With managing my blood sugar and cholesterol through diet alone and with calories coming from only protein, fat, and carbs, it's really hard to increase my calories from 1600 to 1800 to try to help speed up my metabolism without also increasing my carbs, saturated fat, and/or cholesterol. So I'm changing my calorie target to a "range" and will work on it week by week until I figure out how to do it. I think the key may be to putting in a lot more work and pre-logging my planned menu into the nutrition tracker.
Reports beginning Jan 2
Calorie range 1650-1800 almost--1622
Net carbs (carbs less fiber) average 25g 21
Fiber average 25g a whopping 57g
Protein average 120g a whopping 180g
Sat fat average 10% of daily calories 10%
Cholesterol daily 250mg or less 184mg
Water 64 oz. YES
Exercise 5 days per week DAY OFF
Try at least one new recipe or food per week NOT YET
Age 68, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
FitDay starting weight 1/17/2011 240 lbs.
Weight 6/25/2014 233 that obviously included a lot of water retention
Weight 8/13/2014 224.2 with an eye on "Onederland"