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    You might deep tissue massage with a roller like...

    You might deep tissue massage with a roller like this: http://www.nefitco.com/foamroller_nimbus3ftfull.html

    Between that and streching my issues are better now.
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    I highly doubt the contestants on the biggest...

    I highly doubt the contestants on the biggest loser have had any surgery prior to the finale. The tummy tuck/body lift procedure you're talking about is fairly invasive and dramatically impacts the...
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    Believe me I know what it's like to overestimate...

    Believe me I know what it's like to overestimate your fitness level or conversely to underestimate how out of shape we are. I know before I got my act together simply walking to the mailbox would...
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    In the cold weather the Elliptical trainer is my...

    In the cold weather the Elliptical trainer is my exercise of choice (MUST HAVE TV / DVDs TO WATCH).

    http://www.morrow-online.com:8080/elliptical.jpg
  5. Poll: I have to say that strikes me as a very unfair...

    I have to say that strikes me as a very unfair assessment.

    I suspect you and I have feelings and theories on weight loss that are more closely aligned than many others on this forum. With that...
  6. Poll: +1 When stickies end up taking up such a large...

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    When stickies end up taking up such a large percentage of screen real-estate they lose value.
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    You can order larger straps from Polar they...

    You can order larger straps from Polar they actually come in 3 sizes but all the units ship with the medium.
  8. The study does not actually just target diet soda...

    The study does not actually just target diet soda it targets soda drinking in general.


    The research showed regular diet soda drinkers developed the same risks for heart disease as people who...
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    Poll: I am an ex-UberClyde. I think to some degree once...

    I am an ex-UberClyde. I think to some degree once you have been an UberClyde that is always in the back of your mind somewhere. As the weight and weight maintenance really can shape our lives.
    ...
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    Poll: I don't know about 30... But nothing seems to...

    I don't know about 30... But nothing seems to heal as quick as I remember :rolleyes:
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    Tom, The Watts figure seems off. I suspect it...

    Tom,

    The Watts figure seems off. I suspect it is boosting the calories burnt as well. (Could it be the 30mph headwind in the calculation?) This might interest you...
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    I have dropped 230 pounds. There is NO way all...

    I have dropped 230 pounds. There is NO way all the lose skin is going away. It will NEVER be tight but at least in my case it is manageable. I won't be having surgery to fix it as I don't want to...
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    Loose skin and how well it contracts are a...

    Loose skin and how well it contracts are a function of the following things:

    * Genetics
    * Speed of weight loss
    * Age
    * Hydration
    * Skin Elasticity
    * Blind dumb luck

    As I am sure you...
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    It is likely I may be a bit off on the pace of...

    It is likely I may be a bit off on the pace of the ride. With that said I know I steered clear of it. I usually average 17 mph or so for 1.5 to 2 hours. It seemed awfully fast to me to be a beginner...
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    I used to be a 4EE width, now I wear a D width....

    I used to be a 4EE width, now I wear a D width. Oddly my hat size has also shrunk ocnsiderably. Hats that I never was able to wear before now I wear on almost the smallest setting (I guess I was a...
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    Ignore the above I pulled the ride reqs off...

    Ignore the above

    I pulled the ride reqs off their site.

    Sunday Afternoon Rides
    Designed for the beginning cyclist and cyclists new to Philadelphia. The Sunny Sunday Afternoon D ride meets...
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    I don't know how the ride was billed. The local...

    I don't know how the ride was billed. The local bike clubs "Beginner Ride" around here has a 18-20 mph average speed requirement/recommendation. I think it is a 2.5 hour 50'ish mile ride. I don't...
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    Glad to hear you're enjoying your new ride. I...

    Glad to hear you're enjoying your new ride.

    I don't know if you care. It sounds to me with the speeds you're quoting that your computer/speedometer (and therefore your mileage) might be off a...
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    Nice job! Feel free to toot your horn. I...

    Nice job!

    Feel free to toot your horn. I always like hearing success stories.
  20. You are a perfect example of were the BMI tables...

    You are a perfect example of were the BMI tables go off the rails. Someone who is seriously into weight lifting can easily get outside the recommended ranges.

    Many of my good friends are in your...
  21. Sure, any hard and fast rule that doesn't take...

    Sure, any hard and fast rule that doesn't take extenuating factors into account isn't good.

    In order to give "general advise" to the world at large (The CDC / NIH / and WHO use BMI as a rule of...
  22. You're right body fat is a great measure. The...

    You're right body fat is a great measure. The problem with body fat however is :


    It is difficult / expensive to get an accurate measure especially if someone is considerably outside a normal...
  23. I guess I will be the lone dissenting voice on...

    I guess I will be the lone dissenting voice on this. I am certainly not saying that the BMI is the be all and end all measure but it is "close" when people hold up athletes and actors who are ripped...
  24. Sticky: You look great Gary! If you don't mind my...

    You look great Gary!

    If you don't mind my asking how tall are you? At 166 pound you would need to be under 5'8" to be "overweight" by BMI calculations. A 33 inch waist is great, most things...
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    Yes I am quite sure about this. Look at it...

    Yes I am quite sure about this.

    Look at it this way, the stored energy (FAT) has weight, when you burn for energy it disappears even if you could do an exact one to one conversion of fat to...
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