My weight is stable, and isn't dropping dramatically from day to day. Contrary to what a dieter might think, this is a good thing.
My body seems to be on a two week cycle. I will lose 2-3 pounds, then maintain that for about two weeks, then lose another 2-3 pounds. This is the same pattern I noticed when I lost weight in 2007. As long as I'm keeping my food healthy and even and whole, then it's no big deal. And as long as I know this is how my body works, then I can unhook my self worth from the scale reading.
Other than a couple of "blow up" days, I have been eating an average of ~1,500 calories a day since I started the "eat only whole foods" plan 2.5 weeks ago. It is very hard to get in more food than that without feeling like I'm overeating. I know that might sound a little nuts. I just feel full and am not eating when I'm not hungry, so putting more food on the menu seems counter intuitive right now.
I haven't been running much, because it's been so stinking hot, even in the mornings (when the heat index is 104 at 10:30 PM, you know a 5:30 am run is not going to happen if you are half way sane... there were people running in the afternoon when the heat index was 115-120. They are clearly not sane). I got on the treadmill yesterday for 30 minutes, which isn't much at all but is better than zero.
I am planning to run the October Half Marathon, which means I start a 12 week training program next week, so when my running increases, my food may increase some too. I'm going to wait and see what my body needs and not automatically say "hey, I'm running 4 miles tomorrow, hand me a big plate of pasta!" The Kay Sheppard plan (which I'm mostly doing, but not strictly) supports 45 minutes of cardio a day. Unless I'm going longer than 3 miles, I won't need more calories.
So that's that. I am off to go have lunch and finish my work day.