So far my excuses are keeping me not riding in the morning. I need to fix that.
I rode this evening however. A short hard 10 miles in the dark, in the wind and rain and it felt good. My numbers were so-so but it felt good.
I did better with food today. Less cravings, less hunger feeling and good numbers there as well.
I had a deficit of over 500 calories with 40%carb / 18%fat / 42%protein (nearly a gram per pound of body weigh).
I'm going to take another try at riding tomorrow morning...