The final 20lbs that is.
I had been stuck at 195 for a couple of years. Riding almost 4k miles last year and 5k this year I was becoming ever more frustrated with not being able to drop to my goal of 175lbs. I have been using a food diary to check my calories/fat etc. and nothing.
Back in the first part of October I decided to shake things up and went on the Atkins diet...I hit 173 last Wednesday and what a difference on the bike. I'm starting to bring the carbs back in to my diet in moderation, but my energy level and overall feeling of fitness is incredible. I had been doing about 10-15 carbs / day since 10/08/10. I'm not saying it's for everyone but shaking things up a little sure did the trick for me. I'm in 32" pants which I haven't seen since high school.