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    Default Re: Help losing 20 lbs

    Eat less
    Exercise more
    No Booze. Ever.
    No Soda. Ever
    No white bread. Ever
    No visible sugar. Ever
    Butter in very small amounts and only for breakfast
    Drink water. A quart a day.
    Good Breakfast.
    Moderate lunch.
    Light healthy snack at 3 or 4pm
    Simple, good dinner between 6 and 8pm
    Fruit. At least one piece a day
    Stress management. Whatever works.

    Best of luck. You can do it.
     

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    Default Re: Help losing 20 lbs

    I keep telling my missus if she wants me' to be able to keep wearing 32s there's one activity that'll burn calories, even if you're lying down.
     

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    Default Re: Help losing 20 lbs

    smaller portions
    don't give up anything you love
    have 1 instead of 3 or 6
    throw away the scale
    where do you want to be in 5 years?
    don't think about 5 weeks....
    a month or two of reverting to old habits
    can undo a lot of progress.

    find a path you can stay on.
    if you don't change your ways,
    it's because you don't want to,
    not because you can't.
    change happens when you want it.

    -g
     

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    Poverty and depression always seems to work for me. Had a meesy break-up (the kind that come with messy relationships) a few years ago. She took the bed. Took all the money too, so I was sleeping on my own couch.

    A few months later my friend commented that she'd gained all the weight I'd lost. Guess that happens when you can afford to eat.

    Skinny me went out and got a badder bitch.
    Got some cash
    Bought some wheels
    Took it out
    'Cross the fields
    Lost Control
    Hit a wall
    But we're alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasea View Post
    ....

    Skinny me went out and got a badder bitch.
    And she went out and got a bigger Dick!

    Jus guessin
     

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    i think each of you should take a time out, channel your personal teenage years, watch some reruns of maude, and
    have some fantasies about yourself, adrienne barbeau, and some handcuffs, and STFU until you can play nice(r) with
    each other atmo.
    + 1

    I agree--the recent trend of insulting overweight or simply larger cyclist has more than run its course.

    Throughout my childhood/highschool, I was overweight, only just enough to make me self conscious at times and --at it's worse ~ 60 pounds heavier than I am now.
    When I finally had enough--when the doctor told me I needed to lose weight and that I was obese, I started paying mind to my eating habits much better. Cut soda, cut pasta, cut cookies, and started building myself massive salads for lunch and dinner.

    After slimming down some from my change of diet, I got into college. I had new free time and less pressure, so I dedicated my newfound free time to running. At first just 1 mile, then 1.5, then 2, then 4. 3 days a week, to 5 days a week, to 7.
    The whole thing gained inertia. Miles stretched out to more like 5-8 every day. When I got to college, instead of eating pizza/hamburgers like all of the kids working on their freshman 15, I ate more salads, vegetables, fresh fruit and yogurt. Drank lots of black coffee. I went months at a time without eating dessert, but finally I was transforming into a fit, passionate, svelte and respectably fast runner. I considered myself to be an athlete.

    Now, I ride a bike now and do not avoid cookies like the plague, but it took years and a lot of self control to get here. I'm less monastic in my exercise/diet regimes, but I've taken away the important lessons and can easily maintain my healthy weight.

    Bringing things back to my opening e-richie sample, all of the haters should acknowledge that cycling is about fitness--but fitness goals vary from person to person. Changes can be long and gradual, so let's be respectful and supportive of our friends in transition. Life is unpredictable, and you (haters) could just as easily be stricken with a medical condition that sends you swiftly and possibly irreversibly to the other end of the fitness spectrum.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by skouri1 View Post
    + 1

    I agree--the recent trend of insulting overweight or simply larger cyclist has more than run its course.

    Throughout my childhood/highschool, I was overweight, only just enough to make me self conscious at times and --at it's worse ~ 60 pounds heavier than I am now.
    When I finally had enough--when the doctor told me I needed to lose weight and that I was obese, I started paying mind to my eating habits much better. Cut soda, cut pasta, cut cookies, and started building myself massive salads for lunch and dinner.

    After slimming down some from my change of diet, I got into college. I had new free time and less pressure, so I dedicated my newfound free time to running. At first just 1 mile, then 1.5, then 2, then 4. 3 days a week, to 5 days a week, to 7.
    The whole thing gained inertia. Miles stretched out to more like 5-8 every day. When I got to college, instead of eating pizza/hamburgers like all of the kids working on their freshman 15, I ate more salads, vegetables, fresh fruit and yogurt. Drank lots of black coffee. I went months at a time without eating dessert, but finally I was transforming into a fit, passionate, svelte and respectably fast runner. I considered myself to be an athlete.

    Now, I ride a bike now and do not avoid cookies like the plague, but it took years and a lot of self control to get here. I'm less monastic in my exercise/diet regimes, but I've taken away the important lessons and can easily maintain my healthy weight.

    Bringing things back to my opening e-richie sample, all of the haters should acknowledge that cycling is about fitness--but fitness goals vary from person to person. Changes can be long and gradual, so let's be respectful and supportive of our friends in transition. Life is unpredictable, and you (haters) could just as easily be stricken with a medical condition that sends you swiftly and possibly irreversibly to the other end of the fitness spectrum.

    It's not hate, it's love!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl Gray View Post
    And she went out and got a bigger Dick!

    Jus guessin
    Doubt it. Although she'd look pretty funny.
    Got some cash
    Bought some wheels
    Took it out
    'Cross the fields
    Lost Control
    Hit a wall
    But we're alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl Gray View Post
    Dick!
    Why did you capitalize this word?

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    Default Re: Help losing 20 lbs

    after so many threads,
    vsalon knows this much:

    chasea = ladies


    and for the rest of ya..
    ;)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonny View Post
    after so many threads,
    vsalon knows this much:

    chasea = ladies


    and for the rest of ya..
    ;)
    Nah, that title goes to MaineMike; the hooker stories alone...
    Got some cash
    Bought some wheels
    Took it out
    'Cross the fields
    Lost Control
    Hit a wall
    But we're alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    smaller portions
    don't give up anything you love
    have 1 instead of 3 or 6
    throw away the scale
    where do you want to be in 5 years?
    don't think about 5 weeks....
    a month or two of reverting to old habits
    can undo a lot of progress.

    find a path you can stay on.
    if you don't change your ways,
    it's because you don't want to,
    not because you can't.
    change happens when you want it.

    -g
    That is twice in two days you've posted something to cut through all the rubbish. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help losing 20 lbs

    I read recently that it takes at least 90 days for new behavior to become a habit. That takes a lot of willpower, more than most people have.

    Like Grant says it's a lot of small steps - don't cut out "bad" foods entirely, just eat less of it. Ride your bike a little more often and a little further each time. Try commuting to work on your bike if you don't already, and run errands on the bike instead of driving. Walk to the store and carry your groceries back home in your hands. If you need more than you can carry, make another trip. Cooking your own food instead of dining out will show you exactly what you're eating. ("There's HOW much butter in that?")

    Good luck.
    steve cortez

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitahs View Post
    Dear marcelia,

    You were so nice last night. Why the change of tone?

    Sincerely,

    Me

    yo, i'm on your team. sarcasm on the interweb is tough to accomplish after a couple of beers. it's either physical or mental.
     

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    Two concrete steps:

    1. Keep a training log. If you are training, blank entries are harder to ignore and you will become more consistent.
    2. More importantly, a food log. Both drinks and food. It is a real pain in the butt, however, it is great for keeping you honest on eating.
    The black and white on a page is harder to ignore and then it is easier to cut out the bad.


    We all know to lose weight we burn more calories than we eat. But as a lifetime member of the big bone clan (code word) I have to work very hard at it.
    Start slowly, it is a lifestyle change not a race.
     

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    Use FitDay - Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal to log food eaten and calories expended.

    Calcories expended seem high, as my caloric burn rate is 850 calories an hour. I am heavy, but not that heavy.
    life is too short to drink bad wine....

    Stuart Levy

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelia View Post
    first you provoked the fatties, then got into offline fights, now you're the inspiration for vsalon's biggest loser contest. nice couple of days. maybe i'll try to get that last half inch to 32. but that's as far as i get. can you live blog next year's nathan's hot dog eating contest?
    thats some funny stuff right there!
     

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    Just not feeling the love lately.....:)
     

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    Default Re: Help losing 20 lbs

    • Keep a food log
    • Weigh yourself every day or so. Log it.
    • Cut out the dumb foods and substitute something good. Not that hard and I'm a junk food junkie.
    • Drink less alcohol. It'll make you feel better too. (No hangover this morning and I feel great). Plus, drinking less you'll make fewer bad food choices.
    • Don't go for too much in one goal. A pound a week is probably realistic or you'll put it right back on.

    Good luck. I need to lose 20+ lbs myself. I used to be skinny. I'm not anymore.
     

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    my name is e-RICHIE and i suffer from hair loss atmo.
    signed,
    e-RICHIE

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