confession time: I've gained back half of the 40# I lost when I started cycling a couple of years ago.
I'm wondering whether it can be traced to me riding too much. here's why:
I have a 13-15 mile commute each way. When I started out, and when I lost most of the weight, I was riding in and then taking the train home because I simply didn't have the energy to do both ways every day.
over time I built up the strength to do the 26-30 mile round trip ride, which got me excited. but I also found the following. my ride *to* work was exciting/exhilarating, while the ride home was exhausting and left me crazy hungry by the time I got home.
am I shooting myself in the foot? particularly as winter arrives and the commute home involves riding in the dark, I am thinking that maybe I should make my commute a one-way endeavor. that would leave me less ravenous when I get home and hopefully help me make progress on the waistline.