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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 02-18-13, 02:00 PM   #1101
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This is going to be my first post in this thread, and hopefully not my last one!



There's roughly a year's difference between the two pics with daily short commutes to work and totally car free from day 1. I hope to post another picture in one years time from now being that much closer to my goal.

Thank you all for helping me and keeping me motivated all this time!
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Old 02-18-13, 06:14 PM   #1102
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That is a big difference!
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Old 02-21-13, 09:48 AM   #1103
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Wow, Telly, what a success! What's the 'Grecian formula' you are using?
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Old 02-21-13, 01:11 PM   #1104
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Look'in Good Telly, Condts...
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Old 02-21-13, 01:25 PM   #1105
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Wow, Telly, what a success! What's the 'Grecian formula' you are using?
Grecian formula.... hmmm well it's called X96 and weighs around 20 ton loaded...

...and I swear the regular morning driver has it out for me since he gives me a
good chase from my home all the way to work by tailgating me! lol



Except for being chased by the airport express bus, I gave up driving last year and have been a happy cycling commuter ever since!

Thanks guys for everything!
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Old 02-28-13, 10:18 AM   #1106
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Down 25 pounds since mid-December.

Before, in late September....




Earlier this month.

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Old 02-28-13, 06:57 PM   #1107
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Old 03-01-13, 12:47 AM   #1108
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Congrats Neil!

Race you to our goal, except with this race everyone's a winner!
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Old 03-01-13, 01:04 AM   #1109
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Congrats Neil!

Race you to our goal, except with this race everyone's a winner!
Hmm. I should beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

BTW, I now weigh less than I did when I was operated on a year ago.
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Old 03-03-13, 06:55 AM   #1110
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As repayment for the generous support (and massive quantities of sports drink) provided by The Historian during my century ride this past weekend, I have promised to post "Before" and "During" photos to this thread. I say "Before & During" because I am not done yet. I'm kind of glad I'm doing this, too. Just looking at the before pictures again reminds me of how unbelievably far I've come:

These were at my heaviest weight - 425 pounds. These were taken in the Fall of 2008. I didn't actually start my diet & exercise program until October 2009, but I was the same weight when I started.


Here is a shot from my first 5k race. This was taken in March of 2010 - about 5 months into my journey. At that point, I was down to about 359 pounds. (a loss of 66 pounds)



And finally, (for now), here are some shots from our century ride this past weekend. About 9 1/2 months of work, and down to 310 pounds. (total loss of 115 pounds since starting mid-October 2009)

Bumping this since Goldfinch wrote in another thread that she found it hard to believe Sayre Kulp was once over 400 pounds.
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Old 03-04-13, 03:52 AM   #1111
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SO i posted my before and after pics about a year ago here. Just letting peeps know im still active and managed to keep my weight off.

Before @ 304lbs


Now @220lbs
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Old 03-04-13, 11:10 PM   #1112
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SO i posted my before and after pics about a year ago here. Just letting peeps know im still active and managed to keep my weight off.

Before @ 304lbs


Now @220lbs

Great work!
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Old 03-25-13, 03:41 PM   #1113
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Been a while but figured a before and after was worth a quick visit back, good work everyone!

Before: 250 lbs.



Current: 205 lbs

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Old 03-25-13, 11:55 PM   #1114
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So far so good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9a9rACENO0

But that was a couple months ago. Down to about 225# at the beginning of March. (I only weigh on the first so I do not obsess about the scale, because I totally would!) I started out at 373# August 15, 2011.
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Old 04-07-13, 06:26 AM   #1115
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Photos worth looking at for my change and well as Sayre's staying put. August 2012, a few months after my surgery.



April 1, 2013.



I've lost over 30 pounds between the photos.
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Old 04-07-13, 03:48 PM   #1116
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Wow Neil_B. A lot of change. Way to go
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Everyone's photos are inspiring. Thank you for sharing all these.
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Here's a recent composite before and after. Before has us at about 320 (Capt) and 190 (stoker). Current has us at 255 and 104 or so. Actual weightloss has all been in the last 2 years or so.

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Nice job Weezohs! Ms Weezoh must be about my size.
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I've been lurking in this forum for about 8 or so months, and you all have inspired me. I'm down 45lbs, Now down to 337lbs and still on my quest to 250lbs.

Before at 383lbs



Last Sunday before my bike ride at 337lbs
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Old 05-22-13, 12:37 PM   #1121
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Congrats gabenham206, keep up the great work and keep posting!

BTW, it would be nice to add your first names in these post; makes it a little more friendlier!
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Old 05-22-13, 12:41 PM   #1122
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wow, great work everyone!
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Old 05-28-13, 01:19 AM   #1123
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You guys are some of the most inspiring people i have ever read about..

i fell off the wagon long ago and gain back what i've lost but after reading story after story including some going through the same situation as i am i am currently back on the grind to lose weight and get healthy, i can't wait to post an actually before and after photo in here to show gratitude on how much you guys have all helped out without knowing me.

Thank you for your bravery, inspiration and kindness that is shown in these forums.
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Old 05-28-13, 09:17 AM   #1124
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I've been lurking in this forum for about 8 or so months, and you all have inspired me. I'm down 45lbs, Now down to 337lbs and still on my quest to 250lbs.

Before at 383lbs



Last Sunday before my bike ride at 337lbs
You must be about 7ft tall, it doesn't look like you're carrying 337lbs. Good job on the weight loss!
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Old 05-28-13, 09:39 AM   #1125
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Thanks for the kind words Steve2k. I'm 6'5'', all my weight is and has always been around my mid section. I've always had a lean legs... Maybe from hauling my upper half around everywhere
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