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#133694 - 05/13/10 10:26 PM Re: TAKING MY LIFE BACK [Re: sabre11004]
gonegonzo Offline

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 6

I originally started this post . I had problems with my registration but have it woprked out now .

I haven't reached my goal dropping weight yet . I'm on my way however . I've set a plan where I'm hiking and bicycling every other outting . Of course there are days where I can't make it but I try 5 out of 7 days of training per week.

I'd still like to see some input on this post as to how others are doing .

Thx Tom aka Gonzo

#133766 - 05/14/10 09:48 PM Re: TAKING MY LIFE BACK [Re: gonegonzo]
Kent W Offline

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
Well before i started packing agin I was around 215 and 5 feet 11 Not huge but miserable, Heaviest in my life. I started walking in prep for my smokies trip" First Backpacing trip in over 30 years" I walk 3 days a week about 2.5 miles very fast. I am at 185 now , and had no real problems on my Smokies trip. I only hiked about seven miles a day with begin pack rate at 36 pound water and all! I cant wait to go again I am motivated!

#133875 - 05/17/10 11:48 PM Re: TAKING MY LIFE BACK [Re: gonegonzo]
hikerduane Offline

Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2124
Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
I've always been active, so I havn't had to take anything back. I am to the point a little of not caring about things as much as I should. Stay up late on weekends, pig out on snacks at night too, lost some motivation, tired of working, but still have another 10 years almost to go. At a Health Fair at work last Fall, one test showed my cholesterol was only out of whack by 10%. Switching to sorbet or sherbert from ice cream should help a little. I have only gone up one pant size in the last 30 years and that has been in the last four years, so I'm not wasting away too badly. I do notice that I can hit the trail hard my first day out for a long bp trip, but some of the other days I am not too motivated.

#133887 - 05/18/10 06:59 AM Re: TAKING MY LIFE BACK [Re: hikerduane]
Glenn Offline

Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 2617
Loc: Ohio
So, exactly how old are your teenage kids? grin

I remember mine had a similar effect on me - fortunately, we all eventually outgrew it, and I now get to enjoy them as adults. I've got to admit, though, that there were a few times I thought about making one of them an only child; what saved them both was that I couldn't figure out which one...

#144045 - 12/27/10 09:14 PM Re: TAKING MY LIFE BACK [Re: Anonymous]
stonemark Offline

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 82
Loc: China
yeah, welcome back, I'm new here, maybe you can teach me sth about hiking, and go outside will not only losen your weight, but also add more life funny~
adventure in China~my site

#145252 - 01/21/11 03:57 PM Re: TAKING MY LIFE BACK [Re: Anonymous]
ALLEN Offline

Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 35
Loc: Ohio
Tom, I was born and raised in WV and now live in eastern Ohio. Appalachian (sp?) trails will wear off some of that weight. I do conditioning hikes in Wayne NF in Ohio as often as I can. I'm 63 and have weight troubles as well. I do Atkin's Diet most of the time and when I stick with it, loose weight. Problem is, I get cravings for Ho-Ho's, Entemans chocolate glazed donuts, a plate of spaghetti, the list goes on. Anyway, Jan to Feb I stick to Atkin's and get some of the weight off for spring hiking and camping. Then I'll hit the trails and the exercise works wonders. Usually by Oct I'm in pretty good shape... for 63. Then I fall off the wagon and load up on carbs and ruin everything. Its an endless cycle for me. In my case the extra weight in the spring causes knee problems more than anything. Shake off what you can with diet and hit the trails. Send me a PM and we'll hook up for a trip.

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