Neckhammer---I need to do some research on "refeeds". I don't think I fully understand them and how to apply them in a beneficial way. BUT, I do think it might be something smart to add in every so often. Like you said, to break plateaus. To me, it seems a little like the same concept as IF only the other direction.
I do know that if I were moving more and lifting more, I should be eating more. BUT, since i'm not doing that quite yet (or not regularly enough), I don't want to be eating that way. It is what I want to get to though.
Joanie---I'm somewhat charting unknown waters right now. I was at my "ideal" weight in college a decade ago...but there was def nothing ideal about the way I was living!!! Haha, it was college! Pizza...beer...shots...long spurts of no food and then lots of junk. Not healthy. So what i'm doing now and where i'm going is constantly changing into the "healthiest I've been as an adult" if that makes sense. Not going to lie though, if I could be my ideal weight on pizza and beer (and if those things were magically healthy and wouldn't kill me) then I TOTALLY would! HA