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    180lbs. lost...with pics.

    I posted last week about my weight loss, its down the page a ways, I finally got pics together so here goes. 1...458lbs. feb 01 2...380lbs. thanksgiving 04 3... 280lbs. about 2 weeks ago.
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    amazing

    of course you can tell the difference in the body, but the face part is amazing...looks like a totally different person

    keep it up!

    (just threw down a tube of Pringle's, literally...now I feel sick)

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    Good job!

    Congrats on the new you. Keep it up. You know you can!
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigkahunadad
    I posted last week about my weight loss, its down the page a ways, I finally got pics together so here goes. 1...458lbs. feb 01 2...380lbs. thanksgiving 04 3... 280lbs. about 2 weeks ago.
    Jim S.

    Now that's what it's all about. Congrats

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    Good job!

    excellent. congrats on the new you. you literally look like an entirely different person.

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    Nice one! And you get to have fun while losing weight!

    I agree with the face, what a change!

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    just amazing

    i would like to congrajulate you on your great achievement and keep up the good work
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    That is great! Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkahunadad
    I posted last week about my weight loss, its down the page a ways, I finally got pics together so here goes. 1...458lbs. feb 01 2...380lbs. thanksgiving 04 3... 280lbs. about 2 weeks ago.
    Jim S.
    Congrats! That's one heck of an accomplishment!!!!

    Keep riding. It's great for you physically and mentally.

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    Congrats, great story and pics.

    I've seen this happen with several of my friends, too. There's something about biking that seems particularly effective for weight loss.
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    Something to show my brother.

    Would you have any picks of yourself on a bike?

    I've been trying to get my brother into biking to lose weight. He's over 400#.
    He's had a million excuses not too.
    I'm throwing your thread in his face.

    Thanks man
    Tommy

    Edit: Yes! Just looked at your profile, your a few years older than him. He's go no excuse now.

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    WOW!

    great job man...

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    You look great, keep pedaling !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liltommy
    Would you have any picks of yourself on a bike?

    I've been trying to get my brother into biking to lose weight. He's over 400#.
    He's had a million excuses not too.
    I'm throwing your thread in his face.

    Thanks man
    Tommy

    Edit: Yes! Just looked at your profile, your a few years older than him. He's go no excuse now.
    one thing that i just recently learned is no matter how much you want to help your brother ,friend etc it first has to be the person's own choice not yours

    i can understand that you care for your brother and are worried about his health but no matter how much u push him it will never work unless it is your brothers own choice
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    That's something to be proud of!
    I'll bet you feel better...
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    Congrats. 180lbs, thats a whole person you lost. Keep up the hard work. Always good to see someone not making excuses and taking control.

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    Impressive! Congrats! Especially the 100 lbs since last Thanksgiving!

    And how tall are you? You are TOWERING over those people in that second pic.

    Awesome! S

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    Good job, keep up the hard work because the payoff of better health is well worth it

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    Rock on, hombre! I'm sure that you're an inspiration to those around you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Wheelbuilder
    Congrats, great story and pics.

    I've seen this happen with several of my friends, too. There's something about biking that seems particularly effective for weight loss.
    Yeah, it's fun, that's why. Congrats and great job... must take a great deal of dicipline to do whatever you did to get that way.
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    That's great

    Good for you.

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    That's awesome. Are you going to need plastic surgery to remove excess skin from when you were larger? What bike did you start out on?

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    TIme to resize your watch too!

    Congratulations, what an accomplishment!

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    Amazing work!

    Give's a whole new meaning to my signature line!

    Congratulations. You are an inspiration!

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    Good job!

    Fantastic!!! You're amazing. I tip my water bottle to you!

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    Dang man! I started at 190 and am down to 170...but you lost almost an entire ME!!!

    Wow...that is amazing. I can imagine you are starting to feel almost light on the bike now - eh? What's your regimine? How many calories are you shaving from your weekly diet?

    Dang! Congrats.
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    Amazing

    Awesome job, the last two pictures are unbelievable, and a full summer ahead you no less!

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    Two thumbs up from me. Congrats.
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    wow, i admire your commitment and hard work. losing weight certainly isn't easy. congratulations, you look great

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    Good job!

    Holy crap that is awesome! Congratulations!

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    Impressive

    Very Impressive.My hats off to you.
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    Wow, that's one hot guy emerging photo by photo....

    I can think of several people who would benefit from your kind of tenacity. They haven't quite reached the point where they feel like they need to for some reason.

    What was the deciding point for you? I'm afraid my father and cousin won't get the hint until their first heart attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkahunadad
    I posted last week about my weight loss, its down the page a ways, I finally got pics together so here goes. 1...458lbs. feb 01 2...380lbs. thanksgiving 04 3... 280lbs. about 2 weeks ago.
    Jim S.

    Man... That's awesome.
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    I normally avoid posting something thatís already been said but I can not resist; WOW!! That is impressive, congratulation on accomplishing something the majority of people can not do.

    It sure makes the little (which seemed huge to me before your post) 55 lbs post-pregnancy to be lost very insignificant, Iíll think of you now every time I get the urge to put a hand full of chocolate covered almond (my weakness) in my mouth.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liltommy
    Would you have any picks of yourself on a bike?

    I've been trying to get my brother into biking to lose weight. He's over 400#.
    He's had a million excuses not too.
    I'm throwing your thread in his face.

    Thanks man
    Tommy

    Edit: Yes! Just looked at your profile, your a few years older than him. He's go no excuse now.

    Yes I have pics, when I'm back at work I'll try to post them. Tell your bro he can do it!
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR
    Impressive! Congrats! Especially the 100 lbs since last Thanksgiving!

    And how tall are you? You are TOWERING over those people in that second pic.

    Awesome! S

    Only 6'1", their just short .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    That's awesome. Are you going to need plastic surgery to remove excess skin from when you were larger? What bike did you start out on?

    I don't think so, at least I hope not. I guess losing by working out hard has helped.
    I started on a used rockhopper, it had a indy front shock that I bent all to heck .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    TIme to resize your watch too!

    Congratulations, what an accomplishment!

    Its been resized twice during this process, but your right time for it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    Dang man! I started at 190 and am down to 170...but you lost almost an entire ME!!!

    Wow...that is amazing. I can imagine you are starting to feel almost light on the bike now - eh? What's your regimine? How many calories are you shaving from your weekly diet?

    Dang! Congrats.

    I'm working with a doctor at a weight loss center. I use a protein shake to suppliment some meals, and have worked with them to really understand nutrition. The big thing is I now look at food as fuel for riding, before it goes in my mouth I think do I need it or have I earned it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Wow, that's one hot guy emerging photo by photo....

    I can think of several people who would benefit from your kind of tenacity. They haven't quite reached the point where they feel like they need to for some reason.

    What was the deciding point for you? I'm afraid my father and cousin won't get the hint until their first heart attacks.

    The first pics were from a trip to Fla. for my father in laws funeral, it really got me thinking about my mortality. I have 3 kids and the oldest is 10, I just decided I wanted to see them grow up. Cycling has definatly been the vehicle thats helped me get there.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinytank
    I normally avoid posting something that?s already been said but I can not resist; WOW!! That is impressive, congratulation on accomplishing something the majority of people can not do.

    It sure makes the little (which seemed huge to me before your post) 55 lbs post-pregnancy to be lost very insignificant, I?ll think of you now every time I get the urge to put a hand full of chocolate covered almond (my weakness) in my mouth.

    Thanks for posting.

    Annie
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    That just means you havn't let yourself go like I did, but you can do it!
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    Forgot to ask.........whose "Before/After" photo is that on the wall behind you?

    Whoever it is, you are so totally kicking her ass! Her photo's goin' DOWN.

    Just kidding, looks like one motivated place to be.
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    very cool keep it up
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    Good job! It's been said before, but...

    That's Fantastic! Keep up the good work! Keep us posted....

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    Congratulations. The change is always amazing to see. The face alone looks different and no doubt you must feel like a totally different person dropping such a great amount of weight.

    Do you think you can loose some more, or are you happy with where you are at?

    Again, Congrats!
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    Jerrod ain't got nothin' on you bro!

    Rock on man, congrats...

    My best man and his wife (both around 50) lost a combined 100+ pounds in the 6 months leading up to my wedding. The old bastard almost looked better than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    Congratulations. The change is always amazing to see. The face alone looks different and no doubt you must feel like a totally different person dropping such a great amount of weight.

    Do you think you can loose some more, or are you happy with where you are at?

    Again, Congrats!

    I'm shooting for another 60lbs. more. At this point I'm driven to become stronger on the bike which in turn fuels the desire to get leaner.
    Thanks, Jim S.

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