i just wanted to share. Maybe this will help others who are also on the same journey I am on. In Jan. of 2013 I decided enough was enough. I was 335+ and my diabetes was out of control. My glucose fasting numbers was in the mid 300's and my A1C was above 11 and I was on medication.
I started eating better and looking at food as fuel. Got down to 248 by August and then went back to my old habits and went back up to 285. In Jan. of this year I got back on track. As of this morning I am at 221. I am off all my diabetes meds and my glucose fasting numbers run in the low 70's. My last A1C was 5.8. Normal is 4.5 to 5.6. I have went from a 4XL shirt to a large and from size 42 pants to a 34. I carried most of my weight in my belly.
I bike 4 to five times a week. i get in about 60-70 miles a week and play on my mountain bike on my rest days. I don't have any kind of fancy high end bike. I ride a Giant Anyroad 2 that I have about 1100 miles on. It serves me well and has been a great bike. My mountain bike I just got several weeks back. Its a 2015 Giant Talon 3 27.5. It is at the bottom of mid range but is a blast to ride and it serves me well. You don't have to have anything fancy. You just have to get out there and ride what you got.
I hope this helps to inspire somebody else to take that first step or to hang in there and keep at it. If I can do it you can.