Here in the Northern part of America it has been very cold, usually in the teens. During the fall I fell in love with running, not the best time to fall in love with the sport. I wish I had more time before snow fell to be able to run my heart out outdoors. Unfortunately the snow did come and that meant going back indoors for another 6-8 months due to the cold, wet weather outdoors. Much to my surprise I was introduced to the wonderful world of moisture wicking clothes that have been created for the winter months. I have not yet tried out the clothes in the snowy weather while running but I have tried to go outdoors for some sledding and was deeply surprised and thrilled. Not only was I warm the entire time, I was sweating! The sweat was absorbed into the clothes and so I did not have the problem of getting too cold after sweating. The ones I have are truly amazing! There are many kinds but I have a Nike Top and Bottom made for exercise. I highly recommend trying some out = I'm sure all of the name brands are pretty much the same so your results will most likely be about the same as the Nike ones I have. Amazing! If the wind slows down just a little and there is no more ice I will try outdoors this week!
So many things to learn - thankfully the wonderful internet is available. Thank all of those whom answered my questions. I have done the calculations and have around 1100 calories a day to eat - but I think I'm going to just work off more and keep with the sports associations suggestion of staying above 1200 so that I can keep with my nutritional needs without taking chemical based substitutes. Wow! I thought when younger that my only problem with being short was finding pants that were short enough - who would know that my body required less calories than what is at the "healthy" range. haha Strange how that works. 100 calorie different isn't that bad I guess, it could be worse.
Today my goal is to get up and return once again to the gym. House guest this week but hopefully that won't hinder too much of my plans. Hope everyone has a good week!
Thanks Sugirl06!!! You have saved me from weight gain so many times!
My previous post if you are reading them asked about calorie intake. I have been worried that I was taking in to many calories however I did not want to go overboard with reducing my calories per day. So I learned about BMR calculations through Sugirl06! Once before I did this calculation however I thought I was taller (maybe just wishful thinking) and I over estimated. Then, when I went to find the site again, couldn't find anything dealing with how many calories to have as an intake.
My confusion: According to the "American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men". When I did my calculations though I found that I should be getting 1156 calories per day. Hmm... If humans are not supposed to drop before 1200 and then my calculations are below 1200, what does this mean? Am I not human? hehe Strange. Maybe this calculation doesn't work for short people? Or am I not normal since I'm under 5'? Anyone have any suggestions for shorter people? I just want to make sure that with all this work that I am doing it correctly.
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.