I had a little 'medical issue' a short time ago which has prompted a recent renewal of interest in fitness, to wit: I'm type II Diabetic. Since I want to stick around a while, I'm attacking my health problems by revising my diet, monitoring my blood sugar, medicating, and (probably most importantly) losing weight. My highest weight (the first time I was diagnosed Diabetic, 3 years ago) was 235. That's pretty big for a guy just under 6'. When I had my hospital stay, I was 219 - still way too heavy.
My goal is to get down to 170 as quickly as I can - I haven't been that 'light' since about 1986. Today I'm at 200.
I haven't been on a bike in more than 6 months, but took a nice easy ride on the 3-speed today, which went well (if slowly!).