I'm still alive. Everything is pretty much fine, I just don't really have much to say that I can share right now.
I can't seem to lose a pound even when I drop my calories below 1000. Bleh. My body likes it here, I guess. I tried a week of just about perfect eating. Dropped 3 pounds and did one weightlifting workout and then gained 3 pounds back overnight. And they stuck around. My body seems quite fond of 191 pounds. I have no idea why. I've tried raising my calories to around 1400-1500 - stayed at 191 pounds. Lowering to 800-900 - yeah, still the same. The only way I can "lose weight" is when I don't lift weights...and that just seems stupid. I'd rather be 191 pounds and strong than 140 pounds and weak. I'd call this a true plateau.
The only thing I can think to do differently is eat more calories during the day and fewer at night...but as far as I know that is old thinking and it doesn't matter what time you eat...a calorie is a calorie.
Here's another crazy thing...I've lost like 100 pounds, eat healthier than I ever have in my life, eat 90% whole foods (mostly plants), work out regularly...and I have high-ish cholesterol (205) for the first time ever. WTF?
As of today, I added in oat bran and apples...two foods that are supposed to help reduce cholesterol. I'm also going to start taking fish oil.
Perhaps I should go back to Atkins. My cholesterol was picture perfect when I was eating a pound of bacon and 3 sticks of butter per week.