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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 11-07-07, 02:09 PM   #1
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Clyde progress update...

Apr 06: 272 lbs, 36%BF
Oct 06: 261 lbs, 31%BF
Apr 07: 239 lbs, 25%BF (Waived as Failure due to Excellent Low - thanks to allowing stationary bike as option to run)

And Now...
Nov 07: 246 lbs, 22%BF !!!!

WooooHoooooo! I'm within the Navy BF standards!

My weight went up, but I'm leaner overall, so I don't mind that.
You gotta love the exercise from bicycle commuting...
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Old 11-07-07, 02:51 PM   #2
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Nice work shipmate
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Old 11-08-07, 02:52 PM   #3
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Way to go!!
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Old 11-08-07, 03:25 PM   #4
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Great job! Keep it up!
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Old 11-08-07, 04:57 PM   #5
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How many miles total do you commute in a day or in a week? Are you trying to regulate your eating, as on a diet, or just making some small modifications in eating? How hard do you ride when you commute?
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Old 11-09-07, 01:36 PM   #6
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...my commute...

My commute is only 4.2 miles each way. I don't ride it too hard usually. Once or twice a week, I'll push it and try to keep my pace up really high for most of the commute.

I have adjusted my diet over the last two years, though not too harshly. I have just slowly gotten used to eating better. NO FAST FOOD. I don't drink soda or alcohol. Though I have a huge coffee addiction.

Really, it's just consistent riding. In addition to the commuting, I'll do small rides on the weekends, but mostly it's just consistently racking up miles.

(BTW, I'm originally from Poky - don't see a lot of Idahoans here)
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I think as long as one loses "inches", they are on the right track.
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Ah....Military BF Standards!

Do you ever get the feeling that they one one size fits all? Or one shape fits all? In the USAF as a First Sergeant I used to have to manage that program for the Squadron and boy it was a pain in the arse.

I'm glad you are with in their range now. It's a PITA to be just on the outside of those standards.

Well Done!

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