imtbtrails Ohhh-fficial 2016 Spring Weight Loss Challenge!

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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    OKAY. This is it, if you are onboard for the...:thumbsup:
    Spring of 2016 Weight Loss Challenge
    Here is my plan for posting, you can do the same if you want to.
    Post:
    Target Weight
    1) Date
    2) Current Weight
    3) What I chowed for the day
    4) Activity/Exercise I did that day
    5) Any tips or tricks I have found. Good Recipes, Websites, Articles, etc...
    6) Encourage Others

    Note: This Thread is related to the Thread Who REALLY Wants to Lose Weight where members have posted great stories and suggestions.
    This thread is for those participating in the Spring of 2016 Weight Loss Challenge!

    :eek:Let the Losing Begin... and the Posting to Win!
    I'll start my posting tonight!
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  2. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom
    Goodluck to All...we will miss you!

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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    2016 is looking good, riders. Best wishes for success! Don't be too hard on yourselves :thumbsup:
     
  4. Racer X

    Racer X Member

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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    3/23/16
    Current Weight: 207 lbs
    Target Weight: 185
    Need to lose: 22 lbs
    What I chowed for the day:
    Breakfast:
    1) Apple 1) Soft Boiled Egg 1) Avocado 1) 160z Iced Green Tea
    Lunch: 1) Small Turkey and Provolone Cheese on Sourdough with a dab of Mayo and Spicy Mustard 1) 24 oz. Water 5) Dried Dates
    PreRide: 2) slices of Turkey rolled up around 2 slices of Provolone Cheese
    Ride: 40 oz. Tailwinds
    Dinner: Grilled Chicken on a small Salad w/ 240z. Water
    After: 24oz. Decaffeinated Ice Tea
    Activity/Exercise I did today: Rode my bike after work. 26.4 miles w/ 4,033 ft of gain ride time 3 hours 20 minutes.

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  6. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    My words of wisdom and encouragement:

    ~ Small changes compound over time to bring about incredible results ~

    You got this Mikie!! :inlove:
     
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  7. BigTex

    BigTex Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Richard
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Les
    3/23
    228
    Goal: 190
    Breakfast: Coffee protein smoothie and a Quest protein bar (this is pretty damn consistent unless I'm on the road)
    Lunch: Caesar salad and tacos at Taco Maria (couldn't pass that up)
    Dinner: Berry banana smoothie and some peanut butter on crackers
    Treat (oops): chocolate chip cookie
    Activity: Arms and core in the gym, 1.5 miles running on the treadmill.
     
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  8. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Some good nuggets in this thread. LOL Racer X.

    I've been involved in athletics of one sort or another my whole life. Training, nutrition and being "serious" about it has always been part of it, whether my or others' routines. One thing that sticks with me is: There are inherent limitations in all of us.

    I don't mean to dilute the stoke or suggest not trying super hard, but be realistic about what you've been dealt. I've seen people very frustrated and even depressed because the effort they put in seems to not bear fruit. And I've seen the same frustrations come from the perception that if someone is/has/can do something, the other person should be able to also. The main thing is to keep the fun level up so interest doesn't wane and so you have a long-term healthy habit. Work with limitations, watch the fun meter, and don't be too hard on yourself. You got it!

     
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  9. Racer X

    Racer X Member

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    Day 2
     
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    3/24/16
    Current Weight: 204.9 lbs
    Target Weight: 185
    Need to lose: 19.9 lbs
    What I chowed for the day:
    Breakfast:
    1) 6" Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado Sub from Subway, 16 oz. Ice Tea
    Lunch: No lunch... No time!:(
    PreRide: No ride :(
    Ride: N/A
    Dinner: 24oz. Iced Green Tea and 1/2 Chipotle Bowl
    After: Nada
    Activity/Exercise I did today: Played hooky from work today to do a Tractor job I bid. Nonstop 9 hours from 9:30am to 6:30pm. Loaded bucket wth tons of boulders grading a residential construction site to meet the site plans. Totally beat! Came home and vegged with Cathy and watched Guardians of the Galaxy for the 3rd time.
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Okay, I'll chime in...

    Target weight: 168, by April 30, 2016.

    Background: I'm 54, 5'7", quit smoking 4 years ago (almost to the day), highest weight was 186 in 2012.

    172.3 lbs this morning.

    Breakfast: Typical 1 cup shredded wheat (no sugar frosting) with a handful of blueberries and enough unsweetened almond/coconut milk to cover. Coffee...I'm a coffee fiend but I drink it black. No additives of any kind.
    Lunch: 6-inch Subway turkey sandwich with brown mustard, spinach, bell peppers, olives and jalapeƱos. Water to drink.
    Dinner: Bad, bad...double cheeseburger & fries + beer. :( But I left off the tomato, so I've got that going for me. :rolleyes:

    Burned 1,133 calories commuting today. HRM makes it pretty accurate.
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    One thing that may help you guys out is to find healthier staples to replace some of the "bad stuff". I was never overly fond of tomatoes prior to the big change, but they became a daily staple. I would eat 3 or 4 beefsteaks every day as a snack with a little balsamic vinegar and maybe some basil. A whole tomato is around 30 calories, and balsamic vinegar is around 10. Just an example... Balsamic vinegar is usually my salad dressing even now...

    I "discovered" the following during the dieting phase, and kept them in the maintenance phase, which I'll be in forever. I think of food like an alcoholic thinks of booze:

    • Ground turkey (93%) replaced most of the red meats I used to eat... low calories, high protein. Costco used to have the best deal on 4 1-pound packs. Wal-Mart has started carrying the 93% fat free lately in a 3 pound tub... Avoid the 85 and 90.
    • Pots of broccoli... I make mine steamed with a little Lawrys. You can't eat enough greens! Find what you like.
    • Keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge as a snack... 70 calories, 7 grams of protein, and filling.
    • Find a bread that won't break the calorie bank... There are several on the market now that are only 40 calories per slice. If you eat "high test" bread, limit yourself! My wife just brought back two loaves of sourdough from San Francisco. 60 calories per ounce! Shi#!
    • If you're going to hit the carbs, measure them! I make brown rice for the kids all the time. If I have some, I measure the portion. Over 200 calories per cup... I can't just scoop it until the pile on the plate looks good!
    • Same with chips... Eat lots of salsa. Weigh the tortilla chips. 1 ounce is not a lot.
    • Drink constantly, but don't drink your calories...
    Good luck, Guys!
     
  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You can have all the broccoli you want...and I usually do. Tonight was actually an anomaly. Asparagus is also good; so are green beans, spinach, crookneck squash and zucchini, etc. Always steamed, and I never add salt, but I do use pepper liberally - usually garlic pepper.

    Use only extra virgin olive oil in cooking.

    We eat lots of fish and chicken. But I refuse to stop eating anything completely; just cut way back on the less-good stuff.

    My vice is adding Goya brand Mojo Criollo on fish & chicken. :thumbsup:

    I got used to "bland" food in the Navy. Hot, plenty of it, but they're cooking for 6,000 people per meal. :confused:

    I was down to 166 lbs for the 2014 Crusher in the Tushar. The height/weight charts say I should be at 155. They're full of excrement - I'd look like a skeleton at that weight.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM

    Good tips! More fish and chicken cooked with fire. :)

    And I had some salmon tonight made with the mojo criollo. :)
     
  15. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

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    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    My two cents - when it comes to broccoli, I like it barely cooked. I find if you rinse it, don't drain it much, cut into florets and then micro on high for just a minute or so, it's turns out very well.
    In general, veggies turn out great in the micro as long as you aren't wanting them to be super cooked.
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Good advice for another reason, as well... I can't find it now, but I remember reading an article about green veggie preparation... The lighter they are cooked, the more nutrients that are provided. :thumbsup:
     
  17. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom

    Fixed it for you.......your welcome.

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  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    3/25/16
    Current Weight: 203.0 lbs
    Target Weight: 185
    Need to lose: 18 lbs (this is where it's going to get tough)
    What I chowed for the day:
    Breakfast:
    Thev other half of my Chiptle Bowl, 16 oz. Ice Green Tea
    Lunch: The other half of my Subway Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich and 24 oz. Iced Green Tea
    PreRide: No ride :(
    Ride: N/A
    Dinner: 24oz. Ice Green Tea and a Chipotle Chicken Bowl (Our new oven has not been delivered yet)
    After: Nada
    Activity/Exercise I did today: Had another booked Tractor Job. Did 30 minutes on the elliptical.
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  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    3/26/16
    Current Weight: 204.0 lbs
    Target Weight: 185
    Need to lose: 19.0 lbs
    Okay... I was bad yesterday after the Bike for Bender ride.
    What I chowed for the day:
    Breakfast:
    1) Chicken Fajita Pita from Jack in the Box, 16 oz. Ice Green Tea (didn't have time to make anything)
    Lunch: The Pulled Pork Sandwich , baked beans, coleslaw, and water at the B4B event.
    Ride: The Bike for Bender event: 46.4 Miles 5,562 feet of elevation and the ride took 5 hours 10 minutes
    Uh Oh!: Tom drove home while I scarfed a small bag of Cheetos and a can of Arizona Energy Ice Tea :oops:
    Dinner: El Pollo Loco Chicken Quesadilla and a large Diet Coke :gag:
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  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    3/29/16
    Current Weight: 205 lbs
    Target Weight: 185
    Need to lose: 20.0 lbs
    Note: Arggghh, I know I should also consider inches as oppose to just weight. I'm sure I'm building muscle which weighs more...
    What I chowed for the day:
    Breakfast:
    1) Hard Boiled Egg, 1) Cheese Stick 6) Dried Dates 24oz. of Iced Green Tea
    Lunch: 1) Salad 1) Bowl of Chicken Soup with some Corn Bread ... oops! 1) 8.4 oz. IZZE Sparkling Clementine (calories 90)
    Ride: A quick 6.5 Mile, 1 hour interval ride with 1,318 feet of climb, then 30 minutes on the Elliptical for a fat burner session.
    Dinner: Some awesome Cathy concoction to include fruit and chicken and lemon juice. Super healthy and super light! with Iced Green Tea
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM

    My Garmin and HRM put the Bike for Bender ride at around 2700 calories. You'd have to eat a ton to not run a calorie deficit after that!
     
  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Steve,
    I'm going to start using my HRM on my rides. How do I use that info to calculate calories burned?
     
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  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Your Garmin should automatically be calculating it now without the HRM.....it just gets more precise with the HRM.
     
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  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    You mean I don't have to THINK?!?! Even better!
     
  25. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    You guys will be just in time for...



















    swimsuit season!

    I kid. I'm forever impressed by people willing to do what it takes to reach a goal. Power to ya!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  26. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Yep... You can set one of the Garmin data fields to calories. The problem is if you look at it without a HRM. The Garmin alone (or Strava) probably would have told me that I burned 6000 calories...

    You can always go back and find it in the Garmin data on the web.
     
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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I forgot to mention that you need to set your height, weight and gender. The Garmin will also take that into account...
     
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  28. Racer X

    Racer X Member

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    scratch that
     
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  29. driffter33

    driffter33 Member

    Location:
    Buena Park CA
    Name:
    Warren Hornaday
    Current Bike:
    2013 Giant Anthem X 29er
    As always I'm late to the party!:( Any how I have for years had my left over dinner for breakfast. Steak, chops, chicken, at a respectable 4:30am. I recently changed andstarted useing bodykey meal replacement shake. I add frozen fruits and fresh vegetables to make a breakfast smoothie. This 1 change resluted in a weight loss of 13 lbs in 3 weeks. Its now been 5 weeks and I feel great and am fluctuating between 13-15lbs below my start weight. Maybe if I would add in some exercise I would drop a few more inches and another pound or too. Almost forgot I also add a 1oz shotof Blast energy drink mixer for that, get my day started off right energy blast with no crash side effects.

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  30. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    3/31/16. Just got home from three days in Vegas. I ain't sayin'!!

    And the weather was not amenable to bicycling.
     
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