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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 08-12-10, 03:34 PM   #1
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my goal to lose a 100lbs

Hey everyone,

Like most I am just starting a log of my progress for myself and also for others.

Some background on me is that I am 25 and hit my max weight of about 305lbs, and starting a little over a month ago I finally started ride on a normal basis. I have gotten to this weight again thanks to college meal points, late nights and lots of booze... What is funny is that my senior year of highschool I lost a 100lbs and got down to 205lbs, then gained it all back over the course of college.

Luckily, I am healthy for the most part, I just had my first check up in many years and the only thing wrong was a slightly high blood pressure, but not horrible. The doc had me check for glucose levels and they did blood work and thankfully everything was normal.

I started my mile log at the beginning of July and since starting we have gone from 30 miles a week up to about 45-55 depending on the heat (even at 7pm its 95+), thank you Oklahoma... Also, I am down to about 288, with my lowest at 286, but I tend to have my good and bad days but hell it's going down, so thats good. Anyway I have included a before picture and will probably add one every once in a while until I hit my goal of 210lbs.
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Old 08-12-10, 03:59 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your journey. Cardio is a great way to burn calories, but you also need to be watching your calories and doing strength training as well to get the most out of your new lifestyle.
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Old 08-12-10, 05:11 PM   #3
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Congrats on starting the journey. Stay with it and focus on smaller goals to reach your main goal. I started using www.fatsecret.com to help me track the calories and exercise. Best of ll it's free and has a free Ipod app. Keep riding and keep us posted.

On a side note I spent a week in Lawton, OK in July and boy was it ever hot, over a 100 everyday.
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Old 08-12-10, 05:25 PM   #4
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Great job and congrats on the progress! Keep at it! If you have an iPhone, there's a great app called LoseIt! I just started using it the other day. It's really helped me to see the caloric value of what I was shoving in my mouth. It's definitely an eye-opener.
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Old 08-12-10, 05:55 PM   #5
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Congrats on your weight loss and your new outlook on cycling and getting fit. Keep yourself focus and your goal is in reach.

Let us know how you are doing. Looking forward to seeing your 'after' picture
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Old 08-12-10, 06:24 PM   #6
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Congrats on your progress but won't it suck that you won't be able to fit in that cool shirt.
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Old 08-12-10, 07:12 PM   #7
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I have the lose it app and I keep decent track of what I eat luckily. As far as the shir goes I will either have all of my funny ones tailored or I will buy some more on threadless

Oh and I am using my riding doing cardio... I need to get an HR monitor so I can keep an eye of it and keep it in the right zone.

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Old 08-13-10, 05:06 PM   #8
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Great job. Letting others know of your goal also helps keep you on track. Nothing like others disapproving glare when you tell them you don't feel like going for a ride or that you will have that extra piece of pie.

(*Forget the last piece, no glare would make me turn down some good pie)
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Awesome work. No time like the present to get it done. Better (and easier) now before you start destroying your body with all the fun effects of lugging around extra weight.
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You're to be commended for starting this now. Keep at it, and be vigilant against backsliding. When I was in my late 20s I got down to 212 from 264, but then gradually gained it all back and more until at age 50 I was at 304. I have no idea why I quit trying. Now I'm back down to 230 and looking forward to the day I break 200. I know I can and will do it. I know you can, too. I wish I'd done it 20 years ago.
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Good luck, okacookie. I'm 25 as well and have been bouncing back and forth between 235 and 270 for a few years now. I've also recently made the decision to be done with this for good. Hopefully once I get below 200 I'll never be back above it.
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