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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 11-17-09, 01:53 PM   #1
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How much weight do you want to lose?

What is your weight loss goal?

Mine is to lose 25#. Since I havent been at my target weight in almost 20 years, I suspect I have a good challenge ahead of me.

Even if you have already hit your target, feel free to chime in on how much weight you lost from your start.
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Old 11-17-09, 03:23 PM   #2
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I've lost 40 lbs in the last two years, losing another 15 would be great. That would take me from a high of 248 to 193lbs. This is a realistic goal for 2010.

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Old 11-17-09, 03:29 PM   #3
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The amount keeps changing for me because of fluctuations in body composition. Instead of a weight loss goal, I switched to a target bodyfat percentage of 10 +/- 1%
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Old 11-17-09, 03:50 PM   #4
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Lost 50 since spring, looking to lose another 100.

Pretty easy, anyone says they don't have time is full of it.

50+ hour work weeks, full time school, full time girlfriend and I manage to have time for gym 2-4 days a week and a few hours worth of riding each week.

I keep track of calories at livestrong.com or on my phone with the Livestrong App, I chose my lifestyle as "Sedentary" just so it doesn't overestimate how many calories I use. I also don't count calories burned in exercise or regular day acitivies in the application itself unless its a lot of calories. The weight continues to fall off.
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Old 11-17-09, 06:15 PM   #5
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I'm down 40 lbs. since June. My original goal was to be down 79 lbs. by April 1st. My goal now is to be down 95 lbs. by this time next year. That'll put me in the "healthy" range for my height. I'm not sure if I trust the charts, so once I hit 200 lbs. (down 79 lbs.) I'm going to see how I feel and adjust my goals accordingly.

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Old 11-17-09, 06:17 PM   #6
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I am 5'8" and weigh 172. I would like to drop my weight to 150. This would put at around 20% bodyfat, give or take.
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Old 11-17-09, 06:23 PM   #7
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I'm down about 50 pounds in the last 18 months. Just shy of 210lbs at my peak, down to around 190 at this time last year, and I'm now around 160-162lbs. I'd like to get to around 150-155lbs.
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As you said to respond based on what's been lost, and considering I'm happy at my current weight...

I went from 210 last year to 143. I'm up to 146 now and I think it's just about right.
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Ever since I broke my back in August of 2008 I have not been able to drop weight. My cal count is down to 1500 to 1800. Even at that level I should be able to sit on my butt and lose some weight but I am not. Any ideas of what maybe happening here?
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I would like to lose between 60 and 70 pounds. I was thin most of my early adult life but a sedentary job took its toll. I have tried various diets and exercise programs to no avail. For me, diet seems to be almost impossible to manage without the exercise component. I have always tried either gym workouts or running but the gym gets boring and running has never agreed with my joints.

My back has gone out on me three times in the last 18 months. I decided I had to give riding a chance since it was getting to the point that walking seemed to aggravate it. Over the last couple of months, riding has strengthened my core and my back more than all the rehab I did put together. What's more, now that I'm getting comfortable on the bike and building my confidence, I am having FUN doing it. I lived on my bike as a kid and I'm getting a taste of that again.
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Ever since I broke my back in August of 2008 I have not been able to drop weight. My cal count is down to 1500 to 1800. Even at that level I should be able to sit on my butt and lose some weight but I am not. Any ideas of what maybe happening here?
You're eating the wrong foods would be my guess. Most likely at the wrong times too.
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Down 97Lb since March of 08, was 286 now 190 and holding steady.
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Ever since I broke my back in August of 2008 I have not been able to drop weight. My cal count is down to 1500 to 1800. Even at that level I should be able to sit on my butt and lose some weight but I am not. Any ideas of what maybe happening here?
I broke my back in 2006. I chose cycling as the best form of exercise considering my injury. I have lost about 15 pounds since last spring, but I haven't changed my diet. More importantly (for me) my resting heart rate has reduced by 15%. I'm commuting through the winter and hope to graduate to a light touring bike in the spring. I'm hoping the additional miles will melt off some pounds (with a reasonable change in diet.)
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OK I ma down 36lbs from when I started riding and 65 from highest weight...

181 last I looked - 5 ft 7..want to be 145. OK want to fit into my cute little size 8 jeans with the beaded waste and fringe. Maybe I should post my goal picture????

Today while on the dreaded stepper machine i saw an infomercial for The Insanity Workout...and I am thinking of doing it... Is that bonkers?

Highest weight - 246
Goal 145.

Lost 110 lbs years ago and kept it off for 10 years doing some really strict stuff (No flour/sugar, 3 meals a day, nothing in between,support group (YAY) and no alcohol). I gained back a bunch and am now trying to lose weight but in a different way - alot gentler - nothing is off limits - It has worked well , but of late I have been eating too much and not going out of the way to get to subway.

Ok for the new riders here's my very humiliating before shot! This was one of my very first rides (It actually is not me at my heaviest...but it will do) I post this a) to help myself - time to get a grip and start getting serious again and b) maybe to help someone else....Hopefully no one is laughing at me.
OK me (Around 216 lbs)
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OK Here's my now picture: (About 181 lbs)
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OK So here's my goal pictureAround 145 lbs and oooh 10 years younger)
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OK I ma down 36lbs from when I started riding and 65 from highest weight...

181 last I looked - 5 ft 7..want to be 145. OK want to fit into my cute little size 8 jeans with the beaded waste and fringe. Maybe I should post my goal picture????

Today while on the dreaded stepper machine i saw an infomercial for The Insanity Workout...and I am thinking of doing it... Is that bonkers?

Highest weight - 246
Goal 145.

Lost 110 lbs years ago and kept it off for 10 years doing some really strict stuff (No flour/sugar, 3 meals a day, nothing in between,support group (YAY) and no alcohol). I gained back a bunch and am now trying to lose weight but in a different way - alot gentler - nothing is off limits - It has worked well , but of late I have been eating too much and not going out of the way to get to subway.

Ok for the new riders here's my very humiliating before shot! This was one of my very first rides (It actually is not me at my heaviest...but it will do) I post this a) to help myself - time to get a grip and start getting serious again and b) maybe to help someone else....Hopefully no one is laughing at me.
OK me (Around 216 lbs)
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OK Here's my now picture: (About 181 lbs)
Current photo:
Attachment 125390

OK So here's my goal pictureAround 145 lbs and oooh 10 years younger)
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You look VERY nice at 181! Don't always be stuck on a number, just be happy!
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I've lost 10 this year so far (down a little over 30 total from my heaviest point), looking to loose about another 15. I'll still be a Clyde at my goal weight (210), but with my body composition, I can't see going any lower than that.
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I have 30 more lbs to loose by Apr 1, taking me to 199 lbs. Ultimate goal of 180 by end of next summer.
So far I have lost 20 lbs since a couple months ago, and feeling good on hitting my goal.
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You look VERY nice at 181! Don't always be stuck on a number, just be happy!

OH stop it you Big Lug!
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I broke my back in 2006. I chose cycling as the best form of exercise considering my injury. I have lost about 15 pounds since last spring, but I haven't changed my diet. More importantly (for me) my resting heart rate has reduced by 15%. I'm commuting through the winter and hope to graduate to a light touring bike in the spring. I'm hoping the additional miles will melt off some pounds (with a reasonable change in diet.)
I broke mine freeriding, which put an end to my MTB race season. Even with that I held onto to second in the state in my class, I would have had 1st if I could have race the last 3 races of the year and got into Iceman for free.

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You're eating the wrong foods would be my guess. Most likely at the wrong times too.
I think I am going to start a thread on this I doubt it is what I am eating. I don't want to hijack this thread.
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At my biggest I was probably at 230. Today I am at 180. I was stuck on 210-215 for a long long long time and thought that that was as low as I was going to get unless I did a silly fad diet again.

Took a look at what I was eating and how much and just made a decision to have a 500 calorie a day deficit and voila! Weight came off slowly but surely and now I am where I want to be. I don't watch the amount that I eat any more but I do watch what I eat. I also am riding around 135 miles a week and running another 12 just to keep me where I am at.
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Old 11-18-09, 11:40 AM   #21
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I hope to get back to where I was at the end of high school - around 225, which would be a loss of around 75 pounds. I'm 6'1" with only a 29-30" inseam, so I have a very LONG torso, which is where most of the weight is on people. At that time, I was in great shape and playing competitively for the high school tennis team. Since then I've ballooned to almost 300.

I started regular bike commuting (14-15 miles RT/day) and occasional weekend riding last spring. I haven't been actively dieting, per se, during this time, but I am certainly eating more fruits and veggies, less junk, and smaller portions of everything. I have lost five inches off my stomach and am in MUCH better cardiovascular health and stronger. All clothes fit much more loosely (some of them too loosely now). Oddly, my weight remains virtually unchanged. Doctor says conversion of fat into muscle tissue is the explanation. I hope that sooner or later these body changes equate to some weight loss.

For some non-weight-related reasons, I will be seeing an endocrinologist in the next month or so. Part of me is secretly hoping that something is awry that is messing up my metabolism. Wouldn't proper thyroid function be an easy weight-loss solution?
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I'm looking to lose 50 lbs. Last year I almost reached my goal weight (just 5 lbs away) then I got complecent and bounced right back to my current weight.


PS: I concur, Miss bumble does look VERY nice @181
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I've been trying to lose the same 30 lbs for the last 30 years.
My weight has gotten as low as 218, but it is now at 232 lbs.
My goal is to get it under 200 lbs.
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I am really kicking myself. I just got back into working out this week after three months of everything else. Last Friday, I jumped on the scale and I'm up to 222 lbs! My weight was down to 205 lbs at the beginning of August. Time to get back on the bandwagon to fitness. Riding my bike felt horrible. Never been out of the saddle for that long and now it's taking its toll. My goal is to drop to 180 by May 2010. At 6'3", people are always telling me that I look great but I don't feel it. I will need some advice on how to bring my weight down.
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When I started biking a year ago I weighed 282. At an even six feet tall, this is too much. I lost twenty pounds fairly quickly. Then I got lazy. I slowly crept up to 280 again. I was making excuses not to ride, too cold, too rainy, too tired etc. and it shows. I got ticked the other day and broke out my rain gear. When vacation is over and I go back to work, (monday) it will be by bike. Commuting does me so much good, mentaly and physicaly. I know there is no good excuse to drive. On the plus side, I took a "before" pic the other day, so when I finaly hit sub-clyde status, I can post a before and after pic. My main goal is to not be a clyde any more, so 83# is the answer. If I can make it an even 100 from my original start point, and hit 182, that would be great.
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