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Old 08-10-15, 08:18 AM
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First 22 days

Well I've made it 22 days since I picked the bike back up and decided it was time to change. When I started 22 days ago I made it .88 miles and thought I needed to go to the hospital, but as you have all said it gets easier and I am happy to report it is, yesterday I rode 8.33 miles running an 11mph average (that's good for me) and I am down 19lbs and the best part about it was that after it was over I wasn't wiped out for the rest of the day, I actually felt really good.

Only bad note is that I had to take the Escape to the LBS as I was starting to have a noise in my lower bracket, but the bright spot there is that it takes away all of the excuses to not ride my new DEFY and get out there on it.

Total miles 50.9
Weight lost 19.6 (started at 435 now 415.4)
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Old 08-10-15, 08:21 AM
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Wow. That's great progress. Congratulations!
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Old 08-10-15, 08:23 AM
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Good job Francis.
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Old 08-10-15, 08:35 AM
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Well, if someone says, "Lighten up, Francis."

He can say that he already has, and he's planning on more.

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That is exactly how you do it :-), just keep getting on the bike day after day :-).
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Old 08-10-15, 08:45 AM
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Just keep doing what you're doing!

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Well, if someone says, "Lighten up, Francis."
niiiiiiiice!
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Nicely done. How has you eating changed and what have you eliminated from your diet?
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You have a very good start.
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That is fantastic!
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Awesome!
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Originally Posted by WebFootFreak View Post
Just keep doing what you're doing!

"Lighten Up, Francis"

niiiiiiiice!
We're showing our age! The young ones may not catch that reference.

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Old 08-10-15, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ColaJacket View Post
We're showing our age! The young ones may not catch that reference.

GH
I also doubt this particular Francis is walking around with a switchblade
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Originally Posted by WebFootFreak View Post
I also doubt this particular Francis is walking around with a switchblade
Well, I am using the reference in an entirely different way than in the movie. I'm using it is a positive way.

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Originally Posted by ColaJacket View Post
Well, I am using the reference in an entirely different way than in the movie. I'm using it is a positive way.

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Absolutely! Last hijacking post (Sorry, Francis), but after seeing that I had to look up and see what Conrad Dunn has been up to, lol!
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Nicely done. How has you eating changed and what have you eliminated from your diet?
Along with the biking I completely changed my eating habits and started using myfitnesspal religiously, it is more about portion size than anything else (and staying away from fast food) I still eat what I like but in moderation and I definitely and more aware of what I put in, I like to stay with natural food and organic products, very little processed food and a lot of water (cant stress that enough it really does hold off the cravings) and for snacks I eat yogurt and bananas.
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Old 08-10-15, 10:12 AM
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Fantastic!
Rather nice bikes too!
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That sounds about exactly how I started. Great job!
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Congratulations! You'll be doing a century ride in no time with results like those!
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Congratulations! Enjoy it!
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Good stuff, keep rolling
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Hi Francis, It took you 22 days, it took me 3 years. The fact you put your foot to the pedal is always an inspiration for me. kudos!
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That's awesome to hear. I'm 10 days in and this is super motivating.
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Old 08-11-15, 07:55 AM
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That's awesome to hear. I'm 10 days in and this is super motivating.
it does get easier, just remember listen to your body if it tells you to take a break then take a day off and then get back after it, I really find that after a day off the bike I fell much stronger and able to push more the next time, oh yea HYDRATE.
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Old 08-11-15, 08:16 AM
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Fantastic! I hope your addicted like a lot of us are. I am only able to ride 2-3 maybe 4 times a week if I can make it happen, I feel like I am missing something if I don't ride that day. Keep it up!
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Right now it's super hard for me to skip a day. I've only skipped one day so far. Today I should probably take off. But I'm like I can just go a little ways down the road.
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