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    Newbie

    Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself...

    I'm honestly looking to lose a quite bit of weight (in the neighborhood of 80 lbs)
    275 ---> 195. I'm 10 lbs down already. I'm 6'2"

    I have recently taken up cycling, along with jogging and diet changes.

    I've been road riding on a super bulky mountain bike, averaging 10mi distance at 10-11mph.
    Looks as though I'll be borrowing a road bike here, and really trying to push myself with it all.

    I much prefer cycling to running due to it's low impact nature, and find it's easier to push myself and burn more calories.

    I hope to be able to go on some longer distance/time rides here in the future,
    and am just looking for a community going through the same thing!

    I'll mostly lurk, but may post every once in a while.

    Either way, hello to everyone --- please go easy on me if I ask dumb questions.
    =]

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    Cheers, thanks mate!

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    Welcome!
    With every ride, I get a little stronger. I gain a little stamina. I gain a little pride. And so I await the next ride...

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    Welcome. You're where I started at; 6'3" 270lbs. Loosing the inches off the waist was the best part. It takes a while, just keep at it even if you hit a plateau. The last 10-20 lbs is the sucky part. I've been stuck there for a year.

    I'm still over 40lbs lighter with 4 1/2" off the waistline. But I took up some weightlifting and don't care so much about the weight as long as I stay these proportions.

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    Don't be surprised if you lose more fat than weight. It's all good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    Welcome!
    Hello fellow, Floridian!

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    FWIW, I was a complete bike noob when I registered here (and still am lol) but I've gained SO much knowledge in the month that I've been here. Super-helpful group of guys and gals and no question is too dumb. Welcome.
    "Speed never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary...Now that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson

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    Welcome! I was also about your size when I started. I'm 6'3" and my peak weight was about 265 lbs at the beginning of the year. I got about 10 lbs off just through diet and sporadic exercise, and then got my road bike in May, and the weight has come off much quicker. Down to 227 now. My goal is also to get back under 200 lbs. Been a long time since I've been there!

    John

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    Totally doable. Many of us have started at much higher weights and have lost. I think you have the right idea, you can never out train a bad diet!
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    awesome InOmaha! I'm *FROM* Omaha, though I'm in North Florida now. What part of town are you in?

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    As previously stated, totally doable! I'm 6'2" and was 270 now a happy 190 (but still a clyde ). The key is sticking too it. Don't let yourself have an excuse NOT to exercise. Count the calories (and be honest) it WILL happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshcls View Post
    awesome InOmaha! I'm *FROM* Omaha, though I'm in North Florida now. What part of town are you in?
    I'm out west by Zorinksy lake. I normally loop around the lake up to 156th and Maple and back in the mornings. A 22 mile trek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InOmaha View Post
    I'm out west by Zorinksy lake. I normally loop around the lake up to 156th and Maple and back in the mornings. A 22 mile trek.
    Born and raised there, graduated from Omaha central! Only moved away in the past couple years.
    that sous like that would be a great ride!
    used to do the keystone trail when I was a kid.

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    I'm really not worried about my diet --- it's pretty bullet proof.
    im just using cycling as a multiplier for my overall health.
    And since I work from home, a great way to get out of the house a few times a week.

    I am worried about how much its going to cost me though...
    Already have a couple expensive hobbies
    (photography, apple fan boy)
    and I'm a musician an audio engineer,
    so that requires loads of investment into guitars, amps & pedals, and studio gear

    So hopefully I can just focus on the riding and not the expensive gear part.
    But yet I'm here... Wish I could be so lucky...

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome aboard from another Omaha guy also out by Zorinsky. I've been at it about four months and have lost 29lbs with 38 to go from 242 to 175. Diet has helped the most, but the bike has kept me sane and helped me gain the all so important calorie deficit.

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