It's hard to stay under 1700 if I don't go to the gym. I only have to burn 400 calories when I go, and I usually burn 900. But as soon as I hit 1900 and don't go to the gym, that's it. i just have to keep learning about food, and different ways to cook. Even though that meatless meal crashed and burned, I baked this chicken the other day that was hella good, brussel sprouts. And I moved furniture around so even if I do have to work all day, I can jump rope on my breaks. I'm good. I love this website!