Well the home team was humiliated today, good thing I do not invest much emotional energy in spectator sports.
However I am very much invested in trying to shed weight. Unfortunately I have gotten past the easy weight loss and now my body is fighting back. Nope it says to me—ha, I may be willing to drop a few easy pounds with a few 2 to 4 hour rides but now you have to start working for it………..
Every spring for the last 20+ years I have practiced a simple form of eat less, exercise more to lose some winter bear fat weight. I simply watch the total amount I consume and add some additional fruit, veggies and fiber. IE: a little less yummy tasting processed foods, a little more of the boring but good stuff. Nothing radical, nothing sacrosanct, just a slight nod towards a healthier diet. However eating better is never enough because like most I can’t help but consume more than my body really needs to actually lose pounds. This is of course where the bike riding comes in. If I have time and the weather cooperates I can easily put in the miles/time to shed 1 to 2 lbs every 7-10 days.
But somewhere along the way there always comes a plateau in my weight loss results. It’s always the same, as I ride more I become more efficient. I can pedal longer with less effort, which is a good thing but…
….basically my body quickly drops into a comfortable, now well recognized “endurance mode” and the time/effort required to shed each additional lb goes up dramatically. Age seems to make weight lose harder but I am not to sure about that…..I continue to pretend age doesn't matter
Anyway, usually I bump over these plateaus with additional and extended rides. Unfortunately my job requires about 3 out of 4 weeks of travel—and try as I might I simply cannot spend more than 1 hour on the rusty old exercise bikes found in most hotel fitness centersI know, ya, whine whine whine, who other than me really cares……….all I know is a way will be found to get where I need to be……