From gaining weight....keep you minds out of the gutter!
So despite staying active, now that I'm not riding everyday....I've gone up to 206 pounds!
I'm never going to be a 160 pound climber, because I'm 6ft and have a rugged frame. But I'm getting a gut...and that's just unacceptable to me. For me 190-195 should be my "offseason" weight and 180-185 my "riding season" weight. But this year I struggled to stay around 195 during the season. Sadly...I know why...I like food too much! My portions are too big. It's not that my diet is that bad...it's that I eat too much. I do have one weakness...pizza. But I have no one to blame but myself for this.
So after this weekend, I'm going to start running again as often as my beat up Marine knees will allow in addition to a few nights a week on the fluid trainer and some resistance tranining a couple nights a week. I gotta get my weight back down before Spring.
Anyone else have this issue? I know there are some folks like Tom who have lost large amounts of weight. In fact several years ago I weighed almost 240! That's a long story...but suffice it to say that other than that period of a couple years...I have always been pretty fit. It just hard when you love food. I've started a "food diary" in a small notebook, to better track what I eat and how much. Gotta start creating a calorie deficit.
I guess I have to face the fact that I'm a lot closer to 40 than 30 and my body doesn;t burn up the calories like it used to.