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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 02-27-12, 11:20 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-27-12, 11:26 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Changing the approach to eating is a struggle.
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That is absolutely fantastic, Brad! Way to go!
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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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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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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.

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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?
Right! Good luck.

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Congratulations !!! Outstanding effort.
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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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Old 02-27-12, 08:02 PM   #21
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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.

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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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Old 02-28-12, 09:48 PM   #23
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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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Old 02-29-12, 07:10 PM   #25
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Way to go and keep it off.

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I save the Red Stripe for special moments these days.

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