I'm new here, though I've been reading the site avidly for a few weeks.
I started my current & hopefully final weight loss journey October 12, at 185 pounds (I'm 41, 5'7"). I'm down to somewhere between 162 and 165 (which apart from a brief prescription-popping time in my early 20s is the lowest I've been as an adult); I've been stuck here for a couple of weeks and am wondering if I'm not eating enough - which is a hard concept to get my head around.
I am eating between 1200-1600 calories/day.
I exercise 6-7 days a week. For 4 of those I swim with a Masters Swim Club; we do 90 minutes of pretty hard swimming, for a total of around 3 km, though sometimes up to 3500 (once a week or so). From what I can reckon looking at various websites, that's anywhere from 900-1200 calories.
The other days I do at least an hour of cardio (bike, treadmill, elliptical, rowing machine) plus stretches, yoga, weights (generally 1.5 hours total), so that's somewhere between 500-650 calories.
My weight loss started slowly, then I lost a bunch really quickly, but for the past three weeks it's been static. Part of it is TOM (I went from 162 to 167 over two days at one point!! Definitely was not extra-calorie related) and therefore water retention, presumably.
Anyway, is there any chance I'm just not eating enough? I eat very very well, by the way; I'm a cook, and apart from near-daily dark chocolate as a treat I don't eat any junk (not that chocolate is junk!!!). I eat fairly low-fat, and make sure I get enough protein & fiber.
Many thanks for any advice.