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Old 10-08-12, 12:59 PM
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My wife and I decided to get healthier and just had our 25th anniversary. We both bought comfort bikes and decided to start riding, something we have not done for 20+ years. I started out at 264.5 lbs and now down to 244lbs. My goal is 190 lbs.
The first time out we only went a few miles as both our butts were very sore. Each time we went out it got easier and easier and we went further and further. Our longest ride was 15 miles so far. We are really enjoying this sport and my goal is to be able to ride to work (33kms) a couple days each week next summer.
We also bought a Lemonds g-force ut for the winter months to help get in better shape.
Really like this forum and all the stories of each persons goals and how they are achieving them.

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Welcome!

I can tell you from personal experience (252 down to 202) your goals are attainable and sustainable. Have fun and keep at it!
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Old 10-08-12, 01:29 PM
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Welcome! You have come to the right place for support, encouragement and motivation not to mention helpful advice and information.

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Welcome! This forum, well this section of this forum at least, has some of the nicest and most encouraging people on the net. Best of luck to you and your wife on you health and fitness journeys.
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Welcome Boat Builder. Like Beachgrad said, this is a good place to help you stay motivated. Please make sure you keep us up to date on your adventures!
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BoatBuilder Welcome! Be sure to keep us updated on your progress, and remember when others ask questions you are well able to answer from your own experiences. Ride Free!
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Welcome from another Canadian. It's great reading everyone's stories of how they got started and how they are doing along their journeys. Have a Happy Thanksgiving....Now that you are riding you can ride off the extra calories....

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