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Old 02-19-06, 07:35 AM   #1601
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I gotta lose the winter weight stepped on the scale gained 15pounds now i'm at 165 the heaviest i have ever been. I need to work on eating less and running more till evil winter goes away i guess
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Old 02-19-06, 08:15 AM   #1602
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Just my update; I decided Jan 1st, yeah I know who didnt, that my weight and eating habits were terrible and a change needed to be made. I have always been active, hoops, golf, some riding, but as we get older we cant continue on the same diet path. I am using fitday.com and really tracking my calories. I am eating low fat and sticking to it. I have been doing cardio three to four times a week. I have managed three rides this year and for winter in Chicago that aint too bad. Its freakin 3 degrees outside right now. I started the year at 236 lbs and last week I weighed in at 223 lbs. At 6'3'' I dont look overly fat but I did feel it. It is really amazing how simply changing your diet can drop pounds! Later.
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Old 02-19-06, 03:22 PM   #1603
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I'm right with you. I'm 6'3" and 225 as of February 1st. Currently I'm down to 221 and waitng for the warmer weather to hit. I'm in New England but grew up in Dixon, IL. Same cold out here as out there. I know the pounds will shed once we are consistently over 40.

Stay in touch, Id like to see how you do.
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Old 02-19-06, 07:58 PM   #1604
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Yeah the winters are tough i'm going to school in upstate ny and its cold as hell. It has been nice enough to ride lately but i don't have my bike with me got a brand new serotta fierte and i didn't have room in the car to bring it up with me. I shouldn't sweat the winter weight i know once its 40 regularly like you said i'll drop it real quick. Its still discouraging to step on the scale and see me at my fattest haha
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Old 02-19-06, 09:06 PM   #1605
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It has been awhile sine I have been here. I need to lose about 50 lbs. I am riding but not long due to injury riding is all I have left for cardio.

I will post and keep up to date info on my quest. Last time i rode to lose weight i lost over a 110lbs. I use to race and starting back after 14 years away and 9 years off the bike.

Goal 185lbs..

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Old 02-20-06, 12:14 AM   #1606
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240, woohoo!!! Losing again! I keep adding miles, so it had to happen.
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Old 02-24-06, 12:41 PM   #1607
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Wow! I don't check in for a week or two, and WOWZERS! Lots of new posts & people! This is great! I'll have to sit down and read through all the new posts when I have more time.

For me, I'm still hovering between 202 & 204lbs. I've not been doing much on the bike at all this month. Next weekend I'll be down in Death Valley riding the Death Valley Century while by buddies are doing the Double Century. Sure hope it is warmer than Montana!

I finally found a photo of me when I was near my heaviest. In this photo I know I was over 300lbs:


My most recent was taken on January 2nd of this year at 209lbs:
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Old 03-03-06, 04:16 PM   #1608
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okay, its been about a month since I decided to drop weight seriously.

Calories intake has been around 1,500- 1,700 a day. I also went on vacation to Holland for a week, well business vacation. Lost .5 lbs thanks to walking about 30 miles in a week.

I'm at 231 - and with two days of big exercise coming up, I think I could be below 229 by Monday.

I rode about 150 miles in February on the trainer, so not bad missing a week.

I want to be below 225 by the end of March, if not 220.
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Old 03-04-06, 08:32 AM   #1609
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Hey Zin congrats, you look great. I am down to 217 lbs this week for a total loss of 19 since Jan 06. Got a nice 18 mile ride in this week too as the weather warmend up to 40 degrees!! How do you and the others like bikejournal? I just signed up for it. Later.
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Old 03-05-06, 09:09 PM   #1610
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239, slow and steady, like my cadence! Still going in the right direction. 39 down since Oct 05, 39 to go.
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Old 03-06-06, 01:08 PM   #1611
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Joining in on this too.

February 27, 2006 - 274lbs
March 6, 2006 - 268lbs (wk total: 62 miles)

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Old 03-07-06, 09:12 PM   #1612
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Okay the 230 barrier is in the rear view mirror - and that's on a full stomach.

I have ridden nearly 150 miles the past two weeks, eaten better, lifted weights, and after dinner tonight I weighed in at 229.

I am down 15 lbs since February 6th.

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Old 03-09-06, 11:41 AM   #1613
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I have had some success with weight loss and healthier lifestyle. Over the past three years, I've slowly dropped about 35 lbs, lowered my bad cholesterol immensely, and increased my good cholesterol to a level that my doctor has only seen in one other person in her career. How? The hard way.

Notice first that it took me two years (and I still could lose 5-10lbs). Slow and steady wins this particular race. I drastically overhauled my diet and cut out all dairy and meat, almost all refined carbs, and lowered my fat intake. I eat mostly complex carbs in the form of veggies, fruit, and 100% whole grains. I still eat fish because it's so damn good for you. Nuts and soy protein play a fairly big role. Lastly, I dusted off the old bike (eventually trading it in for something from this century) and rode, rode, rode. To work, after work, on weekends, indoors in the winter. GOTTA KEEP MOVING. Inertia kills. I train smart now with heart rate and ride 5 out of 7 days, weather and two-year old permitting.

I have also educated myself about what it takes to be healthy. I don't mean how to eat like sh** and shrink your waist size. I mean HEALTH. Energy, vitality, and a deep sense of control over how (and for how long) I live my life. Read ANYTHING by Dr. Neal Barnard www.nealbarnard.org/ or www.pcrm.org/. His 'Turn Off the Fat Gene' saved my life. What he has to say about diet is tough to hear, but I believe it to be true. Chris Carmichael's 'Food for Fitness' is actually quite good too.

Best of luck.
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Old 03-09-06, 12:09 PM   #1614
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Hey! Congrats on your weightloss! Very good job!

I love Bikejourna.com! I have found the most supportive and fun group of folks there. In fact, I just got back from a trip to ride with a group of our Bikejournal members. We went down to Death Valley for the Death Valley Double & Century. I sure had a great time! I picked up 10lbs from the century ride. Now to work to flush all that water weight and get back down to 202lbs and beyond!

Look on the bikejournal forums for the ReUnion thread. We'll be getting together for our 3rd annual reunion in July out in IL. Would love to see you there!




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Old 03-13-06, 12:55 PM   #1615
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Old 03-13-06, 08:36 PM   #1616
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Still hanging aroun 230. Been lifting weights a bit, so I'm getting thinner, but weight is the same.
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Old 03-14-06, 12:09 AM   #1617
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238! 40 down, 38 to go! Thinner is progress, Panic. Keep it up!
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Old 03-15-06, 07:59 AM   #1618
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Here's an update:

February 27, 2006 - 274lbs
March 6, 2006 - 268lbs (wk totl: 67.5 mi.; year tot 67.5)
*March 13, 2006 - 266lbs (wk tot: 80.45 mi, year tot: 147.95 mi)

Also having fun reading Mike Magnuson's Heft On Wheels. I highly recommend this inspirational book. It's a very quick read.

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Old 03-15-06, 09:23 AM   #1619
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UPDATE:

Jan 1 236 lbs ---- March 13th 214 lbs = 22 lbs in Ten Weeks !!

Readjusted goal is 205 lbs by April 4th.

Keep up the great work everyone. Later.
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Old 03-19-06, 06:27 AM   #1620
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On January 14, 2006, my weight was an all-time high 275.

This morning, March 19, 2006, my weight is down to 240.

My target weight is 205 to get to a bmi of 24. I haven't set a target date for this because I fear the pressure of attaining it in a given timeframe will do more harm than good.

I have modified my diet quite a bit, focusing now on low- GI foods... lots of fruit and veg, fish, chicken and lean meats (in smaller portions than before), and high-fibre cereals. Very little starches, no bread. Decaf tea and coffee, NO fast foods at all except for salads; no deep fried foods. What a difference!

And, I took the plunge and actually began commuting this winter (normally, I'm just a warm weather commuter). I've now set myself a goal of doing a double metric century solo this summer.

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Old 03-19-06, 08:12 AM   #1621
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Down to 236, riding more, eating less. I'm aiming for 200, no time limit. Who needs a time limit for weight loss? I'm trying to lose it for life.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:47 AM   #1622
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I started to use fitday.com today thanks for the tip.I can't wait till Friday so I can figure my beer and pizza intake at least seeing it on paper may horrify me enough to cut down. I'm 5'9 210 lets get started
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Old 03-20-06, 04:58 PM   #1623
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Started road cycling on 3-1-06. My goal is to be at 199 by Sept 1 (-8.5 per month), and at 185, (or what my body will accept) by Dec 1, 2006.

At 5'10' my Med Giant OCR Limited-seems to be awesome to this road cycling newbie.

3/1/06 First day 250 LBS
3/8/06 36 Miles later 247 LBS (-3 LBS). 3/8/06
3/15/06 12 Miles later 244 LBS (-3, -6 total). 3/15/06

Thanks for the inspiring stories.

See you next week.

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Old 03-20-06, 07:48 PM   #1624
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Update on the weight loss...February 1, 225 pounds. March 20, 208 pounds. Weather has prohibited regular riding but I am walking 30 miles a week. Diet is sensible and easy. Smaller more frequent meals and low GL for food. Thirteen pounds to go.
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Old 03-21-06, 08:11 AM   #1625
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If spring ever arrives it will get easier .Keep up the work it helps to read your stories
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