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    Newbie Here

    Hi everyone. I'm a newbie in the sense that it has been about 8 years since I last rode a bicycle on a regular basis. I got married 4 years ago and proceeded to gain 60 pounds (yes, 60), while my wife gained nothing, and still weighs in at 115. I'm 26 now, so I figured, why not buy a bike. I bought a specialized hardrocker, because it was cheap and tough. Once I wear that one out, I plan on getting a road bike. I have been riding for about a month now and have lost 10 lbs. I am starting to notice that I'm getting healthier because my shoulders, legs, and arms are more defined. My goal is to be a healthy 175 (which for my body type, is very lean).

    This site is cool, I've noticed a lot of encouragement here.

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    Welcome.

    Weight loss is possible and easy through cycling. I weighed ~240 when I got back into it in 1999. I've been 185-190 for more than a year.
    Good luck.
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    What has you wife been doing to keep in shape and does she bike with you?

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    My wife just eats better than me. I'm starting to take on her eating habits (though we did go and have some Houlihan's last night, a totally unhealthy dinner, first time in months), so hopefully I'll start to notice a change for the better.

    That's cool Ron about your being able to keep your weight down for good. I'd love to be back at 180 or so again.

    Starting next week my wife will be biking with me, her's is on order.

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    Good luck with your new hobby. I always tend to gain weight in the winter and loose in the spring and summer, because I bike. Your wife will gain weight once she turns 30... trust me!
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