There's a way you can change your activity level (outside of exercise) by going to your account preferences on your start page. Spark automatically assumes everyone as "sedentary" if you're not, you may not have a correct calorie range for your activity level.
1500 cals is likely too low for some as active and exercises as much as you and at your current weight. I eat 1500 cals on my non-exercise days and I am lightly active and weigh less. On days I exercise I aim for around 1800 cals. Mind you I have my goals set to lose 1 lb/week but it's worth looking into.
Eating too little can actually harm your weight loss in the long run. Been there. As strange as it sounds, eating more always broke me through plateaus.
I second the resistance/strength training and maybe cutting back on the cardio a bit. Not including this in your exercise program means a good portion (I believe 30%) of your loss will be coming from lean muscle/tissue. This will cause your metabolism to slow even more (as losing weight naturally does) as well as the other health and aesthetic hindrances that comes with losing LBM.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 7/28/2013 (12:27)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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