So here I am, 2 weeks into my weight loss plan. So far I am 10 lbs. down and at my goal of 175 lbs. (or close enough) I am definitely going to continue my focus on keeping the weight down moving forward and try to go a bit lower. I am certainly not very lean yet and could lose another 10 lbs. before I get cycling lean. It will all depend on my energy and how my body feels. So far I am listeing to my body and trying to respond when hungry. Truthfully, with all the dense foods I have been eating (raw veggies, nuts, frozen fruit), I haven’t felt all that hungry. I also don’t have much to snack on at the house and that is keeping me pretty light on my extra calories that go in due to boredom.
I got to this last push by eating reasonably and riding a TON. I did a 20 hour ride time week this last 7 days and I haven’t done one of those in a decade. And it was on a mountain bike before I even had a road bike. The riding was a combination of race like efforts, long hauls, and two epic days in the mountains this weekend. All requiring a ton of calories. I ate reasonably around the rides and ate about 200 calories per hour or riding this weekend. I didn’t try to eat light, but I do have some stomache discomfort when I eat a lot and ride hard.
I seem to be recovering between rides reasonably well. I think the focus on protein has been helpful and lots of water. I am still downing a ton of water, keeping a glass or bottle with me at all times.