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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 07-29-10, 10:37 PM   #1
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On a mission

hey all. i'am not a Clyde however i'am overweight for my age and height. I just got a road bike and i want to use this to drop the weight. I'm hoping that if i share my experience with those of you who are wanting to lose weight too, that i can help motivate you!
I'm 20 years old 5'7 170lbs. i would like to be 155lbs.
I will keep those of you who follow this thread up to date on my cycling adventures nad post pictures too.
Tonight i started my first ride. a quick 15 mile one.
until tomorrow!
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Old 07-30-10, 07:46 AM   #2
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Congrats! You've made a good choice. Doing just fifteen miles a day, you'll probably knock off that fifteen pounds pretty quick. Good luck.
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Old 07-30-10, 08:12 AM   #3
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I'd say anyone who wants to use a bike to assist in a healthy weight loss is worthy of at least honorary Clydeship, regardless of their current weight. That is, if Clydeship something you want.

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Old 07-31-10, 01:29 PM   #4
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hahaha thanks! I'll take it
So yesterday i went on a short ride. Just to my friend's house and back ended up being 10 miles round trip.
Today i'm taking a break and will resume tomorrow morning!
Monday i weigh myself
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hahaha thanks! I'll take it
So yesterday i went on a short ride. Just to my friend's house and back ended up being 10 miles round trip.
Today i'm taking a break and will resume tomorrow morning!
Monday i weigh myself
Don't be too disappointed if you don't see big and rapid weight losses. It'll probably work out to be about 100 miles riding per pound lost.
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yeah im not expecting instant results
i weigh myself once every week though just to keep me going.
with eating more healthy too, i think i can reach my goal in a timely manner.
i'll definitely be posting pictures soon too
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hey all. i'am not a Clyde however i'am overweight for my age and height. I just got a road bike and i want to use this to drop the weight. I'm hoping that if i share my experience with those of you who are wanting to lose weight too, that i can help motivate you!
I'm 20 years old 5'7 170lbs. i would like to be 155lbs.
I will keep those of you who follow this thread up to date on my cycling adventures nad post pictures too.
Tonight i started my first ride. a quick 15 mile one.
until tomorrow!

pfft... 170 pounds... I weighed more than that when I was born! LOL!

kidding aside, welcome to our little corner... we always appreciate a good weight loss story!
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hahahaha thanks
i know its not too much but ive always struggled with my weight now im finally doing something about it!
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I applaud you for tackling it now, while you're still young and don't have a ton-and-a-half to lose, and before it starts to have all kinds of deleterious affects on the rest of your health.

I wish I had that kind of vision and maturity at that age. It's true, when I was 20 I didn't weigh anything close to where I ended up at age 50, but at 220 +/- I was still overweight (technically speaking obese rather than overweight). I'm having such a great time losing now that I wish to high heavens I'd done this 30 years ago. Might have saved my now-questionable hip and knee joints if nothing else.
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Thank you CraigB. I probably would have never done anything about it until i went to the doctors last.
At age 20 i stood 5''7 175lbs...overweight according to the doctor. not only that but my cholesterol was way high and i was borderline diabetic! AT AGE 20!!
that was quite a shock and now im quitting the gym so im definitely going to use biking as my exercise to help achieve my goals.
And hey its good you are doing so now. I applaud older people who are active as well. There are some people i know in their 40's and 50's who just give up because they believe it is way too hard to lose weight.
It may be tougher but if you work at it, you'll be able to achieve it. Just like you are doing CraigB!
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I'm 6' 3" 220 lbs. According to the BMI charts I should be 185-192. HA!

With CraigB now is a good time to keep on top of these important health concerns. And when you top 50 you will understand that 20 is a great time to be concerned. Riding is great exercise. I used to run a ton when younger, now I have two ceramic hips. (aged 54 when they were replaced) Running hiking other sports are good and help keep things interesting. But they can wear your joints out. Keep things in balance. Take good care of your eyes as well. Good UV protection for the skin and sunglasses.

Life is good, do what you can to stay healthy. This is also a very good forum to hang with. So is Training and Nutrition.
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hey all just got back from a 20 mile ride in my area. What i found helpful and a great motivator is nature.
When i go out there, I always look around me and appreciate the outside world. It is so much different when on a bike!

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