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Old 11-14-05, 06:39 PM
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Anyone pack on a little extra something for the winter? I still stay fit and polished but if I eat extra, it goes to the midsection and makes a nice smooth ring of warm goodness. Everyone around me is jealous that I get to eat 4500+ calories a day. That's a lot of carrots!

It all burns off easily when it gets warmer, so I'm never worried about it sticking around. Are you crazy enough to gain weight on purpose?
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I'm carrying plenty of warm goodness at the moment. Enough for a small family.

I'm hoping most of it disappears as we move into summer in the next few weeks.
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Originally Posted by mirona
Anyone pack on a little extra something for the winter? I still stay fit and polished but if I eat extra, it goes to the midsection and makes a nice smooth ring of warm goodness. Everyone around me is jealous that I get to eat 4500+ calories a day. That's a lot of carrots!

It all burns off easily when it gets warmer, so I'm never worried about it sticking around. Are you crazy enough to gain weight on purpose?
It gets harder and harder to remove as you get older... currently I am on the losing side and prefer it... except for one tiny thing... I get colder in the ocean when I swim.
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Sometimes it gets cold in the spring or even summer, so to be on the safe side, I've taken to packing a bit of extra. Of course, this year, I'll be going straight from the middle of Aussie summer to Utah winter, so anything I lose by commuting is a serious loss.
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Old 11-14-05, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mirona
Anyone pack on a little extra something for the winter? I still stay fit and polished but if I eat extra, it goes to the midsection and makes a nice smooth ring of warm goodness. Everyone around me is jealous that I get to eat 4500+ calories a day. That's a lot of carrots!

It all burns off easily when it gets warmer, so I'm never worried about it sticking around. Are you crazy enough to gain weight on purpose?
Mirona how old are you? You you usually can't get away with doing this past 40.
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Old 11-14-05, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Marge
Mirona how old are you? You you usually can't get away with doing this past 40.
I figured age is a factor. I'm 23, so it's easy for me. I know it will get harder, but I don't plan on growing up any time soon. Just look at my avatar!

I only gain about 5 lbs, but it feels nice having that extra layer of protection.
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Originally Posted by mirona
I figured age is a factor. I'm 23, so it's easy for me. I know it will get harder, but I don't plan on growing up any time soon. Just look at my avatar!

I only gain about 5 lbs, but it feels nice having that extra layer of protection.

Mirona!
4500 calories of things like tuna, mac and cheese and applesauce are not my idea of fine cuisine.
Expand your palate! And lets really see how much you can gain!
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
Mirona!
4500 calories of things like tuna, mac and cheese and applesauce are not my idea of fine cuisine.
Expand your palate! And lets really see how much you can gain!
Ha! I swear I've been eating much better, honest. I have experimented with some fish dishes (I love fish!) and stuff like that. You'd be proud, or at least not laughing so hard.
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"Ring of warm goodness!" I like how that sounds!
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Seasonally our bodies want to pack on pounds for the winter, its a deeply ingrained, physiological instinct. probably comes from the reptilian part of our brain stem.

While I can't endorse this diet except while expeditioneering, winter rations on my long sledge trips include a half a stick of butter, per person, per day.
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While I can't endorse this diet except while expeditioneering, winter rations on my long sledge trips include a half a stick of butter, per person, per day.
Ah yes, I remember that well from my winter camping days. Eaten like a banana. Delicious.
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Originally Posted by mirona

It all burns off easily when it gets warmer, so I'm never worried about it sticking around. Are you crazy enough to gain weight on purpose?
Define, "on purpose" I guess no one holds a gun to my head and makes me eat raw cookie dough, but it's hard to call it winter weight when it's 80 degrees outside. Heck, I even went for a lunch time swim. Yet, my Seattle body still thinks it's winter and is packing on the weight. Okay, okay, it asks for ice cream and steak and I can't say, "no" to it. Oh well, I guess as long as I keep riding it won't get too bad.

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Originally Posted by Walkafire
Kirke.... ready for that Sushi?

and sashimi!
Oh, stop! You're making me hungry!
Can I get the sushi bar to deliver???
I'm watching football.
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I've enough for a family of seals. Really, no need to add extra.
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Butter, straight off the stick....mmm, tasty! when its 20 below. It's really good dipped in hot chocolate.
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I come well equipped for the cold with plenty of blubber and a beard.
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My body fat creeps up in the winter. I vary from 21-23% and that works out to 5-8 lbs or 180-188. I'm 42. I've gained a whopping 53 pounds since I was 18. Hard to imagine going back to my ideal hill climbing weight of 145.

But you know when the Avian flu mutates to human form a few extra pounds could make all the difference it the world.

Anymore I try to stay away from Trans Fatty Acids and yes to Omega 3 Fatty Acids. In my case I probably do less in the winter and that is the cause of some tummy increase. Not like that tire is going to protect your head or fingers. I suspect if I maintained my sumertime activity levels I'd lose wieght.
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Same here. Unfortunately I've moved to Texas where it does me no good, it's just hard to burn off in March. The only upside is that it helps me gain muscle more quickly (I can lift more, and while my bf% goes up a bit my weight goes up far more), so hit the weight room and milk it for all it's worth. (Yesterday was my leg day -- eesh -- but it's all for my sprint times in April!)
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Three magic words:

"More pie, please!"
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Originally Posted by caloso
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"More pie, please!"
Mmmmm, can't wait for Thanksgiving!
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Originally Posted by Treespeed
but it's hard to call it winter weight when it's 80 degrees outside. Oh well, I guess as long as I keep riding it won't get too bad. -Marcus
Move to Palm Springs. 80 degrees outside there is the winter temperature. ;o)
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Move to Palm Springs. 80 degrees outside there is the winter temperature. ;o)
Funny, 80 is the average age in Palm Springs as well.
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Originally Posted by mirona
I figured age is a factor. I'm 23, so it's easy for me. I know it will get harder, but I don't plan on growing up any time soon. Just look at my avatar!

I only gain about 5 lbs, but it feels nice having that extra layer of protection.

Dude!

For most of us it doesn't work this way after some point. There are a few individuals whose metabalizm doesn't slow as they age, but I no longer speak to them.

Man, when I hit 40, things fell apart. Its like someone decided I've had enough pie for a lifetime. The only time I was able to eat what felt normally and not pack it on like a hippo was an 18 day cycle tour around Lake Superior. Tapering off after was a trial.
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I'm riding to get rid of the blubber I'm packing. Of course, I wish it were only 5 pounds.
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