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Old 04-21-15, 04:44 AM
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On a positive note

I'm no longer a "Super Clyde". I went under 300 last week. Weighed in on Thursday at 299.04. I started in September at 412, had surgery October 28, and am under 300 for the first time in 20 years. That's despite barely any exercise since this problem with my foot started in February. I know a lot of you are opposed to bariatric surgery, but this wouldn't have been possible without it and I probably would have even gained weight. Instead I've lost over 100 lbs sitting on my couch. I'm really anxious to get back on the bike now. I'll be faster than ever
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Onward and upward !
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Happy to hear about the weight loss. Great job!!!
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Happy to hear of your weight loss. FWIW, I'm not against surgery under reasonable circumstances, but I've heard it's harder to keep the weight off post-surgery. Something to consider. Best of luck to you, bassjones.
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Congratulations. I'm looking at another 1-2 months before getting below 300 too. Can't wait to have more kit options (48" chest and 40" waist means being able to buy Eruo sized kit. I've still got 3.5" chest and 7.5" waist to go) and start approach my road bike weight. Good luck going forward!

Edit: One of the riders in my riding group used surgery and dropped about 180lbs. He's kept it off and is a riding machine. At 55 he does 200 miles per week and was there last weekend encouraging my (now) 33 year old ass up that hill
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