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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 11-12-10, 07:09 PM   #1
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I've Lost This Much Weight

I was carrying one of my dogs, Sadie, around the other day and realized she weighed almost exactly the same amount as the weight I've lost so far. I kept carrying her until my arms ached. It really drove home the point of how much better off I am already and how much better I'll feel as I reach my goal. I still need to lose about 2 1/2 more Sadies.

I thought it might be fun to post pictures of something that represents the weight we have lost. I hope this catches on as I can't wait to see what some of our big losers come up with.

Started at 252, down 22 lbs to 230

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Old 11-12-10, 07:23 PM   #2
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And you shared this on your 100th post.

Great work.
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Old 11-12-10, 07:53 PM   #3
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Very poignant. Congrats on the weight loss.
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Old 11-12-10, 09:53 PM   #4
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Every time I go to PetSmart and buy kitty litter it remind me that I lost the equivalent of a bag of clay.
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Old 11-12-10, 10:02 PM   #5
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Congrats on the 22 pounds. That's terrific work.

There are all kinds of household items folks can use to drive home this point, though few as cuddly as yours. 5-pound bags of potatoes are good for beginners on this journey. A US gallon of water is good for a little over 8 pounds. Lug one or two of those up and down the stairs a few times. If you've been at it a while, you might opt for a 5-gallon jug, or a 40-pound bag of cat litter or water softener salt.

I think I recall the Jeneralist posting once that she realized one day that she'd lost the equivalent of all the camping gear she was hauling around on her bike.
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Old 11-12-10, 10:19 PM   #6
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lucky bastard, i gained back the 25 pounds i lost. i need to stop eating that candy the lady at work keeps giving me.
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Old 11-12-10, 10:22 PM   #7
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oops...

never mind. I misread your post, bloodhawke.
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oops...

never mind. I misread your post, bloodhawke.
its ok, i type like i talk and its pretty bad.
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Old 11-12-10, 11:18 PM   #9
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I lost the equivalent in weight of the woman to my left. So I lost an entire folksinger! This was at the intermission in MaryBeth Hammer's show at Cafe Espresso in Reading, PA, in 2006.
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Back in August 2008 I had lost more than 40 lbs, and compared it to a bag of dog food. I have two dogs. One is 100 lbs, the other 50 lbs. I've now lost a 100 lb dog, even if I did gain some back.

So, in keeping with the spirit of the thread, here's me holding my "loss". Sorry for my head being cut off, I had to use the camera timer.

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Back in August 2008 I had lost more than 40 lbs, and compared it to a bag of dog food. I have two dogs. One is 100 lbs, the other 50 lbs. I've now lost a 100 lb dog, even if I did gain some back.

So, in keeping with the spirit of the thread, here's me holding my "loss". Sorry for my head being cut off, I had to use the camera timer.

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That's awesome! I bet your dog's where thinking "what the hell?!?!"

Congratulations!
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That's awesome! I bet your dog's where thinking "what the hell?!?!"

Congratulations!
Thanks!

Yep, Candy, the big yellow lab mix isn't used to being picked up.
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Well I guess this thread has gone to the dogs.......Couldn't resist.

Great job guys keep it up!

FYI picking up a Shetland Pony could be dangerous
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I lost the equivalent in weight of the woman to my left. So I lost an entire folksinger!
This has got to be one of the best all time quotes here on bike forums.
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Hehe. Cute. Sadlly, I've not lost any weight this year. I've lost 5 inches in my hips though! I managed that and still weigh exactly the same as I did in early August. Not so much as an ounce of change. Talk about good and bad tightly mingled.
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Change for the better can be measured in any number of different ways. Weight is only one of them. As you've seen, your body can continue to change in other ways. You just have to remember that they're all good, whether it's size measurements and the fit of clothing, or even less tangible changes like the way you look and feel.
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Progress is progress, you only have to lose our beagle and schnauzer and you are in the zone. Makes us all wag our tails!
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