I'm back at MFP this week, after taking a few years off and maintaining on my own, until the pandemic hit last spring and I gained around 25lbs since then. Coming back I set my target to .5lb a week, because otherwise it gave me 1,200 calories and that's just not feasible for me. I've logged Tuesday-Friday, and had a couple under days by a few calories, and then one day where I was over a couple hundred calories. So it should even out to average where MFP wants me, for .5lb loss a week. This morning I'm at a 3.5lb loss though. It's been a while since I've worked on losing weight, so I'm a bit fuzzy, but I don't remember my weigh-ins being so far off the calculated estimate?
I did incorporate much more veggies into my diet this week, but elimination stuff has been pretty normal.
I feel silly asking this, since I've been doing the whole weight management for years now, but is this normal to lose so much more than the MFP estimate? Should I keep following the calorie recommendations or adjust? To be honest, I'd rather be able to eat more calories and lose at a slower pace. 1/2-1lb a week is all I'm looking for. Losing 3.5lbs over so little time is freaking me out a bit ha!
starting weight on Tuesday morning, when I re-started MFP: 149.5lbs
this morning: 146lbs
Exercise this week-not a whole lot, a few minutes of running/walking on Tuesday (like 25 minutes total, mostly walking) and then yesterday I did a leisurely walk for around 30 minutes.
Otherwise I'm fairly sedentary, housework/light yard work (I'm a sahm)
My food diary should be open.
eta: my goal is to get back into my maintenance range, which is 130lbs-135lbs.