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Did you lose a bunch of weight by cycling? Post your pics here!

Old 08-11-08, 11:30 AM
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you know, i highly advocate this picture taking for those trying to drop weight. it really can be an eye opener and just possibly the kick in the butt a person needs.

for example:





seeing the results of both the negative and positive are worth a 1000 words.

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your abs got shapely just from riding?
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your abs got shapely just from riding?
No offence to aham, he looks good, but I don't see any shapely abs. Unless you are referring to someone else in the tread?
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No offence to aham, he looks good, but I don't see any shapely abs. Unless you are referring to someone else in the tread?
why you got to hate? i got a three pack going on at least.

the first picture is from january 2006. the second is from march 2007. i dropped 70 pounds in 2006 by calorie counting, cycling, and running. in early 2007, just prior to the second picture, i trained for a half marathon. as part of that i worked on my core. two simple core workouts a week done at home. basic stuff like crunches, scissor kicks, plank, push ups, and so on.

having a stronger core has made me a better cyclist for sure. previous nagging back and neck pain issues are all but gone these days. these workouts definetly "tightened" things up.

aug 2006 at 177 lbs


march 2007 at 170 lbs


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why you got to hate? i got a three pack going on at least.
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aham, HOLY ****

Amazing progress. Good thing you took before and after pics!
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Sorry for the crappy picture, there wasn't much light


and to get it out of the way, holy sh*t look at those crazy tan lines. There, nobody else needs to say it now.
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^^^^ show off.

i so need a better cycling tan.

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I lost 100 lb in four years 70 lb of it in the last year biking and better diet. I have no before pics because when you weigh 285 lb you tend to avoid cameras.
I was wondering if anybody else that has lost a lot of weight has had friends ask if you are "OK", worrying that you are sick or something.
congrats to everyone on this thread.....
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Originally Posted by lbear View Post
I was wondering if anybody else that has lost a lot of weight has had friends ask if you are "OK", worrying that you are sick or something.
I had an "intervention" at happy hour in a bar with my wife and a bunch of coworkers.
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Its kind of weird the when you start looking the healthiest and happiest you have in decades people start to worry.
The fact that I talk endlessly about each improvement in distance and speed should let them know the weight loss didn't just happen.
Its work, fun work and very addicting.
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^^^^ everyone thinks i am way too skinny. i shrug it off. most Americans have no clue what a healthy person should look like. later.
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When I lost my weight, everyone thought I starved myself to death. Now, I take a look around and understand why.

Seriously, when you're a fitter person, the world looks COMPLETELY different. Almost 360 different. It took my family months to understand that I wasn't starving, and that I actually liked my body
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Sorry for the crappy picture, there wasn't much light


and to get it out of the way, holy sh*t look at those crazy tan lines. There, nobody else needs to say it now.
That is some CRAZY tan
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When I go to see a doctor now they tend to just smile. I get the feeling that they don't see to many patients that improve very often.
A year ago I was taking insulin 4 times a day now no meds. Most people I talk to didn't think that was possible.
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Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
When I lost my weight, everyone thought I starved myself to death. Now, I take a look around and understand why.

Seriously, when you're a fitter person, the world looks COMPLETELY different. Almost 360 different. It took my family months to understand that I wasn't starving, and that I actually liked my body
You mean 180, right?
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I was wondering if anybody else that has lost a lot of weight has had friends ask if you are "OK", worrying that you are sick or something.
congrats to everyone on this thread.....
Yeah, met my Mom & Stepdad at a hotel where we handed over my 8 year old daughter for a week this summer. Went swimming & my SD thought I was plenty skinny and shouldn't lose any more. Even mentioned that I was bullimic. Considering I've never once purged anything I've eaten (at least not intentionally ) and don't really binge (well maybe every once in a while when there is a big hot fudge brownie sundae in front of me) I'm thinking he mistook that for anorexia. And considering I still have some flab around the middle that needs to go away and I still weigh in at 176 lbs at 5'10", I think he is mistaken there too

It's just perception I guess. They are used to seeing me weigh a lot more. They will just adapt over time.

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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
you know, i highly advocate this picture taking for those trying to drop weight. it really can be an eye opener and just possibly the kick in the butt a person needs.

for example:





seeing the results of both the negative and positive are worth a 1000 words.

later.

Nice!

Hey, I got some of your body hair if you want it back...
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Sorry for the crappy picture, there wasn't much light


and to get it out of the way, holy sh*t look at those crazy tan lines. There, nobody else needs to say it now.
You lucky buggers, no matter what I do or how much I ride I can never get rid of the little love handles to the side...

I blame genetics

Not that I really worry about it...

I do the core work to strengthen my body and help my back...Not to develop a six pack, since I know there is more to it then that...
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bump until i can bump no more
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
After a year I bottomed out around 115. Yes, I was anorexic. My body fought back and I started binging and shot back up to 155-160 very quickly (took about 3 months). I still had a small frame but my face, neck and torso got very chubby. I have a few pictures around somewhere but generally stayed away from the camera. ...snip... I'll try to find pictures at my lowest and highest.
June 2006. Note complete lack of torso and tiny spindly legs


September 2006. Note sunken face


January 2007. ~160lbs. Relatively chubby face. You can't see it in the pic but I have a moobs and a bit of a spare tire.


Present day. Much more balanced. Face filled in but not chubby.


Legs not so spindly. Torso present but not excessive...


And even that six-pack if I flex a bit...


Altogether a 45lb difference from highest to lowest and the present day somewhere in the middle

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June 2006. Note complete lack of torso and tiny spindly legs



Altogether a 45lb difference from highest to lowest and the present day somewhere in the middle


Wow. Glad you found a heathy weight. That picture is pretty scary.
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
210 to 165 over the last few years. No pictures exist of me pre weight loss.
Currently trimming the remaining 15 lbs out of the way.
This is a great thread - thank you

DataJunkie, you started at the weight I'm at now (down from 223 a few weeks ago, been riding more since then), and are at my target weight (I want to hit 150 ideally but I'd be thrilled to see 165). Great job!
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