Perhaps your ' I haven't been so strict with my measuring etc recently, ' is that you have gone quite a bit over, perhaps than you realize???
I ALWAYS weigh all of my food and enter it into the tracker. It took 16 months to lose the first 50lb, then I happily sat there for a year (still recording everything) before deciding to move on down again. I finally reached my goal over 2 years ago, after having been overweight for about 30 years. I STILL weigh all of my food and enter it into my Nutrition Tracker to ensure that THAT is where I stay!
It may be that because you are doing more exercise, you are needing more to eat! It isn't surprising you have put on weight - you upped your exercise, so odds are you may be developing more muscle - of course that will add to your weight, but it doesn't mean that it is bad - it is normal.
BTW - your 1600 calories is EXACTLY what I need to maintain - more than that on average and I gain - less and I lose. I keep a spreadsheet for calories - every day they get entered in. I average them out every couple weeks to ensure that I stay at the same weight.
It may also be that with your hunger, you MAY need to increase your quality protein a little more. Sometimes some eat too little fat too (I was one of those) so I would ensure that you are eating within your ranges for Carbs/fats/protein to ensure that you are less likely to get hungry. If you have slackened off with fruit/veges, make sure that you increase them, too! Generally they are quite low in calories, but they are a very good source of fibre, and that can help you to stay fuller for longer. They also do wonders for a lot of other aspects of our health, too :-)
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