But, here is the decision I made. I am not going to drop down that far. In fact, I am upping my calories to 1600. I think I am have been "hurting" myself for being so low, and so strict, for 18 months. Between my hair thinning tremendously (I read this is from too low of fat), the BM issue, and the fact that I freezing cold all the time (not enough calories to spare to heat myself from my best guess) I am not doing something right. My nutrition or something is all screwy.
So, with a heavy sigh, I am going to put the breaks on the weight loss aspects of my healthy journey. I am going into a weight maintenance mode for a while. My concentration for the next while is going to be on 1) getting the nutrients (fat and protein mostly) that I need 2) changing up the exercise plan so I can start toning up some of this flab and 3) figuring out how to eat smaller, but more caloric, foods (that is, learning to STOP being a bulk eater). I will still weigh myself of course, but I don't expect to see the number going down very much anymore. I was hoping to be 140 by the end of this year, but that is no longer my goal. My goal will be to get down to a size 8. If that happens reasonably soon, I'll start working towards a size 6.
In a nutshell, the healthy goals for now are:
- Daily Calories 1600-1800 (current RMR is around 2100)
- Daily (good) fat intake: 53-60g
- Protein: 50g -60g
- Be better about taking my nighttime vitamins, and add cod liver oil
- Jogging - keep up what I am doing now (3.5 miles every other day, jog/walking)
- Free weight toning, plus hill climb with dogs on non-jogging days
Until next time :)