Welcome NurseTee, This is a great site. Look around and feel free to jump in anywhere.
Just curious, why did you decide to go so low on your starting calories? I started out well over 300 lbs and I was able to eat around 1800 - 1900 calories and still lost at a good rate. Even now, I still eat around 1600 per day. It's not as much of a struggle for me as it would be if I could only eat 1200 per day.
Congratulations on making this change while your kids are still young, by the way.
I wish I had started sooner.