I was wondering if any other Clydes have this problem. I weigh in at 260. I bought a bike 3 weeks ago to help me with fitness and weight loss.
My history has been that the more I exercise, the more weight I gain, at least, temporarily. It's almost as if my body has a reflex to hang on to all the weight while I'm working hard. This has always been the case. I can go weeks, sometimes months working hard and still gaining weight. I know, some are going to tell me it's what I eat, but most folks think I'm a health nut. I've been a vegetarian for 8 yrs. and really do watch what I eat. Right now we eat almost totally out of our garden. Most food we eat is organic. The weight gain will continue and it gets very frustrating. Then, all of a sudden I will start losing. The last time this happened, I walked 8 mi. or rode 20 mi. every day for two weeks, gained 7 lbs., then, finally, lost 9 lbs. in two days. That, by the way, got me down to my present 260.
In the last two weeks I've ridden my bike over 350K with a 100K day and I'm up to 263 lbs. today. I know it'll break soon but it sure is frustrating. I did lose 67 lbs. one year, but I've gained 40 of it back and want to lose it.
Anyway, my question is, have others experienced this.