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 NEWLYFAERIED Posts: 29 2/16/13 12:04 P Thank you everyone! I appreciate your help--
 DOCTORFOODLOVE SparkPoints: (18,859) Fitness Minutes: (27,459) Posts: 16 2/15/13 9:02 P 1inch =2.54cm To convert just multiply the number of inches in you height (5'4"=64") by 2.54. That will give you height on cm.
 ANGUSSANDY Posts: 10,509 2/15/13 7:21 A I agree with all.
 MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,090 2/15/13 6:51 A I just looked at the website in the original link. It seemed to imply burning a LOT of exercise calories per day - for me, it seemed to be assuming a calorie burn of 800 through exercise, which is pretty hard to do on a sustainable basis. In fact, I think it is pretty unrealistic for most people. I'm pretty sure if you entered a daily calorie burn in that kind of range in Spark's Exercise Goasl, it would produce a fairly high recommended intake as well. M@L
 NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848 2/15/13 2:16 A If you are 160 cm, you are 1.6 meters. this is the same as 1 meter, 60 cm. If you are 170 cm, you are 1.7 meters, same as 1 meter, 70 cm. If you are 176 cm, you are 1.76 meters, same as 1 meter, 76 cm. Just move the decimal point. The metric system is designed to be used without a calculator. Edited by: NAUSIKAA at: 2/15/2013 (02:17)
 SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (0) Fitness Minutes: (112,042) Posts: 46,222 2/14/13 11:18 P You can convert from inches to cm and then cm to meters...but you can use the cm only just like you can use the inches only. Coach Nancy
 NEWLYFAERIED Posts: 29 2/14/13 11:15 P Hey Coach Nancy, I removed the link... sorry 'bout that. Also, for the height... I actually wanted to know that thing because I want to put it into Sparkpeople, so that I could get meter/ cm.... so how do I do that? LoveMouse-- Hehe. Yeah, 1550 sometimes seem too little; other times it feels like I'm trying to eat a mountain to fill it out. It'd be kinda cool to feel that way all the time, right? I'm definitely with you on following Sparkpeople's recommendations; I just got worried when I saw that weird number for a second there. Weight loss sure is a tricky game to play though, isn't it? One second you're eating too much, the other too little. Sigh.
 LOVEMOUSE82 SparkPoints: (3,788) Fitness Minutes: (2,976) Posts: 349 2/14/13 8:31 P I wonder if the other tracker you mention was giving you a calorie range to maintain instead of to lose...? I wouldn't go over what sparkpeople recommends. 1550 is more than enough I KNOW there are some days where it doesn't seem like it :) but it really is, and the more you can accumulate a deficit of calories over time, the faster you will lose weight.