I'm learning that starving yourself isn't necessarily the answer for long term weight loss. last time I dieted I lost about 75 pounds on a 1300 calorie a day diet, but I gained it all back.
I count about 2000-2100 a day now, 40/40/20 (P/F/C). I"m not losing it nearly as fast, but I feel much better, and my composition is getting better than it was. I got skinny, but it wasn't a strong healthy skinny. I think I'm going the right way now.