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Old 01-22-06, 11:32 AM   #1
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60 Pounds lighter by July!!

Greetings from sunny Phoenix Arizona.

I've read many inspiring posts about people on this site who are on a quest for fitness and weight loss, with a common theme that recognizes the key role that cycling can play in such efforts.

I have made this journey once before, going from 272 pounds to 180, and from huffing and puffing from the effort of riding a few miles, to logging 200+ miles a week, racing, riding with the fast group on club rides, doing centuries, etc. I maintained my weight for a bit over a year before falling off the program when I got married, moved out of state, and took the easy path of being a couch potato.

Well three years have passed since my cycling prime. I find myself at 247 pounds and disgusted with myself. As of two weeks ago I started a program of cycling and diet, and have a goal of being at 180 pounds again by the end of July. I know it can be done since I already have done so once before. If I had only continued cycling I would not be in the sad shape I am in right now. LESSON LEARNED!!!

In addition to posting my progress (both as a cyclist and dieter) here, I will also be maintaining a blog of my journey at http://spaces.msn.com/members/Pedaloffpounds/

Wish me Luck!!
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Old 01-26-06, 08:26 AM   #2
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Good luck.I'm on the same journey
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Old 01-26-06, 10:06 AM   #3
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Good luck.I'm on the same journey
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My layoff was 5+ years. Started at about 255 last June. Got to 208 in late Sept. Rode the first week of Oct and slacked in Nov & Dec. I gained back a little more than 10lbs. I got back on a regular riding schedule 3 weeks ago and should be down to 180 hopefully by June for a 75lb net loss for one year. Bottom line goal is 165 by August.
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