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    woooooo!

    this is my before pic.

    I kept the hairstyle, not much else.
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    No photos, but here are the vitals

    Start:

    5'10''
    275 lbs
    20.3% body fat
    lean mass of 223 pounds (how much I would weigh with 0% body fat)

    goal:

    same height
    260 lbs
    10% body fat

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    A lot of inspiration here. Props to the dedication and perseverence exhibited by all the posters here.

    I'm 6'1" and my weight has yo-yoed significantly in the last 10 years (between 135 and 250 pounds). Thanks to a long and often irregular work schedule, it's hard to maintain a healthy eating and exercise regimen. I've done extreme diets and exercise programs, which have gotten me to where I want to be, but because they were not long-term sustainable, I ended up as bad or worse than I was before.

    As of 3 months ago, I was at 240 pounds. I entered my first XC race and finished 21 out of 25. Thinking about the fact that I was carrying around 55 pounds of excess dead weight motivated me to get into decent shape before the fall racing season. I'm currently down to 220 with a goal of 185.

    All I've done in terms of diet is: (1) cut out sodas, (2) skip fried foods, (3) eat a quick breakfast to get my metabolism going in the morning; and (4) watch my portions a bit more. For exercise, I lift weights 2-3 times per week to keep my muscle mass, run 3 miles of interval training once per week; and ride 2-3 times per week (80-100 miles per week).

    The good thing is that my current lifestyle is very sustainable. I'm losing the weight slowly and steadily this time. Also, the diet is not extreme and I don't ever feel like I'm depriving myself. My girlfriend often rides and runs with me, so it's much easier to balance exercise with quality time with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLud
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    That must have been while you were in the concentration camp, huh? I was like 150 in high school and I wasn't much more then skin and bones. I think your goal of 185 is a good one. That's what mine is as well. With the amount of working out, running, and riding you are doing you'll hit that goal in no time. I'm sure once you get there you'll be able to enjoy those foods you cut out as long as you continue to train that much. My diet is a little more strict but now that I've lost 40 lbs. already I'm not as strict on myself. I know I'm burning some serious calories and can now get away with eating a little more fat in my diet or a few more calories this day or that. I'm not saying I'm back to my old habits because that definitely won't help any, but I am willing to take the rest of my weight loss at a little slower pace then when I first started. I needed to get into a groove/new routine. Now that I am more health concious I'm not in so much of a race to loose weight as I was at first. As long as the week ends and I'm 2 lbs lighter then I'm doing good end of a month and it's another 8 lbs. 3 more months and I'll be at my goal weight!

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    Fastest (and skinniest) kid in my high school when I graduated. Decided I wanted to bulk up when I went to college and got hardcore into weightlifting. All was well and good until my metabolism went south, I went to law school, and then got trapped behind a desk at a big firm. I've gotten into a rhythm now balancing work and life and getting back to a healthy weight is part of it.

    I hear what you're saying about finding a routine and getting into a groove with the diet and exercise thing and then easing up a bit. Sounds like we started at about the same place and are on a similar pace to get down to 185. For now, the weight is coming off pretty steadily at about 2 pounds per week, but I'm concerned that the last 10 pounds are gonna be tough, especially since I'm trying to keep my strength/muscle mass at the same time. I finally reached my long time goals of 300 on the bench and 400 on the free squat, and I don't want to lose that.
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    I need to start working out. I primarily focused all my energy/time to cardio to burn fat. I wasn't as concerned about the muscle mass because I know I can get that back if I'm even loosing any. I was so out of shape before I started I am willing to bet that I've added muscle weight just from riding.

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    Update

    Quote Originally Posted by bemory1
    Before 230, current 180, goal 170 (depending on % body fat, I'm 6'1").
    It has taken me about 8 months of riding/ running/ swimming/ lifting and counting everything I eat (no fried food, soda, candy). I workout 6 days a week now. Most of my riding lately has been road though during the summer I did about even. A heart rate monitor has helped me a lot along with reading everything I could find about proper training. I use a free website to track what I weight, eat, do.
    Update: I am now between 166-170 at between 8.9-9.4% body fat. My food break down is 20% fat, 20% protein, and 60% carbohydrate. I have tried other ratios but this seems to be the best. I am to the point where don't think I can lose any more weight just improve my power and percent body fat. I even feel much better mentally. Attached is the most recent photo I have from about a week ago. Keep up the good work and never give up.
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    Before at 275



    After at 170


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    OMG-You look like two completely different people! Congrats!
    I've just slipped under 200lbs and am stuck at 196 or so. I can't break it!

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    Thanks, it is finally sinking in a little bit on what I have accomplished. The best part about the whole thing is the speed and climbing abilty that I have gained. I was a fair rider at 275 (as good as you can be at 275 anyway). When i lost a hundread pounds I had all that muscle still. I'm racing sport class and endurnace events and placing in the top 15.

    When I was on my way down in weight I hit several pleatus where no matter what I did I was stuck at a certain weight for a month. The first one I hit was really hard to get through. I almost gave up. But eventually the weight started coming off again. I think I hit three or four of those. None of them were easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev0153
    Before at 275



    After at 170

    How come I can't see these frickin' pictures?

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    OK finally got some pics of me up.
    I am linking them to save load time of this page.
    they range in file size from 130-190k so be warned

    These 2 are of me in Chicago end of March 2006
    this was before i had made a complete decision on weight loss or even thought about a bike yet. I had started the replacement of pop with water though.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...wer3242006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ago3252006.jpg

    this is from early June. We had went to Devils Lake, ND for Devils Run car show. Devils Lake is behind me. This was taken at Sullys Hill. I had picked up my bike but it sat in my car all weekend as i rode with someone else. as this is 3hrs from home.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup622006.jpg

    June 19 i made the frist trip to the dr and onto the scale. i tipped it at 374.6.
    August 2 i stepped on the scale again and i was now 352. down 22.6lbs.

    these are from August 6 i decided it was time for some new pics of me. i got lucky with the march and june pics as i was not thinking about before pics. i also wore the same shirt to better show any loss that was happening. I had to setup the tripod to get these and i was having issue with this as i had to use the timer and step into the shot. but i got some shots.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...body862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...kPro862006.jpg

    these are from August 13 after stepping on the scale august 11th i had to get some new pics. even though it had only been a week since the last ones. i was now at 343.6 so down 31lbs since june 19. i did not wear the same shirt though. i was asked to get some pics of me in my new blue shirt.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ody8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...tup8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ers8132006.jpg

    so there ya go.
    i did not step on the scale this week. i was not looking to lose this week. i was just happy staying idle. so i was not ancy to see what i may have lost. will look again next week.

    thanx for listening to my babble.

    Monty

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    Quote Originally Posted by musthavemuzk
    OK finally got some pics of me up.
    I am linking them to save load time of this page.
    they range in file size from 130-190k so be warned

    These 2 are of me in Chicago end of March 2006
    this was before i had made a complete decision on weight loss or even thought about a bike yet. I had started the replacement of pop with water though.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...wer3242006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ago3252006.jpg

    this is from early June. We had went to Devils Lake, ND for Devils Run car show. Devils Lake is behind me. This was taken at Sullys Hill. I had picked up my bike but it sat in my car all weekend as i rode with someone else. as this is 3hrs from home.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup622006.jpg

    June 19 i made the frist trip to the dr and onto the scale. i tipped it at 374.6.
    August 2 i stepped on the scale again and i was now 352. down 22.6lbs.

    these are from August 6 i decided it was time for some new pics of me. i got lucky with the march and june pics as i was not thinking about before pics. i also wore the same shirt to better show any loss that was happening. I had to setup the tripod to get these and i was having issue with this as i had to use the timer and step into the shot. but i got some shots.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...body862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...stup862006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...kPro862006.jpg

    these are from August 13 after stepping on the scale august 11th i had to get some new pics. even though it had only been a week since the last ones. i was now at 343.6 so down 31lbs since june 19. i did not wear the same shirt though. i was asked to get some pics of me in my new blue shirt.
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ody8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...tup8132006.jpg
    http://mncable.net/~muzkman/Montypic...ers8132006.jpg

    so there ya go.
    i did not step on the scale this week. i was not looking to lose this week. i was just happy staying idle. so i was not ancy to see what i may have lost. will look again next week.

    thanx for listening to my babble.

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    thanx
    today i am taking in a car show on the way to someplace to ride. a couple options are on the table. will see what i end up doing when i get there.
    i love them kind of days.

    Monty

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    Before and Most recent after!

    Started: 581 pounds
    Cumulative loss: 352 pounds.
    Current Weight: 229
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    Nice job, 'Crow! We're around the same weight now (I've been bouncing back and forth between 226 and 229 lately).

    Due to some injuries and a more relaxed training schedule, I've plateaud for the past couple of months after my quick weight loss earlier this year. Now that I'm healthy and the semester is starting up again I'm looking forward to getting back on a more strict schedule.

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    before: 250 butt neked (nrs)
    after 230 still neked (trance)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrsrex
    before: 250 butt neked (nrs)
    after 230 still neked (trance)
    My God! You turned into the invisible Mountainbiker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    My God! You turned into the invisible Mountainbiker!
    pretty good observation. i guess that's why i've lost the 20 lbs. hahaha

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    By the way, nice bike!
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    If any of you haven't read "Heft on wheels" by Mike Magnuson I suggest you do so,
    it's an entertaining read about how he went from a pack-a-day smoker 255 pound
    clyde to non-smoking fit cyclist racer type - it's very entertaining and motivated
    me when sometimes I did not want to motivate myself.

    Down to 180 9/26/06 from 236.2 in 1/3/04. Slowly coming off finally from the
    weight I added when I took this job. Took me literally a year to figure out how
    to manage the stress and sat there right 26 weeks gaining and relosing the
    same four pounds over and over again.

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    ok, im extremely confussed. before summer started i weighed in at 253lbs. i biked every other day with an average of 13 miles per outting. i am in the best shape of my life, no doubt. i went down from a 42 waist to a 36-38 and from xxl to xl. only problem is i weighed myself last night and i GAINED almost 20 pounds. i have a healthy diet so whats up?! i currently weigh 270.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dementedfatty
    ok, im extremely confussed. before summer started i weighed in at 253lbs. i biked every other day with an average of 13 miles per outting. i am in the best shape of my life, no doubt. i went down from a 42 waist to a 36-38 and from xxl to xl. only problem is i weighed myself last night and i GAINED almost 20 pounds. i have a healthy diet so whats up?! i currently weigh 270.
    Load bearing exercise builds both muscle and bone mass. Muscle = 7X the density of fatty tissue and bone = 15X the density. It's not unusual to actually gain weight while making net gains in fitness as well. I would imagine you've been eating a fairly high protein diet as well. I wouldn't sweat it, as far as your weight goes. If you've gone down to a 36-38" waist, you've done well, my lad! Some people are genetically predisposed to be big, and there are advantages to that as well.....you're probably strong as a horse!
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    Sir Stormcrowe, after reading through this thread and witnessing your progress, you have just inspired me to take on the challenge and loose darn weight. I have been a weekend rider for the past two years and maybe this is the time to really get serious.

    The fight starts tomorrow. I haven't measured my weight yet but im 5'8" and im sumwhere near 200lbs i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkSinatra
    Sir Stormcrowe, after reading through this thread and witnessing your progress, you have just inspired me to take on the challenge and loose darn weight. I have been a weekend rider for the past two years and maybe this is the time to really get serious.

    The fight starts tomorrow. I haven't measured my weight yet but im 5'8" and im sumwhere near 200lbs i think.
    Gawrsh,,,,I'm blushing!
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    yeah, stormcrowe, you are THE MAN!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Me...

    Before:

    This was taken 1/2/2004 - a terrible picture I admit.

    This is a picture from this past week, down 56.7 lbs.

    After:


    And:


    But here's where I'm trying to get back to (and beyond):


    I'm very close (<4 lbs away), and then I'll try to lose another 20-25 lbs.

    Strangely, my clothes are fitting much looser than before
    (the 60 lbs down picture everything was snugger) so I'm
    actually looking thinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliensporebomb
    Before:

    This was taken 1/2/2004 - a terrible picture I admit.

    This is a picture from this past week, down 56.7 lbs.

    After:


    And:


    But here's where I'm trying to get back to (and beyond):


    I'm very close (<4 lbs away), and then I'll try to lose another 20-25 lbs.

    Strangely, my clothes are fitting much looser than before
    (the 60 lbs down picture everything was snugger) so I'm
    actually looking thinner.
    Great job, ASB!
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    Still proud to be a Clydesdale

    A photograph would scare the little ones.

    I am a CPA and on April 17th, I was 242, heaviest ever. As of yesterday, September 10th, I was at 202. I am 5'10" No changes other than riding 3-4x week. Thanks to my partners for dragging my sorry a** out there.

    In April, I thought I needed a new fork, but now it works very well. Now all I need are new pants.

    I seem to have plateaued (do you call it "valley-ed" when you lose weight), but don't care. I really enjoy riding, and with winter calling and my CPA business looking busy during the snow season, I am worried about heading back up and making my fork bottom out again!

    Maybe some studded tires...

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    hey man

    try singlespeeding that should keep you busy during the winter months.

    get an old rigid beater and have some fun.
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    Latest pics in my work in progress!
    Before:


    After:
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    WOW! What a transformation. Good job on the all the weight loss.

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    Stormcrowe,

    I just wanted to say thanks. This is my first post here, and hopefully I will become an active member of this community.

    Hello, My Name is RamPuppy, and I am a 'Clyde'.

    I am 6'5", appoximately 380 lbs, (and generally all around huge (I wear a size 15 shoe). I have tried losing weight unsuccessfully for almost 5 years. I have never been able to keep it off for one main reason... I get bored doing cardio. I love lifting though, and have packed on quite a bit of muscle (so my weight has actually gone up though my body fat percentage has maintained.)

    Anyhow, earlier this year I started showing signes of pre-diabetes and chronic fatigue (at the ripe age of 31) and, I also decided I want to get SCUBA certified... and I don't think I am healthy enough for that now... so...

    I bought my first bike since childhood on Saturday and did a 3 mile ride saturday night. Sunday I repeated the same trail twice once in the morning, once in the evening. (I am now experiencing pain on what I guess you guys call 'sit bones'. ) oh well, I'll work through that. Anyhow, Money's tight so I bought a Trek 4300 2006.

    I'll post pics of me later, and hopefully by the time I get SCUBA certified in 239 days, I'll have some after photos up.

    Stormcrow, you are a true inspiration... you make me want to leave work and ride right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamPuppy
    Stormcrowe,

    I just wanted to say thanks. This is my first post here, and hopefully I will become an active member of this community.

    Hello, My Name is RamPuppy, and I am a 'Clyde'.

    I am 6'5", appoximately 380 lbs, (and generally all around huge (I wear a size 15 shoe). I have tried losing weight unsuccessfully for almost 5 years. I have never been able to keep it off for one main reason... I get bored doing cardio. I love lifting though, and have packed on quite a bit of muscle (so my weight has actually gone up though my body fat percentage has maintained.)

    Anyhow, earlier this year I started showing signes of pre-diabetes and chronic fatigue (at the ripe age of 31) and, I also decided I want to get SCUBA certified... and I don't think I am healthy enough for that now... so...

    I bought my first bike since childhood on Saturday and did a 3 mile ride saturday night. Sunday I repeated the same trail twice once in the morning, once in the evening. (I am now experiencing pain on what I guess you guys call 'sit bones'. ) oh well, I'll work through that. Anyhow, Money's tight so I bought a Trek 4300 2006.

    I'll post pics of me later, and hopefully by the time I get SCUBA certified in 239 days, I'll have some after photos up.

    Stormcrow, you are a true inspiration... you make me want to leave work and ride right now!
    For now, look into a sprung wider comfort saddle, that was what saved me early on, when it was just too painful to use a racing saddle. Another thing that'll help with the posterior pain is some cycling shorts (Padded!). http://www.aerotechdesigns.com is a great source for Clydee and Uberclyde worthy cycling clothes. Thanks, I appreciate the good words! Keep at it yourself!
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    All you guys have made me feel like I can do somthing similar this winter. Thanks for the mental encouragement!
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    before and durring

    This is a before and durring shots. I dont have an after because I am not where I want to be.
    I am at 240 but want to be below 200.
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    You guys are awesome! really nice to see... BTW Stormcrowe that recipe you put up above... Damn that sounds really good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar1981
    You guys are awesome! really nice to see... BTW Stormcrowe that recipe you put up above... Damn that sounds really good!
    Thanks, it is! By the way, since I exceeded the bandwidth of my image host and they booted me, here is a replacement for the before and my most recent after. I'm now down to 219 pounds from a high of 581!
    Before and also last summer from a 167 mile sub 12 endurance ride:

    current:


    Nothing is impossible!
    [SIZE=4]Feel free to visit my blog: http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogspot.com
    [COLOR=Red][FONT=Trebuchet MS] I'm also doing Tour de Cure in July, my page:
    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=...373&px=3127592

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    Stormcrowe, as always... bravo man!

    I have gotten back on the bike and started my trip to healthy again recently. I am working to a sustainable weight of 195lbs (currently 235lbs). I even rode my bike to work today! By spring I plan on 100miles/week.. but right now I have to work back up to that!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man."

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    Me (on the left) in 2001. I actually got bigger than that until 2005. In March of 2005, I started hitting the gym. I dropped to eating 1 meal a day, sometimes skipping even that. I spent 3 hours a day, 5-6 days a week doing free weights. I started cycling in Feb. 2006. Not sure how much I've lost since I never weighed at my largest, but I was down to around 252. I hurt my neck in November and went back to free weights to keep burning energy. I'm back up to 270, but my 38" pants are a bit more loose than before my accident so I'm guessing the gain is the muscle I've put back on. I went from hardly being able to walk up a flight of stairs without being able to keep my breath to placing in the top 5, in my class, in two mtb races this year. It feels good.



    Me now:

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    congrats man! You really put alot of work into it and it shows. The only thing wrong is that you only eat one meal a day. You're starving yourself and probably loosing some valuable muscle in the process. I'd say you gained some weight back because your body wasn't use to food and took any "extra" food and put it in storage.

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    I've actually been eating fairly normally the last few weeks. I did switch and add about 80 grams of whey protein a day so I'm guessing that's where the gain came from. The weight I have gained though appears to be mostly muscle. I have a weird metabolism and I sometimes just don't get hungry at all. When that happens, I might not eat for 2 days. Once I get hungry, I eat, but it's not like I'm fighting it off and am gorging myself. I'll eat a normal meal when I "come out of it".

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    Way to go Voodoosix... that is a killer transformation!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man."

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    I'm almost embarrassed to post this first pic. This first one was taken in Aug of '04, right before I started getting in shape. I weighed in the neighborhood of 310 @ 6'5".



    Thank God those days are over!

    This photo was taken at the NORBA Nat'l at Sugar Mtn, NC last summer.



    In that pic I was about 190, and today I'm sitting at around 180. I'm shooting for 175 for race season.
    That which does not kill me, postpones the inevitable.

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    Wow! What a transformation....Nice job!

    Care to share some of your secrets to success? Do you attribute your weight loss to strictly riding and diet or did you do other types of exercise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joltz
    Wow! What a transformation....Nice job!

    Care to share some of your secrets to success? Do you attribute your weight loss to strictly riding and diet or did you do other types of exercise?
    Thanks!

    For diet, I just counted calories and made a point of drinking a gallon of water a day. For exercise I did some resistance training in addition to riding (I didn't do a lot of riding at first, as I was so out of shape that it kicked my butt). I have a Bowflex, and I used it 3 times per week, and would try to get out on the bike 2-3 times a week. As I got more fit, I upped the riding to 4-5 times per week.
    That which does not kill me, postpones the inevitable.

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    Unbelieveable, I have been lucky max 195 and now, back to 180.

    I am just realizing how much of a disease obsecity is.

    you guys are great!

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    250+ ---> 210/205 so far

    hi. Im from South Uk...was inspired by many of your storys of sucess, here's mine so far:
    i was fit as a younger teenager. At around 17/18 i stopped my riding/surfing and still ate alot etc. obviously this meant i put on alot of weight.. went from around 190 to 250 in a coupel of years. Hitting 19 i wanted to have my old fitness back and since starting uni i have lost around 40lb so far currently im around 210 ish.. and 6ft Im now 20 back into surfing/got a new hardtail to, so i'm look forward to this easter break and feelign so much better for it, will post some better pics in the future, only have portraits on this pc at uni halls. but here they are below.
    Anyways, Im lookign forward to a good full-on months riding over March/april and will bring my bike upto halls or get a second cheap thing to use after that time. I found it was just a case of cutting down portions and snacking and doing more exercise again. Excuse the hair - bit of an art/music person.

    Keep up the good work everyone and congrats,
    Best regards. Ben
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