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My success story

Old 11-24-14, 10:34 PM
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My success story

Was featured this holiday week on Livestrong's blog. Many of you know my story, but since cycling was a big part of it, I'm posting the whole thing here. Or the link to it anyway.

How Elizabeth C. Used MyPlate to Lose 63 Pounds | LIVESTRONG.COM

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Old 11-25-14, 12:53 AM
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(clap clap)

Good for you! It's all too easy to not challenge your obstacles and let your world shrink about you. Well done.
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Great work.

But you're still too fat for this sport.
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Great work.

But you're still too fat for this sport.
Are you ****ing serious?
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Great going!!
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Old 11-25-14, 02:17 AM
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Way to fight through the obstacles! Talk about overcoming when the odds are against you.
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Keep up the good work. If you've already done 100k then you are well on the way for that 100-miler, should be a piece of cake for you. You've already got the right attitude to do it.
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I'm thrilled for you.
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Great work.

But you're still too fat for this sport.
Keep up the great work! My apologies for the A$$ 'es comments from New Zealand. OmitZN would be more appropriate name!
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Good story. Congrats.
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Kudos, shy1, sums up your battle very well, and presents someone to look up to. Glad to call you a friend.

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Are you ****ing serious?
Relax, man. It's a saying here that's been jokingly tossed around on this forum since you were in diapers.
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Well done! You're truly an inspiration to us all. Congrats.
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Are you ****ing serious?
Whoa now. Some people can find that use of asterisks to be quite offensive.
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Well done Elizabeth, congratulations.
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Way to go!!!!!!!!
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Whoa now. Some people can find that use of asterisks to be quite offensive.
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Originally Posted by shyonelung View Post
Was featured this holiday week on Livestrong's blog. Many of you know my story, but since cycking was a big part of it, I'm posting the whole thing here. Or the link to it anyway.

How Elizabeth C. Used MyPlate to Lose 63 Pounds | LIVESTRONG.COM
ELIZABETH!!! Great job, congratulations!!
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Congrats on your accomplishment!!!! Keep going strong!
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Are you ****ing serious?
Of course not.
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Thank you everyone. It's still so hard to believe and part of the reason I share my story is to remind me how far I've come. Sometimes in my desire to do more and get better, I forget that I've climbed a pretty big mountain just to get here. The encouragement keeps me going too. I'm not done yet, either. I want to get trimmer and stronger for no other reason than I want to do it for me. At this point, I feel as if I've committed to a whole new lifestyle, adopting it as my own. And thank goodness for my bicycling. I stlll remember what it was like to be afraid to shift from my big ring to my small ring or to climb certain hills or even go down hill without pumping my brakes. Not anymore, haha. Not anymore.
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Hi 5 very nice!
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Great story, thanks for sharing it. You look great, Happy Thanksgiving!
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