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Old 09-30-20, 04:41 PM
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Long time Clyde

Some years ago I was 300+ and I probably got down to 190. After moving back to the US about 6 years ago I started stacking on 5-10 lbs every year until I hit 240 or a little more.

Today I stepped on the scale at 201 so I'm still a Clyde but hopefully just for a couple more days. I have been riding my bike like crazy for the last 4 or 5 months. Been riding 25 miles about 5x's a week and running 3 miles on the off days. Got myself on about a 2000 to 2500 calorie diet as well that surprisingly I have stuck to with no real cheating. I eat what I want but count calories and have to budget.

Just got my log in back after a number of years and just thought I'd check in and say hello.

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Welcome back and glad to hear that you are almost gone.
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Since your goal is to leave Clydedom, congratulations. (I've been talking with someone who is losing weight due to chronic illness.)
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I'm hoping to join you soon.

If you look back through BikeForums posts you can see I've been a Clyde on and off for years.

With the onset of the pandemic and the word that obesity is a complicating factor, I decided in July to do something about it. I was 248 pounds on July 25 when I started. Saturday I weighed in at 209. Sub-200 is in sight.
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I’m the same way up and down all my life. I lost 40 lb this year and only need three more lb to dip under 200. I need 20 more to reach my target weight of 180.
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I know that I’ll never be under 200# unless I’m near death!

6’4” Clyde here and I see a realistic healthy weight goal of 220# for me.
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