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Yo-yo'ing at the lower edge of "Clydedom"

Old 11-24-15, 07:35 AM
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Yo-yo'ing at the lower edge of "Clydedom"

Through "no fault of my own", I finally managed to get below 200 for the first time in decades.

I say "no fault of my own" because it is almost certainly a result of some painful dentistry and post-dental-surgery recovery - meaning I've lost any enjoyment in eating. Simply put, my mouth has hurt since the first week of September. In that period, I dropped probably 25 pounds because chewing has been barely endurable.

Over the last two weeks, I have been bouncing between 195 and 203. Yo-yo, yo-yo, yo-yo.

What has this to do with cycling?

Um, I wasn't dropping any weight via cycling - at least not like I had going from 265 to 230 or so. But, boy howdy - when you don't want to eat because you no longer enjoy it, the weight just falls off.

On the brighter side, my mouth has finally begun to feel normal - well, almost normal. Now I am going to face the issue of keeping the weight loss off. And doing some more cycling as that has not happened as often as it should while my mouth issues took most of my focus.

This has mostly been a rant-style post, I know. But, for some reason, I "needed" to post.

Ya'll have a nice day.
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Old 11-24-15, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dual650c View Post
Through "no fault of my own", I finally managed to get below 200 for the first time in decades.

I say "no fault of my own" because it is almost certainly a result of some painful dentistry and post-dental-surgery recovery - meaning I've lost any enjoyment in eating. Simply put, my mouth has hurt since the first week of September. In that period, I dropped probably 25 pounds because chewing has been barely endurable.

Over the last two weeks, I have been bouncing between 195 and 203. Yo-yo, yo-yo, yo-yo.

What has this to do with cycling?

Um, I wasn't dropping any weight via cycling - at least not like I had going from 265 to 230 or so. But, boy howdy - when you don't want to eat because you no longer enjoy it, the weight just falls off.

On the brighter side, my mouth has finally begun to feel normal - well, almost normal. Now I am going to face the issue of keeping the weight loss off. And doing some more cycling as that has not happened as often as it should while my mouth issues took most of my focus.

This has mostly been a rant-style post, I know. But, for some reason, I "needed" to post.

Ya'll have a nice day.
I went through a similar, but perhaps less intense, episode, recently. I feel your pain!
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Old 11-24-15, 12:09 PM
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For me this, is where I'm stuck as well. Through diet and exercise, I dropped from ~240 to 188 in about a year (the last 5 pounds being helped along by a bout of food poisoning while visiting family the night before thanksgiving that kept me from eating that weekend). Then I slacked off on being careful what I eat and went back up to ~210. Was careful but the weight loss was slow back to 203 or so. Got a bad case of the flu and dropped down to 195. Recovered and was just trying to regain normality for a while without paying attention to my eating and next thing I knew I was back up to 212. Worked back down to ~203 again and then got another stomach bug and got back down to ~200. My wife started baking all my favorite treats 6 weeks or so ago as I recovered and I'm back up to 210 again. I need to find the joy of losing that I had the first time around and get the willpower to stay down. Oh and figure out a better way to recover from stomach issues than with comfort food.

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Old 11-26-15, 01:57 PM
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Heh. Well, finished the Thanksgiving Day feast of mastication and - voila - still under 200! There may be hope for me yet.
Only 2 more major holiday chow fests to monitor until I "declare victory" from Clydedom. (Yeah right. Clydedom is as much a mental state as a physical one for me.)

Speaking of which, how long do you think one should be under 200 before considering oneself NOT a Clyde anymore - at least by weight?
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Heh. Well, finished the Thanksgiving Day feast of mastication and - voila - still under 200! There may be hope for me yet.
Only 2 more major holiday chow fests to monitor until I "declare victory" from Clydedom. (Yeah right. Clydedom is as much a mental state as a physical one for me.)

Speaking of which, how long do you think one should be under 200 before considering oneself NOT a Clyde anymore - at least by weight?
When I didn't believe I was a Clyde, I argued with my Doctor about my weight. His response was, "as long as your waist size is over 32 inches, you need to loose weight. That's easy for him to say, he's a runner.
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When I didn't believe I was a Clyde, I argued with my Doctor about my weight. His response was, "as long as your waist size is over 32 inches, you need to loose weight. That's easy for him to say, he's a runner.

Thats an idiotic statement and i hope he made it in jest --- all of us have a "back when" story of some sort , as in "Back when i was competing/ running 50 mi/wk/ playing college ball/in the armed forces etc etc etc

My back when tale is as a young Army infantryman, i had a 37" true waist measurement (which means you wear size 34 trousers) and a 49" chest measurement -- i didnt have 5 inches off the waist to lose . I weighed 210, - so i was a Clydesdale then and didnt know it. Lowest poundage i got to as an adult after being violently ill for 2 weeks was around 195. Some of us are bigger than others - if my bodyfat % (not bmi) is in check i wouldnt sweat it

But to the OP, technically your not a Clyde anymore - most of us would like to get off of Clyde Island, so congrats! You made it! I would say that after your journey though, you may still identify with the fight to get off Clyde Island as it will take continued good behavior and great lifestyle choices to stay off, so its not bad to pop in every now and again and give some of us struggling at the "Super Clyde" end of the spectrum some kind words and motivating thoughts ----

I'd almost say its the same reason i still go to alumni meetings and football games even though i'm not a student at my university anymore (well, maybe not the exact same) -
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Originally Posted by dual650c View Post
Through "no fault of my own", I finally managed to get below 200 for the first time in decades.

I say "no fault of my own" because it is almost certainly a result of some painful dentistry and post-dental-surgery recovery - meaning I've lost any enjoyment in eating. Simply put, my mouth has hurt since the first week of September. In that period, I dropped probably 25 pounds because chewing has been barely endurable.
You must never have heard of ICE CREAM!
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Old 12-03-15, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
You must never have heard of ICE CREAM!
Ice cream melts in your mouth - like M&M's - not in your hands. Requires no chewing... I basically subsisted on ice crean and yogurt from early Sep to late November. That and beans, soup and pureed cr**.

Update - still in the 190s.. so far so good.
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