It’s been a long time since I’ve lost any real weight. I’ve hovered between 165 and 170 lbs for the past few months after reaching a low of 160 lbs earlier this past summer. I’d like to get back to the 160-165 lbs range, but it just hasn’t been happening. My eating habits have been good, but I’ve also had more opportunities for social drinking and some of my planned runs have been cancelled due to injuries and other events. The result is that my weight is up. After the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, it’s up especially high: 172 lbs!
To combat this, I’m re-dedicating myself to strict portion control on a strict Paleo diet coupled with adding bicycle days to my non-running days. It seems to me that the only real difference between me maintaining and being able to drop a few more lbs past 160 lbs is to do a little more exercise. I may throw in a kettlebell routine once or twice a week in place of the bicycle riding, but either way, I’m going to try for at least 5-6 days a week of some sort of physical activity.
Diet will get you 90% there. That last 10%? It looks like I’m going to have to sweat it off.