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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.

I'm here to tell you it works if you work at it.

Old 07-31-14, 10:33 AM
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Post up YOUR July success and improvements :-)

Thanks to Myfitnesspal, Trek, and the open road :-).

Bicycling total for July 521.57 miles
Bicycling hours for July 38 hours 14 minutes
Total weight Loss for July -15.8 lbs

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Old 07-31-14, 10:38 AM
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Great job Bill!!!
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I wish I could change the thread title :-).

Hope all the Bike Forums Clydes and Athena's post up their July success's :-).

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Awesomesauce Bill!
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Mostly non scale type victories for me -- faster averages, clothes fitting better, feeling stronger on the bike.

But, I stepped on the scale today and the needle moved down one tick, which pleased me greatly.
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Great job! I hope to do the same in the near future.
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Great job!
July has been full of fails as far as I am concerned lol
Didn't/couldn't ride much, low energy, exhausted....I didn't lose weight, but at least, I did not gain any either. Hopefully august will be better, I'm upping my caloric intake and I'll get some time off of work
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Originally Posted by Willbird View Post
Thanks to Myfitnesspal, Trek, and the open road :-).

Bicycling total for July 521.57 miles
Bicycling hours for July 38 hours 14 minutes
Total weight Loss for July -15.8 lbs

Bill
Wowza...I am at 194 miles and 19 hrs.

Congrats on all the riding and the weight loss. Deff inspired. I just love hearing these things.
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Yeah, way to go!

July 474 mi
Weight 194 down 1 lb but I do have a shiny new saddle sore

I'm going to cut way back for 2 weeks and see If I can get some energy back and heal up. I've already rode more this year than in any other full calendar year.
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Good job!

I broke 500 miles in a month several years ago. That same month I experienced noticeable weight loss. Unfortunately it also seemed that all I did that month was ride my bike, so I've yet to repeat the feat.

Got 357 miles in this month, though.
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I am down about 5 lbs and around 300 miles this month. I need a better tracking device other than my phone, but it works for now. Just need to get my butt in gear on my eating plan, total lack of follow through this summer.
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Originally Posted by Willbird View Post
Thanks to Myfitnesspal, Trek, and the open road :-).

Bicycling total for July 521.57 miles
Bicycling hours for July 38 hours 14 minutes
Total weight Loss for July -15.8 lbs

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Add in getting your nutrition right and I would certainly agree.
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Add in getting your nutrition right and I would certainly agree.
myfitnesspal helps me with nutritition :-)
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myfitnesspal helps me with nutritition :-)
Ah... very good. I wasn't nit-picking, or at least I wasn't meaning to. Many people try to out-exercise their poor nutrition. I used to do that all the time and of course I STILL do it here and there.
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1st full month of cycling...385 miles, 12 lbs lost. Learning we're definitely a target out there!

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Ah... very good. I wasn't nit-picking, or at least I wasn't meaning to. Many people try to out-exercise their poor nutrition. I used to do that all the time and of course I STILL do it here and there.
Well I could have been more clear maybe :-). I started the month at 2350 cals and along the way it bumped me down to 2220 cals :-).

I am anviljenkins on MFP. I'm more a total calorie guy than an insane macro balancer.... My body is running on about 10,000 calories a week of my own fat anyway :-). It would like me to eat more carbs.
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Well I could have been more clear maybe :-). I started the month at 2350 cals and along the way it bumped me down to 2220 cals :-).

I am anviljenkins on MFP. I'm more a total calorie guy than an insane macro balancer.... My body is running on about 10,000 calories a week of my own fat anyway :-). It would like me to eat more carbs.
No you were good. Just what I had in my head. Can't disclaim every little thing just to make a post.
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Congrats on a good Month.
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Congrats.

july was 533 miles for me and I wasn't able to ride at all this week.

213lbs, down about 3lbs this month. Performance way up though!
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I wish I could change the thread title :-). Bill
Nope, no need. Ummm....works for me. heh.

Congratulations on the discipline! I hadn't realized how difficult it is to just keep riding, let alone managing intake.
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Great Bill!
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Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
Mostly non scale type victories for me -- faster averages, clothes fitting better, feeling stronger on the bike.

But, I stepped on the scale today and the needle moved down one tick, which pleased me greatly.
I'm there too! No movement on the scale, but clothes fitting looser and I'm much stronger too!
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Congrats

I haven't hit over 200 miles yet in a month. August i should be able to get there but finding the time is pretty tough some days.
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Seven days of the Bon Ton Roulet.
Enjoyment coming from a bike being an integral part of my daily living experience.
Don't measure hours as they are meaningless to me.
Don't weigh myself.
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Awesomesauce Bill!
Not that this has anything to do with this thread, but I was riding in the Finger Lakes last week and saw a Black Walnut Rd. leading to Seneca Lake near Dundee, NY. Instantly thought of you.
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