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    I'm at 213 after a sinful weekend. I can't wait for March Madness to be over with !!

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    I am still in plateau hell. Bouncing around 200-203. I am missing one inch across the belly though, so I am not too worried. I should start using my body fat calipers and seeing what the results of that are.
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    I'm about 208 right now. I was 230 when I started training again back in the beginning of December. My wife cleaned out the closet in our extra room and dug out a bunch of my old clothes. These slacks and jeans were almost new when they were put away three years ago after our move to Buffalo. They are just a little tight, but they fit. Man does it feel awesome. By mid May they should fit just right. Talk about incentive. I plot my daily weight on an Excel chart and have a trend to estimate when I will hit my goals. 200 lbs by May 21st. 175 lbs by Mid October. :thumbup:
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    I hit 204 today. I had a rather sudden drop of 4 lbs yesterday. I messed up big time!

    I went riding in the morning for 15 miles. Then a buddy called and wanted to ride. I decided that I could ride to meet him. So, that ride ended up being 55 miles.

    I obviously wasn't drinking enough and I am not used to 85 degree temperature. I was having problem with dehydration. My heart rate would be at 130 when standing and I was getting dizzy. Then, lying down, I felt better with a heart rate of 70. I was a quart low.

    I really took it easy today and worked on hydration.
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    211 on today's weigh in. Chipping away. I think I'm stuck at a plateau, but then again the sinful weekends might have a little to do with it !!!

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    Ive enjoyed reading your posts as I too have had to deal with the weight issue. I purchased my first real mtn bike last may as a way to get out and enjoy the weather and improve on my health. After an atv accident which put me down for a few months, I became lazy and needed to do something about it. I weighed in at 175 when I bought my bike. As the snow season came upon us, I had only lost 10 lbs. In November I started a weight training program and diet. I dropped another 20 lbs in 4 months. I am now down to 145 and feeling great. I have maintained my weight for the past month or so and have been very pleased. The diet I think has been the biggest factor. Lots of water as many of you have indicated, but its been more the portion sizes of my meals. I eat more now then I did prior to my workouts. 6 meals a day, every 2 hours is when i eat. My workouts consist of 3 days of weight training, and 3 days of aerobic training. I have knocked atleast 10 minutes off my ride times and for the first time in my life, i can feel comfortable being seen in spandex. Im 5'6" and finally weigh what I did as a sophomore in high school. My that seems like a long time ago. I do still enjoy my meals. Im not stuck on strictly health food. I still enjoy my beer, ice cream, and occassional burger and fries, but its in moderation.
    Thanks for sharing your stories and hope you dont mind my sharing mine.

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    Originally posted by IowaParamedic
    My heart rate would be at 130 when standing and I was getting dizzy. Then, lying down, I felt better with a heart rate of 70. I was a quart low.

    I really took it easy today and worked on hydration.
    You may have answered a worry I had. A month or so ago I had a hard ride home, dehydrated and was aware my resting pulse was up all night. Could that have been the dehydration?
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    bleh, 203 now. down 3 lbs in the last 3 or 4 weeks. all this because ive started taking hydroxicut. i cant seem to loose weight without this stuff. at this point, i could care less about my health as long as my thighs get smaller.

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    Weighed myself this morning and I've managed to lose 2lb so I'm down to 185lbs. 96 Cycle and 5 running miles help somewhat I think

    I'm still finding the kitchen cupboards tempting, especially when I'm making the kids lunchboxes up for the following day.

    Ah well onwards and downwards (in weight terms!)
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    Started last fall at 230. Am usually a couch potato over the winter, but got a new MTB and rode that and the trainer this year. Down to 200 and holding. Have been eating a small but healthy breakfast and lunch and riding the trainer and as much outdoors as the weather allows. Goal is to end the summer at 175 and then maintain. My wife is starting on Weight Watchers, which should help. Is difficult to not eat when she is. And she is also starting to exercise. I'll take some credit for that. Good luck to everyone else on this weight loss kick, as it is a trial with all the good things to eat out there tempting us. Ride Hard and eat well. See you on the road (or in the woods).

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    Lost another 2lbs this week so I'm down to 183.

    Beginning to feel better about myself.
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    I'm still at 212. I'm beginning to rethink whether it's worth the add'l effort to get to 200. I'm 6'4", almost 42 years old, and am in excellent shape overall. I watch what I eat, avoid the bad stuff, and exercise a ton.

    I've been lifting weights recently which may account for some of the weight.

    Those BMI calculators you see all over the Web put me at "overweight" but my scale has a BFI feature that puts me square in the "OK" range.

    Sure I'd like to get to 200 but I'm wondering now if it's worth it.

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    Still at 200-202. But I did put on some slacks I haven't worn in about 2 months. I definately needed a belt. So it looks like I am making some progress.

    Now that tax season is widing down, I can file all my paperwork that is strewn about my home office and break out my dumbells and weight bench. I think a a bit of lifting could be quite good.
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    Oh, yeah ... I have three belts now that don't fit me. And I recently went on a shopping spree to get pants that fit because my older pants no longer fit !!

    I think I'll worry less about the pounds and measure progress by pants size.

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    I have finally broken through my plateau! I'm down to 268 which is 11 pounds down from January 6th. While I'm still gross looking from the waist up my legs are starting to show some improvement. My pants are fitting looser and I'm feeling stronger with every ride.

    I'm actually looking forward to going back to the doctor next month to see what kind of improvements I've made with my BP and cholesterol levels.

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    My five day average is now 205 lbs. Amazing compared to the 235 lbs I started at in early December. Ye Haw.
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    Way to go. Zach, you are doing great!

    I am slowing down my pace a lot. I am at 201 lbs. this morning. I have lost 93 lbs. since late November <results not typical>. That is the equivalent of losing Christina Aguliara

    There are some new drawbacks.

    My seat fits on the saddle differently.
    Some people are having trouble recognizing me.
    I can do some amazing things on hills that I couldn't do before.
    75 degrees outside, and my toes aren't freezing <finally!>
    I really need some more new clothes.

    15 more pounds, and I will need to stop losing weight and maintain. We will see what happens!
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    Originally posted by IowaParamedic
    That is the equivalent of losing Christina Aguliara
    That is a good thing any way you look at it.
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    Originally posted by Sailguy
    That is a good thing any way you look at it.


    Hmm....guess I need to lose a Kylie.

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    Originally posted by ZackJones
    I have finally broken through my plateau! I'm down to 268 which is 11 pounds down from January 6th. While I'm still gross looking from the waist up my legs are starting to show some improvement. My pants are fitting looser and I'm feeling stronger with every ride.

    I'm actually looking forward to going back to the doctor next month to see what kind of improvements I've made with my BP and cholesterol levels.

    Zack
    Hey Zack, congrats on the breakthrough. I'm stuck on a plateau near your level. I've been riding for a while and lost 60 lbs but I'm stuck at 260. So far I’ve relied on riding and “watching” what I eat, but not actually dieting. What did you do to break through?
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    Originally posted by MikeR
    Hey Zack, congrats on the breakthrough. I'm stuck on a plateau near your level. I've been riding for a while and lost 60 lbs but I'm stuck at 260. So far I’ve relied on riding and “watching” what I eat, but not actually dieting. What did you do to break through?
    Congrats on the 60 pounds you've lost so far!

    What helped me was really concentrating on what I was eating. I took my lunch to work everyday and ate it instead of ordering out like other folks in the office were doing. I also starting having a piece of fruit with every meal. Instead of 3 big meals I eat about 6 times a day. 6am, 9am 12, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm if I'm hungry.

    I also started varying my rides. Some days I'd go out and ride a slow pace with my wife and on other days I'd go out solo and ride harder.

    Finally I gave up sodas. About once a week I'll treat myself to one otherwise it's water, water, water.

    Good luck to you and all of us here trying to lose some extra pounds!

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    Thanks for the tips.
    I don't drink soda. I have to eat smaller meals and drink more water.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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    I'm starting on the bike this week, I hope pending the leaving of a cold. I hope to loose a lot of weight this season and keep it off. You did good.
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    Good to see all the positive results out there. I have been in the 260 to 270 range for the last few years. Even with starting to bicycle again early last year the only results were my health, my weight stayed about the same (1,600 miles since last June 1st). 6 weeks ago I started a new program based on my size and exercise. 1600 hundered calories a day and at least 4 days of exercise. I am down to 243 from a start of 258. I have trouble eating all the food I need each day. By changing how I cook, I get plenty of food. My wife has lost a few more pounds than I have so far. Writing down what you eat is much more important than I realized and it does help. A site that has helped with finding the correct information to write down is [URL=http://calorieking.com]. It helped a lot. Good luck to everyone.

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    I have finally broken the 200 mark.

    I weighed 198 today after riding. That means that I have lost 1/3 of myself.

    It is so nice to be biking and not hauling that weight around.
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