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9 weeks in. Losing about 1/2lb per week.

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9 weeks in. Losing about 1/2lb per week.

Old 07-06-17, 02:04 PM
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9 weeks in. Losing about 1/2lb per week.

9 weeks in as of today.

Although I don't generally do so, I did happen to step on the scale a few weeks ago and came in at 217.5lbs. Currently at 213.5lbs, so losing about a 1/2lb per week, which I think it pretty fair for only changing the way I exercise and not what I eat and drink so much.

I would like the rate of weight loss to be a little bit greater (closer to 1lb a week) so I'm going to try and make sure my morning treadmill work is always 55 minutes rather than 45-55, and I've upped my cycling from 7 miles to 8 miles. I'm actually hoping to make it 9 miles, but really have to watch how long I'm gone from the office at lunchtime. I'm also going to make a more concerted effort to carve out the extra 10 minutes in the morning I need for the erg, but that is always the easiest to justify as the thing I can't do, or don't have time for.

I happened to stop in the Doctor's office for a checkup this last week too, since I hadn't had one in a couple of years, and I appear to be firing on all cylinders. Always good to know when you're exerting yourself more than you have in a while. All she really had to chide me for was needing to lose weight and not coming in to see her more regularly.
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Old 07-06-17, 02:24 PM
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Exercise by itself will not do it. Cut down on the intake. Eat slower, back away from the table sooner.
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Good work! But if you want to see more aggressive weight loss you'll really need to change your diet. Not go ON a diet, because those never work in the long run, but change your eating habits. Eat less, eat smarter. That doesn't mean completely cut something out of your life, it just means eat it less often. Cycling especially is a very efficient activity so you're not going to burn a ton of calories doing it and thus won't lose much weight at all unless you combine it with a better diet. What it WILL do is give you better fitness. You'll have more energy, get winded less, etc.

I lost about 50 pounds running and training for 5Ks a couple years ago. Part of that was running (which burns more calories per mile than cycling) but a lot more of it was being smarter about my food choices. Unfortunately my wonky knee eventually revolted and I had to stop running and didn't replace it with any other activity and started sucking up food like a Hoover again and ballooned back up to over 300. But I've done it before and you can too...but you'll need to do more than just cycling.

I don't want to sound negative though. ANY weight lost is great! I'm just responding to you saying that you'd like to drop the pounds faster.
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Hmm...eat less, eh? Well, we'll have to see.

I still have 41 weeks until an "event" that I'd like to be down to around 190lbs for, so that's definitely doable at the current rate of loss (providing it holds). It would just be nice to get there faster AND have a cushion for potential setbacks like Thanksgiving and the Christmas season.
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