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Old 12-25-15, 10:19 AM
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My belt is at its last notch.

Been losing weight very, very gradually last couple of years. Now my belt is at its last notch, and it is hard keeping the Levis up!! Oh my And, I look pretty good, if I don't say so myself.

I weigh less than I did in 1998 when I "Rode the Rockies" and I have a whole lot more muscle.
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Old 12-25-15, 10:36 AM
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Don't let your belt stop you! Go to Tandy Leather and get a punch. (Drill bits work in a pinch but don't leave clean holes.)

And seriously, congratulations! May this next year be your best.

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Old 12-25-15, 10:56 AM
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Awesome - I was expecting a "I'm so fat" kinda thread. Nice surprise.
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Old 12-25-15, 11:09 AM
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Sweatpants FTW ! (In either direction)
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Old 12-25-15, 11:43 AM
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It does feel good doesn't it...? I too got down to the last notch 6 months ago and needed to punch another hole in a belt that I wore for the last 25+ years, and that I had to add an extra hole a few years ago...
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Fantastic Good luck in 2016 for continued shrinkage.
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Old 12-25-15, 11:51 AM
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Fantastic! Keep up the good work, and for a treat, get yourself a new belt.
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I've went down 2 holes on my belt (from 36 to 34 waist in jeans) since I started riding and gained ~15 pounds.
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Old 12-25-15, 01:00 PM
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Isn't it refreshing to be running out of inner, instead of outer, holes on one's belt? Thanks for posting, and congrats. Your future self will thank you profusely.
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Old 12-25-15, 01:47 PM
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Thanks, all. I really wasn't much overweight, but I can sure tell the difference in losing about 15-20 lbs. My son's caregiver tells me I am getting too skinny. Not true, but at my age, the face shows a lot more wrinkles at a lower weight.

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Gongrats! I well know how good it feels to lose weight...and keep it off. Got so and finally fed up with being fat two years ago I went weight and fitness religious. Between Jan 2014 and that mid-Nov I dropped 43 pounds...242 to my goal of 199...despite picking up muscle mass. Then maintained 200 to 205, a good weight for my height, age, and build, through 2015. Let it indulgent go a bit from Thanksgiving through Christmas dinner today. Feelin' fat now at 209, but that'll be gone by mid-Jan at the latest.

Hole punch saved half my belts. Fully stitched ones got replaced....as did all my daily wear pants, shorts, shirts, sweats, and most jackets. Damn well worth it. Only downside be I'll prolly live longer.

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Old 12-26-15, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TriDanny47 View Post
Awesome - I was expecting a "I'm so fat" kinda thread. Nice surprise.
I'll be starting one next week.
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Old 12-26-15, 07:41 AM
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Congratulations! I had saved a pair of pants and one suit from my twenties. I can just about fit them, but they're horribly out of fashion now.
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Old 12-26-15, 09:16 AM
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Congratulations! I had saved a pair of pants and one suit from my twenties. I can just about fit them, but they're horribly out of fashion now.
Hang on a little while longer and they'll be in fashion again.

Or just wear it anyway and tell people that it's "ironic fashion".
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Old 12-26-15, 11:14 AM
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Congrats on the weight loss! Now you should treat yourself to a new belt.
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Old 12-26-15, 12:13 PM
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Cant beat that with a stick.
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Originally Posted by nobodyhere View Post
Been losing weight very, very gradually last couple of years. Now my belt is at its last notch, and it is hard keeping the Levis up!! Oh my And, I look pretty good, if I don't say so myself.

I weigh less than I did in 1998 when I "Rode the Rockies" and I have a whole lot more muscle.
I am with you on that..

Had to drill an extra hole in my belt.

Dropped to 170 lbs last week.
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Old 12-31-15, 10:24 AM
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I experienced a first yesterday. I have been slowly losing weight over the past few years by changing my eating habits and exercise routines. I started out around 185 - 190 at 5'11" not fat but with a lot of muscle due to heavy weight training. I had to modify my training due to some orthopedic issues and the extra weight did nothing for my cycling. In any event, I now do mostly bodyweight exercises and yoga with a couple of weekly Kettlebell workouts in the mix and I also increased my saddle time.
As of yesterday I weighed in at 158 now at 5'10". I had my annual physical yesterday and was told by my Doc that I could stand to gain a few pounds - I never heard that before and honestly I have no intention on taking his advice on that suggestion. BTW I have a Tanita Ironman Scale and according to that my bodyfat is 5% and it has been at that percentage for quite a while now. None of this is due to a diet per say but a series of modifications over time. I had set a goal of 165 but continued to lose weight so I decided to keep doing what I've been doing and let the weight settle where it will. I will say getting up hills feels a lot easier.
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Old 12-31-15, 10:45 AM
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I experienced a first yesterday. I have been slowly losing weight over the past few years by changing my eating habits and exercise routines. I started out around 185 - 190 at 5'11" not fat but with a lot of muscle due to heavy weight training. I had to modify my training due to some orthopedic issues and the extra weight did nothing for my cycling. In any event, I now do mostly bodyweight exercises and yoga with a couple of weekly Kettlebell workouts in the mix and I also increased my saddle time.
As of yesterday I weighed in at 158 now at 5'10". I had my annual physical yesterday and was told by my Doc that I could stand to gain a few pounds - I never heard that before and honestly I have no intention on taking his advice on that suggestion. BTW I have a Tanita Ironman Scale and according to that my bodyfat is 5% and it has been at that percentage for quite a while now. None of this is due to a diet per say but a series of modifications over time. I had set a goal of 165 but continued to lose weight so I decided to keep doing what I've been doing and let the weight settle where it will. I will say getting up hills feels a lot easier.
At 5% body fat, if that is accurate I can see why. I had to chime in because I'm coincidentally the same size and weight but I want to lose 5-10. My BF will be north of 10% however. In any event, I'd say regardless of the Doc, keep doing whatever it is that you been doing because it sounds like it's working!
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Old 12-31-15, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TriDanny47 View Post
Awesome - I was expecting a "I'm so fat" kinda thread. Nice surprise.
yeah me too - can't wait for "the holidays" to be over. I've had a rough time with my new sedentary job kicking my butt. congrats to the OP tho!
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At 5% body fat, if that is accurate I can see why. I had to chime in because I'm coincidentally the same size and weight but I want to lose 5-10. My BF will be north of 10% however. In any event, I'd say regardless of the Doc, keep doing whatever it is that you been doing because it sounds like it's working!
I can't attest to the accuracy of that reading. I'm sure measuring bodyfat with electrical impedance is not the most accurate method but that has been the consistent reading for a long time. I just use it as a point of reference to make note of any changes.
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I can't attest to the accuracy of that reading. I'm sure measuring bodyfat with electrical impedance is not the most accurate method but that has been the consistent reading for a long time. I just use it as a point of reference to make note of any changes.
Oh I believe it, with a background of weight training. I was just struck by the coincidence, and me wanting to trim down. Maybe I should take up weights instead
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Originally Posted by TriDanny47 View Post
Awesome - I was expecting a "I'm so fat" kinda thread. Nice surprise.
Yes I was too. To the OP congratulations on your accomplishment.
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@nobodyhere - Congrats! I too am on the last hole. None of my pants will stay up with exception of a suit from 30 years ago! Doesn't it feel great?! I am amazed of the difference. I have not changed my diet much but have only been riding my bike. New yearly miles best for me of 3000 miles since mid March with 30+ lb loss. Haven't been at this weight for maybe 35 years!

The best part is how well I perform on my bike! Would like loose 10 more. Here is one to old men with new lives!
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