Correct me if I am wrong, but aside from the calorie increase, you now count your exercise as the hour of walking you do as chores? Didn't you do that before, while dancing in your room for an hour at a time?
Since the walking was done before, it isn't exercise, but daily activities, but more importantly, isn't a replacement for the calories you burned dancing. You burn the same calories doing chores that you did when losing, but instead of burning hundreds of calories dancing.. yo have replaced THAT exercise with NOTHING.
So don't blame the increased calories until you resume burning the calories you did from dancing. You may find that that makes all the difference. The idea that you can maintain 140, while not exercising, means that if you just add 350 calories burned a day, you should see about 1 lb every 10 days in weight loss.
You have increased calories IN, because you need a certain amount for basic nutrition, and this is a good thing. Make sure you don't reduce the calories OUT at the same time. If you upped calories by 400, and cut the 400 calories you did by dancing, it is like adding 800 calories. Resume the dancing, or equivalent exercise, and you may lose while eating the extra 400 calories.
If you are short on time, do more intense workouts. Take a spinning class. Another option is make exercise a social event. Get some friends to go to a Zumba class with you, and combine time with them with exercise. Or join a sports league, and combine your social time, and exercise playing volleyball, baseball, or basketball.. whatever sport you like.
Since you are eating the bare minimum, dropping calories in diet is not an option, so increasing exercise is the only option. That, and a little patience. Good Luck.
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