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Old 09-18-2008, 10:46 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by LeatherneckPA View Post
The "experts" (and my doctor) recommend an average weight loss of 1-2 lbs per week. 115 pounds in one year is 2.21 pounds per week average. Sounds doable to me. I expect to progress much more rapidly than that in the early stages as I have so much to lose and haven't walked further than prison rounds for so long.
Yeah I think you can do it, and by the sound of it, you are a pretty big guy (shoe size 13EEE from your other post, and 365# currently...must be 6'6" - 6'8"), so 2.21# per week should be doable. You are right, the pounds will fall off in the first weeks/months, esp if you have a lot to lose, and if you cut a lot of the carbs and add protein. Just don't overdo the exercise in the first few can kill you! Start out low and slow, and work up to it. If you have room for a stationary bike, it might be good to have one in front of the boob toob. Hop on for a 10-15 minutes every time you turn the TV on instead of plopping down in the recliner.

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Old 09-19-2008, 06:52 AM   #22
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Good Luck! It sounds like a fabulous plan.....definitely want to see the pictures.
Any takers to join you in this quest?

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Old 09-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #23
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I certainly don't want to discourage you, just want you to set reasonable goals. I'll be following your exploits as you post, cheering you on. I'm doing well on my 1 lb/week plan. Next week I'll be overweight for the first time in 25 years! Seems like an odd goal to celebrate, but everything is relative.

Anyway, good luck. If you kick ass the way it sounds like you will, maybe I'll get motivated to do it too. I can't run, but swimming is my forte, and biking is OK. A walk/swim/bike triathalon would be a great thing for me to accomplish.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:06 PM   #24
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Any takers to join you in this quest?
I've had offers to come and cheer, but nobody planning to join me. Although actually, it's kind of hard to join someone for a tri, since you are not allowed to draft/work together on the bike section anyway.

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A walk/swim/bike triathalon would be a great thing for me to accomplish.
There were quite a few folks who were walking the last leg in DC, and many others who would alternate running with walking as they pounded it out. I had to admire their grit.

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