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From 247 to 165 over many years

Old 08-25-21, 09:05 PM
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From 247 to 165 over many years

Yesterday, in my low 80's (age), I weighed 165 lbs. It has taken many years, starting at 247 maybe 35 years ago, but that is the lowest I have weighed since I was about 30 years old. Just slow and steady weight loss.
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Old 08-26-21, 06:44 AM
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At 165#, I don't think you are a Clyde.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
At 165#, I don't think you are a Clyde.
Good to hear from this former Clyde on his successful loss of weight. I should try to do the same.
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Originally Posted by gobicycling View Post
Yesterday, in my low 80's (age), I weighed 165 lbs. It has taken many years, starting at 247 maybe 35 years ago, but that is the lowest I have weighed since I was about 30 years old. Just slow and steady weight loss.
Nice!

How tall are you?

Still riding quite a bit?
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Originally Posted by ChamoisDavisJr View Post
Nice!

How tall are you?

Still riding quite a bit?
At one time I was 6'. Now 5'10.5" (We all seem to shrink). I bicycle, swim ( a lot), , walk, do resistance exercises (weights, etc.) and stretch a lot.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
At 165#, I don't think you are a Clyde.
Yes, that was the point of my post. I was and am no longer a Clyde. Perhaps inspiring to someone else a bit overweight?
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Yes your are inspiring. I am at least 60lbs overweight but because of my height I probably will always weigh more than 200lbs. At 210lbs my ribs start to show so I don't know how low I can go and still be healthy. We Americans tend to be grossly overweight and I'm right in the middle of that pack. I have lost weight twice but it is hard, hard work and then I reward myself by starting all my bad eating habits again. It is one of the most difficult things I have tried to do. Good for you on keeping up your fitness regime. I follow a walking and bicycling regime. I try to walk an hour a day and ride at least an hour a day. Doesn't keep the fat off but it makes for good leg muscles.
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Yes, that was the point of my post. I was and am no longer a Clyde. Perhaps inspiring to someone else a bit overweight?
When someone has a struggle with anything, whether it be alcohol, drugs or weight, they're always a "insert catagory here". Regardless of success. Not recognizing that can easliy result in a relapse. Good for you!
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very inspiring! You should make a youtube channel with all the porogreess pics and content. Then use the proceeds to get a titanium bike to match your new slim physique!!!
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@gobicycling what kind of bicycle do you ride at 80? I hope I can still ride when I am your age. My mom had to stop driving by the age of 70 ish. She was not safe on the road.
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A good thing about cycling past our "use by" date is that we usually only hurt ourselves. Can be much worse when driving.
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Congratulations! I too remember the days long ago (although you've got me beat by a LOOOOOONNNG shot!) of 160 pounds!
VERY well done and envious of your fitness regime!
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Originally Posted by gobicycling View Post
Yesterday, in my low 80's (age), I weighed 165 lbs. It has taken many years, starting at 247 .
Good job...Im sure that getting to 165 and riding has also allowed you to get and remain healthy in your 80s. A role model for us all.

Ive dealt with my weight all my life as well and am in y mid 50s. Giving it another go Ive managed to drop from 238 to about 212ish. Im hoping for around 200 by the summer just slow an steady.
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