I seriously could use some advice, especially if you have been in my shoes, or in shoes that are similar! (I promise if you were in my shoes, they aren't stinky and I don't have a fungus! LOL ~JK)
I have been doing VLC version of Atkins (20 carbs and under) for just about two years. (a couple of weeks shy) This week, I am finding that we are swimming in the pool for upwards of a minimum of 3 hours, and I mean HARD play. I figured (on the daily plate) that I am burning about 1200 calories each day, and not even eating that much. It is HOT here, and I just don't feel like eating. I think some of it is mental.
I mean I think about what I "should' eat, and yet I don't want it so I just don't eat. Then I go and burn those calories.... then come dinner obviously I am starving! I feel better today (because last night I ate what I cooked the family: beef tips over rice, broccoli and cheese, and sliced tomatoes) and not really as physically weak.
I have considered switching to do my own version of WW Core, to include the unlimited veggies and fruit but still keep with the reg full fat dressings (because I don't like the extra sugars and additives in the light or fat free). But the thing that is holding me back .... is fear. Fear of gaining and returning to the 227.5 pound mark. Fear of losing control, because on the times I have a "free day" I do completely lose control. I will admit to binging on sugar stuff, and then feeling like crap afterwards. When I do add anything like even a regular serving my body will then hold water from the carbs and it just freaks me out on the scale.
Any HONEST advice you have would be greatly appreciated. (Please, be kind though. I am pretty fragil on this as it is.)