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Calories Per Day

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sorry I haven't been really on here much this last week - I've been fighting a cold that Santa brought me along with my presents. Love the presents but could do without the cold...

Anyways, I've been thinking - does anyone know the calculation to figure out how many calories a person needs in one day? I know that the government states around 2000 for woman and 2500 for men but what about on a diet plan? I have heard that 1200 is the lowest a person should go without doing physical damage to the body. Since I have a hard time losing weight, and the fact that I'm only 4'11" tall, just wondering if I'm getting too many calories for my smaller body frame. Just thinking and I couldn't find anything on S.P. about it.

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SUGIRL06 1/7/2010 8:43PM

    Its called your BMR. You can use this website:

Then for a sedentary lifestyle, multiply your BMR by 1.2. That is how much you burn if you sat on your butt all day! Now, add how much you burned at the gym that day. And subtract how many calories you ate. You want that final number to fall between 500 and 1000 because 1 pound is 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound per week, you want to burn 500 extra per day, and 1000 for 2 pounds. Anyway, this might have been way more information than you wanted but this is the way I keep track. I don't pay attention to SP's ranges most of the time. I go by how much I'm burning vs how much I'm taking in since how much I burned changes every week! Good luck!

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Current Status 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Today I seem on a roll with getting everything done that I wanted to get done on SP! Here are my stats for the beginning of 2010.

Weight: 136.5
Upper Arm: 11 inches
Upper Leg: 21 inches
Stomach: 30 inches (I'm retaining water I think today)

*At least 30 mins running on treadmill
*1200 Calorie intake
*20 minutes yoga

Goals are set - here we go!

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MA2DAPPLES 1/7/2010 11:26AM

    Great job!

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3CATSLEP 1/6/2010 2:24PM

    Good job!!!!! emoticon

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New Year's Resolution!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Finally I have come up with my New Year's Resolution. Yes, I am a resolution maker but I am one that sticks to it until it's finished. I'm very goal oriented and can't stand not meeting my goals - yep, I'm crazy. haha

So my goals for 2010:
1. Go from my current weight to 110. By December 31, 2010 I will weigh at most 110! Has a ring to it doesn't it!
2. Run 10K distance - yep, I'm embracing the 2010 - 10 effect
3. At least 10 minutes of yoga/stretches every day.
4. Spend at least 10 minutes to myself as "me time"
5. Make at least ten healthy meals in a week
6. Purchase at least ten different vegetables/fruits each week
7. Make at least ten new recipes this year that are healthy
8. Report on my current position at least every ten days
9. Run at least ten miles each week!
10. Stick to my ten 2010 Resolutions!

Did I leave anything out? emoticon emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/11/2010 6:11PM

    YES! Lets do it! WE WILL BE AT GOAL!

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SUGIRL06 1/6/2010 10:55AM

    You are too cute! I am running a 10 mile run this year! I didn't even think about the fact that its 2010! Ha! Great goals!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 1/6/2010 10:53AM

    Very Good! I love the "10". Best of luck in 2010!

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KARVY09 1/6/2010 10:42AM

    Way to go! I like these!

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Shredding through the pain...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

ouch ouch ouch... that is what you would hear if you walked past our house. The other day I started 30 Day Shred again. I went through the program last year and was really happy with it. I got hit by the running bug and started to skip the DVD and go outdoors and run my heart out. I love running but seriously it's out outdoors and it's hard to run on snow laden roads that are icy! I like both of my legs thank you very much. k/d Although it would be nice to get out there and try out the new moisture-wicking winter clothes that I got for Christmas.

So I did one video and now I'm whining, yes I admit to it. My poor, dear husband has the hardest job in the world since I do not deal well with pain. Thankfully I made the time to get online and read some other blogs. Now I have the motivation once again to work through my pain and start shredding again tonight. Love the pain, I'm embracing the pain... Well, that is my intention for today at least.

emoticon Yoga is needed!

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LALAFLOWERS 1/7/2010 9:34PM

    Gotta tell you.. I've been shredding now for 14 days... (5 days on, 1 off, 5 days on, 8 days off... had an accident, and hurt my shoulder.. no shredding :-( , then back on for 4 days.) And I am still running.. I am still doing my 40 to 60 minutes of cardio a day, plus the shredding. Today is the first day that my legs are sore! I'm on D4L2.. and I did elliptical and spinning to have 60 minutes of cardio... My quads are sore.. and so is my butt!!

Do both! It makes you stronger, and the running helps shake out the soreness!

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    Good for you...

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SUGIRL06 1/6/2010 9:29AM

    Ha! That is awesome. I am whiney when I'm sore too and I sleep horribly which makes me cranky. Lets just say my husband doesn't like it either... Ha! but it is all worth it in the end! Happy Wednesday!

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    I don't know what shredding is, but getting restarted is sometimes just as bad as getting started...make sense?

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Happy New Year's!!!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Welcome Back Everyone! It has been about 2 weeks since I have been back in the loving hands of sparkpeople. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is more pumped to kick some of that fat goodbye and say hello to those wonderfully healthy bodies! I know I am!

Normally I have things all planned out before the New Year's Ball drops however this year I have to think really hard on what I want to accomplish. I have taken a few days and can't quite decided just as of yet. I take New Year's Resolutions very seriously so I plan on making the best of my determination. One thing is for sure, I plan on getting out there and exercising as much as possible, along with eating even less processed foods to assure the healthiest body that I can recreate! It takes a little planning to make everything from scratch however after the holiday season of eating at others' houses - I am determined to say goodbye to the unhealthy foods and make my body what God intended it to look and feel like.

New Year's Resolution, along with complete 2010 Weight Loss and Exercise Goals to come soon. What has everyone else planned for 2010? I's love to hear your exciting plans! Let's make 2010 the best year together! emoticon emoticon


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