This morning, I hit my 175 goal. OK, so it was 175.6, but that's close enough for me to call it, I think, since that marks exactly 200 pounds lost, and I sort of like the sound of that.
During this last phase of sustained weight loss effort, I've been eating around 1200-1400 calories, and other than a horrendous stall from late May to the end of June, I'd been consistently losing about 5-7 pounds per month while doing that. The stall broke last week, and I've dumped the last four or five pounds since then. Since I knew I wasn't slacking, and that I was doing everything that had worked so far, and I really didn't have enough wiggle room in my calorie budget anyway for further cuts -- I'm six feet tall, insanely active, and I really do need to eat, at a bare minimum, 1200 calories per day just to have the energy to function -- I just stuck to it, and figured that eventually, my weight would start dropping again, which is exactly what happened.
So here I am, and I'd like to lose just a bit more, but if this is where my weight does settle, I will probably be OK with that. What I'm planning on doing for the next couple of weeks is carrying on exactly as I have, and see how it goes, but trending more towards the 1400 calorie end of my range, most days. Does this sound like a reasonable plan to y'all, for somebody who'd be quite happy to lose another 5-10 pounds while settling into maintenance, but really isn't terribly bothered if she stays approximately where she currently is? I have absolutely no clue what my final calorie budget is going to be, but I suspect it's going to be at least a few hundred calories higher than 1200.
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