As I’ve ridden my bike more, I’ve come to rely on that for my weight loss. I end up eating more, then if I don’t ride, I’m setting myself up for weight gain.
Over the weekend I had a “back to basics” moment where I ate less – a lot less. Monday, I ate over 1500 calories (which is still down from my normal 1900 or so), and rode the bike. I’m not done eating for today yet, but it looks to be a 1300-1400 calorie day. I am hungry, but as long as I eat small amounts often, I don’t feel weak or sick.
Today’s weigh-in was 229 lbs. I’m finally below 230. I hope to be below 220 by mid-December.
Also, this week, I won’t be riding my full commute at all. I really need to move closer to work. I’ve been driving to Jeffersonville, IN to park (for free), and riding from there. I still get a workout, but with the shorter distance (and cooler weather) I can ride in my work clothes. I also rode in a business suit today (with my tie flapping in the breeze), but that’s a story for another day.