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Old 12-16-04, 07:06 PM   #701
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That's all right John, you'll get there!
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Old 12-27-04, 07:12 AM   #702
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Hello everyone! Just doing the post-holiday check in -- oh, the pain!! I weighed myself this morning and I'm at 165. I want to get down to 155 in 2005 and gain muscle.

I'm going to be 30 this year, and it is amazing how your body changes as you age. In high school and college I could eat whatever I wanted and never gained weight. Not anymore! My sister and I were talking about it over Christmas, and we agree that it's not being 10 pounds overweight that bothers us, it's more that we don't want to gain 10 pounds a decade and be 30 pounds overweight when we're 50! Best to nip it in the bud.

Anyway, my goal for 2005 is to lose one pound a month. That sounds *so easy* -- so it should keep me motivated!!
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Old 12-27-04, 07:46 AM   #703
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Gradstudent, It's do-able! Don't lose your drive. If it's any help, you can see that I have a lot further to go than you do. But it's the same plan for all of us. More calories burned then ingested = Weight loss. Go for it, because I'm living proof of what can happen if you don't nip it in the bud. As we age, it get's harder to lose it too. Visit The Tour De Pants to see my progress and remember... Live Strong!
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Old 12-31-04, 04:18 PM   #704
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OK, count me in on this club!

I've been needing to drop some serious weight for a while now, and I've been putting off getting seroius about it for a number of lame reasons. I'm 5'9", and have fluxuated between 209 and 214 for the last six months or so.

I have been riding to work every day (3x per week) @ 9.5 miles each way, for the last three weeks, and TRY to get out for a weekend ride 20+ miles when I can (read: I live with my girlfriend and we always have things going on.) Between the three days a week that I work, and going to school (3 classes starting Monday 1/3) I'm a bit busy during daylight hours.

So, I bought a trainer from Performance (Fluid2) yesterday and am awaiting it's arrival so I can do a bit of working out after everyone else goes to sleep.

Any tips or thoughts on things I can do are appreciated, inlcuding where I can find training DVDs (Spinervals, Train Right, etc) new or used at inexpensive prices.

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Old 12-31-04, 05:24 PM   #705
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Welcome aboard Ron! VIVA LA PANTS!
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Old 01-01-05, 11:37 PM   #706
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Hello all...I've been reading this thread and I am very impressed with the success some of you have had.

Here is a bit of my story...I started a program just recently. My goal is to cycle and lose weight. My routine presently is cycle/stationary bike and treadmill. I'm hoping to reach my weight loss goal by June.

I look forward to reading more here......

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Old 01-02-05, 06:29 AM   #707
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Welcome Metro1! You'll like this place. VIVA LA PANTS!
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Old 01-02-05, 10:58 AM   #708
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Here we go!


First weigh-in of 2005.


Current weight........= 225lbs

Max weight............= 340lbs

Target/goal weight...= 180lbs (by August 24, 2005)

Distance to goal......= 45lbs


And so it begins.

Welcome to the new folks on the thread! Good luck! We look forward to hearing from you all!


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Old 01-02-05, 12:24 PM   #709
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Hey guys, I'm new to the boards and am a MTB guy. Just bought my first road bike for fitness reasons and hope to lose about 25lbs. Now if I could just get that eating healthy thing down!!!!
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Old 01-02-05, 02:26 PM   #710
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255 now, 180 soon, was 308= 75 to go! VIVA LA PANTS!
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I'm depressed! Just found out I'm up to 215 after getting down to 203 over the summer. Acoording to the Tanita scale I'm 20% bodyfat but I want to be around 10. I would be really happy if I could get to and remain 190-195. Got any tips? I rode 4500 miles last year and I plan on upping the mileage this year. It seems every year I get down to ~203 and then over the winter I bounce up to ~215
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Hey MKRG! Don't sweat the bounce up in weight. I was down to 214lbs in July. Then, I had a bad crash and could only do commuting miles. I have slowly inched up to 225lbs that I am today. Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. So, if you look at it in that way, ups and downs are part of the journey. I know sometimes it is hard to accept. Just try to keep your mind around this concept.


On another note. I hit the gym today. Free weights are what I have. I am struggling to make my use of them as consistant as I did the bike during the summer. I am training to ride Logan Pass on the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park this spring/summer. So I really need to get over the oversion to the weight room! URGH!

I don't have a trainer or rollers yet, so I did 15 minutes on the wife's ski machine. I found it to be almost useless for me. I couldn't get my HR up into the aerobic zone.

Oh well, I guess it was better than no workout at all.

Good luck everyone! Keep at'r! Only 5 more months until good riding weather...LOL

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An appropiate start to a post I really don't want to make. Man was I ever duped by the old scales. My previous post will now be updated...
Now = 280.5 pounds
Goal = 180 pounds
Heaviest = 308 pounds
Pounds to go = 100.5 pounds
I WILL do this! VIVA LA PANTS!
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Ok. Here is the ULTIMATE accountability. Not something I would normally do! However, I am very dedicated to reaching and maintaining my goal weight. So......

The following is a link to my public Weight loss journal on FitDay.com. You will be able to see the foods I eat, good and bad, and the activities, or lack of them, I do daily. I think this is a great tool to help track and to help keep me motivated! Thanks to dplex for turning me on to this site.


N7CZinMT's FitDay Weight Loss Journal!

So, how about you weight loss junkies! Lets see your public journals on Fitday!

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Way to go Ron!
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C'mon ya'll! No other takers? Lets make 2005 the year we reach our goals together!
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Hey Zin, You know where all my stuff is... Let's see if we can egg on any others. C'mon guys and girls! 2005 is the year to be alive! Did you see that the Mag man has joind the RoadBears? Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!
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Well, I have new motivation to pedal away the pounds. My wife informed me last week that she wants me to participate in http://www.bikethewest.com/OATBRAN.html 2006. She asked if I could make it this year and I said probably not, but 2006 is possible. This means, of course, that I will need a multi geared road bike and all, which is motivation in itself, as I love doing mechanical work and will build my own Surly Long Haul Trucker. Gotta keep going!
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Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you! VIVA LA PANTS!
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C'mon ya'll! No other takers? Lets make 2005 the year we reach our goals together!
Ok I will bite. I put on some weight last year with my no xc riding. I think this year I have to get more km's in just pedalling and start at the gym. Just bought a new weight set and have been on the trainer (too much snow to ride)...although I am likely a little different then some of you as I don't want to be thin. I have a lot of muscle from my football days and I wanna lean down.

weight 280
bf % 20%
lean mass 220ish

I would like to get down to a lean 245 to 250, mostly get rid of my gut and work my climbing weight down so I can xc a little better. Hopefully without loosing muscle.

come spring I want to up my miles and stick to dh 2 days a week and xc 2 days a week. (sorry I can't stop dh...I love it )

I will keep the update going.
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Wore a pair of 31 in waist pants into work for the first time in months...woohoo
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Wow! That's a major accomplishment! Congratulations! I still have around eleven inches to go before proclaiming that particular victory, but I will do it! 2005, what a great year to be alive! VIVA LA PANTS!
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Hi I have not posted very much I weigh 280 and am 6' 6" want to get down to 235 I have started spinning 30 to 40 min. daily and weights 3 times a week. My ride to work is about 12 km one way but with this bad weather and my marrage braking up I have a hard time getting it together.
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Any activity , more than your "regular routine" will eventually lead to weight loss. Just be happy you only have 45 pounds/ kilos to go... You could be like me and have 100! Best wishes with your sucess!
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OK, I'm in. Came up short on my year end goal of 185.

7/15/2003 - 258
01/08/2005 - 193
new goal is 175 by May 22, 2005.

This date is the 2 year anniversary of when my doctor sat me down and strongly urged me to find some way to lose weight. He was firm but polite. After I left his office I walked across the street to visit my dad in the hospital. By the time I got there he had passed away from heart failure. I think the light came on. Both my parents have spent their whole being obese. I saw first hand the really bad effect it had on their health. I don't mean for this to sound like a downer.

We are making choices about our health that will have great benefits in the future.
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