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    Finally - less than 300Lbs

    I started my weight loss journey in February and have been biking from 12 mile per week (at the beginning) to 50+ miles per week (presently - still a lot more to work on).

    My February weight was 315Lbs, this AM I clocked in at 299.2Lbs - I'm thrilled! - its close on 2 years since I was less than 300Lbs.

    It's not been that hard (thanks to you guys and Specialized) - I cut out (almost all) the candy and I am finally, I hope, in the rhythm of not "thinking that I HAVE to" go on a bike ride - its finally becoming more of a "norm". and not a hardship. My sausage skin XXL jackets and t-shirts are beginning to slacken up a little.

    Just wanted to share and thank you all for your endless support and suggestions.

    Fingers crossed that it keeps on going..... :-)
    Last edited by magohn; 04-16-10 at 12:13 AM.

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    Congratulations, keep up the good work!

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    Good work. And it should keep on going as long as you do.

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    Great work Magohn

    Keep it up!

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    This is amazing news. I love to read about people transforming themselves and their lives.
    You don't need to cross your fingers. You already know what you need to do and have proven it to yourself that you CAN do it.

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    Congrats! It's always encouraging to reach a milestone.
    Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

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    Fantastic! Thanks for posting this because it helps keep me inspired to keep at it too.

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    The milestones are always nice. Congrats and keep up the good work!!!

    I had dropped below 300 to as low as 294 last month and know the joy. Then I went on vacation to Ireland for about a week. Full-on Irish breakfasts every morning and not bike commuting daily took their toll and I've since floated back to slightly above 300. Getting myself back on track, though.

    Also nice to keep track of is measurements. I didn't have a scale for a long time, but I knew my clothes were fitting looser, so I had my wife measure around my gut every few weeks. Since last summer, when we started that measurement, I've lost about 6" from around my stomach. That's another metric that's nice to keep track of, b/c there were times when the weight wasn't really coming down, but I was still losing inches, so it kept my confidence up.

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    Well done!

    I love reading these updates and personal milestones!

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    Congratulations and thanks for posting this. I have been over 300 lbs. for 16 years, and I'm currently struggling to get below 330, having started at 375 about a year ago. My goal is to get below 300 by July and never see the 300's again. Your post was very motivating.

    Keep up the good work; you've proven you can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magohn View Post
    My sausage skin XXL jackets and t-shirts are beginning to slacken up a little.
    You're downright svelt. Keep it up and you'll find yourself needing an XL pretty soon. I needed a spring cycling jacket ( my lightest one still had me sweating too much up hill on the way to work, which I'm sure we all know about in this forum ) and was shocked to learn that I fit into an L, with no X's whatsoever. I got an XL, though, since I'm not looking to lose any weight in my arms, and they were tight enough already. You aren't far behind, from the sound of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by magohn View Post
    Fingers crossed that it keeps on going..... :-)
    Don't cross your fingers, but keep one or two of 'em on the brake levers, and it will keep on going.

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    Congratulations! Keep up the great work.
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    Thanks for all your kind words....298Lbs this AM

    I'd update my "Weight Loss Tracker" below, but I lost my PIN number....

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    Congrats! Great milestone to pass. Keep on going and doing what you are doing...it's working!

    It's so true that it really isn't that hard to lose weight...the problem is it is so easy to gain it!


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