First of all I want to clear up some confusion about yesterday. I didn't lose that weight without effort. A lot of effort went in to it. I've been exercising almost every day and I'm watching what I eat. Though if anything I now eat a bit more (turns out I was undereating, so I found it hard to lose weight because my body was retaining as much fat as possible. That's my explanation anyway). I lost it without realizing. I was so hung up on whet I weighed, and the fact it didn't seem to change much, or I put a bit more on here and there, that I forgot how much I weighed at the start, and didn't realize just how much I've lost. I really did work hard to lose that weight, and I'm still going to have to work hard to lose it now.
In fact screw it I'll just talk about this and save the post I was going to do for next week. Wheee I get a free post.
I've actually not shifted what I eat too much. It's not like my diet forces me to miss out. One reason for this though is that I weigh so much that I have to eat a high number of calories. Yes you read that right being overweight means I have to eat more. It also means I burn more because my body works harder to move me. I'm convinced that after years of lugging my weight around I have the leg strength of a God and when I do lose the weight I'll be able to kick a hole in a wall and run a mile in 3 minutes. Maybe not to that extent but you get my point. Which was kinda that exercising also builds muscles. Given how unfit I was, I wouldn't be too surprised is if one of the reasons I had trouble losing weight is because I was so unfit, and so weak, that even cardio was building muscle mass. Though they do also call for strength training to be done. I do that too but not as often as I do cardio. Which is bad. That is it's a bad thing for me to do.
I'm also cooking more of my own food now, and I'm not that horrible at it. The only thing I can really cook though that isn't premade or simply a matter of shoving something in a microwave, oven, or grill, is a pasta bake. Maybe I'll share the recipe for that one day but it's pretty damn good. It's also surprisingly healthy in that it contains very little fat (yes I've learnt fat can actually be a good thing, in the right amounts, just like everything) although I don't make the sauce myself, so meh, you may get different results to me.
I still want to learn how to cook more, but when you live on a kind of budget like I do you have to make sure you're going to eat what you buy and make with it. I can't really experiment in the kitchen.
PS If anyone knows an egg substitute I'll love you. I like eggs, and they're one of the few things I can cook, but I never really realized how much fat they had in them. So I eat them sparingly. Despite just saying I haven't really changed what I eat much. I haven't though. Well, whatever.
I think I've said enough now except for that the site I'm using for all this is Sparkpeople.com. That link is my refer link. If you sign up I get free stuff. Yay for free stuff. Though really I think they are great if you're looking to lose, or even gain weight. Let's not forget that as well as being overweight, there are plenty of underweight people.
Here's to more awesome weight loss. Hopefully.