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Rules for the Cheat Meal

Seriously? Isn't the point of the cheat meal that there are no rules? It's the payoff after many hard days of eating clean, right? In the second visit with my nutrition coach, I learned that the wrong cheat meal can throw off your diet for a few days, beginning the downward spiral in the dieter's trifecta -- self doubt, self loathing and depression. The good news is that you have a lot of latitude with cheat meals, and your body and your scale will guide you. The cheat meal has two purposes -- to replenish glycogen stores and to trick your metabolism. And, the harder you train in the days before your cheat meal, the more latitute you have in food choices. At least this is the way I understand it. If you are really carb depleting, the right cheat meal will register a loss of one or two pounds on the scale next morning. A good cheat meal won't move the scale at all the next morning.

My first cheat meal -- after 8 days on the diet -- was a real blowout.

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Halibut, extra dry, hold the popcorn

I have snuck all manner of food into a movie theater, from fried chicken and burgers, to whole pizzas folded in half. Tonight I boxed up my 2.9 ounces of fish, then bagged it, and smuggled it through the ticket check point in my large black bag. Because of the smell, I had to move to another row for my quick dinner during the previews. I’m just glad I didn’t get bounced. And I’m happy I stuck to my diet.

I apologize to the Academy and the Hollywood foreign press for not buying a 1,000-calorie item from the concession stand. I did pay for a Coke Zero and large water. I hope that helps. OK, I had a coupon for the Coke Zero, but that’s because I spend so much at the movies.

I’m getting closer to my next diet milestone – 40 pounds. Lost another 1.2 this a.m. Tomorrow is another gym workout and I hope to find some buddies for a Sunday morning ride.

Oh, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes was well worth the $9.75.

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I'm starving! But I broke a five-year record this morning

On the heels of my recent article, in which I pledged to take it easy this week, I'm happy to report that I have lost a good deal of weight since Saturday's ride. I'm starving but my next meal is cooking now. It's going to be chicken breast again. Oh boy! And brown rice! Hoorah! I'll get another protein shake and walnuts before bedtime. Just two more days until my next cheat meal.

I gain and lose 5 pounds when I'm not dieting and after recommitting to my diet and weight-loss program, I got down to a five-year low this morning. That's 5.2 for this week. My official total loss is now 35.2 pounds.

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Is Exercise Ruining My Life?

I pondered this question during the rest of my wasted weekend after bonking on the 36-mile TTT training ride in the 100-degree heat on Saturday.

Two good things did happen during the weekend – I posted my fastest average speed for the distance and I got to spend some time with roadskater and eebee. And the September issue of Bicycling magazine arrived in my mailbox.

Besides catching up on what the pros are doing, salivating over new bikes and dreaming of my first grand fondo, I really enjoy reading the Bike Snob’s column. “Fit To Be Tied” was the title of his September column. In this issue he asserts that “Being in shape is a wonderful thing – until it ruins your life.” If you read the column, you’ll see that he equates winning the “fitness lottery” and wanting to hold onto that feeling to a gambler on a hot streak.

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My Money is On Red: Guessing the Roadskater.net 2011 Skate and Bike Jersey Mystery Colors

At Saturday's TTT training rest stop the roadskater.net mystery color jersey was the hot topic at Rest Stop 1. One of our teammates -- I will keep her identity a mystery -- went through the full spectrum of colors and said with confidence that it would be red this year. I let her know that if roadskater finds out she knows that the color will change. "It's already gone to press, it can't change," another said. We who buy the jerseys year after year and try all means of trickery to get roadskater or eebee to slip up and tell know that this is not the case. In fact, if you guess too hard and are close to the new color, it is my understanding that roadskater indeed has the power to change the color. My money was on a gray/black combo this year becauase that would go nicely with my new black, gray and pink bike (hint hint for future years). I do know this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE every roadskater.net jersey that I own. And after this year, I will have them all.

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Hot Tires in the City: Tanglewood Bike Training Ride and Heat Exhaustion, Dehydration or Rest Stop Calories

If any of you reading this has experience with heat exhaustion or dehydration I would appreciate your comments. Yesterday ended badly and yesterday’s headache is still with me. I’m wrapped up in a blanket with the A/C cranked on meat-locker cold.

It was already 82 degrees at 7:30 Saturday morning when I packed up my bike to head to the Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride. There was no way I was going to miss the ride hosted by my favorite bike shop, Cycles de Oro. I prepared for the ride with a decent night’s sleep and a protein shake packed with oats and almond milk. I rode with two full water bottles, each containing a small scoop of Shaklee Performance, and my last pack of GU. Distance choices were 10, 20 and 36. I was happy to learn that I didn’t have to make the choice between 20 and 36 until 9 miles in, at the first rest stop.

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License to Eat: Does Training Hard on My Bike Mean I Can Should Eat More? What and When?

I met with a nutritionist and training coach this afternoon, armed with my "data," favorite diet books and must-haves for the next phase of my brain/body makeover. I fully expected to leave that meeting with a license to eat anything on a heavy training day. What I left with was some great information, a renewed commitment to reaching my weight-loss goal and a grapefruit to add to my daily diet (yay!). I also get a banana on Tour to Tanglewood training days. 

RSNBiker in the Tangerine Roadskater.net JerseyRSNBiker in the Tangerine Roadskater.net Jersey

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Year 2 of the Brain/Body Makeover: Losing Weight in the Off-Season, from Weight Training, and by Riding My New Bike!

It's been a while since we've talked. So I'll update my fellow dieters on my progress since my last post. After 15 months of diet and exercise, I'm happy to report a weight loss of 35 pounds. Last year during the active cycling season, I maintained my 25-pound loss. Until about October. In October and early November, I continued to eat at the same pace but cut back on my calorie burn. I reclaimed 8 of those lost pounds. With the help of my trainer and the diet body builders use when training for competion, I lost 17 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. I believe that I have lowered my body's set point and now I gain and lose the same five pounds, but starting at a much lower set point. 

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Feeling Satisfied -- Taking the Long View

Raise your hand if you can name the road that is paved with good intentions. I’ve taken that to mean that in most cases, my actions are far more important than my intentions or my words. But when it comes to my diet, I’ve learned that “intentional eating” is the single most important part of my success.

Location

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
United States
35° 13' 28.6392" N, 75° 31' 48.5436" W
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Yoga Moon Rising on Day 88

It's Day 88 of my brain/body makeover journey, and I am enjoying a relatively quiet morning after several days of action-packed family adventure on Hatteras Island.

Location

Cape Hatteras
United States
35° 13' 28.6392" N, 75° 31' 48.5436" W
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Confession is Good for the Soul

Every good Catholic knows that confession is good for the soul. Before I take any more credit for the succes in my weight-loss journey, I must stop and share a secret. I've been working with a personal trainer since Day No. 1 of this journey. The first day, which ended with my talking myself out of working out by about 2 p.m., included a phone call to my local gym and setting an appointment to work out with a personal trainer.

Location

Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 4' 21.486" N, 79° 47' 31.11" W
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Brett Michaels and Butter Fat: Day 73

I confess. I love Brett Michaels. It's Day 73 of my Brain/Body Makeover, and I'm in the middle of Part I of the Celebrity Apprentice Season Finale. I'm working through a backlog or recorded shows. I can only manage about an hour a day of TV now that I'm active and feeling healthy.

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Tater Rides Again: Country Park and the Scotland Neck Country Roads Bike Tour

If your weight is keeping you on the couch and off your bike (or skates), I've got the ride for you. Thanks to the wide reach of the Tour to Tanglewood, an annual skating and cycling event that raises money for Multiple Sclerosis, I met a group called "The Taters" a few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon when I was unpacking my bike to ride at Greensboro's Country Park. Roadskater and eebee were out of town and I was determined not to miss a chance to ride on one of the first sunny and very warm days of spring.

Location

Country Roads Bike Tour Scotland Neck, North Carolina
United States
36° 7' 46.56" N, 77° 25' 12.8928" W
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Lower BMI Makes for a Great Night's Sleep: Slimmer Body Mass Index Helps Insomnia, Snoring

It's Day 71 of the Brain/Body Makeover and I've become one of those very annoying morning people. I've been in Bellefonte, PA, since Thursday evening, visiting my oldest and dearest childhood friend and her family. Their experience of me pre-Brain/Body Makeover was one of tip-toeing around in the mornings so as not to wake "Aunt M" from a deep and often loud (my brother says I snore like a farm animal) sleep. This morning, I was up before my alarm -- it was set for 7:15. I had my tea kettle on by 7 a.m. and danced around in the kitchen while I waited for my water to boil.

Location

Bellefonte, PA, Pennsylvania
United States
40° 54' 48.2184" N, 77° 46' 42.006" W
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Body Mass Index (BMI) Out of the Danger Zone: Cycling for Brain & Body Makeover

It's Day 67 of my brain/body makeover and I'm happy to report a 20-pound weight loss as of today. Hitting my first major milestone seemed liked the perfect time to kickoff my blog on roadskater.net.

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