well its been awhile as i have been very busy getting back to work over the road and that has killed all my riding time. I am in the process of getting ready for my trip of my life from seattle to key west and on to the dry tortugas for a weekend of camping leaving next may..ish.. i have the wifes permission to go it alone. I am down from 320 to 280 and still feel like i'm 350....but i do have a trek 3 series i keep here in the truck with me for when i'm on down time.......
everyone has done such a awesome job with it all that i feel like i have fallen by the wayside........ but alas i will reach my goal if for no other reason than simply because i can....
I'll keep my guns, money, and FREEDOM you can keep the change.Training status: still old, fat, and slow. I'm not as fat and not as slow as last time, but I am even older. I can't do much about the last one.
They're my inspiration. I want to be healthy for them ... Thanks Neil
I don't know that I have ever posted in this forum but this thread in particular has been pretty motivational in my weight loss. If this week goes as planned I will drop out of Clyde status by the weekend.
Here I am at ~260 June of last year size 40. The most I ever saw on a scale was 278 the December before that.
Its a picture from the first day of my new job. I don't have to many pictures from or an exact weight because I avoided scales and cameras like the plague.
I didn't start actively trying to lose wight until about June of this year. Here I am just a few min ago at 201 and size 34 tied on with a belt.
Last edited by yellowjeep; 10-11-11 at 08:54 PM.
Hey everyone, I'm 6'3 and hovering around 340lbs. I've been pretty depressed lately on account of personal issues dealing with women so I've lacked motivation to get back out there and ride.
I'm down about 20lbs still from last years choice to cut out soda, meat, and fast food altogether but it's time to get back on the bike. Since I'm as late in the season as I am, I'm going to join a gym as well.
pretty recent pic:
Last edited by JoeyZ; 10-12-11 at 01:02 AM.
Former Clydes here. The end of August '10 I was put on a new diabetic med which has a great side effect--it drastically reduces your appetite. I began to loose weight and started walking--took it slow and built up over time. By March of '11 I'd gone from about 251 down to 183--at 5' 7".
I developed a foot issue, and being diabetic, I have to be very careful of my feet. I decided to take up biking. Right now I ride 20 miles per day, 5 to 6 days a week and avg, distance ÷ time, 16.2 to 16.5 mph. Right now I'm 156 lbs with a stomach like a shar pei dog--small price to pay for much better health. The wife complains I'm getting too boney, but I'd like to maintain a 153 to 155 lb range. Unfortunately, I don't really have any pics I can find, but may find some later.
The other day a person who knew me years ago stated that she didn't even recognize me. I had to be introduced.
That parrot is a pretty unfortunate side effect. Did you know that was going to happen when you started your weight loss?
Craig in Indy
Well I was always told that being thinner would attract the birds
Last January I topped out at nearly 290.
Pic from mid March:
From October 1, 2011 after finishing my first metric century ride:
Now I am right at 250. Have ridden for 1936 miles since the end of March when I started keeping track. Best month was last @ 466.
Me in June 2010
Me in May 2011
Me and my wife in Disney in Sept 2011
Still going but have lost over 191 lbs to date (with the help of gastric bypass surgery)
2011 Trek Navigator 1.0
2011 Felt Z85
You look great, but Eeyore could stand to lose a few more.
From Aug 2010 to Feb 21, 2011, I lost 70 pounds. From Feb 21 (surgical date) to just this last Friday, I have lost another 117 pounds. 25 pounds since I started biking in August.
My wife tells me that I have some definition to the tops of my thighs now but there is so much loose/extra skin, I think she is just trying to make me feel good
1st pic - 6XL clothes, 2nd 4XL, 3rd 2XL
2011 Trek Navigator 1.0
2011 Felt Z85
Way to go phlydude!
Sir Mark, Knight of Sufferlandria