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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-01-11, 01:44 PM   #801
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I think I belong in this forum as I too began cycling as a way to loose weight. I bought my bike at the beginning of May and so far have logged a couple hundred miles. My weight was 243lbs when I began and has dropped to 239lbs this morning. Is this a good rate? Trying to get down to 190 or 195. I'm 6' 2 3/4".
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Old 06-02-11, 07:52 AM   #803
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Trying to figure the picture thing out. This is me my first day with my new bike at 243 lbs.
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Old 06-04-11, 10:13 AM   #804
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Like you I started at 260 and am now at 230 working on getting to 199 (or 193) Inspiring post How long did it take you and what is your final weight goal?

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Closing in on 100 pounds

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Old 06-05-11, 03:05 PM   #806
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Nice work, Fletch!
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Old 06-07-11, 08:53 PM   #807
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I haven't posted a recent photo in a while - here is one from the Aliquippa Crit (cat 5) on Sunday.... Still have another 20 to drop but down from 265lbs + a little over a year ago.... Oh, I am currently 3rd in the A.B.R.A crit series
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Old 06-15-11, 07:41 AM   #808
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Time for another update...

At about 285:



And at the completion of the Tour de Cure last Saturday, about 194 or so:



About another 25-30 pounds to go.
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Old 06-15-11, 08:26 AM   #809
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wow that's fantastic! Nice job!
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Old 06-16-11, 04:40 PM   #810
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Time for another update...

About another 25-30 pounds to go.
Looks to me like if you lost another 30lbs, there will not be much left of you. How tall are you?
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Old 06-16-11, 08:37 PM   #811
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Went shopping today...

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Got cheepies at Walmart ($9.99) because I don't plan on these fitting me for long.
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Here I am at 43 years old and 328 pounds;


Here I am this year 46 years old and 177 pounds;

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Old 06-17-11, 04:27 AM   #813
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Looks to me like if you lost another 30lbs, there will not be much left of you. How tall are you?
5'-10"
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Being the same height and perhaps age, I think another 30lbs would be over the top. Personally I'm shooting for 180. How long did it take you to lose 91lbs?
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I am 5'10 also, but I think that guy is hitting on you so I will back on out....
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I am 5'10 also, but I think that guy is hitting on you so I will back on out....
Who is hitting on who? I am 5'10 and my doc says I need to get down to 175, and I was a toothpick at that weight.
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Here is an update!!!!

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Some seriously great work here, folks. Congratulations to all, and keep it up.

As far as my goal weight is concerned, I discussed it at length with my doctor, and we agreed on 165-170. He says that's at the high end of appropriate weights for my height and body type (5'-10" and fairly broad of build). I don't know if it's entirely practical, but I do know that at 194 I still have a lot of flab around my torso and a few other places (see the paunch in the pic below), and it should come off with continued work. It may be that 175-180 is a more sustainable weight, and when I get there, if I find that to be true, I'll adjust my sights accordingly. But for now, the goal remains 165 nekked, or 170 clothed at WW.

My weight loss has gone in two stages. The first was working on my own, and over a period of 3 or 4 years I got from 304 down to 250-ish, but then it started to creep back up. When it hit 270 in April of '10, my wife and I started WW, so that 75+ has taken me about 15 months. It would have gone more quickly, but I've had a couple of plateaus of my own making.


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Hey Marcus...how long of a commute by car versus the commute by bike?
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Congrats! BTW I felt compelled to tell you that Butler, PA is one of my favorite places on the planet. I haven't been there in nearly 10 years. I hope its still pretty up there.
Thanks! Yes, all of western PA is beautiful... just did a TT in Erie this a.m., presque isle is so nice to ride as well... Butler is still Butler, good points and bad points same as anywhere but it is home... If you ever make it back this way hit me up and we will get some riding in
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Epix, you look great! Wow, half of your body weight. Go you!
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Old 06-25-11, 09:07 PM   #822
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Old 06-25-11, 10:19 PM   #823
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Holy Crap mcafiero! Awesome Job Dude!
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Old 06-26-11, 03:58 PM   #824
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Guess I'm no longer a Clydesdale. These photos were taken in the course of 12 weeks. All I did was run 4 days a week, ride every day (commute to work, 7 mile round trip), commute everywhere else, to grocery store, haircut, whatever, lift two days a week. Oh yeah and watch what I eat 6 days each week. Inspired by AHAM23 (thanks man!)
All these photos are unbelievable..literally!

Can you guys and gals get a little more specific in terms of what worked for you? How many miles? Diet?

@Mcafiero. How far and fast do your run? Are you doing these High intense workouts that you’ve mentioned in other threads?
What does your diet consists of? Are you avoiding starches (Rice, White Bread, Potatoes etc)? Are you doing 6 times a day or 3 meals? Not eating after 7 pm etc?

I went from 245 to 215 but have been steady at 215 for some time now. I ride a fair amount but I still eat alot of sweets. Alchohol, tabacco and other things were easy to give up compared to cookies, chocolate and ice cream I still have a big weakness there.

I've heard if you bike 150 miles a week you can eat whatever you want (in moderation of course). Am I wrong or does it seem that once you hit the 100 Mile a week plateau is where you start shedding some real weight?
Currently I'm doing 60-70 miles a week but I'm still eating sweets and it seems to be a wash.

I'm just curious as to specifics you all think are important when it comes to shedding the excess pounds.

Right now I look exactly like Mcafiero in picture one at 215lbs. I would love to get down to 185 lbs before my high school reunion next year!

This thread is totally inspiring and congratulations all of you.
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150 miles a week isn't going to allow you to eat anything you want. It'll help a lot, but you need to ride at the level of a pro tour rider to do that, assuming you mean "eating whatever you want" literally. You're still going to have to restrict your intake to some degree if you want to lose at an appreciable rate.
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