In March of this year I was pretty much a slug. 335 lbs., no exercise, eating horribly, etc., etc. I got an email about a 250, 5 day bike tour some acquaintances were doing in northern lower Michigan. I talked with my wife, and made the commitment. We spent a week with our son and his fiance in Texas right then, and during the week I started working on my plan. Here I am with him in March.
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I bought a steel cyclocross bike, Motobecane CXX in yellow for those who care, and started Weight Watchers online. I've ridden about 800 miles in training, not as much as I'd hoped for, but I'm fairly confident that I'll be alright. I did a 75 mile day on the 4th of July which was kind of my trial run; proving some things to myself, I suppose. I've lost 60 lbs and feel good. I have a plan for further fitness activities after the ride.
As an aside, I was able to lead a group who raised almost $2700 to help an eye and dental clinic in Haiti, which I am very excited about and thankful for.
Here's a picture that my company took a few weeks ago. The story is on Facebook; search for Ross Mortgage Corporation.
Thanks for reading. I do hope that this is an encouragement for someone.