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    Did it! 235 to 160 in less than 2 years

    I started this journey in April 2013, at 235# with a goal of just being able to wear a Large t-shirt and a very old pair of 36 waist jeans again. My last weigh-in was this morning, where my scale leveled off at an even 160 pounds. I am now in a medium shirt, and have a 34" waist. So excited but I don't want to jinx myself so I'm just going to leave it at that, my next step will be to sustain it.
    Last edited by MikeRides; 12-23-14 at 12:39 PM.
    2013: 1220 miles | 2014: 1200 miles
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    Awesome job, congrats!!!

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    Wow Congrats! Keep active to maintain.


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    WOW! Great job!

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    Very nice!!

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    Wow that's amazing. I started off at 236 and my Dr. wants me to get down to 175 in the next few years. Hopefully I can come back and make a similar post myself!

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    Wow, that's great, MikeRides! That's inspiring, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
    I started this journey in April 2013, at 235# with a goal of just being able to wear a Large t-shirt and a very old pair of 36 waist jeans again. My last weigh-in was this morning, where my scale leveled off at an even 160 pounds. I am now in a medium shirt, and have a 34" waist. So excited but I don't want to jinx myself so I'm just going to leave it at that, my next step will be to sustain it.
    Congratulations! In a similar timeframe, I've gone from 284 to 198, and I'd like to eventually get down to the vicinity of 160. I've gone from 4XL tops and XL pants to XL tops and Medium pants in that span as well.

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    congrats!!!

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    Awesome! I just started riding to work today in hopes of trimming down a bit. Not severely overweight, but more than I should be. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Wow, that's awesome. I can't imagine what it would be like to be 160. I think last I saw 160 would have been junior high school.
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    Nice job. Maintain!

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    Awesome, awesome awesome!! I went from 231 to 160. Now at 170! but it's been almost a year. Trying to get down to 155 but it sounds impossible.
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    Wooohoooo! Congratulations on such discipline!
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    Awesome! I'm on the same path. I offically started keeping track at 228 last Feb, but I KNOW I was up around 235 myself (maybe more...). Currently at 181 this morning, I see 170, maybe 165 by spring! Rollers are really helping me. Even just a half hour 3 days a week (been busy).

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    Keep it up, set new goals, be it weight, size, strength, whatever.
    And reward yourself, that new Trek Emonda SL6 is sweet.
    I went from 320 to 258 ish with a goal of 225-235 depending on how strong I feel.
    great job, stay motivated.
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    Nice work :-)

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    Congratulations, Mike! Huge accomplishment. I've been in a waist size 36 for several years, now. Since I started losing my waste a little, my wife has bought me a pair of 34 waist jeans for a goal to achieve. I can get in them, but they aren't comfortable yet. Still not going to take the tags off of them until I can make that my permanent pant size. Again, Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
    Wow, that's awesome. I can't imagine what it would be like to be 160. I think last I saw 160 would have been junior high school.
    Ha! In Jr. High, I was at about 100#. I looked like an earthworm with the crap slung out if it. I don't think I'd be happy getting below 200, but I'll see. My wife likes me at my "manly" size. My main goal was to get my waist trimmed down and look proportional with my height of 6'2".
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    Congrats!!!!! Keep Riding.
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    Great job with the weight loss. Now the job is keeping it off. Many years of good health to you.
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    Congrats, i went from 215 to 178 but not muc lower than that no matter how much i try.

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