Aw that's okay I had a pretty bad week of working out too. I slacked even more than you're supposed to on my recovery week oops.
I don't really track calories too much, I just make sure everything I eat is healthy and that I get a good variety each day. I did try to track them for awhile just to see if I was meeting goals on vitamins, minerals, protein, etc. and I always ate around 1200-1400 calories a day. But I think that is kind of too low. I was low on all of my nutrients and I know I don't eat enough because I'm so damn busy all the time I skip meals a lot and rarely snack. I think as long as what you eat is healthy and low in sugar, saturated fat, salt and that kinda bad stuff it's fine to eat 1500-2000 calories a day. If you don't eat enough your body will feel starved and resist weight loss.
Have you ever tried quinoa? It's similar to rice or couscous. We tried it last night for the first time and both loved it, even better than rice! Anyway...it's super healthy for you. I think I read it's the healthiest of all the grains. It has 7 g of protein in a cup and less carbs than rice. It also has a lot of vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and amino acids. I got it in the 'bulk food' section at the grocery store and just simmered 1 cup of quinoa in 1 1/2 cups of water with the lid on for 15 min. Let it sit for 5 min, fluffed with a fork and it's done. Just something different to try!
I feel like I need to pick up my game too. I'm glad it'll be nice out soon and I can run outside...I'm hoping if I add that into my workout schedule as much as possible it'll give me faster results!