I have heard time after time, "Ride more and the weight will come right off". Well, I have been. I have also been using a computer program to track my calories every day and even though I shoot past the target some days I never make it up to the "normal" for a guy my size and age. I have been working pretty hard. This time.
You see, I have a history. I have weighed about 225 (+/-) for about 10-15 years now. No matter what. I have tried Atkins and vegetarian diets. I have "tried" simply eating as much of whatever it was that I wanted. I have hiked, biked and paddled. I have sat on the couch recovering from injuries for months on end. 225.
Now, I am all scientific. Keeping track of mileage and calories and do you know what I weigh after 6 weeks of doing this, you'll never guess?
The bad part is that I have been looking through a bunch of "picture of" threads in NOT the Clyde forum and you know what I have seen? If you said "fat guys on bikes" you win a prize. Not just any fat guys on bikes but fit fat guys who can ride much further and faster than I can. These fellows did NOT get skinny by riding a lot.
All of this is very disheartening to me. I want to be 190 some day. I am starving, exhauseted and miserable and now I am realizing that some day, even if I can ride 110 miles at a time, I might still be fat! Frack me.