A week ago I weighed 221. September 30 I weighed 221. Guess what I weigh today? 221. Yep, even after my monthly cycle is over and I should have dropped a few pounds of water weight from that, I stayed the same. 221. So I guess I really am eating at maintenance. I thought so last week, but wanted to give it a little more time to be sure. I've still been eating an average of 1300 calories a day and the same carb/fat/protein levels. I have not gone over on my carbs once. I have kept them quite low and still feel very *good* physically and mentally, without much in the way of cravings or hunger, but also still not losing weight. So I think my earlier conclusion was correct, since eating over 1400 calories a day got me a gain last month.
1400+ = gain
1300 = maintain
Time to drop my calories again. I want to do it slowly so I don't cut them too low. I am going to continue logging, keep my macros the same, and aim to never go over 1200 calories a day. I am setting a lower limit of 1000 but will probably be able to keep it in the 1100-1200 range fairly easily.
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