Hi Becoming. Congratulations of joining here and eating well and exercising.
I do stay in the lower range of my calories on the days I don't exercise (which is only once per week). I have consistently lost 10 lbs. per month eating in the 1700-1800 range. However, now, after 61 lbs., it is time for me to drop down in calories -- so starting today, my range is 1600-1700. If this doesn't break my short plateau, I will add about 10 more minutes of exercise a day.
My dr. upped my calories a bit when I started exercising 5 times a week. It went from 1500-1600 to 1700-1800. We kept it there when I increased exercise to 6 days a week.
I hope that helps. You're in the right place to really get great support for your journey!!
Down 54 lbs. total
WW: Down 8.8
Began 10-08-07. Lost 90 lbs. in 7 months. Had unrelated surgery. Ate too much, moved too little while recovering. Gained some back. Gained more back. Re-committed 6/24/10. Lost 35. More unrelated surgery. Gained 20. Started WW P+ online 12/26/10.