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I'm fat! - Offseason weight gain(16 posts)

I'm fat! - Offseason weight gainUncleMoe
Dec 18, 2001 8:25 AM
This summer was the first summer that I really got into long road rides. I am mainly a MTB'er, but I wanted to start commuting to work, so I bought an entry level road bike and starting packing in the miles. During the months of June thru OCtober, I was putting in 150-250 miles per week. It was a blast and I ate like mad just to keep my energy levels up.

I stopped riding a lot on Mid October, but I couldn't stop eating the amounts of food I had been. My god, I just got off the scale and I've packed on 12-15 pounds in the last two months! How friggin depressing.

This is slightly humorous. I've gotta cut back on the food and get out and do some more riding. Sometimes scales just flat out suck!
Jeez, me too...what could be causing THAT?cory
Dec 18, 2001 8:28 AM
I went crazy and lost 40 pounds last summer (put on two pounds a year since the Reagan administration and see what happens to your waistline), with just a little attention to diet and 150-200 miles a week of riding. But now it's cold all day, it's dark when I get home and there's Christmas candy all over the house and the office...I can't figure out WHERE that weight's coming from.
Call Jenny Craig.Jon
Dec 18, 2001 8:42 AM
She's got a Jan Ullrich Christmas Special on right now. Includes complimentary cruise to
South Africa!!
Part of it's food ... butscottfree
Dec 18, 2001 8:51 AM
part of it's the calendar, my friend. Those of us in our 50s are in a long twilight struggle against weight gain (says Scottfree, over 50 years and up 5 pounds since October).
join the teamfats
Dec 18, 2001 8:59 AM
lol! Where does one order this jersey? (nm)UncleMoe
Dec 18, 2001 9:16 AM (nm)Straightblock
Dec 18, 2001 10:48 AM
8 lbs. since Oct.1.STEELYeyed
Dec 18, 2001 10:06 AM
When all this celebrating is over,I need to seriously get to work on the gut,before it falls over the pants.
Doing good so farKristin
Dec 18, 2001 11:05 AM
I was really worried about this winter. Last winter, I made it my goal to lose another ten pounds. Instead I gained twenty pounds, and by March had completely redistributed the contents of my "fat clothes" box back into my closet. So this year, I decided to set no big goals. I would just attempt to maintain my September weight. To date I've lost another pound. Only 2 more months to go. If I can do it you can to! Hang in there!
It's the holidays. Eat till it hurts then go lay on the couch!I AM
Dec 18, 2001 11:27 AM
Seriously though I have struggled with my weight my whole life.
I have had a pretty good handle on it for the last 6 or so years though. I have the same problem with the huge appetite when my exercise wanes this time of year and am always fighting to stay out of the fridge. I guess I should head to the basement and the trainer instead of the fridge.
Keep up the fight spring only seems like a long way away.
A wise man once said....rtolle
Dec 18, 2001 11:40 AM
A wise man once said, "It is better to have gained and lost then to have never gained at all!"
Really? All I've been doing is losing weight...ohio
Dec 18, 2001 11:59 AM
down 10 lbs since the end of october, and I've barely been able to ride at all. Then again, I've had malaria...

Added bonus, there was so little blood left in my system two weeks ago that I hit my anaerobic threshold in about 5 seconds, and only needed about 20 minutes on a bike to get a complete workout.

Took the last of my meds on Sunday, and heartily looking forward to winter riding and BC skiing...
Okay, how do you get Malaria in Ohio? (nm)Kristin
Dec 18, 2001 12:51 PM
You take your severance check to Ecaudor...ohio
Dec 18, 2001 4:59 PM
and I'm actually only from Ohio. Last 4 years in NH, now Boston, and probably CA by september next year...
Here Is A good Story! Jan Ullrich has nothing on me!BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 18, 2001 4:58 PM
Ok...I got a story that will make you all feel better =)
have a seat and get ready to cry and laugh =)
Last winter was my first winter here in the cold northeast...coming from manhattan beach california...the cold was how should i say a surprise...I never wanted to leave the house! Well I am kinda tall (6`4``) so im usually bigger than most cyclists and my weight is usually lots more than theirs as well...Neways, I usually weight around 235 pounds....being my first winter here I did nothign all winter but try and keep warm....needless to say I shot up to a slender 280 pounds!! Can you say fatass?! haha
I realized what a moose I was turning into and started to cycle and run 10 miles a the time spring rolled around I weighed 260 pounds by mid summer I was back down to around 240 pounds...close to my normal weight...this winter im being alot more careful of what im eating and making sure i cycle all year round no matter how bone chilling cold it is holding strong at 240-245...but well see what the winter holds! =)
so when you feel bad about your weight gain...just think about my whopping 50 pound fiasco =) im sure it will make you feel better =)
stay stoked!
Walk or Run and eat lots of FiberGreenie
Dec 19, 2001 1:45 PM
If it's too cold to ride, then I know a friend who cross trains by running and/or walking for exercise. It seems to help him keep weight gains to a min during the off-season.

The other thing that is important is to keep eating veggies and fruit. Use apples or oranges for snacks instead of the other stuff.

Another idea that works for me is to do 10 push ups and 10 situps during every commercial break when I watch TV...after a few of your fav shows, you'll be ripped!!