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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 03-16-09, 11:25 AM   #1
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Major weight milestone <200 lbs.



I did it! I was actually at 188.8 this morning, but took the photo after breakfast and a bottle of water. I am so excited. I don't think I have been this light since I started high school 14 years ago.

I started riding in late June and completely changed my eating habits. I think I traded the food addiction for a cycling and weight loss addiction. Since June, I have lost 85 pounds. I have about 15 more to go, but this is major milestone and I am stoked.

It would not have been possible without the people in this forum who offered so much support and encouragement! I'm thinking about a tattoo that says, "Clyde for life". Thanks to all of you!
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Old 03-16-09, 12:14 PM   #2
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what did you have for breakfast that made you gain 10.8 pounds? daaannnggg.
Anywhoo, bravo on the weight loss! I understand how you feel when you finally are below 200 pounds. I just recently am in the same situation. Now to get to 180 pounds!
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Old 03-16-09, 12:19 PM   #3
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That's great. Congratulations!! I am jealous.
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Was using these as water bottles with meals your secret?
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what did you have for breakfast that made you gain 10.8 pounds? daaannnggg.

HAHA! That should be 198.8. I guess I was just looking ahead!
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That's some impressive weight loss dude!! A great big WTG!
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Tom, you have the symbol going the wrong way on the certificate > is greater than, you want < which is less than, I think you may have done this before as well
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Tom, you have the symbol going the wrong way on the certificate > is greater than, you want < which is less than, I think you may have done this before as well
Dagnabit! DISLEXIA STRIKES AGAIN.
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I will cherish the certificate forever! I might put it next to my college diploma! Thank you everyone!
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That's great to hear, thanks for posting.
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Thanks everyone! I celebrated by eating a whole cake. Yeah right! I actually celebrated by riding more!
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Great job!

BUT

200 is just a number...I used to think I would be great at 230....I am 190 and just let the needle fall where it falls now...don't let the number dictate you.

Great job though!
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Thanks everyone! I celebrated by eating a whole cake. Yeah right! I actually celebrated by riding more!
I celebrated my most recent century by eating a whole pizza; it was awful good.
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