Hi - thanks for stopping by my blog. You mentioned that you like to ride also - I can not think of a better way to lose weight - so GO FOR IT! And have fun.
When I started on the bike I was over 320 pounds. In April, 2010, I went on my first ride in over 35 years - the rest, as they say, is history.
At one point I was down 80 pounds. While I've gained some of it back, it's only because I was forced off the bike for 4 months because of an injury. But now I'm back, and I love it! Every ride is different, and they are all enjoyable.
My biggest advice? Find a sport or fitness activity that insprires your passion. That way you won't quit. I've tried running, weightlifting, swimming, hiking, etc.... nothing fit me. But cycling? Another story altogether. As I approach my 3rd year of cycling, I'm as passionate about cycling as I was when I first started in 2010.