I realized that I have not introduced myself to the group. Sorry for that. I joined BF back in 08, and didnít really participate much. I read a few posts, but didnít get involved in any of them. I just recently started posting.
Iím 43 now and have been struggling with my weight since about 1992 and particularly the last 5 or 6 years. I am down from my biggest weight of 356 lbs. to about 325 +/- right now. In í01 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and had been able to control it with meds. This past year I have had to start adding insulin.
On multiple occasions I have tried changing my eating habits and getting more exercise. I do well for a while, but always seem to fall off the wagon. I bought my first bike (as an adult) in '07 with the intent of using it as a weight loss tool. I tried to ride with the LBS group ride, but couldnít keep up with the other riders. Some of it may have been because I was on a hybrid; most of it was probably my lack of saddle time. I havenít tried to ride with them since. No animosity, just didnít want to embarrass myself.
My goal for this winter is to hit the gym and drop some weight by February. Iím planning on buying a road bike then and re-joining the group rides. I just donít enjoy solo riding as much as I thought I would. Iíll probably keep the hybrid for riding trails, I like the bike and itís been a good one. I just think I would be happier with a road bike.
Anyway, thatís pretty much my story (without boring everyone too much) thanks for reading.