So I want to lose about 15 lbs. In my perfect world, I'd like to be able to all of the Seattle to Portland ride (202 miles) in one day- it feels like such a more significant accomplishment to me than back-to-back centuries, not that that's anything to shake a stick at either.
Well in addition to some mileage goals I have, I want to shed some weight and since my credit at Piermont Bike isn't high enough yet to get new wheels, I'll have to keep riding my heavy bike and save the weight on the engine.
I have some decisions to make and some stuff to teach myself- if you can help, please post.
What I know:
-I want to evaluate, or re-evaluate, my food/exercise every 2 weeks.
-100 bike miles minimum per week
-Restrict no foods except I will continue to avoid sugar substitutes
-No liquid calories except coffee/tea and electrolyte drinks during rides. (This isn't hard, I go weeks at a time without liquid calories)
-No alcohol- also very easy
-No eating after 7 pm
What I need to know:
-What my heart rate is supposed to be- what kind of range am I shooting for in order to achieve maximum fat-burning results
-How many days of exercise on/off? (I don't currently belong to a gym where I can lift weights, though I may join one for the summer)
-Three larger meals with smaller snacks in between or several 300-ish calorie meals spaced throughout the day
-How many calories am I shooting for per day? I'm definitely not going to do a no-carb thing. I'm dead set on counting calories, I just don't know yet what my daily should be in order to lose 15 lbs in 6 weeks.
Lose 15 lbs or more before July 12. My goal is not to specifically train for the 200 miles in a day. If it happens, it happens.
Lots to figure out. Aaah! I am planning on starting tomorrow- I'll be posting frequently...tomorrow morning I'll do my first weigh-in and I plan to only weigh myself once a week. I need an average of 2.5 lbs/week. Doable?