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Back up to my "winter weight"

Old 02-26-08, 05:51 AM
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Back up to my "winter weight"

And rather annoyed with myself. At the end of last season, I'd dropped from 237 to 205, increased my average ride to 30 miles, set a new personal best of 63 miles, and was on track to hit my first century. Then the weather turned nasty, and a bunch of other RL stuff conspired to keep me out of the gym most of the winter. Now I'm up around 230 (just a guess, the batteries in my bathroom scale died), and basically back where I started last spring.

Oh well. RL's settled down, my gym membership's still current (just woefully unused as of late), and I'm going to buy an IRO Mark V with part of my tax return, so hopefully that'll get me back on the road this spring.

See you out there.

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Old 02-26-08, 06:11 AM
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Good luck with the life style change again and see how it goes. It won't be long and you will be back at the 63 mile mark and ready for that century.
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Back to the old weight blues

Up untill the beginning of this month I 'thought' I'd be starting the new season at 212.
Somewhere along the way 14 pounds snuck in the door and climbed onto my 65 year old frame so I'm back to point A for another season..Maby it was the bags of walnuts as evening snacks.(lol)
Figured I'd reply. Good to know you're not alone
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We got hit with icy streets and roads for a bit more than two weeks. I got back to riding and five days later came down with a very bad head cold. I have been off the bike again. Meanwhile, the weight has been creeping upward. I am the pastor of a church and we have extra worship services with extra sermon preparations during Lent. After a while they wear a person down and riding becomes more difficult. Holy Week is coming and it brings four separate preparations over four days with almost no rest between. Mental fatigue is the big problem, but it quickly leads to physical fatigue. I expect my riding and my eating to take some unhelpful hits. When getting back into riding and working on my weight, I try not to beat up on myself and just start again from whatever the current reality is. I focus on how good I feel when I ride regularly. Soon I am eager to work on the weight problem again, too. BTW, I am nearly 62 years old.
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And rather annoyed with myself. At the end of last season, I'd dropped from 237 to 205, increased my average ride to 30 miles, set a new personal best of 63 miles, and was on track to hit my first century. Then the weather turned nasty, and a bunch of other RL stuff conspired to keep me out of the gym most of the winter. Now I'm up around 230 (just a guess, the batteries in my bathroom scale died), and basically back where I started last spring.

Oh well. RL's settled down, my gym membership's still current (just woefully unused as of late), and I'm going to buy an IRO Mark V with part of my tax return, so hopefully that'll get me back on the road this spring.

See you out there.

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Add me to the list. I'm up 25 pounds this off-season, my first significant weight gain since I began losing back in January 2006. Fortunately, I know that if it came off once, it will come off again.
 
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Not to rub salt, but I at least fluctuated +/- 211 all Winter, +1 or -1. I've been on the trainer and doing speed circuits though and worked my butt off to do it.
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I hate to say it but I am in the same boat. I was a beast all summer and most of fall. Then came my first case of bronchites, followed by the flu, followed by the holidays, followed by 2nd case of bronchitis. I am currently working on my third case of bronchitis. I have not felt good enough for a long enough period of time to even put some time on the trainer. I seams like I have caught every illness that my students have brought to school this year.

At least I was able to build up my new bike with all of the down sick time. I am really looking forward to putting some miles in.

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A couple years ago I started working out and then got doored while riding home from a bike shop. I was down to about 205 and in pretty good shape at the time (I'm 6' 2", perma-clyde). I had some injuries from the accident and was pretty freaked out about getting back on the bike. I gained about 40lbs during that time. I decided in November of last year to get back on the horse so to speak. Started riding more often and going to the gym. So far I've managed to loose about 10-15 lbs.

Setbacks happen but the important part is getting back into the habits that helped you lose that weight in the first place. Go for it!
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I've gone nearly full circle. Started about 2 years ago at 220 or so (I'm 5'9"). Got as low as 180 and now am back to 199 on the Doc's scale. Fortunately, by watching what I eat, and getting back on the bike (trainer) for the first time since August, I've seen some results. Keep working guys, and Spring is nearly sprung!
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