- I am not a dieter. I find it ludicrous to try and force myself to eat just raw veggies and 4 oz of protein for 2 meals and fruit for the other meals. It’s unsatisfying, not because I’m hungry but because I love food. Smells, seasonings, variety, culture, textures, tastes, CARBS. Eating isn’t the same if you’re just eating to intake nutrients.
- I have no willpower. I haven’t worked out in a while (it’s probably been a good week+) and I’ve broken down and had brown rice (1/2c or less) with dinner twice. It’s only been FIVE DAYS! Yeesh!
- I need to work out. I’ve lost 3-4 pounds in 5 days but I STILL FEEL FLABBY. In fact, part of me thinks I look fatter than I did at 159 (I’m at 156 right now). I attribute this to muscle atrophy due to not working out and eating probably 1000-1200 calories a day. Yeah, I’m lighter but I don’t look fit. And that’s on me, not the diet plan (it calls for 1.5 hours of working out, I’m just fucking lazy)
Takeaway points? No diets for me. Just eating healthy and keeping track of macros, and forcing myself to START EXERCISING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m glad that I’m down to 156, because it’s given me a jump start towards my UGW, but now more than ever I’ve realized how useless the scale is. I’d rather weight 156 forever but look awesome and fit and strong than be my UGW and look flabby and have no muscle definition. Fuck this diet, it’s back to eating clean & working hard for me.