A year ago, this week, as I rapidly approached 230 lbs, bringing me awfully close to being 50 pounds overweight, I hopped back onto this forum in a desperate attempt to get a handle on the uptick in poundage. Just riding my bike wasn't doing the trick. I needed more.
It wasn't long ago that I used BF to help me quit smoking. I rode about 50 miles per day, but smoked like a fiend. Riding alone didn't get me off cigs. Hardcore cyclists, aged well over 50, blowing me away...er, dropping me, got me to quit the death sticks. Posting about the new cigarette-free me on Bf kept me off of them.
So, I knew the Forums would be very useful in getting me focused. I knew that hanging with the Clydes would help me get back down around the 200 lbs I am typically used to weighing (my weight over the past 20 yrs was always around 195-200 with some spike into the low 200's).
I was not at all disappointed. From the first day in which I began posting here, I stopped gaining weight. And, after the first month, I began losing the weight. A few months later...
I broke my leg. Whoops.
This could have been a Huge problem. I could have gained weight while laid up. I could have gotten lazy. I didn't.
Why? BF. P&R to be exact.
I lost 20 pounds rehabbing my leg while uselessly arguing over every religious and/or political point imaginable. I couldn't have done it without that forum. That p&r forum and my mobil Internet connection helped get me to quit TV.
By August, Homey here was weighing in at a svelt 200 lbs even; come October, 190; and by December: I quit arguing and dropped down to just below 185.
Which is what I weigh 185 today.