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    let me give a little background first, I come from a "big" family. As in the unhealthy big . At age 21 I weighed 365lbs in January..I dont know why but in early January of this year ('05) I was eating from a 5lb bag of gummi bears hereby refered to as devil babies and the light clicked in my head. "I am F*&#%^$ killing myself" I stopped eating devil babiesright then and walked into my kitchen and threw everything unhealthy away or brought it to work for the women folks.

    Well since then I started riding again that week in fact, and started to modify my lifestyle and eating habits. I weighed this evening and came in at 263.2 lbs. 101.8 lbs of weight loss since January ! I have been to my doctor a few times since this started and he has stated that what I am doing is perfectly healthy and as long as my body lets it happen then let it go.

    I gave up all soda and watch my intake of salt, sugars, and white carbohydrates. If there is something I want I will eat it, cookies, ice cream doesnt matter but only 1 cookie or a couple bites of whatever to get the craving gone. And since eating healthy I have very little desire for any of this at all anyways.

    Typical day of food for those interested.
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    Yogurt and 1 piece of any fruit

    Lunch:
    Chicken or any type of lean meat
    As much veggies as you want.

    Dinner (NEVER after 7:30pm):
    Chicken or any type of lean meat
    As much veggies as you want.
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    I'm still young, I have lots of riding and drinking left to do !

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    GOOD FOR YOU!!!! congratulations!! That was a loota ole' discipline

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    Thanks, and oh yeah to make it bike related, I now ride cause of my schedule only 2 - 3 times a week and average about 20 miles a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatt2Rider
    let me give a little background first, I come from a "big" family. As in the unhealthy big . At age 21 I weighed 365lbs in January.. . . .
    Congratulations!

    Make sure you have a plan that you can follow the rest of your life to keep it off. Ya can't let go, because itis all too easy to fall back on old habits.

    Keep up the good work!
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    That's really awesome. Pat yourself on the back! I know it's sure not easy and requires a LOT of discipline. I am about 70lbs over the weight I'd like to be (180, at 250 now, was 269 in mid-May).
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    Thanks....you give me hope.
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    What are white carbs?


    Ohh and congrats

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    Whte carbs are refined carbs... stuff like white bread (for instance).

    And congrats on your weight loss! Now, just remember- it's a lifestyle adjustment, and you'll keep that weight off for good.

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    Tatt2Rider, I just stood up to give you a STANDING OVATION. That's wonderful, outstanding, incredible, and amazing. Keep up the good work!
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    thanks all !

    White carbs are like those mentioned, bread, pasta, potato, etc.

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    You ROCK! I've lost about 85 pounds doing almost the exact same routine. The diet that I'm following is called sugar busters. I also, only drink water, don't eat after 8pm and I've added Yoga to the routine, which has helped immensely! Oh, and of course there's the 100-150 miles per week on the bike.

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    Lookin' good! Kudos!!!

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    Wow, awesome job! Just keep seeing the doctor and make sure you stay healthy - that's fast weight loss, but it sounds like you're doing a good job. As long as the doc says go for it, keep it up and congratulations!
    Failure is not falling down, it is staying down.

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    You've lost 100 lbs since January? That's . . . . let's see here. . . . six months, equals roughly 24 weeks . . . . 100/24= roughly 4.15 lbs per week!

    You averaged four pounds per week! That's HUGE! I too hope it was healthy, but everyone's body is different and some of us can make changes that fast without ill effect.

    I'm just starting to cycle, and I sure hope it has the same effect on me that it did on you.
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    Seriously, though this thread DEMANDS PICTURES, does it not?
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    What's the issue with eating after 7:30 or 8 pm?

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    awesome job !!! i love my weight loss also! The body wil sleep and not break down foods as quickly in rest. Thus absorbing more bad stuff!
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    Simply amazing accomplishment and encouraging for a good many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Gwinn
    Seriously, though this thread DEMANDS PICTURES, does it not?
    pics

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    wow! what a great story! thanks for sharing; i am sure that you have inspired more people than you will ever realize. i am especially impressed that you made the determination to change your habits, get active and be healthy. with all the fad diets and magic pills and weight-loss surgery out there, too many people have taken the easy way out with poor lasting results. keep up the good work!
    Where am I going?......

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    alright let me rumage around my comp and find a few pics... be back with em soon enough.

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    Before (taken right before Christmas)


    Older close up (WOW! I was gigantic.)


    Now (taken 2nd of July)


    Now (taken 2nd of July)
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    There they are, I guess when I look at them I am kinda amazed to.

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    what a difference! cool! keep up the good work.
    Liz
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    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    You could always take the sideburns off and lose another five.

    Those are amazing!
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