Thanks for your response Deb and my apologies for not responding until now... I just checked this post of mine this morning to see if there were anymore comments and was delighted to see you had taken the time to share your thoughts
I'm currently 262 lbs and my ideal weight should be approx. 175 lbs (higher end of the scale) I'm 5' 11" large frame so it's an ideal number in my mind... maybe even 180 Heck, I'd be delighted at 200!!! lol
I got a FIT BIT a few months ago and have been getting 10,000 steps in a day on avg and hitting the gym 3X week for weight training (30 min avg sessions) I recently upped my steps to 15,000 per day
So SP suggests 1670 a day, top range calorie wise. FitBit site on the other hand, will take all of my 'current' activity into consideration and adjust calories. Take yesterday for example, I got 20,000 steps in and went to the gym to do the weights and my caloric range was 2450 (approx)
All I know is that I want to lose that 2lbs a week (if not a little more ;-)) but worry that I'm messing things up because I don't fully understand the 'chemistry' of it all.
Thanks again for sharing!