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Losing Those Last 15

60 pounds down in about a year and 15 left to go to get to a normal BMI. I'm going to continue to do everything exactly the same. The thing I'm working on is motivation because I feel really good right now and can wear cute clothes again and I could be complacently slightly overweight. I'm doing the Beck Diet Solution to help keep me on track. Whatever I do, I'm on this plan for life and not ever going back.
60 pounds down in about a year and 15 left to go to get to a normal BMI. I'm going to continue to do everything exactly the same. The thing I'm working on is motivation because I feel really good right now and can wear cute clothes again and I could be complacently slightly overweight. I'm doing the Beck Diet Solution to help keep me on track. Whatever I do, I'm on this plan for life and not ever going back.


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Member Since: 9/20/2013

SparkPoints: 46,055

Fitness Minutes: 25,620

My Goals:
BMI below 30 by the end of July -
*Reached 7/30/14

Lose my 5% in the summer challenge-
*Lost 6 of goal of 9

Run the Virginia 4 miler in the fall
*46:26

Lose 5% in the Fall Challenge
*lost 6 of 8-1/2

Run Key West Half in January
*2:49:11

Lose 5 % in the Winter Challenge
*lost 1 pound

BMI below 25 in 2015

My Program:
High protein low carb diet

Woggle (walk/jog intervals) 3 times per week (1-4 mi)

Run a race a month

Get serious about weight training - 3X per week

Play Ice Hockey

Bike when I can

Play Pickleball when I can

Hike and walk with my dogs

5K PR. 34:28 Healthy Harvest Run



Personal Information:
Married with 3 grown children - youngest finishes college next year.

2 dogs 2 granddaughters.

Worked as RN in Critical Care

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An alcoholic doesn't want one drink.

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SWEETNEEY
8/1/2015 7:25:37 PM

How are you?



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NHES220
7/21/2015 11:32:31 AM

Thanks for commenting on my half marathon training blog. Not excruciating, but yes, time consuming! But not as time consuming as a marathon - LOL.



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PRESBESS
7/20/2015 4:26:29 PM

Hey friend, how are you? Just thought I swing by to say hi. I hope all is wonderful in your world. Keep up your healthy habits.
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SPEEDYDOG
7/16/2015 11:54:46 PM

Terri,

Thanks for the feedback regarding your brother not cutting-off the head tube. I am glad I could help.

Bruce





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SPEEDYDOG
7/13/2015 10:30:30 PM

You asked:

"I don't want to impose on you, but I'm visiting my brother and he has an elderly neighbor who has an older Jamis mountain bike. He has developed a bad hip and can't get his leg over the bar. He told me he wants to cut the bar off. This does not seem safe to me. If you have any thoughts. You could let me know. I know you modify your own bikes safely!"

My answer:

Cutting the top tube off of the bike will weaken the frame and lead to structural failure. Not only am I a pretty decent bike mechanic, I am also an engineer by education and temperament.

A bicycle frame is carefully engineered to be light and strong. The greatest stresses in a bicycle frame is in the top tube and down tube adjacent to the head tube.

The top tube and down tube resist shear forces equally. Imagine hitting cutting a stick into two pieces with an axe. The axe is imparting a shear force to the stick.

The tope tube and bottom tube also resist bending moment. Wringing a washcloth between your left and right hand is a example of bending moment.

A bike does not go in straight line. As you turn a bike, the head tube tries to twist. Imagine the front fork as a lever. If you turn to the right, the head tube ties to turn clockwise from the rider's perspective. If you turn left the head tube tries to turn counter clockwise.

The down tube and top tube work together to resist the twisting forces while the bike is turning.

To say removal of the top tube "does not seem safe" is an understatement! Removal of the top tube is inviting serious injury. There is no doubt the frame will fail.

I recommend that the Jamis mountain bike be sold. A used step-through "ladies" mountain bike could be purchased relatively inexpensively.

The Jamis frame cannot be modified safely. I never modify a frame. I upgrade components. I have built bikes from bare frames. A bike frame is a complex structure that is designed using computer modeling. Prototype frames are tested to failure with powerful hydraulic presses. Frames are also tested with machines that simulate 100's of thousand of miles.

The frame will last longer that any component. However, removing a major structural frame member, such as the top tube, may lead to serious injury, or death.

I hope I answered your question.

Thanks, Bruce



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