I am a very enthusiastic person. When something catches my interest, I sometimes get a little extreme in my choices. I have had times when I was eating so little during the day that I had to consistently eat something high calorie in the evening to get enough calories for the day. My most recent weight loss was 30 pounds in about 5 weeks. I was "in love" and just wasn't hungry (and wasn't exercising, either!).
But every time I lost weight quickly, I did it in ways I could not sustain. And as soon as I stopped what I was doing, I gained back all that I had lost and more -- just about as quickly.
So this time I intend -- and am managing so far -- to lose weight at a more reasonable rate. No 10-hour weeks at the gym. No only-nonfat (and yellow... not sure how that happened, and it wasn't intentional, but everything on my plate was a shade of yellow for a while) foods.
And so I'm making more of an effort to get cardio and strength, and flexibility into my workouts. I was getting so caught up in exercise videos, first a strength one, then the Walk Away the Weight ones, that I forgot to do the other types.
I wonder if it is possible to get extreme about moderation...