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    You guys are definately an inspiration to me. I'm 5'7" 235 pounds. I am started riding about three weeks ago and injured my back. So I have not ridden for two weeks but I'm hitting the road tomorrow again. I will take a picture when I get home today.

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    Here is my first before picture. I apologize for the horrible facial expression, but I plan on taking a picture every day in the same spot with the same shirt so I can match them all up later. Different magnitudes of smiles could really mess that up. BTW, in this picture I was 260.5, but I weighed myself last night to find that I was 255.5! I've only been weighing myself for four days too. I don't expect this loss rate to continue though, since that would be awfully unhealthy.
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    what an inspiration

    Gary, those pics are amazing. I'm just starting to get into biking to lose weight. I'm 6'2" and currently weigh 230 pounds. My goal is to get around 205 pounds by the middle of August. I hope I can do it. My wife wants to lose weight also and we, being a little desperate to lose weight quickly, have decided to put ourselves on the Atkins Diet. They say the 1st 2 weeks is the hardest on this diet. What kind of eating did you change in your life and how much biking do you do each day and/or week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by recycledteen
    decided to put ourselves on the Atkins Diet. They say the 1st 2 weeks is the hardest on this diet. What kind of eating did you change in your life and how much biking do you do each day and/or week?
    My diet was very un-scientific and was based on common sense. I stopped cold turkey all fried food, fast food, breads soda's and deserts. Lots of chicken, fish, rice and fruits. I personally feel that a low carb diet like Atkins and cycling do not mix. You need some fuel to power your workout and your fuel source is carbs.
    When I first started losing weight my weekly mileage was around 50-60miles. Midway through I was at 130 or so miles and now I am riding 220+ a week. Just take your time and slowly build the miles and dont get discouraged. There will be plateaus and there will be times when your weight will increase no matter what you do. It happens to all of us. Just keep your eye on the prize

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    Thought I'd post my progress to date. There's some awesome before-and-afters here, and I can't wait to post my final 'after' shot, somewhere around 200-ish.

    Here's before cycling, somewhere around the mid 300's. Incidentally, I'm standing on the drag strip at Infineon Raceway right after the Fram Autolite Nationals. Good times.



    And now after three months of cycling and 45-ish pounds later:


    And no comments on how ugly my shirt is in that pic. I was doing yard work, though I did throw on the lycra just for the pic. I don't know exactly how heavy I was when I started cycling, but I do know it was around 350. Nor do I know exactly where I stand now. I'm more focused on losing inches, since as I gain muscle mass, I will inevitably gain weight. But it's a good weight.

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    I can't show you before and after pictures. I have not been after weight loss, but a complete life style change. I was at approximately 350 pounds (probably more but was afraid I might break the scale) on a 6'3" frame with most of the weight in my torso. I have dropped to 240 pounds as of July 1, 2007. I work out in some way 7 days a week at my local YMCA. Bicycling is new to me, as I only did it as a child as a way to get everywhere when I was in school, and to work from time to time. I haven't ridden in about 25 years, and just bought a new Jamis Ventura Sport a few weeks ago, as I have made a new goal of completing an Olympic distance triathlon my goal for 2008.

    I am not on a strict diet of any kind, and I have not had any surgery or on any special medication. I started with walking a few miles a day, then started lifting weights a few times a week. Now I play racquetball, basketball, tennis, run, walk, elliptical, swimming and now bike. I do certain routines on different days, to keep my body always seeing some change. I have started to do some run/walk interval training on Monday and Friday mornings. I am running for two minutes and the walking for three. I run at 7 - 8 mph and then walk at 5 mph. I am watching my heart rate to have it go up to a good range and then letting it drop down 35 to 40 BPM and then starting back with the running. Today I had to change to two minutes of run and two minutes of walk to get my heart rate up and it was going back down in less than two minutes. My goal by the end of the year is to run for 5 to 8 minutes at 8 mph and then drop to 6 mph to let my heart rate drop down.

    Using my Polar heart rate monitor has really helped me, because I thought I was working really hard at times, but my heart rate was not increasing much, I was just sweating a lot. I had used my heart rate monitor, that I thought I knew where I was at, but my heart was getting stronger/healthier, so it was not having to work as hard, or the fat around my heart was not as much and letting my heart actually work better. The HRM is probably the best tool I have used so far.

    I was at a 46 - 48 inch waist, and currently at 240 pounds I am wearing very loose 36 inch waist and should be at 34 inch waist by the end of July or August.

    I have been very camera shy when at a large weight, so I doubt I will find any pictures for the before and after. I am not overly concerned with the weight, but I am trying to go from extremely obese, to obese, to overweight, to the normal zone. For my height 199 pounds is the maximum in the "normal" zone. My goal is to get to 195 by the end of 2007. That is a very lofty goal, but I still have fat on my body, and that is something I want to have go away. I have been losing in the last 6 months of about 2.2 pounds per week. It is hard, but has become a lot easier as the inches have been fading from my waist.
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    Some body fat is necessary....just sayin'!

    It serves as an emergency supply to buffer muscle cannibalization.

    Great job though on the progress you've made! Outstanding goals as well and I'm 100% assured that if you pursue these as hard as your others, we'll be reading about your prowess in an Olympic distance Tri or and Ironman!
    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572
    I can't show you before and after pictures. I have not been after weight loss, but a complete life style change. I was at approximately 350 pounds (probably more but was afraid I might break the scale) on a 6'3" frame with most of the weight in my torso. I have dropped to 240 pounds as of July 1, 2007. I work out in some way 7 days a week at my local YMCA. Bicycling is new to me, as I only did it as a child as a way to get everywhere when I was in school, and to work from time to time. I haven't ridden in about 25 years, and just bought a new Jamis Ventura Sport a few weeks ago, as I have made a new goal of completing an Olympic distance triathlon my goal for 2008.

    I am not on a strict diet of any kind, and I have not had any surgery or on any special medication. I started with walking a few miles a day, then started lifting weights a few times a week. Now I play racquetball, basketball, tennis, run, walk, elliptical, swimming and now bike. I do certain routines on different days, to keep my body always seeing some change. I have started to do some run/walk interval training on Monday and Friday mornings. I am running for two minutes and the walking for three. I run at 7 - 8 mph and then walk at 5 mph. I am watching my heart rate to have it go up to a good range and then letting it drop down 35 to 40 BPM and then starting back with the running. Today I had to change to two minutes of run and two minutes of walk to get my heart rate up and it was going back down in less than two minutes. My goal by the end of the year is to run for 5 to 8 minutes at 8 mph and then drop to 6 mph to let my heart rate drop down.

    Using my Polar heart rate monitor has really helped me, because I thought I was working really hard at times, but my heart rate was not increasing much, I was just sweating a lot. I had used my heart rate monitor, that I thought I knew where I was at, but my heart was getting stronger/healthier, so it was not having to work as hard, or the fat around my heart was not as much and letting my heart actually work better. The HRM is probably the best tool I have used so far.

    I was at a 46 - 48 inch waist, and currently at 240 pounds I am wearing very loose 36 inch waist and should be at 34 inch waist by the end of July or August.

    I have been very camera shy when at a large weight, so I doubt I will find any pictures for the before and after. I am not overly concerned with the weight, but I am trying to go from extremely obese, to obese, to overweight, to the normal zone. For my height 199 pounds is the maximum in the "normal" zone. My goal is to get to 195 by the end of 2007. That is a very lofty goal, but I still have fat on my body, and that is something I want to have go away. I have been losing in the last 6 months of about 2.2 pounds per week. It is hard, but has become a lot easier as the inches have been fading from my waist.
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    Hey... I finally have decent before/after pics...
    I'm on the left... My wife joined me on the weight loss journey and has been matching me pound for pound!
    In the "after" photo, I was at 190, down from 265 in October of 2006 in the first photo.

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    You both look great. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Some body fat is necessary....just sayin'!

    It serves as an emergency supply to buffer muscle cannibalization.

    Great job though on the progress you've made! Outstanding goals as well and I'm 100% assured that if you pursue these as hard as your others, we'll be reading about your prowess in an Olympic distance Tri or and Ironman!
    Don't get me wrong, I am not anywhere near skinny. I would guess that I am still about 65 pounds overweight. I am building muscle at the same time, as I lift weights twice a week to keep the muscle I have and to also increase my strength. I have body fat and will always have some, I just want to decrease the amount of fat and increase the amount of muscle.

    An ironman would be a great goal, but I will stick with my Olympic distance and then try for the HIM (Half Iron Man) in 2009, as long as my body agrees. The biggest gain for me is I like working out and it has become addictive to me, just about as bad as Mountain Dew used to be.
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    Finally tracked down some photos.

    August 06 @300 lbs


    April 07 @ 240 lbs



    I'm hovering around 235 now at 20% body fat. Looking for that last bit of motivation to drop another 15 - 20 or so.
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    You guys are such insperation. I feel more motivated than I have been in years. I have lost 100 lbs before and bicycling was a big part, now I have to do it again plus some.

    I own a portrait studio so will have no reason for showing some before and after pictures. I get my Trek 8000 tomorrow.

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    WOW!! I can't believe the changes you guys and gals have made. Keep up the good work! Very motivating!! Congrats

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    Here is a "before" at 250lbs in the spring, watch this space for the after.......
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    "A bike for men who are not afraid of carbohydrates" which I thought was priceless.

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    I look at all of these as before.... i was over 420 in that first one. .... the ones of me in my bike gear i'm around 375... i'm now under 370 (barely)

    oh and the red glasses!!! ugggggh!


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    I've been an athlete my whole life and went through some family issues last year. I thought I was down and out by putting on 40 from ALOT of Makers Mark and Christmas Cookies. I've given 25 back and need 20 more to get back to the college hoops weight of 215.

    I have to tell you though everyone in here should feel a tremendous amount of satisfaction. You're all truly amazing!

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    Here goes for me, not done but in progress. Before:



    During:


    Before was at 550-ish (max was around 570), during is right about 370. Woot!

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    These photos are amazing and it is really pumping me up to get out there on te bke and ride. I will post my before pic this weekend. I still have about 75 pounds to go to be at my ideal weight.

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    Heres a journey I just embarked on, and I am inspired by some of y'all s accomplishments. I am 21 and haven't been active since an injury in high school. I lived in Colorado and cycled everywhere. In 2000 we moved to Houston and I pretty much gave up cycling and just played football till I had a collapsed lung during a game.

    Here are the "before" pics, I'll have "afters" hopefully in a few months..haaha






    I went from 242 lbs to 230 as of now in 6 weeks. This is riding 3-4 times a week, two 5 mile days and one 10 mile day. I am eating 2/3 what I used to and no more sodas and beer. College life will kill you.
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    Here are a couple of pics of me from a month ago. I hit 220 last summer, started working out with a personal trainer, lost some weight, had an angioplasty last November, recovered from that, took up cycling again (after a 15year hiatus) and am down to 208, lost 2 inches off my waist (36 - 34) with an eventual goal of 185# which should put me in the very low teens body fat. My cycling speed has increased from 16mph a year ago to 19mph today (riding by myself for up to 25 miles). I do not have a typical cyclists build and would look scrawny below 180#. Also, I work out with weights and cardio regularly with a goal of overall fitness.

    I will post any old pics if I can find them and new pics as they improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyg8r
    Here are a couple of pics of me from a month ago. I hit 220 last summer, started working out with a personal trainer, lost some weight, had an angioplasty last November, recovered from that, took up cycling again (after a 15year hiatus) and am down to 208, lost 2 inches off my waist (36 - 34) with an eventual goal of 185# which should put me in the very low teens body fat. My cycling speed has increased from 16mph a year ago to 19mph today (riding by myself for up to 25 miles). I do not have a typical cyclists build and would look scrawny below 180#. Also, I work out with weights and cardio regularly with a goal of overall fitness.

    I will post any old pics if I can find them and new pics as they improve.

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    How about a before and a during shot, cuz I'm far from done.

    At my wedding last fall at about 350-360lbs

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    Caincando1 - Nice work!!

    This forum is a constant inspiration for me! Tom..the Neils.. Everyone! men and women! ......Man i'm getting mushy! lol hahah

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    Here is a pic of me at 235 pounds I need to lose about 75 pounds to get to my ideal weight. It is odd how you never look as fat as you are until you see a picture of yourself. I"ll post pics along the way of my weightloss journey. You guys on here are so inspirational!


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    You guys make me look wimpie, I lost 45lbs in 5 years, woopy I know ....



    Ya nice shooter,,epix1718,,,,minesa SKS.
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