Well, seat of the pants seems like a way more reasonable approach to me than having a "this is my plan" approach because we have so many options to treat things with and every day you might try a different approach. I've found that tactical flexibility leads to strategic success. Some days, I might overbolus by 5-10 carbs at breakfast, like if its Fruit Loops or something. Another day, I might just nudge my basal. Or, if the over basal makes me crash out, I might kill the basal, I use 7% since 7 is a lucky number. I know some other folks here (Sportster, Clare) who reported that when they started aiming at "normal" numbers they found they could achieve them and that it was kind of less work than aiming for 140 post-parandial and then "chasing the dragon" all the time. Of course, I'm not a doctor and am acidrock23 so, well, I wouldn't take any medical advice from me but diabetes seems to be characterized as a disease of defeat.
I think this is because goals of 140 PP suck. I hit 140+ all the time, but that's not my GOAL. That leads to PP 200 is "ok" and fasting of 120 is "pretty good".
If you haven't hit those levels with diabetes and hit them for the first time, they are great achievements and you are kicking some ass. But, if you keep pushing to do better, you are human and you may very well find that you can do...better. Then one better leads to another and soon, you are doing better and might approach a level of "normal". Doctors and the medical industry will express concern at this but, if you're not passing out all the time and keep an eye on things (ok, I cheat with a CGM...), you can do it. If you can't do it right away, keep testing and practicing and you'll get better. Doctors and the sort of diabetes mind set don't seem oriented to kicking ass. I'm a totally weird person and was heavily involved in a really intense martial arts program, my A1C went up and I decided to try a pump to see if it might help. It kicked ass and helped me get my BG to where I feel like I'm in the driver's seat. Occasionally I slack off and go "oops..." and then get back at it. I'm not a unicorn but maybe I'm more into seeing what I can do and, at least so far (*knock on wood*), I'm doing it.