I'm new to the forums. I have recently started bike commuting to work 4 times per week and so naturally all kinds bicycling topics are peaking my interest. This C/A forum is wonderful. Lots of inspiration and great advice. I have recently weighed myself at another person's house and was horrified to be 265lbs instead of what I thought I was (240). The surprise comes from my perception that I do not feel or consider myself overweight or perhaps that I do consider 260 to be way too much.
I'm 47, 6' tall and I have a sedentary job. On the other hand, I consider myself very active. Depending on the season every weekend I go hiking and backpacking, sea kayaking, ski mountaineering, xc skiing, skate skiing, backcountry skiing and now also biking. During the week I used to supplement more seakayaking with short trips, I would walk 4 - 6 miles a couple times per week, during winter I would go xc skiing during lunch break when possible.
I have great endurance that I use all the time. My hiking trips consist always of hiking up 4000 footers (New England), my ski skinning also up 4000+ mountains, xc skiing I can do 15-20 miles per day, seakayaking I can do 10 mile day easily and have done 20 miles on several occassions. The last weekend days I biked 22,25 and 26 miles respectively.
I am on my 4th week bicycle commuting to work. 11 miles each way. I use pedal assist bike (ebike). I go fast, pedal non stop all the way to work in about 30 minutes.
I do not run :-) I do not drink (2 social beers per month perhaps). I do not smoke. I have never done any drugs.
So I still want to lose the weight although I do not FEEL obese but by the numbers I clearly am.
Let's hope the bike commuting will curb my weight by adding regular DAILY workout to my mix.
And of course the only logical consideration is my diet.
I eat usually
Breakfast:2 instant oatmeal packets in the morning if I bike, or 2 starbucks honey yogurts if I drive.
Lunch: big salat with meat or 20 pieces of sushi from super market or Yellow Curry
Dinner: decent size dinner from whatever my wife cooks for the kids or 1 fresh baguette with milk
So this is my first post and an introduction to the forum. Hi everyone.