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Old 10-29-07, 02:39 PM
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Nice job everyone !!
It's harder to keep the weight off from my experience, lost 40# and gained it all back in less then a year.
I'll shoot for 10# by thanksgiving.

10/28 - 195#
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Old 10-30-07, 02:04 PM
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9/24 - 161.8 lbs
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10/29 - 158.2 lbs

Slowly but surely...
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Old 10-31-07, 06:28 AM
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Weekly Update: Somehow, I didn't manage to lose weight. This morning's reading was 212, same as last Wednesday. On Monday I was down to 210. I'm not concerned, though. My weight has been oscillating 3-5 pounds, with a general downward trend. Last week's 212 was near the low point in the wave, today's 212 is near the high point. My Tanita is measuring my body fat percentage as 24, down from the 25 last week. I know that this isn't very accurate, but I think that its moving downward is an indication that good things are happening. In addition, I've upped my rides again. I did 17 miles yesterday averaging 17mph (just trying to see how far I could go in 1hr), and over the weekend I did two 20 mile rides averaging 16mph.
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Old 11-04-07, 02:56 PM
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10/28 - 195#
11/04 - 194#

I really need to eat less junkfood if I want to hit my target of 10pounds... only 20 days left.
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Biking was perfect for me, at the start of freshman year i was weighing just barely 200 lbs. (i am 6'5") and, as most do i gained the freshman 15, and more. mid-way though sophmore year i was weighing in at 265 and drinking pretty much every night.
i dont know what sparked it, but i started riding again after a year and a half absence and lost the pounds like it was my job, coming back after long weeknight and weekend rides the last thing i wanted to do was drink. it took about 5 months, but i lost all the weight and was left with all lean muscle.


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Old 11-07-07, 07:43 AM
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Weekly Update: My slump is over, and I'm back on track again. Dropped another 3lbs this week, from 212 to 209. 4 more lbs to reach 30 by thanksgiving. I'd love to be below 200 for my physical on the 30th, but that's rather ambitious.

I upped my weekend ride to 25 miles, and that was a bit too much for me at this stage. My legs were sore for three days, and I ended up skipping my Sunday ride because of it. I'm dropping it back down to 20 for a few more weeks until I feel better about it. Last thing I want is some sort of injury that'd prevent me from being able to ride.
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Old 11-11-07, 03:23 PM
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10/28 - 195lbs
11/04 - 194lbs
11/11 - 193lbs
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Old 11-14-07, 11:45 AM
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Weekly update:

Last week 209lbs
This week 207lbs

2 more lbs by Thanksgiving to reach the 30 lb goal.
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Old 11-15-07, 11:31 AM
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At my November physical in 2005 I weighed in at my highest weight ever: 206 lbs. My doctor wrote "obese" on my chart and I was very motivated by that. I'm 5' 9" and I looked pretty overweight. At last year's physical I weighed in at 196 lbs. The doctor wrote down "overweight" on the chart. I go in next week and I weigh 180 lbs after a very active year. I think anywhere from 170 to 175 lbs would be ideal for my body size.

Bicycling steadily all year since April has led to the dramatic loss. I'm pretty pysched about it.
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Old 11-15-07, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PerhamBiker
Bicycling steadily all year since April has led to the dramatic loss. I'm pretty pysched about it.
As you should be! That's a great change. Do you have before/after photos?
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Old 11-15-07, 01:30 PM
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I don't have any pictures really because I do a post once in a while at work when it's slow. At home I have dial up and I hardly ever get online.

Thanks for the encouragement. I think it took a good two months of steady bicycling to get my metabolism up to the level where I started losing weekly. After that I noticed, and others noticed, a big difference. One of my sons was teasing me about a picture we have of me working on our treehouse with my gut sticking out.

It's nice to fit into 32" jeans again. I never want to go back.
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Old 11-15-07, 04:10 PM
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Been awhile since I checked in...
anyway, I am pleased with my progress so far.

10/8 - 161.0 lbs
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11/12 - 154.1 lbs

My long-term goal is 137. My short-term goal, for next Monday, is 153.
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Old 11-15-07, 10:36 PM
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10/29 227.5
11/5 221.4
11/12 219.3

I've started commuting by bike 2 times a week, plus some errands. Any days I was not on the bike I was in the gym. In fact some days I rode the bike was also in the gym. Two days a week with a personal trainer. My wife signed me up with her personal trainer, and we joined a "Biggest Loser" type contest at the gym. Nice to see the weight starting to come off. I'm only 5'7" so 220 pounds is a LOT for a guy my size.
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Old 11-17-07, 05:05 PM
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Hi all,
Haven't updated for a while. This morning, weighed in at 163.4. As suspected earlier, thanksgiving comes a couple of weeks too early to hit that 20 lb boundary.

If I'm at my final goal of 150-155 by mid Feb next year, I shall be a happy person!
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Old 11-19-07, 02:28 PM
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w00t. I've done it. This morning the scale read 204.5. That's 30.5 lbs down, and just in time for Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-21-07, 01:05 PM
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New to this forum and new to this particular post. Some very encouraging stories on here - excellent work! I have lost approximately 30 pounds thus far (about two years worth of working at it). My weight is 210, however, my goal is 165. It is a long way off but completely achievable. I stick mostly to whole foods and avoid packaged foods like the plague. So, with that said i am going to jump into the fray here:

11-21-2007
Weight: 210 lbs
Goal: 165 lbs

Will keep checking back in to give and get updates.
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Old 11-30-07, 03:19 PM
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Cool thread! I loved reading the success stories and even some of the struggles.

Ok...I was as much as 250 at one point 15 years ago. I lost some. Put some back on. Lost a little more etc. Here is my current journey since April, 2007 when I started cycling and tracking my weight...

4/30/07 - 220 lbs
5/31/07 - 220 lbs
6/30/07 - 215 lbs
7/31/07 - 210 lbs
8/31/07 - 208 lbs
9/30/07 - 205 lbs
10/31/07 - 204 lbs
11/30/07 - 200 lbs

I was stuck at 205 for a while and really started watching my calorie intake in mid-October and it made a difference.

My tentative goal is to be down to 170 lbs by 6/30/2008. Although, I'm 5'10" and have a reasonably muscular build (I'm definitely not a twig). I may reevaluate when I get closer to what seems to feel like a healthy weight to settle into. I'm not trying to do this overnight. I'm thinking about a pound a week average or 4-5 lbs per month. I think by next week I'll be out of the Clydesdale category and I don't ever want to see it again. I may have a little celebration for that (although the Clydes on this site are extremely nice and have assured me that I won't be kicked out of the club just because there is less of me ). I'll try to remember to keep updating my info at the end of each month!
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Old 11-30-07, 05:06 PM
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Awesome John - keep it up, great inspiration.
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Old 11-30-07, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jsilks
Awesome John - keep it up, great inspiration.
Thanks. Looks like you've made some good progress as well. Keep it up!! I'll be cheering for you

It's funny, it has gotten less about losing weight now. In a sense I don't so much care about it except that I want to be fitter and be able to climb hills better. Much better. I think 30 pounds less of me will help with that immensely . Then I'll start worrying about trimming weight off the bike, which just may mean getting a new bike for a start .
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Old 01-03-08, 05:52 PM
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I've never has a real weight problem. I have to be very careful 'tho because my whole family is overweight. Max weight was 130 when I was in college eating all that dorm food. Lowest weight was 105 around 8 or 9 years ago. I am 5'4 1/2". I can't carry a lot of weight. I have been called "chubby" at 120.
1/1/2007: 115.6; Body fat 13.7 %
1/2/2008: 112.8; Body fat 10.1 %

I have been weight training consistently for 30 years now. Started working with a Russian cycling coach a month ago and have to weigh in 3 times a week before and after each session. All that gets recorded. That keeps me very focused. I don't want to evoke his wrath.
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Old 01-08-08, 11:47 AM
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i started riding again since the summer of 06 and have basically been commuting to work as many days as the weather allows. this includes not wussing out when it's 30 degrees out - layers and layers of clothing. i have no idea of the amount of weight i've lost, but i do know i've gone from a size 14 womens to a size 10 womens. so i am guessing 10-15 pounds? my ideal size would be an 8. more important than weight though i've gained muscle and lost fat. i feel great and confident about my body, but also i've really gotten into riding. my dad (an avid cyclist out in colorado) even went so far as to help me purchase my specialized dolce last year and for christmas this year he gave me spd pedals and shoes! <3
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Slow & steady with the weight loss. I started riding again last year after 15 years off, and was about 15 lbs over my old racing weight. I've now lost about 30 lbs total and am at the weight I should have been back when I was racing ! I should have lost weight way back then - maybe I would have done better.

I'm no expert on this, but here's what I did:

1) Cut back a bit here & there on the junk food. 2 cookies instead of 3, smaller bowl of ice-cream, 1 brownie instead of 2. I don't see any reason to cut out all the fun stuff

2) Drink more water. I started drinking water with a dash of lemon at home & work. I realized that sometimes when I was thirsty, I would eat something instead of drinking. Try various drinks to see what you like. Orange juice with seltzer, seltzer & other fruit juices. Most fruit juices are VERY sweet & sugary ... I cut them to at least 50% water if not more.

3) Get used to the feeling of slight hunger. Sometimes, I won't eat quite enough to satisfy my hunger pangs. Dampen them yes, but not completely fill myself up. Then, when I feel a bit hungry, recognize that the feeling is the feeling of you losing weight. Then go get a big low-cal drink instead.

4) Tighten your belt a notch .... that will discourage you from pigging out if it's tight already.

5) Don't deprive yourself too much. I try to cut back during the week, then cut myself some slack on the weekends. I think going "cold-turkey" and being too ascetic will backfire after a while. I'm close to my target now, and want to hold it for a while.

6) Lots of fresh fruit. Fill up on healthy stuff first, then when the junk food comes out, you'll already be full.

7) Keep the junk food out of the house to start with.

8) Brush your teeth right after dinner - dissuades you from eating more because your teeth are nice & clean.
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Old 01-18-08, 09:29 AM
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12/20 - 155 lbs
1/18 - 141 lbs..

AHHHHHHH, it's all upper body muscle though. Now that's tough weight loss.
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Old 01-19-08, 07:10 PM
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I feel the need to put my story up here too. I'm pretty new to these forums. I'm only 18 years old, It's hard to find people my age to ride with, not a very popular sport with us young teenage hoolagins. Any who, I have been trying to get into good shape for a while now, I played varsity lacrosse, which got me into running. That season I lost 35 pounds. Then I put it all back on in the winter, I eventually got into road biking after watching You me and Dupree...weird, I know. I lost weight, but not like I wanted to. Over the winter I have been running and or using the indoor bike trainer every day. I've lost weight and I feel awesome. I'm really looking forward to the spring to get back out there and tackle some of them hills that kicked my butt in the past.
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Old 01-23-08, 11:42 AM
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After stalling in the 163-165 range for over a month (note to self, beer is non-productive), I'm finally making some progress again. 159 this morning. Just 10 more to go and I'll be in that 145-150 lb range I so desire. Hope everyone else's progress is going smoothly.
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