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!


  1. You have to do whatever works for you. I personally do not track calories, but I do make sure that I have a certain number of servings from each food group a day (ex: 2 starches, 2 fruits....) That is what works for me. Best of luck for Friday!

  2. Counting calories is a fool-proof way to get the weight off...that's for sure. I was a little shocked at the 1150 though....was wondering where you came up with such a low #?? I've had several personal trainers tell me this year that your body needs 1200 to work and function properly. I just want you to be safe girl!! :)

  3. You know I was always the one to frown upon counting calories but, that's what I have been doing this time around and have never been so successful! You are going to see a huge change on the scale! Good Luck and Keep On Pushing!