Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-07, 01:08 AM   #126
jimples
I ride red bikes
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: 2007 Trek 1500 (red), 1994 Performance X203 (red)
Posts: 154
I couldn't agree more about needing the thread bumped. I read through when everybody was posting back in September and October and was inspired; seeing it all again has only renewed my goals.

The first picture is when I graduated from college back in May at about 235. The second picture was from about 15 minutes ago, weighing in at exactly 212. It's less of an "after" pic as a "here's how I've done so far" pic.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DCP_2162.jpg (67.8 KB, 197 views)
File Type: jpg CRW_0003.jpg (35.7 KB, 158 views)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad
[Biking] beats smoking crack. But smoking crack is cheaper.
jimples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-07, 02:02 PM   #127
GypsyAngel
Circling
 
GypsyAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale R700...... 1998 Raleigh M50
Posts: 166
WOW! I've just read through this whole thread and I'm speechless. (If you knew me you'd know that's rare!) You are all an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your stories and pictures. I will think of them as I cycle and control my eating and know it will work!

~Sharon
__________________
GypsyAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-07, 12:35 PM   #128
pasadenagrand
Just a big ole bear...GRR
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chicago burbs- Joliet
Bikes:
Posts: 3
You guys are all truly an inspiration!

I just picked up a couple of bikes (used) and am in the process of turning one of them into a singlespeed...it's an older Centurion LeMans that has been totally stripped and waiting for it's turn at the powdercoating shop. By the time it's done and rebuilt, the weather here in the Chicago area should be a bit warmer for me to get out and try my hand at cycling again. I have just started a low carb, low sodium diet and have started walking around my neighborhood in the evenings...until we hit the -35 degree temps.

The day I started the diet, I weighed in at about 290...my goal is 190-195. I've been lower before, and just didn't look right...I'll always need some meat on my to look healthy, just not as much as I am carrying around now.

Anyway, thanks for the inspiration...you should all be very proud of yourself!
pasadenagrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-07, 09:19 PM   #129
DynamicD74
Senior Member
 
DynamicD74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The 'Burbs
Bikes: ' 96 Trek 830 Mountain Track,'74 Schwinn Suburban, '74-ish Fuji Dynamic 10, '73 Schwinn Varsity,'73 Schwinn Breeze, '94 Schwinn Sidewinder. First Schwinn was a '74 Schwinn 24 inch Varsity in Lime Green, and previously owned a '74 Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 387
WOW! You guys are amazing! Keep up the good work! As soon as it warms up, I'm trying to do the same. I have about 40 pounds to lose. You all are an inspiration!
DynamicD74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-07, 10:26 PM   #130
biffstephens
Biker looking for a ride!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Edmond Oklahoma
Bikes: Kuota Kreedo...looking for something different.
Posts: 1,480
What a great thread.....lets see more pics!!!
biffstephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-07, 10:39 PM   #131
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,120
Update from my post at the beginning of this thread....
I started riding in April of 2005. My weight was 255 and I had a 42in waist.



Now I weigh 166 with a 33inch waist. Funny thing is my BMI says I am still overweight. I don't think so....
Here is a pic from Christmas with my lovely supportive wife.



With the kids......Just a few years ago I never thought I would take my shirt off at the beach again

__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-07, 05:24 AM   #132
mattyknacks
Senior Member
 
mattyknacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sheepshead Bay
Bikes: 2008 Trek 520
Posts: 358
Garysol1, that is fantastic!! You look great man.

Matty in Brooklyn
mattyknacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-07, 08:48 AM   #133
I_Bike
Senior Member
 
I_Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Bikes: RANS Dynamik
Posts: 244
Quote:
Originally Posted by garysol1
Update from my post at the beginning of this thread....
I started riding in April of 2005. My weight was 255 and I had a 42in waist.


With the kids......Just a few years ago I never thought I would take my shirt off at the beach again
HOLY COW!! That can't be the same guy! You look great - quite an inspiration.

Yeah, the last time I took my shirt off at the beach whale rescue people kept trying to push me back in the ocean...
I_Bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-07, 09:35 AM   #134
Mike_Morrow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 76
You look great Gary!

If you don't mind my asking how tall are you? At 166 pound you would need to be under 5'8" to be "overweight" by BMI calculations. A 33 inch waist is great, most things indicate that men should have a 36 inch or under from a health perspective.

Nice job!

Mike
Mike_Morrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-07, 09:57 AM   #135
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_Morrow
You look great Gary!

If you don't mind my asking how tall are you? At 166 pound you would need to be under 5'8" to be "overweight" by BMI calculations.
I am right at 5'8". My weight fluctuates from 166 to 170 so I go from Ok to Overweight daily....LoL
__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-07, 10:04 AM   #136
kensuf
My idea of fun
 
kensuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Bikes: '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '02 Kona Lavadome, '07 Giant TCR Advanced, '07 Karate Monkey
Posts: 9,804
This is me at about 240 at the end of last February:



This is me at about 210 in September (after riding to the top of Mt. Mitchell):



I don't have a current pic but I'm around 190-192 right now. BTW, I started at around 260 in Jan. 2006.
kensuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-07, 10:18 AM   #137
Floyd
el padre
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central Kansas
Bikes: Linear,
Posts: 1,485
I am parachuting in here on the clyde forum but I think it is great what you guys have done. I have a hard time maintaining my 180 and would like to go lower but guess the willpower is not strong enough.. I should be below 170 give or take. The good news is i am not gaining... much. I will be glad when warmer weather gets back. keep up the good work
Floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-07, 02:37 PM   #138
GreenKLR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 52
WOW, you guys are an inspiration. I want to drop 40 (gained 20 to 30) after I quit smoking 15 months ago. I donít have a bike yet but I am pretty serious about trying this. I havenít rode in 25 years and my wife thinks I will just end up buying a $300 coat hanger. I am in the process of trig to find info for the correct type of bike, etc etc. I was shocked at the prices. I am going to go to a few more LBS this coming weekend to get some more info.
I want a road bike and a trainer to use in the house till spring time comes.

LJ
GreenKLR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-07, 05:20 AM   #139
Dewbert
Mettle to the Pedals
 
Dewbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Central Indiana
Bikes: Giant Cypress hyrbrid, Giant OCR2, Giant OCRc2, Giant Suede (wife's)
Posts: 710
A few before/after pix of me:
http://www.HowILost100Pounds.com
__________________
2008 Giant FCR3 (kitted up for touring)
2006 Giant OCRc2 full-Carbon (for the sheer pleasure of riding)
2005 Fuji MTB (for the snowy and muddy days)
2007 Schwinn 7 Speed Alloy Cruiser (For getting to the Dairy Queen in style!)

http://www.HowILost100Pounds.com
Dewbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-07, 07:44 AM   #140
I_Bike
Senior Member
 
I_Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Bikes: RANS Dynamik
Posts: 244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewbert
A few before/after pix of me:
http://www.HowILost100Pounds.com
Another great inspiration! What a difference 100 lbs. makes...
I_Bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-07, 07:46 AM   #141
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewbert
A few before/after pix of me:
http://www.HowILost100Pounds.com
Great job....your 2/3rd's the guy you used to be.
__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-07, 08:04 AM   #142
GreenKLR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 52
I tried to post but page 6 fails to open.
Anyways I am at 245 and am planning on getting a bike here soon. I have been to 3 shops and continue to do my research on the links for info. BIkes have changed since I owned a FUJI back in 1982.
LJ
GreenKLR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-07, 07:39 PM   #143
jcbryan
Senior Member
 
jcbryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beautiful SW Oklahoma
Bikes: Trek 520, C-Dale Superbe Pro, Fuji Roubaix
Posts: 155
WooHoo, GO POKES!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeOkie
Before:



274 pounds as of 3 Aug 06
jcbryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-07, 10:20 PM   #144
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
My before and current photos

OK, here's the before, at 360:



And the current, at about 255:


The goal is 201, letting me keep my hard-won "clyde" status.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-07, 10:24 PM   #145
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Historian
OK, here's the before, at 360:



And the current, at about 255:


The goal is 201, letting me keep my hard-won "clyde" status.
That didn't work, so go here instead:

http://historian2wheels.blogspot.com...-and-then.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-07, 09:05 PM   #146
cohophysh
fishologist
 
cohophysh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Diamondback MTB; Leader 736R
Posts: 1,201
Great job clydes...I mean some former clydes...I gotta get off my butt and get going
__________________
We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

1990 Diamond Back MTB
2007 Leader 736R
www.cohocyclist.blogspot.com
http://www.loopd.com/members/cohocyclist/Default.aspx


cohophysh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-07, 01:57 AM   #147
Cyrus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: St.Louis Missouri
Bikes: Shimano & Dyno
Posts: 107
Gary...Respect!
Cyrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-07, 05:22 PM   #148
Mariner Fan
59'er
 
Mariner Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alexandria, IN
Bikes: LeMond Maillot Jaune, Vintage Trek 520 (1985), 1976 Schwinn Voyageur 2, Miyata 1000 (1985)
Posts: 3,302
Uggg, I lost 30 lbs last year and this winter I gained it back and then some. Back to the grindstone.
__________________
Mariner Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-07, 05:33 PM   #149
Black Shuck
cycling n00b
 
Black Shuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Coast of Finland
Bikes: EAI Brassknuckle fixed Sannino fixed, Thorn Club Tour, Soma Smoothie
Posts: 582
Still a work in progress, but I figured I'd post here since i just passed one of my goals, getting below 100kg.

april 2005 - march 2007

Black Shuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-07, 06:35 PM   #150
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Congrats on your first goal!
__________________
. ďHe who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.Ē- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:53 AM.