I have poked my nose in a few threads about "Why we are Fat" etc and besides being moderately insulted by the inference I am "a tangle of ... psychological problems" and being told the problem is (pictures of) big greasy burgers. Believe me, this sort of thing is really, really counterproductive.
I am 53, 5'9" and I weighed in this a.m. at 245# -- five pounds heavier than I weighed thirteen weeks ago when I started cycling to work. I have been averaging 18 miles a day of vigorous riding; I built up to it ever the course of the first five or six weeks and I now ride 25 miles/ day. I have seen _no_ weight loss. I have kept the same breakfast -- two slices of whole wheat toast and some peanut butter -- have halved my lunch portions of soup or sandwich (again whole wheat bread); remove 80% of the "white carbs" from my diet; seriously reduced snacks, almost eliminating them.
Here's the question: I understand muscle tissue is more dense than fat, but for crying out loud, how can I not be losing some weight after this much exercise? Is my weight going to be stable until my legs look like Charles Atlas and there's no more muscle left to build and _then_ see some weight loss?
I live in the Pac NW, and jeez, the season to reasonable cycle to work and pile on the miles is limited. It gets wet and dark here for a long time, and it's not too far off... I was hoping to drop at least 20 pounds this summer. I guess that was a futile dream.
So... if a nutritionist or physiologist can help me understand how much more "muscle replacing fat" folderol I have to go through before I see results, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in Advance,