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8/20/12 8:58 A

Hi Need,

That is a very aggressive goal in a very short period of time. Remember one cannot rush the process of weight loss, even adding in lots of activity. It is recommended that one loses no more than 1-2 pounds a week (the upper end is more for those who have a lot to lose or if you are a man). Remember this journey is one not just to lose weight but to incorporate life-long healthy habits into your life.

Coach Nancy

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8/20/12 2:47 A

Yes that sounds like maybe what happened...if you set it to very active remember that is the setting for professional athletes. I walk several miles a day and still come in at sedentary to mildly active :)

Also, did you put in the wrong year?

8/20/12 12:42 A

I assume you meant 1200-1500 calories per day? Did you choose the right activity level? If you set it to very active, it'll calculate enough calories to keep your metabolism high and be sure your body doesn't try to conserve energy. It's all just an estimate anyway though. In the end you'll have to be sure you stay healthy and keep making progress.

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8/20/12 12:22 A

I had a question on the amount of calories...

I was eating 1200-1500 calories a week. I weight 158 and I want to lose twenty pounds by october and be 138. When I changed the calories and checked it says I'm suppose to eat 2000-2500 calories... Is that correct?

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