The last time I wrote about my weight, I was at 177 and hoping for 175. I’m between 172 and 173. That was about a month ago.
My Body Mass Index was a healthy 24 back then. It’s now an even better 23.5.
My diet, meaning the conglomeration of what I ingest, is natural and home cooked. I eat my fruits and veggies but I typically think of vegetarians, especially vegans, as misguided. I believe a balanced diet is best. But that’s just me, you do what you want, and leave my meat alone.
Next, I limit soda to special occasions only. Otherwise, as crazy as I get is an Arnold Palmer, God rest his soul. Half the calories, all of the awesome. Either that or I enjoy a good, flavored H2O.
Other than that, this is it:
The equations and order are very simple. My initial weight maintenance formula is this: Miles + Fuel = W. When I want to drop weight, I simply alter the equation:
More x Miles + Fuel = “W – R” or weight reduction.
If W isn’t dropping satisfactorily then I modify the equation thusly:
(More x Faster x Miles) + (Fuel x 0.75) = W – R.
On the occasion that still doesn’t work I would alter it again:
(More x Faster x Miles) + (Fuel x 0.66) = W – R.
Now, if that still doesn….
Just kidding, I’ve never even gotten to that last one. You get the idea though. The tricky part is looking at food as fuel. Once I got that down, the rest was easy. Have you ever passed on a piece of cake because it won’t help your ride in the morning? I do. A lot. And it feels awesome.
It’s not rocket science… hell, it’s barely Algebra.