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Old 12-30-03, 12:31 PM
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Must lose 30 pounds

Thanks for the forum. I have planned an 8 day hiking trip this summer with friends to the beautiful Stein Valley of British Columbia. Right now I am 32 years old, 6'4", 260 pounds and have hovered btween 250 and 265 for the past 10 years. I have always trained with cycling, weight lifting and nordictrack, although sometimes sporadically. I have terrible eating habits and this is what I am working on primarily. This year I want to work out more consistentely, and as spring arrives would like to put in 100 miles a week on my bike. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by July when I go on my hiking trip. I will not follow any fad diets to do this because I know when I stop all the weight will come back. Hopefully there is a good forum here to post weekly on progress, I know I need this to keep myself accountable. Look forward to hearing your replies and hopefully your encouragement. And I hope that I can also encourage you.
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Old 12-30-03, 12:42 PM
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Many of us have lost weight using cardio, resistance training and good eating habits (man, arne't those hard to keep up?).

I use the eating plan in the Body for Life program, and am making a REAL concerted effort to keep up the cycling during the dark and cold winter months.

So far, I am doing real well, using Spinerval videos with my trainer at home and the LIfe Cycle in the gym. Doing about the equivalent of 12 good miles daily (45 minutes on the trainer).

I also do regualr and pretty heavy resistance workouts alternating upper and lower body using free weights and at times machines at the gym.

Keep us informed.

You can post mileage and weight and stuff at

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I have lost close to 60 pounds the last year and a half cycling, rowing and something that could be called running :-) Also, new eating habbits. The most confusing time is really when things stop up, especially when you actually start feeling kinda fit :-)
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good luck

Just a note of encouragement. You and I are similar. Last summer I returned to cycling after being away for several years. Rode weekends and commuted to work (10 miles one way) until the weather got too cold and snowy outside. I've since moved indoors on a trainer with Spinervals DVD's.

I'm not doing any diet plan. I've just tried to eat smarter, cut down on fat intake and drink more water.

I've dropped from 275 down to 245. Legs are getting stronger and my aerobic ability is improving.

My goal is twofold: get down to 225 and do a century late spring of this year.

Keep riding ... if it works for me it will work for you.
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Glad to have you on board. You chose a good activity to do this.
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