Weight down, power up; New photo.
It’s shaping up to be another productive week of fat loss–and my power on the bike and energy levels have not suffered in the least.
My scale weight as of this morning is 162.8 pounds (73.85 kilograms), and a couple of my soft tape measurements have gone down another quarter inch over the past week. As always, I’ll be doing a full set of soft tape measurements, a 7-site body fat test and a full analysis of my “mini-cut” in Sunday’s blog.
Last night after dinner (Tilapia, mixed veggies and brown rice), I noticed vascularity in my arms and legs that I’ve not seen since my cut ended back in March. I grabbed this crappy cell phone shot right before bed (click to enlarge):
When I hit the hills around here I have definitely noticed the 10 pounds I’ve dropped since my vacation ended last month. My power on the bike has not only held steady as I’ve cut weight, I’ve been setting PRs left and right (in fact, on yesterday’s ride I tied my 3-minute power output PR with 391 watts). July is shaping up to be one of my strongest months on the bike in several respects, and I’ll go into all of that when I do my monthly cycling report on August 1st.
I’ve decided that as long as I’m feeling strong on the bike, I’m going to continue to cut weight. If I can keep my power high while dipping down into the middle 150 pound (70 kilogram) range, that will make a huge difference when I’m in the mountains this September for the Six Gap Century.
On that note, time to eat and get to my group ride. Today’s ride is going to be fairly short at 100 kilometers, so hopefully it will be fast. 🙂