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Rosey wrote:Sounds like your doing really good and having fun. Be careful of over doing it though and injuring your back. I did that when I first started out biking before I changed to this food plan. I so know the sun burn got one on my 20 mile bike ride sunday.
I doubt it. Ego and Pride can be even harder to overcome than 300 pounds of excess weight. The doubters will likely insist the "jury is still out" and that I must not only reach my goal but maintain it for few years, or for as long as it takes for everyone to forget what they said in the first place.Chile wrote:Norm, that is absolutely awesome that you rode another 30 miles yesterday! Woohoo! Your steady progress and increased ability to do exercise has certainly proved the doubters wrong now, hasn't it?
I don't think it'll be hard at all. I'll make a frame out of PVC pipe and fit some fabric to it. Shouldn't be too hard at all!Chile wrote:The canopy for shade is a great idea and there should be a way to rig that up. I've seen trikes with canopies but I don't know if they came that way or were homemade. Some of the recumbent bikes also have shade covers.
What I do is I add salt to my water so I get a little every time I take a drink of water. I also make sure bananas and oranges are eaten along the way.Chile wrote:Re the salt, I would probably do what you did. After reading so many stories of hyponutremia during extreme exercise where the loss of too much salt combined with drinking loads of plain water (as opposed to electrolyte drinks), I would rather err on the side of a little too much salt.
Norm wrote:Rosey wrote:Sounds like your doing really good and having fun. Be careful of over doing it though and injuring your back. I did that when I first started out biking before I changed to this food plan. I so know the sun burn got one on my 20 mile bike ride sunday.
I saw your sunburn pics!! Ouch!!! I will lighten up on the trike riding if I have those same issues as yesterday... but I really wanted to push it since weigh-in is coming up and I've been in "push the envelope" mode these past two weeks.
Norm wrote:Today I rode a bicycle for the first time in over 10 years. It was awkward at first but my balance quickly came to me. I found the seat extremely uncomfortable. I will have to get a much better seat for it and even then, the transition to two wheels will take some time.
Thank you!MSMLS wrote:Great job! You're an inspiration!
I admit, I have a hard time with holding back on exercise. It is so easy to harm yourself at larger weights and I have pushed myself too hard, suffered for it, and had to slow down as a result, multiple times. Still I push the envelope of what I'm able to do at any given time. Not because I'm a sadist or anything, but because I spent too many years able to do so little because of my weight and now I am out doing it simply because I can, and the novelty of being able to hasn't worn off yet. I hope it never does!MSMLS wrote:I've been holding off on exercise per the instructions in Dr. McDougall's book.
How does it compare in cost and ease of working with?fulenn wrote:I was reading about your wanting to build a canopy of PVC and fabric and thought you should try electrical conduit instead of PVC--it is strong and much lighter weight.
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