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!!!