I am 26F, 5'7.5'', and 139 lbs. I have lost 61 lbs in the last two years at a rate of about 0.8 lbs. per week and still want to lose 10 more. For the last almost two months I have ranged from 135-140 lbs. and have basically maintained my weight, although I am still trying to lose but am having a hard time sticking to my calorie goals. Two weeks of that was a planned diet break that pretty much got extended...
I am trying to eat 1,500 calories per day at an estimated deficit of 250 calories per day to lose 0.5 lbs per week. I am very stressed lately working and going to school full time as my school semester draws to a close in two weeks. Yesterday I binged on an extra 2,200 calories of fast food after an extra long day at work. This is going to set me back 9 days (I will burn 250 calories daily of fat if I stick to my plan). I guess I'll just have to deal with the fact that my weight loss is further delayed? I really want to eat crap today as well, as I have a huge project coming up and am stressed... I am thinking of taking next quarter, 12 weeks, off of school so I can lose the rest of this weight and not be so stressed.
I am also wondering if I have a mental barrier to getting below 135 lbs. That was my lowest weight in high school and I still had love handles and back/belly fat, but it is a big milestone to surpass in my mind because it's the lowest I've ever been as an adult.
What would you do?