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#1 2012-03-07 9:31pm

Spankylips
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I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

For many years I let me self go and ended up growing to be 350 pounds at 5'6". Until a year ago when I discovered the museum decided to get an old frame set and with the help of members,mods and admins giving me tips and tricks. I was up and riding. Like I said its been a year now and I am very proud to say that I am currently 255 pounds and have gone from a size 50 to a 38 and 4xl shirt to an XL. So thank you to all those who have sold me parts,showed me the tricks of the trade, and gave me the inspiration to get off of my ass and get pedaling.

Thank you,
John

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#2 2012-03-07 9:34pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Thats cool bro. Way to go ! smile


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#3 2012-03-07 9:36pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Way to go John.

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#4 2012-03-07 9:37pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

wow!! that is great!


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#5 2012-03-07 9:37pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Lookin' good John!  It's easy to let being a grown up with responsibilities take over and stress a guy out...remembering to "get out and ride" does wonders smile


Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world...

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#6 2012-03-07 9:38pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

thats what im talking about my boy gotta keep pushing LIKE THE AMERICAN IDOL SHIRT!!! LOL  GOOD FOR YOU BROTHA!wink


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#7 2012-03-07 9:40pm

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Bad ass bro.

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#8 2012-03-07 9:43pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Thanks guys. It's been fun losing these last 95 pounds. And that's wat makes it great, that it was fun and not work. I'm going to see if I can dig up a before pic.


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#9 2012-03-07 9:47pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

good for you,keep it up.it's hard to lose the older you get.good job


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#10 2012-03-07 9:49pm

Spankylips
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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

This was me about a month before getting back into bmx.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o245/VERTICALSMILE504/09d624db.jpg


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#11 2012-03-07 9:49pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Spankylips wrote:

For many years I let me self go and ended up growing to be 350 pounds at 5'6". Until a year ago when I discovered the museum decided to get an old frame set and with the help of members,mods and admins giving me tips and tricks. I was up and riding. Like I said its been a year now and I am very proud to say that I am currently 255 pounds and have gone from a size 50 to a 38 and 4xl shirt to an XL. So thank you to all those who have sold me parts,showed me the tricks of the trade, and gave me the inspiration to get off of my ass and get pedaling.

Thank you,
John

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o245 … 6b2730.jpg

wow, thats awesome, keep up the good work, if you even feel like you don't want to ride sometimes, or just kinda fall lazy, keep into consideration how much you lost and set a goal for yourself. Your doing an awesome job.

This is badass to see you did this all on your own without using "let your new life begin, call 1800-get-thin"

Keep up your good work and its rad to see your achievement so far... looks like you can fit 2 of you now into your old pants. Results are definitely showing.

Cheers,
Sean

Last edited by TXBONE (2012-03-07 9:50pm)


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#12 2012-03-07 9:51pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

This site is like crack! lol


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#13 2012-03-07 9:57pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

TOO COOL BRO! big_smile

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#14 2012-03-07 10:05pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Rad dude. cool

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#15 2012-03-07 10:10pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Awesome job man! Our health is all we have until the end... make it last smile


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#16 2012-03-07 11:07pm

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

props to you man!


What's the point of having a bike if you're not going to ride it?

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#17 2012-03-08 12:02am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Congrats to you - I know what it takes.  I did the same thing with road biking about 18 months ago.  Dropped a century and ride 6 days a week now.  Sites like this one are great motivation to keep at it.

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#18 2012-03-08 12:39am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

amen to that. this site is truely inspirational


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#19 2012-03-08 4:27am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Before I found the Museum I had a fat wallet, now it's thin lol jk

Great to see you losing the weight. smile

My neighbor was pretty heavy and he took up road bikes and has really slimmed down in 1 year.


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#20 2012-03-08 4:30am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

You're probably feeling pretty good up top as well.

Keep it up mate, tabletop pic next month????


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#21 2012-03-08 4:38am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Nice work. BMX just rocks whatever the age...cool


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#22 2012-03-08 4:40am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

coolcool


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#23 2012-03-08 4:44am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Right on man, Good for you!!   big_smilebig_smile


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#24 2012-03-08 4:44am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Good on y. Keep it up.

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#25 2012-03-08 4:45am

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Re: I can credit BMX Museum for saving my life.......l

Less weight, means the wang is functioning better.  You probably feel like a teenager again!  Good for you, and keep it going!


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