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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-12-17, 07:06 AM
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Congrats everyone- awesome transformations!
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Old 05-05-17, 01:49 AM
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It is very inspiring and humbling, going through these threads. I was not big as a kid, in fact even into my 30's I would be classed as normal weight at 5'9" and 180Lb, in January this year i was 227Lb and am now 58 years old.. took the picture and got my bike out.. down to 210 right now and a ways to go. But having fun doing it, did my first ever 100km ride less than 2 months into riding again and am doing 30-40km twice a week... still fight the urge for a beer, but getting better at avoiding the places where i'm tempted...

Before and after will be posted when I hit the 190Lbs...
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On January 1st I tipped the scales at 220lbs. 5 months later I'm down 31lbs trying to chase after my former race weight of 165lbs.
I'm 5'10.

Everyone told me to become successful at racing in my hilly region, I have to drop weight, and I feel this is true. According to Strava I'm still climbing slower on extended segments... even though my power to weight ratio increased from 165@256W for 3.41 to 189lbs@306W for 3.56. weight just has such a big factor when you're fighting gravity.
I'm doing the other route, focusing on building power and endurance. I'd like to hit an FTP of 320W by the end of the year and have the weight come off on its own. I'm riding between 7-12 hours on most weeks. Every 6 weeks I try to do a long bicycle trip and ride between 16-34 hours.

I eat too much off the bike and not enough on the bike. Proper nutrition and diet without having some indulgences is so hard... I need to be more strict with myself. The weight came off easy at first but the weight loss is slowing down and becoming harder. It's rather discouraging. Sigh.

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Old 06-08-17, 11:10 AM
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From a high of ~270lbs, I'm now down to 200 and looking to lose another 10 or so. I'm 6' and currently weigh less than I have since middle school. Feeling great!

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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
So that's it. I'm stepping out the door. This morning I weighed in at 200. I still plan to lose a few more pounds, but not much.
Congrats Doohickie,
Stop by to visit, but stay below 200
Cheers,
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Old 06-21-17, 07:09 AM
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And here's my before pic - OK, so I'm 10 days in, but decided I should take apic after my morning ride today and use it as a berfore . Anyone looking back in this thread will notice that in 2011 I also posted a before pic, but never got to an after - this time I promise there shall be an after. In the meantime, here's me this morning:

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Great work, everyone.

Started the day after Memorial Day (253 lbs) to today (213 lbs). A long ways to go, but it's been working. I've upgraded my bike as an early celebration. I've logged over 800 miles since I started. 800 mi = 40 lbs, I guess

It's more about the diet than anything. The exercising just gets you to the finish line sooner. Beer is my kryptonite. Cutting beer ******** sucks.
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Old 08-13-17, 08:46 PM
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Wow! Some inspirational stuff in this thread.

I'm 6' and 4 weeks ago I was at 222 lbs. I'm 28 years old. Slowly been gaining weight with my "my married with children" lifestyle the last 5 years. I was always an athlete growing up/through university.

Time to make a change. I've been focusing on my diet the last 4 weeks. Not counting calories, but consciously trying to eat less/more healthy. I've been pretty successful at stopping myself from a snack turning into a binge. I weigh 214 lbs now. Goal of 180.

Bought my first road bike last week and been loving it. Just done a couple 13 mile rides on it, but hoping to do 25 miles tomorrow morning. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 08-21-17, 03:17 PM
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Well first post..i'm 60 and three weeks in renewed lifestyle.....first ride was 5 miles....already pushing 10 3x week...start weight 293...ultimate goal 199...285 yesterday morning...really, ultimate goal is to feel better!
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Old 08-22-17, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by rideorglide View Post
Congrats Doohickie,
Stop by to visit, but stay below 200
Cheers,
Phil
Oh, I'm back in.
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Old 09-03-17, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Oh, I'm back in.
Yes, my occasional ...has turned into a long sojourn.
Been 202-210 for a decade it seems, currently vacillating between 203 and 207,
Doubled my running, doubled my cycling, way, way less alcohol, but the weight stays put, damnit!
It's like the Hotel California
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Old 09-04-17, 05:24 PM
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Heheh.
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Old 09-05-17, 01:48 AM
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Oh, I'm back in.
Welcome back.

Not really a greeting most would want.

But, we're here for you, all the same.

I can't really be "welcomed back", as I haven't had a chance of getting below 200 since I was about 10. But, I'm back up to my high water mark. :-( Starting spinning again a few weeks ago.
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Wow....That's an amazing feat and I am sure you know that's an understatement.
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All amazingly inspiring stories.....
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"I have so many 'before' photos, I could do a slide show of myself getting fatter".
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This is me at 24 stone.


I am now under 20 stone. This has taken just under a year....


I want to lose another 5 stone.


I will post a pic when I get there!
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6'3" got up to 248lbs and in July 2017 decided it was time to start riding again and change my eating habits so I am down to 180lbs I made changes to what/how much I eat but 65% of it was just cutting out the sugar water... I often work outside in the heat and was drinking gallons or sports drink and juices on top of big ultra high calorie fast food "meals" I am still shrinking but my weight loss has slowed way down... figure Im close weight wise at this point and will be focusing on exchanging fat for muscle as I increase my calories a little now that its warming up and I will be ridding a ton more.
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Old 04-09-18, 07:10 PM
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6'3" got up to 248lbs and in July 2017 decided it was time to start riding again and change my eating habits so I am down to 180lbs I made changes to what/how much I eat but 65% of it was just cutting out the sugar water... I often work outside in the heat and was drinking gallons or sports drink and juices on top of big ultra high calorie fast food "meals" I am still shrinking but my weight loss has slowed way down... figure Im close weight wise at this point and will be focusing on exchanging fat for muscle as I increase my calories a little now that its warming up and I will be ridding a ton more.
Super good work!
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Old 05-04-18, 03:41 AM
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this is me after 4 stone loss.....still another 4 stone to go.
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Still working on my weight loss, but I can't wait to post a before/after comparison. Still got another 20 or so pounds to go.
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Old 05-15-18, 10:33 AM
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this is me after 4 stone loss.....still another 4 stone to go.
Major congrats!
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Old 05-29-18, 06:24 PM
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1986:


(I'm on the left)


1999:






Yesterday:


(Losing almost 150lbs was hard, keeping it off for 20+ years? Crazy Hard)
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But you still have kept it off after all those years, that's awesome to see! And looks like you biked off the 'stache too?!
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But you still have kept it off after all those years, that's awesome to see! And looks like you biked off the 'stache too?!
... and a pound of hair too!

But seriously, consider this stat:

You’ll likely lose weight in the short term, but your chance of keeping if off for five years or more is about the same as your chance of surviving metastatic lung cancer: 5 percent.
From: http://www.slate.com/articles/health...healthier.html

Twenty Two Years? A constant struggle.

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