I’m Getting Old – Time To Look Back @ This Date Last Year

15 10 2011

Yup, it’s my Birthday and I wanted to look back at what I posted last year, the results of what I have done are pretty shocking.

Starting Stats:

Waist 68-72″

Weight 39Stone 13Lbs .

Shirts 26″ Collar or 8XL

BMI over 70

Resting Hear Rate OVER 130Bmp

Miles Cycled over 12,000

I checked my weight loss by wrapping

Updated stats at 30:

Waist 38-40″

16 Stone And A Few Pounds !!!

17″ Collar or XL or even Large

BMI Under 29

Resting Heart Rate 41BPM

Cycled over 12.000 Miles

I now check my weight with scales

Where Am I now, at age 31:

Waist 30-32″

A little under 13 stone (182 pounds) !!!

15″ Collar or Medium/Large

BMI 22 (and thus NORMAL )

“Best” Resting Heart Rate 34 BPM

By the end of this year, I will hit 20, 000 miles cycled

I now check my weight with scales


I think we can all agree that what I achieved by 30 was incredible but what I have done in the last 12 months, IMO, is even better, I could have sat back , congratulated myself on a job well done and enjoyed the plaudits….but I DIDN’T, I finished this job a few months ago and now my efforts are going into keeping the weight off, I feel AMAZING, I feel that life is not the same as it was , its much better and its ALL thanks to cycling !

If I can do it………….Anyone Can……now lets rise a (healthy) drink to cycling and livingstrong !!!!

Gaz (Suddenly I don’t feel so old after writing that)


Sky Ride , a campaign to get one million more people onto their bikes by 2013




6 responses

15 10 2011

Happy birthday Gaz.
Keep up the good work.
You are a true inspiration.
I’m a college lecturer and use your story as an example of what can be achieved with commitment and ambition to inspire my students.
Ride hard and Live strong.

16 10 2011

Thanks and wow that’s really great to hear

15 10 2011
Crabbit Geezer

Happy birthday Gaz, you really are an inspiration to all.

16 10 2011

Thanks Geezer

21 10 2011

Happy birthday, keep up the good work. I got back into cycling after a twenty year gap due to your blog. I have lost some weight and only have three stone to go. I use your story with my children to prove that if they work hard and don’t give up any thing is possible.

22 10 2011

Thanks Dickie

Great to hear that I’m getting to the next generation too

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