Thank you! That's really helpful! I've lost 8 lbs so far, I started in January with a plant based diet, so it's generally pretty healthy - the occasional bit of meat, but we dont eat any processed food, or anywhere with a drive through.
I plugged all of my info into Livestrong, and they put me at 1,100 calories a day. I literally feel like I'm lost half the time - I know what I should be eating, and that exercise is a must, but when I don't feel like I'm making progress I don't necessarily want to give up, but I do feel like I'm not making any strides forward (does that make sense?). I figured the more calories I burned, the faster it would come off, which is totally not the case.
I did read that having a protein shake was a good idea (simply because it's easier to drink your calories than to eat them).
SP put me around 1200 calories - but I have to eat more if I exercise? And in my head that sounds completely wrong (I get the logic, but ... for instance, I read these messages last night, so I ate more for dinner than I usually would (vegetarian chili) and I gained a pound. I also realize that looking at the scale isn't the way to go, but I have to figure out a way to get that out of my head as well.
I do truly appreciate your guidance... It's been very helpful!
| current weight: 169.2