Guest poster Don Blount is back, with an item on getting back to his best weight — and staying there.
For some, it may not be their thing to weigh, measure or tally just about everything they eat and drink.
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.