The good news is that I lost another 0.6 lbs this week. The bad news is that I probably shouldn't have given how poorly I dieted. I have lost 3 lbs in two weeks but it was more the volume of riding I did than any good dieting.
I rode 224 miles last week and used 6200 Kcal.
Two major changes in my dieting and riding are underway. For dieting I am moving into the Paleo Diet for Athletes based on the recommendation of Joe Friel. This is a transition that will take a week or two to complete as I drop out of my diet foods not allowed, shift to the foods prescribed, and learn the ends-and-outs of how the Paleo Diet is modified for endurance athletes.
For riding I have shifted to fewer bigger rides. Instead of 30-50 mile rides I am doing 50-85 miles rides and making sure I get enough rest between. I am also starting to walk so that I can incorporate more running into my training. I have not run for a long time and I need to strengthen the muscles in my hips to take the weight.
As of today (Monday 8-12) I have stopped using sugar, all dairy products except skim milk, and all grains. I have shifted to all lean meats (had a ground turkey patty with onions and hot green salsa for dinner--it was OK but certainly not a cheeseburger).
I will see how this works. And I will report.