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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 12-11-06, 11:52 PM   #1
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Apparently, I'm a wide load

New Clyde on the board: 6'0"/215 lbs.

My daughter assures me that I look fine. The female classmates at my 20th high school reunion all dug me. But, here, I'm a fat lard.

Oh, well. Happy to be here.
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Here (Clyde forum) you are a waif

Most of us aspire to be 215-You are like a hero figure to us!
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Very true That actually is a little under my target weight!

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Old 12-12-06, 07:08 AM   #4
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Welcome!!!! 215 is when I looked my best. Be Clyde ........ Be Proud! JB
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And there be the secret my friends - hang out with people who make you look small. I think I need to important some of you down here... After all,the average Tico is 5'4" and about 130 lbs - dripping wet (which occurs pretty much the entire month of December where we live)
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215 and you claim to be a "wide load"?

6'6", 260 pounds. I win!
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215 and you claim to be a "wide load"?
Nah... just commentary on the 200# threshold to get into the Clyde club. I hope to be kicked out of the club by this summer.
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I'm 210 lbs and feel like a "lifer" 11 lbs shouldn't be all that hard to lose.
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I'm 210 lbs and feel like a "lifer" 11 lbs shouldn't be all that hard to lose.
Shoot dude, I've been hovering between 199 and 202 for the past few weeks. I hate the holiday season, but I know it's only temporary.
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You can checkout, but you can never leave... I am no longer a clyde - but I still am here. Once you join, you are always part of the group. Lets be honest, even when I hit bottom, I am not going to be one of the scrawny roadie types.

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New Clyde on the board: 6'0"/215 lbs.

My daughter assures me that I look fine. The female classmates at my 20th high school reunion all dug me. But, here, I'm a fat lard.

Oh, well. Happy to be here.
Welcome. I would love to weigh 215 I am 6' 240 trying to get to 215 next year.
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I was 240 once. Hell, all I did was stop going to McDonalds and look at me now. You'll get there.
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Nah... just commentary on the 200# threshold to get into the Clyde club. I hope to be kicked out of the club by this summer.
By summer? I'm shooting for under 200 (from 220) by spring, which comes early to Texas.

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I hate the holiday season, but I know it's only temporary.
Repeat after me: "Grapefruit tastes better than chocolate, grapefruit tastes better than chocolate, ..."

I see the holidays as a challenge: loose a little weight over the holidays, and January/February will be a piece of cake! (Figuratively speaking, of course.)
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215 and you claim to be a "wide load"?

6'6", 260 pounds. I win!
Nope you don't win...I do 6'0" 259
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New Clyde on the board: 6'0"/215 lbs.

My daughter assures me that I look fine. The female classmates at my 20th high school reunion all dug me. But, here, I'm a fat lard.

Oh, well. Happy to be here.
Fat-ass.

Here is sure fire trick to get lean through muscle loss (remember it weighs more), get pneumonia and sit and your arse for 8 weeks and don't eat much. Worked for me, lost 12lbs down to a scrawny, weak 202 today...Oh, added benefit is that power numbers decrease while hr goes up. It's fun to suck again...
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Nope you don't win...I do 6'0" 259
Sorry, I must wrestle the crown from you. 5'10" and I am going to guess right at 300. I am afraid to get on the scale again. I was 300+ at the beginning of last year, and this year plan to end this battle with weight. I don't know if I will make it to 210, but that's a good goal. I am thinking 185 would be ideal for my height, but I just want to be thin again..
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Sorry, I must wrestle the crown from you. 5'10" and I am going to guess right at 300. I am afraid to get on the scale again. I was 300+ at the beginning of last year, and this year plan to end this battle with weight. I don't know if I will make it to 210, but that's a good goal. I am thinking 185 would be ideal for my height, but I just want to be thin again..
Hey good luck on the battle of the bulge this year!

Realistically, shoot for 1-1.5lbs a week. Last year I took off just a hair over 65lbs and felt that slow and steady was pretty easy to handle without feeling like I was starving myself every day/

BTW, there will be plateaus. When you hit one, don't get negative, and instead think about the positives rather than the negatives. Instead of "crap, I gained a pound this week" or "damn, I haven't lost an ounce in two weeks" think about the "wow, I've lost 20 lbs this year and feel better than I have in years!"

A clyde emeritus for two weeks and counting!
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The last time I got on a scale it said "one at a time please"
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I still say someone ought to email the producers at the show "Biggest Loser" and get a group of BF members on the show as cyclists and then pick another group like runner Clydes/Athenas, and that would make for an awesome show! <---- I know I can post sarcastic comments at times, but I'm serious about this one.
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The last time I got on a scale it said "one at a time please"
Don't feel bad, Denny, I used to have to weigh on a freight scale!

I used the bathroom scale last time I weighed in and it said, hey dude, are you new around here?
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Hey good luck on the battle of the bulge this year!

Realistically, shoot for 1-1.5lbs a week. Last year I took off just a hair over 65lbs and felt that slow and steady was pretty easy to handle without feeling like I was starving myself every day/

BTW, there will be plateaus. When you hit one, don't get negative, and instead think about the positives rather than the negatives. Instead of "crap, I gained a pound this week" or "damn, I haven't lost an ounce in two weeks" think about the "wow, I've lost 20 lbs this year and feel better than I have in years!"

A clyde emeritus for two weeks and counting!
Thanks for the encouragement. I took off around 50+ lbs last year. But as of recently, my plateau has been work. These last few months were just beyond. I am on call quite a bit, and it eats into the time I should be riding. I think though as part of the new year, I am just going to annouce to work, that my weight is coming first, and if I am called while on a bike ride, they can just wait till I get home. All the more encouragement for me to get in better shape, so I can get home faster. I lost a lot of weight last year, but it's tapered due to not having much free time to ride. I hope to change that soon so that I can get back on track.

I was riding the other day with my daughter, and we were headed uphill, and huffing pretty good. I heard a squeak behind me and turned around to see a really old man pushing up the hill. He passed me like I was standing still. It was quite amazing to see, because he wasn't just leaving us, he was "leaving" us. It was a little depressing to see how fast someone could go, and realize you aren't even close, but it was kind of inspiring. I definitely want to be like that old guy when I am his age.
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last Wed I was 317.

I'm 6'1"

I'll be 250 by next New Year's!
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I am on call quite a bit, and it eats into the time I should be riding. I think though as part of the new year, I am just going to annouce to work, that my weight is coming first, and if I am called while on a bike ride, they can just wait till I get home.
I'm pretty much "on call" 24x7 myself (I work as the IT operations manager for a large scientific research group at the U. of FL), so I can relate. The only time I'm really "off-call" is when I'm on vacation (and I had my annual summer vacation pulled out from under me last summer)..

But you're right - your health HAS to come first, so does your life. Let your folks know that while you're on call you will have your pager/cell-phone/whatever so you'll be in contact, but that it may take an hour or two before you'll be in a situation to do much besides advising them over the phone. And explain to them that it's in their best interest that you're healthier - it does them no good if you're incapacitated due to health problems.

Some employers are receptive to this, some even let their employees hit the gym during office hours to both break up the monotony and keep their people healthy.


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I was riding the other day with my daughter, and we were headed uphill, and huffing pretty good. I heard a squeak behind me and turned around to see a really old man pushing up the hill. He passed me like I was standing still. It was quite amazing to see, because he wasn't just leaving us, he was "leaving" us. It was a little depressing to see how fast someone could go, and realize you aren't even close, but it was kind of inspiring. I definitely want to be like that old guy when I am his age.
Heh, there's always someone faster, but there's always someone slower too.

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