So far so good. I have hit my 177ish goal a couple of days early. I have been able to get on the bike every day this week and that has helped a lot. I am sticking to my diet OK, but not perfect. Drinking a ton of water is definitely helping me stay “full”. My go to snack has been oranges and nuts. The big question is about recovery. Am I getting enough food to restore my body and the training efforts? I have not backed off on intensity, doing the bus stop ride Tuesday and racing last night. After the race last night, I was sure to get home and eat a couple of hamburger patties to ensure I got enough protein. I feel great this morning, so I guess it worked.
The weight has come off way faster than I expected. I have lost 8 lbs in 11 days. Not normal. This suggests to me that I was pretty FAT. I still think hitting 175 will still be a challenge. The last few lbs. are always hard. But I have a big weekend of riding that will help a lot. After hitting 175, I am going to evalutate trying to go lower.