I actually struggled with the exact same thing you did for a long time. Finally though, this time-it worked. Here's what I did differently this time....
Pretty much exactly what Kylar said. Actually, your calorie range is pretty good- I am a 5"4', 125 lbs- and my calorie range is 1200-1500. I do agree however that burning 500-1000 is a LOT.
What I did differently was I just took it easy on myself. In the past I tried to make it perfect 1200 and workout everyday as hard as I could (usually burned about 600-700). By the end of the day, I was exhausted, undernourished(hungry!), and just didn't feel "free" if that makes sense-it wasn't me. So it didn't work. But this time, I took it slow-took on 1 goal at a time.. And really small goals. I let myself just burn 300 calories-let myself eat over my calorie range occasionally. Instead of feeling like crash dieting all the time-I really felt like I was changing. And this time finally, I'm not putting back on the extra lbs. So I REALLY suggest just taking it easy on yourself. All the articles on spark people always say that ( I never believed them.
So I really really suggest going slow. I know its the exact opposite of what you want to do-but it will pay off in the long run. It was so slow this time for me that I even had a 4 week plateau-but during that time I lost inches and then all the sudden the plateau dropped and I was losing again! So just be patient, and try to focus on getting healthier long term!
Oh last note-if you are binging on weekends/nights- 2 ideas.
1) Make a goal for the week or even 2 weeks to focus on, to be that you don't binge...
2) If you aren't already, write down everything you eat as you eat it. When I binged on the weekends and was sick of it, I simply carried my food journal on me-and literally before I ate something-I wrote it down. That way I knew how much I was eating so hopefully I could stop myself and therefor avoid the guilt later....also again maybe try to take it slow. Let yourself binge like you normally do-but try to slowly make it less and less.
Just some ideas. Hope it helps!
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