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KIMMER241
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1/30/12 6:23 P

Thank you so much for your advice Nancy. I figured thats what it was as well after I took some time to think about it. I know 1-2 lbs is a good range to lose every week. I'm not expecting anything near the amount I lost last week every week. I've been following the plan to a T and thats what it came back w. Not that i'm complaining haha.



SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/30/12 5:20 P

Kimmer,

I just got in from my run and was thinking about what could have happened with your calorie range...because you lost such a large amount of weight in a very short time frame, you have lessened the amount of weight to lose but only with a one week loss in that time frame. So instead of having to say lose 30 pounds in three months, you now only have to lose 20.5 pounds in 2 months and 3 weeks time. Does that make sense?

Remember your goal is to lose 1-2 pounds per week. While I know that isn't as exciting as 9 pounds, doing slowly ensures that you will lose a larger percentage of fat while preserving a larger percentage of metabolically active tissue (muscle), along with bone, connective and organ tissue.

Weight loss is not so much a goal as is it a result of all the goals to get you to that points. Things like eating more fruits and veggies, drinking water in place of soda, exercise 30-60 minutes 5 times a week, etc. In other words your goal is to change your lifestyle, not just lose the weight as quick as you can only to go back to the way you used to live.

I hope this helps!
Coach Nancy



KIMMER241
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1/30/12 3:41 P

Do you think they could be recalculating since I lost so much already? Thinking that I can eat more then I have been and still hit my goal? I mean that doesnt really make sense because anyone would love to lose more then their goal by the set date but do you think that could be a possibility?



KIMMER241
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1/30/12 3:38 P

Thanks for the help but it doesnt seem to be working. My original calorie range was 1400-1750. Yesterday when I put in the weight I lost it bumped it up quiet a bit. Now I just tried to change it again the way that you said to do it and it changed it all over again. Back up to 2150 on my low end of calories for each day. If this is going to keep happening I dont know if im willing to keep If it keeps messing up everytime then I'm never going to know what range to stay in. I really don't know what to do right now.



SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/30/12 3:18 P

Kimmer,

Was your that your original calorie range that SparkPeople set up for you? Just weighing in should not change your calorie range. You have to click on the change button next to your weight goal, make sure your current weight on that page is accurate, and then click the save button. Then your calorie range will be recalculated automatically if necessary.

I hops this helps!
Coach Nancy



KIMMER241
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1/30/12 3:15 P

No I haven't changed anything except for the weight I lost. I added my measurements but thats it. I didn't change the time in which I wanted to lose the weight or anything. I don't know why it would of changed on its own.

I signed up for this site on Jan 22 and as yesterday (29th) I've lost 9.5 lbs. I'm pretty happy with the results and im well on my way to my goal :)



SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/30/12 3:04 P

Hi KIMMER241,

Did you make any other changes to your program? Did you change your calories burn goal per chance or the time frame to meet your goal?

I see that you joined on 1/22, did you really lose 9.5 pounds in that time frame?

Coach Nancy



KIMMER241
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1/30/12 1:29 P

Ok so yesterday was my weigh in day. So I came on here and changed my weight (lost 9.5lbs) and now for some reason today my calorie range is up. It used to be between 1400-1750 and now its a lot higher. My minimum calorie range is 1850. Why did this happen? Do I just go change it back myself? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I searched a few other areas trying to find answers but came up dry.




 
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