Saturday, January 8, 2011


After a break over the holidays I am again tracking my food intake carefully on MyPlate at

One of my goals this year is to ride a 300K, and if that goes well, a 400K randonee. I can't see lugging the extra ~40lbs I currently have strapped to by belly and waist around those courses.

So I've got to regulate the intake in addition to riding 5 - 6 days each week to improve and develop my fitness.

After I plugged in my height, weight, age, gender and a goal to loose 1 lb / week: MyPlate recommends a 2300 calorie / day diet for life support, plus whatever I burn while exercising. Today marks the 5th straight day I've been good with the choices and kept my intake at or below these recommendations.

I feel better after eating all of those salads too.

Here's to a smaller Mike in 2011.

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