I got a lot of comments on my last post about the scale. I'm not by any means freaking out or giving in. I'm 100% on course and haven't veered off. I was just a little annoyed to see it staying the same and it made me wonder about how many calories I should be eating. I track inches on a monthly basis, so I do have another means of measuring my progress and don't depend solely on the scale, so don't think I'm flying off the deep end.
Last time I attempted to lose weight I did weight watchers online. I've seen other people's blogs that are doing weight watchers and in their blogs they'll talk about eating 24 points in a day. 24 points is roughly 1200 calories. That's where I started thinking maybe my calorie level is too high, but then I remember the flex points and activity points and I'm unsure again and I think maybe it's too low?
Currently I'm shooting for 1300 calories a day and allowing myself higher calorie days on the weekends of like 1800 or so calories for two days. So if you'd average that out over the week I should be looking at an average of 1450 calories a day. I'm working out for an hour doing either cardio or weight training about 5 days a week.
What do you think? Am I getting enough calories? Am I consuming too many? What's your opinion?