So I'm training for the Hundred For Hope century ride coming up soon.
When I did it last year, I was at one certain weight. It was my first century and I was pretty new to cycling and car-free living... so the weight melted off. Predictably, after last year's ride plus the winter/holidays, my weight went back up. I was still in riding shape, just not the stripped-down-for-speed that I was leading up to the century. I went up maybe a little shy of 20lbs or so.
Now that I'm back training, I'm losing weight again, but I'm stalled with about 10lbs or so between now and where I was last year. I'm riding as much, maybe more -- and also running 5k's. Same diet, same habits, more workouts, but I still have this little belly.
The point you all wish I would finally get to is this. Should I really worry about that last 5-10lbs if I'm in riding shape? I'm doing my 50mi rides fine, my regular rides are fine, but I still have this little pooch belly. Is this just more fuel and fat to burn, or should I change my diet to drop that last bit of weight? Change up the diet some? Cross-train?