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Old 08-03-14, 11:18 AM
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Just introducing myself and a little back ground. I'm 28 year old male at 218lbs active duty USN. I used to do sprint and international(distance) triathlons but after getting into that shape I tore my ACL and PCL in my left knee. I fell completely out of shape, sold my bike and gear, started homebrewing beer and became more sedentary. Friday i purchased a CAAD 10 105 and took her out yesterday in the pouring rain for a 17 mile ride before my lower back started acting up. I haven't gotten a good fit due to the lady at the LBS taking the day off due to sickness so hopefully that takes care of that. My wife and i are expecting our first child, my son, around 4Dec. My goal is be 180lbs by his birth and living a healthier life style. Time to go for a run, see you around.
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Welcome! I spent a little time out your way in the early 90s... finished up new construction over at Newport News and then homeported out of Norfolk for a few minutes before changing to San Diego.

Anyway - you have a nice bike! As for lower back I couldn't tell you if it's because your fit is off or you're just getting used to that position again. I have periodic lower back issues and riding actually makes it feel better. YMMV. Give it a little time.
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Welcome. And congrats on the impending birth of your child.

Besides getting a good fit, I would recommend seeing a chiropractor. You may be off kilter due to your knee injury and favoring that leg.
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Originally Posted by linnefaulk
Welcome. And congrats on the impending birth of your child.

Besides getting a good fit, I would recommend seeing a chiropractor. You may be off kilter due to your knee injury and favoring that leg.
I think you can make your goal weight if you buckle down on calorie intake......1% weight loss per week is widely considered to be just fine.....that would put you at an average loss of 2 a have 16-18 weeks (I did not look at a calendar to be exact).

I'd suggest a tracking ap like myfitnesspal set on 2 lbs a week with 20 minutes of exercise a day, then exercise more than will maybe dump 5-10 lbs or more the first two weeks if you were gaining or holding til now :-).
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Congrats on the future fatherhood. It's the best job you will ever have. I wouldn't give up my 2 girls for anything. They are the best thing that ever happened to me.

Good luck with the goal. I too think with dedication you will do it. I wish I would have thought about it when I was 28 with my first daughter coming. Before I knew it, I just turned 41 (2 years until I am my father's age when he passed from a heart attack), my daughter was about to turn 13, and I saw pictures at Myrtle Beach of myself without a shirt on at 247. The time flies by.
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