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    Senior Member rallison's Avatar
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    Sorry to leave all of you...



    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!
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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    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.

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    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!

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    Awesome job!!!!!!

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    Congrats!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Thank you Tom and all of you for the kind words! I dig the Emeritus title.
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    nice...I'm not far behind weighed in today at 204lb I am also 6'4.

    good work!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    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.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyStan View Post
    Nice work! 6'4" under 200really is an accomplishment, Keep up the good work!
    Thanks! I intend to keep it there too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rallison View Post
    Thanks! I intend to keep it there too!
    any before/after pics?

    Chad

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    Senior Member rallison's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post
    any before/after pics?

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

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    Senior Member rallison's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post
    nice...I'm not far behind weighed in today at 204lb I am also 6'4.

    good work!

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    What weight did you start at? Any weight that you are aiming for?
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    Congratulations. That's a wonderful achievement.
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    Wow rallison, that is great! Congrats to you!

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

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

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

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    wow pretty noticeable difference!, especially in your face

    Quote Originally Posted by rallison View Post
    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

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    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.
    I reserve the right to be wrong at any time. :D

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyThePinhead View Post
    Is the pond behind you with all the lilly pads located in Seoul?
    Yes, nicely done!
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    Congrats. I am down from 266 to 252...a long way to go. Great inspiration for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post
    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?
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    Congratulations! Thanks for posting your inspirational story.

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