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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 12-14-06, 12:35 PM   #1
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How cool is this?

I have posted here a couple times, being an unhappy ol' hoss but mostly I post in the "Old Farts" Forum (Fifty+) and lurk alot here.
I have weighed in excess of 200 lbs for I can't even remember how long now. Too long.
It has been my dream since the time I started saying "I am NOT going to hit 200 pounds" -as I blew past it to over 220- to get back under. It was my fervent hope that getting back on the bike would help me accomplish that. Then, aith the autumn/winter rains coming, I bought a trainer (just in time, it seems) and I have been busted my heinie on that. Yesterday morning I felt... I don't know... different, lighter. So, I got on the scale and there it was... 198 199 198 199... I couldn't believe it. I checked again this morning (was it a dream?) and still 199. This is the first time I have seen the underside of 200 in at least a year, year and a half... maybe more. I am so happy. Next goal: 185. It's been so hard - I don't have to tell y'all that- but I will carry on! Back to lurking...
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Old 12-14-06, 12:40 PM   #2
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Very cool - great job!!

Keep on riding!!
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Old 12-14-06, 03:57 PM   #3
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Congratulations! One of these days I'll be able to say the same thing and prove my in-laws wrong
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Old 12-14-06, 04:01 PM   #4
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Congratulations.....SKINNY!
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Old 12-14-06, 04:10 PM   #5
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Congrats!!! Happy for you! Best wishes for 2007's goals.
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Old 12-14-06, 07:19 PM   #6
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Excellent job. Keep it up.
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Ill be joining you in the <200 club soon. Congrats!
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great job Ken! I'm stalled at 205 at the moment but working on it.
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Excellent job. I started at 252 and am down to 218 (and falling). My goal is to reach 165 by Jully 22 and RAGBRAI!
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Darn! Checked again this AM and, well, we have a little bounce back: 201.
Still trending in the right direction but maybe not the breakthrough I had hoped for. Still, I perservere
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Darn! Checked again this AM and, well, we have a little bounce back: 201.
Still trending in the right direction but maybe not the breakthrough I had hoped for. Still, I perservere
It's common to bounce up and down a pound or two, related to when you last took a.........
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Over the course of three days last week I went up 10 pounds (yes that's after .... and at same time every day) after staying at 1800 calories. Went for a ride and dropped 9 of those (still drank over 150 oz of water on it too). Don't despair!
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Thanks... nah, I'm not discouraged and it's not entirely unexpected. I know I'm heading in the right direction and that's the important thing. And, yeah, I know about the...."" It amazes me what a difference that can make
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Excellent job. I started at 252 and am down to 218 (and falling). My goal is to reach 165 by Jully 22 and RAGBRAI!
215 this monday
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