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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 07-18-11, 10:41 AM   #1
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Goodbye Clydesdales!

Well, I finally got under the 200lb mark Down to 196.5 from about 230 or so. Ironically most of it was lost while recovering from a cycling accident, rather than biking itself. I just started eating right and keeping down the calorie intake and here I am. Good luck to you all!
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Congrats! And we hope to never see you back here.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:47 AM   #3
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Hopefully not! Keeping the weight off will likely be a challenge when winter approaches.
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Come back every week and tell us how good it feels to be skinny.
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awesome!!! and congrats!!! care to share your wisdom?

also dont leave, its really not that fun in the other forums especially in the road or FGSS ones.
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Congrats on the weight loss. Convalescing can easily put pounds on, too. Glad to read that it didn't. Keep in touch, and may you post about continued successes...

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Congratulations! I'm another one who no longer fits the Athena category, but I'm not leaving this forum, because
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and this is the friendliest, most supportive group of people I've ever talked with. Stick around!
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awesome!!! and congrats!!! care to share your wisdom?

also dont leave, its really not that fun in the other forums especially in the road or FGSS ones.
All I really did was eat right. Cut out the sodas and fast food. Stuck to simple stuff like turkey sandwiches/kashi cereal/kashi bars

Ironically, I ride a SS now so most of my time is spent there. I'll pop in ehre to visit though.

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and this is the friendliest, most supportive group of people I've ever talked with. Stick around!
Definitely one of the friendlier sides of the boards, this place is.
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Congrats one the weight loss.
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I hope someday to be able to post, "Goodbye Clydes!" too.....

- however -

Given my 5' 2"ness, 230 pounds, with 36.2% body fat,
even at 175 pounds I'll still be a Clyde.

It's hard to determine what my ideal weight would be, given my bone & muscle density..... but it sure as HAIL would not be "118 pounds" as listed by universal BMI charts!!! I'm guessing that, hard as I try NOT to lose any lean muscle mass, I'm gonna end up burning some of it off. For some reason, I think I'll be a hard-body 58 year old at 136 pounds..... maybe I'll drop out of the Clydes club when I reach 155 pounds, then take up meth' to get the other 19 pounds off.
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Congrats! Hope you can keep it off too. Ah, even if I could get back to my pre-marital weight of 155 pounds, at 6'3" I'm still a Clyde! Though I'd like to get back in the 230-240 range someday...
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