Like many here, I'm a big guy. 6'3 and change, and before cycling I was around 240, with borderline hypertension. As a child, I was very asthmatic and I couldn't even run a block until I was into my 30s.
When I started riding seriously, my weight came down to the high 220s, BP dropped and I felt great. I was not then -- nor am I now -- obsessed with my weight, and I felt great boosts in stamnina.
After several thousand miles, I've settled in the low 230s. My waist is 3 inches less than it was before, and there's more definition in my chest, I have huge thighs and my face is much more defined. I took my resting bp three times about 40 minutes after a ride last night: average was 110 / 68. I think nothing of holding my HR at 150 for 5 hours straight, and the bike is great for me mentally.
So here's the question. I'm still technically overweight. Should I try to shed pounds? would I be healthier at 215?