Bwahaha, I can't believe I didn't see the, uhhh, less than clean second reading of my title. I'm bi and my mind is nearly always in the gutter. I wouldn't mind eating a skinny girl in that sense either, but first I have to get skinny enough myself that she'll look twice at me!
Anyway, thanks everyone for the replies...I know, I am a worrier by nature, and I am working on relaxing a bit. I just wanted to make sure first that I'm not doing something drastically backwards. My pants have gotten a little tighter in the past 3 days and it's hard to not fret that I'm gaining instead of losing.
Thank you to the people who mentioned the alcohol -- I had figured that as long as I wasn't overdoing it and it was within my calorie limits, I was fine. Bummer because I love sipping, tastes so good, but I think I will cut it out entirely for a couple weeks, then slowly reintroduce it more sparingly -- every other day, one glass. Definitely losing the fat takes priority.
As for tracking everything -- I am mostly doing it because I don't yet have a more intuitive sense about what macros ratios are like in most food. I'm *not* consciously trying to keep my calories at the same place every day (some days I eat 1600, some days 1000), but...coming from a carb heavy diet, I am used to not being able to "feel" the difference between actually needing more food, and just having room for it in my stomach and the craving in my tastebuds, you know? I guess for now I am using calories as a way to double-check that I'm still in a reasonable range, until I can trust myself more to just know based on my body's signals.
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” -- Joseph Campbell