That does seem like a lot, but do you work out a lot? 1200 calories is usually only appropriate for people who are inactive, and getting closer to their goal weight. 2,000 calories is close to maintenance for most people, but if you're exercising a great deal, it may be you need that much to fuel your exercise!
It's very difficult to say what might be appropriate for you, since you aren't sharing much about your program. How much are you burning each week? What is your current weight loss per week goal? What's your target weight?
When I first got started here, I was working out a LOT. I'm talking burning 2500 calories a week, easily. (I was overtraining, too, by the way.) My calorie range was 1900-2100... and yes, I lost weight. :)
If you are having trouble meeting your minimums, then SP has some great calorie-boosting tips here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/14/2013 (16:19)
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