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  1. (New story) http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/oct/19/what-its-like-to-lose-250-pounds/ (Original story) http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jan/28/marathon-runner-mark-noel/ This is a follow up story (the first URL) by the Las Vegas Sun newspaper to a story they originally did a few years ago (the second URL) after I originally lost 250 pounds on my weight loss journey. My son, who was also overweight, went through the same journey and lost 275 pounds. Together, we have lost over 500 pounds or more than the weight of 2.5 average men / 3 average women in the US. With this tool, we now can live happy lives once again. Enjoy my insights from the read.
  2. massindex

    NV - Henderson \ Las Vegas

    Try the basic's boot camp here http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/199346-the-basics-boot-camp/
  3. Just completing my training for the NYC Triathlon in 2 weeks, two week break and then starting back up for Silverman later in the year. No rest for the wicked.
  4. massindex

    Triathlon Nsv!

    Your time is fine and it will get better with conditioning. If you want to, incorporate some speed work into your run training once or twice a week. These can be track work, doing 200s or 400s repeats. You sprint for 200 then jog for 400 for example. What happens is that your muscles get use to repetition so by varying the type and intensity of the workouts, you teach the heart to pump more blood per minute and deliver oxygen to the muscles more efficiently.
  5. massindex

    NV - Henderson \ Las Vegas

    I haven't been on the boards for awhile but I'm pretty good at advice and assistance if anyone needs it. Also in the Henderson / Green Valley area.
  6. I don't know about the others, but I can't eat all that in one sitting either. I do have a 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal usually 2 hours before a race. Later, during the course of a Half Ironman, for example, I'll have a Protein Bar and some GUs in my bento box on my bike (maybe 1/2 of a PB2 sandwich also) and then on the half marathon portion of the run I'll have some GU and usually the aid station will have potato chips (need to replace my potassium) and some electrolytes. Carbs will always be a battle with me but they are essential to longer distances. Protein won't convert to energy in time so I just have to dance that dance with the carb devil occasionally.
  7. massindex


    First thing is find a local triathlon club. Don't be intimidated. Everyone in these clubs started out as a newbie at one time and are very happy to help and work with you. I can also provide assistance if you direct message me. I might not respond immediately because I'm in training for an Ironman but I will get back to you. I'd be glad to help. You'll love it!!
  8. I'll just throw my two cents in here. I've done 1 marathon, 7 half marathons, numerous triathlons and now I'm training for a full Ironman (training keeps me away from these boards). Carbs are important but not at the expense of Protein. Everyone is going to find their own balance but a low carb diet only will cause you to bonk. I don't carbo-load before a race but I don't shy away from carbs either. I still follow the protein first but keep room for carbs. Good luck!
  9. All things are possible. It's a great journey and welcome!
  10. It helps to some degree but short of surgery, it won't go away. Compression undershirts seem to help the most and in fact are necessary when exercising. The jiggling of loose skin can damage tissue when I run so, unless I have cosmetic surgery, I'll probably always be a supporter of compression garments.
  11. massindex

    I did a Duathalon!

    Great job. Enjoy the bucket list accomplishment!
  12. massindex

    Any cyclists out there?

    I did a couple of 60+ mile rides my first year. It wasn't easy and you have to follow normal hydration principles. That means a few oz of liquid ever 15 minutes, ever hour you need electrolytes and watch for potassium loss. I carry 4 bottles on my tri bike for rides of 80 miles or more or when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. Hope that helps.
  13. massindex

    These shoes are amazing! (For me)

    Running is a key but the evaluation found I have 3/8 inch difference in leg lengths(not uncommon) and needed an insert to get better form. I'll agree with all comments, it's not one thing but many factors.
  14. massindex

    These shoes are amazing! (For me)

    Getting a good evaluation and fit is the biggest key. 2 marathons, 8 half marathons and 2 half iron mans later, no problems. It's the single thing I recommend. Sounds like good advice here.
  15. massindex

    fitness and sodium / iodine levels

    Fiddleman, you'll need to increase you potassium and magnesium to stop your cramping. Supplements for leg cramps are out there but bananas and raisins are a couple of the best natural products for this. Often one banana will fix this for in a matter of minutes.

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