When you figure that most people eat 3 to 5 k in calories per day or more, just cutting back to 1500-1800 calories is huge! And then add in going from being sedentary to being active is another major achievement. And unless you have a really good monitor that accurately calculates your calories burned I think it's too easy to over estimate the calories burned.
I need to track calories to keep myself honest about my eating. It works for me. I don't worry about "eating back" my exercise. I stay within my calorie range and exercise as vigorously as I can on any given day. And it's working for me, which in the end is what matters most!
Figure out what works for you. How much exercise, how many calories, what foods, and how it makes you feel is what you need to consider.
It has taken me 10 years to come up with what works for me. The scariest thought for me is what do I do when/if this quits working!
| Pounds lost: 95.0