Thanks for replying kosha
To answer some of you questions the calculator I use is one I got off ebay a few years ago but I also use one I found on line.
Since this post I have started using myfitnesspal instead of points and found that if I went by the calories (avg 1200) I am eating more than what I thought. I just calculated my calories, fat and fiber totals for each day I am eating an avg of 24 pts instead of 21
I have noticed though this past week I am dropping a few pounds so maybe my questions was a bit premature or my body just hangs on to everything until it can no longer do it?
I don't know.
I think the biggest shocker for me when I started using myfitnesspal was looking at the nutrition of the foods I eat. Especially the fat of some foods WOW.
I think I will always be calculating in my head the points value of the foods I eat but will continue to watch the calories..
Goal one 10lbs by Thanksgiving --
missed met Dec 5
Goal two 15lbs by January one --
Goal three 20lb by Feb 21, 2017 -- January 23
Goal four 25lb by Feb 21, 2017 (spouses birthday) -- March 5
Goal five 30 lb by March 20, 2017
Goal six goal weight by July 2017
Maintenance August 2017....sheesh that will be so much harder