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    Disgruntled Planner bpohl's Avatar
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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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpohl
    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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    Well I wasnt here at the time but
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    hang on and i will post this in the other thread d'oh
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bpohl
    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.
    Inside me is a thin man dying to get out.
    (He is kept comfortable by some pie, a half case of Bud, two cheese-dogs and a big screen Sony.)

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger
    <snip>Heck, I'd probably be within spitting distance of my overall goal had a fateful day last spring never happened
    who was she?
    Inside me is a thin man dying to get out.
    (He is kept comfortable by some pie, a half case of Bud, two cheese-dogs and a big screen Sony.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    who was she?
    A 2003 Chevy 3500. Pulled out in front of me.

    Not so much fun for the body, that impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger
    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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    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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    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumboRider
    Nice.
    While on the subject, I'm down to 246, making 139 pounds lost since January 2006. Or in pictures, then:



    and now:


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    Nice X2

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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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