I’ve written more about bicycling here than any other topic. I’ve never been much of a writer, so it’s possible I’ve written more about bicycling than any other topic since I could write.
I haven’t been talking much about weight recently. I don’t have much to write about. I haven’t been controlling my diet. I haven’t been weighing regularly. I haven’t been losing (or gaining) weight. My weigh has been steady at just above 220 lbs. That’s quite a bit above my goal weight of 175.
I started this adventure at nearly 300 lbs and very unfit. I had a sedentary lifestyle. I was probably on the fast-track to a heart attack.
I was able to bring my weight under 200 lbs for a while. I also got much more fit. That took a lot of effort and self-control. I still intend to work at that, I’m not giving up my goal weight yet.
One thing has changed. My bicycle-centric lifestyle means I can maintain a weight around 220 lbs without much effort. I drink beer and eat pizza with few limits. I don’t eat fast food or drink soda, but that’s because I don’t enjoy those things. Parting with them wasn’t difficult.
Maybe I’m just making excuses for not putting the effort into losing more weight. I want to do some more bike touring this year. I want to have more free time away from work and family obligations, but I’m not sure how to pull that one off.