Well, I've weighed in at under 200lbs for the first time in 11+ years for the last week now! I was at a high of 235+ (not sure, I would guess 240 was my top but I don't know) some 2 years ago. I began officially keeping track in February at 228, and had already changed my diet and started exercising by the time I bought a scale!
My goal for the end of summer was 210! My NEW goal for Christmas (yep...including Thanksgiving) is 180, my highschool graduating weight. I know its going to be hard, but I've found what works...
I've gone from a 40" waist in jeans just fitting to now a 38" has plenty of room! I see 36" (highschool size) in my near future! Shorts I still wear a 38" though, same as highschool I like the room! And, my 2xl Primal Wear "3 monkeys" jersey actually fits comfortably now! Its not really baggy, but its not skin tight. I'll wear that, very soon!
But, and this is the important part: I feel better. Physically, mentally, I just feel better. Carrying around so much extra weight is really such a burden, and I'm just thankful Its been a relatively easy journey (I'm not saying its always easy, but I had my mind set and something just clicked with me, finally)
I won't stop visiting the Clydes/Athenas section, though. The folks here are the most down to earth of the whole forum, in my honest opinion. I feel most of US here ride because we really, truly, have a passion for cycling, or at least just love being on the bike!
Now, I admit... I kind of wish I had built lighter wheels this winter. At least I know with my weight decreasing, those Deep-V's should last me a long long time!
Here is to hoping I can make it through 4 days at my grandpas without gaining too much! I gained 2lbs there over Memorial day weekend...but to be fair I didn't do much, either. Hopefully its nice weather so I can take the kayak though, that will burn a LOT of calories! nice big 7 mile long reservoir to paddle