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Over 9 years ago I weighted 412 pounds. I didn't look as big as my weight indicated, but I felt horrible. It took 2 years of steady dieting and hard riding put me at 300 pounds. I was a good B rider putting in 80-125 miles a week riding 18-21 mph. 3 1/2 years ago I was transferred back to a job that did weekly rotating shift and my biking stopped, diet went to hell and my weight came back (back up to 386). I felt terrible all the time. I retired now and I'm back on my bike. Starting out with 10-12 mile rides and only doing 14-16 mph is hard, but I have to get my life back on track. I have read about so many people starting out and watching them transform their bodies by riding on this forum and I know it can be done, I'm proof of it. I'm upset that I backslid so badly, but I'm back and looking forward to reading about other success stories.
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You did it before, and have the road map to how to do it again.

I won't say success is assured, but it's there for you if you stick to your plan.
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