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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 02-12-09, 11:36 PM   #1
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Okay fellow Clydes, I need your support...

I just started a blog to track my weight progress.
I'm putting in a table and graphing online for your viewing please EVERYTHING that I eat and drink plus my daily weight and exercise regimen. The only way this is going to work is if I have support. The only problem is that google sites does not allow collaboration. However, I can see how many visitors I am receiving daily plus I have a link to where you can send me an email.

Thanks in advance. Here's the link:

http://sites.google.com/site/kenniesblog/


I've added a little message box gadget that seems to allow user comments. Someone try it out to see if it works!

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Old 02-13-09, 01:39 AM   #2
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First let me just wish you all the luck in the world on reaching your goals!! Second, Nice Bike!!!!!
I went to your link, and looked around. Also read you have a thyroid problem. I myself am in the same boat. This is really wild, but I am 38 now, but I was diagnosed with Graves when I was close to your age "24" went from 210 to 150 lbs in 5-6 months. I never even realized I was sick, co-workers thought maby I had Aids, and never bothered to ask me or say, hey is something wrong with you? Also at the time I was married to my first wife who also didn't say anything because I found out later she was to busy with her boyfriend. Finally, my boss at the time who is still like a second father to me, did make me go to a DR. And from there I found out I was sick and was treated. If I would of waited 2 more weeks, I would of died.

Ever since then weight control has been tough, specifically after the early 30's. But I have learned that it can be done, you just have to want to do it ! I am ashamed to say the past few years I had let myself go. I am 5'8 and a few weeks ago weighed in at 260, the heaviest I have ever been. But on a trail ride three weeks ago I had a major accident, broke a couple ribs. But from that incident, I decided it was time for me to get back on track with my life and diet. I have lost 10 lbs so far the past 3 weeks. And I am determend to get to 215 at a min. After reading your post,story and blog. You now got me even more psyched about doing this myself, and for that I say thanks. I bookmarked your link and will try to remember to watch your progress, as it will most likely help keep me motivated also. LETS DO THIS!!! And get those extra pounds off!!!
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Old 02-13-09, 07:01 AM   #3
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Make sure you put your blog link in your signature. That way, it'll show everywhere you post in the forum, and it's perfectly allowable.
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Old 02-13-09, 09:27 AM   #4
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The only way this is going to work is if I have support.
The only "support" you need is your own desire to make change, and God being on your side, so to speak. Since He is always there, it's your desire you need to work on and with.

Now going to others for answers, opinions, and applause is OK, but you are the one forming the questions, trying the options, and doing the work. Don't rely on others to keep you motivated.
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Thanks for the advice, everyone. Keep it up jjbod1! Thanks for bookmarking my site. I've added it to my signature due to Stormcrowe's advice.
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Check out the biggest loser thread while you're at it. You might get some tips and support there, as well.
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Good job. Im convinced that the most important factor in losing weight is to make up ones mind to do so.Come up with a good plan and stick to it, only modify it to improve it. Then recognize that the path is going to be littered with landmines including well meaning but ignorant friends who tell you not to lose weight so fast or who are concerned about your protein intake or this or that..There is also a chocolate bar around every corner and ice cream every block and good looking birthday cakes at parties you must attend. Of course the gang at work likes the old you better and wishes that youd just get the 10 oz.cheeseburger with fries when you go out to eat so you wouldnt make them feel uncomfortable.. Its take a predetermined mindset to confront these obstacles..I take the somewhat paranoidal view that everyone is out to kill me which makes it easier to say no.
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