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Welcome Antii, as you know I read your story as it unfolded. Seeing it as a summary is inspiring. Appologies for getting your weight a little wrong.
I know where BFV is coming from, I race track too. R U still living in Melbourne? If so they have a great wooden velodrome. If your in Canberra, then there's a wait before track riding as its closed for major alterations. At a place near Gouldburn NSW is a mini car race track called Marulan Driver Training Centre and its a real buzz to push bike race on.
Gordonhooker welcome to the real world and all the best with your new leaf on life
A helmet saved my life
I had a good laugh and a grin at that! That is hugely inspiring - well done to you.
Thanks for all your positive comments folks
Well that explains why I like full face helmets and body armour. Soon I might step up to a gimp suit
I'm still in Melbourne. Never even been to a proper veledrome, let alone riding on one. Actually, we do have a few low banked public outdoor ones I've had a few laps on, but not proper like. Pro chick at work (who actually won last round NRS at warnambool- yay!) is always encouraging all kinds of crazy pushie ideas. Might have to go along to a veldrome with her one day. Who knows, I never thought I'd buy a single speed and I did that!
Only thing I have planned racing wise is to do a few more 50/100km XC mtb things like otway odessey, capital punishment, etc. They were fun
Late reading it but still a great story Anttismo! Thank you for sharing. A positive input for weight reduction aspirants all over.
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sheesh Anttismo, I was proud of myself for dropping from 110kg to 80kg fifteen years ago (swimming did it for me) but your story is just bl*^#y astonishing.
Kudos to you and all the others out there trying to do the same - you CAN do it,
Same here, top stuff!
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
good on you antti. very interesting stuff. over 150kg is seriously big. over 200 is just mind boggling.
I think your story about booze is very interesting. I have also had a taste for it, and get annoyed at myself when I realize how many K's I'll have to ride to burn off a session. Anyway, I can honestly say I am probably just as obsessive about cycling as many here, and that has actually helped me tone down the hold booze gets on me sometimes. Sometimes I think you need a passion that is almost as strong as one you are trying to shake. I admire anyone who goes cold turkey.
The other thing I found interesting is your 100kg set point. I am guessing at 6ft4, you could be 90kg no worries, and your cycling would be so much better. It is true that weight loss gets harder as your body fat % drops. I work in the wt loss field and can share this - if you are doing heaps of exercise, which it seems you are at maybe 15+hrs a week, and with the very heavy weight you reached, it is possible you are still somewhat insulin resistant and the exercise is burning a higher % of carbs than fat even if not high intensity.
I've had several clients really cut back on their exercise (2 cut all of it together on 1 mth stays in Indian ashrams) and focus on calming their nervous system with meditation and yoga.
To their surprise, they busted the set point and lost 5-15kg very comfortably, and then progressively built back the exercise load.
At the end of the day, you need to understand what is driving your hunger cravings. For many, calming the mind and emotions is a very powerful way to calm your cravings.
Power to you....
I just finished the sydney to gong, and everyone at work was shocked "you !! finished the Sydney to gong"
they all thought i was fat and lazy, even though they knew i was training for it.
Problem is, we have a few really big people at work, and they eat rubbish all day, make excuses why they cant do anything, THEY are the people that give us big boys a bad name !!!
Lazy fat people take notice, you are making it harder for the rest of us
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Thanks for your input winstonw. Perhaps I could be lighter, but I'm not sure 90 is so easily possible, but the long and the short of it is that I'm very comfortable with my current lifestyle and cycling performance. And unecesary discpline is something I try to avoid But worth pondering if I ever got serious about stuff
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