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Sooooo close I can taste it!

Old 06-02-07, 10:43 AM
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Sooooo close I can taste it!



I'm not usually a scale-watcher. Maybe twice a month I'll weigh myself. Last week I hit 199.8, and Tuesday I was 201 again. I'm right there

I won't say I'm "under 200" until I stay below 200 reliably for a while.

I did start riding to try to get into shape, and I feel like I'm succeeding at that. I haven't been reliably below 200 pounds in probably 5 years or more. I peaked out at around 235 a year ago, but was about 230 when I started cycling last September.

It's been a slow weight loss gig, but I haven't changed a whole lot other than the fact that I ride. I feel better now than I did at 180 in '99-'00 when I was "on my way up".

This forum has been a great help to me, and although I don't post often, I'm a lurker. There's a lot of valuable advice and inspiration here. I don't plan on leaving once I am officially "out of the club" though. Thanks, guys!
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Good for ya...congrats
I'll never see 200 again unless I start smoking crack AND hack off a limb or two
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I am on the verge also, sitting at 204. However, in my mind once a clyde always a clyde from a mental aspect.
My goal is to get around 160-170. But I think I will always interact with clydes and athenas better than somebody that has never been big boned.
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Gratz man. It is so sad when I see a clyde self hater....JK. Good job.
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well done.

i can only wish about 200 - im my own worst enemy though, today i had a sandwich with 6 sausages 4 rashers of bacon & an egg - for my tea i had extra large bag off chips ( fries or what ever you american guys call them ) & an extra large sausage.

i really should cut back
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Awesome Job!

I live for the day when I can see 200 again on a scale, Jan of '06 I was around 280, Topped out at 300-305 back around '99. This morning, 228, heading, (Hopefully) down.
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Major congrats to you. Stories like this have been an inspiration for me. I'm now at 204. Started at 242 on Jan. 12th, and between a reasonable diet and riding I've shed 38 pounds. I'm on my way to 186. I'm hoping to post a "Clyde no more" note sometime this month. I look forward to seeing yours.

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Great job! My goal weight is 200 pounds... 62 pounds worth of double cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizzas to go yet for me. I'm going to reward myself with a new bike when I get there... leaning toward the Specialized Roubaix triple right now.
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Originally Posted by CheesyD
Great job! My goal weight is 200 pounds... 62 pounds worth of double cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizzas to go yet for me. I'm going to reward myself with a new bike when I get there... leaning toward the Specialized Roubaix triple right now.
Primo choice! I've ridden the full carbon versions of the Giant OCR, Cannondale Synapse, and Specialized Roubaix. I'd rank the OCR as having the softest ride, with the most isolation from the road surface. The Synapse is much stiffer, yet it isn't harsh, it simply gives a more direct feel. The Roubaix isn't far from the Synapses characteristics, but seems to be a bit more "lively", imparting a feeling that it's always willing to just leap forward.

All three are lovely rides, but there's just something intoxicating about the Roubaix. Enough so that it's making me consider making the jump from my Giant models.
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