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I would like to thank you for your posts about diet and biking and starving. Until reading your blog, I really never thought i could do it. i am not as nuts as you are (i think) but i have been counting calories and paying attention to what i eat since last Thursday. I took it seriously on Saturday and today I have lost 3 pounds in four days and feel great. Since my goal is to lose 8lbs by January 1, that’s pretty damn good! I am stoked! i am on my way to rid the pooch in the middle. It is amazing how three pounds makes a difference.
How do you lose weight after a ride? I am my lowest weight in the morning, so i don’t dare get on the scale but once a day: as soon as I wake up. I have had consistent foods. Tonight i am hungry, I have to admit, but i refuse to eat this late at night. I screwed up dinner by nibbling on various little things like olives, cherry tomatoes, apple, little tofu – it seemed i could not figure out how to count the calories. I am sure I am way under today, as i did a ride and ate little. If nothing else, you have taught me to pay attention and say no to the crap food i do not need.
I have some big races coming up this year, so I cannot lose endurance, muscle or speed, so I know I need to be careful with what I am eating and making every calorie count!