You shouldn't be tempted to go lower than 1200 calories per day; in fact, it is very possible you may need to go higher in order to start losing weight again. At your current weight, and especially if you are doing any significant amount of exercise, you are quite likely not eating enough to meet your body's energy needs, thus causing your metabolism to temporarily slow down in order to compensate.
Here's a whole thread of people who ran into this problem, and there's plenty more I've seen who've never posted there, either.
In short, don't be tempted to think that eating less is always eating *better*, even when the discussion is restricted only to trying to lose weight without actually starving yourself. It's actually about finding the right balance for your own body. Yours may actually be at 1400 or 1500 calories, conceivably higher than that.
I second the previous poster's request for more information. Good luck!
Height 5'8 1/2"
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
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