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Old 06-04-20, 05:33 PM
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Sorry, have to brag up my wife

So, a little back story. My wife has barreled with her weight ever since puberty. She has always thought hypothyroid, but could never get a doctor to do the right tests, and stay with one doctor long enough to see trends. A couple years ago she tried one of the 8 week "boot camp" fitness programs. She did this 4 times in a row with no break between enrollments. She lost a total of 6 pounds. She cut all soda, gained weight. I looked into bariatric surgery for her, for told by the insurance company, sure no problem. She starts, goes through all the red tape, come time for final surgery approval and set a date, denied. Turns out the first person was wrong and they only cover it to fix underlying conditions and not weight loss. I changed employers to just for an insurance policy to cover it. A very willing sacrifice on my part. She had the surgery last November. By her 6 month checkup she is down 85 pounds. Most people are in the 25 to 50 pound range.

Fast forward to today. We went for a quick bike ride with the kiddos. She has rode more this year than the last 4 combined. I suggest to try and tackle "Washburn Hill". Short hill by most of your standards. About a half-mile in length with 65 feet of climb. But the last time she was up there on a bicycle was junior high. But she made it all the way up without having to stop. And she was in my Kona Roast (no light weight rig) that has been converted to 1x9 with a bash ring. So really middle middle chain ring.

Probably one of my proudest moments for her during our marriage of 14 years.
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Old 06-04-20, 05:43 PM
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Good for her! Sounds like she has good support from you.
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Old 06-04-20, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Melvang View Post
So, a little back story. My wife has barreled with her weight ever since puberty. She has always thought hypothyroid, but could never get a doctor to do the right tests, and stay with one doctor long enough to see trends. A couple years ago she tried one of the 8 week "boot camp" fitness programs. She did this 4 times in a row with no break between enrollments. She lost a total of 6 pounds. She cut all soda, gained weight. I looked into bariatric surgery for her, for told by the insurance company, sure no problem. She starts, goes through all the red tape, come time for final surgery approval and set a date, denied. Turns out the first person was wrong and they only cover it to fix underlying conditions and not weight loss. I changed employers to just for an insurance policy to cover it. A very willing sacrifice on my part. She had the surgery last November. By her 6 month checkup she is down 85 pounds. Most people are in the 25 to 50 pound range.

Fast forward to today. We went for a quick bike ride with the kiddos. She has rode more this year than the last 4 combined. I suggest to try and tackle "Washburn Hill". Short hill by most of your standards. About a half-mile in length with 65 feet of climb. But the last time she was up there on a bicycle was junior high. But she made it all the way up without having to stop. And she was in my Kona Roast (no light weight rig) that has been converted to 1x9 with a bash ring. So really middle middle chain ring.

Probably one of my proudest moments for her during our marriage of 14 years.
great but what was her average Heart rate. power out put and tempo.
thanks.😀
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Old 06-04-20, 06:26 PM
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That is awesome and a real testament to the teamwork that makes a marriage last. Good on BOTH of you for the accomplishment!
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Old 06-04-20, 06:33 PM
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great but what was her average Heart rate. power out put and tempo.
thanks.😀
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i just spent the past half hour digging through my building's recycling bin because i thought i accidentally threw my mail key in. after coming back to my apartment to grab a headlamp i saw my keys sitting on my desk. this immediately pulled me out of my bad mood, so thank you for sharing!
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
great but what was her average Heart rate. power out put and tempo.
thanks.😀
Meh. The only number that matters is the weight loss. The other stuff is superfluous.
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Old 06-04-20, 10:17 PM
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Maybe, just maybe, @thehammerdog was being facetious. Not a big deal, but the wife's accomplishment is a very big deal whether she ever rides a bike again or not. Congrats!
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Maybe, just maybe, @thehammerdog was being facetious. Not a big deal, but the wife's accomplishment is a very big deal whether she ever rides a bike again or not. Congrats!
dude.
it was a goof.
fun = funny.
good for her.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Meh. The only number that matters is the weight loss. The other stuff is superfluous.
yes.
thus the humor.
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dude.
it was a goof.
fun = funny.
Hey, don't tell me, tell them. I had conceded the point in my post.

And remember, it's only fun and games until someone loses an eye.
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What a great outcome! Between the weight loss and her renewed interest in cycling, she has probably added years to your partnership. Kudos to both of you.
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Hey, don't tell me, tell them. I had conceded the point in my post.

And remember, it's only fun and games until someone loses an eye.
indeed.
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Great story. Good for both of you!
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Congrats to her for her accomplishments! My wife was putting on lots of weight once, it did turn out to be her thyroid, which is now under control with medication. She did a lot of research and finally demanded a doc do the test which showed it was indeed the thyroid. Glad she's riding and enjoying it along with you.
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My wife has struggled with weight pretty much her whole life. She just looks at an Oreo and puts on 5 lbs. So I get it, it isn't an easy journey. Kudos to her for toughing it out instead of just giving up and accepting she has to be 'fat' like so many do, and kudos for stick by her.
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