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Did you lose a bunch of weight by cycling? Post your pics here!

Old 07-29-08, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dmb2786 View Post
no, but i think i have a lot of fat i could lose. i'm pretty new to cycling, so i might be gaining muscle pretty fast, so that might offset fat loss, but I do have some fat to lose.
Gotcha. Yeah, building some muscle could be playing mind games with you, I am hoping me too! I am a newb too, just trying to get into shape before it gets too bad!
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Old 07-29-08, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Tourmalet View Post
O RLY? Care to elaborate?

You are making comments about me and you've never even met me.

Gawd young male roadies are all a bunch of ****ing pricks. The lot of you.

This piss poor egotistical attitude is precisely why my riding partners are mostly women. I can actually talk to them without being attacked every other word...
If you truly had ALMOST NO body fat, you would not have the strength to walk across the street, much less ride a bike. I don't think the observation was worth your generalization, but whatever.
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Old 07-29-08, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
You said "almost zero body fat". I don't care who you are, if you have almost no body fat you are on death's door. Edit: I was only responding to the part of your previous post that I bolded, in case that wasn't clear.

Edit: FWIW, 5% body fat at your weight, which is pretty much the minimum healthy amount, would be over 8 pounds of fat.

he is correct. its basic science. you dont have to see someone to know that. later.
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Old 07-29-08, 07:30 PM
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I think I found the Zodiac Killer.


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Yea, what he said.
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272 down to 190 or so in a year. cut carbs, mountain biking.



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Originally Posted by Tourmalet View Post
I'm 6'2" I went from 180 lbs to 168 lbs. Only 12 lbs but visually the difference is amazing. I have almost zero body fat, 31" waist, and lots of muscle. I did lift weights for about two years too, so I'm sure that's helped with the upper body strength.
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Um, no
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O RLY? Care to elaborate?

You are making comments about me and you've never even met me.

Gawd young male roadies are all a bunch of ****ing pricks. The lot of you.

This piss poor egotistical attitude is precisely why my riding partners are mostly women. I can actually talk to them without being attacked every other word...
Originally Posted by umd View Post
You said "almost zero body fat". I don't care who you are, if you have almost no body fat you are on death's door. Edit: I was only responding to the part of your previous post that I bolded, in case that wasn't clear.

Edit: FWIW, 5% body fat at your weight, which is pretty much the minimum healthy amount, would be over 8 pounds of fat.
Originally Posted by hokiesean24 View Post
If you truly had ALMOST NO body fat, you would not have the strength to walk across the street, much less ride a bike. I don't think the observation was worth your generalization, but whatever.
Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
he is correct. its basic science. you dont have to see someone to know that. later.
No response, huh? That's what I thought...
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Old 07-30-08, 01:13 PM
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If umd was incorrect you would see just about every poster dog piling on him.
Happens to me whenever I post without using my head.
Anyhow, the only way you will not have any fat will be when you have decomposed for a certain time.
I expect you will be an exceptional climber at that point.
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Old 07-30-08, 01:14 PM
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This is Tourmalet. So take that umd and all of you non-believers.

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Old 07-30-08, 01:16 PM
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Old 07-30-08, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
Before (250lbs):



After (170 lbs):

What's wrong with your right leg? It's all swollen up above the knee.
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Old 07-30-08, 01:59 PM
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Well, in all honesty I could see the "I have almost zero body fat" comment as being a generalization and the poster didn't mean it to be the literal truth. The criticism of it was little more enthusiastic than warranted I thought.
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Old 07-30-08, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
272 down to 190 or so in a year. cut carbs, mountain biking.

The chick got hotter in the second one too.
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Old 07-30-08, 04:23 PM
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205 to 182...then back up to 190 where I'm at now....currently on the way back down
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Old 07-30-08, 09:27 PM
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I started cycling when I was about 315+ pounds. I now weigh about 240, and lost the weight over about 3 years.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:33 AM
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Old 08-01-08, 10:17 AM
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My contribution. Cept mine is just from not eating JUNK.

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Old 08-01-08, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Scott View Post


Yea, what he said.
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Old 08-01-08, 10:37 AM
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Actually, I use cycling to help keep my weight UP, not down. Muscle mass is not a bad thing.
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Old 08-01-08, 10:49 AM
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Scale said 177 this morning. Nice.
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Old 08-01-08, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Randallissimo View Post
I'm, 5' 9" , 157 lbs. I have ridden 450 miles in the last 2 months, and have lost no weight. Lost an inch or more on my waist though.
Lord oh Lord. That's me. In terms of i've hav riden like 450 in the past month and a half..and tracked my food daily on thedailyplate..and haven't lost a pound. Maybe one pound. And the clothes aren't really fitting differently either. Maybe 2 pairs of slacks fit a little looser. But I tell folks all the time. Still big as ever.
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Originally Posted by HeIncreasesMe View Post
Lord oh Lord. That's me. In terms of i've hav riden like 450 in the past month and a half..and tracked my food daily on thedailyplate..and haven't lost a pound. Maybe one pound. And the clothes aren't really fitting differently either. Maybe 2 pairs of slacks fit a little looser. But I tell folks all the time. Still big as ever.
450 miles in a month in a half is an average of 10 miles a day. That hardly, if at all, justifies being called exercise. Not trying to be mean, just realistic. You should try to exercise for at least an hour a day if you want any kind of meaningful impact.
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Not only an hour a day but also at a decent intensity.

I don't log the miles like umd but in June I rode 900 miles and lost all of 4 lbs.
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HeIncreasesMe, I should add that you mention that you "tracked everything", but you didn't mention if you determined that you had a deficit or not.
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Old 08-01-08, 12:13 PM
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25 pounds

I started out at 210 when I began cycling two years ago and within the last 3 months I have lost 25 pounds and hover around 180-185. I have to say I believe that it had to do with my diet change rather than the cycling...but I am such a better rider because I have lost the weight. I am pretty much a vegetarian with the occasional plate of fish...lots of juice and good ol'Hammer products. Life is good!
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Originally Posted by CharlieWoo View Post
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