All posts by theweightlosscyclist

Hello. Nice to meet you. I'm Gabriel. I'm a twenty-something-year-old who is losing weight through cycling and healthy eating. I will use WordPress as a digital cycling journal. Hope you enjoy.

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Day #49 – #53: Week of June 4, 2017 (Life)

"Life is one funny mothafucka, A true comedian, you gotta love him, you gotta trust him" This week, I managed to ride over 100 miles in just 5 days. Unfortunately, my outer shift cable snapped as I pedaled through my 27th mile yesterday so I couldn't complete my 60-mile ride as planned. It sucked, but at least I ...

Weight Loss Cyclist Beginner’s Guide: Choosing your first bike

Are you looking for your first bike but have no idea where to start? Today you've come to the right place, I'll be helping you choose your first bike and addressing the common misconceptions behind doing so. At six-foot-one and 360 lbs, my biggest concern when I decided I wanted to purchase my first bike ...

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10 Foods You Should Absolutely Eat If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

This list is not going to be easy. I'm not going to sugar coat it. I'm not going to tell you that there's a miracle formula you can drink that can help you eat whatever you want. That just isn't true. It's simple, it's supposed to be hard because it's not supposed to be for ...

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Day #48 – May 20th, 2017 (‘Half-Century’)

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion" Yesterday, for the first time, I managed to ride 50 miles straight. It was hard, and I almost gave up about 100 times, but I managed to finish. I am so proud of myself and the progress I've made. It's taken everything I have, but ...

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Day #47 – May 15th, 2017 (‘Long Distance’)

"Maybe it's not always trying to fix something broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better. " This weekend I finally got out and rode my bike for longer than an hour. The wind was almost unnoticeable, so I had an awesome ride. It took me a little under 3 hours to finish 40 ...

10 Foods You Just Shouldn’t Eat If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

This list is not going to be easy. I'm not going to sugar coat it. I'm not going to tell you that there's a miracle formula you can drink that can help you eat whatever you want. That just isn't true. It's simple, it's supposed to be hard because it's not supposed to be for ...

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Day #46 – May 11th, 2017 (‘Taking over the world’)

"What are we doing tomorrow? The same thing we do everynight. Try to take over the world." Today I finally felt like my old self again. The weather is starting to come around, and today the El Paso sun warmed my body as I rode to a very awesome lunch with my friend Art.  It's ...

Budget Health Issue No. 7

Introduction Happy Thursday! I hope your weeks are going well. This week I'll be sharing with all of you, a cool recipe for all of those long hot days (although El Paso weather has been super crazy lately): Chicken Salad. The Meal Thank you for reading guys. Until next time, ride safely. Remember to follow ...

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Day #45 – May 10th, 2017 (‘Anniversary’)

"Think training's hard? Try losing." Got out riding yesterday for quite the ride. I did a few hills that almost killed me! Today my wife and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary, and although the winds are still going strong, I can't wait to go out and hit the road tomorrow. I will try my ...

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Day #44 – May 6th, 2017 (‘#BikeMonth’)

"Think training's hard? Try losing." It feels so good to be back! I missed talking to you guys and I missed riding my bike even more. I was finally able to give it my all this week, as I rode my bike for 20 quick miles on Thursday afternoon. Today I hope to get in ...

10 Weight Loss Mistakes You Should Avoid

Six months ago I started what would become my first fitness adventure. My mind changed, my body changed, and my life changed. The journey has been great, I've learned a lot and experienced much more. Today I want to focus on the mistakes I learned along the way, so that anyone who is just starting their ...

Budget Health Issue No. 6

Introduction Happy Thursday! I hope your weeks are going well. This week I'll be sharing with you one of my all time favorite meals: Oven-baked barbecue chicken with a special baked potato! On another note, I'll be signing up and training for my first, century ride, next week, so stay tuned for the details of ...