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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
6/3/12 9:25 P

JESSIEEGEE1 depending on body weight and intensity, most exercises burn 6-10 cals per minute. So a 45 minute workout should be burning 300+ almost regardless of what you're doing.

How are you logging it that you're getting less than 100 calories for that? What's the workout that you do and how do you enter it on the site?

Deb, in New Zealand
BLUEJEAN99 Posts: 2,250
6/3/12 8:37 P

burning 1,000 calories a week sounds like a healthy range and that's the most important thing. I burn about 100 a day but watch what I eat. You might need to adjust your calorie intake now that you're doing less cardio. You can track food exercise and weight loss and make adjustments as necessary :)

6/3/12 7:58 P

i do half hour to 45 mins cardio everyday and i cant even hit 100cals burnt in a workout.. what am i working out wrong

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4/23/12 12:51 P

I don't calculate calories burned--I focus on minutes exercised!

I know if I'm feeling lazy or don't have time it'll be a slow day--only 45 minutes or so. On a "normal" day I'll end up exercising 60-75 minutes. And a kick-ass day will be 90 minutes or more.

I keep going like that and I KNOW I'll burn enough calories--no calculation needed. :)

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EGAV520 Posts: 41
4/23/12 12:29 P

I agree. That is why I'm in it for the long haul. Its a little frustrating, but eventually I will get there. =)

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4/22/12 9:37 P

Weight gain tends to slow down once we reach a healthy BMI, which may be what happened to you. It doesn't mean you won't be able to lose the last 15 pounds, but it might take a while.

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EGAV520 Posts: 41
4/22/12 8:14 P

If I get drop 15 pounds, that would actually bring me to my ideal weight. So that may actually be the case, like you were saying. I always assumed it was the last 5 pounds that was the hardest, but I guest not =(. I have been started to mix up my routine a little more, so I am hoping that it works. Havnt weighed myself yet to know .

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4/19/12 7:53 P

Not likely. We don't put on muscle that quickly; especially us women. Your weight loss may be slowing down because of many factors; it may be because 15 lbs really is close to your goal weight; the last 10-15 lbs takes a while!

It could also be because you started a new exercise regimen... or haven't changed it in a while.

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EGAV520 Posts: 41
4/19/12 7:05 P

I have also heard many other people say that weight loss tends to slow down. But what confuses me is that I am 15 pounds away from my goal and my weight loss has already slowed down. I have also been doing strength training so I am thinking that what is showing on the scale is the muscle weight.

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4/19/12 4:49 P

When I first started dieting, I didn't exercise at all. I wanted to make sure I could stick with the diet part before I took on exercise. I lost 2 pounds a week for almost 2 months without exercise. But basically, if you enter how much you tend to burn a week in fitness, SP will adjust your nutrition goals so you still have that deficit that you want for the amount of time you want to lose weight in.

MARATHONDAD SparkPoints: (28,046)
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4/19/12 4:01 P

I totally misread this I thought it was 1000 fitness minutes a week lol 1000 calories a week isnt much

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4/19/12 3:54 P

1000 calories per week does not seem excessive if you are exercising several times per week. One activity can cause you to burn 400 calories and if done for 3 days you are there.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
4/19/12 3:26 P

I say you're not eating enough.

You don't weigh much, so you should not have a large deficit. But you're probably creating a 600+ deficit daily if you're eating so low.

Depending on age/height, your BMR at your weight is around 1430. That's over 1700 daily burn when you factor in daily activity. Add 142 for average workout calories burned (1000/7) and that's about 1840 calories daily requirement for your body. Since you can't lose much you should be aiming for around 200-300 calories deficit only, which is about 1540-1640 intake. Eating only 1200-1400 creates a deficit of 500/day on average, which is too high at your weight.

If you're concerned whether your exercise drop will stop you losing weight I would say no, as we know exercise has other uses and you can always adjust nutrition accordingly anyway. But if you do experience any difficulty losing, look first to eating more rather than eating less! You're already creating probably too high a daily deficit.

Deb, in New Zealand
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4/19/12 1:21 P

I am surprised this hasn't ben mentioned here... But your weight loss is 80% nutrition! Just make sure you adjust your weekly calorie burn in your settings to adjust your daile caloric intake!! You will not gain weight by lowering your workouts... although I know that sometimes it can feel that way!!

I applaud you for doing 1000/week! It's more than a lot of people do!!

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4/19/12 8:52 A

what are u doing that u are burning 1000 calories a week? make sure u eat enough calories because if u dont your body will go into starvation mode and u wont loose the weight

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Hypothermic half-2.10
Run for Porter 10km-55
Grand Beach race 10km-52
Winnipeg Police half-1.55
Fargo half-1.58

Winnipeg Police half marathon 2.01
Manitoba half marathon 2.hours
4/19/12 7:23 A

That is what I want to to do. Right now I am just getting back into working out but that is my goal. Congrats and good luck on burning that many calories a week!

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4/19/12 7:03 A

Losing fat through a small caloric deficiency over a longer period of time is beneficial for many reasons: You would lose much less muscle mass, you would have more time to acquire healthy habits and ditch the unhealthy ones... The problem is most people are very impatient, and they want immediate results, so they often end up losing fat and a lot of muscle too in a painful way in a short time; and then they also often don't have enough time to change their unhealthy habits with the healthy ones, which makes it impossible for them to keep the fat lost off...

So, if you can be patient, that is perfect actually.

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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
4/19/12 5:00 A

I burn around 1000 cardio calories a week, so I say it is awesome!!!


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4/18/12 9:55 P

I've been doing a little bit of everything. Some days I will walk. Sometimes I do the elliptical. Sometimes I jog. Sometimes I do the arc trainer. I also do weights two times a week.

BEAUTY_WITHIN Posts: 2,255
4/18/12 9:53 P

Try changing up your routine maybe. Do a different type of exercises. For example if you're biking try walking, ect. Sometimes that helps.

What's your modivation?

YENSEN Posts: 116
4/18/12 9:51 P

Wow! I think that is great! What exercise have you been doing? Could use some tips.


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4/18/12 9:24 P


As you mentioned, something always trumps nothing, therefore if you can devote time to expend 1000 calories per week, then that is fantastic. Just know though, that it is NOT uncommon for your weight loss to slow down when you get closer to your goal weight.

Hang in there!

Coach Nancy

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4/18/12 9:22 P

I used to burn about 1500-2000 calories a week thru exercise. But I recently had to go back to work and it is impossible for me to do that now. I am able to do 1000 a week though which is better than nothing. And I am eating between 1200 and 1400 calories a day. I am almost to my goal weight... only about 10-15 more lbs to go! But do you think I will still lose weight doing only 1000 calories a week thru exercise? I dont care how fast I lose it. My weight loss has slowed down a ton already. I just do not want to gain any back really.

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