Back in October/November I was riding consistently about 100 miles/week. I was eating "sensibly", although not optimally. I weighed myself about once a week and seemed to be stuck on 215. Fast forward a little to December - the weather starts getting colder, holidays etc. I'm riding less, maybe 50 miles/week for about a 3 week period - eating a lot less sensibly. Step on the scale around the end of December. 205!
Does the body need "downtime" to actually shed pounds. What accounts for the delay? Some kind of metabolism issue? Age? I'm 43.
A bigger question. If there is some type of "downtime" factor, does it make more sense to exercise/ride on alternate days instead of every day if you want to hasten weight loss? What has been others experience?