After spending countless hours reading about different approaches, I think I've come up with a plan that will work for me. It's basically the Mayo Clinic healthy weight pyramid, but with a few tweaks:
- No sugar, no flour, no excuses. When I binge, its always on sugary crap, crackers, and/or bread. I think it's best I cut these out completely-- they're like crack to me!
- Increase the allowable calories a bit. They recommend 1200 for me, but it's not sustainable. I get so ravenously hungry that I binge. No bueno. For right now, I'll stick with 1600 per day. With every 10 lb. lost, I will calculate the amount of calories I need to keep losing and adjust accordingly. If I plateau, I'll use calorie cycling until I break the plateau.
- 3 days of cardio, 3 days of weight training, and 1 day of yoga (my "rest" day) per week.
Today was my "last meal" so to speak, and I went to town on some KFC. I'll take measurements and post stats tonight and begin food planning/journaling tomorrow.
Wish me luck.