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Man! It's great to be skinny again!

Old 04-13-18, 01:49 AM
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Man! It's great to be skinny again!

And every one of my bike is 30lbs lighter now too!
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Old 04-13-18, 03:04 AM
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"We're not sure what happened yet, ma'am. We're still investigating. Witnesses report a pack of overweight elderly men in spandex rolled up slowly on bicycles and attacked him, stopped to wheeze a little, then finished him off an rode away.

"We are not sure why anyone would pack his bibs full of bricks and doughnuts. It might be some cult thing."
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Old 04-13-18, 04:34 AM
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Show off!
Congratulations and Awesome.
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Pictures or you didn't lose it!

Just kidding.

Welcome to the club.
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Feels good, don't it!? Mazel Tov!
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Old 04-13-18, 07:28 AM
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That is awesome. Congrats!
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Old 04-13-18, 07:47 PM
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Woo hoo! Congratulations.
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Old 04-14-18, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by bargeon View Post
Pictures or you didn't lose it!

Just kidding.

Welcome to the club.
Ha ha...not till I get some muscle.
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Old 04-14-18, 06:44 PM
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'Skinny' is a relative term. I've lost 20 pounds in the past year, and another 40 to reach my target weight of 160, but even that would not be 'skinny'. Heck, forty years ago at 5'8" and 135 pounds I didn't have a six-pack, yet I had a 43-inch chest and 27-inch waist.
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Old 04-14-18, 07:18 PM
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Congrats! Down 16 today with 19 to go to my goal of 200. Make that 20 to go so I can be "Under" 200.
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Old 04-14-18, 07:38 PM
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Keeping my body fat down is my single best weapon against my genetic tendency toward hypertension.

Congrats on the weight loss -- it is sometimes difficult, given the availability of pleasure center hyped food out there.

Comic strip a few months ago: "I lost 150 pounds of ugly fat -- I divorced him!"
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Congrats....it does feel good to lose the weight. I dropped 80lbs and used to wear size 40 waist. Now I wear size 32 waist and my bike is a lot lighter. Not to mention my motorcycle is a lot faster....LOL. I thought at my age I would never lose the weight but I was wrong. Cycling is the way to go, bike oN!!!!
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congrats! every spring I try to lose the same 20 lbs but only get halfway there. would love to break the sound barrier but don't think I have enough motivation
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Old 04-25-18, 07:24 AM
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Very admirable. Nice job.
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Old 04-25-18, 09:23 AM
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Great!
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
'Skinny' is a relative term. I've lost 20 pounds in the past year, and another 40 to reach my target weight of 160, but even that would not be 'skinny'. Heck, forty years ago at 5'8" and 135 pounds I didn't have a six-pack, yet I had a 43-inch chest and 27-inch waist.
You know it. I'm more than a month off the bike now, and my weight is still holding steady at about 160.

To my Sicilian mom, I'm flippin gaunt.
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As always, the devil is in the details. The actual pounds are important but so is how they are distributed. I'm at 160 just as I was in high school but it just doesn't look the same.
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Old 05-06-18, 07:07 PM
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Down 44 from last July. First time in a size 34 pant since the 80s. You're right, Corben, it's great.
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Old 05-07-18, 06:19 AM
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Since (almost) giving up smoking, I do wine and some munchies of a night, and can't get thin any more. I need to give up or curtail the wine, or smoke again. Death.
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Since (almost) giving up smoking, I do wine and some munchies of a night, and can't get thin any more. I need to give up or curtail the wine, or smoke again. Death.
i used lozenges to quit smoking over 7 yrs ago. my longest quit so far.
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i used lozenges to quit smoking over 7 yrs ago. my longest quit so far.
The problem with quitting smoking is that I put on weight.
I drink alcohol most evenings, and cigarettes blended well to put me to sleep (and give me cancer for all I know).
After quitting cigarettes I would placate myself with a slice of bread with my wine.
This extra 200 calories was taking its toll.

The solution has been to give up on my daily bread, and eat only rice (as is customary here).
I don't feel like feasting on rice before bed.

Bread in post agricultural age is just too nice and too calorific methinks.

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Old 05-16-18, 06:20 PM
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Well done. I have found cycling the best way to keep my weight down. The side-benefit is I love to ride. Can't beat that.
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