Sunday, August 19, 2012
So today, I kept with my current method of eating when I'm hungry instead of eating on a set schedule. I didn't feel sluggish, grumpy and run-down like a lot of people claim happens when you don't eat every 2-3 hours. I actually felt quite energetic and was able to do 30 minutes of cardio on the exercise bike without any difficulty. Sure, my legs felt like jelly, but that happened even when I was eating on a schedule.
I somehow feel like I have to justify my decision to eat the way I'm eating because I have faced judgement for it on here. I just want people to respect that I'm doing things my own way, doing what works for me, just as I respect other people doing things their way.
I don't think there is one set path that we all must follow when it comes to losing weight and being healthier. I've tried the 5-6 small meals a day thing, I gave it a great effort and it just wasn't working out for me. Nothing I tried has been able to break me out of this plateau I've been stuck in for months so, I'm trying something that I know I've lost weight with before.
Some people will point out that I gained weight back, I didn't gain it back simply from eating normally, I gained it back from over-eating, eating junk food, emotional/stress eating, eating when I'm bored, etc.
I just remember back when I lost weight before, when I was on the brink of getting under 200lbs, how happy and alive I felt. I got to that point with the method I'm using now and I hope that I can get to that point again, of being happy of the direction I'm going. Hopefully now that I'm throwing exercise in every day, I can get there even faster.