Interestingly, I've somehow managed to drop a pound a day the last 5 or 6 days after being leveled off or going slightly up or down for the week or two prior. I'm not sure I'm doing anything too drastically different. Maybe a little less salt and haven't been eating much of a lunch (which isn't a good thing). But surprisingly, I've had fairly large dinners the last few nights, making up for some lost ground from the missed lunches, to be sure I get enough vegetables, grains, etc. in my food for the day. You'd think that eating more at night would cause you to weigh more in the morning. Go figure! In any case, I'll take it and am really looking forward to being in the 250s again. It's been a while.
It is fascinating to me how I can hover for months in the 270 - 278 range, only dipping occasionally into the high 268s, and then move to eating cleanly for a 2 or 2 1/2 week period consecutively and be on the edge of cutting into the 250s now. Just 2 weeks of consistency makes that much difference, which is just amazing to me. When eating poorly, I feel like I can't even go a day or half a day without something bad for me...whether sugary, full of saturated fat, high in sodium or some other thing that is not nutritious. It is as if the fat cells in my body, which are multiplying at the time, are calling out for more to join them as they slowly take over my organs and my body. But, eat clean for a few weeks, and those cravings for junk are nearly vanquished, and I relish the fruits, vegetables and grains I get to eat.
When people talk about the Standard American Diet (SAD), it really is amazing how poor in nutrition it is. I can go days without eating a single vegetable or fruit, other than some overly-processed version of them.