I just do not understand why, if you are "good" you don't lose weight, and if you are "bad" sometimes you don't gain weight. I think it is because we don't really know what "good" and "bad" are. And I have lost the ability to read what my body wants, I am gonna work at that skill, because I really think it is a life long maintenance necessity. I often do better when I don't "try". Thus my success with the Paul McKenna method. Wish I had not given away that book/cd, rats.
I agree with Ruth, for me, calories do count. I can lose weight if I consistently hold to between 1400 and 1700 calories, but I can't hold that if I am doing low-fat, or vegetarian, or even high fat or low carb, as the hunger/nutritional deficit eventually drags me into the pantry. High levels of movement, in the past, has actually been the opposite of helpful. But that is because I felt forced. Now I am just working to accomplish something, I have so many "projects" I want to do, I just want to do them.
So I am back to McKenna, gotta learn to listen to the body.
p.s. congrats on the loss.