Do I Dare Mess with a Good Thing? The Temptations of Going for My “Racing Weight”

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In July, right before the Bracebridge Olympic distance triathlon. In July, right before the Bracebridge Olympic distance triathlon.

This must be the week to post about weight loss.  Yesterday, Sam came right out and said it: she wants to lose weight.  Then our cycling friend and instructor Cheryl, who is the blogger at Happy Is the New Healthy came right out and said it, too, in her post Coming Clean: Weight Loss versus Body Love: she wants to lose weight.

They have their different reasons. Sam’s reasons are about two things: performance and awareness of the realities of bias against people who are perceived as overweight. Performance-wise, she wants to fly up hills on her bike even faster than she does now (she says she’s not super fast now, but so far she’s smoked me on every challenging hill I’ve ridden up with her). She says:

…we live in a world with pretty strong anti-overweight bias. While…

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