I can't say I was overweight but I reckon my fighting weight should be at 140lbs. However after last summer of not much riding and a few too many pie rides when I did- Mt weight had crept up to around 155 and I was beginning to feel it. January and with a bit of exercise and diet I had it down to 150 but it was at that time I decided to get down the gym and work on getting fit for the summer and hopefully a bit of weight loss would come in aswell. Other niggling things came in such as I am now pre diabetes and a few other problems like Vitamin "D" deficiency and High blood Pressure which led to a dietary change to cut out a few more bits of the food chain and a couple of weeks ago I was a consistent 147. Felt a lot better and although the weather wasn't allowing me to get on the bike very often- the gym work had improved me for when I did ride.
Then last Tuesday I did a spinning session and although I felt as though I had worked hard- The stats did not confirm this. I was back to the same levels I was at in January and I put that down to the medication I now have to take. Weight was no different at 147lbs but I did have a terrific thirst that night.
For the past week I have cut back on exercise and I think the rest has worked. In 7 days I am so close to my target of 140 lbs that if I carry on with the same regime of the past 7 days- I should hit the target tomorrow. Mind you------- Projectile vomiting and diarrhoea that I have had for the past week has probably had a great deal to assist in the weight loss.
So looks like a minor setback in my training as There is no way I am chancing sitting on a saddle for a few days till I am certain my stomach is back to normal.