What a great site this is, and I want to thank everyone here for all the help and inspiration that I have drawn from everyones success stories on here.
I knew I had gained a bunch of weight over the last couple of years, but I refused to see it in the mirror. But after I saw the photos from our Labor Day weekend trip to the lake I finally admitted I needed to do
something. I have never biked in my life, but at 52 years old I know my knees would not hold up to running, so I thought I would give biking a try. A friend gave me an old mountian bike to try out for awhile. Two weeks later I
was at the LBS buying a road bike. September 23rd I started riding 5 to 6 times a week. Sep 15th I weighed 222, today Nov 29th I'm at 198. I just met my first goal of breaking 200 and now the target weight is
180 before we hit the lake again in May.
So far I have dropped 24 pounds in 9 weeks by averaging around 150 miles a week and some barbell weights at home 3 times a week. I cut out sodas(1000 calories a day of soda), cut most of the sweets, and
about 20% smaller portions at meals. Eating 2000 to 2300 calories a day now. I was drinking a ton of calories with soda, milk and juices. I cut all that and only drink water and small amounts of milk now.
My wife likes it ALOT. She never complained about my weight, but she sure has let me know she likes the new body. I cant wait to post the next set of pics when I reach 180 pounds.
1-31-10 now at 185lb