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  1. #1
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    What I've accomplished while benched and semi-injured

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    Me Dec. 2 -- just days after busting my right wrist in 2 places and being completely benched for nearly 6 weeks by my orthopod. Those jeans were a pair of size 8s that I think were actually mis-labeled 10s (because they were markedly larger than every other pair I have of the same jeans in an 8).


    Me tonight -- modeling a $17 size SIX dress I bought for a friend's bachelorette party (we're all wearing bridesmaid's dresses):


    That's about a 15# change.

    Who says one has to get fat while injured?! Diet, baby...it's at least 80% of weight loss.
    Kirsten
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    Looking great Zoom! Is that BACON you are handing out? What a nice thing, I wish someone would do that for me when I am riding

    You nailed it on the importance of diet in weight loss, research does show that diet is 80% of the process. Abs are made in the kitchen, not on the gym floor. Exercise is good for a lot of things but what goes in our mouth is far more important in this department.

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    What I've accomplished while benched and semi-injured

    Yep, bacon hand-ups!!
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Cool beans, zoom-zoom!! So many people get discouraged when they are injured, and just fall into couch potato-eat whatever I want mode.

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    Looking good, zoom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    Cool beans, zoom-zoom!! So many people get discouraged when they are injured, and just fall into couch potato-eat whatever I want mode.
    And they're missing a perfect opportunity to carry a calorie deficit without concerns of bonking. That was what had me gaining or maintaining for so long...bonking stinks!
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    That's awesome, Zoom! You look great!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

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    Thank you!
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Hm, I think I have gained five pounds in my first week being benched. I blame the ice cream. And hubby bringing food to me in bed.

    I'll try to follow in your footsteps this week! You look great - that dress is awesome!
    Thanks for the inspiration, especially considering the discouraged feeling I had while glancing in the mirror earlier today.
    2009 Fuji Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey View Post
    Hm, I think I have gained five pounds in my first week being benched. I blame the ice cream. And hubby bringing food to me in bed.

    I'll try to follow in your footsteps this week! You look great - that dress is awesome!
    Thanks for the inspiration, especially considering the discouraged feeling I had while glancing in the mirror earlier today.
    Thanks...don't think if this so much as time on the bench, but time that you can really watch what you eat and have a nice little calorie deficit without your workouts suffering!
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Great Job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    And they're missing a perfect opportunity to carry a calorie deficit without concerns of bonking. That was what had me gaining or maintaining for so long...bonking stinks!
    So true! I learned so much about fueling my body during my year of injury/rehab too.

    Really great job, Kirsten!
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