Thanks for the input, everyone.
I get the idea of self-regulation of metabolism through feeling it out. I trained for two years in an intuitive, principle-based martial art. Before I got sidetracked with P90X, I was following Taubes' general guidelines from _Why We Get Fat_. However, I also appreciate science and will crunch the numbers, incomplete though they may be to give myself a general guide.
I'm probably more active like Kelly than I am like Ken Korg. In the past year, I've biked every other day for about 40 minutes to an hour, intervals at 110 to 170bpm up until about a month ago. Last year I would go for an hour to an hour and a half, 30 to 35 miles, three days of the week. Chronic cardio. I've been doing a moderate to strenuous workout in various martial arts once or twice a week for three years. Plus, body weight training 4 out of 7 days for the past year. So, I guess I'm more like Kelly than Ken. At the same time, I'm recovering from overstress from P90X and trying to increase my sleeptime. So, I'll probably have a higher protein intake and higher level of activity higher than Ken, but I'll definitely want to slow down compared to before. I'll calculate accordingly and then feel my way forward....
I weighed in and got my body fat % from the star trek device at the gym yesterday and the result was 180lbs. and 24% body fat. Actually, I just weighed myself on my Krups home scale (morning, after breakfast, forgot to do it before) and I'm 175lbs. So, I'll roll with the body fat percentage, re-weigh myself before breakfast tomorrow and then crunch the numbers.
I tried following the Primal methodology yesterday in my eating patterns.
I had three large eggs in butter with two large turkey meatballs and two handfuls of salad greens with water for breakfast.
Then, I ate about 1/3 of a pound of italian beef with oily giardiniera for lunch.
For supper, I had another 1/3? of a pound of italian beef with a good handful of brussel sprouts cooked in olive oil.
I was hungry about three hours later so I had 2/3 of an apple. It was interesting that it did give me gas and bloating, so a lesson about somewhat more refined? fructose-based? carbs.
I'll journal what I eat from today for a week or two or until I get sick of it, in addition to using the formulas for a guide.