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07-27-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By Judi

PowerAde Zero is diabetic friendly and has the...

PowerAde Zero is diabetic friendly and has the electrolytes, plus it tastes really good. I carry those Nuun tablets when I'll be refilling water bottles but the PowerAde Zero is cheap and you can...
07-26-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By Judi

My husband usually attaches a couple water...

My husband usually attaches a couple water bottles to his bike with bungee cords, besides the one that fits in the bottle holder. He used to have a rear rack on his old bike and he'd put a little...
07-21-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By Judi

A punching bag is a pretty good workout if you're...

A punching bag is a pretty good workout if you're looking for something for your upper body. And kettlebell swings seem to work a lot of muscles at one time.
07-13-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,065
Posted By Judi

20 pounds a month is not a bad thing as long as...

20 pounds a month is not a bad thing as long as you're actually trying to lose weight, which you are by eating 1800 calories a day and exercising. Eventually the weight loss will slow down, but it's...
07-12-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,493
Posted By Judi

My starter bike was a Huffy comfort bike. I rode...

My starter bike was a Huffy comfort bike. I rode it to pieces within six months, then saved up and bought the Townie. I've lost 150 pounds but I still ride the Townie, because I still have the same...
07-07-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,472
Posted By Judi

Way to go!

Way to go!
07-06-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By Judi

Everybody's shaky the first ride or two, you'll...

Everybody's shaky the first ride or two, you'll get used to it.

The bike I ride most of the time is a Townie, which is very similar to the Trek Pure. I was riding when I was around 400lbs. From...
07-06-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By Judi

I tried riding for weight loss without changing...

I tried riding for weight loss without changing my diet. I went from 360 to 340 but my butt got noticeably smaller. When I quit riding (bike broke and I couldn't afford another for a while), the...
07-06-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By Judi

If you want the eggs to be super easy to peel,...

If you want the eggs to be super easy to peel, steam them instead. Put a steamer rack in a pan and add water up to the level of the rack. Bring the water to a boil, add the eggs to the steamer...
07-06-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Judi

Take it to your local bike shop, describe the...

Take it to your local bike shop, describe the problem, and they'll help you figure out what you need.
07-05-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,456
Posted By Judi

To really get the bikes to the non bike...

To really get the bikes to the non bike enthusiasts, they would have had to put the bikes in Wal-Mart, but that would devalue the brand...kind of like the way Diamondback has always been okay but low...
07-04-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Judi

I don't know if it's the actual bones...

I don't know if it's the actual bones changing...trying to think of a way to explain it right. It's the reason that it's uncomfortable for an obese woman to push a very small shopping cart or an...
07-04-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Judi

That would probably be true for a woman who was...

That would probably be true for a woman who was tall and thin, but most of us get broader through the shoulders when we gain weight.
07-03-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Judi

This one looks good: Mens Specialized Mountain...

This one looks good: Mens Specialized Mountain Bike (http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/bik/5101939815.html)

It really doesn't matter if a bike is men's or women's. Some saddles are designed...
06-25-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,533
Posted By Judi

I use a tracking app on my phone and my kids and...

I use a tracking app on my phone and my kids and I average about 9 miles an hour or 8 if there's a lot of wind. We've been riding 6 miles a day for a year, and getting out to the trails to ride...
06-21-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By Judi

Both of those bikes have a lockout on the...

Both of those bikes have a lockout on the suspension fork, so that wouldn't be much of an issue. The reason the suspension fork is less than ideal for heavier folks is that your weight compresses...
06-21-15, 01:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,958
Posted By Judi

I remember using corn starch on diaper rashes,...

I remember using corn starch on diaper rashes, but when I tried that as an adult, it seemed to feed the fungus, and a little rash turned into a huge rash. The medicated powders without cornstarch...
06-21-15, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By Judi

I have an Electra Townie and it's been...

I have an Electra Townie and it's been comfortable during my weight loss journey. It's slow and simple to ride. I got it because I have a lot of metal in my foot and I couldn't point my toes at all...
06-19-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,431
Posted By Judi

My sister is allergic to all deodorants, so she...

My sister is allergic to all deodorants, so she uses hand sanitizer gel in her pits a couple times a day.

Can you use something like Gold Bond powder? That might help a little bit.

For anyone...
06-18-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,431
Posted By Judi

If you are suddenly sweating A LOT more than you...

If you are suddenly sweating A LOT more than you have in previous summers with similar weather and similar exercise, it's time for a checkup.
06-17-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By Judi

Good for you! I've lost 160 lbs and I want...

Good for you!

I've lost 160 lbs and I want to get a tattoo, but I have some more weight to lose first.
06-11-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,958
Posted By Judi

Are you sure it's chafing and not a rash like...

Are you sure it's chafing and not a rash like jock itch? That can be really sore and feel like it was rubbed raw. The Gold Bond powder mentioned above will help prevent that kind of rash.

If...
05-27-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Judi

I had a stress fracture in my foot and couldn't...

I had a stress fracture in my foot and couldn't walk without a walking cast, but I was still able to ride my bike. I will admit I didn't ask my doctor if I should still ride or not, I had to pick up...
05-26-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,416
Posted By Judi

I ride about that far on the trails once a week...

I ride about that far on the trails once a week on the Townie, and 6 miles a day the rest of the week...no problems with the saddle on the longer rides. I doubt I'll ever get a road bike, no matter...
05-26-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,416
Posted By Judi

I've lost 165lbs and still need a fairly wide,...

I've lost 165lbs and still need a fairly wide, squishy saddle, even for longer rides. This is what I have:...
05-26-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Judi

I was riding when I was over 400lbs. I like this...

I was riding when I was over 400lbs. I like this saddle:...
05-26-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,400
Posted By Judi

What you eat is probably 90% of your weight loss...

What you eat is probably 90% of your weight loss efforts. Exercise should be what you do for fun and to firm up what's left as you lose the weight, not the way that you plan to lose the weight. As...
05-22-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,400
Posted By Judi

The tires are not going to flatten out when you...

The tires are not going to flatten out when you get on the bike. Before every ride, check your tire pressure and add air if needed. Possibly get some thicker tubes so that they don't lose much air...
05-21-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Judi

Trek bikes are good and solid too, but if there's...

Trek bikes are good and solid too, but if there's no lockout on the front fork, you should skip it.

Have you thought about looking for a used bike? You probably will want a different bike once...
05-21-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Judi

One thing you can try is to put the saddle back...

One thing you can try is to put the saddle back as far as it can go. It probably won't help much because there's not that much room for adjustment.

I know why your wife is having the...
05-20-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,926
Posted By Judi

When I get a helmet that I don't really like, it...

When I get a helmet that I don't really like, it goes on a nail on the garage wall and I use it for guests. Maybe you could keep your extra helmet for a loaner, or if one has more airflow than the...
05-20-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Judi

The reason that you need a lockout on the front...

The reason that you need a lockout on the front fork is that your weight will just push the fork down and leave your wrists at a bad angle. Both of the models you mentioned say they have a lockout...
05-19-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,076
Posted By Judi

Very nice! If you want a black basket, just...

Very nice!

If you want a black basket, just pick up a can of black spray paint. You'll need to spray from different angles to get it all coated, but it's easy to do. I sprayed my basket a couple...
05-19-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,076
Posted By Judi

So what did you end up getting? We'd love to see...

So what did you end up getting? We'd love to see a picture of your new bike.
05-19-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,848
Posted By Judi

Foot pain that wakes you up really could be...

Foot pain that wakes you up really could be neuropathy, and the soreness might be too, especially feeling achy after your normal amount of exercise. You might try taking alpha lipoic acid, 600mg...
05-19-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,848
Posted By Judi

If you think the metformin is causing your...

If you think the metformin is causing your soreness, you should talk to your doctor about it. Muscle soreness from metformin is unusual but could be caused by lactic acidosis, which is serious. If...
05-18-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Judi

Your bike should hold you just fine.

Your bike should hold you just fine.
05-16-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,126
Posted By Judi

I guess I'd be an "Other"...slow and relaxed,...

I guess I'd be an "Other"...slow and relaxed, riding every day but not to get anywhere, just because I like it.
05-12-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,076
Posted By Judi

You can get a rack for the bike at Walmart for...

You can get a rack for the bike at Walmart for about $50...little trickier if you need a rack for the back of a minivan or some SUV's, but it's easy to find one for a car. Some of the more curvy...
05-12-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,076
Posted By Judi

I regularly ride more than 20 miles on my comfort...

I regularly ride more than 20 miles on my comfort bike...I've lost enough weight now that I can ride any of the bikes my family owns (still don't like the suspension seat posts though), but I ride...
05-12-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,083
Posted By Judi

I was riding when I was over 400lbs. You need to...

I was riding when I was over 400lbs. You need to put thicker tubes in your tires (I use the ones with the goo inside to prevent flats) and check your tire pressure every time you ride. I still...
05-06-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Judi

If you're diabetic, it could be worth mentioning...

If you're diabetic, it could be worth mentioning to your doctor. I went through a few different pairs of shoes before I found out that the burning feeling in my feet was neuropathy.
05-06-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Judi

Try a foam roller on your calves after exercise. ...

Try a foam roller on your calves after exercise. Also use it on your thighs...sometimes the part that's hurting is hurting because something else is too tight.
04-25-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By Judi

I've lost 175 lbs and I'm still riding the same...

I've lost 175 lbs and I'm still riding the same bike. The only difference is that I've had to raise the seat about 4 inches over the course of the weight loss. I still seem to have the same general...
04-24-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Judi

I have a bunch of foot issues too...broke my foot...

I have a bunch of foot issues too...broke my foot about 9 years ago which healed without surgery and with minimal pain. Then I broke my leg 6 years ago, tried to walk on it and tore all the tendons...
04-22-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Judi

Pain after bone surgery is worst the first few...

Pain after bone surgery is worst the first few days.

Don't be afraid to take the pain meds when you need them. Take stool softeners if you can, to counteract the constipating effects of the pain...
04-19-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,347
Posted By Judi

This doesn't have anything to do with cycling,...

This doesn't have anything to do with cycling, but make sure you see your ob/gyn once a year at least...I had no idea, but being extremely overweight makes us much more likely to get endometrial...
04-19-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,347
Posted By Judi

I was riding when I was over 400 lbs. I broke my...

I was riding when I was over 400 lbs. I broke my rear axle and had to replace the back wheel. That was really the only problem that I had. I always check tire pressure before riding and I swapped...
04-12-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Judi

Have you tried riding the bike that you already...

Have you tried riding the bike that you already own to see if it works for you? I'd put some thicker tubes in the tires and give it a try before looking for something different.
04-11-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Judi

My husband just wanted the edgewood so he could...

My husband just wanted the edgewood so he could keep up with the kids, since it has bigger wheels and he doesn't have to pedal as fast to keep up with them :lol: That and the wildwood that he had...
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