what I've noticed happening is that I'll try to lose lots of weight quite fast, then end up just gaining it back just as quickly. I've upped my calorie intake to 500-1600 depending on the day. I've started long runs (8-12miles) and I know I'll need to eat loads to keep my body from just shutting off and being super tired or being really sore the next day. 500 is for days that I'm just doing nothing. Like today. I'm sick so I'll probably just walk for an hour and do some core exercises. Maybe a little yoga.
In terms of food, I've decided simply to renounce whatever comes in a package like protein bars, processed wheat products, dairy (I sometimes use it as a laxative because I'm lactose intolerant), and processed energy/sports drinks. When I simply eat natural foods, avoid gluten, and have some packaged vegan foods (I love Boca burgers, no shame), my calorie count naturally stays pretty low. So I'm going to stick to that.
Even though I've probably eaten 2100 calories a couple of days this week, my weight is steadily dropping again. I'm back down to 132 from 135-ish. I hope to get to my goal weight before college. This gives me roughly a year to lose 40-50 pounds. I can do it. I'm just going to stick with super natural, healthy stuff.
I got an online trainer so I'm doing her workouts for the next 30 days or so. I'm pretty psyched. They are definitely challenging and different from anything I've ever done.
I'll keep y'all updated.