I’m glad I did so, however – as counterintuitive as that seems. I think I needed to learn something in that – a tempering of the goals of weight loss so that it didn’t crowd out life itself.
2011 has been a year where I have learned to incorporate more carbs – fun carbs – junk carbs – into my diet – and still lose weight. It’s not a lot of carbs, but it’s enough to enjoy my life, to have pizza on occasion, to enjoy a meal with carbs, and not struggle as much.
The weight does not come off as fast, but I’m more relaxed and it seems much more sustainable.
Now…the year isn’t over yet. I could still mess things up. I’m not claiming I’ve got this licked or figured out at all.
It’s an experiment – part of an experiment that I’ve been running on myself for 8 years now.