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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,689
1/5/13 9:41 A

If you want to set your weight loss goal to 1/2 lb per week, you'd just have to move your goal date further into the future to make it so you're losing that amount each week. Hope that makes sense.

1200-1550 sounds right based on your goals. Your range would have been higher to maintain, so it makes sense that it was 1300-1700 before you changed to a weight loss program.

Coach Jen

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1/4/13 6:42 P

Jen, also once I stick to my calories and workout 5 days a week I lose around 1-1.5 pounds a week. I'm just trying to remember what that calorie range was. Thanks for all of your help so far. This is why I decided to use Spark People because of all the support.

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1/4/13 5:53 P

Jen, that was the calorie range that I individually put in so I don't know why it popped up again. It told me to maintain my weight I needed to eat 1300-1700 and since I wanted to lose I personally changed it to 12-1550. I actually just just changed it to 1300-1400 last night. Also i didn't see a way to change it to half a pound of weight loss. It just has a slot for 1, 2, or maintain.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,689
1/4/13 5:02 P

Hi Kimberly

I checked your account, and your calorie range looked a little funny. I went in and saved your goals again (without changing anything) and it reset your calorie range to 1200-1550 (which looks right). I would say that 1 lb per week might not be realistic based on your current weight and how much you want to lose. So I'd consider resetting to 1/2 lb per week.

Hope that helps!

Coach Jen

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1/4/13 3:45 P

Hi Jen. I think I figured out why it wouldn't let me do it. When I reset it and started over with my goals, it asked me my weight, age, and target weight. When I put it in it would only let me hit maintain my weight I guess because Im not within the over weight range. (115) But I have been on every website and this one and it says my normal weight is from 97- around 130's. I am short (5'1', have cellulite, and have fat to lose. I may be at a healthy weight but I have a lot of muscle under my cellulite/ fat and I wanna be lean. When I played with the current weight a little bit I moved my weight to 125 and said I wanted to be 103 it gave me a choice to lose 1 lb a week. Should I have lied on it? You can check out my profile but I have already reset it all so none of my previous reports are there. Thank you for replying and trying to help! I hope we can figure it out!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,689
1/4/13 5:38 A

Kimberly,

If you want me to take a look at your account to make sure it's set up properly, I can do that. Just let me know.

Coach Jen

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1/3/13 10:04 P

I would love to and after all the confusion I've been having lately with websites I intend on doing that. Your calorie intake is different on every single website you try. Thanks!


ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (93,409)
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1/3/13 10:02 P

If you can, try to get an appt. with a dietitian, who sees you face to face, and see how many calories she thinks would be good for you, that helped me alot, to talk to a live person, who sees what you look like all over...................it helps alot!


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1/3/13 9:34 P

Thanks for your help. Ill try it

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/3/13 9:32 P

Chances are then, that that's the calculated amount.

If you're really not sure it's changing, try putting 9999 for calories burned per week. Check again. Changed? You can set it back again.

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1/3/13 8:06 P

Thanks guys but I just tried all of that and my goal that i put in is still the same. Ive tried all that before and it wont do anything. I cant figure it out!

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/3/13 1:33 P

Yes, changing weekly "Calories to burn" goal will also do it. :)

Updating/saving the "weight loss goals" or "fitness goals" page resets the "nutrition goals" values.

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1/3/13 5:27 A

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
lation101.asp


This article explains how the site determines how many calories you should be eating.

I think if you go into your settings, and just change something, it should change your calorie goal back or you, but if that doesn't work try this:

Go to the sparkstart page. You'll see on the left side, this bar that has something about how many more calories you can eat today, how many more calories to burn in the week, and then how many lbs you've lost. Under the "___ pounds lost", your goal ("goal to go from ___ to ___ by ___" should be there with a little link that says "change goal." Click on that. Update your goal by putting in your current weight and completing that part again.

It should revert your daily calorie goal back to what it should be using the initial calculations!

I think if you change your weekly calories burned goal, it changes your calorie goal back, too, but I KNOW it works by changing your weight loss goal. Remember to keep the weight loss goal (current lbs) updated to ensure you are getting the right calorie range, because you will probably have to start eating less to see the same weight loss as you lose a lot of weight.

KIMBERLY307 SparkPoints: (2,671)
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1/3/13 3:32 A

When I signed up for this it gave me an amount of calories I should be eating a day and I changed it because I thought it was to many. I really want to find out what tbat number is and start using it but I dont know how to get it set back to default. Please help!

Edited by: KIMBERLY307 at: 1/3/2013 (03:33)
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