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I'm officially calling it...clyde emeritus status

Old 12-06-07, 09:24 AM
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I'm officially calling it...clyde emeritus status

I've been hovering right at or just under 200 lbs for the last week and a half or so, but I'm officially calling it today. I weighed in this morning and I was close to 198 pounds. I'm calling it 199 officially to account for possible water loss due to my ride on the trainer this morning. I don't expect a spike back to 200 due to my consistant 1 lb a week loss. I figure by Christmas I will have a 4 to 5 pound buffer so I should be safe (although going home for a week at Christmas is a tough week to watch calorie intake ). I think the Y is going to be my friend while I am up there. Maybe get some laps in the pool in and ride a stationary bike (yuck) or maybe an eliptical or something.

I'm glad there is an emeritus status. I like hanging out in here. You guys are awesome!

29 pounds to goal weight.
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Old 12-06-07, 09:32 AM
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Congratulations! Tom will get you a handsome certificate, suitable for framing, very soon .

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And one of my favorite things as the Clyde Moderator......


Save, print and frame this! You earned it! Welcome to Emeritus Status!

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Congratulations!!!!!!

I still am a few months away from that goal, and I also want to get around 195 to have a buffer as my weigh will flucuate also.

GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Woo hoo!

Printed and hung on wall at work!

Thanks Tom, East Hill & Flip.

Go Flip Go!!
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Oh...and one more thought about the experience so far and what I'm carrying forward. What is interesting is that i started losing weight more consistently when I stopped worrying about losing weight. My goal changed from losing weight to more performance specific goals like completing a century, X miles by the end of the year, etc. I have my performance goals for next year and have an idea what kind of training I need to do to accomplish them. When I add monitoring my calorie intake to that mix, the weight seems to be taking care of itself. Plus, I'm in better shape now (at 44) than I have been since I was, oh say...22 or 23. When that number gets down to 20 that's about all I an hope for (I was in EXTREMELY good physical condition at 18, but it started falling off fast from there as I got out of organized sports and stopped running and started drinking beer and eating a lot of pizza lol).

Thanks again guys. I think I will go out and celebrate with a tasty, but not too unhealty, lunch!

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I still am a few months away from that goal, and I also want to get around 195 to have a buffer as my weigh will flucuate also.
Remember, I'm lurking back here thinking positive thoughts!

You can do it!

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...started drinking beer and eating a lot of pizza lol).

Thanks again guys. I think I will go out and celebrate with a tasty, but not too unhealty, lunch!

That beer and pizza tastes SO good, but it certainly contributes to 'The Making of a Clyde'.

[I think there's a movie in that title, eh?]

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Originally Posted by JohnKScott View Post
Oh...and one more thought about the experience so far and what I'm carrying forward. What is interesting is that i started losing weight more consistently when I stopped worrying about losing weight. My goal changed from losing weight to more performance specific goals like completing a century, X miles by the end of the year, etc. I have my performance goals for next year and have an idea what kind of training I need to do to accomplish them. When I add monitoring my calorie intake to that mix, the weight seems to be taking care of itself. Plus, I'm in better shape now (at 44) than I have been since I was, oh say...22 or 23. When that number gets down to 20 that's about all I an hope for (I was in EXTREMELY good physical condition at 18, but it started falling off fast from there as I got out of organized sports and stopped running and started drinking beer and eating a lot of pizza lol).

Thanks again guys. I think I will go out and celebrate with a tasty, but not too unhealty, lunch!

+1 I feel the same way. I have lost much more weight by not focusing on the weight loss but on just setting other goals like mileage per week, etc.

Congrats man! I can't wait for my emeritus status certificate!
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Congrats!! I'm right on your heals! 200.5-202 depending on time of day/workout status etc. Wanna get to 195 so I can have the first cheeseburger in 8 months and then off to 188 (the century mark).
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That beer and pizza tastes SO good, but it certainly contributes to 'The Making of a Clyde'.

[I think there's a movie in that title, eh?]

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Yeah. When I graduated from HS I weighed about 140 lbs. I played football and basketball. I was a wirey strong farm boy type 140 lbs with strong legs (should have been a cyclist back then - probably would have been pretty good ). I was either training for football or basketball or doing long distance running in the spring. Couldn't gain a pound to save my life (even though at the begging of my football coach I ate like a horse). Once college started I filled out quite a bit, but was still in pretty good shape for a while. But, no serious training and I got lazy on the running and altogether stopped. However, I kept eating like I was used to. Three LARGE squares and routinely a whole pizza at night (probably a couple times a week) with a quart of Pepsi. On yeah, and don't forget about the beer. Lots and lots of beer . Ouch. As you can guess, it didn't take too long to baloon up . I hit the century mark (the wrong way) about the time I got married at 27. Then I was right around 240 - 250 but my wife married me anyway . I've always carried weight well so I didn't look that heavy, but I could tell. My once highly efficient functioning machinery was hard to get going and keep going!

I'm really loving how I'm feeling right now. And looking forward to feeling even better!

Thanks beingtxstate & Spartan112. Go Go Go!!!
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Another one leaves the nest.
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Another one leaves the nest.
Only physically...it's all a state of mind, you know.

And if even I'm welcome here, then so is JKS .

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Thanks guys.

Nah...you guys are too koooool for skoool. I stillz gotsta chill here yo.

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