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    Finally reached my target weight

    Hi All, It's been a long time coming, but I finally hit 180 lbs. For me I had to change the word "diet" to "lifestyle". I have always rode bicycles, so while it's my preferred activity I was still able to gain 55 lbs. I'm sure the weight gain, which came about over a few years, would've been greater had I been a couch potato.

    If I have a pearl of wisdom to pass along, perhaps it's just to take the weight off slowly and steadily.

    Brad
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    Congrats!!!

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    Congratulations! Changing the approach to eating is a struggle.
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    Congratulations... and I'm jealous.
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    That is absolutely fantastic, Brad! Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    That is absolutely fantastic, Brad! Way to go!
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    I hate you and am very jealous.

    Congratulations!!!!!
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    WTG, that's my goal weight too. Can I ask how tall you are? I'm 6'1" and was at 248 in January, hoping to be 180 by around same time next January.
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    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    That is absolutely fantastic, Brad! Way to go!
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    Good advice about "lifestyle" vs "diet"

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    Well done. You're right about the diet/lifestyle thing. I wish I was stronger to turn away from emotional eating. Looking forward to the time change so I can ride during the week in the evenings. If I'm riding, I can't pig out, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by youcoming View Post
    WTG, that's my goal weight too. Can I ask how tall you are? I'm 6'1" and was at 248 in January, hoping to be 180 by around same time next January.

    I'm 6' even. Good luck to you.

    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by volosong View Post
    Well done. You're right about the diet/lifestyle thing. I wish I was stronger to turn away from emotional eating. Looking forward to the time change so I can ride during the week in the evenings. If I'm riding, I can't pig out, right?
    Right! Good luck.

    Brad

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    Congratulations !!! Outstanding effort.

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    Congratulations!
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    Congrats

    It is a mind game, I hope I'll prove to be as strong as you are in the end . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sinister View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattinAZ View Post
    Congrats

    It is a mind game, I hope I'll prove to be as strong as you are in the end . . .
    If I can do it, anybody can.

    Brad

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    Congratulations that is a major accomplishment! I am on the road to meet mine and is currently attempting make the lifestyle changes.
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    Congrats! I hope to hit my target weight by Aug 7. (my Birthday) Bet it feels good!
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    Way to go and keep it off.

    Diet isn't my problem India Pale Ale is

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    Way to go and keep it off.

    Diet isn't my problem India Pale Ale is
    I save the Red Stripe for special moments these days.

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