Soookay. I decided to stick with Fitday.com because its easier to put in the nutritional information for the foods I ate.
What I discovered after two days is that low carbing has helped me spontaneously eat at a level which, according to Jenny Ruhl's calculator, will allow me to lose 2lbs/week.
Without any feelings of deprivation. What I've learned from other times I've lost weight and especially from
I have had five cheat days in the last 51 days (10%) and they may have slowed my weight loss, but I'm satisfied with 22lbs in 51 days. Not bad. Could be worse, could be zero, could have gained.
I decided when I changed my eating in August, that this time would be different. I'd take everything I learned about myself and put it to good use. I know that I don't do well when I never splurge. So, sometimes I splurge. If at the end of the year I've splurged 10% of the year, that is 36 of 365 days...10 months on plan, 2 months off. I think that is the way I'll maintain this weight loss.
I've lost a lot of weight enough times to know that losing is easy, maintaining is hard. So if this time I keep my mind on maintaining, I should be able to maintain...when I get there. Dangit.
I'm committing to using Fitday for the rest of the week just to see if my eating stays in the 1800-2000 range. And I think its awesome that my body had me eating at just the right spot without me putting in much effort at all. I didn't even know. Score one for my body.
Ever caught your body doing something right?