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Old 03-24-2015, 10:34 AM   #51
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Re: 2016 Triple Bypass or bust, a bicycle log

Weigh in day. 206.2 Up 1.8 from last, down 8.8 in 7 weeks.

Meh. Repeat posts 28, 29 and 30 from earlier in the thread.

I did have a real life week, went to a BBQ on Saturday, drank 3 or 4 beers. Still think overall I didn't do too bad for the week eating wise. Hard to say that when I see the results, but not going to sweat it.

I've been doing more of the body shaping classes then bike riding lately, but that will change in April for sure. My upper body had gotten weaker then even I knew, and while I know that the type of work out in the class is not optimal for getting strong, I am getting stronger while doing some aerobic work, which fits my biking goal.
My intermediate goal weight was 200 by May. I can still get there.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:56 AM   #52
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I guess everyone whose weight has fluctuated over the years has pants of various sizes. My biggest pair of jeans is 38 waist relaxed fit. Those are for when I'm 215+. I have some 36 regular fit that are good between 205 - 212. Last night I went to the store to find a pair, and the ones that fit me best were 34 waist slim fit. That has to be the smallest pair of pants I've had in something like 15 years. Even when I could get in a 34 waist in the past, I'm pretty sure they were loose or relaxed fit.

Right now all my fat is around my waist (belly button and side saddles), some in my moobs, and a little in my neck.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:24 AM   #53
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Re: 2016 Triple Bypass or bust, a bicycle log

A fat neck, that is a new one on me.

Buying small jeans is the best. And yeah I have a few fat pairs around, just in case.

I literally used to hate trying to buy jeans at my fattest, I'd have to try on a ton of pairs to find one magic pair that fit. I've always had disproportionally fat legs.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #54
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A fat neck, that is a new one on me.
Double chin? Better then it used to be, but still there.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:09 AM   #55
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Re: 2016 Triple Bypass or bust, a bicycle log

Weigh in day. 204.6. Down 1.6 from last week, down 10.4 from beginning of log. I was here 2 weeks ago, so I'm in a bit of a plateau. I know I have had some leaks in my diet but I still think I should be in a deficit. If not, 180 might be really difficult to hit. I'm not giving up tho.
I've been faithful to doing body shaping workouts, but not as faithful to riding my bike, which is odd for a bike riding log. Getting in some spin bike rides and did a 38 mile ride on a really nice Saturday last week, but that is less than I really should be doing. Now that April is here I'm sure the balance between the two workouts will change in favor of the bike.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:52 AM   #56
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Re: 2016 Triple Bypass or bust, a bicycle log

Weigh in day, 202.6, down 2 from last week, down 12.4 from beginning of log, 9 weeks.

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I tend to have long stable weight periods followed by rapid dropping. Like 2 weeks, nothing, then -3lb in a few days that stays off.
Maybe this was what was going on for me. I essentially stayed between 204 and 206 for the last 5 weeks. I did think I was making progress even though the scale didn't reflect it. Clothes fit better, I am able to do more in the body shaping class, etc. Now I need to get out and ride some more.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:19 PM   #57
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nice @ weight loss.

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Now I need to get out and ride some more.
stop saying this every week and start doing it every week...
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:47 PM   #58
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stop saying this every week and start doing it every week...
Heh, for real. I dunno about there, but it's like 75 and sunny here. Beautiful riding weather.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:49 PM   #59
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nice @ weight loss.
stop saying this every week and start doing it every week...
Thanks, I'm as sick of typing it as you are of reading it.

It's been a weird spring in Dallas. We gotten some much needed rain, and even when it's not raining it's been kind of crappy, cloudy and windy, so my ride motivation has been low. I've been more motivated to do the body shaping class at LA Fit, for some odd reason. It's me, two other guys, my wife, daughter and 20 other women, lol, but I really feel like its what I have needed to increase my overall fitness, which has been lacking. That makes me tired and less prone to ride. The last few weeks my schedule has been:
Monday evening - Boot Camp class
Tuesday morning - 45-60 minute spin bike
Wednesday evening - Body shape class
Thursday morning - 45-60 minute spin bike
Friday evening - Body shape class
Saturday - Long ride on real bike

So some spin bike but little real bike. I've missed a morning or two on spin bike, but I've mostly done everything on the list for 3 weeks. The evening - morning turn around has been a little tough, and I did not hit spin bike this AM. but I am going tonight.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:57 PM   #60
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Heh, for real. I dunno about there, but it's like 75 and sunny here. Beautiful riding weather.
"Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%."

It's been mostly cloudy and it's really humid as well. I know I'm being a wimp. I will do better. The full forecast:


Tonight
Isolated showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

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Old 04-07-2015, 04:39 PM   #61
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Re: 2016 Triple Bypass or bust, a bicycle log

Do you ever ride with groups? Is that a thing in Dallas (I know of a few at least). I find it helps motivation a lot.

It's less boring, it feels a little more accountable (the ride is over when it's over, not when you're tired of it. It starts when it starts, not when you get dressed and go out to do it, etc.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:11 PM   #62
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I do the Saturday morning ride with Richardson Bike Mart. They have a couple of rides during the week, I believe, but I can't hang with those guys. It would be nice to find some guys to ride with closer to home, but there aren't any groups within about 10 miles of my house. Maybe I should start a Rowlett Wednesday night ride and see if I could get any takers.

Are you healed up from your crash? I really feel like a baby complaining about the weather now that I recall you took a spill.

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Old 04-09-2015, 10:28 AM   #63
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Healed enough I guess. I've done several rides in the last week. Including one in the rain

I'm a little worried about my neck still.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:21 PM   #64
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Healed enough I guess. I've done several rides in the last week. Including one in the rain

I'm a little worried about my neck still.
Yeah, I read that in your log. Hope the Doc says it's nothing serious.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:12 AM   #65
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Weather broke better than expected this weekend, got in a couple of decent rides. 35 miles on Saturday, 25 on Sunday. I'm at my lowest weight since 2011, and felt good on the bike. Temps in the 70's helped also. Weigh in tomorrow.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:23 AM   #66
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Weigh in day, 200.6, down 2 from last week, down 14.4 from beginning of log, 10 weeks.

Pretty happy with that. My diet is certainly not perfect, but much better then it was. My biggest fault is still too much fat and sodium, some days.

This might be a little tougher week, getting together for a few days with family and a wedding, but will try not to lose any ground, at least.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:05 AM   #67
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Solid work
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:47 AM   #68
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Thanks. I didn't want to overplay it in my post two days ago, but I did the RBM fast 20 ride on Saturday. That is a group I can hang with but I'm usually on my threshold and any little incline it's a struggle to hang on. This past weekend it was a little easier. I cant wait to see what it feels like when I'm at 190.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:52 AM   #69
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Weigh in day, 202.6, up 2 from last week, down 12.4 from beginning of log, 11 weeks.

Spent 5 days in Atlanta with family and nephews wedding. Way too much drinking and eating. I'm not shocked or surprised. Back to the program.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:56 AM   #70
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Weigh in day, 198.6, down 4 from last week, down 16.4 from beginning of log, 12 weeks.

Happy with that. Had some decent rides on the weekend, got in 60+ miles. This weight is where I stalled out in 2011. I feel good about my chances of continuing to lose this time. My wife is more invested this time, so less sweets and junk food are coming into the house. Makes compliance easier.

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Since I am giving myself 18 months to accomplish my goal, I am setting intermediate goals:
1. 200 pounds by May
2. 5/17/2015 Santa Fe Half Century http://santafecentury.com/The_Rides/...ide/index.html
3. TBD
4. 5/2106 Santa Fe Century
5. July 2016 Triple Bypass
1 is complete, at least. Also, I surely meant to put a goal to get to 180 somewhere on that list. I guess I should revise it:
Since I am giving myself 15 months to accomplish my goal, I am setting intermediate goals:

1. 5/17/2015 Santa Fe Half Century http://santafecentury.com/The_Rides/...ide/index.html
2. 180 pounds by end of 8/2015
3. 5/2106 Santa Fe Century
4. July 2016 Triple Bypass

Also, there is a large part of me that wants to go for the full Santa Fe Century this year. A half century seems really short to me, especially with the first half essentially down hill. The one thing I'm not sure of is how bad the altitude will affect me. I may not make the call until a test ride before the event.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:23 AM   #71
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Weigh in day, 198.6. No change. Down 16.4, 13 weeks.

Got some good week end rides in(44 miles and 24 miles). This week reminded me just how much of a challenge it can be to find time to do the things I like to do, rather than the things I have to do. Fitness certainly has to be a priority or there is never time. The trip to Santa Fe in two weeks may be in jeopardy due to in-law health issues.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:01 AM   #72
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Weigh in day, 196.0. Down 2.6 this week and down 19 overall, 13 weeks.

Definitely will not be able to go to Santa Fe this weekend, due to extenuating circumstances. Life happens but will not meet that goal. Will try to ride a metric century locally. I am in so much better shape than 3 months ago, due to weight loss and working out.
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great job, consistency is king.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:15 PM   #74
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Thanks. I was checking my old log, and it looks like I never got under 198. I plateaued there for the whole summer of 2011. I don't really recall what the issue was, I was riding a lot. I know I was not counting calories. Certainly wasn't careful enough about what I ate. I know this log often sounds like a litany of excuses, as do other logs that I read on here, it's amazing how often life intercedes in our best plans, but I am working out as often as I can.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:20 PM   #75
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Weigh in day, 195.0. Down 1 this week and down 20 overall, 15 weeks.

I managed to ride a metric century of my own last Saturday. I ride 17 miles from my house to a bike shop, ride with their 29 mile group, then 17 miles home. 63 miles with 29 at my threshold pace.

The local bike shop has several group rides, but the 3 that matter to me are:
Donut run - 20 miles @ 14 computer avg
Fast 20 - same route @ 16 avg
29'er - 29 miles @ 16+ avg

The 29'er has always been a stretch for me. A 16 avg in an urban environment means a lot of the ride is at 18-22 mph to make up for stops. I usually get dropped on a couple of short punchy hills after the 13 mile mark, Even if I manage to catch back on after a red light or something I'm cooked and just get dropped again. I used to blame the extra miles in my legs but I'm pretty careful to ride the first 17 mile at EM pace, so I don't think it really matters.

Anyway, long story short, with the weight loss and fitness classes, I'm getting closer and closer to hanging onto this ride the whole way. They don't lose me on the short punchy hills, now I get dropped on the longer hill after the 17 mile mark, lol.

I have one more empirical data check point coming up. June 13th there is an area ride called the Collin Classic. It is one of the bigger rides in the area, usually draws 2000+ riders. I've started the ride the last two years with a couple that I'm friends with that are just year or two older than me. They are both in really good shape, they cycle and run. Anyway, last year I rode with them for 30 miles before telling them to go on, as their pace was a little too high for me. I am hoping this year I can hang with them for the whole ride.
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