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Lost a 100 lbs and bought myself a present!

Old 04-24-14, 02:16 PM
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Lost a 100 lbs and bought myself a present!

I went for my weekly weigh-in to the doctor's office today. And to my suprise i lost 3 lbs! That makes a weightloss of 100 LBS since is started my journey back in october.
So i thought it was time to buy myself a present.

I've been contemplating buying a new bike for quite some time, but couldn't decide on a road bike or a hybrid.
So after work i went to the LBS and saw a beautifull bike and it was love a first sight!
It had the speed and nimbleness (is that a word?) of a road bike and the comfort of a hybrid; "a flat bar road bike"



I went for a test ride and it pedals so incredible light, switches gears effortless and steers real agile and sharp, it's amazing.
On top of that it looks really cool.
It's a dutch brand bike Koga. Don't know if they sell in the US, but they have a great reputation. Quality is perfect, welds are polished. Gearing is a mix of 105 and tiagra.

It takes about 10 days for the order to complete, so now the waiting game starts...........
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Old 04-24-14, 02:47 PM
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Cool looking bike and congrats in the weight loss!
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Old 04-24-14, 02:55 PM
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how does someone lose that much weight so quickly? congratulations, though, nice bike!
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Sweet bike and grats on the weight loss.

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Old 04-24-14, 03:18 PM
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Congrats on your weight loss.

Congrats on your new bike.

Nay nay on the big chainring/large cog combo in the picture of your bike.
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Lost 100lbs and gained 18.2lbs. Nice looking bike.
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Old 04-24-14, 05:59 PM
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Wow on the weight loss. That works out to 4 pound per week! I have been doing about 3 pounds per week and it takes serious commitment. You are my hero! Congrats
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Congrats, you did great with the weight loss too
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DAMN NICE BIKE!

Congrats on hitting a major goal!
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Great job. You should be proud of your efforts and yes, you deserve the bike. You've earned it.

Nice looking bike. I especially like how the tires match the picnic table!
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WOW!!!!!! THAT'S AWESOME!!! The bike is sweet!!!
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Originally Posted by abstruse View Post
I went for my weekly weigh-in to the doctor's office today. And to my suprise i lost 3 lbs! That makes a weightloss of 100 LBS since is started my journey back in october.
So i thought it was time to buy myself a present.

I've been contemplating buying a new bike for quite some time, but couldn't decide on a road bike or a hybrid.
So after work i went to the LBS and saw a beautifull bike and it was love a first sight!
It had the speed and nimbleness (is that a word?) of a road bike and the comfort of a hybrid; "a flat bar road bike"



I went for a test ride and it pedals so incredible light, switches gears effortless and steers real agile and sharp, it's amazing.
On top of that it looks really cool.
It's a dutch brand bike Koga. Don't know if they sell in the US, but they have a great reputation. Quality is perfect, welds are polished. Gearing is a mix of 105 and tiagra.

It takes about 10 days for the order to complete, so now the waiting game starts...........
Originally Posted by Weatherby View Post
Wow on the weight loss. That works out to 4 pound per week! I have been doing about 3 pounds per week and it takes serious commitment. You are my hero! Congrats
You're both heroes.
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Old 04-24-14, 09:03 PM
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Congrats on the weight loss and the new bike. I rewarded myself as well after I lost 80lbs and its kept me from gaining anything back for 6 months!
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Old 04-25-14, 03:05 AM
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Thanks for all the positive comments!

I've been lurking around here for years and reading and enjoying all your guys successes. It has been a real motivator for me.
Seeying people who have the"same "problems" as me overcoming them and turning their lives around.

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
how does someone lose that much weight so quickly? congratulations, though, nice bike!
Well being scared ****less is a good motivation for starters. ;-)

End of semptember both of my legs started swelling like crazy, at one point it felt like they where bursting out of their skin, it looked horrible.
Started getting woosy and had difficulty breathing. So i rushed to the ER and was put through an array of test.
Cardiography, Echo's, scans etc.
I was laying there on the table with all these machines hooked up to me and that was kind of a wake up call!
They where suspecting that i had a Hearth embolie and trombose in my legs.

They wanted to give me medicine to counteract it but upon hearing my weight they didn't know what kind of dosage they had/should give me. It took the docters and professors all but 3 hours to figure out the right dosage.
That where some really scary hours.
When the dust settled a day later everything was actually fine and it was a combination of false alarms that let to the earlier diagnose.
So they send me home.

When i got home i made an appointment with my doctor and made the deal with him that i would tried losing weight and come in every other week for a weight-in, vitals check-up and some motivational talk.

I switched my diet radically: Low Carbs, low fat, high Proteine. 6 meals a day. Everything homemade. No Alchohol or snacks. Consuming about 1800 kcal aday.
Started riding the stationay bike every other day before breakfast and slowly building op to longer, faster, harder.
Also started lifting free weights 3 times a week.
After awhile i starting commuting to work first one day a week and now i do 4 times a week. It's an 18 mile round trip.
Also started doing longers rides in the weekends.
I also added Badminton (once a week) and boxing(once a week) to my fitness regiment.
So i work out alost every day.

Sometimes i let myself go. Enjoy a bag of chips or fries and a hamburger. I don't want to live like a monk. So i still enjoying life, just a bit more in moderation :-)
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Congrats on the weight loss and the new bike.
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Originally Posted by abstruse View Post
thanks for all the positive comments!

I've been lurking around here for years and reading and enjoying all your guys successes. It has been a real motivator for me.
Seeying people who have the"same "problems" as me overcoming them and turning their lives around.



Well being scared ****less is a good motivation for starters. ;-)

end of semptember both of my legs started swelling like crazy, at one point it felt like they where bursting out of their skin, it looked horrible.
Started getting woosy and had difficulty breathing. So i rushed to the er and was put through an array of test.
Cardiography, echo's, scans etc.
I was laying there on the table with all these machines hooked up to me and that was kind of a wake up call!
They where suspecting that i had a hearth embolie and trombose in my legs.

They wanted to give me medicine to counteract it but upon hearing my weight they didn't know what kind of dosage they had/should give me. It took the docters and professors all but 3 hours to figure out the right dosage.
That where some really scary hours.
When the dust settled a day later everything was actually fine and it was a combination of false alarms that let to the earlier diagnose.
So they send me home.

When i got home i made an appointment with my doctor and made the deal with him that i would tried losing weight and come in every other week for a weight-in, vitals check-up and some motivational talk.

I switched my diet radically: Low carbs, low fat, high proteine. 6 meals a day. Everything homemade. No alchohol or snacks. Consuming about 1800 kcal aday.
Started riding the stationay bike every other day before breakfast and slowly building op to longer, faster, harder.
Also started lifting free weights 3 times a week.
After awhile i starting commuting to work first one day a week and now i do 4 times a week. It's an 18 mile round trip.
Also started doing longers rides in the weekends.
I also added badminton (once a week) and boxing(once a week) to my fitness regiment.
So i work out alost every day.

Sometimes i let myself go. Enjoy a bag of chips or fries and a hamburger. I don't want to live like a monk. So i still enjoying life, just a bit more in moderation :-)
great new lifestyle!
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Old 04-25-14, 06:08 AM
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I'm impressed by your success..and also by the approach taken by your doc.....hard to find an M.D. these days that isn't a pill pusher

nice wheels too
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Double Congratulation.
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Congrats!!
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Wow super congrats on both counts! A well deserved present for sure! I hope to some day share my own success story - for now, I'll enjoy yours! lol
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Heck of a wakeup call! Well done!

My wakeup call was more subtle and egotistical......having to sit on my derriere in the closet to put on my socks was the last straw and I decided I wasn't going to buy another whole new set of bigger pants. Just done with getting fatter and fatter. I went Paleo-lite and followed some of Dr. Jack Kruse's blog and book advice. No grains, no alcohol, and mostly lots of vegetables. Cutting out the sugars was the key for me.
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Congrats on the weight loss and the cool bike. I can't help but wonder how long you'll keep that a**-axe seat.
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Awesome!!
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Congrats on the weight loss! That's an incredible amount of weight to lose.
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Yup, diet and exercise but it has to be sustainable - and your approach (with the possible checks and motivational help of your GP/MD) is obviously working. Here is to a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your days.

I am doing something similar, but having a recreational/health specialist (non-MD) doing my planning with me. Some weight training (I am 65+) is helping to restore some long-lost muscle mass.

Nice ride - but now use it as much as you can while into your new life style
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