A little background: Had a baby in June 2011. Ballooned up to 244 lbs - I'm 5'6" (I wasn't paleo during pregnancy - which I regret). Thanks to a focused Paleo diet and exclusive breastfeeding/pumping, I'm now down to 160. I started up my workouts five weeks ago and currently I'm crossfit 5x a week (I rest when I need to and scale everything).
I'm in the military and in six weeks I will be weighed and take my physical fitness test. So, I need to add in two or three days of running workouts (just 15-25 minutes of intervals/tempo runs/timed two milers) along with push ups/sit ups since crossfit doesn't focus on them specifically and I want to max the test. I probably need to drop two minutes off my two mile time and increase push ups by 20 (I have two minutes to do 50). I also need to lose another five pounds before the test so that I can comfortably pass the weigh-in. I'm averaging 40-70 grams of carbs/day, anywhere from 1300-1700 calories, and protein is 70-150 grams depending on the size of my steak. :)
If I continue eating the way I have been, I'll lose the weight. However, I won't have the energy to sustain my workouts or to get stronger. If I increase calories/carbs, I'll have the energy but I'll stall the weight loss (tried it last month and stalled for two weeks). I'm also concerned that if something doesn't change, my milk supply will dry up since it's also getting much lower, supplements/extra pumping hasn't helped, and I'm sure my lower calorie diet has something to do with it.
How would you approach this? I feel like I'm missing something...
EDIT to add: For anyone who tells me to take long walks, I walk my dogs for 15 minutes a day and an hour on the weekend with my baby in a stroller. Aside from that, I have no time to do multiple long walks each week. I work full time, crossfit at the buttcrack of dawn, and cook/do chores all evening/weekend to keep the house going. I'm lucky to have an hour to sit down and play with my daughter each evening.