Have I mentioned how much I love the heat? Last week's weigh-in was 352lbs, another 2lb loss for the third week in a row, which was getting frustrating, but I was just dealing with it. Saturday I stepped on the scale - 340 1/2! I was just hoping for 349, but hell, I'll take it!
As a background, on June 15, 2005 I weighed 567 pounds, and decided enough was enough. I began a MD-supervised 800 calorie/day diet for the next three months that facilitated my life change. Last summer I dropped below 367lbs and pretty much hung out in the 360's for the rest of the summer, then fall brought a wedding + new job that really derailed the weight loss. I kept it off for awhile by going to the gym over my lunch hour during the fall/early winter but then work stress.. .well.. you know the story. This March when I got back on the bike, I was up to 377 and unhappy with that number completely. Now it's June, and I'm down to 340, and well.. tickled pink!
There's no secret to my diet. During the week I eat 1500-2000 calories/day of healthy balanced foods and ride my bike at least 20 miles a day. On the weekends I don't watch the diet so closely, but at this point I know what I can and cannot eat to keep the weight off. If I do my 40+ mile rides on Saturday, plus another 30 on Sunday I give myself some leeway, but that leeway never involves a drive-thru, either driving through one or (here's the key) dining anywhere that has one.
If I can do it, so can you. And you too can toot your own horn repeatedly and often when you do it.