As stated in my last post, I am on a weight loss push. I am trying to get down to 170ish. I always drop a bit initially, then level off into a slow roll of the weight coming off. I lost about 1.1 lbs per day for the first 5 days and now have gotten into a more reasonable 1-2 lbs per week pace. I am trying to eat whole foods (raw veggies/nuts) and lean meat primarily. I am sticking with a low carb diet for the first 2 weeks, then I plan on introducing a bit of fruit.
It hasn’t been too hard so far. The biggest exception is that my wife has made a couple of my favorites that have tested me: Lasagna and corn bread.
Training has been difficult, I will admit. I usually go low cal, but I keep a decent amount of fruit. This is the first I have tried the low carb as well and I can certainly say it has affected my training. The first week was pretty tough to get out and feel like I had anything in my legs. However, this week doesn’t feel so bad, in fact the fat-burn adaption is quite nice. So far I feel like I can ride pretty long without fatigue, but I don’t quite have a good top end. This usually wouldn’t be much of a deal in January, however I might end up racing in Texas in a week or so and I can’t show up to that without any speed. So I am trying to find that balance to get the legs up to speed without messing up the weight loss.