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Old 04-27-07, 01:34 PM
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Gentelmen a Clyde has left the building.

Well boys I did it I finally got below 200 yesterday. I checked the scale yesterday it said 199.5 First time in probably 8 years I have been below 200 pounds. Heaviest was in the mid 240s. AS of right now I have lost between 35-40 pounds since January 7th. I'm over halfway to where I want to be. I figure when I get around 175 I will evaluate if I need to loose more and how well I Can maintain that weight.

Anyway its been a pleasure hanging out with you boys.

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Fair play to you blake, well done. I hope to follow you soon. It must be a great feeling to get there, best of luck in the rest of your weight loss.
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Yet another one of use has left the building - congrats - Tom, where is his diploma?!
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Congrats!! Don't come back now y'hear
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Good work! What worked for you?
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Beat it, Skinny!

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35-40lbs since January is spectacular! That's an average of 10lbs per month, just right for a healthy weight loss regimen. I hope I can manage that.
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Originally Posted by Soonerinfrisco
Good work! What worked for you?
I have tried a few things in the past. Weight Watchers being one of them. I did it for about 2 months before and lost 25 pounds after I got married about 5 years ago. Then I quit going to meetings fell back into my old habbits. Other diets I tried would loose some weight quick but I didn't think they were really healthy since they weren't well rounded.

My first child is due next week. So I decided that at the first of the year I would loose the weight and make some life changes. When I was born my dad quit smoking so he could see me grow up. I will be 33 in July and I want to give my kids the best life possible. I will be competing with dads 10 or more years younger than me. Anyway that was my inspiration to do it. I said he quit smoking I will quit killing my self with the fork one bite at a time.

I don't look at it as a diet it has to be a change of thinking a life change. I choose WW again as I knew it worked and it is well balanced. It basically teaches you portion control and healthy eating habits and has an easy way to track that you are doing it. I have had such great success that the person that leads the meetings I go to told me I should go to work for them when I hit my goal weight.

So I started in January 6th on WW and I started walking multiple times a week. Started off 20 minutes a day worked up to an hour 4 times a week. Then I got back on a bike in February after about 14 years. I love it, I bought an entry level Trek 7.2fx. I told my self I have to earn a nice road bike. So every mile I ride this year equates to a dollar next year towards a road bike. I got about 250 in so far since February only being able to ride 2-3 times a week with current weather. I hope to have enough money to get a nice 105/ultegra bike with cash to spare come the end of this year.

Thats my story..
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Excellent news! After a couple of years of going to the doctor wieghing more than I did the last time I went, the last two trips have found me weighing less than the time before. I, too, finally got under 200... kind of bounced around between 198-201 for awhile and then two days ago: 194.5! Not quite your spectacular results, it took me a year to come down from 220-225. No real dieting involved yet, just cutting back here and there -common sense stuff- and more exercise. Well, ANY exercise. The bike is a wonderful thing (and sticking to a trainer regimen during the winter didn't hurt)

Big CONGRATS to you... I know how hard it can be
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Originally Posted by blake711
Well boys I did it I finally got below 200 yesterday. I checked the scale yesterday it said 199.5 First time in probably 8 years I have been below 200 pounds. Heaviest was in the mid 240s. AS of right now I have lost between 35-40 pounds since January 7th. I'm over halfway to where I want to be. I figure when I get around 175 I will evaluate if I need to loose more and how well I Can maintain that weight.

Anyway its been a pleasure hanging out with you boys.

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Congrats, Blake! Good job! Look in tomorrow evening and I'll have an Emeritus Certificate up for you.
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WTG, Blake!

I think I'm solidly below 200 myself, now... Scale has been below 200 since last Sunday. 5 months ago I was pushing 270...
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Good Job sir. You can always claim Alumni status and still read and post here. Hope you do.
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Excellent job to both of you
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Congratulations to a job well done.
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congrats, i'll never not be a clyde though. at my height, anything below 230 looks gross IMO.
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Giant Kyle there are some guys that are Cldye by nature Like if your 6'2 or more. Myself I was a Clyde by bad choices. A 5'9 guy would need bones as big as a dinosaur to claim thats why he was over 200. Me well my bones ain't that big

Tailchaser- well done man. Its takes some effort but man it sure is nice not hauling all that extra weight around. As of this morning I have lost 37.8 pounds since 1/6/07.

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Excellent job to both of you
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Originally Posted by tailchaser
WTG, Blake!

I think I'm solidly below 200 myself, now... Scale has been below 200 since last Sunday. 5 months ago I was pushing 270...
Here's your cert as well!

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Don't be like me and come back

I hit 195 (down from 280) last October and somehow went back up to 202
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Originally Posted by pityr
Don't be like me and come back

I hit 195 (down from 280) last October and somehow went back up to 202
Mark his words, and get ye down below the clydola line for a good few weeks before you are out of the woods! . . . I thought I was on my way out of the category -- weight-wise at least -- for the bond to my clyde brothers and athena sisters is strong -- but one business trip, six days/a couple of burgers, several convention and restaurant meals later and I was back heading in the wrong direction in no time -- and that was in spite of four hours of hard exercise and many hours of non-sedentary activity that I managed to squeeze in during that time.
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