Weight loss





Date
Kg
Lbs
Stone
BMI
08/03/2010
131.8
291
20st 10lb 11oz
45.6
22/03/2010
128.1
282
20st 2lb 7oz
44.3
05/04/2010
126.7
279
19st 13lb 0oz
43.8
19/04/2010
124.8
275
19st 9lb 2oz
43.2
03/05/2010
122.0
269
19st 2lb 15oz
42.2
17/05/2010
119.7
264
18st 11lb 14oz
41.4
31/05/2010
116.8
257
18st 5lb 8oz
40.4
14/06/2010
114.4
252
18st 0lb 3oz
39.6
28/06/2010
113.5
250
17st 12lb 4oz
39.3
12/07/2010
111.8
246
17st 8lb 8oz
38.7
26/07/2010
109.3
241
17st 2lb 15oz
37.8
09/08/2010
107.8
238
16st 13lb 11oz
37.3
23/08/2010
106.7
235
16st 11lb 4oz
36.9
06/09/2010
105.5
233
16st 8lb 9oz
36.5
20/09/2010
102.3
226
16st 1lb 9oz
35.4
04/10/2010
101.1
223
15st 12lb 14oz
35.0
18/10/2010
97.7
215
15st 5lb 6oz
34.1
01/11/2010
97.0
224
15st 3lb 14oz
33.6
15/11/2010
94.7
208
14st 12lb 13oz
32.8
29/11/2010
93.9
207
14st 11lb 0oz
32.5
13/12/2010
93.9
207
14st 11lb 0oz
32.5
27/12/2010
93.1
205
14st 9lb 4oz
32.2
10/01/2011
93.2
206
14st 9lb 8oz
32.2
24/01/2011
92.2
203
14st 7lb 4oz
31.9
07/02/2011
90.5
200
14st 3lb 8oz
31.3
20/02/2011
87.5
193
13st 10lb 14oz
30.3
07/03/2011
86.6
191
13st 8lb 14oz
30.0
21/03/2011
86.0
190
13st 7lb 10oz
29.8
04/04/2011
85.9
189
13st 7lb 6oz
29.7
18/04/2011
83.9
185
13st 3lb 0oz
29.0
02/05/2011
84.0
185
13st 3lb 3oz
29.1
16/05/2011
83.0
183
13st 1lb 0oz
28.7
30/05/2011
81.6
180
12st 11lb 14oz
28.2
13/06/2011
81.4
179
12st 11lb 7oz
28.2

33 comments:

  1. Mite I make a suggestion Toby cud u also for us old skoolers put Stones and pounds

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    1. Hi Toby I've just purchased a defy road bike. Weighing in at 16st 8lb do you think I'll be too heavy to ride it . I'm picking bike up nx week new to cycling thx alan

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    2. You should be fine. Hopefully once you get riding, the weight will come off. All the best.

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  3. Nice one Toby good luck wiv ure goals

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  4. brilliat with the weight mate well done
    keep it up

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  5. Well done mate - I think I'll go for a ride now!

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  6. Great progress Toby! I think you will have to change the Blog name tho... to "The Fit Cycle Rider"

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  7. Cheers. I like that title. Sounds good.

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  8. Toby, you are an inspiration!

    I landed here, with a 17 1/2 stone thud, after reading Frank Kinlans blog.

    I am 17 1/2 stone, 39 and have dusted the bike off for the first time in a fair few years, so far, to work and back (6 miles each way in 35-40 mins) for the past three days, arse and legs want to divorce me, but feeling great knowing I have at least started working in the right direction!

    Great to read a blog that is not written by a skinny super-fit(well not at the start!) road deamon, you are right, if you can do it ....

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Regards

    Darren

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  9. Hi Darren. Glad to be of help. If you have any questions, just ask.

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  10. Hi Toby,

    Much like Darren's comment - you are an inspiration!!

    I am 37 and have started cycling in the last 6 months. Need to shed a load of weight and like you I have kids and I dont want my health or fitness to be a barrier. I see you are doing loads of riding but what about your diet? Can you enlighten us all as to what you have done differently?

    I dont have a road bike but a Specialized hybrid and try and get out as much as I can but between 4 kids and wrk committments its difficult to fit in. My job will not allow me to cycle as I am out and about seening clients all the time. Any tips??

    cheers
    Nick H

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  11. Hi Nick,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    The change with the food was not as dramatic as you'd think. I cut out the obvious crap like chocolate, cakes, crisps etc. I cut my portion size down. I also changed certain foods to low fat. The biggest change was to have breakfast every day without fail (cereal or toast).

    Setting yourself some targets is good. Whatever I set myself, I found I beat it quite quickly. I always wanted to break a target. In the early days though having a rest day every now and then wasn't a bad thing.

    I treated myself once a week to a something like a fry-up, chips from the chippy or some alcohol. After about 6 months, this went down to once a month.

    Look for ways to fit your bike in. If you hit a barrier and find you can't ride for some reason then think again and see if there is a way around it. There normally is. Riding with someone else makes the cycling easier, especially during the early days of getting your level of fitness up. Riding with your kids is fun too.

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  12. thanks for the advice Toby.

    I managed to do a 17.5 mile ride last night after I got in from work. Felt really good. Took about 1 hour 19 mins, which probably sounds slow to you but on a hybrid bike with hybrod tyres and about 20 odd stone sitting on the bike, I was happy with.

    I do ride with the kids(and I love it) but I do need more!

    With the diet, my weakness is snacking. I love biscuits and crisps and with 4 kids it is so tempting seeing all their snack food in the cupboard!! Seeing your results though will give me new incentive. I even turned down a cup cake last night!!!!!!!

    I like the idea of goals and will try and come up with some!!

    thanks again.

    Nick H

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  13. Hi Toby,

    Been seriously at it for a month now, train season ticket is history now, hitting about 80 miles a week, the 6 miles to work has dropped from 35 mins to 25mins allready, switched to a road bike (Dawes Giro 200) and I have lost over half a stone, fast approaching 16 1/2 stone!!

    My question is one of pain, my quads are constantly stiff and ache, just above my knees, on the outside edge, no real pain during rides, just when off the bike, also my knees now squeak when I squat?

    Is this something of a barrier I need to power through, whilst my legs get used to the extra effort, there are lots of conflicting advice sites out there, google did not help, hoping, as you have been there, you could give advice?

    Another quick question, fast cadence in low gear or slow and powerful peddling?

    Thanks in advance.
    Darren
    http://runtastic.com/en/users/Darren-O-Donnell

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  14. Hi Darren,

    Well done on your progress so far.

    I too suffered from aching quads. After self massage didn't work I spoke to my triathlete colleague. He suggested that my cadence was too low. Keeping my cadence above 80 rpm quickly got ride of the muscle pain and as time went on my quads naturally got stronger.

    Not sure about the knees but that can be related to too low a cadence.

    The first time I completed my first full week commute (100 miles) I treated myself to a deep tissue sports massage. I say treat, but it was agony. However this help break down the weaker muscle fibres to allow the body to repair. Worthwhile but expensive.

    Keep up the good work and if I can help further, just ask.

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  15. Hi Toby

    An inspirational web site ! I too was massively overweight. I am 51 years of age and at the begining of April 2011 weighed in at 19st 7lbs.

    I made the decision to diet and cycle to work every day. a round trip of 7 miles.
    Initally I found even this short commute challenging but soon became fitter and am now shaving minutes off my PB time every week.
    To date I have shed four stones in weight.

    I ride a Dawes Hybrid and as well as my 35 work related miles I also clock up approx 20 recreational miles. I hope to progress to a lightweight road bike in the future.

    I feel so much better with huge amounts of energy.It is my intention to lose another 3 stones and to cover a lot more miles on the bike.

    Well done Toby keep it up.

    Alan Simpson

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  16. Well done Alan. Thanks for sharing.

    If you have any questions, just ask.

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  17. Hi, re the sore knees etc..

    Google itb syndrome as it may be similar to what I am experiencing. The physio says I bulk up quickly and tendons need to be stretched as the muscles get larger. Common in cyclists apparently. I find the hammies and the quads need it most and it seems to be really helping.

    Cheers, Andy

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  18. Hi Andy,

    I don't know any cyclists that suffer from itb syndrome but I do know a few runners that have had it.

    I've had regular tightness in the past in one particular hamstring. It only rears it head on long hilly rides.

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  19. hi toby... must say your story is very inspiring... hope to get my body in shape doing the same as you.. i weigh 103kgs and have been cycling for 3-4 days.did 5-6 kms each day and hope to build up... the pressure on my bottom on the seat is very painful as also the vibrations from the handle on the fingers making them numb... any suggestions?

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  20. Hi Darry,

    Thanks for your kind comments.

    It took me well over 1,000 miles before I could get comfortable on my saddle. There are so many out there, in all different shapes and sizes that you'll just have to try them until you find the right one. As you get smaller a saddle that once was comfortable or indeed uncomfortable, may switch the other way. Some bike shops will let you try before you buy but test saddles tend to be for the smaller derrière!

    With regards to numb hands, all I can suggest are some gloves that offer good padding in the palms and varying your hand positions. If you have flat bars, try adding some bar ends.

    Good luck, and come back if you have any more questions.

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  21. 23rd March 2012
    57 years old, deskbound and 17 stone 7 lbs (slowly creeping towards 20 stone).
    I was inspired by the article on your achievements in Cycling Active and now cycle 150 miles a week on my newly purchased Specialized Crosstrail & Giant Defy (cheaper and more healthy than the sportscar that i was thinking of buying).
    18th June 2012 14 stone 10 lbs, i'm only part way there, but now i'm no longer obese, just overweight! More importantly, surprisingly i'm really enjoying both the riding & the results & i fell great !.
    As a bonus my wife is also riding with me
    - Trek Neko SL -giving us a shared passion - a win win situation.
    We owe you a huge thanks for showing us that it is possible to loose weight, become healthier and enjoy the ride.

    Mark

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  22. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    It pleases me to see people not only give it a go, but stick with it and benefit from the results.

    Well done and keep on doing what you're doing.

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  23. hi toby think your amazing of what you have done! im 25st and used to cycle loads! im struggling to find a bike suitable for my weight any ideas?

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  24. you might want to consider a mountain bike, a 26" wheel is the strongest. However, the only issue might be broken spokes once in a while. If you start losing weight, the risk reduces.

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