The Ex-XXL Trophy

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Postby TomParker1 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 13:01 pm

Age:19
Sex: Male
Height: 6'4
Weight in April 2011: 15st 10lbs
Weight this morning: 14st 0.75lbs
Target: 13st 10lbs

In my first year at uni it could be fair to say i didn't take care of myself; ate far too much of the wrong things, didn't do much exercise (none, really!) and drank like George Best and Oliver Reed's love child. I went from about 14st to 15st 10lbs in less then a year and wanted to change it.

Cycling about 60 miles a week, interval training 3 times a week in the gym (mix of treadmill and circuit based weights/body weight exercises) as well as the odd swim has been the exercise routine i've introduced. Food wise, i live off porridge, fruit, rice and fish with the odd bad meal thrown in as a treat (though i have to say they're becoming less and less desirable)

Best feeling? When one of my close mates who usually rips into everyone said 'fair play mate you're getting slim'

4 notches on the belt tighter, 4 inches off my chest and i'm feeling much better!

Now just gotta kick the fags and i'm on my way.

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Postby Alwaystoohot » Mon Oct 03, 2011 13:31 pm

I have been training - swimming, gym, cycling etc.. for 5 years and I've lost precisely.... nowt. Was about 110kgs when I started and am still approx 110kgs. I've converted lots of fat to muscle and toned up a bunch of muscles all over. I've lost fat in my arms and legs, my ars* and stomach, but my weight hasn't varied by more than 2 kilos.

I'm 48 years old this month and it appears and stuck on this weight.

Thats ok becuase I'm in the best shape I've been for 20+ years. But starnge all the same isn't it?
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Postby lostboysaint » Mon Oct 03, 2011 13:35 pm

44, 6'4". Gone from 115kg to 98kg in six months. Combination of diet and MTB riding with a bit of roadie work, and some 5-a-side/windsurfing and sailing.

I know it's the diet (just cut out all the crap) and the cycling though because I was doing all the others and was 115kg!
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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby symo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 06:20 am

Age:37
Sex: Male
Height: 5'7"
Weight in November 2011: 88kg
Weight this morning: 77.5kg
Target: 72kg

OK already lost a shed load of weight, cut the crap out and trained harder not using gels (exception being on a sportive). My fear is that I am plateauing at this weight. I really want to get the weight down to my target and hopefully not lose what little power I can develop. Can anyone help?

Currently ride the 7.5miles to and from work on a fixed gear. Twice a week I do the Sufferfest vids for an hour. Then I do 80 miles of a weekend using as little food as is possible.
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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby mallorcajeff » Mon Apr 23, 2012 20:51 pm

I dont mind making an ars* of myself!

Me at 25.5 stone
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A year later after cycling about 19 stone
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Now 19months after starting cycling 9 stone lighter
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still a long way to go but in 19 months ive done over 16000 miles and do 180-200 miles every weekend and around 100-150 in the week after work when I can get them in.

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby Fixed1979 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 17:56 pm

Wow dude, big congrats and certainly inspiring. I'm guessing there's been some significant diet changes to go along with the incredible amount of biking your doing.

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby mallorcajeff » Tue Apr 24, 2012 19:53 pm

a little bit but must admit slipping lately and cant seem to stop the coffee and biscuits which no matter or riding will shift so seem to have hit a plateu need to do some big changes now (I was hiding behind loads of cycyling) but now got to start on the food too but I hate most things that are slimming so bit stuck at the moment. But yes it proves you can do it if you keep peddling but i am lucky as i have the time and the weather and an understanding mrs

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby dynamictiger » Sat Apr 28, 2012 21:55 pm

mallorcajeff wrote:a little bit but must admit slipping lately and cant seem to stop the coffee and biscuits which no matter or riding will shift so seem to have hit a plateu need to do some big changes now (I was hiding behind loads of cycyling) but now got to start on the food too but I hate most things that are slimming so bit stuck at the moment. But yes it proves you can do it if you keep peddling but i am lucky as i have the time and the weather and an understanding mrs


I also hate most 'diets'. In my case simply I starve on 'diet plans'. I went to see a nutrionist and she put me on a diet based on my muscle mass. Suddenly I wasn't starving and I shed about 10 kgs. Which I am pretty happy with. Cycling to me is an adjunct to my other exercise programs so not my main exercise to loose weight so I don't think I belong on this thread. And besides I am still XXXL and expect to stay this size as I have been since age 12, and if you met me you would not call me overweight.

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby JohnBoyUK » Tue Jun 12, 2012 15:06 pm

MallorcaJeff, thats a bloody awesome effort. Puts me to shame a tad.

As of Jan 1st, 2011, I was dead on 17st.
As of today, just returned from cycling London to Paris and racked up nearly 7,000 miles in the process, 14st 8lbs.

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Hopefully will hit 13st something or other by the end of the year...

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Postby mallorcajeff » Mon Jun 25, 2012 17:02 pm

John Boy top effort you did better than me becuase you never got in the state i was in, in the first place. great miles and effort keep up the good work the difference is amazing well done

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Postby unfitguy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 08:55 am

mallorcajeff wrote:I dont mind making an ars* of myself!

Me at 25.5 stone
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A year later after cycling about 19 stone
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Now 19months after starting cycling 9 stone lighter
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still a long way to go but in 19 months ive done over 16000 miles and do 180-200 miles every weekend and around 100-150 in the week after work when I can get them in.


Thats pretty inspirational. Ive not been on here for a loooooong time but am please to say finally making headway myself. Really considering Pollensa for 2 weeks early October to try and keep the motivation going.

Never got a grip before until end of March when I started using MyFitnessPal and since have managed about 4-5 stone in 5 months.

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby Davecara » Fri Aug 24, 2012 19:53 pm

Age:33 (on monday!)
Sex: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight in Feb 2012: 17st 9lb
Weight this morning: 15st 8lb
Target: 13st ish and see if I can maintain it

Some really inspiring stuff on here, so keep it up guys. Good to know I'm not the only fatty on the road :lol:

Weigh in this morning 28/09/12: 14st 12oz

Sufferfest vids are working!
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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby dw300 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:45 am

Age : 33
Sex : Male
Height 5' 10.5"
Weight 1st Jan 2012 : 174lbs / 12st 6lbs / 79.1kg @ 17%bf
Weight 25th Aug 2012 : 151lbs / 10st 11lbs / 68.6kg @ 12% bf

That's a 13% reduction in bodyweight. With approx. 10-12lbs of fat burned off. If I keep going I might be able to get to about 135lbs with 6-7%bf.
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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby cavmem1 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 22:05 pm

fair play but you werent really in the xxl region to start off with!

currrently 5ft10 and 16 stone want to reduce to 12 (over time)
let the training commence :)

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby gakko » Sun Sep 23, 2012 13:58 pm

Age: 26
Height: 6ft 1'
Starting weight: 1st May 2012 - 15.9st
Current weight: 22nd September 2012 - 12.5st

I joined a cycling club in March this year and did some rides with them for about 15 weeks, sadly after that I went back to full time Higher Education and was not able to commit as much time as I used to in the first part of the year. I currently do one 40-50 miles in a week and 60-70 on a weekend.
I am planning on doing some structured gym (strenght and cardio) workouts in off season (2x week) + spinning (once a week) and long distance outdoor ride once a fortnight from mid November until mid March.
My aim is to loose a further 1st and increase my power to weight ratio in preparation for Somerset Hills GranFondo in May next year.
My secret diet tip is that there is NO secret. My girlfriend started Slimming World and I sort of went along with it and after few weeks I was converted.
After my weight loss I feel much better for it and my ability to climb hills and average speed increased noticeably.
I wish good luck to all the ladies and gents that are trying to shave off the excess weight.
Slowly but surely! :)

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby wytco0 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 09:32 am

Are new members still allowed? the club seems pretty quiet but some inspirational achievments in this thread, well done all you who have managed it.

I am about to start my own journey from XXXXL to normal.

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby MarkP80 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 16:07 pm

Well, I'm just starting, so I'm going to join in -

Age:49
Sex: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight this morning: 15st 10lb
Target: 13st would be nice but I'll aim for 14st to begin with.

I played a lot of rugby until a knee injury about two years ago. Since then I've been unable to do much and so the weight has slowly but surely crept on. Having got the go-ahead from the physio I took up cycling a little while ago and absolutely love it. Unfortunately I got a DVT a couple of months back, so am only just about to get in the saddle again. Dark nights have arrived here, so it's the turbo for me. Let's see if I can emerge from winter a bit thinner!

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby wytco0 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 22:46 pm

OK time to join

Age:53
Sex: Male
Height: 5''4" (163 cm)
Weight this morning: 16st 7lb (105Kg)
Target: 10st 5lb (66Kg) this would bring my BMI down to the top of the normal rage (25) from current BMI of nearly 40.

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby Bulldog77 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 16:56 pm

Jesus I'm humbled and inspired by the achievements on here, I collect my bike in a couple of weeks so will get my stats up then!! Well done to each and everyone of you....

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Re: The Ex-XXL Trophy

Postby mallorcajeff » Wed Oct 17, 2012 19:04 pm

some hard work being done on here well done to all


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