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Yea!!!(12 posts)

Mar 11, 2001 12:29 PM
I'm excited and I needed to share it with some fellow cyclists. I seem to have added 1.5 - 2.0 mph to my speed from last year! It took me several rides to accept that this was really true, but after a windy 40 miles yesterday I'm rejoicing! Over the last 2 years I've lost 95 lbs, about 70 of that in the last year, with 50 lbs of that 70 happening since the end of August. I feel like a different person! I can hang with my cycling buddies now, which is great fun for me. Last year I comfortably rode 14 mph and could do 15 and 16 for smaller periods of time, this year I comfortably ride 16 and can do 17, 18 and even 19 for pretty decent periods of time. My goal is to average 18. Thanks for listening!
re: Yea!!!Rob Rimpini
Mar 11, 2001 1:27 PM
WOW! That's awesome! Congradulations
re: Yea!!!Akirasho
Mar 11, 2001 1:42 PM
... I have no doubts that you'll reach and exceed your goals...

Good luck, good riding and...

Be the bike.
re: Yea!!! You betcha!!shmoo
Mar 11, 2001 3:16 PM
Teach, I remember when you first came on board and told your story. It was inspirational then (and ballsy to bare yourself to all of the "apparently" fit and trim "boardies" here), but more-so now. Your progress is remarkable, and makes me pause to think about my own lack of determination and resolve. Best wishes to you, and thanks for the update.
re: Yea!!!DCP
Mar 11, 2001 3:25 PM
I'm going to think about what you have done the next time I think about quitting early. It will keep me going.
Mar 11, 2001 4:08 PM
i'm not surprised you're speed increased cause you put the work in and earned every extra m.p.h. i'm more impressed with the weight loss. four years ago i gave up cycling cause of a nagging knee injury and left the bikes in the basement. two years later i was 60 pounds overweight and had a "healthy" beer and tobacco habit. two years ago i got so fed up being a "mere" pedestrian i hopped back on the bike and never looked back. i dropped those 60 pounds plus another ten and have never been faster on the bike. so hats off to you, teach!! i'll be looking out for a thin guy averaging 18-19 mph on my next ride ;-) sq
You are my inspiration ...Humma Hah
Mar 11, 2001 4:44 PM
... BTW, I'd probably be struggling just slightly to keep up with you at this point. I don't need to lose that much, but I appreciate the effort. I'm down about 16 pounds from my all-time high, need to lose another 18 or so, and it ain't easy ... you're doing a much better job of it than I am.

Congratulations! I hope you're proud. You SHOULD be!
You are my inspiration ...all of you!Campbell
Mar 11, 2001 6:28 PM
Hey guys,I also lost 30 pounds since August 2000.Dieting,hard riding and it was hard to do but I did it.I need to loose 15 more pounds.I love to eat!Spring is around the corner and lot's of pretty days ahead to ride.My speed went from 12 mph to averaging 19 mph.I feel good finally but still ugly!lol.Congratulations to all of ya'll, Campbell
Thanks and...Teach
Mar 11, 2001 7:09 PM
Thanks for your support! I still have a little more than 50 lbs to go, so I'm not there yet.

By the way, one of the posts above said something about looking for a thin guy - that wouldn't be me, I'm one of the few women on this board.
Thanks and...Campbell
Mar 12, 2001 2:57 AM
In that case Teach we will be looking for this thin woman.Keep it up and congradulations.
Makes you all the more "ballsy"!nigel
Mar 12, 2001 9:15 AM

Like the rest, I've gotten considerable inspiration from your tale. You must feel like a million bucks. So few of us really push ourselves and succeed regarding weight loss. I have about 20-25 pounds to lose (not so much), but haven't really kicked myself hard enough to shed it. I, too, will think twice before heading in from a ride.

Thanks for sharing, and for baring your soul like you have. Takes big "balls" (if you will), and a huge heart. Good on ya, and please keep it up. Keep us posted. Think only of your tremendous progress, not of those tough times.

Go, go, go, GO!
Well, we all TOLD you you could...Cory
Mar 12, 2001 2:03 PM
Congratulations. I remember your first post (one of the early ones, anyway), and I've thought of you occasionally since. Nice job.
What I'll do, I think, is quit talking about that 10 pounds I haven't been able to get off ...