I hear you.
The funny thing is that my BMR is actually not low at all. I was tested about two years ago and came in at just a tad above normal.
Also, albeit there are a lot of factors that could impact this, but my weight loss is actually a bit more than expected right now. Maybe it's the getting geared up factor, but I'd think that wears off after a week or two. Regardless, I set my goal ranges based on 2 lbs a week and am actually losing more like 3. According to SparkPeople, I am burning more calories than my range, but according to the HRM much less.
The other factor is that I am still nursing my one year old. However, even when you're providing a baby's sole nutrition, that's only an extra 600 or so calories a day. I'm at work all day and I don't pump anymore, so I'm only nursing really twice a day -- and my son is a huge eater (a whole banana and 8 ounces of yogurt after his morning nurse). So I can't imagine I'm even coming close to half that in milk, which would account for only 1/2 pound extra a week.
| current weight: 299.6