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[pct-l] Re: Weight lose on a thruhiike
- Subject: [pct-l] Re: Weight lose on a thruhiike
- From: Mark Tabb <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 20:10:52 -0700
> Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 19:10:22 -0500
> From: Owen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Weight lose on a thruhiike
> >From my observations on the AT, men generally lose a lot more weight
> than women, especially if they have the weight to lose. i.e. an
> overweight man will lose 30-40 lbs. A thinner one would only lose 10
> lbs. A very thin one might put on weight. Women (and some few men)
> generally either stay the same of put on a few lbs as fat is replaced by
> muscle (which weighs more.)
I think I must have the record for most weight gained on a thruhike.
did the AT, I started at my normal wt (125#), and ended at 140# !! It
mostly muscle, but there was also some fat (I think I was eating about
5000 cals/day). During my next megahike, I ate about 3200 cals/day and
stayed a constant 125# from start to finish.
For most people, though, it's eat,eat,eat, and lose,lose,lose, :)
but there are a few of us oddballs out there.
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