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Old 07-31-14, 04:39 PM
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How long do you have to be below 200 before you can escape ??? I finally hit 199.8 but expect to float back above and below for a few days.
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Stick around to encourage those of us that are like me at 300.8. Here is to hoping I get on the scale tomorrow morning and below 300 and I can say goodbye....come on 2's.
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I'm getting close. Down to 204.2 this morning, from 236 at the beginning of the summer. Over the last couple of years I would always fluctuate between 220 and 240, but this is the lightest I've been since I crossed the threshold on my way up to 290 during high school.
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like Hotel California..... you can check out but you can never leave.......... or at least that seems to be the trend I have noticed. Congrats!
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Congrats! I'm getting there. I've had some progress for July, so as of today, I've got 12.7 lb to go.

As Black Walnut said, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. I'd say once you get and stick below 200, then you gain honorary Clyde status. Once a Clyde, you'll always be part of the club, but as an inspiration for the rest.
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Congrats, I'm jealous. Ha ha. After I hold the weight lose for three days, I log the new weight, but that's just me.
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut
like Hotel California..... you can check out but you can never leave.......... or at least that seems to be the trend I have noticed. Congrats!
Amen. I've been below 200 before, but not currently. le Sigh.

I think it's a mentality. If you are for sure not worried about ever being a clyde again then you are free to go. I'll always worry.
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I've been hovering around 183-185 for a few months now and this place still feels like home.

And it's fun to watch so many have so much success shedding pounds when I have first hand knowledge of how hard it is to keep working at it.
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like Hotel California..... you can check out but you can never leave.......... or at least that seems to be the trend I have noticed. Congrats!
Hahahahaha! We're hard to get rid of.
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USA Triathlon defines a Clydesdale as 220+ pounds.
USA Triathlon Announces Inaugural Clydesdale and Athena Nationals - usatriathlon.org
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I was about to say that. You are more than 10% under Tri Clyde status.
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Thanks for the replies !! I will always be around to offer encouragement and answer any questions I can.
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Back when it was still 200 lbs, I snagged a second place podium finish because of this ^. I couldn't make weight so I entered age group.

There was only 2 of us in AG, most everybody else was in Clyde. But who's counting?
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well done!

now pound back a few beers and pizzas to celebrate
and we will see you back here tomorrow
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