Kwin Peterson is an avid cyclist from Salt Lake City who has ridden over 23,000 miles in the last seven years, most of those logged from his home to the office. Kwin started pedaling to work as a way to lose weight, unfortunately, the calories he was burning on his ride were being offset by poor eating habits. Finally, Kwin pinpointed a key downfall in his weight loss plan that was right in front of him every day. “The fact that I was only losing about a pound a month was a personal scandal,” he said. “It didn’t take much to realize that the free cookies constantly available at my office were a prime culprit.”
Realizing he needed to balance an exercise strategy with a new diet, Kwin made a plan and set a weight loss goal, “On January 1, 2011, I resolved to drop at least 31 pounds by July 24,” he explained. “Once the decision to give up cookies and stop eating after 7 p.m. was made, the results came rather painlessly. I kept a rough count of my calorie intake each day and tried to hit between 2400 and 2800 calories a day.”
We asked Kwin to share more details about his weight loss journey.