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Old 07-08-2009, 07:13 AM   #1841
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #1842
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Since this week included the July 4th holiday weekend, weight isn't as bad as it could have been. 3 days of overindulging managed to reverse some progress. Hopefully I'll drop a bit over the coming week.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:20 PM   #1846
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:11 PM   #1847
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I did get a lot of exercise done over this last week as my back got loads better so managed to get in some cycling, tennis and running. Going away for a long weekend Thursday so hope I can maintain.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:59 AM   #1848
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7/08/09: 163.0lbs 9.0% body fat
Aaron, just curious, how are you feeling at the higher weight?
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Aaron, just curious, how are you feeling at the higher weight?
I don't see or feel any difference. I guess when your 6'6" and 153.5lbs, it takes more than a 10lb gain to notice a difference.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:29 AM   #1850
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:58 AM   #1851
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I'm confused b/c I am so stunned at this reading. Happy, but stunned! It makes me wonder if the scale is off. However, this is the second day in a row at 123#. I am now teaching a dance class that lasts 1.5 hrs 2 nights a week, but at the same time I have been too tired and busy to lift for the last 2 weeks. I have continued on my diet plan (1400 cal per day). So, perhaps I am losing more fat, but have lost a little muscle mass, too. I dunno. My measurements all continue to go down...I think this is the most successful I have ever been in my attempts to lose weight...getting pretty close to "skinny" jeans and my college weight (121#)!
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:41 AM   #1853
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Slow start here. Tough to cycle in this summer heat. It requires getting up very early with the birds to get some cycling in. But I did that Sunday morning, on a solo ride and got in 32 miles. I thought going solo or beating the heat or staying motivated to do the whole 32 miles would be my hurdles. Nope, it was being chased down by 2 mean pitbulls with angry teeth just inches from my suddenly fast pedaling feet. They bolted off an unfenced farmhouse on a lonely, seldom traveled road, hauling ass across the street just to chase me down.

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Slow start here. Tough to cycle in this summer heat. It requires getting up very early with the birds to get some cycling in. But I did that Sunday morning, on a solo ride and got in 32 miles. I thought going solo or beating the heat or staying motivated to do the whole 32 miles would be my hurdles. Nope, it was being chased down by 2 mean pitbulls with angry teeth just inches from my suddenly fast pedaling feet. They bolted off an unfenced farmhouse on a lonely, seldom traveled road, hauling ass across the street just to chase me down.
Hoping for a better week!
I used to do that with my cycling team about 20 years ago. There was a farm with two MEAN dobermans. We all knew they would chase, so we would call "attack"!!! When we were about 300 yards away, and would be doing nearly 30 mph when they saw us.....those dogs had no chance.............
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I used to do that with my cycling team about 20 years ago. There was a farm with two MEAN dobermans. We all knew they would chase, so we would call "attack"!!! When we were about 300 yards away, and would be doing nearly 30 mph when they saw us.....those dogs had no chance.............
Wow, I certainly cant get up to 30, but I think I got up to 15 in a quick sprint. I am in my first year of cycling and just a few months from recovering from a nasty back injury. So, my ability to sprint away is not ideal. But, I did give them a pretty good run. HA HA HA HA.

Seriously, what can a cyclist do to protect themselves from these attacks, other than hoping to be able to out cycle them?
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Seriously, what can a cyclist do to protect themselves from these attacks, other than hoping to be able to out cycle them?
DH carries pepper spray with him....pretty effective, but you have to be quick on the draw!
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DH carries pepper spray with him....pretty effective, but you have to be quick on the draw!
Good idea SG. I had another suggestion from a friend. She suggested to take along a kids squirt gun filled with vinegar/water. What do you think about that suggestion?
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Good idea SG. I had another suggestion from a friend. She suggested to take along a kids squirt gun filled with vinegar/water. What do you think about that suggestion?

I honestly don't know - it may work...it would be kinder to the dog, for sure (I feel bad when he tells me about having to pepper spray a dog). However, I would be afraid it wouldn't work, and I'd lose a chunk of my leg in the process of testing it out.

I used to try to walk in my old neighborhood, but the dogs coming out at me scared the dickens out of me, so I gave up on the walking. It really made me mad that people did not control their pets...several came at me very ferociously!
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7/15: 123!

I'm confused b/c I am so stunned at this reading. Happy, but stunned! It makes me wonder if the scale is off. However, this is the second day in a row at 123#.

...I think this is the most successful I have ever been in my attempts to lose weight...getting pretty close to "skinny" jeans and my college weight (121#)!
GREAT work, looks like you are on real roll, keep on doing what you are doing

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Nope, it was being chased down by 2 mean pitbulls with angry teeth just inches from my suddenly fast pedaling feet. They bolted off an unfenced farmhouse on a lonely, seldom traveled road, hauling ass across the street just to chase me down.
That really sucks. I used to carry a pepper spray while walking in the neighborhood but never had to use it. We ride our bikes through neighborhoods every week but have never had a problem fortunately. I don't know that doing a quick draw with the spray would be safer or more reliable than just trying to "sprint" away.

My weigh-in this week :

4/8 - 178
4/15 177.5
4/22-5/6 away
5/13 - 182
5/20 179.5
5/27 179.5
6/3 - 178.5
6/10 177.5
6/17 179.5
6/24 178.5
7/1 177.5
7/8 177
7/15 177

The long weekend away was great and playing tennis 3 times plus 90 mins kayaking seems to have consumed the excess calories taken.
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