Started June 2010. Weighed 345 lbs. Got a Fuji Comfort bike - rode it till the wheels literally were falling off - that got me to 275 ish. Replaced it with a Surly Cross Check - which was quite the steed - that got me down to 230 ish - until I was hit by a truck on a 700 mile tour that I had almost finished. (Long story - and ouch - yea, I got hurt).
So, recovered from that - replaced my dead Surly with a Salsa Casserole which I hope has a longgg life and never gets hit by a car - down to 200 even give or take a pound. Looking forward to 165-170 lbs this time next year
I've ridden three centuries so far (one loaded with 60lbs of gear), numerous metric centuries (almost every weekend now), and I bike commute full time.
Thought I'd stop by and say hi again this may be my last week as a clyde - should break the 200lb mark any day now.
My pressure last checkup was 110/48 - before weight loss 160/95 all the time.
I 'had' sleep apnea - and required a breathing machine to make it through the nite.
My resting heart rate is now low 50's - was hi 90's.
Size 56 pants down to a 36 now. XXXL shirts - to a L or even a M now.
The best part is getting my teen son into cycling - he is looking at some real racing. He got himself a FELT F95 racer - and rides the heck out it. He is a natural at speed.