loosing weight, then gaining weight
As it relates to cycling, not dieting, per se.
Last year I started riding, lost quite a bit of weight then reached a plateau for a while, then started to gain weight again. This year I lost weight for the first few weeks and have started to gain again.
I attributed a good part of it to diet the first time around so I changed my diet quite a bit this time. I have cut red meats, fried foods, cola, and changed my portion size so I don't just eat till I am full.
I little over two weeks ago I was at 208 and now I am right at 220. In the last three weeks I have increased my ride time and distance by a good amount as well.
I guess the point of all that was to ask, is what I am seeing transition from fat to muscle, and normal?
Will I see a return to a drop in my weight as I build the muscle and then lean and condition it while continuing to lose fat?
And with all that said, I am not a small fellow, not rotund, just a big guy at 6'3", and have been over 200 for years now. I weighed around 180 while riding regularly in my late 20's. Is it unreasonable to think of getting under 200 again in my 40's?