Okay... I need to shed 25lbs.........when I say need, I mean really want to drop 25lbs by April.
Currently I am at 205lbs.
I dont have a lot of time for training (juggling family life, work, going back to school) so my natural thought was to decrease calorie intake. But with that reduction, wouldnt I also sacrifice a reduction in muscle..almost like atrophy? Is my body not going to get enough of what it needs and then I would be doing more harm than damage? What about weight loss supplements? Do they work? Who's tried them? I tried hydroxycut hardcore and didnt notice a thing!
My current "training schedule" is like this.
Monday night (usually 9pm...after studying) 5k run
Tuesday rest..(son's t-ball, homework)
Wednesday night...gym (again...9pm)
Thursday rest..(again, homework, son's t-ball, and doing "chores" around the house)
Saturday..club ride 20-25 miles 8:30 am - 9:30-10am
Sunday...quick ride by myself 10-15 miles.
My breakfast usually consist of 2 slices whole wheat bread with peanut butter (hey..I could buy some salmonella infected stuff and drop all my weight!!) or oatmeal
Snack around 10:30am.... carrots, or a few triscuits
Lunch...usually sandwich or 2 packs of ramen noodles
Snack around 3:00pm.... as above, or granola.
Is the only way for me to drop weight to get back to calorie counting and focus on a deficiency?