Hehe. I lost a pound this week (225). See? I ate 5500-6000 calories on Saturday and STILL managed to lose weight :). As long as you produce a deficit and eat reasonably healthy, occasionally screwing yourself over isn't gonna knock you off the path to recovery. I was struggling for a few months because I was just too relaxed with counting calories (or not counting calories at all), but now that I am back at it, I can eat whatever the hell I want in moderation. Sounds like a plan to me.
Do I sound extremely arrogant right now? If so, please understand that for the longest time I was hitting roadblock after roadblock. It just feels great to see consistent progress once again. At this point in the game, I am just thankful to lose any amount of weight when I hop on the scale.
I know there are a few individuals out there who don't agree with the way I lose weight. Am I gonna be sorry for following a weight loss plan that works for me? Um, no. I'm health-conscious, but not to the point where I'm gonna get angry at myself for enjoying pizza. It's just not worth it to me anymore. I've gotten mad about the dumbest things in the past. If you don't believe me, just skim over any of my entries labeled "fail". I went into self-pity mode because I had too much ice cream and french silk pie for God's sake.
When I read some of the stuff I have written about trivial crap, it just makes me cringe. I think to myself, I got upset over that? At the same time, those posts do serve some purpose. I have learned to just take it easy. It's not the end of the world if you decide to go Old Country Buffet and eat to your heart's content. In fact, I think it's pretty healthy for your mental well-being to let loose from time to time.