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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 06-07-13, 01:18 PM   #1126
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no pics but I was 230 about to months ago got myself down to about 215 to 220 give or take. Off my day shot for my sugar. My sugar stay between 100 and 160 during the day but I still on my nite shot just cut it in half was at 90 units now about45 to 50. Riding my bike daily going 10 to 15 mile daily and taking a probiotic supplement trying to hit 155 my idea weight i'm 5'8 cant be out in heat had to heat stroke 3 yrs ago now very easy for me to over heat...
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Old 06-09-13, 07:09 PM   #1127
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before Gastric Bypass surgery 1/2010 and less than 2 years afterwards surgery. I had Surgery 9/2011. Was about 335 at a high - now about 195 or so
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Old 06-10-13, 07:12 AM   #1128
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxhYHrKJS5o

From 373# to 206#
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Old 06-10-13, 02:22 PM   #1129
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chugosh gabedad both excellent loses i dont mind being that kind of looser of weight that is lol
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Old 06-16-13, 04:44 PM   #1130
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I'm not sure if I ever posted this before...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...eforeAfter.jpg

On the left I was actually leaning on the crate my trike came in.

On the right is not the most recent pic, I DID get down to 350, but the last bit wasn't a healthy thing so I don't really claim it.
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Old 07-17-13, 02:00 PM   #1131
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Ok here are my progress pics.

Before is 2004 at 346lbs After is a few days ago at 183lbs.

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Old 07-17-13, 04:32 PM   #1132
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Wow wsm9808! You have done amazing work. Thanks for sharing. I've been telling myself (a lot) why I can't do the same thing with my life. It's very inspiring to see that it can be done!
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Old 07-18-13, 06:38 PM   #1133
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I am still a work in progress but this shows from a one year period of owning my bike.



I am down now about #130 total.
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Old 07-18-13, 08:19 PM   #1134
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Some really awesome posts here
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Old 07-20-13, 06:50 AM   #1135
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Technically, I guess I no longer qualify. I just weighed in at 199 pounds!
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Old 08-08-13, 09:39 PM   #1136
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Clydesdale with me clothes on ... darn doctor had the nerve to weigh me at 201, I was darn 197.8 this morning!
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Old 08-11-13, 01:28 PM   #1137
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These two shots were so similar that they illustrated my loss very well. Within just a few days of being 2 years apart. Still have a few pounds to get where I want to be, however.
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Old 09-20-13, 10:26 AM   #1138
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A while back I introduced myself and made a point to comment on how I have had weight loss success riding my back. At the time I was encouraged to put up a before and after pic. I wanted to wait until I reached my goal before posting which is one of the reasons I haven't posted in some time. That being said I am close but not yet at my goal but I have decided to go ahead and post a pic. The before was me about 3 years ago at my heaviest. The after was taken a few weeks ago. As of this week I have lost 151 pounds total!

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Old 09-20-13, 06:03 PM   #1139
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Wow.. moonlessnight. That is amazing. Doesn't even look like the same guy!
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Old 09-22-13, 12:31 PM   #1140
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Moonlessnight to say fantastic results seems like an understatement.

With your success please post more often, it inspires others.

I'll watch for the lean Moonlessnight on the road of Spokane.
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A while back I introduced myself and made a point to comment on how I have had weight loss success riding my back. At the time I was encouraged to put up a before and after pic. I wanted to wait until I reached my goal before posting which is one of the reasons I haven't posted in some time. That being said I am close but not yet at my goal but I have decided to go ahead and post a pic. The before was me about 3 years ago at my heaviest. The after was taken a few weeks ago. As of this week I have lost 151 pounds total!

What did you to loose the weight? Biked a lot and go with a light diet, balanced diet and less biking? Would be good to know what you guys did.

Congrats on the weight loss by the way, I hope many more can follow, find success and be healthy.
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What did you to loose the weight? Biked a lot and go with a light diet, balanced diet and less biking? Would be good to know what you guys did.

Congrats on the weight loss by the way, I hope many more can follow, find success and be healthy.
It had to start with an attitude change. I had known for some time that I needed to change but my attitude was all wrong which set me up for failure. Once I got right in the head the rest was actually quite easy. I started small by substituting foods for better alternatives (i.e. ground turkey for ground hamburger). From there it was lots of research on what food to eat and what to avoid.

Since then I have cut out all processed foods, don't eat out, and primarily eat a vegetarian diet (about 80/20...80 being veggies, fruits, nuts, etc.. and 20 being lean meats such as turkey, fish, or chicken). Not only do I watch what I eat but how much I eat as well. I started out eating a ton of calories when I was larger and slowly decreased my intake and now I eat around 1600 to 2000 calories a day depending on my workout.

I also exercise at least 5 days a week. I change it up from time to time so I don't get bored. Unfortunately do to the cold and my busy schedule I'm not biking as much as I'd like but I was riding to and from work everyday. It's also good to add a strength training routine as well. You need to not only burn fat but to build muscle as well.

And being that I have changed my life style and not just gone on a "diet" I do not worry about reverting. I still have some work to do but I am getting there and being patient has to be a factor (one which I am still learning).

Right now outside of my weight loss goals I have the goal of doing the 2014 Seattle to Portland ride and I am very much looking forward to it!

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Old 10-29-13, 02:42 PM   #1143
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I might as well post, I am not done by any means but definitely a lot closer than before.

In high school I wrestled and played 16" Chicago style softball, I was always a "big" guy. I wrestled the 215 weight class and did fairly well. I was relatively active but loved me some TV. When I graduated high school I was around 230-ish (2002) fast forward a bunch of years and I was bouncing between 260-280 for most of my 20s. The lowest I got was 238 last summer, but over the winter (2012-2013) I ballooned back up to 272 (that was my weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas).

I was floating around 220-230 when I worked in shops on cars, but that was because I was on my feet. Well once I got that cushy desk job, that was when I was up between 260-280. I was still pretty "quick" for my size, and loved playing paintball and football with friends, but I always seemed to lag towards the end of anything extended. My blood pressure was always good (for the most part) but I started getting odd health situations come up.

I found myself with a heart rate that would skyrocket for no reason leaving my almost passing out. I went into the ER for a bleeding lower GI. I had issues controlling glucose in my blood, and the assorted back and knee issues associated with being overweight.

Then my son was born in September 2013, and my father was in the hosipital with heart issues on January 1st, 2013. Changed my "long-term" perspective on my health, and seeing the changes that other C&A's have made just encouraged me even more. So March 1st, 2013 I really clamped down on my fitness and eating habits. I never wanted to be the dad that couldn't keep up with his kids because he was fat and lazy (sorry for the bluntness), and I watched my dad have poor health when I was younger and missed out on a lot of sports and such I did. I don't want to repeat that. Now he has improved, lost a bunch of weight too, and is very involved in my little brother's life and activities as well as his grandkids.


Since November I have lost so far 56 lbs; since March 2013 it has been 36 (that's when I kept track of my eating and exercise, before that I didn't).

So here is me a couple of years ago (Sept. 2011) and is the closest picture I can find that shows my size. I was probably heavier than 272....eeek! I find it almost amusing how much I either avoided cameras when I was overweight or hid behind people or things.



Here is a picture from my son's 1st birthday, September 2013. I was right around 220, currently my lowest a few days ago was 216.



My current goal is to get down to 220 by December 31st, 2013, the latest would by my 30th birthday at the end of January. But if I can get to 220 by this years end I will be looking to put on some upper body muscle, so I am sure I'll bounce back to around 210-215 but I want it to be muscle and not the chub. I have a TRX trainer, going to pick-up a rope or large hose to do some training with, and have a 104 lbs tire in the yard to use as well.

For those that might wonder what I did, I took supplements (vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients), I rode as often as I could, I commute as often as I could, I pushed myself on solo weekend rides, and I HEAVILY watched what I ate. I limited sweets, cut out a lot of carbs, and focused on fresh veggies, fruits, and lean meats. I also took a genetic weight loss test that gave me a better idea on how my genes are related to my diet and exercise; that was huge for me because I used to eat lots of carbs after doing things thinking it would replenish me faster, instead it made me bloated.

Feel free to ask any questions for those that might be curious about details! This forum has helped me tremendously and I am more than willing to try to give back.
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Great job guys, keep it up and thanks for the info and time to reply.
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Old 10-30-13, 02:31 PM   #1145
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Ok here are my progress pics.

Before is 2004 at 346lbs After is a few days ago at 183lbs.

what happened to the tattoo on your left arm near your elbow?
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Lol that was a temp tattoo that they were giving out in our ride packets. There was a john Wayne tattoo also
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Lol that was a temp tattoo that they were giving out in our ride packets. There was a john Wayne tattoo also
And your wedding ring? Just joking, had to add that. Hope you are still married.
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And your wedding ring? Just joking, had to add that. Hope you are still married.
Sometimes I don't wear mine because it doesn't fit! Or it sits on my middle finger instead.

Never thought my fingers would get skinny, bad enough none of my pants fit but now my wedding ring? Sheesh, it almost, ALMOST​, seems cheaper to be chunky!
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And your wedding ring? Just joking, had to add that. Hope you are still married.
Haha... Yes still married :0) same woman too!!
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I can't remember when mine came off and why, I know it burns like hell when I used brake or carb cleaner when it gets under my rings. Maybe we had a fight and I took it off lol.

Almost 20 yrs after somehow we are still together with two mini me

Great at to see you guys loose the weight and keep on biking.

I am hovering at 195 down from 201 my highest a few months ago, shooting to get down to 175.

I I look like a spider with chest, arms and legs of a 15 year old but a beginner beer belly I want to loose.

Keep up the biking guys.
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