A little background:
I am 5'8" 160 lbs. I am by no means chunky, hell I'm anything but. I ran track and cross country for 3 years (7-9grade) but I had to quick after I damaged my knee (tendinitious(sp)) and since then I have put on a couple of pounds (Ok I'll be honset since freshmen year I have packed on roughly 30 pounds (I'm at the end of my junior year) I have grown at least an inch and a half since then as well. But I am not in the shape that I used to be. I know that with out the running I used to do I can't expect the same results, but is there a way just cycling can help me shed the weight? I can run still, it just hurts after a while. Any ideas? I'm up for anything.
Basiclly I understand that it won't be an over night thing, but I want to drop like 5-10 lbs at least(prefer 15-20..but I have to consult my doc before I drop that much) and I want to do it with cycling/diet/ and light running. I have a fairly tone body, again I say, not the body I used to have (well defined rock hard abs and pex but still pretty cut for a 16 yr old that isn't a 'jock' and is in band)