Plateaus! Ugh!! and double ugh!!!
I think my max weight was something like 265-270 a couple years ago. It's been a slog to get down to my current weight of 220. I'm not a calorie counter, a serious dieter or an fan of exercise for the sake of exercise. As a matter of fact, I don't like to "exercise" but I do enjoy riding (most of the time).
But I've hit the dreaded PLATEAU. Not an ounce of weight loss in about two months. And that's frustrating.
Part of the frustration is knowing that, while I'm eating a bit "smarter " and rarely indulge in fatty food binges like I used to, my current riding "schedule" makes me want to eat more to fuel myself. And the cycle continues... Eat, gain a pound or two, ride and get hungry, ride again, eat less and feel underfed&undernourished, lose 1-2or3 pounds, rinse repeat.
This is mostly a rant, not a search for advice or even a plea for encouragement. It's my alternative to heading to the fridge for comfort food - which used to be one of my favorite things in life.
If it was daytime, I'd go riding again despite having done 40 miles already today.
And it's going to be somewhat unseasonably chilly and breezy tomorrow (not the normal environment for a Southern boy) but I'm going to ride anyway.
Oh well. Cold temp => core must burn more calories to generate heat => riding in the wind same same => hopefully lose another ounce or two at least. That's the theory at least.
Anyone seen my full-fingered gloves? I know I put them away in April. I just don't know where.