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1242Vintage 02-18-2021 08:56 AM

Still at 208 lbs this week.

Although weight has been stalled lately, fitness continues to improve. Registered for mountain bike races next weekend so will get to test out trimmer and fitter me. Will be good to line up and rub elbows with friends to see how everyone is doing.

KarlH 02-18-2021 09:03 AM

206 This morning. I was trying to walk everyday until the recent cold snap, and have been substituting NA beer for my typical craft beer. Altogether I am down about 25# since August.

corn18 02-18-2021 09:28 AM

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My weight loss journey for the last 9 years. Back on the cut wagon.

MRG 02-18-2021 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by 1242Vintage (Post 2560977)
Any updates from my weight losing retirees out there?

Still fighting the scale and she doesnít give up easily. Down 2 pounds in the last two weeks. Now at 208 lbs.

Back in 2015 I needed to lose weight. I'd been starving myself attempting to drop 65-70 pounds when another member suggested Myfitnesspal and it was a great tool. Felt better, not starving, and the weight went down quickly. DW and I lost the equivalent of a small person, 120+ pounds in six months, 6 years later it's still gone. Good luck on finding your path.

1242Vintage 02-24-2021 05:55 PM

With days getting longer I changed up my workouts. Getting out for longer / faster rides on my road bike in the morning and then the gym in the afternoon.

Scale is moving again. 206 lbs today. Down a couple pounds this week and a total loss of 44 lbs since my May 1, 2020 retirement.

Racing mountain bike this weekend. Moved up to the pro/expert class to race with the faster guys. Itís a flat and fast course and will give my cardio conditioning a good workout. Canít wait.

1242Vintage 03-03-2021 09:53 AM

Scale is at 206 lbs today. Loss of 44 lbs since May 1, 2020.

Last weekend raced mountain bikes, placing 6th in a field of 15 racers. Held my own against the fast old guys.

Back in 2019 on this same course with the same bike ... before retirement when I weighed 250 lbs and before my post-retirement focus on strength training and cardio conditioning ... I finished a miserable 23rd place out of 24 racers in my age group.

Next race is the last weekend of March. Canít wait!

1242Vintage 03-10-2021 02:28 PM

204 lbs on the scale today. The pounds continue to slowly drop.

Ronstar 03-10-2021 03:42 PM

Weight loss is stagnant. A pound heavier than my last weigh-in on 1/8, now hovering at 200.

1242Vintage 04-01-2021 10:35 AM

Unfortunately up three pounds in the last couple weeks to 207 lbs.

Wrap up for March is 542 miles on the bike, pedaled up 47,500 ft of hills and 67 hours of activity between cardio at the gym and saddle time.

Also lined up at two mountain bike races, taking a 4th and 2nd place.

A good month. Bring on April!

1242Vintage 04-14-2021 07:40 PM

Still hanging in at 207 lbs. No loss / No Gain.

Mountain bike raced with the big boys over 200 lbs last week in the ďClydesdaleĒ class. Finished second. Although weight isnít coming off as fast as I like, definitely gaining strength, cardio conditioning and endurance.

1242Vintage 05-26-2021 12:39 PM

Havenít stepped on the scale in a few weeks. Down 3 to 204 lbs.

Continue to workout every day and racing mountain bikes on the weekends wherever I can. Thinking about competing in an upcoming road race but not so sure. Screw up and wreck on a mountain bike and likely all you get is dusty, maybe a skinned knee and a bruised ego. Much different in a road race. Asphalt really bangs you up when you go down at speed. I know both feelings from experience.

doneat54 05-26-2021 01:16 PM

I stepped on the scale a couple days ago after a previous day of fairly strenuous work. 177. Puts me at a BMI of 23. My senior year in high school I was 176. My high was 206, was probably around 202 when I retired Jan 2017. Not dieting (eating very well in fact!) but far more active and less time sitting these last 4+ years. I fell great at this weight. I turn 60 next year....

KarlH 06-05-2021 08:47 AM

I'm down to between 194-196 from 231 at retirement 9 months ago. Its all walking the dog, with a daily route of about 5 miles, and replacing short trips to the post office or pharmacy with walks. My DW is talking about a gym membership this summer, although I have not done that type of thing much since high school. Technically, I am still approaching the "healthy" BMI, but am down to the last 10# or so.

1242Vintage 06-05-2021 11:41 AM

Still no loss and no gain at 204 lbs.

Am careful what I eat and am getting a large dose of cardio and strength training every day. Just keeping on this path and the weight will drop off.

Ronstar 07-15-2021 05:25 AM

Haven't weighed in for a while. Today at 185.8. Down about 20 lbs since post foot surgery high in mid January. Better diet and exercise are taking effect. 5 more lbs to get down to high school weight.

vafoodie 07-15-2021 07:38 AM

150. The scale wonít move. I try to do IF. My calorie intake is below 1200 calories a day, and I have just begun doing water aerobics plus dog walking. I know some of it is hormonal, but Iím becoming discouraged.

Winemaker 07-15-2021 11:49 AM

238# today at Doctor's appointment, down 5# since 6 months ago. I'm wasting away to nothin', without even trying. I would have to weigh 210# to get to a BMI of 25, it ain't gonna happen. It took me 30 years to gain this weight, as I was stuck at 185# from 16 to 33yo. Hundreds of milkshakes, thousands of donuts and sandwiches, lifting weights, carrying concrete block, roof bolts, rock dust, 5 gallon cans of oil, and walking thousands of miles with and without 40# of gear on my minebelt.

old medic 07-20-2021 09:57 AM

Well according to statistics... I'm almost obese....6-1 225 lbs at 58 YO.... BMI 29...
Most dont believe me when I state my weight... waist is still 32 in
Was 185 with 30 In waist leaving high school...

KarlH 07-20-2021 11:13 AM

I have been stuck around 195 for a few weeks. I started at 231 and a bmi of 30.5 in August of last year. With an exercise program of almost entirely walking, I've gotten the bmi down to 26. This is still in the overweight category, but I am definitely healthier. Getting below 25 is really tough.

ls99 07-20-2021 11:29 AM

172 lb

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