OK, this is a totally serious question...however I am sure to get some routine roadie replies. I am new to racing this year and am loving it. When I started cycling last year I weighed 228 lbs. I trained and dieted all winter with race intentions (and to get healthier of course). My 5' 7 " frame is at a much smaller 165 lbs now. HOWEVER...I still have a belly (noticable in my kit...not a regualar T-shirt) and climbing hills is getting better but is still my weakness. I have entered 2 road races and got dropped due to climbs, I have done 5 flat crit training races and always finished in the top 10 except 1 time.
Well after dieting for 8 months and losing all that weight I am sick of not eating carbs (was on low carb to lose it all). Putting in 150 miles or so a week the last thing I wanna do is diet more! But although I havnt gained weight I have stopped losing since I went off the low carb. I assume the only reason I am not gaining is all the excersise. So my question is....should I stress about the last 15-20 lbs I SHOULD be at to be a competitive cyclist, or should I eat what I want and train my ass off and race all summer? If the belly is there it's there if it goes it goes...please some serious thoughts along with the jokes would be appreciated. Thanks