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    I think I can officially be a member of the weightloss club. Several months ago I started at almost 210#, and went on a diet. I just cut out all the junk/snack foods, started eating healthier stuff, like fruits & veggies more often, instead of chips and chocolate. (Don't get me wrong, I still love my chips and chocolate, just in moderation).
    Then reconditioned the ol' Centurion Ironman, and started riding again. Also go for walks everynight with the Sherman Gepherds.

    I have now reached my target weight for my thin boned frame. I now weigh a whopping......

    170#!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEHAWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I have been thus far able to maintain my weight from 170-175# for the last month or so now. I just have to get used to eating the right amount and watching the junk food. My thin bones just weren't meant to haul around the extra 40# of fat. I can still bench press the same weight, and feel more lively than I have felt since I was in the military 7 years ago, when I weighed the same.

    Now I get to build my new bike for next year.

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    How much riding do you guys do to regulate your wieght? 30 mile a week? 50 miles a week?
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    Yep, I prefer the Cliff bar over the Power bar. Better texture is what does it for me.

    Patriot
    Congrats! Good job! The last 30 or so pounds are the HARDEST to loose!

    funbun
    I, weather permitting, normally ride any where from 60 to over 100 miles per week. You also have to look at the calorie intake of the person to get a picture of the CALin vs. CALout. You have to know both sides of the equation. I am on a 2000 cal./day lifestyle. If you believe the calorie calculators, I burn an extra 600 calories/day by bike commuting to work 13.2 miles. Hope this helps.


    I am now tracking my food intake at http://www.fitday.com . It has really helped me to see how many calories I eat each day. Also how many calories I burn vs. my daily caloric intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun
    How much riding do you guys do to regulate your wieght? 30 mile a week? 50 miles a week?
    I'm still losing weight, 230 back in March 04, and 183 this morning. So to do that I just eat healthy like everyone else says, lift weights 2-3 days a week and ride between 100 and 160 miles a week, with the occasional slow week if weather stinks. To maintain, I imagine I could either ride less or eat more, but I really love riding that many miles. I think I'd get board without them, I also sold my TV back when I got serious about getting healthy, so that gives me more time to ride
    I highly reccomend going TV-less, it's VERY liberating!

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    I'm down from 100kg (220lb) in May to 80kg (175lb) in Nov. That's just under a kilo per week. Another 10kg to go to reach first target weight of 70kg by Feb, then maybe onwards to 65kg for racing but I'll let the doc decide on that score.

    Weight is peeling of naturally with minor adjustments to diet (eg. replace coke with fruit juice, reduce alcohol), more frequent eating instead of 3 large meals, and good training. I'm eating loads more now but metabolic rate is much higher, so it's all getting burned up. Whoop.

    I also lost over 10kg by buying a new bike Al is so much lighter than steel.

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    I haven't had a tv in almost 10 years. TV is boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun
    I haven't had a tv in almost 10 years. TV is boring.
    That may be true, but I find your holier-than-thou attitude condescending. There are plenty of uses for a television aside from asinine television programming. A TV is simply a video display that can be used for video games, watching movies, and more.

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    Okay then, TV programming is boring. I find that out of 70+ channels there are only 3 or 4 programms per week that I would like to watch. I just think that is a waste. Out of the hundrends of progamms per weeks only a handful interest me.
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    So, I guess by your definition my computer is a tv. I watch movies on it, play games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_heath
    ok, Ive been watching this thread for a while now. I am officially able to enter in here and heres why. I am not as proud as I want to be because I will tell you all that I have lost weight with cycling but I have a problem now.

    Anyhow, Im 31 years old, 5 foot 9.5 inches. Ex smoker since july 04'. I weighed in at 220 pounds on july 30th of this year after a beach Vacation. Immediately after the vacation I started eating better and riding my wifes elliptical. I started loosing weight 5 pounds, then 7 then 10 pounds. I went to my LBS and purchased an 05' Trek 1000. I have owned 3 other new MB's and this was my first road bike. Almost 500 miles later, I weigh in a just a tick over 200 pounds. My cholesteral has dropped 16 points to 172 my HDL is better as well as my LDL and triglicerides. My resting heart rate has dropped from 68 to 55 with a low of 50 but is currently back up to 60. I feel and look better.

    BUT!

    I am so freaking stuck on 200 pounds that I am getting really frustrated at this. It seems the more I ride, the more stuck I get. I am taking in 1500-2000 calories a day and on my ride days which can be 15 miles to 30 miles, I take in around 2500.

    Now, I know everyone is different, but why have I become stuck? Has my body gotten use to the cycling? Am I not taking in enough calories? My goal is a lean mean 165 pounds by August 5 2005. I thnk it can be done but I know its gonna be hard.

    I live in the mountains if NC and tonight is the first night I can truly say that summer is GONE. Its COLD outside. Anyhow, I purchased and trainer and I am commited to working out all winter long. I will not stop riding because I know it helps me and I look and feel better.

    Please, if anyone has any idea how I can become "unstuck" and get under 200 pounds and continue the weight loss, please feel free to post here or email me. I have 35 pounds to loose and After the first 20 pounds just melted off, I figure "hey 35 more will be easy" well, its not and I am battling hard to keep from gaining.

    Thanks in advance !
    Chris

    Hey Man. Congrats on getting where you're at right now. I figured I'd attempt to help you a little on getting to where you wanna be. I'm 5' 10" and 170 pounds of muscle, 19 years of age and have never smoked a day in my life... however I can offer you a good piece of advice.

    For every 5 pounds of muslce you have, you burn 500 calories A DAY to KEEP that muscle. Therefore, if you gain 5 pounds of muscle.. you'll burn off the extra fat. I have such a hard time keeping my muscle it's not even funny because my metabolism is so damned high.

    Also, remember to eat 6-8 small meals throughout the day. None of this "Good ol' American 3 big meals a day" BS. Eating smaller meals boosts your metabolism, and will help keep your furnace going. DO NOT starve your body, as that will only make you GAIN weight... as you're body is trying to conserve.

    So the best things you can do are:

    1. Weight lift. Even 2 days a week, just LIFT. Gain some muscle mass. It'll burn fat FOR you.

    2. Eat small, frequent, healthy meals throughout the day. Don't try a specific "diet" .. just eat CLEAN. As in no fast food, no cookies, candy, ice-cream, etc. Drink lots of milk, juice, and water. Consume 1 gram of protein to 1 pound of your body weight DAILY. (I consume 170-175g's of protein a day, since I weigh 170).

    3. Don't give up. You'll get it.



    I hope that helps. It MOST certainly has worked for me over the years... I weigh the same now as I did freshmen year of HS.... and I'm now taller, leaner, and a LOT more toned.

    Anyway, ride hard.. and keep the rubber side down.



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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun
    So, I guess by your definition my computer is a tv. I watch movies on it, play games.
    No, a computer is not a tv. I do have a tv, but also find most programming rather vapid. I was simply responding to your implied insult to tv owners. No offense intended, but it just reminded me of some people I know, whose attitude is best illustrated by an old Onion article you may have seen, Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television.

    Basically, you seemed to make it sound like anyone who owned a tv must be some sort of dunce.

    Edit: This is way off topic, and I am done with this subject in this thread.

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    Many threads go off topic. How many conversations stay on one topic? I was not implying that because someone owned a tv they were stupid. I was taking about me. I never mentioned anything about anyone else. Don't read between the lines. If I wanted to call someone stupid I would just do it. I'm not a steel magnolia. I didn't bring up the tv topic anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun
    ...I didn't bring up the tv topic anyway.

    Sorry yall, did'nt mean to stir up the hornets nest

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    How wonderful to see so many people have been successful with weight loss. I myself have lost 31lb and counting since the end of July 04... Part of my new habits include commuting to work by bicycle. A great way to lose those extra lbs and save some cash as well.

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    It's all about supporting each other. I think when people come together for a common purpose, it's good for all involved.
    "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the de@d , you will be saved." Romans 10:9 NIV

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    Even Nazis? I thinks it's more important to look at what you are United under. One Nation Under______?
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    Funbun, Ya' got me there! I suppose I left Way too much wiggle room in that last post. Sometimes my fingers have a hard time keeping up with my mind. Sorry.
    "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the de@d , you will be saved." Romans 10:9 NIV

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    Nice blog, by the way. Mine is http://bikerritz.blogspot.com as well as the one below.
    "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the de@d , you will be saved." Romans 10:9 NIV

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    670 posts on this thread woo hoo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun
    Even Nazis? I thinks it's more important to look at what you are United under. One Nation Under______?
    The Nazi's weren't bad on purpose, they just used their weight loss powers for evil because they were a bit confused (brainwashed actually).

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    I knew someone would say somthing to that effect about Nazi's. How about the 9/11?
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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun
    I knew someone would say somthing to that effect about Nazi's. How about the 9/11?
    Is that an upmarket 7/11?

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    What do you mean?
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    I mean it's off topic (in fact it's an off topic).

    See you in my next post when I make racing weight in February.

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    What is your race weight?
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