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hills? never heard of 'em
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:57:45 AM »
A few weeks ago I mentioned starting to bike to work, and the horrible, no-good, very bad hill I have to climb to get there. See this thread: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?topic=23309

Today, I made it up that hill without stopping. I had a couple days rest, and I just went extremely slow. So slow I think the bike was barely staying upright sometimes.

I feel like a 2 year-old who just peed in the big potty.

I had to tell someone.

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 10:07:42 AM »
Congrats Solon!  Keep it up and it will more enjoyable by the day. 

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 10:55:52 AM »
Good booooy!  We knew you could do it!  It will get easier.  Soon you'll be bookin'!!

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 10:57:33 AM »

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 11:29:29 AM »
This deserves a horns-throwing!

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 11:46:44 AM »
Your next big moment will be when you're not even breathing hard and blow by another person struggling up the same hill . . .

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 12:06:49 PM »
I've always wanted to have someone else eating my dust!

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2014, 12:38:37 PM »
Nice job!  Has the steady weight loss continued?  How are you feeling in general compared to your pre-biking days?

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2014, 12:59:53 PM »
Nice job!  Has the steady weight loss continued?  How are you feeling in general compared to your pre-biking days?

This morning I was a pound less than I have been in a long time, 268. I guess I was hoping to lose a little faster than that, but I'm just glad to be losing at all.

Thanks guys for all the encouragement!

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 01:50:51 PM »
Good job!  We told you so.

Sorry, I couldn't stop myself!

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 03:26:34 PM »
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Weight loss is 90% diet 10% exercise. Calories in < calories out and you will lose weight. (Okay, if you want to be fancy: calories your body processes < calories your body expends. You don't fully process everything you eat. Blah, blah.)

One of the things that people run into when they exercise a lot to lose weight is that for some reason their weight isn't going down, even though they feel better, so they give up. Don't believe it. You may well lose 10 pounds of fat and gain 10 pounds of muscle. That's progress, good progress; you'll see it and feel it, so don't let a slower-than-expected weight loss discourage you. 3500-3600 calories burned in excess of consumption will be a pound of fat lost; you may well find that you only lose a pound or two every month if you're exercising a lot and eating to match the exercise and your new hunger. Keep it up, and amp it up when you can; today you made it up the hill, next month you won't drop below 5 mph, three months from now you'll forget there's even a hill in your way.

One of the easiest ways to eat less is to drop soda and candy if you haven't already. Those things are ridiculously calorie-dense without actually sating your hunger.

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2014, 04:37:05 PM »
Wooooo congratulations!

That hill is going to shrink and shrink in your mind until it just becomes something you do and you are going to forget about how big you thought it was until someone else gets impressed by it.


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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 01:17:35 PM »
Did it again today. Starting to get a little bored. Now what am I going to do for a challenge?

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2014, 01:31:35 PM »
A few weeks ago I mentioned starting to bike to work, and the horrible, no-good, very bad hill I have to climb to get there. See this thread: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?topic=23309

Today, I made it up that hill without stopping. I had a couple days rest, and I just went extremely slow. So slow I think the bike was barely staying upright sometimes.

I feel like a 2 year-old who just peed in the big potty.

I had to tell someone.

I love this analogy. 

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2014, 01:41:33 PM »
Did it again today. Starting to get a little bored. Now what am I going to do for a challenge?

A bigger hill and a faster ascent.

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Re: hills? never heard of 'em
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2014, 02:15:20 PM »
Congratulations!

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2014, 06:19:16 AM »
Did it again today. Starting to get a little bored. Now what am I going to do for a challenge?

Time yourself going up the hill and then cut the time in half.

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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2014, 08:23:34 AM »
Major congrats, hills are so hard for me!  I will get better at them...

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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2014, 12:23:58 PM »
Congratulations on flattening that hill. Pretty soon there will be no road climb that you can't conquer but you can reconstruct this feeling with mountain biking. There will always be some climb that you can't quite make and then the day you finally master it you feel like you're on top of the world.

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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2014, 11:18:04 AM »
Nice!

My conditioning has been going backwards since taking the older two kids out of the trailer and biking at their pace, but I really enjoy the few full speed rides I get in each week.