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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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Old 05-07-20, 10:06 PM
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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!
Thanks for the props!
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Old 05-09-20, 08:06 PM
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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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Old 05-18-20, 08:46 AM
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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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Old 05-18-20, 08:48 AM
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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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Old 07-12-20, 10:46 AM
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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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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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Old 07-20-20, 10:38 AM
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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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Old 10-05-20, 08:23 AM
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a lot of amazing weight loss. i wish i had any self discipline at all.
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Old 10-12-20, 05:49 PM
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Before. Iím on the right.

After. 135 pounds.
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