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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Weight Loss: Post Your Before and After Pics Here!

Old 05-07-20, 12:59 PM
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That's awesome velojym! How did you do it? Bike only or bike and diet?
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Originally Posted by Steve V.
That's awesome velojym! How did you do it? Bike only or bike and diet?
At that weight, I was afraid of crushing my bikes, so I bought a Long Haul Trucker, and heavier wheels for my Montague Paratrooper, and suffered through some really short rides, but spent a lot of time hiking in a nearby nature preserve with a lot of elevation changes, too. I made a spreadsheet and logged all my exercise, as well as everything I ate. As I'd been eating way too much, I didn't go on a starvation diet, but scaled back to a point where my exercise was able to make some headway.
When I dropped below 300, I started riding a bit more, while continuing with my hikes and neighborhood walks (our hood is hilly, too).
Now, I can ride all my bikes! Woo!
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Originally Posted by velojym

Somewhere around 370, a couple years ago.

240, now. Still working on it, but the next few pounds are gonna be a little slower in dropping.
Brother! Ya done GOOD!!!!
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Having a little trouble getting an after picture. My arms are too short to get a decent selfie. Plenty of possible choices for before.
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Amazing work, some of the best transformations I have seen!
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Pumped up, terrific thread. If I had the nerve I'd join you all.
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I have had ups and downs over the past 9 years. Job changes, long commute, motorcycle accident then hip replacement and shoulder surgery a year apart. After the last surgery in late 2018 I was back up to 247 lbs by early 2019. I am workings toward the 100ís! Will always be an Athena but will be nice not to meet Clydesdale requirements ❤️


July 2011 257 lbs on left and June 2020 on right at 208 lbs
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05
I have had ups and downs over the past 9 years. Job changes, long commute, motorcycle accident then hip replacement and shoulder surgery a year apart. After the last surgery in late 2018 I was back up to 247 lbs by early 2019. I am workings toward the 100ís! Will always be an Athena but will be nice not to meet Clydesdale requirements ❤️


July 2011 257 lbs on left and June 2020 on right at 208 lbs
That's fantastic!
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Wow.....great pictures...everyone is doing awesome! Loving it!
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I was 375 at my heaviest in 2005, after in 2014, 175. I've put back on about 10 lbs since then due to several medical set backs and work-holic tendencies. New job now and not working the long hours, much reduced stress levels, and I already feel better.


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Hi all. I'm nervous about sharing and blurred my face, but I took a selfie after a doctor's appointment yesterday. This is from September 2018 to yesterday, and a little over 220lbs difference. Maybe it would be more clear if I took a photo with the vest, but here it is,


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Wow so many people that chose to change lives! This is so beautiful! I did a procedure of coolsculpting when I was in New York and since then my life changed. Their medical staff is very competent, I was afraid I would think about that, but they really changed my life. I was ashamed of my body before that, and now I am really happy about the results, I am living a happy life, doing exercises every day, running, cycling and on a diet. These guys https://www.byoulaserclinic.com/our-medical-team/ really changed my life. i will never stop thanking them!
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a lot of amazing weight loss. i wish i had any self discipline at all.
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Before. Iím on the right.

After. 135 pounds.
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Finally took an after pic...
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl
Finally took an after pic...
WOW!!! Congrats! (Apologies if I've offended...)
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Cycling has changed my life. I couldnít do 5 KMs without stopping, gasping for air and drinking a liter of Gatorade. 2 1/2 months later I am embarking on a century ride this week-end, having cycled close to 1500 KMs this summer so far.

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Not too many ďbeforeĒ pictures on hand but you can see in the face. I didnít really seriously start dropping my body fat down till mid 2020 just as a note.

April 2019 - 365 lbs




July 2022 - 245 lbs (got the loose skin so you know itís real)


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Originally Posted by DarKris
Not too many ďbeforeĒ pictures on hand but you can see in the face. I didnít really seriously start dropping my body fat down till mid 2020 just as a note.

April 2019 - 365 lbs

July 2022 - 245 lbs (got the loose skin so you know itís real)

Good work! That's a lot of effort to drop that much weight. Check out Dr. Berg on YouTube on intermittent fasting to help with the loose skin. It works!

I'm down around 50 pounds since June 2022 (6 months) and still have another 20 pounds I'm trying to lose. Weighed 240 pounds in June. Weighed in at 190 pounds today. 170 is the goal. Biking and eating well are the ticket. And the Dr. Berg videos have helped me get off the plateau.
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