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    Just brought home my brand new 2006 Yukon (. I'm 5'10" and 290 lbs.

    I used to lift a lot, but long forearms kept the impressive bench press numbers away. I could leg press well over 2000 lbs though.

    I don't know if I can achive it with my body type, but I'd like to get down to 190 lbs. Guess we'll see.

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    I know the feeling Fatty Dad, used to annoy the hell out of me when those little guys are benching and the weight moves like 6 inches from chest to lockout...
    I'm stuck over here moving everything two feet
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    No pics, but I am down to 207 from 248 in June... (6'3'')
    put on some muscle to boot!

    screw it, this one is censored, its fine eh? I'm on top, lol, I love this sport... no after pics that can compare.

    EDIT: Pic removed, I kinda feel bad for turning this thread into some sort of no-post zone...
    didn't like seeing my name, from a single post, on a sticky like this for an entire month.
    lol
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    Last season. Clydesdale (beginner) class. 220#



    This season. Sport 30-39 class. 200#



    Eliminated colas. Reduced portion sizes and snacks. Still not riding enough.

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    Did you stick to the plan with continued patience and persistence,
    or did you have to change the plan to break through the plateau?





    Quote Originally Posted by kev0153
    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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    What an inspiring thread.
    Keep it up everyone.

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    Losing

    I started riding I was 275. I am now 260 riding trails in Louisville and riding whenever I can I also am in the gym Racquetball and treadmill. I ride a Kona Cinder Cone. My goal is to get between 200 and 220 pounds. Unfortunately my left shoulder is really bothering me; I have had 2 reconstructive surgeries on it already. I am putting off calling Dr so I can ride the spring and through the Summer so winter will be my dormant period and that would be the best time for surgery, I plan on staying on treadmill and doing therapy during that period.


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    I'm a couple weeks shy of 30, 6'3" and large built. Started off the season at 285lbs after a few years off the bike for various reasons (I actually got down to 268 last year by riding before ankle problems forced me off the bike).

    3 weeks in, I'm at 276lbs, with an eventual goal of 240lbs

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    228 in early february, 14 weeks later or so i'm at 206... have been riding 10-30 miles mtb about every other day now since feb, started out on the trainer then as snow cleared started increasing frequency and distance outside...just rode a century saturday, felt great (except for the last 25 miles to be expected) climbs are geting easier from being lighter.
    oh yeah, stalled at 215 for about a month, then quit drinking beer and have dropped 9 lbs in a less than a month.
    One of these days I'm gonna pull myself together
    Soon as I finish tearin' myself apart

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    Damn you guys are great, I'm a big guy too (Just fat not tall) I'm 5'6" 250lbs and have lost I think 40-50lbs in the past 5 months, from better diet, weight lifting and lots of cardio walking and jogging and elliptical. I'm hopng to add Bike riding to that list of cardio but I'm having a hard time deciding on a bike.

    You guys are an inspiration! Doing a really great job!

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    well here is my story to start. (first post even)

    started in late november. 293 lbs, in rough shape. started hitting the gym, going strong till a few weeks ago i had a problem with my left leg, just some pain, but i layed off. now tommorow i am going to get back. but this afternoon i pulled the old bike out of the backyard, and went for a mile ride or so. i forgot how much i LOVE to ride. so here is my deal. My bike needs some work. Going to do it and get back on. the motivation for the gym is dwindling.. just need something that i enjoy to do as well as burn the cals. Get the bike going. i want to make 199. i'll post up some pics when i get them, looking forward to it. Many stories in this forum that are inspiration to me. cant wait

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    Hi,

    First I would like to introduce myself to the board. I'm Andy, I'm 27, and I live in Austin, TX. I ride a Haro V2 and spend most of my time either on the Walnut Creek trail or the Shoal Creek trail. Well when I left the Navy in '01, I was about 200. I'm 6'2" and after a few years of beer and barbecue, I found that I weighed 240. It wasn't till I saw a photo of me (below) that I knew I needed a change. I tried the gym but it was just too boring. Too fat to run A good friend of mine (also below) bought a Specialized Hardrock out of nowhere and encourage me to ride. After a few months of my bud telling me how great it was, I decided to buy a bike. In Sept 06 I tried a dept. store bike, but that lasted less than a week. I returned that POS and purchased a Haro V2 and all the basics. Started on the road just to get in shape, but once I switched to trails, I was hooked. Been riding for nine months about three times a week and I now weigh about 197. Now if I could just quit smoking




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    298 in July 2006, 251 today. Switched jobs, moved to the Bay Area, commute to work now (about 35 miles round trip). The photos are "before" and "current". Not ready to call it "after" yet.
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    Hello forum. My name is Mark, I live in Dallas (Mesquite), TX, USA and have just recently started biking again. I am a clyde and weigh 248 at 5'11", my goal is to reach 152 which is where I was about 13 years ago. Marriage, quitting smoking and an uber stressful lifestyle contributed to my weight gain. I'm grateful to find a forum for guys my size that are trying to do something about it. I've got a long way to go, but seeing some of the results from this forum is a real inspiration.

    The photo is of me "Before". I am determined to have one that I like to put with it as my "After".
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    hey there. i'm 6'5" and started out at 264 and after a month of consistently ride 10 to 20 miles a day and eating healthy i am down to 242. i hope to be able to share my goal weight of 205 in the future. no pictures to share now but i will post some soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanL
    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.
    I saw your first pic and thought, heh, "he's like me" and then I scrolled down and saw your after pic.

    Wow.

    All I can say is that you Sir are an inspiration to me.

    Amazing.

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    Since I'm off the bike for a while, my progress is halted, however I got pretty far.

    This picture is from a race in June of 2006:



    And this from the same racing series in April of 2007:



    I came down from 250 to 225. I lost a ton of fat and at least a waist size. All of my old shirts are way too big for me
    :wq

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    Good job! It also looks like you gained a nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joltz
    Good job! It also looks like you gained a nice bike.
    Yeah I love my Epic . She's all beat up right now but I'm gonna get some new goodies when I get back on the bike next year
    :wq

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    Hi group-
    I started Weight Watchers last November. The scale groaned at 349.8 lbs! I am 40 y/o, 6'5" and hated life then (or just being fat)!
    I am down to 260 on my way to 245!
    I feel great! When I started WW, I also started riding again. The trail that we used to ride in 45 minutes, I recently rode in 20! I am also kicking my younger Bro's butt- sibling rivalry!
    I love riding and want to congratulate you all for your successes.
    Keep the rubber side down!

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    hey I am 5ft 10in i was 245ish in may I am now 198 and still going down. I did it by cutting out fast food and soda, and either running or riding at least 6 days a week and I feel 1000x better

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    Wow, great thread. I'd like to lose about 20-30 lbs. I'm 5'10 and I'm between 200-210 as I've been for years though I haven't weighed myself in a long time. I'm 38 now and my job has moved to a desk and a keyboard. I need to really reevaluate my lifestyle. Not a big fast food eater but I do eat too much. I'd love to race a bit next season.I guess I need to figure out a plan of action and stick with it....

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    Very inspirational thread. I hadn't read this before. Thanks to all for sharing.
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    What an amazing thread, I find it sooo inspiring that people are making massive efforts to get to their goals with spectacular results. I take my hat off to you all.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    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!
    Dude, you are God! You're my hero. Really, you're my hero!

    I started eating healthy and working out around May, when I weighed roughly 340 lbs. I'm 6'3" and I'm down to 265 lbs. I've been slacking lately but my goal is to get below 220 lbs by spring so I can go sky diving!
    I'm too cool to have a signature. Wait a minute... DOH!!

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    Just saw this thread so I'll post it in here also.... And add that I quit drinking pop about 7 months ago.
    Here's mine... I was at 318 lbs and just hated the way I looked and never wanted to be in pictures etc.... I'm 6' 7" and had a 44" waist. Pick before I started....


    Now I'm at a 36" waist and 230 pounds. I eat good food, and don't starve myself. I run almost every evening. About 3 miles.It took me about 6 months to get here and I'm proud of the turn out. And here's the payoff. Picture was taken 2 days ago at dinner.

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    Good job!!!

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    Is that "The Hill" BMX track in Elgin, IL?

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    Hello everyone, You all have made some amazing changes in your lifestyles etc.
    I guess this is my story:
    I began mountain biking simply for fun many years ago at about 14 or 15, cant remember exactly when, but it was when my sister came home from san-fran for christmas and brought me her old mountain bike which she'd used to do bike messenger work, as well as race on. an old beat up giant with a rigid fork and crummy non-indexed shifters... this was right around 95 or 96 i guess. she then took me out to some local trails and showed me the ropes. i was hooked. at this point, being around 15 years old i weighed in the 240 range. by the end of high school (1999) i was right around 200, i took up racing (XC) and riding with a local team. once i got a car and a job, it took to the back burner. and i only ever rode very rarely. i stayed in the 200~ till about 01, when i met my current fiance' over the course of the next 5 years we both gained weight, and quite a bit. i was back to my old 240. I ended up taking a very physical job as i progressed in my career as a welder/fabricator and over the past 2 years of working physically for 40+ hours a week i have dropped back to my 200~lbs range. I bought a crummy target schwinn for the frame, since my old bike (a bridgestone MB-3) took a spill off the back of a car and bent the fork. I have upgraded the frame and i am riding as often as i can now, but, its winter and tough to find a warm day. My fiance' never learned to ride a bike as a kid and up untill about a week ago still didnt know how. i bought her a bike for her birthday and taught her to ride. we are planning to get married in fall of 09, and plan to get in the best shape of our lives before then. Cycling was the best way to lose weight and not even think thats what i was doing for me when i was much younger, and i believe that it will do the same once again. all of you on this thread have shown me that! at any rate, thanks for the inspiration.... also, if i wanted to get back into doing a few races, the clydsdale class is for those of us over 200lbs, right??
    thanks guys!

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    Me @ 255




    Diet, biking, running, lifting


    Me @185




    You gotta want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeeduv
    Me @ 255




    Diet, biking, running, lifting


    Me @185




    You gotta want it.
    Good job

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    What kind of diet, and exercise program were/are you doing? Awesome job!
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    This summer I started riding 3-4 times a week (off-road), and I gave up Cokes. I was able to shed 35 lbs. My goal is 190 lbs. I am 6'. I need to start taking the diet seriously to be able to reach my goal weight.

    This thread is a good inspiration. Some of the results I see here are nothing short of miraculous.

    Keep the success stories coming!
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    Alright... I just bumped into this forum while checking out the Whole MTBR thing... Here's my story... I started in 2000 weighing in at 328 lbs... I had issues even walking up a set of stairs... Heart issues run in my family and at that time my brother at age 35 was having issues that damn near killed him... I was and am 10 years younger than him... I'm 33 now... This sparked a new lifestyle for me... I was in love with life and not ready to cash out yet... I had for many years been an avid skateboarder and bmxer and during College I thought it was time to grow up and move one... WORST F'N THING I EVER DID TO MYSELF... With that going on I took up my new hobby Beer, and Cigs... Not a drinking problem except on the weekends I loved to party... Speeding up the story - I am now over 80 lbs lighter... I haven't drank or smoked anything for over 4 years... I race mountain bikes for fun, this year taking on the MASS Endurance Series in Pa and overall just enjoyin life... Here's the next big kicker... I changed my passion for life to fitness and now work full time as a Certified Personal Trainer helping others reach their goals as others have helped me reach mine... I love it... Couldn't be happier... Diet is key... Support, especially wives or closest family, is key and having the balls to say when the goin get's tough you get tougher... Best of luck for all of you as we struggle with the same bull ea. day... I'm offering both this forum and my email bstraus@ptd.net for anyone to ask questions or look for tips if needed... I still fight the same fight daily as ea. and every one of you and offer any help I can... Keep on keepin on... I'm also in to Tattoos and have a sleeve on my left arm... My hands say "Rise Above", wrist says "Carpe Diem" and every day I look at that and it keeps me going... Best of Luck... Straus

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    The best thread ever! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Your all an inspriation, i hope to someday get down to these sizes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    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!
    Wow, that's really inspirational. Truly amazing work. And that's coming from a guy who has fit into size 32 pants his entire life.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Anything can happen within six months.....

    Not only is mountain biking fun but it was my escape. It literally changed my life and confidence! I decided to stop eating fast food, sodas, bad carbs, and dining out on a regular basis. I ate a healthy dose of oatmeal everyday (anything 100% wheat, chicken, fish), rode 3x/week and made it a point to eat breakfast for 4 months straight. Also I made it a point to at least splurge on a good meal once every two weeks.

    Before @ 249lbs (You can see my big ol gut and man boobs!) 4/2007 IMG_0293_new.jpg
    After @ 197lbs 7/2007
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    Great Job All!

    Well, just registered the other day here after reading many reviews of equipment. Started out buying a rigid RM Fusion, back in '95 second hand. Didn't go too seriously, just had fun. Fast forward to around 2007, I'm about 60lbs heavier (250ish 40" pants, 6' 0") and started riding with my kids. I also started riding everyday to work and back as well, feeling great, looking better prolly lost 10 or 15 (using old Fusion I bought), blew some drive train components, replaced and good to go again, finished off the year early as cold weather hit early in northern BC. This year looking forward to getting on the old girl again (gained back what I lost last year and then some throughout the winter). Well snow is just about gone now (about another foot to go) and I'll be riding again and looking to replace the old Fusion this year.

    I just wanted to post here to intro myself, tell everyone here "GREAT JOB!" and you're all giving me great inspiration to give'r nails this year! I'm still learning the lingo but I'm reading lots everyday online. Sorry, no pics yet.

    Can't wait to get a new hardtail (maybe even a 29er).

    THANKS EVERYONE!

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    Great work man! That's a lot of weight to lose in 3 months. What nutrition plan did you use to get there?

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    Thanks dude. I cut back on lots of bad carbs. All I really did was cut on fast food and SODA which turned out to be a big big deal, just ask anyone who did that. I lost 10lbs alone quitting soda. I only went to eat out once every week whatever I wanted. Everyday I ate breakfast (oatmeal) and a solid cooked dinner of chicken, potatoes, fish, fruit before 8pm. I can't stress how important it was to eat before 8pm! Of course Im adding some serious strenous mtb 3 day/week. I would go out on 6-8 mile loops on advanced hills as fast as I could.

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    <a href="http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w180/jgwin94/?action=view&current=fatboy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w180/jgwin94/fatboy.jpg" border="0" alt="Before"></a>

    This is before. 286 lbs and 26% bodyfat


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    This is now 218 lbs and 6% bodyfat. Out doing some trail work on the Ouachita National Recreation Trail
    Life is like a bicycle to stay upright you have to keep moving.

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    really an inspiring thread! congrats to all!

    no pics, but a quick rundown...

    i was a tall skinny kid in high school, and super into mountain biking. in college i fell away from riding, my metabolism crashed, 10pm hot wing orders were the norm, and i packed on some pounds...6' 3" and topped out at about 230lbs. not too bad, but seeing the big german guts that ran in the men in m family, i decided when i turned 30 that i needed to get into shape, and kept on putting it off. 3 months before my 31th birthday i joined the gym, started going 3x a week, cutting calories to 2000 a day (my lunches were all subway 6" turkey subs, baked lays, and diet coke...lol!), stopped drinking non-diet soda, and gave myself one free day a week (that's probably how i was able to stick to it) i dropped down to 203lbs in about 6 months. but then i broke my elbow, which cut into my ability to work out, and then i started working 2 jobs...where the siren song of the starbucks mocha breve led me terribly astray for the academic year. but now i'm back at the gym...not doing my insane 6am 2 hour workout, but skipping lunch 3 days a week, and opting for a hardcore 60min workout, followed by a delicious lunch of chocolate myoplex protein shake, cajun hummus, and veggies. i was 226lbs when i got started back up 3 or 4 weeks ago, at 220 now. most importantly, i've been biking to work several times a week, have upgraded my trek 6000 hardtail to a gary fisher sugar 1 , and have been hitting the singletrack once a week. my goal is 195 (190 would be good too), and to do a race this fall. fortunately my wife is a runner, and is a huge help...

    truly, many thanks to everyone who's shared their story here. its really helping my wavering.

    ps-mocha breves have been limited to no more than 2 a week...its a slow process when a chocolate-y drink is like crack....lol!!!

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    WOW you guys!! Awesome..I am going for it! Pix real soon of the before!!! Just got a new MTB after almost 10 years f inactivity..
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    http://www.mountainbikingnewzealand....ne-year-later/

    Great thread guys. Keep it up. Inspirational for sure! Enough to get me out tonight in the wet and snow !

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    i'm 37 years old, six foot six 200lbs.

    8 months ago i was 230 lbs and my cholesterol and blood pressure were at stroke level.

    i dropped my blood pressure 50 pts and dropped my cholesterol 100 pts by joining a gym, getting a personal trainer, dropping fried foods, eating whole foods at six meals a day and keeping a food journal of what i ate.

    i also commute to work on my SS as much as i can.

    i feel great and look forward to living a couple of years longer than i was going to in by previous condition.
    keep it pushin'

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    Here I am, I have not lost as much as some but you guys keep me going!!!
    Started on a kona shred, broke some parts and decided to upgrade to a kona stinky, it still needs some adjustments but its good so far.

    Started at about 285 2 months ago( far left grey shirt)


    this pic was taken 2 weeks ago at china camp weighing in at 250(on the right)


    i am now at 240, i hurt my knee some how, so i am just trying to stay at 240 intill i can start riding again!!


    Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

    I just wanted to say thanks to my buddy scott(cbc on here) for helping me push myself when i needed it!!

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    Good job! from 265 at dec2006 to 188 by thanksgiving 2007


    I pinched a nerve while trying to finish an installation of a SEARS WD that the so-called SEARS installers were supposed to do and I ended up calling a friend to come finish it. Realizing later I couldn't blame the pinched nerve in my back on my old injury, just my accumulated weight, I knew it was time to get serious about my weight. I had been up and down between 225 and 255, but reaching borderline obesity at 265 was the last straw.
    Considering I had been somewhat of an athlete, twenty years earlier had only made my previous efforts rather one-sided Continuing to force athletic endeavors with a bad back, just caused more injuries and more time inside.
    In 2007, I used Nutrisystem to teach myself the other side of my rehab. Eating right, more specifically more fruits and vegetables, less meats and carbs. This allowed me to lose weight with just powerwalking.
    My back injury (compressed disk from removing brakedrum assembly from my boss's motor-home, on my own, in 1993) is still vulnerable, but the gut that I got from being off the bike for 15+ years among other athletic pursuits etc is now gone

    At start of Nutrisystem wt loss journey, at 258 ( had lost a few since xmas)


    October 10, 2007: about a month away from weight goal at 195


    April 19 2008: Ran my first race in more than 15 years, 5K in 24:51 an 8min/mile pace

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdwebneck

    I pinched a nerve while trying to finish an installation of a SEARS WD that the so-called SEARS installers were supposed to do and I ended up calling a friend to come finish it. Realizing later I couldn't blame the pinched nerve in my back on my old injury, just my accumulated weight, I knew it was time to get serious about my weight. I had been up and down between 225 and 255, but reaching borderline obesity at 265 was the last straw.
    Considering I had been somewhat of an athlete, twenty years earlier had only made my previous efforts rather one-sided Continuing to force athletic endeavors with a bad back, just caused more injuries and more time inside.
    In 2007, I used Nutrisystem to teach myself the other side of my rehab. Eating right, more specifically more fruits and vegetables, less meats and carbs. This allowed me to lose weight with just powerwalking.
    My back injury (compressed disk from removing brakedrum assembly from my boss's motor-home, on my own, in 1993) is still vulnerable, but the gut that I got from being off the bike for 15+ years among other athletic pursuits etc is now gone

    At start of Nutrisystem wt loss journey, at 258 ( had lost a few since xmas)


    October 10, 2007: about a month away from weight goal at 195


    April 19 2008: Ran my first race in more than 15 years, 5K in 24:51 an 8min/mile pace


    WOW. Well done mate! This thread is inspirational.

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    this realy isn't an "before and after" story... it's a before and during... at the beginning of this year i was as high as 335#... honestly i'm not sure exactly where i was as my scale only went up to 330... i started dropping weight in the spring simply by eating healthier and getting slightly more active... then i started cycling... i took this pic about a month into me back into cycling... that was back in June... 3 weeks ago i started the body for life program which is basicly proper diet with alternating weight training and cardio days a week with the 7th day a "free" day... my weight loss hasn't been amazing even durring the program but the pics speak for themselves...

    for reference... the beginning pic was in 6/24/08 with a weight of 301#... the after was this last wed 9/24/08 with a weight of 299# (about a month after the 1st pic i gained about 10lbs due to moving back to FL)







    basicly this post isn't to brag... i'm no where near where i want to be... and honestly there's nothing to brag about... it's to demonstrate a point... when working on weight loss don't rely on a scale.... look at the bigger picture... take measurments of your body, measure your body fat %... take pics of yourself... had i been looking at the scale i'd have not noticed these results... there is a significant difference in my upper abs... and my neck/chin (at least thats where i see the big changes)...

    i'll keep plugging away.... i've got a lot of weight to loose but figured these pics might help keep some folks out there motivated


    *edit* i just looked at my old BF% #'s from using my mayo tape... has me going from 33% to my current measurement 28% bf%... that puts me at a 5% drop while staying at nearly identical weight i know the BF% is wrong but the #'s hold consistently for a comparison...

    good luck
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    great stories, everyone! this is a great inspiration and motivation. congrats! keep riding and eating well.
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