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BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby iMad » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Now when I first discovered this forum I found the AFC Losers Club 2011 thread to be a great source of inspiration.
This year there isn't one for some reason, and following a brief discussion with Comedian, I decided to have a crack at kicking off a new one even though we're into the 3rd month.
There are few sporting disciplines where power to weight ratio are as important as cycling.
So here we go guys. Let everyone know your health and cycling goals for 1012.
I'll kick off.

Age: 67
Was 127kg in November 2011. Now 103.
First ride in November 2011, 6km (of hell). Now 30km.
Cycling goal this year: 6,000km. Covered so far 717km. Rain, rain and more rain.
Weight goal this year: 87kg

Is anyone else interested in contributing? Remember sharing your achievements like this isn't just for yourself, It just might be the motivation someone needs to improve their health and lifestyle for good.
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Reason: corrected year in title
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Re: BNA Losers Club 1012

Postby Johndec » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:32 pm

I'll chip in!

Age: 50
Was 116kg in July 2011. As of today 92.2kg
First ride in July 2011, 5km. Now anywhere between 20 and 60km depending on time before or after work and on weekends. Try to do at least 50km on a Sunday.
Cycling goal this year: 6,000km. Covered so far: See my sig.
Weight goal this year: 85kg which will give me a BMI under 25.
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BNA Losers Club 1012

Postby ozzymac » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Age 51
Weight 110kg November 2010
Weight now round 85kg

No real goals just ride when I can due to scholiosis sometimes it's a bit painful but all fun, and the weight loss is great.

Looking forward to loosing a bit more.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:46 pm

Goodonyer iMad, that's a great set of numbers! 8)

I've also made this thread sticky so it'll stay up the top of the health area.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Johndec » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Maybe I should of given up beer as well as Maccas and pizza, would have lost weight quicker like iMad and ozzymac. Nah, a bloke has to have at least one vice! :wink:
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Comedian » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:18 pm

Well done! I'll follow this one with interest but I'll try and stay out if I can! :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby ozzymac » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:39 pm

Johndec wrote:Maybe I should of given up beer as well as Maccas and pizza, would have lost weight quicker like iMad and ozzymac. Nah, a bloke has to have at least one vice! :wink:


I guess I would loose it quicker to if I gave up those things, I still eat and drink just the same.

Where did I leave that beer :-)

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Redbull » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:43 pm

I'm in for 2012 (Hopefully not for 2013 :wink: )

Anyway the 2011 results

Start 27/12/2010 - 151.3 kgs
Check In 27/6/2010 - 125.2 kgs
Check in 27/12/2011 - 109.7 kgs

2012 to date.

10/03/2012 - 106.0 kg


Will not check in weekly but will continue to do so monthly (more frequently than previous)

Goals

Weight - 90kg
Kms - 8000 (currently at 1495 so a bit behind)
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby BrisVegas » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:34 am

Awesome job Redbull!

We moved house just before Christmas and I can't find the scales. Bit hard to contribute other than I think I was 112-115kgs on the 1/1/2012. I'd gotten out to 118kgs 2 years ago, then dropped 15kgs with some bike commuting. Last year I fell off the wagon and stopped commuting and kept eating the same and put most of it back on.

I'm 37yo, 188cm and have a sedentary job and two kids. Goal for me in 2012 would be 90-something and to make regular riding and eating more healthiy a habit. I was 85 kgs just out of school when I was in the Army Reserves and that's probably the fittest and skinniest I've ever been.

Longer term, I'd love to get back into the 80's again and be able to ride 100kms in 3 hours.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby paladin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:53 pm

I'm also in for 2012.

Anyway the 2011 results

Start 10/10/2010 - 112.00 kgs
Check In 01/01/2011 - 108.00 kgs
Check in 01/01/2012 - 103.00 kgs

2012 to date.

12/03/2012 - 104.0 kg

Goals

Weight - 99kg
Kms - 6000
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby David_G » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:15 pm

In August 2010 I was 82 Kg, 175cm and 55 years old.
Now I'm about 5000km down the track and 74Kg.
All my trousers are so baggy I'm going to have to replace them, doing the belt up a bit tighter isn't cutting the mustard anymore!
I haven't just lost the weight, I've continued to lose centimetres around the waste, which is normal if the weight loss is down to exercise as well as diet.
I have altered my eating habits a bit and cut down on my alcohol consumption too, so it's a holistic approach and I'm very happy with the results.
I haven't cut anything out but I'm going for quality not quantity.

*edit* After going to the TDU and getting smashed on the hills, my goal is to get a few more Kgs off (5?) for next January. Well that's a plan anyway.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby iMad » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:23 pm

David_G wrote:In August 2010 I was 82 Kg, 175cm and 55 years old.
Now I'm about 5000km down the track and 74Kg.
All my trousers are so baggy I'm going to have to replace them, doing the belt up a bit tighter isn't cutting the mustard anymore!
I haven't just lost the weight, I've continued to lose centimetres around the waste, which is normal if the weight loss is down to exercise as well as diet.
I have altered my eating habits a bit and cut down on my alcohol consumption too, so it's a holistic approach and I'm very happy with the results.
I haven't cut anything out but I'm going for quality not quantity.

Sounds very familiar, great work.
:lol: I just went to Rodd & Gunn to get new outfits as well. It's expensive getting fat.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Johndec » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:37 pm

The only things I still wear from when I was 116kg is my socks! :D
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Abby » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:54 pm

Had a bad accident back in October 2010 - bike vs little old lady in white Corolla. The Corolla won... :( Took about 12 months to recover and get back on the bike (broken shoulder and arm, plus multiple surgeries).

Weight at time of accident - 84kg.
Weight in October 2011, attempting to return to cycling - 90kg.
Weight 01JAN2012 - 89kg. :oops:

Weight goal this year is to get my weight down to 70-something, and stabilise there. Basic strategy has been to calorie count, using MyFitrnessPal. Cycling goal has been 500km/month (although I haven't hit that yet, stymied by weather, illness, and work).

Weight at 01MAR2012 - 82kg. :D Everything is heading in the right direction, and I'm feeling good. Can definitely tell the difference on the hills. Will be getting back into racing again this month too...

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby iMad » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:05 pm

Abby wrote:Had a bad accident back in October 2010 - bike vs little old lady in white Corolla. The Corolla won... :( Took about 12 months to recover and get back on the bike (broken shoulder and arm, plus multiple surgeries).

Weight at time of accident - 84kg.
Weight in October 2011, attempting to return to cycling - 90kg.
Weight 01JAN2012 - 89kg. :oops:

Weight goal this year is to get my weight down to 70-something, and stabilise there. Basic strategy has been to calorie count, using MyFitrnessPal. Cycling goal has been 500km/month (although I haven't hit that yet, stymied by weather, illness, and work).

Weight at 01MAR2012 - 82kg. :D Everything is heading in the right direction, and I'm feeling good. Can definitely tell the difference on the hills. Will be getting back into racing again this month too...

Cheers,
Abby

Oooops, sorry to hear about your accident but you're on the way back.
Great work with the weight loss and I'm suffering much the same as you with a goal of 500km/month, but unfortunately the rain up here has been relentless.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby KonaCommuter » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:48 pm

I’m in

Height 175cm

100kg at the start of the year.

Current weight (this morning) 96.9kg

Interim goal 91.5kg which would make my BMI 29.9 aka take me from OBESE to merely Overweight :cry:
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby bookworm1707 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Well I Win with starting weights, 158ishkg. 6'4"

Long term goal is 110kg, by long term I mean 12 months. Ideally 100kg.

Have cut back on beer, no drive through foods, no baked pastry stuff, pies etc, added fruit everyday, no packets of chips. I try to make a change in my diet every fortnight.

First ride was 6km, then 10, then 12 etc now doing 20. Longest was 25. Looking for people to ride with to help with motivation. Also looking for new places to ride.

Had to stop for two weeks as wife was sick and I had to take on more work as well as looking after the daughter, will be back on the bike tomorrow!
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby goupforthedown » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:42 pm

Alrighty, I'm in too!

Start of 2012 - 80kg
Currently: 78kg
Aim: 72kg by Spring!!

Lots of Winter cycling ahead =D

Perhaps I will use cycling to keep warm, not beer ;-)
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby iMad » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:00 pm

bookworm1707 wrote:Well I Win with starting weights, 158ishkg. 6'4"

Long term goal is 110kg, by long term I mean 12 months. Ideally 100kg.

Have cut back on beer, no drive through foods, no baked pastry stuff, pies etc, added fruit everyday, no packets of chips. I try to make a change in my diet every fortnight.

First ride was 6km, then 10, then 12 etc now doing 20. Longest was 25. Looking for people to ride with to help with motivation. Also looking for new places to ride.

Had to stop for two weeks as wife was sick and I had to take on more work as well as looking after the daughter, will be back on the bike tomorrow!

I'm a lot lighter now (see first post in thread) but I understand the journey you're on. Bloody good for you I say.
You're off to a start and that's the most important thing... making the decision to do it and sticking with it.
You've also come to the right place for motivation and help. This forum, and the people that live here, are unbelievably helpful.
What do they say? "Every journey, begins with the first step."
Keep us informed.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby bookworm1707 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:19 pm

Thanks iMad, I appreciate what you say, i have read your thread and what you have done is amazing! It is those stories that inspire me, not the guy that can ride a century.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby Parker » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:41 pm

Okay, I've lost 10kg this year (well part of December as well), 94kg to 84kg's and the last two weeks I've been a little unmotivated, so I thought (hope) that you guys might be able to give me a little bit of a push?

I plan to be 79 or 80kg for Sydney Olympic Distance, its about 4 weeks away and that's plenty of time, so I'll be back on the wagon on Monday.

Well done everyone, I appreciate reading the stats!
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:13 pm

Age---44
Height---187cm

2010--------105k......40" waist
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2012-------79kg......30" waist

My riding has stayed consistent over the entire period so I would have to confidently say my weight loss was all diet related.

Has cost me a fortune in clothing as I had to replace everything. I have 20+ cycling jerseys/bib knicks in XXL/XL/L if anybody wants them just PM me.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby iMad » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:12 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:My riding has stayed consistent over the entire period so I would have to confidently say it was all diet related.

Well done. What did you mean when you said your riding was consistent due to being diet related? I think I missed something.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:45 pm

iMad wrote:
ZepinAtor wrote:My riding has stayed consistent over the entire period so I would have to confidently say it was all diet related.


Well done. What did you mean when you said your riding was consistent due to being diet related? I think I missed something.


Thanks iM. I will edit my message to say the weight loss was all diet related & not due to an increase in exercise/cycling.

Looking back at the entire period (2010-2012) I can't believe how simple it was.

The important thing for me now is to stay this way with the changes to my diet being permanent & not just a weight loss period.

Well done to everybody else on here with some amazing results being posted up.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Postby bosvit » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:12 pm

bookworm1707 wrote:Well I Win with starting weights, 158ishkg. 6'4"

Long term goal is 110kg, by long term I mean 12 months. Ideally 100kg.

Have cut back on beer, no drive through foods, no baked pastry stuff, pies etc, added fruit everyday, no packets of chips. I try to make a change in my diet every fortnight.

First ride was 6km, then 10, then 12 etc now doing 20. Longest was 25. Looking for people to ride with to help with motivation. Also looking for new places to ride.

Had to stop for two weeks as wife was sick and I had to take on more work as well as looking after the daughter, will be back on the bike tomorrow!

Hey good one bookworm.

Your story sounds so familiar. I'm shorter and was lighter but its the same story different stats. I've lost 20% and started with 6km rides thinking how hard it was and how big an achievement it was, I then increased my mileage and thought about how pathetic 6km was etc. It's only recently, now that I am helping a friend get into it that I have realised that those 6km and 20km rides were achievements and they are important so don't ever think they are anything else.

Also it is easy to get intimidated with everyone talking about their big rides etc but they are just further down the road and all excited about their achievements.

Have you managed to find a group to ride with or some riding buddies?

Good luck with it!
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