Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Changing up my Plan
I enjoy The Fat Smash Diet and I will continue to utilize most of it. However, I don't think *NOT* counting or measuring is the best method for me to actually lose the weight...however I do think it is a great diet to help me maintain my goal weight. I plan to not abandon the FSD completely but to count calories as I do it. I realize that when I am following the diet alone, I am either undereating or overeating! And I think that is why I am struggling with consistently losing the amount I think I am capable of. For those who are unfamiliar, the FSD is specifically a non-counting plan, but that isn't working for me totally so I plan to count calories and eat from the "allowed" list of the FSD (I'm in Phase III currently). A few weeks ago, when I hit a plateau, tracking via LiveStrong.com helped me lose a good number the following week. You'd think that would motivate me to continue to do so, but no I didn't. I also went back to Phase I of the FSD as well though, which I don't want to have to do every other month. I don't think its necessary either. So - from here on in, it will be the FSD plus calorie counting. And once I really get the hang of staying within my range of 1150-1300 calories I should be near my goal weight and I'll be able to just do the FSD and work on maintaining my weight. I am excited to reach my goal weight, but you know what excites me even more? Maintaining it, living the life of a healthy, active and fit women for the rest of my life. I am not even kidding. I am more excited about life 10 years from now than I am about wearing "skinny" clothes this summer. This is definitely a different attitude than from WW 5 years ago. At that time, I was more excited just to be thin, to have lost the weight, to be and feel cute. Of course I was happy to be eating healthy, but it was a very distant motivator. I realize that I have finally "gotten it." It being the thing that reassures you that you will be living a healthy lifestyle forEVER. Now I just have to work on tweaking how to actually lose the weight! So I hope to see a really good number on Friday since I will be working double time for the Beach Challenge!