I made it 2 days so far counting calories and staying around 1800. It might sound low, but I feel like I was eating around 2200-2300 before being mindful and not losing any weight. I don't feel that I can eat more than that because I felt like I wasn't holding back. My genetics and metabolism are kind of crappy so I feel like I need to cut back not eat more. I don't feel like I am depriving myself at all. If I feel hungry, I'm going to eat - but be mindful of how much of things I am eating.
Now - carbs was a suggestion (and thank you for all of the suggestions!) How many carbs do you eat in a day? Mine is well over 200 and I didn't eat any bread, or pasta today. I did eat cereal. Do you cut out cereal too? Fruits, veggies, milk - all send it up there. What do you eat for breakfast if you are watching carbs? I almost always eat oatmeal,oatbran or cereal. I don't know if I will cut that out. I'm going to try for 2 weeks of counting and see if I see any results then re-evaluate! I don't feel tired so far, nor hungry. When I counted the first day, I felt like I was eating way more than that prior - so just being more mindful for a week or 2 seems like it will help!
I invite you to visit these blogs:
Angelea - food blog - Angelea came out of the wordworks and made a whole bunch of bids on auction day and has donated so much to help me to get sooo close to my goal ($246 to go!)
Danica's Daily - I made this eggplant lasagna for dinner tonight. It was AWESOME. Her blog has great ideas.