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Ever since I left the military and my activity level dropped, I started gradually putting on weight. As I had always been reasonably active (even at my heaviest, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru - including the 14,000 ft mountain passes) and had a reasonably healthy (low fat) diet, it had never really worried me. 12 years later, finally I am motivated to do something about it.

Cycling has become my passion, and I regularly go on 120-130 mile rides with my club, and do the longest and steepest mountain climbs in the country.

Now trying to convert my cycling passion into Triathlon by adding running and swimming. Intermediate goal is a half-marathon in May 2020.

Member Since: 7/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 261,280

My Goals:
Trying to get to a 'healthy' weight of 165 lbs 75 kg.
Goals for 2020:
* Ride Amy's Gran Fondo in September 2020.
* Complete a half-marathon in May 2020.

My Program:
Cycling 3-4 times per week, with a combination of long rides to improve my cruising speed on the flats, with some shorter hill intervals.

Running 4 times per week.

I have become a bit of an exercise data geek, and keep a close eye on my performance, training load and recovery through Garmin, Training Peaks and Strava.

Bodyweight strength training + 25 kg (55lb) dumbbells, depending on the exercise

Personal Information:
Melbourne, Australia having recently relocated from Seattle in the US.

Other Information:
Feeling really great that I have got my BMI under 30 (14 Oct 06). I'm no longer obese, merely overweight.

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    Hi Motivated - caught some of your posts on the message board and I like your common sense.

    It's great to be out of the obese range isn't it? I read your blog and it sounds like you are very committed! Just remember your body needs those rest days too.

    Good luck on meeting your end of the year goals! Keep motivated and you can achieve it!
    5112 days ago
    Not obese, merely overweight! i remember that cause for celebration too :)

    Best of luck realizing your goals and remember to reward yourself along the way (with things--not food, close one :-)
    5120 days ago
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