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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 08-11-07, 07:32 PM   #1
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Progress!

Yesterday, I jogged 2 miles nonstop. And I felt good when I was done - I probably could have done 1-2 more. That's a pretty big deal for me, since I've never been a particularly strong runner.

This morning, my bathroom scale clocked me at 207 lbs. That's less than I've weighed in over 3 years, and down from a high of almost 240 last fall. 185 is actually starting to sound like a realistic goal.

This evening, I set a new personal best on my bike: 56.96 miles @ 15.7 MPH, in 3 hours 37 minutes. That's 10-15 miles further than my previous best, and about 2 hours faster. Wow.


Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I'm not sure I'd have found the motivation to do this without this forum.

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Old 08-11-07, 07:33 PM   #2
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Outstanding and welcome to your new perception of your abilities!
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Old 08-12-07, 05:39 AM   #3
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Great work! It looks like you will be leaving us very soon.
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Old 08-12-07, 07:40 AM   #4
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Great work! It looks like you will be leaving us very soon.
Only if he wants to. Clyde is a state of mind, not a weight.
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Old 08-12-07, 02:07 PM   #5
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I'm 6'3" - I won't be going anywhere.

Besides, I like it here.
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Old 08-12-07, 02:09 PM   #6
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I'm 6'3" - I won't be going anywhere.

Besides, I like it here.
Good. We need a Dr. in the clyde/athena stable.
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Old 08-12-07, 06:53 PM   #7
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Great job. Now can you help get rid of some of my weight for me?
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