Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    ...happy bike owner... antimike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Huachuca City, AZ
    My Bikes
    2010 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 w SRAM Rival, 2010 Access XCL9.5 29er
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Don't think I qualify as a clyde weight wise anymore

    So I've been battling with my weight for years, but this in February, I decided that I would go and buy a bike.

    I had test ridden several models, asked lots of questions, done lots of research, and just generally obsessed with buying a bike for almost a year. This year I finally pulled the trigger.

    I bought a Fuji Roubaix 1.0 with SRAM Rival. It had dinky ALX 200 wheels that weren't very trustworthy for my 290+ lb clydely frame.

    On my first ride, I struggled to get 10 miles. Slowly over time it got easier and easier up until the point where the normal rides that I do weren't as much work as they were before. I was looking for new challenges so I purchased a mountain bike. The cardio and workout that I got from this was crazy. So as the story goes, I fell in love with road and mountain all in the same year.

    The weight slowly came off, quickly came off, went back on, then back off again until the point where I am now. Earlier this week, I hopped on the scale to see where I was weight wise, and to my surprise, I was under 200. I was 199.4 to be precise.

    I was hesitant to celebrate because I knew that I've had ups and downs. Well I have been diligent with my exercise and my diet and tracking my calories and drinking my water...I am still under 200 and have no plans on stopping until I am happy fully with how things are with my body.

    For the record I am 6'0, 27, and now 197.6 down from 290.4 since the beginning of February.

    I have a lot to be proud of and be thankful for in my life. I hope that throughout all of the trials and tribulations of this journey we call life and weight loss that you guys can be successful in your endeavors.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    817
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations. A 100lb loss in 10 months is fantastic.

  3. #3
    Senior Member IBOHUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
    Posts
    2,368
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations. Even if you no longer qualify as a Clyde keep stickin' your head in to keep all of us trying to lose the weight motivated.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    did you change your eating habits?

  5. #5
    Senior Member exile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Wilmington, DE
    My Bikes
    2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 1999 Jamis Exile
    Posts
    2,853
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations on the weight loss. You may not be a Clyde weight wise but feel free to share your stories so others can benefit. That's what us Clyde's and Athena's do.
    lil brown bat wrote:
    Wow, aren't other people stupid? It's a good thing that we're so smart. Yay us.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    152
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow. that is amazing, and quite impressive to me. thank you for sharing.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well done!

  8. #8
    Senior Member Mithrandir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    My Bikes
    2012 Surly LHT, 1995 GT Outpost Trail
    Posts
    2,287
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Completely awesome!

  9. #9
    Senior Member goldfinch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Minnesota/Arizona and between
    My Bikes
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD, 1969 Schwinn Collegiate, Cannondale Quick 4, Terry Classic, Gary Fisher Marlin, Dahon Jetstream XP
    Posts
    3,922
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations!

  10. #10
    ...happy bike owner... antimike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Huachuca City, AZ
    My Bikes
    2010 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 w SRAM Rival, 2010 Access XCL9.5 29er
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    did you change your eating habits?
    I had to change my eating habits. I don't think that I would have been able to make it this far this quickly if I hadn't. It seems like this weight loss journey is 60-70% diet and 30-40% physical exercise.

    Lately I have been focusing on strength training to try and fill out some of these voids and loose skin areas with some muscle mass!

  11. #11
    ...happy bike owner... antimike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Huachuca City, AZ
    My Bikes
    2010 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 w SRAM Rival, 2010 Access XCL9.5 29er
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Congratulations. Even if you no longer qualify as a Clyde keep stickin' your head in to keep all of us trying to lose the weight motivated.
    I will definitely hang around. I learned a ton just by lurking and reading posts and sometimes commenting on others. Gotta remember where you come from!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •