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    From 360 to 310 since July

    Hi everyone, my name is Matt and I just joined this site (this is my first post actually) and since I saw this Clydesdales section, I figured I would chime in. I have decided to start being more active, so I have started a plan of biking and hiking and eating better. It must be working because I have lost 50 pounds since I started. I was one of those big guys that thought" Even though I am big, I am still very active and healthy" Well as soon as I decided to walk a few miles or take a 20 mile bike trip, I realized how out of shape I really was. I couldn't believe it! Now I bike more, hike more and feel much better.

    I am glad to have found this site. I threw out my old junker and built my custom urban assault bike and I am ready to hit the rail trails and dirt paths here in the northeast!

    My Stats: 6 ft tall and a svelte 310 pounds (down from 360)

    Matty in Brooklyn

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    Great job, Matty! Absolutely outstanding!
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    Congrats on the loss - success stories are always welcome!

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    Welcome and an excellentjob. We seem to be on the same path. I was 375 and now down to 315 since June. Feels great doesn't it. This is a great forum, everyone is very supportive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Bike
    Congrats on the loss - success stories are always welcome!
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Great job, Matty! Absolutely outstanding!
    It's nice to hear a fellow Clyde doing good--I'm down to 296 from 337 since September and it feels greatttt!

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    Great job Matt! It gives me lots of encouragement to hear the success stories on this site. I'm looking forward to cracking the 300 barrier. I'm feeling so much better since I started riding. Again great job!!

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    Great Start Matty!!! Wish you the best for all of your goals. You'll find lots of info, advice, support, and motivation here in the clydes area. Keep riding & have fun! -JB

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    Thanks for the accolades! I can use them, especially on those zero days.

    Matty in Brooklyn

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    That is really awesome. Keep it up dude, you can do it! We all can! 345 --> 312 and losing...

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    I too just hit the 310 mark. YAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO was looking at some old medical forms yesterday and I have not been this low since Sept 12, 1995. I have lost 14 lbs since Jan 1st and a total of 65 since June 1, 2006.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    I too just hit the 310 mark. YAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO was looking at some old medical forms yesterday and I have not been this low since Sept 12, 1995. I have lost 14 lbs since Jan 1st and a total of 65 since June 1, 2006.
    WOW! That is great!!!!

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    Congrats!! We are all going down. Maybe when we lose all the weight, we can pose for a calendar in our speedos and call ourselves the "bikingdales" !!!

    haha, could you imagine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyknacks
    Congrats!! We are all going down. Maybe when we lose all the weight, we can pose for a calendar in our speedos and call ourselves the "bikingdales" !!!

    haha, could you imagine...

    Matty in Brooklyn
    Aw man, I just finished dinner and then I read that...

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    haha ... GOTCHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyknacks
    Congrats!! We are all going down. Maybe when we lose all the weight, we can pose for a calendar in our speedos and call ourselves the "bikingdales" !!!

    haha, could you imagine...

    Matty in Brooklyn
    Some how, I think I look bad enough in spandex cycle gear, speedo, would just another layer of the ooogy factor to it.
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    Outstanding!
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