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OOOOOOOh Gee Are Eee
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No surgeries, no personal trainers, fad diets, drugs or herbal remedies, just 5 years of cycling, determination, perserverence, and most of all a great bunch of friends to help and encourage me and to make it all fun. For the first time in over 15 years when I hit the scale today I had to push the big 50 pound weight one notch to the left onto 150 pound marker to measure my weight. I am now under 200 pounds.

At one point I weighed over 260 pounds.

You won't be seeing this guy any more (Pictures from 2002 and 2003):


 

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0gre said:
No surgeries, no personal trainers, fad diets, drugs or herbal remedies, just 5 years of cycling, determination, perserverence, and most of all a great bunch of friends to help and encourage me and to make it all fun. For the first time in over 15 years when I hit the scale today I had to push the big 50 pound weight one notch to the left onto 150 pound marker to measure my weight. I am now under 200 pounds.

At one point I weighed over 260 pounds.

You won't be seeing this guy any more (Pictures from 2002 and 2003):


Congratulations on your weight loss Ogre! That's awesome! You and Big/Med Larry are huge inspirations to me. To date I am down 63 pounds, hoping for another 50 or so.

My hats off to ya!

Cheers!
-Larry
 

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Congrats Ogre, and ya did it the fun and natural way, riding.:thumbsup:

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0gre said:
No surgeries, no personal trainers, fad diets, drugs or herbal remedies, just 5 years of cycling, determination, perserverence, and most of all a great bunch of friends to help and encourage me and to make it all fun. For the first time in over 15 years when I hit the scale today I had to push the big 50 pound weight one notch to the left onto 150 pound marker to measure my weight. I am now under 200 pounds.

At one point I weighed over 260 pounds.

You won't be seeing this guy any more (Pictures from 2002 and 2003):


That's really cool, Dennis. Congradulations!:thumbsup:
 

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Great job Dennis. Not only dropping 60 lbs, but also getting yourself into the "A" group of riders in the process.
 

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Congrats! I know how good it feels to shed some weight. I'm in the process of getting rid of a few years of gaming and beer right now. It's always nice to hit those mile markers. Hopefully I'll be posting something simular in the near future.
 

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0gre said:
I am now under 200 pounds.
:thumbsup:Dude that is awesome and highly encouraging! I was pushing 260 about a year and a half ago when I got back on the bike, so it's great to see and hear of others successes.

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That is awesome. Often when I tell people about MTBR and mtn. biking, I never forget to mention that it "changes people's lives". It's far more than just riding a bicycle. Props to you.
 

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A Group?

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Great job Dennis. Not only dropping 60 lbs, but also getting yourself into the "A" group of riders in the process.
Seems I'm always trailing the A group. That's been a big motivator for me. It's always "If I just lose a few more pounds I can keep up with these guys". But for every person I catch up with there is always someone that is faster than me. You, Francis, Finch Platte, Jilm, Big Boulder (though I can catch him when I have a good day and he's stayed up late drinking the night before)... the list goes on and on. Maybe if I get down to 180 I can keep up :) I'll be happy if I can just finish this Tahoe ride Kyle's cooked up.
 

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Well keep on it...

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Congrats! I know how good it feels to shed some weight. I'm in the process of getting rid of a few years of gaming and beer right now. It's always nice to hit those mile markers. Hopefully I'll be posting something simular in the near future.
Sometimes it seems like it takes forever and if you are anything like me you will definitely hit some plateaus where you think you'll be stuck forever. Just keep at it. Seems whenever you hit a goal you have to set a new one :)
 

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Damn. That's hard to do. Congratulations on pulling it off.
 

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Congrats!!! For those who know me, I know it’s hard to believe. But at one point I was 265 lbs...

Been hovering between 140 and 150 for the past 6-7 years
 

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Acadian said:
Congrats!!! For those who know me, I know it's hard to believe. But at one point I was 265 lbs...

Been hovering between 140 and 150 for the past 6-7 years
And he's SUCH a hottie.
 

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Congrats!!! For those who know me, I know it's hard to believe. But at one point I was 265 lbs...

Been hovering between 140 and 150 for the past 6-7 years
Man good job there. I think I would look... wrong if I ever reached 150 pounds. Wife wouldn't let me in the house. 180... maybe 175 I think would be a good size for me.
 

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Man good job there. I think I would look... wrong if I ever reached 150 pounds. Wife wouldn't let me in the house. 180... maybe 175 I think would be a good size for me.
I might have to jump in on the 0gre weightloss method. I've been stuck between 195 and 200 for the last year or so. I got down to 185 during that time for about a week but it must have been a fluke since it all came back.

Are you guys ready to share the Fiona Troll-house cookie diet secrets?
 

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Butter?

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I might have to jump in on the 0gre weightloss method. I've been stuck between 195 and 200 for the last year or so. I got down to 185 during that time for about a week but it must have been a fluke since it all came back.

Are you guys ready to share the Fiona Troll-house cookie diet secrets?
Maybe it's the fact that we use real butter instead of the yellow stuff that's made from some bizarre chemical concoction you can't pronounce? I also only tend to make cookies when I go on rides so I wind up burning it all even as I eat it.

Really I think the big help over the last 6 months (I lost 20 pounds since new years) was packing my lunch and walking 2 miles during my lunch hour.
 

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Nice work!

0gre said:
I am now under 200 pounds.

At one point I weighed over 260 pounds.
Big props. Its not easy, even more so when you don't cave into the fad diet BS.

I'm currently working on convincing my Better Half that riding will beat any silly diet, especially in the long run...
 
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