I was snooping around the forum and was looking around the 200+ lbs riders threads. I was feeling pretty good about the weight loss plan I am on as I am no longer a Clydesdale. I am riding at 189 lbs right now and I am losing about 2 lbs a week on the diet plan I am currently using. I know a lot of 200+ riders are just large framed people who are healthy weight people, but there are some of us that are just overweight, trying to lose the extra pounds to be at a healthy weight.
I decided to start this thread where we can talk about what inspired us to jump on the bike and start losing the weight. Also to discuss the ways we lost it; diet, workouts, etc.
I am a diabetic and have regular doctor visits. I was looking at the BMI charts and realized my healthy weight is 165 lbs. I was 205 lbs at that time and a regular rider. I have a dream to compete and realized those guys are riding at around 150 lbs. So I decided to get on a diet and drop 40 lbs by this coming spring. I am following the plan created by Chris Powell, the guy behind Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. I bought his book called, 'Choose to Lose: The 7 Day Carb Cycle Solution'. So far, I have lost 16 lbs and have become a little faster on the bike. My average speeds have gone from 16.7 mph to 18.6 mph. Seeing these kind of results gives me hope that I will live my dream.
And so, I am no longer a Clydesdale.