Just to put things in context, someone your height, weight and age would have a BMR of around 1580 calories/day. Add 20% to this for a sedentary lifestyle, which would take you to 1900.
I'm guessing you burn around 300-400 per workout, or about 200 per day averaged over the entire week.
So this would give you a total burn of about 2100 per day.
Most nutritionists recommend a intake of the higher of 1200 calories per day, or your total burn less than 1000 calories (assuming a maximum weight loss goal of 2 lbs per week). So 1200-1550 sounds right on the money.
A range is recommended, to cope with differences between workout and non-workout days, and also just because it is not worth beating yourself up about meeting a single target (especially given the inherent inaccuracy wth calorie estimates). If you are eating within your range, you will be fine.
Edited by: MOTIVATED@LAST at: 10/6/2013 (21:18)
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