I was under a lot of stress at the beginning of this month and had a loss of appetite as a result. I didn't fast or starve, but I ate less. I would eat half my lunch or dinner and throw away the rest (sorry, I know that sounds bad, but I just couldn't finish half the sushi, and they don't exactly keep for later), and so I just started fixing myself less to eat. I was losing a pound a day that way. I dieted at the beginning of the year and struggled to get down just a few pounds before my physical (to get my BMI under a threshold), also increasing my cardio activity by a lot, but the pounds were dropping quickly without much effort.
That goes with what always has been the case for me -- I get down to a more healthier weight by simply eating less. In my poverty-stricken college days, I had a much better weight, and once I got used to starving a little, I would be fine with it and maintain my weight better. Fortunately, my weight largely stays in stasis for a long time either way, so I don't do the yo-yo thing, but now that I dropped about 5 pounds, I would like to keep them off. I need to increase my physical activity, and especially add strength to my routine. Problem is that I need TV to exercise to, and all my favorite crime shows and Breaking Bad are done for the season. I like exercising while watching tennis (seeing the players sweat it out makes me feel like getting busy), so when Wimbledon starts next week, I know I will start to get in a better routine.
I am tall (5' 11"), so I can afford to have more weight and still look okay, but I really need to drop 20 pounds to look good. I go back to Canyon Ranch this fall, so it would be great if I could make some progress before then.