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)
Goal five 30 lb by March 10, 207
Goal five goal weight by July 2017
Maintenance August 2017....sheesh that will be so much harder