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Fighting Weight is One Pound Away, and Three Months Early.

February 2018
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I’ve been on a fairly radical diet for a couple of weeks now. It’s radical in its simplicity, of course, certainly nothing special. Here, scooch in closer… I’ll whisper it to you.

I don’t eat much. An apple and banana for breakfast and a power bar for luch, then I eat a sensible dinner.

To break it down, I’ve got 100 calories each for the apple and the banana. 300 for the granola bar, and figure 1,000 to 1,200 calories for dinner. Do the math, that’s 1,700 calories a day.

My intake, adjusted for my active lifestyle and that it’s winter, is 2,750 calories, give or take. That’s a deficit of 1,000 calories a day over 14 days… 14,000 calories /3,500 is 4.

Here’s the problem: That first two weeks sucks. Getting used to limiting lunch to a few hundred calories is not easy or fun.

Another thing that sucks is that I’m not a happy fellow after my 5pm ride. I have to eat, and fast. My wife has had to be a bit of a saint too, and she has.

The cool side of that though, is that after that second week it gets easier to stay on the path – and the weight reallt burns off when it’s easy.

So, call it two more weeks, maybe three and I’ll be ahead of the Spring game… and none too soon – I wanna ride (even if the weather isn’t cooperating yet)!

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9 Comments

  1. Manu Stanley says:

    I believe, you should not make a target for weight-loss, unless it is hampering your performance or general well-being. One granola bar for lunch seems terrible to me.. maybe that is my perception. πŸ™‚

  2. You should try power yoga (kinda like P90X routine). Any extra weight will melt off AND it’s great for keeping your legs in shape for biking and your hamstrings and calves from getting tight! My 26 year old son teaches an hour thirty minute class and I will burn as many calories in his class as I do on a 20 mile bike ride. I changed my routine up this winter to stay in shape for riding. Oh, and I can still eat!

  3. Damn I recon I eat 1700 calories for breakfast some days… πŸ˜‚

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