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  1. #101
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    WOW...
    Here is to all of you!!

    Mateoway, The wife went to
    Stormcrowe You lost a couple of me!!!
    To everyone, you guys are no doubt an inspiration!

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    woooooo!

    this is my before pic.

    I kept the hairstyle, not much else.
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    No photos, but here are the vitals

    Start:

    5'10''
    275 lbs
    20.3% body fat
    lean mass of 223 pounds (how much I would weigh with 0% body fat)

    goal:

    same height
    260 lbs
    10% body fat

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    A lot of inspiration here. Props to the dedication and perseverence exhibited by all the posters here.

    I'm 6'1" and my weight has yo-yoed significantly in the last 10 years (between 135 and 250 pounds). Thanks to a long and often irregular work schedule, it's hard to maintain a healthy eating and exercise regimen. I've done extreme diets and exercise programs, which have gotten me to where I want to be, but because they were not long-term sustainable, I ended up as bad or worse than I was before.

    As of 3 months ago, I was at 240 pounds. I entered my first XC race and finished 21 out of 25. Thinking about the fact that I was carrying around 55 pounds of excess dead weight motivated me to get into decent shape before the fall racing season. I'm currently down to 220 with a goal of 185.

    All I've done in terms of diet is: (1) cut out sodas, (2) skip fried foods, (3) eat a quick breakfast to get my metabolism going in the morning; and (4) watch my portions a bit more. For exercise, I lift weights 2-3 times per week to keep my muscle mass, run 3 miles of interval training once per week; and ride 2-3 times per week (80-100 miles per week).

    The good thing is that my current lifestyle is very sustainable. I'm losing the weight slowly and steadily this time. Also, the diet is not extreme and I don't ever feel like I'm depriving myself. My girlfriend often rides and runs with me, so it's much easier to balance exercise with quality time with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLud
    135

    That must have been while you were in the concentration camp, huh? I was like 150 in high school and I wasn't much more then skin and bones. I think your goal of 185 is a good one. That's what mine is as well. With the amount of working out, running, and riding you are doing you'll hit that goal in no time. I'm sure once you get there you'll be able to enjoy those foods you cut out as long as you continue to train that much. My diet is a little more strict but now that I've lost 40 lbs. already I'm not as strict on myself. I know I'm burning some serious calories and can now get away with eating a little more fat in my diet or a few more calories this day or that. I'm not saying I'm back to my old habits because that definitely won't help any, but I am willing to take the rest of my weight loss at a little slower pace then when I first started. I needed to get into a groove/new routine. Now that I am more health concious I'm not in so much of a race to loose weight as I was at first. As long as the week ends and I'm 2 lbs lighter then I'm doing good end of a month and it's another 8 lbs. 3 more months and I'll be at my goal weight!

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    Fastest (and skinniest) kid in my high school when I graduated. Decided I wanted to bulk up when I went to college and got hardcore into weightlifting. All was well and good until my metabolism went south, I went to law school, and then got trapped behind a desk at a big firm. I've gotten into a rhythm now balancing work and life and getting back to a healthy weight is part of it.

    I hear what you're saying about finding a routine and getting into a groove with the diet and exercise thing and then easing up a bit. Sounds like we started at about the same place and are on a similar pace to get down to 185. For now, the weight is coming off pretty steadily at about 2 pounds per week, but I'm concerned that the last 10 pounds are gonna be tough, especially since I'm trying to keep my strength/muscle mass at the same time. I finally reached my long time goals of 300 on the bench and 400 on the free squat, and I don't want to lose that.
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    I need to start working out. I primarily focused all my energy/time to cardio to burn fat. I wasn't as concerned about the muscle mass because I know I can get that back if I'm even loosing any. I was so out of shape before I started I am willing to bet that I've added muscle weight just from riding.

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    Update

    Quote Originally Posted by bemory1
    Before 230, current 180, goal 170 (depending on % body fat, I'm 6'1").
    It has taken me about 8 months of riding/ running/ swimming/ lifting and counting everything I eat (no fried food, soda, candy). I workout 6 days a week now. Most of my riding lately has been road though during the summer I did about even. A heart rate monitor has helped me a lot along with reading everything I could find about proper training. I use a free website to track what I weight, eat, do.
    Update: I am now between 166-170 at between 8.9-9.4% body fat. My food break down is 20% fat, 20% protein, and 60% carbohydrate. I have tried other ratios but this seems to be the best. I am to the point where don't think I can lose any more weight just improve my power and percent body fat. I even feel much better mentally. Attached is the most recent photo I have from about a week ago. Keep up the good work and never give up.
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    Before at 275



    After at 170


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    OMG-You look like two completely different people! Congrats!
    I've just slipped under 200lbs and am stuck at 196 or so. I can't break it!

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    Thanks, it is finally sinking in a little bit on what I have accomplished. The best part about the whole thing is the speed and climbing abilty that I have gained. I was a fair rider at 275 (as good as you can be at 275 anyway). When i lost a hundread pounds I had all that muscle still. I'm racing sport class and endurnace events and placing in the top 15.

    When I was on my way down in weight I hit several pleatus where no matter what I did I was stuck at a certain weight for a month. The first one I hit was really hard to get through. I almost gave up. But eventually the weight started coming off again. I think I hit three or four of those. None of them were easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev0153
    Before at 275



    After at 170

    How come I can't see these frickin' pictures?

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    OK finally got some pics of me up.
    I am linking them to save load time of this page.
    they range in file size from 130-190k so be warned

    These 2 are of me in Chicago end of March 2006
    this was before i had made a complete decision on weight loss or even thought about a bike yet. I had started the replacement of pop with water though.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...wer3242006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ago3252006.jpg

    this is from early June. We had went to Devils Lake, ND for Devils Run car show. Devils Lake is behind me. This was taken at Sullys Hill. I had picked up my bike but it sat in my car all weekend as i rode with someone else. as this is 3hrs from home.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup622006.jpg

    June 19 i made the frist trip to the dr and onto the scale. i tipped it at 374.6.
    August 2 i stepped on the scale again and i was now 352. down 22.6lbs.

    these are from August 6 i decided it was time for some new pics of me. i got lucky with the march and june pics as i was not thinking about before pics. i also wore the same shirt to better show any loss that was happening. I had to setup the tripod to get these and i was having issue with this as i had to use the timer and step into the shot. but i got some shots.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...body862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...kPro862006.jpg

    these are from August 13 after stepping on the scale august 11th i had to get some new pics. even though it had only been a week since the last ones. i was now at 343.6 so down 31lbs since june 19. i did not wear the same shirt though. i was asked to get some pics of me in my new blue shirt.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ody8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...tup8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ers8132006.jpg

    so there ya go.
    i did not step on the scale this week. i was not looking to lose this week. i was just happy staying idle. so i was not ancy to see what i may have lost. will look again next week.

    thanx for listening to my babble.

    Monty

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    Quote Originally Posted by musthavemuzk
    OK finally got some pics of me up.
    I am linking them to save load time of this page.
    they range in file size from 130-190k so be warned

    These 2 are of me in Chicago end of March 2006
    this was before i had made a complete decision on weight loss or even thought about a bike yet. I had started the replacement of pop with water though.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...wer3242006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ago3252006.jpg

    this is from early June. We had went to Devils Lake, ND for Devils Run car show. Devils Lake is behind me. This was taken at Sullys Hill. I had picked up my bike but it sat in my car all weekend as i rode with someone else. as this is 3hrs from home.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup622006.jpg

    June 19 i made the frist trip to the dr and onto the scale. i tipped it at 374.6.
    August 2 i stepped on the scale again and i was now 352. down 22.6lbs.

    these are from August 6 i decided it was time for some new pics of me. i got lucky with the march and june pics as i was not thinking about before pics. i also wore the same shirt to better show any loss that was happening. I had to setup the tripod to get these and i was having issue with this as i had to use the timer and step into the shot. but i got some shots.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...body862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...kPro862006.jpg

    these are from August 13 after stepping on the scale august 11th i had to get some new pics. even though it had only been a week since the last ones. i was now at 343.6 so down 31lbs since june 19. i did not wear the same shirt though. i was asked to get some pics of me in my new blue shirt.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ody8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...tup8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ers8132006.jpg

    so there ya go.
    i did not step on the scale this week. i was not looking to lose this week. i was just happy staying idle. so i was not ancy to see what i may have lost. will look again next week.

    thanx for listening to my babble.

    Monty
    Good job, Monty, keep it up!
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    thanx
    today i am taking in a car show on the way to someplace to ride. a couple options are on the table. will see what i end up doing when i get there.
    i love them kind of days.

    Monty

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    Before and Most recent after!

    Started: 581 pounds
    Cumulative loss: 352 pounds.
    Current Weight: 229
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    Nice job, 'Crow! We're around the same weight now (I've been bouncing back and forth between 226 and 229 lately).

    Due to some injuries and a more relaxed training schedule, I've plateaud for the past couple of months after my quick weight loss earlier this year. Now that I'm healthy and the semester is starting up again I'm looking forward to getting back on a more strict schedule.

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    before: 250 butt neked (nrs)
    after 230 still neked (trance)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrsrex
    before: 250 butt neked (nrs)
    after 230 still neked (trance)
    My God! You turned into the invisible Mountainbiker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    My God! You turned into the invisible Mountainbiker!
    pretty good observation. i guess that's why i've lost the 20 lbs. hahaha

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    By the way, nice bike!
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    If any of you haven't read "Heft on wheels" by Mike Magnuson I suggest you do so,
    it's an entertaining read about how he went from a pack-a-day smoker 255 pound
    clyde to non-smoking fit cyclist racer type - it's very entertaining and motivated
    me when sometimes I did not want to motivate myself.

    Down to 180 9/26/06 from 236.2 in 1/3/04. Slowly coming off finally from the
    weight I added when I took this job. Took me literally a year to figure out how
    to manage the stress and sat there right 26 weeks gaining and relosing the
    same four pounds over and over again.

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    ok, im extremely confussed. before summer started i weighed in at 253lbs. i biked every other day with an average of 13 miles per outting. i am in the best shape of my life, no doubt. i went down from a 42 waist to a 36-38 and from xxl to xl. only problem is i weighed myself last night and i GAINED almost 20 pounds. i have a healthy diet so whats up?! i currently weigh 270.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dementedfatty
    ok, im extremely confussed. before summer started i weighed in at 253lbs. i biked every other day with an average of 13 miles per outting. i am in the best shape of my life, no doubt. i went down from a 42 waist to a 36-38 and from xxl to xl. only problem is i weighed myself last night and i GAINED almost 20 pounds. i have a healthy diet so whats up?! i currently weigh 270.
    Load bearing exercise builds both muscle and bone mass. Muscle = 7X the density of fatty tissue and bone = 15X the density. It's not unusual to actually gain weight while making net gains in fitness as well. I would imagine you've been eating a fairly high protein diet as well. I wouldn't sweat it, as far as your weight goes. If you've gone down to a 36-38" waist, you've done well, my lad! Some people are genetically predisposed to be big, and there are advantages to that as well.....you're probably strong as a horse!
    [SIZE=4]Feel free to visit my blog: http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogspot.com
    [COLOR=Red][FONT=Trebuchet MS] I'm also doing Tour de Cure in July, my page:
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