Thanks for that RicF. My concern is that I'm now around where I was weight ways in my late teens (before I became a porker at Uni!) and as a result have got friends and family telling me I'm too thin! I feel great, and my response to that is that my running is going well - if I wasn't running well I'd know I wasn't eating enough.
Had a more relaxed weekend, eating more than I have been, but have also been exercising quite a bit with two longer runs and a wee hill walk. My fear was that I might continue to lose, but I like your reassurance that I won't disappear. If I start to struggle with running I'll know I definitely need to eat more. Have found on weekends with longer runs I've been feeling hungry, so have eaten a lot more and this has not been detrimental so far. I guess perhaps I'm finally getting to the point where I'm finding a healthy balance.
Cheers LMH! I do love peanut butter so will give that a go. Peanut butter for breakfast - how could the day start any better? You're right, it is the time of year when there's so much on. I'm thinking if I can get to January fitting my new clothes I'll be doing well. I've bagged all the old stuff in the bottom of the wardrobe for now.
Bit of background ... I've always felt that I needed to clean up my diet having lost weight over the years and taking up running in 2007. I still had quite a bit of excess fat (particularly on my thighs) and this wasn't shifting as I'd run, then eat rubbish to refuel. Having followed a fitness plan for the last 10 weeks (eating 1350 calories per day on average - plus veg which I refuse to calorie count - with 40-45g fat, 110g protein and 125g carbohydrates roughly) and additional body weight exercise I've lost centimetres (1-2 dress sizes) and 5kg in weight. I'm 5' 7" and now weighing in at 58kg. I don't really want to lose more weight but would love to maintain my current size/weight as I've seen significant improvement in strength and muscle definition with a big increase in speed. My question is how to maintain this now. I've been tracking through My Fitness Pal but am unsure how to change my calorie intake to make it manageable. If I leave the levels as they are I've no idea how to eat that much protein. Also, calculations vary significantly in terms of daily calories! Currently I'm taking additional whey protein in my morning porridge to add protein. I run 30-35 miles per week, do one class per week of yoga, and Pilates, and am doing 4-5 HIIT workouts. I've tried to find a nutritionist locally but am coming up with a blank. Anyone able to give advice?