The weight loss challenge

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Sillyoldtwit, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Hey nice progress, looks like you also enjoyed Christmas and new years :D
     


  2. Sillyoldtwit

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    I'm afraid to weigh myself after the last few weeks binge. Congrats to all those who are losing weight. As can be seen in the 'Killing me" thread, I shall be back in training today. Am going to wait one week before checking and posting my weight. Keep up the good work guys. Tyson;)
     
  3. steve

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    I'm guessing the weather isn't very good at the moment Tyson?

    I did 3.5 hours today 101km, I think it'd be my longest ride since I got hit by a psycho driver a few years ago. Saw lots of nice chicks in bikinis at Torquay, well worth going the long way :cool:

    Weight: 108KG

    I'm still big boned :D
     
  4. Sillyoldtwit

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    Next time you cycle through Torquay, say Hi! to my ex-wife for me.:D
     
  5. Old n' Lazy

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    Well it's slow but I guess that is the best way!
    Dec 27th 163lbs
    Jan 15th 168lbs
    Jan 27th 165.5lbs
    Feb 5th 164lbs

    I've started some intensity training now so that usually results in a little more rapid weight loss...
     
  6. Old n' Lazy

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    Feb 10th 161 lbs, big jump this week!
     
  7. Stelvio1925

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    Dec 12, 2009 -163 lbs. Then the holidays, vacation, off the bike for a month, argh.
    Jan 12, 2010 -167 lbs. Back on the trainer for structured intervals.
    Feb 10, 2010- 166lbs. Now riding 4-5days a week. Just can't stay away from the calories. Need more discipline to reach my goal of 155 by June.
     
  8. tonyzackery

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    A thread for me - that's for sure...

    Re-dedicated myself to weight loss this week - a month before the start of road racing season up here...better late than never, I suppose...
    For me, this means I am writing down EVERYTHING I eat and the corresponding calories. I MUST keep a balance sheet of intake and expenditure - just not disciplined enough to do it any other way.
    After cycling, I'll subtract the burned kj/calories via the powertap.
    Down a legitimate (not water weight) pound after 3 days. Still 196lbs/89kgs!

    The goal is to vaporize 1lb./week until I get to 185. Want to be there by June.

    Discipline. Dedication. Committment. Sincerity. Honesty = components of weight loss. Best wishes to you all! Luck has nothing to do with weight loss...
     
  9. GoldenGator

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    Well, I made the new years resolution to do it and bought the indoor trainer to prepare for riding season, so I guess I should make it official and put it here.

    Currently I am;

    Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
    Weight: 168 lbs (76.2 kg)

    I will loose 18lbs by the end of June when I weigh in for my first tri. The hills and mountains near Charlotte will fear the renewed climber in me. Look out!

    Oh, and my wife might enjoy me doing a little more climbing too!! :D
     
  10. Sillyoldtwit

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    Raid Pyrenean or the similar ride that Marmot Tours is putting on that takes in the 4 stages of the Tour?

    Unless you're a good recreational climber - ie at 181lbs you can put out 275 watts for a significant period of time then you should gear down significantly. A triple may be advised or a 33 inner compact (TA makes them) and an IRD 9 or 10 speed cassette with a 32 tooth bottom. An XTR long cage rear mech works as well as Dura Ace when pair with Dura Ace shifters - so expect performance with XT to be at least as good as Ultegra and 105. I know it works - I used it last year in this event.

    http://www.altaalpina.org/challenge/webimages/8PassProfile.png

    If you are doing that 6 day ride that takes in the 4 stages of the Tour then you'll be hitting the Col de Marie Blanc which has 4 or 5km of 10 to 12% (or 1in8 in English money) at the top - that'll knock the snot out of the best of legs. Add to that the 'sticky' road surface, the heat and the flies and you have a triple helping of fun on a stick and you still have the Soulor and the Tourmalet which has a fair few nasty sections in it and climbs for what seems like 95 miles...

    70K feet of climbing in 500 miles is serious climbing for anyone.

    Good luck.
     
  12. endurancemom

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    I weighed myself at the gym a couple days ago - 154 (cringes). I am planning on knocking out some of that buldge this spring/summer/fall! Hopefully by fall I'll be in the 130's.
     
  13. GoldenGator

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    So after one week I'm going in the opposite direction... Gained 2lbs (~1kg) Hahaha. Guess not only do I have to eat healthier I need to eat less :cool:. Maybe the real weight loss will start when I can ride more than an hour on a trainer a couple days a week.
     
  14. tonyzackery

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    always the hardest part of the weight loss equation/ledger...keep your focus on your goal/commitment...not easy, but something worthwhile hardly ever is..
     
  15. Andrija

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    This thread promotes completely wrong concept of fitness.
    You need positive approach if you want to achieve desired height-weight ratio. Instead of loosing - which is negative, concentrate on gaining - positive.
    Your efforts should be directed on gaining some height.
     
  16. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    LOL Andrija. I think most of us have stopped growing, so let's forget about the gaining height thing. Unless of course we are allowed to wear platform cycling shoes!;)
    As for your comment about weight, by your criterion I am a raging success, putting on weight at roughly a kilogram a week.:eek: If I can get back up to 84K as I was at the start of the 'Killing me' thread, perhaps I shall have a chance of getting into a TDF team this year. Btw, I don't need to concentrate to put on weight, unless concentrating on the female customers in Mister Donuts qualifies as concentrating. :D
     
  17. Enriss

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    What if we ate enough to gain weight while we were training hard, and at LEAST enough to support the body's recovery between workouts?
     
  18. jhuskey

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    The height gain is a valid point. I know people that gain height by taking viagra. Although temporary it does work for some people.
     
  19. alienator

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    Height gain can easily be had in adults, so long as their insurance covers it or their bank account has sufficient funds. It's not necessarily fun--after all it does require having fracture sites re-broken every 6 weeks, 2 months or summat--but it is effective. It's not really a DIY project.
     
  20. swampy1970

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    I could always stick my self on the torture rack and crank up the tension but I think I stopped growning vertically about 20 years ago...

    For a positive way of thinking, do what Colin Chapman the founder and brains behind Lotus Cars always did. Add lightness.
     
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