So, it was mid October last year when I got on a bike again. About a month and a half later, I finally made a 20 mile ride and started a thread I named The First 20, which I updated for the first 35, but not the first 50, or first 60 (better do something at 62.5). I've put a little over 800 miles on the bike since then, and it has been a blast riding, meeting people, and setting challenges. And now, it's time for the other first 20, 20 pounds gone. At my peak, the scale showed 295, and for the last week it has said 275. The pants that were too tight now can be removed without unbuttoning, and some of the pants I hadn't been wearing are back in rotation.
So Thank You, my fellow Clydes and Athenas for helping me get here, and helping get to where I am going.