that's why i said to bump it up to 2400. it's what you're hitting as a minimum and it's going to be better than leaving it at 2000 if you're burning more. if after a few weeks you find you're hitting 3000 [or 2600 or 2800 or whatever] regularly, you can bump it up again.
Fitness Minutes: (4,545)
925 10/11/12 4:24 P
I'm more worried about setting a goal of lets say 2600 -3000 and not making it and eating more than my body needs. So kind of opposite. Like I had set up for two weeks to work out 5 days a week but that didn't happen, could only get 4 in but worked out longer than I had input in the fitness fields.
One thing I dislike is that if I change my goals all past information shows as not meeting them (nutrition charts) instead of keeping the info I had showing I did do things correctly at that point in time.
I also can't promise the tracker or myself sometimes if I will be able to hit that goal, that's why I'm not so sure I should change it this week just because I do go over my set calories burned "once" ...didn't know if I should wait and see if I can keep it up another week before changing the information.
your calories burned goal should be set to doing whatever you are doing a week. so if you're hitting between 2400 and 3000 cals a week, that's where your calories burned number should be. if you're worried about hitting the larger goal, you can always set it to the lower [the 2400] and bump it up if you keep hitting the higher goal. you can always set it for the highest goal, note the changes to your ranges [should bump it up just over 140 cals if you switch your weekly calories burned from 2000 to 3000]. then set your calories burned to the more attainable level. on the weeks when you find yourself hitting the larger goal, just refer back to what the higher level ranges were.
Fitness Minutes: (4,545)
925 10/11/12 4:01 P
With as much as I do know about calories in and out and working out I want to use SP to the fullest advantage but want to adjust at the right time.
I have calories to burn a week set at 2000 right now, and it leaves me at nutrition 1200-1550. Each day I have worked out though since I have been going a month now my stamina is better and I am at the gym longer and burning roughly 600 calories 4-5x a week if I go by THIS week alone. Should I change it as of next week and keep aiming to hit those goals or see if I can still hit those goals for a week or two before changing? In 3 short weeks I went from being able to barely do 10 minutes on the elliptical to doing 30 with no problem...and once I am at the gym I don't want to leave. I just don't want to stall my progress by changing the goals too soon.
I'd love to know what you did and when you figure you should change them!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.