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    Member Short Circuit's Avatar
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    Hello From Ontario, Canada

    Hello
    My name is Mark and I live in Southern Ontario. I have been lurking here for some time and though I had better introduce myself.
    I started riding bikes last year but really got serious this year when I decided I needed to lose a bunch of weight.
    In March I started out on a treadmill and then onto a Trek hybrid with straight bars. An older Norco 12 speed road bike was next for a bit and then I decided to bite the bullet and get a newer bike.
    So I found a 2010 Giant Defy 3 on Kijiji and that is the bike I am riding now. I also bought a roller trainer with a fork attachment to keep me pedaling in the wintertime.
    I started out this March at 256 1/2 lbs and I have lost 63 1/2 lbs with 7 - 10 more pounds to go.

    Mark
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    Welcome aboard

    That's a helluva weight loss! Congrats!
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Wow Mark, that's quite an accomplishment! Congrats! Seems like you got the bike bug, too. Next thing you know, you'll be wondering how those bikes multiplied! haha

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    Cheers Mark, congrats on the weight loss and welcome to BF!

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    Great job on shedding the excess baggage Mark! On a bike and doin' it tight.

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    Thanks for the welcomes !!!!
    Yes I have caught the bike bug. I try to get out every day for a 20 - 30 km run and I really didn't diet to loose the weight, just started eating healthier and more often during the day.
    I do eat breakfast now and a snack every 2 hours and drink at least 4 bottles of water a day, and try not to eat after 8 pm.
    No more bikes for a while though. Our new house needs some attention first.
    I got my wife riding now too. She has arthritis that attacks the muscles not the joints so we got her a Giant Suede bike to ride in the beginning of the summer and she wanted something a bit faster so a few weeks ago we bought a Specialized Vita and she loves that bike to the point where she will go for a ride during the day without me.
    She's hooked too !!!!

    Mark

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    Welcome to the forum, here you have access to a lot of valuble information. It can sure help you out when you need it.

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    Welcome to BF and congrats on the weight loss!

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