Hey guys! I am so discouraged right now and I could really use some guidance. I don't know what I am doing wrong. Can someone please look at my diary and help me out. I am alloted 1800 calories per day. I do step areobics for 20-30 mins, and according to MFP and what I have read I am burning about 500 calories per day. I am staying within my calorie range. Last week I decided I wasn't eating enough calories because my net was too low so I started eating closer to my 1800 and I lost about a lb or so.
I keep gaining/losing the same two lbs over and over. Do I need to eat more/less? Workout more? Can someone explain the net vs calorie intake vs exercise thing to me? I know there has to be a formula for losing weight and I'm just not getting something right.
I'd appreciate any insight anyone has. I'm still a newbie and trying to figure things out. I've lost around 13 lbs so far but I cannot manage to get out of the 290's range no matter how hard I try. I'm 5'9", 292 lbs.