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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 09-19-12, 08:51 PM   #1
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No longer an *UBER* Clyde~!

As the title says, I believe I am now in the ranks of being a 'regular' clyde, rather than an 'uber-clyde'.

When I first joined BF, I weighed 378lbs (down from a high of 419lbs). For the last 2-3 months I've been hovering between 302lbs and 307lbs - bouncing back and forth - very frustrating!

Well, for the last ten days now I have been between 296lbs and 298lbs - but the important point is it seems I have finally broken the 300 pound barrier~! While I do hope to continue to shrink, I have not been under 300lbs in over 20+ years.

YAY Me~!!
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Old 09-19-12, 09:10 PM   #2
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Well done, congratulations on your achievement!
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Old 09-19-12, 09:17 PM   #3
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that is great keep it up \m/\m/
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Old 09-19-12, 09:43 PM   #4
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Well done! Keep it up!
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Very jealous


Grats!
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Old 09-19-12, 10:03 PM   #6
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Congrats man...now go out for beer and pizza to celebrate....just kidding!
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Old 09-19-12, 11:47 PM   #8
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Congrats, might I suggest a celebration ride!
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Well done Peter and congratulations.
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Old 09-20-12, 04:54 AM   #10
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Fantastic, Peter! Way to go!
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Good news! All the riding you did this summer is paying off!
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Congratulations on a new milestone, keep up the good the work!
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Nice going Peter. What diet are you doing? Ive been poking around different diets to see if anything suits me as I have stalled at 280lbs. Most seem to be a hybrid of the Atkins diet (low carb).

Again, nice job!!!
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Man that is Great. i'm just starting my journey and hope to make achievements like you.
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Congrats, and since we aren't in person, here is the best I can do!

Keep it up!

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Congrats...glad to see you're still around, and still riding.
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Old 09-20-12, 11:35 AM   #19
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That's great! I remember the first time I stepped on the scale and my weight didn't start with a 3. It's a great feeling, good luck on the rest of your journey.
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Yay, you!!!!!! Keep it up, and I agree, go for a celebration ride. Up a steep hill. ;-)
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Awesome job. Keep it up....one drip of sweat at a time!
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Excellent stuff! Well done and congrats!
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As the title says, I believe I am now in the ranks of being a 'regular' clyde, rather than an 'uber-clyde'.

When I first joined BF, I weighed 378lbs (down from a high of 419lbs). For the last 2-3 months I've been hovering between 302lbs and 307lbs - bouncing back and forth - very frustrating!

Well, for the last ten days now I have been between 296lbs and 298lbs - but the important point is it seems I have finally broken the 300 pound barrier~! While I do hope to continue to shrink, I have not been under 300lbs in over 20+ years.

YAY Me~!!
YEAH DUDE! That's what I'm talkin' about!!!

Congrats man!
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Old 09-20-12, 08:53 PM   #24
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Congrats man...now go out for beer and pizza to celebrate....just kidding!
I miss Pizza and Beer~! No more drinking in my life, doesn't mix with meds, one of the changes I do not like.

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Congrats, might I suggest a celebration ride!
Yes - both this weekend, and going to Xenia, Ohio on the 28-29th to camp overnight and do an all day ride with others~!


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Good news! All the riding you did this summer is paying off!
Yuppers~! 2 Metrics, 1 Imperial Century, and my first tour (9 days, 200 miles on the GAP). So much fun~!

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Nice going Peter. What diet are you doing? Ive been poking around different diets to see if anything suits me as I have stalled at 280lbs. Most seem to be a hybrid of the Atkins diet (low carb).
Again, nice job!!!
No special diet. Just no longer 'grazing', and am trying to eat much less when I do eat, and less Pepsi (gotta have my Pepsi), plus, having swallowing issues is great for a diet!

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Man that is Great. i'm just starting my journey and hope to make achievements like you.
It's been a long haul, I can tell you~! If you're bored, you can read my beginnings here on BF at http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...gery-and-More!...

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Congrats...glad to see you're still around, and still riding.
Still here, but on a recumbent trike instead of a 'comfort' bike, and tend to spend most of my time over at BROL (BentRider OnLine) http://www.bentrideronline.com/messa...splay.php?f=13 as it's more active for triking.

Anyhow, thank you all for your kind words~! I am hoping since I am now under the weight limit, to try to find some way to get a new bike, I'm drooling over a Bacchetta Bella ATT - in 'mango' - what better reward could I give myself?
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Old 09-21-12, 05:21 AM   #25
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Congrats, that's really quite an accomplishment. Especially with the knee issues etc. An inspiration to us all
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