Miles ridden this week: 116
Average calories per day: 1991
Pounds lost this week: 3.5
Current weight: 262 lbs (119) kg
Total weight loss since 3/26/10: 29 lbs.
Weeks until MS Ride: 1 (Holy Crap!)
I stopped taking the Crave Arrest suppliment this week and feel much, much better. I was able to eat enough so that I wasn't dragging on my rides. I averaged only about 160 calories a day more than last week, but what a difference it made. The doctor wants me to try to add back in the Crave Arrest at a lower dose. I may try that later this week.
I've now lost 29 of the 30 or so pounds I gained over the winter. Starting this week, I'll be trying to get below a plateau that I haven't seen the south side of since I was in my thirties. Last year around this time, I spent a solid three months counting my calories and riding my bike 60-90 miles a week. I was horribly hungry and my weight just jigged up and down the same 3 pounds the whole time. It really pissed me off and caused the f@ck-all attitude that resulted in my weight gain over the winter.
An interesting development this week is that I've begun to trust my hunger. For most of my life, I haven't trusted my hunger. People would always say 'Just eat when you are hungry and you'll lose weight' but that has never worked for me. Anytime I ate when I was hungry, I would consistently gain weight. Now, thanks to the diet and suppliments I'm on, if I'm super hungry, I know I need to eat or I'll feel crummy, yet I don't seem to be too hungry. It is a novel feeling. I quite enjoy it.