Libby - By keeping your calories very low for too long can actually slow your metabolism. Your body adjusts to the new calorie level by being able to function on only 800 calories. This could potentially backfire when you up your calories to a more practical level. Have you thought about calorie cycling instead? I don't want to post any links here...I think they would be removed? Google calorie cycling or zig zagging calories and have a read and see what you think. I personally think it could be just as effective and easier to sustain for a longer term...if not forever really.
"Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress....is still progress"
Restart Weight (02/Jan/15) - 145.6 lbs
Current Weight (27/Feb/15) - 141.4 lbs.
1st Goal (to get out of an 'overweight' BMI)- 136 lbs.
Easter Challenge Goal - 129 lbs.
Distance Challenge - 60.7/150 miles by Easter