Thanks, Michael! (Like I said, new to the forums
) It's probably especially helpful since my stats are unusual for a female:
I'm 6'1" and weighed 204lbs at my doctor visit last weekend. I was
probably eating around 2,200 calories a day, because I didn't really think about it! I got food poisoning last week (so I just ate saltines and ginger ale for a few days) and took the opportunity of my shrunken and sensitive stomach to reduce my caloric intake on a more regular basis. Since last Saturday I have not had over 1,400 calories a day. (Probably will today, because it's my birthday
I've always been an athlete, but that being said, I was eating a lot and working out a lot. I have had trouble transitioning to being a normal gym person and eater... and since, slowly gained more weight than I ever thought I would. Before college I was in the 160s, as an athlete in college I was in the 180s... and then that muscle turned to flab and 20 pounds more found there way on! So, my ultimate goal is to get back down to the 180s-- I would be happy with that and it would be a healthy BMI for me.
Thanks for your help!