What is your calorie range?
I'm wondering how everyone else is calculating theirs. I thought mypyramid.gov was too generous. I also went to livestrong.com, but didn't like the data it made me input. So I used my iphone app, loseit, and I felt like it was just right. I told it I'd like to lose 1/2 a pound a week and it told me to eat less than 1672 calories a day. But it gives you more if you report the exercise you do. For example, if I burned 385 calories it bumps my calories up to 2057. I usually don't get very close to that number, though.
For 5 weeks I have hovered around the same number on the scale. Up a pound, down a pound, up a pound, down a pound. I'm staying well within my calorie range, and I'm exercising 6 days a week. I KNOW I'm not supposed to pay attention to the scale. I wish I would have taken my measurements when this all began. But my clothes still fit the same. So what's up? Am I doing this wrong? I lowered my calories by 100 points this week just to see what happens.
What are you guys doing?