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[pct-l] Re: Weight lose on a thruhiike

> Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 19:10:22 -0500
> From: Owen <jrowen@ibm.net>
> 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.
When I
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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