THANKS for your input - My guess is that it is HARD to get up to 1200 if one has been eating much less for an extended time. I have been sick, but the last 6 weeks I have been feeling soooo much healthier, and thought that with the daily exercises that I would start to get back on track with daily calorie intake as well.
To your well made points, I do not eat more than 3 oz of chicken (I wish I could). Condiments - I like my salads without dressing, and drink most coffee / tea without condiments.Sometimes, I have coffeemate in my coffee and track that when I do. Like everything else, I guess I will have to accept it will take time.