For the last few years whenever Winter comes along I just start gaining weight. It’s time for intervention via a mini-challenge. My primary 2008 Challenge won’t be unveiled until January 1st, but I can’t wait until then to stop this weight gain.
I know: How can someone cycle as much as me and gain weight? Three things:
- Fewer and shorter rides as it gets colder
- I eat way too much. Portion sizes are too big. And I love bread, cheese, pizza, bacon sandwiches, etc.
Oh yeah, I also started cooking this amazing spaghetti pie recipe – too good and too fattening!
So starting with today’s weigh in, I would like to lose 13 pounds by end June – in time for a few days of big Alps climbs with the “Lost Boys” Tour d’Enfer – friends visiting from North America (more on that another time). The plan is simple:
- Continue Riding as much as possible
- Smaller portions. More salad, healthier foods, etc.
- Less Beer
PS – Always wear a helmet, even indoors.