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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/13/13 8:17 P

That's easily 2lb/week, which is achievable for obese people. Don't be too disappointed if you don't make that. Taking twice as long is much more realistic.

Deb, in New Zealand
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1/13/13 5:56 P

Thanks so much... think I got it fixed.... and as far as my goals, I have set 40 lbs by mid-june. Currently 190, want to be 150. 5'6". I am good with keeping it at 1200-1550, just wanted to make sure there wasn't something extra I was supposed to do when changing fitness, as it was quite a big increase... 600 per week to 2000 per week. Didn't want to be eating too little and sabotage my goals.

eat food. not too much. mostly plants.

Goal 1: 160lbs by May 15 (breast reduction day!)
Goal 2: 150 by July 1 (summer!!)
Goal 3: 135-140 by December 1 (ultimate goal weight)
UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/13/13 3:15 P

Ticker kg to lbs: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=92


As for your range not changing when you increase fitness goals, that's because you're on the lowest range possible. It might require a significant change in fitness to move off that.

Eg if your maths works out at 1,000 calories a day to lose the weight you want, the site will put you on 1200+, as that's the minimum. Increase fitness by 1400 like you did and that's 200/day, so ... 1200. The minumum. No change.

This usually happens when the goal date is unrealistically close. While we can set a 2lb/week loss rate, that's not achievable for all body sizes.

Deb, in New Zealand
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1/13/13 2:28 P

What is your current weight, goal weight, and target date?

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1/13/13 2:21 P

If someone could kindly tell me how to switch my ticker from kg to lbs I would greatly appreciate it as well!

eat food. not too much. mostly plants.

Goal 1: 160lbs by May 15 (breast reduction day!)
Goal 2: 150 by July 1 (summer!!)
Goal 3: 135-140 by December 1 (ultimate goal weight)
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1/13/13 2:11 P

Can someone direct me on how to confirm I am eating in the correct calorie range for a 2lb/week loss... I originally had it set for 600 cals/week by default I guess, but I burn at least 2000/week... would this change what I should eat for calories? Right now it has stayed at 1200-1550 even though I changed my calorie burn to 2000

eat food. not too much. mostly plants.

Goal 1: 160lbs by May 15 (breast reduction day!)
Goal 2: 150 by July 1 (summer!!)
Goal 3: 135-140 by December 1 (ultimate goal weight)
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