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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 09-26-07, 08:38 AM   #1
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Breakthrough!

I just hit the scales at less than 300 pounds for the first time in ten years. I am riding an average six miles per day (yeah, I know it doesn't compare to century rides, but I only started a couple of months ago), I can walk up stairs without breathing heavy, and I am looking at new clothes. I plan to break the 100 pound loss barrier in the next year, and maybe I will ride in one of the longer rides next summer or fall.

The last time I weighed less than 240, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and gas was 25 cents per gallon.


I know that 37 pounds may not seem like a lot to some, but I am really happy about it.

I have this forum to thank for so much of my progress because of all the support and inspiration.

So--thanks to all of you--this is really getting to be fun.
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Old 09-26-07, 08:40 AM   #2
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Good for you. Don't worry about what other people are losing just concentrate on yourself and your health,
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Old 09-26-07, 08:49 AM   #3
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Great Job!!


I started at about 375 and I am hoping to make that mark soon myself (if I can get myself back on the bike )
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I just hit the scales at less than 300 pounds for the first time in ten years. I am riding an average six miles per day (yeah, I know it doesn't compare to century rides, but I only started a couple of months ago), I can walk up stairs without breathing heavy, and I am looking at new clothes. I plan to break the 100 pound loss barrier in the next year, and maybe I will ride in one of the longer rides next summer or fall.

The last time I weighed less than 240, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and gas was 25 cents per gallon.


I know that 37 pounds may not seem like a lot to some, but I am really happy about it. I have this forum to thank for so much of my progress because of all the support and inspiration.

So--thanks to all of you--this is really getting to be fun.
Great Job!!!!!... To any one that would say 37 pounds isn't a lot: tell them to just carry a twenty pound bag of kitty litter on thier shoulders all day, and see if thier thoughts don't change.

Best of luck to you... and keep up the great work.
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Old 09-26-07, 09:32 AM   #6
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Congrats! 37 pounds is awesome. Over 10% of your body weight lost. Nothing to sneeze at! Keep at it.
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Old 09-26-07, 09:34 AM   #7
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Telrad,

Great job. Congrats on accomplishing one of your goals. Whats next? keep pushing, keep working 37 pounds is great.

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Old 09-26-07, 09:35 AM   #8
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awsome job. keep it up and keep us updated!
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Congrats. You are doing great and in what will seem like no time at all, you'll reach your next milestone.
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Losing 37 lbs is a tremendous accomplishment!

Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
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Thanks again, everyone, for all the support--

This really is enjoyable and not nearly as much work as I once thought. The bicycle makes it fun for me to lose weight, and my diet is paying off as well. This is a coordinated attack on several levels, but again, this forum is a major key in my new health regimen.
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Nice job on the weight loss telrad ... thats about the equivalent of a 3 year old child! Doesn't it feel just fantastic to climb the stairs without huffing and puffing? And congrats on reaching your goal of <300, well done.
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Old 09-26-07, 10:50 AM   #13
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That is terrific! Small steps, big results. You're doing great - thanks for this post. Stories like this help me stay motivated!
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You'll be knocking out centurys in no time. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-26-07, 11:46 AM   #15
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Great job. Keep up the good work. I but climbs hills is also easier. I hope to join you in the under 300 club by January.

Rock on.
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Old 09-26-07, 12:48 PM   #16
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CONGRATS on your Healthy Addiction. May it haunt you for ever.

Keep us posted, we all need you as much as you need us

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Losing 37 lbs is a tremendous accomplishment!

Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
37 lbs is amazing, as is increasing your fitness so that you're not winded at every turn! Keep it up!
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Old 09-26-07, 05:02 PM   #18
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Awesome accomplishment! Unfortunately, I need to kick you out of Club-Uber
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Old 09-26-07, 10:35 PM   #19
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That's awesome telrad! Keep up the good work. I'd be in tears if I could lose that much weight.
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Old 09-27-07, 06:01 AM   #20
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Good for you! I know I was pretty stoked to drop below 300 and now I'm closing in on 275. It's a great feeling, keep up the hard work.
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Old 09-27-07, 07:00 AM   #21
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WooHoo!!!! Nice work! Stick with what you've been doing and you are sure to hit that 100 pound loss very soon.
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Old 09-27-07, 08:16 AM   #22
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That's awesome. Keep up the hard work.

At our weight watchers meeting that my wife and I attend they have old
paint buckets filled with rocks. One is marked 10 pounds, another is marked
20 pounds and it's amazing how heavy they really are together.

Between the two of us we've lost > 200 pounds collectively.

We could not do what we do on the bikes today when we started out.
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Old 09-27-07, 01:57 PM   #23
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Great job! The main thing is that you have your "weight gain" going in the proper direction!
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Old 09-27-07, 08:44 PM   #24
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you say 37 pounds isnt much. actually anything over 20 is awesome. i have always been near the 300 mark on the south side but at my lowest this summer i was down to 260 and i have settled at 270 but im still getting stronger. keep going ... all my friends could only dream of losing what you did. they are a bit motivation deficient.... which seems to be as contagious as the common cold lol. keep up the good work.
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Well done and keep up the excellent work
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