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    Thanks for the kind words guys! Sounds like a lot of progress is being made by everyone!

    I'm not getting the miles in that I would like. I'll fall well short of my 5200 mile goal for the year. However I'm going to make the miles I do get, quality ones. Lots of hills etc...

    I too am just chugging along.

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    I weighed today and I am at 235. I started at 255 about 6 weeks ago. I started to eat right and bike as much as I can. My goal is 175, which is supposed to be my ideal body weight for my height (6'0"). It is very encouraging to see the weight start to come off and it gets me excited to lose more. It is also VERY encouraging to see so many other people losing the weight, it give me motivation. If they can do it, so can I. Good job everyone on here and thanks for the encouragment.
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    First time Poster

    Hey guys, been reading the forum here for about a week now. I had my bike stolen my freshman year of college (nothing special, just your $100 run of the mill wal-mart bike) and hadn't ridden since. I've balooned in the first few years of college (I will be a senior this fall). I weigh in at 285 and being only 5'10", that's not even close to being mildly overweight. I will never be the weight the charts will normally tell you because I have a much larger sized body: broad shoulders, thick legs (mostly muscle from carrying around what's up top) and an overall wide frame.

    Yesterday I purchased a new bike ($300 raleigh mt. bike with more road friendly tires than pure mountain tires) in an effort to reshape my life. Took it out on a nice 6 mile ride this morning and forgot how much fun bike riding is. So, this is my first of hopefully many posts summarizing my progress on my new journey. It's great to see others doing the same thing I am hoping to do. Best of luck to all of you and I'll be seeing you around.

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    While I am in maintenance
    Dietwise, (and I wouldn't
    recommend any newbies
    to dieting and bikes try this)
    I lost 3 lbs yesterday doing
    a 42 mile ride.

    I started at 240 lbs and
    my original goal was 160.

    I surpassed that in January
    and was at 156 until this morning
    and I woke up to a weight of 152-3.

    Slow and Easy does it to begin with
    but bike riding is a great LOW IMPACT
    (on your knees) way to lose weight.

    Good Luck to all!
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    I was 300lbs about three years ago. Got down to 240 with running/biking. Did the Chicago Marathon at about 265 in November, but it burned me out so much and I got used to eating a lot and letting the running take it back off. I am in the high 270's right now and have my motivation back up. Plan on getting to 225 by november and doing the Miami Man olympic distance tri. Put some aerobars on my bike this weekend and told her she better be ready for a lot of miles. Just wish I didn't almost get run over every time I ride.

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    WoW , you guys are making headway!

    I am at 245 , went up alot in 5 weeks . weight was 240 and waist size was 38 down from 42.

    Major surgery is due soon so I will be out of commission.

    I hope to stay motivated during post op.

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    Since volleyball started ( I coach) my exercise has been replaced by standing a lot and eating fast food on bus trips.

    Season ends in a few weeks and then I'll be riding outside 2-3 hours a day.

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    05/02 286 Start
    05/09 284 66 miles
    05/16 282 73 miles
    05/23 282

    0 miles because I cought a cold and didn't wanna ride in cool weather while sick.

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    Started commuting last week. Starting weight was 220#.

    Weighed myself this morning and I was at 215. I should be in the 150-160 range. I have not altered my eating habits, just added the commute to my routine.
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    needed advice

    hello all,

    These stories are so inspiring....almost makes you want to go out and ride after reading all the awesome results.

    Can someone please offer their riding times (am or pm) and the lengths (time or distance) of each ride? I purchased a Motobecane about six months ago and have decided its time to get going. Here's my situation/dilemma:

    I am set to enlist in the Navy at the end of this year. Problem is, I don't meet weight requirements at the moment.

    Current Stats:

    Height: 5'9"
    Current Weight: 217
    Required Weight: 180
    lbs. to lose: 37

    I know that early morning riding tends to shed fat at a faster rate than afternoon cardio due to carb depletion, but b/c of my work schedule it's somewhat of a challenge to get going in the morning as I would like. So I guess my question boils down to how many of you are getting these fantastic results strictly doing afternoon cycling.

    Thanks a million!

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    Another One Bites The Dust

    It is so awesome to see results. My diet has not been the best lately, but I have put in the work, kept up the workouts and riding, and I think have myself in a position where I can eat a bit more and still drop weight. What a great feeling. Everyone Keep Up The Great Efforts.

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    Zin: from that pic, where are you going to lose it from?? Shaving might give you an ounce... Congrats!

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    paradigm shift

    It took a heart attack 3 years ago to motivate me. Went from 250 lbs to 170 lbs since then and been running marathons and riding long distances...my goal is to lose another 15 this summer...amazing what it does to your wardrobe costs...went from a size 40 waist to a 32 and I know wear a size small shirt rather than an XL...any body want to buy some nice xl jackets cheap? Frankp

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    It is so awesome to see results. My diet has not been the best lately, but I have put in the work, kept up the workouts and riding, and I think have myself in a position where I can eat a bit more and still drop weight. What a great feeling. Everyone Keep Up The Great Efforts.

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    dang aham, that office contest was a life changer for ya eh?

    great job.
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    HI all,

    Yes I have also experienced some weight loss with a drop of 34lbs. I started in mid January this year at 254lbs and have dropped down to 220 (100kgs).

    I did not vary the quantity of food eaten, but as many of you have stated, I just focused on good quality low fat foods. I gave most of the high fat foods a miss at the restaurants and dropped sauces etc. off my meals.

    The thing that amazed me was my focus on what I was eating and I contributed that to the feeling of well being from the bike - motivation.

    I also have now levelled out and feel that the last 14lbs will be the hardest. My goal is between 205 and 210lbs. This would then exceed my Doctors expectations and his target of an ideal weight for me.

    I read on the first page of the Thread the reference...

    Potential Subway commercial candidate - placed by IowaParamedic. I took a long hard look at this food chain and walked. The guy in question was placed under very strict control to reach his and the companies ideal. Average guy like me I believe will not have that luxury or support.

    I ate at this location for a few weeks and then realised I was in fact eating very high fatty low quality products - tuna etc. Many of the products are mixed with all types of ingredients that add up on the fattty scale. Whilst I know there are a few low fat options I found the majority were higher than a feed at KFC or other fast food outlets. Guess fresh does not always equal low fat. Just my $0.02 worth on Subway which is now off my list.

    I'm riding a variety of roads with a weekly total of around 200 mile.

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    I'm new here (just found the forums) but I've dropped alittle over 50lbs since december due to cycling and, working out and eating right.

    Started @ 265 and am currently at 211. The goal right now is to hit 200 even and then re-evaluate my weight goals. i'm 6'2" so 200 isn't too bad

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    pityr

    Looks and sounds like you are on a similiar slide to me. Well done.

    As I said I'm now trying to get that last little bit off - if 12lbs is a little bit!!

    I have varied my diet slightly simply by cutting out the rubbish/junk food. I was forever grabbing a confectionery item at the gas station and eating - for I guess boredom/habit reasons. This has stopped.

    Just eating a lot more of the vegetables and home cooked meals. Importantly saving a lot of money doing this as I was a frequent eat out person.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_heath
    dang aham, that office contest was a life changer for ya eh?

    great job.
    It was the motivation I desperately needed. I had the bikes, the want to ride, the discipline to stick to a plan, but just couldnt get it started. Keep up the great work everyone. Later.

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    Way to go Aham...

    I've leveled off at 195. I have increased my caloric intake and started hitting the weight pile again. Took a week off to go sailing...had many beers and fat foods. To my surprise I only gained two pounds. I'm back down to 195 and will slooooowy work my way down to 190.

    Give us a shout when you hit the magic 90...

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    Everyone needs something to motivate them. For me it was a pic of me at my friend's christmas party.

    It still sits on my night stand as a reminder.

    My fiance's mom keeps asking her if I am going to lose more weight cause I'm already getting so thin

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthere
    Zin: from that pic, where are you going to lose it from?? Shaving might give you an ounce... Congrats!
    Thanks! There is still plenty of tummy to go. I don't really know if there is 20lbs of it hanging there. I guess we'll see.

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    Hey guys,

    I've started biking about 6 weeks ago to supplement my weight training. I've lost 30 lbs. in 2 months. I've ditched working out in favor of just riding which I find much more enjoyable. I always try to monitor my food which I know helps alot, but I'm at a standstill weightloss-wise. Its been a week and I've been doing what I have been doing and my weight hasn't changed. Can someone help me? I'm 5'10" and am 215 down from 245.

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    Hey NewRider,
    You will experience "stalls" in your weight loss. A week long stall is nothing to get concerned about. Just keep doing what your doing. Remember, weight loss is an exercise in diminishing returns. The more you loose the less you have to loose. So, as you get closer to your "ideal" weight, it will become more difficult to loose the weight. Your body will resist the change to a greater degree.

    I'd carefully monitor your weight over month's time while continuing to do your normal routine. If you don't begin to see movement on the scales after that, then you may need to look into changing your routine. Also, stopping one part of your routine without cutting down your caloric intake will also cause you to stall. You need to closely analyze your calin vs. calout.

    Hope this helps.

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    zin, I notice in your fitday journal you are eating low carb.how long have you eating that way?I find its the only way I can eat and not be hungry all day.

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    Mgilman,
    Yep. I've been in some sort of LC since being diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I've been using the more restricted LC plan I'm on now since Oct. 1, 2005 to get over a year long stall. Its worked great. I've dropped 32lbs since then. I'm in a bit of maintenance mode right now. Maintaining ~200lbs. I have found that for me to reliably drop the fat off, I need to LC. I can eat just about anything and maintain my weight. Oh, and I'm not hungry. Since the LC lifestyle keeps your insulin levels quite even, you don't experience the hunger issues associated with eating foods with a high glycemic impact.

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