All of the math SP uses to calculate your ranges can be found on the Calorie Counting 101 page: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
A good goal for weight loss is approximately 3% of your remaining weight loss goal; that means the more you lose, the less you will be able to lose at a time! I'm a little surprised at your range being 1200-1550 with so much left to lose; By my calculations, you have 60 lbs to go, which would put you at 1.5-1.8 lbs per week. How much are you exercising? Have you updated your fitness goals with this exercise? How much are you actually eating per week?
As you lose more, you will have to adjust your goals; When you're within 30 lbs, you'll be aiming for 1 lb per week. Think of it like a curve. :)
And remember that in the end, your body is not a calculator; even if all the numbers add up, sometimes the results don't, and you have to play with things to make it work right. Some people lose weight more easily than others, and the kinds of foods you eat can make a difference, too. All calories are not, in fact, created equal!
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/4/2013 (12:26)