I was looking at my Santiago race report from last year, and this jumped out at me:
Browsing through the race day photos, there's a clear difference between me and the mid-pack Sport riders. They are noticeably leaner than I am. Normally, I wouldn't care. But that's reinforced by the race data.
I can only imagine what I'd be able to do if I were riding more consistently, and not carrying around a gallon of ice cream and two batches of cookies everywhere I go.
It's time to face the fact that the single best thing I can do for my cycling (and probably my health in general) is to drop 10-15 lbs.
So I'm posting this image in my cube, and I might tape it inside the pantry door at home, above the cookies.
For the record, my bathroom scale says I'm at 184.6#, 16% body fat.