Lisa, I have been using your idea of "banking" and eating at the lower end of a range. Instead of doing this with calories though, I have been doing it with carbs.
For example, if I can predict that a night out will involve a meal with more carbs that I would like, I eat a very low carb breakfast and try to stay moderate at lunch.
This seems to be working. In spite of some major splurges, I haven't gained any weight. I haven't LOST any more weight though either, so I need to stop having quite so much fun. :)
Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.
Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba
Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba
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