I have been very hungry the last three days despite eating at or around 1700 calories. I am not sure if it's metabolism or what. I ate 1807 calories today to see if it cut down on the hunger pains, and it did a little. I am thinking I will hold on for a week or two and see what my weight loss is. I have been consistant with my walking. Last month, starting on May fourth, I walked every day in May. I took June 1rst off, when I weighed in, and then from the 2nd till the 5th (today) I have walked a total of 7.55 miles. I figure I will walk every day until something gets in the way. It is inevitable, and when it happens I will have all these other days of walking built up, so it won't be a big deal. So, things I am dealing with. I am tired, my walks the last three days have been much harder and I am hungry. I don't know if this is some sort of hump I am going to have to get over or what. It may be that my metabolism picked up and I am dropping weight a little faster than I should. I will see at next weigh in (on July 1rst). I do have a splurge day planned for the 12th in which I am sure any severe calorie deficit should be put to rights in a decisive manner };o)! I am aiming for moderate weight loss, not a biggest loser blow out. I want to get used to eating moderately and living healthy. So, I ...get this...DONT WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT TOO FAST. lol..... I think I am going to be fairly detailed on my blog about what exercise I am doing and what I am eating as I lose. I got a lot of good ideas from other peoples blogs and I hope I can help anyone who is unsure even what to eat or where to start. I am not the best nutrition wise. I eat "normal' food. I don't eat wheat grass, yogurt, tofu, or anything you turn into a smoothie. I like meat and vegetables, fruit and bread and such. I love eggs and eat them three or four times a week. (I know, I will drop dead of pick an ailment...blah blah blah) I eat full sodium everything, real coffee with real sugar and I eat hamburger two or three times a week. I use 93 percent which is about 200 calories for 4 ounces. I need real food. I need to feel as normal as possible and I need to make this a normal part of my life. That means "splurge days" will have to be replaced with eating a slightly higher calorie day two or three days out of every month. I will start this part of the process around month six or seven. Right now, psychologically, I need a "splurge" day. In time I think I can move to eating foods I love in moderation and begin to incorporate the higher calorie items in with my new mostly healthy choices. we will see. So today I walked 2.25 miles, I ate 1807 calories and drank 120 oz. of water. I had eggs for breakfast, mini cracker sandwiches for lunch, an apple and an an orange, two 60 calorie pudding snacks (ymmy) and turkey sausage with pepper strips and a salad for dinner. Got my two fruits and three veggies. I am thinking calorie defecit of somewhere around 800 calories today. Here is to tomorrow.