Guest poster Don Blount is back, with an item on getting back to his best weight — and staying there.
But it works for me.
This system has helped me lose weight and keep it off for nearly two years.
And this philosophy has become more than a “diet” or “eating plan,” it has become part of my lifestyle. It works with my personality.
I watch what I eat, schedule my exercise and as a result I am able to maintain the weight that I want.
I have written previously about my weight loss, counting calories, etc.
I learned that for me to maintain a good cycling weight and a better weight overall than the 196 pounds I carried a few years ago that I need accountability.
It is not enough for me to go: “Oh, I will eat smaller portions and exercise more.” I need something to tell me what a portion size is and how much exercise I have done.
I learned that I cannot maintain a proper weight solely through diet or solely through exercise; that I need a combination of the two.
I learned that it is difficult for me to eat solely 1,750 calories a day I find that a normal day’s intake for me is about 2,600 calories. A normal day of movement for me – exercise, walking and the like – burns about 900 calories, which reduces my net calorie intake to that 1,750 range. And it also means the proper combination of protein, fat, carbs, etc. but that’s a topic for another post.
Going into hip replacement surgery I knew that the level and intensity of my exercise would be greatly restricted, by my standards I basically sat for five weeks, and I expected to gain at least a few pounds. And have gained about five pounds.
Still, I am not sweating that weight gain, at least not yet, as I become more active I expect to get back to my normal riding weight.