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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 03-20-07, 06:48 AM   #1
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Long Time No Ride

Well, here I sit at 270 lbs. I was at 340 a few years ago, then dropped like a rock from riding my bike. However, after 2 years of being out of college, working a "real" job and not riding, I'm back up to 270. It's very disappointing, but I feel like I can do this weight loss thing... no doubt. I have been on a few rides and have already lost 10 lbs. My goal is 190-200 and to ride at least one century this year. It's gonna be tough, but I really think that I can do it. Anyone have any similar stories?
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Old 03-20-07, 07:51 AM   #2
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Well, here I sit at 270 lbs. I was at 340 a few years ago, then dropped like a rock from riding my bike. However, after 2 years of being out of college, working a "real" job and not riding, I'm back up to 270. It's very disappointing, but I feel like I can do this weight loss thing... no doubt. I have been on a few rides and have already lost 10 lbs. My goal is 190-200 and to ride at least one century this year. It's gonna be tough, but I really think that I can do it. Anyone have any similar stories?
Look at the weight loss database thread, and you'll see some results......
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post3292661
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Old 03-20-07, 08:43 AM   #3
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Well I wasnt here at the time but
Oct 308
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hang on and i will post this in the other thread d'oh

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Old 03-20-07, 09:33 AM   #4
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I'm still working at it, but..
June 2005: 567lbs
December 2005: 410lbs
Present: 380lbs

Yeah, I've been struggling for the past year, but I finally have the mindset back. I want to be sub-350 like NOW and then hit 200 by my wedding date (August '08). I think it's possible, difficult but possible.
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Old 03-20-07, 10:31 AM   #5
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I use what is called in our house by its pet name - the diet for fat b*st*rds - when I feel that there isnt anything wearing off and I need a boost.

It is a 7 day plan and just gives me a bit of motivation when I think nothing is happening as my body has hit a stasis point......
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Old 03-20-07, 11:56 AM   #6
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Well, here I sit at 270 lbs. I was at 340 a few years ago, then dropped like a rock from riding my bike. However, after 2 years of being out of college, working a "real" job and not riding, I'm back up to 270. It's very disappointing, but I feel like I can do this weight loss thing... no doubt. I have been on a few rides and have already lost 10 lbs. My goal is 190-200 and to ride at least one century this year. It's gonna be tough, but I really think that I can do it. Anyone have any similar stories?
I was over #370 two years ago. I dieted for a while, semi-successfully, then added riding (it helped a lot) and I am now around 300-310#. (I didn't ride a lot in December and ate my share of pie, so...)

I did my first Century last May and my second in October.

My goal over the next year is 1-2 pounds per week and ten centuries.
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Old 03-20-07, 05:54 PM   #7
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Just make time for it as you can and don't get discouraged. I'm currently fighting the fact my lousy physical condition and the hilliness of my home limits the length of my rides to frustratingly short. I had to accept the fact that conditioning, like wieght loss, will come by continuing to ride as much as possible.
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Old 03-20-07, 06:22 PM   #8
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I'm still working at it, but..
June 2005: 567lbs
December 2005: 410lbs
Present: 380lbs

Yeah, I've been struggling for the past year, but I finally have the mindset back. I want to be sub-350 like NOW and then hit 200 by my wedding date (August '08). I think it's possible, difficult but possible.
Is yours weight loss natural or via surgury? Not that the surgury is bad thing, but 200 lbs in 21 months in a non-surgical manner is an awesome achievement.
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Old 03-21-07, 08:09 AM   #9
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Is yours weight loss natural or via surgury? Not that the surgury is bad thing, but 200 lbs in 21 months in a non-surgical manner is an awesome achievement.
All natural

I went to a local clinic that did a doctor-supervised liquid diet. I had 800 calories per day for three months, and that was it. The pounds just kind of flew off, but I won't say it was easy. If it wasn't for video games and new hobbies, I think I would have gone insane. During the time I watched the entire run of The Sopranos, and I think I almost drove myself insane watching all that Italian food

Anyway, I was a little more rabid than most, I stuck to it religiously and exercised daily. Once the pounds started flying off I wanted to keep it that way. Heck, I'd probably be within spitting distance of my overall goal had a fateful day last spring never happened

But yup, now I'm back to good nutrition and exercise. Pounds are coming off again, not as fast as I'd like, but they are.
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<snip>Heck, I'd probably be within spitting distance of my overall goal had a fateful day last spring never happened
who was she?
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A 2003 Chevy 3500. Pulled out in front of me.

Not so much fun for the body, that impact.
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A 2003 Chevy 3500. Pulled out in front of me.

Not so much fun for the body, that impact.
Oh that really sucks. I had some, "caught my woman with my best friend so I went on a tequilia/taco bender" kind of scenario going in my head.

I think mine is worse but I really do love my bike...

Good luck on the recovery.
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Old 06-18-07, 06:01 AM   #13
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An update... as of my weigh-in this morning, I'm down to 245. That makes me feel pretty good after reading this thread from March.
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Old 06-18-07, 08:25 AM   #15
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Nice.
While on the subject, I'm down to 246, making 139 pounds lost since January 2006. Or in pictures, then:



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Old 06-25-07, 12:46 PM   #17
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Bpohl, you were alot of help to me. I asked you questions and saw your pics. Keep going. You can do it. I lost only 40 pounds and looked and felt better. Ive since went back to work and kept it off for a year, well, all but 15 pounds but like you, I went back to work in a office after 7 years of self employed, ride when u want too.

Just go do it. Im trying to shave off the 15 I gained too.
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