So I read on one of the message boards about BMR (basal metabolic rate) and that we should be eating 500 calories LESS than that, then I realized that I had messed something up somewhere!
SO I went back and had MFP reconfigure my plan, and changed my work/lifestyle to sedentary. Because I am. Sitting. Right now.
There are a few classes that I walk around or stand up for, but the most of the time? on my bottom.
So-- with THAT change made, and then changing my projection to aim for losing 1.5 pounds per week, I am now at a 1760 daily calorie goal, which is much more doable. I was REALLY struggling to find foods that were high enough in calories, and eating when I wasn't hungry, just to hit my goals. *facepalm*
Glad I figured it out before too long!
So now, since I didn't figure out all this stuff until AFTER I had eaten my mega almost 700 calorie breakfast (oatmeal with pb and brown sugar) -- which by the way made me so full I felt like I could easily hibernate- I now have significantly less calories for the rest of the day. But, maybe that's a good thing.
I'll figure it out!
On another note... It is FRIGGING COLD HERE! It was -6 and -8 in some places on the way to work. I pass a little cove, and the steam from the water being warmer than the air was rising THIRTY FEET into the air!! It was beautiful! But.... *brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!*
I AM SO GLAD IT'S FRIDAY.