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Ok - I'll confess - working in an office combined with spending a couple hours a day in my car getting to and from the office seems to be adding up on this 48 year olds waist.
I've never objected to carrying a few extra pounds in my backpack - but I'd prefer it be IN THE BACKPACK and not under my skin.
Other than the obvious (walking at lunch, trying to get a walk in at night, watching my diet (which at this point consists of bran cereal for breakfast and a plain salad for lunch (no meat or cheese, oil and vinegar dressing) and a modest dinner (I use a 3/4 size plate) - any hints or tips any of ya'all have found?
Oh - what brought this on? Simple - the wife accused me of obstructing her forward view while hiking up a trail on Sunday ....
Because of family, professional and community obligations I know that I no longer have the time to dedicate to fitness that I did when I was racing bicycle as a cat2 and climbing 5.11 on sight - but dang it - I'd like to get back in shape again. My BP and all are fine, my cardio is still pretty good (I don't run out of steam real fast on those steep uphills) - but my BMI is approaching the mid 20's - and I don't want it to get any dang higher!
Just figured there were others around here, about my age, or maybe even a year or ten older, who might have picked up on techniques that I've missed -
Thanks in advance