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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 09-11-08, 08:10 PM   #1
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It FINALLY happened....

I started riding a little in July and was more consisitent and serious by August. Anyways, yesterday a co-worker commented that I must be riding because I'm starting to look thinner. It only took losing 22 pounds for someone to notice

He hasn't seen me probably for at least a month. Plus, he may have been tipped off by his wife, also a co-worker, who I talked to about cycling because she also cycles.

Oh well, whatever the reason it made me feel good!
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Old 09-11-08, 08:12 PM   #2
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Wait til you see someone who hasn't seen you in years and they don't recognize you until they hear your voice. That truly feels good.
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That someone maybe my identical twin. The last time I saw him, we were close in size, hopefully next time I see him, I will have a living before and after photo
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Not to hijack your thread, but I've lost 20-25 since winter, and saw someone this week I hadn't seen over the summer... he commented I'd lost weight and said I was looking good (not sure if that was a come-on, but I don't think so )

Anyway, yes -- it is nice to have someone notice all the effort you've put in to dropping that extra luggage!
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Woo Hoo -Great! I bet you are looking awesome. Neat when someone notices....
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I started riding a little in July and was more consisitent and serious by August. Anyways, yesterday a co-worker commented that I must be riding because I'm starting to look thinner. It only took losing 22 pounds for someone to notice

He hasn't seen me probably for at least a month. Plus, he may have been tipped off by his wife, also a co-worker, who I talked to about cycling because she also cycles.

Oh well, whatever the reason it made me feel good!
Congratulations!

I found when I began losing weight it took 40 pounds of loss before co-workers started noticing. That was about ten percent of my starting body weight.

My best moment was when I was interviewing internally for a new position. The HR representative set me up for an interview, and when I showed up she didn't know who I was. She'd met me about three or four times a year for the past three years....
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