP THE PRESSES!!
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nice Herbie.

Cycling has been good to me as well.
When I restarted riding again in 2007, I weighed 219. Now I feel fat at 190 which is where I'm at today. By summer I'll be 180 again. I just renewed my passport and I looked at the picture from 2004. Holy crap I was a fat ass.
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Great post Herbie!

I started on BF in the Hybrid and Clydes Forums, and was actually thinking about losing my Clyde status this week/next week. I went from 225 to 205 fast with cycling, but then have hung there for years. I am for the first time in a long time thinking 185 is possible. Coupled with the no smoking, I intend to rock my bike in the Spring.

I want to do the Glen race, but don't know if they will let me bring the treadmill.
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But I can't relate.
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Strong work on weight loss peeps.

I was 230 at my max. Committed dieting brought me down to 200, and cycling put me in the 178-182 range I try to maintain today.
Thanks... I find it's good to keep a bit of perspective as to why I started riding a bike in the first place as I find my self getting sucked in deeper and deeper into discussions not greatly dissimilar to this....

[video=youtube;M0y7tkVKVRk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0y7tkVKVRk&feature=player_embedded[/video]
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That is awesome, Herbie. It's amazing how cycling can change a life. Mostly for the good.
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BTW, Herbie, that post (ie reminder) had me bring out the kettlebells and medicine ball to use while watching football. Thanks.
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Everything in moderation... I had a plate of ribs and a couple Natty Bohs this evening.

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Pats lost. All is right in the world.
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Somewhere along the way we got into weight loss and when I told him I once weighed 260# and could barely finish a 10 mile MUP ride. I thought of this post. Cycling has been good to me.
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Nuggets of Addiction.
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Did a chatty easy ride with a team mate today and we discussed everything from 2014 race plans and old races to the unfortunate reality of dog mortality.

Somewhere along the way we got into weight loss and when I told him I once weighed 260# and could barely finish a 10 mile MUP ride. I thought of this post. Cycling has been good to me.
Addiction might not see a better post in 2014.
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Made red wine braised short ribs over purple mashed potatoes. Nice dinner.
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Pre-game ride. There is a reason the NREL wind lab is there.
Windy as hell out there. At least it was warm and sunny. I was a bit closer.

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Expensive weekend.
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I was 230 at my max. Committed dieting brought me down to 200, and cycling put me in the 178-182 range I try to maintain today.
230 was my weight class. These days, 160-165.
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yup. Every time I wonder why I keep coming back here, I remember this. This thread has kept me riding over the past 5 yrs.
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I was well over 200 in the yearly 2000s. I've made pretty steady progress since dusting off the old Schwinn a few years ago. I slipped under the 200 mark in 2013.
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Everything in moderation... I had a plate of ribs and a couple Natty Bohs this evening.
I only had a baked potato and a glass of wine for dinner.




A massive baked potato with garlic, cheese, and bacon.
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Windy as hell out there. At least it was warm and sunny. I was a bit closer.

Nice.

93 was scary. I planned on doing a few loops of the Morgul, but rode towards Hygiene instead.
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