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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 04-07-12, 10:31 AM   #1
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100lbs lost.

Well, almost. I started at 305lbs May 1st, 2011. I'm now at 206.2lbs. I still don't feel any different. Sometimes, when I see my reflection, I'm shocked it's me.

About a week or so ago, I was talking to a guy and he tried saying walking is more efficient for weight loss than cycling. O_o Really?! RIGHTTTTTT.

It's about time for me to get a real road bike, too. I'm thinking of a Diamondback Podium.

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Old 04-07-12, 10:32 AM   #2
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Old 04-07-12, 10:50 AM   #3
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Oh my days... That is amazing!!! Well done! You must be so happy!

Congratulations!
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Old 04-07-12, 10:53 AM   #4
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I'm getting excited. But even though I'm basically at a huge milestone I realize how much more I have to go. That's what I'm getting super excited for.
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Old 04-07-12, 10:55 AM   #5
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...but you've proved beyond measure how well it's working! Onwards and... um... downwards!

You get my drift!
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Old 04-07-12, 11:16 AM   #6
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Congrats!!!! I well remember the point where my wife had lost 100 pounds. I know how excited she was, and determined to continue. I can barely imagine how you must feel!
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Old 04-07-12, 12:19 PM   #7
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great job!
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Old 04-07-12, 12:44 PM   #8
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Amazing. You should be really proud of yourself. Honestly it looks like two different people.
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Old 04-07-12, 12:49 PM   #9
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Great job! What kind of bike are you riding? You need to post a picture of your bike too.

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I still don't feel any different. Sometimes, when I see my reflection, I'm shocked it's me.
I lost all the weight I needed to lose and have been "normal" weight for a few months now. I still get those feelings, especially when I see my reflection in the mirror. A few days ago I had headed north and it was kind of chilly. I crossed my arms below my chest to keep warm as I walked. I felt my ribs. It was a surprise. Ribs? What are those? Yet I am still the same old me and when I am on the couch with the computer on my lap and the dog at my feet (a favorite position when I was fat) I will feel exactly the same as I did when I was fat.

Oh, I love the gray top!
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Congrats, Molly. You look great.
I gained a lot the past 2 years and hope riding will help shed them.
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Congrats, Molly. You look great.
I gained a lot the past 2 years and hope riding will help shed them.
Hope is not a strategy.

Just saying.
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Old 04-07-12, 02:20 PM   #13
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I became lazy while recovering from major surgery & never got back to my old activity level. Too much beer too.
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Andy, I wish you the best of luck in picking your activity level back up.

It's scary because they say most people that lose 100lbs or more gain it back within 5 years, and I'm about to hit that mark. You rarely hear statistics about weight loss maintainence with smaller amounts.

I will continue to work my butt off to not become apart of that statistic.
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You go girl! You look absolutely stunning!
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Great job Molly
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don't be one of those, hold the course.
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Andy, I wish you the best of luck in picking your activity level back up.

It's scary because they say most people that lose 100lbs or more gain it back within 5 years, and I'm about to hit that mark. You rarely hear statistics about weight loss maintainence with smaller amounts.

I will continue to work my butt off to not become apart of that statistic.
You can do much to improve your odds. One of the best things to do is to be an exerciser. So, you already have that going for you!
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Congratulations !

You look great and no doubt have added many years to your life line.
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Excellent progress. Keep up the good work. I have been working at it as well. As of last weeks weigh in I was down 81 pounds. I weigh in again tomorrow, hoping to be a few closer to that 100 pound mark. I've talked myself into buying a new entry level road bike at 100, so starting to get excited myself. Going to start test riding bikes in the next couple weeks.
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Congrats! That is awesome!
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Looking good. As to the guy who said walking is better for weight loss than biking. Mile per mile he is correct. We just do more miles, and have more fum.
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Great Job!!!

I have a DB Podium 3 and I love it. Which one are you thinking about?
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Old 04-07-12, 08:20 PM   #23
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Great job!! Your confidence just radiates from you. I can see the determination in your eyes. I was a big (literally) walker before bicycling and until you're in good enough shape to ride it's great...
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Fantastic work, Molly. And I know it is work. Keep it up, you're looking great!
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