I started riding in 2006 at 240 lbs. I dropped 10 lbs that year while riding 2000 miles and watching what I ate. In the summer of 2008 I weighed 230 lbs and I started seriously counting my calories. 2300 miles later I weighed 221 lbs as of May 2009.
I only eat about 2600 calories per day (counted on fitday). In the last 2 weeks I have cut out one meal and have replaced it with a protein shake (whey powder drink mix). I am also using a pre-exercise performance drink mix (1 glass 1 1/2 hrs before riding). I now weigh 229 lbs.
I know that I'm building muscle and burning fat. My pants size has gone down and I can see the difference in how my birthday suit fits me. All of that doesn't help when I see the numbers on the scale GO UP!
I think I need therapy.