My Name is Terry and I am a Clyde
I have been a clyde for most of my adult life and at 56, that's been a while. I did get down to my proper weight for a couple of years, which is 165-170. While I always am somewhat aware of my weight, its never really occurred to me that I am a clyde. I am in the midst of really working on incorporating mindfulness and meditation into my life, and last week it suddenly hit me, I am a clydesdale, and I don't want to be a clydesdale. I believe that was a result of being more mindful of where I am in my life.
So here I am, hoping to join in here, hoping that you can open yourselves to allow me into the "club". I think that I need to apologize, somehow I never felt like I was a clyde, and held myself above you all, and I was wrong. ITs a bit like AA, you have to first admit to where you are, then proceed from there.
I weighed 236 last week, and decided to do two things differently than I have done in the past. First, I started counted calories, and tracking them with a computer based program, and secondly I decided that simply riding at a slowish pace was not getting me anywhere in my fitness goals. So I started doing interval training three times a week (on an indoor trainer right now) and just base type fitness riding the other days. Since Jan 9, I have seen a real improvement in my riding ability, with my power in sets of 10 x 1 minute intervals increasing from 300 watts to 330.
But the most exciting improvement has been is my weight- today I weighed in at 231.5. I have lost 4.5 pounds in a week. I am amazed. I have limited my actual, not estimated calorie intake to about 2000 per day, and its working.
Well thats enough, Thanks for listening, I look forward to good times and good losing!