I worried here a couple weeks ago about my long history of yo-yo dieting and weight loss perhaps locking me into my 245 pound weight. I'm 5'10" and 59 years old.
I think it has.
I've been training hard, about 120-130 miles a week and watching what I eat by keeping it under 2,000 cals a day. The weight drops a few pounds one week but then is right back the next. My leg muscles are certainly harder and my energy is better and maybe, just a bit, my clothes seem to be less tight but the weight stays locked right in at 245.
I know I'm fitter than I have been in a long time but the pounds are just not dropping. I started this regimen in May, moving from 50-60 miles a week to the 120-130 now.
I just can't spend any more time training and keep my job. My workouts take about 10 hours now.
I bought an HRM and most of my training is in zone 3 with occaisonal zone 4 bursts which, according to the calculation, more than burns close to 2,000 cals on my 25 mile daily rides.
What is happening?
I can't begin to tell you how depressing this is.
Am I stuck at the huge weight forever? Will my matabolism eventually kick in? I see this as my last chance. I turn 60 next year. Is it too late for me to change this body?