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rallison 08-13-09 07:36 PM

Sorry to leave all of you...
 
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/So...0/CIMG4499.JPG

Actually, I know I haven't posted much in this forum, but I have been impressed with all the inspirational stories. Being 6'4", falling into the Clyde category was easy for me. Throughout college I was about 220 until having that number creep up to 245 as a software developer. Hours in front of the computer and takeout food didn't seem to benefit my health, oddly enough.

A couple of years ago I got an entry-level Scattante bike from Performance (R-560) but did not start to put in any serious mileage until about a year ago. Since then, I have put in more and more miles and switched to a healthier, more balanced diet (and more moderate portions!). Sure enough, those pounds slowly but surely disappeared. Over 45 pounds lost. I haven't been this light since sometime before college. I feel much better in general, no more heartburn and I have a hobby that I really enjoy as well.

So, I'm sad I'm not officially allowed in this club any more..but hey, that was the goal!

txvintage 08-13-09 07:41 PM

Congrats on the weight loss!

Technically the Tri definition of "Clyde" is over 200 lbs or over 6 feet tall, so you get a pass on hanging out. Besides, Emeritus status still has full membership privileges.

bluegoatwoods 08-13-09 07:47 PM

Or you could consider yourself an honorary Clydesdale. But, credit to txvintage, "Emeritus" is an even better term.

In any case, congratulations and good job!

Smoked 08-13-09 07:54 PM

Awesome job!!!!!!

funrover 08-13-09 07:55 PM

Congrats! :thumb:

Tom Stormcrowe 08-13-09 08:13 PM

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/rallison.jpg

rallison 08-13-09 08:23 PM

Thank you Tom and all of you for the kind words! I dig the Emeritus title.

Nimitz87 08-13-09 08:28 PM

nice...I'm not far behind weighed in today at 204lb I am also 6'4.

good work!:thumb:

Chad

Tom Stormcrowe 08-13-09 09:28 PM

You're welcome. You earned it. I came up with the Emertus Certificates a long tie ago as a small recognition of the intense effort and dedication it takes to hit a goal. I als try to award certificates for significant milestones along the way.

RyStan 08-14-09 12:45 AM

Nice work! 6'4" under 200really is an accomplishment, Keep up the good work!

rallison 08-14-09 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RyStan (Post 9483433)
Nice work! 6'4" under 200really is an accomplishment, Keep up the good work!

Thanks! I intend to keep it there too!

Nimitz87 08-14-09 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rallison (Post 9483506)
Thanks! I intend to keep it there too!

any before/after pics?

Chad

rallison 08-14-09 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimitz87 (Post 9483556)
any before/after pics?

Chad

Good question! A couple of photos scrounged up at 2:30 in the morning..

Before:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/Sc...0/CIMG1432.JPG

After:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/Sn...0/CIMG4391.JPG

rallison 08-14-09 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimitz87 (Post 9482377)
nice...I'm not far behind weighed in today at 204lb I am also 6'4.

good work!:thumb:

Chad

What weight did you start at? Any weight that you are aiming for?

ArtO 08-14-09 06:22 AM

Congratulations. That's a wonderful achievement.

rustman 08-14-09 06:54 AM

Wow rallison, that is great! Congrats to you!

Ghoulardi 08-14-09 09:48 AM

I'm not sorry to see you go at all!

Excellent work, and enjoy your accomplishment (but don't actually leave, ok?).

Nimitz87 08-14-09 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rallison (Post 9483654)
Good question! A couple of photos scrounged up at 2:30 in the morning..

Before:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/Sc...0/CIMG1432.JPG

After:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/Sn...0/CIMG4391.JPG

wow pretty noticeable difference!, especially in your face

Quote:

Originally Posted by rallison (Post 9483660)
What weight did you start at? Any weight that you are aiming for?

Started at 219lb and currently at 203,(as of today) shooting for 185-190. then going to start doing P90X and get some lean muscle going...I've done quite a bit of cross-fit and P90X before...it's no joke!

Chad

eshvanu 08-14-09 12:17 PM

Congratulations!

Stories such as yours are one reason I come to this forum. I need the inspiration to keep going on my journey to below-200lbs. Keep coming back, if for no other reason than to give encouragement to people like me who struggle to lose weight and keep it off.

billbunton 08-14-09 06:30 PM

Congratulations! It's a good feeling, knowing you've accomplished such a goal.

ZippyThePinhead 08-14-09 06:38 PM

Is the pond behind you with all the lilly pads located in Seoul?

rallison 08-14-09 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZippyThePinhead (Post 9488665)
Is the pond behind you with all the lilly pads located in Seoul?

Yes, nicely done!

gapwedge 08-14-09 08:38 PM

Congrats. I am down from 266 to 252...a long way to go. Great inspiration for me.

rallison 08-16-09 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimitz87 (Post 9485221)
wow pretty noticeable difference!, especially in your face



Started at 219lb and currently at 203,(as of today) shooting for 185-190. then going to start doing P90X and get some lean muscle going...I've done quite a bit of cross-fit and P90X before...it's no joke!

Chad

Is the cross-fit basically a form of cross-training?

EasyEd 08-16-09 08:41 AM

Congratulations! Thanks for posting your inspirational story.


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