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2009 WEIGHT LOSS THREAD----LOSE YOURSELF HERE!
 PansyPalmetto member not displaying online status
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posted 1/1/2009
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updated through post 1686

AND THE NEW 2010 THREAD IS UP AND HUNGRY FOR MEMBERS!

MEANWHILE, HERE'S THE LATEST "FINAL UPDATE" FOR 2009. As of 1/3/2010.

WHY LOSE WEIGHT?
1. My Life Depends On This. Yeh, a little melodramatic but while I may not live longer I do want to be the best I can be for the meanwhile.
2. No Double Standards Allowed. I would not let my precious, beloved child eat/drink this. So why would I let ME eat/drink it?
3. There Is No "TRY". It's either eat/drink it or DON'T eat/drink it. Own your slipups and let them go.

---RULE #1: SHADDUP ABOUT HOW HORRIBLE YOUR WEIGHT NUMBER IS. WE ALL KNOW WE ARE FAT. OKAY? Okay!

---RULE #2: If your weight doesn't wallow out more than 5 pounds, around here we count it as "maintaining" weight. Who says rules can't be kinder and gentler?

--Your weight number is what size of clothing you are, it is not WHO you are.
--All those people out there in your daily world? They really are not looking at or judging you. They are doing this: (brace yourself!) THINKING ABOUT THEMSELVES! Those self-centered beasts.
--What if you were forced to keep the body you have today for the rest of your life? Answer: Love it and take care of it as best you can. Even homely babies are loved by someone!

Your "START" Weight is before your name/your most recently reported current weight is after.

Those who haven't checked in: Please come back, all is forgiven!

OFFICIAL FINAL (but not really) "DECEMBER 31, 2009" WEIGHTS:

ANDREHAMEL---on 1/1/10: wants to delete all posts/hide. Not gonna happen, dude!
BDSDVM--228
BIKEHERITAGE---on 1/1/10: 299
140---BIKELADY---on 1/4/10: 130
235---BIKERJOHN---232
190---BOLOGRUBB---194.5
---CD---75 kg
CONSULARRIDER---on 1/1/10: 177.4
DALLASBIKR---on 1/1/10: 167.8 See? Junior Racer credits DO count!
"plump"---DEBBIEBIKES---5 to go
233---DMALSHERE1---232
269.4---DRBROOKS---269.4
264---FATMANONABIKE---252
171---FULLYLUGGED----144...DECEMBER 143.5 REALLY Good job! 3.5 to goal!
228---GBHEABAS---221
249.3---GLACIERCHASER---249.3
GEEWHIZMAN----on 1/1/10: gave Pansy "Full Metal Machete" rights for 2010!
GOATBIKER---on 1/1/10: 268 and STILL #1 Brave Self Humiliator
184---HNDLEBAR---176
209---HOWARD---208
247---Hull_697---210/15 Stone...DECEMBER 214 Cookie Eatin' Machine
219---ITSOCCERMOM---222
215---JAYARA---205
177---JLEECBD---177
JULIEB---What? No more HUGENESS?? On 1/1/10: 5.5 of Svelt Draft Horse
NEW---kitty_katz_23
129---LANCETTA---126.4
216---LCOLONELSROLLIN---205
152---MAGGIE---on 1/3/10: 160
210---MARKIE/ANGIE---180
288---MARY9761---288.5
176---MCLUCYMAXX---169
222---MILOBRAMBLE---220
160---MTBDARBY---164
119.5---MTKITCHN---116.5
165---MYJAS---153
219---OPUSTHEPOET---212.4 pounds of YEEHAW!
PANSY PALMETTO---on 1/1/10: 170.0
171---PATHFNDR----167
RALEIGHDON---on 1/1/10: 255
249--RICH147---222
RUSSTAITAI---on 1/1/10: 154.5
???---SAGEBUM---Still BANNED, on general principle
312---SAM---291
SIOUXGEONZ---on 1/3/10: 148 (butt negotiable)
SLOJOERECUMBO---on 1/1/10: 161.4
221---TEACHERRICK---202
220-----TJHARVEY--218
215---TRIPLECENTURIES---158
235---TRIPLEDHARE---201
238.5---UBETDOC---201
267---WALLYBRAU---221
228---WOODOG---201
230---XYZIK---227
YUKONPAUL---on 1/1/10: 296/21.14 stone

-- posted by PansyPalmetto
thread edited on 1/4/2010 at 8:12:07 PM

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posted 1/1/2009
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First things first: Pansy weighs MORE than she did in August. She is not pleased by this because, frankly, she really has [mostly] stuck to her dieting ways. More Awful: she rode 2000+ miles since 9/1/08. With that kind of combo [NOT even super-sized!] (PUN!) she is furious that she does not weigh 102 pounds! She is also puzzled since she still fits into her "too tight" Size 10 clothes because her Size 12 clothes fall off her ample hips!!??? I am claiming "muscles" and you can't stop me!

But let's let bygones be bygones. The point is: even merely maintaining weight is almost a WIN in the United States nowadays. So take things "one bite at a time": that's how each of us got to where we currently are!

Choose ONE THING to cut back/cut out entirely from your daily food intake.
---only 3 candy bars instead of 4-5
---no more than 20 potato chips per day

ADD ONE THING more to your daily exercise output:
---a flight of stairs
---10 pushups

That's TWO small things that will add up in time. And take off another food/add on another bit of exercise every 3-4 weeks.

Extra weight didn't happen overnight and it won't disappear overnight. But it will go away if you will keep your commitment to taking those small steps.

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posted 1/1/2009
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I'm jumping on this runaway train from the start! I ended the year 2008 with 288 pounds and I'm thrilled to have made it through TWO holidays (three if you count New Years) without gaining (permanently anyways) I honestly think this is the first time I can EVER remember being able to say that!! That said, I'm still hoping to get back down to 250 and if I manage that head down from there. I'm trying to take it in smaller goals instead biting off more than I can chew at once (HAHA we all know that's how we got here)

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posted 1/1/2009
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I have four favorite sayings:
1) I've always been a lucky person. And the harder I work, the luckier I get.
2) Don't pray for anything you're not willing to take the first hundred steps yourself to achieve.
3) 90% of success is just showing up [via Woody Allen].
4) How do you eat an elephant? One spoonful at a time.

Problem is, how do people get to be overweight? One spoonful at a time.

So maybe that last saying is a double-edged sword.

All I know is that I, like Pansy, rode a ton of miles on my bikes. I also had the most successful year on the bike yet with a handful of races, and I did lots of extra activities like running, duathlons (okay, just one), Yoga, and weightlifting. And still I finished the year noticeably heavier than I started it.

Maybe if I had used a smaller spoon?

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posted 1/2/2009
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I'm in, too. Like Pansy, I also finished 2008 heavier than I started. And the other day, I hopped on the scale and realized that if I gained 4 more pounds, I would weigh as much as I did when I was 9 months pregnant with DaughterOfBikeLady. This is so totally unacceptable that I don't know where to begin. I guess at the beginning...the holiday parties are over (well, almost...for reasons best known only to them, my esteemed employers hold the company "holiday party" in the middle of January!), so I now have no excuse. I think I just need to ride the bikes and stop eating as if I'm riding 100 miles a day when I'm not.

In pursuit of the goal I've already switched from regular Coke back to diet...reversing the biggest single mistake that I made last year. I just know I never want to see 140 on the scale again!

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posted 1/2/2009
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I read what Pansy wrote and almost understood some of it. I'm off to a great start!!

Ended 2008 less than I were, but not where I wanted to be. Sooooooooooo, yah I needs to do more exercise, especially cardio and started that today. Five days a week doing at least 20 minutes on the recumbo cycle and three days a week for Biceps for Bicyclettes.

Ummm...do we puts down a start and goal? Just asking cause I really, really do want to understand PMS (Pansy Math System).

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On January 1, 2009 I weighed 268 lbs. My goal is to weigh 199 lbs by December 31 2009.

If there is other or different info required I will keep checking back here and add or adjust as needed

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I'm in, too. After the holidays of eating way too much, I started out on the bike weighing 216 pounds yesterday, UP 10 pounds from the fall. Not good, not acceptable. So, today the journey begins a new to drop, drop, DROP! One day at a time. The goal? go from 216 for the New Years' Day ride to 185 by same next year. If I get that low, it will be the lowest I've weighed since six weeks after breaking my jaw on 1/1/1981 (177 pounds 2/12/1981).

HOW will I do it? Better restraint. No seconds. Stick to the diet coke, splenda in the iced tea. More fruits and veggies. And more riding, adding a little running and swimming to the mix so I go try a triathlon along the way.

Above all, HAVE FUN! Meet new people who can provide encouragement AND accountability, while challenging me to get better and be better!

Of course, that's a BIG part of what BikeJournal.com is all about!!!

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I'm in for this year.165 as of now. 140 by years end. (Goes back to HER corner)

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I'm in for this year.165 as of now. 140 by years end. (Goes back to HER corner)
-- posted by myjas


You're on! Consider yourself my accountability twin for about a pound every other week....or more, if you wish!

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New Years Day I woke up weighing 13.5 pounds. My goal is to weigh 0 by next New Years Day.
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