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# Dr. Oz Calorie Calculator

### Thursday, May 16, 2013

Anyone else see this episode? I forget the guy's name but he said in order to determine the amount of daily calories you should be eating you multiply the weight you WANT to be by 12. For instance, I want to weigh 140 so my calorie intake is 140 x 12 = 1680. Pretty easy calculation but does this number sill work when I weigh 150? Seems like a lot of calories to take in at 150.

Also, I am having trouble staying within my calorie intake at night. I get hungry and several times I wake up in the middle of the night with hunger pains. I end up eating a protein bar but then I calculate it for my breakfast and that seems to start a vicious cycle. Blah.

 KACAR51 5/16/2013 1:52PM I have a few of Dr. Oz's books. He is pretty good! That calculation is right on with our calorie ranges here on SP! I agree with ARMYMOMMAOF2! If I eat more calories for breakfast and lunch, I don't get as hungry later! Report Inappropriate Comment
 ARMYMOMMAOF2 5/16/2013 10:19AM You can do this. I notice that if my calorie intake is higher in the morning and at dinner time I don't mindlessly eat. GL Report Inappropriate Comment

# How do you find contentment?

### Friday, April 19, 2013

I know there is no magic pill to take so you are content and happy with yourself, but how the heck do people do it? How do you cut yourself some slack? How do I begin to like me? Any ideas?

# Can't Get Started Again

### Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I just cannot get through day one. I do well all day and then I get home and it goes all to hell. I binge. I don't work out like I tell myself I am going to. Ugh.

 MBRANDO 4/19/2013 9:36AM Good advice, thank you soooo much for the words of encouragement, I need all I can get right now! Report Inappropriate Comment
 SCAREWALDORF 4/17/2013 5:31PM baby steps. Remember:Don't worry about restricting for a while-just track. Find the patterns. Figure out WHY you binge-do you feel restricted during the day? Are you bored? Tired? Do you need to move your bigger meals to the evening? Exercise-remember 10 minutes is better than nothing. Even if it's just a brisk walk around the office, or lunges/squats on the phoneDon't think you have to put masses of time in at first. Just focus on the little things, they'll build up. xoxo Report Inappropriate Comment

# Whatever

### Saturday, March 05, 2011

That is how I feel today. Tired and don't want to work out....whatever. Have 300 calories left for the day...whatever. Just whatever whatever whatever. I will care tomorrow I am sure but today it is whatever.

 JULIEANNCAN 3/6/2011 12:01AM I have those days too. I try to remind myself of the reasons why I am doing the things I am doing. I don't know if this would work for you or not. I hope things improve for you! Report Inappropriate Comment

# My cats are plotting against me

### Friday, March 04, 2011

No really, they are. Today I got home with my subway sandwich that I have been looking forward to all day long. I went into the treadmill room to do battle with my gym equipment. I turned on the fan and the tv and turned around to find Stanley, my orange fur baby, using my treadmill as his personal emery board. I clap my hands and he pauses to give me a look. Cat owners know the look, it says, "can I help you?", with a snide little smirk. I turn back around and grab my water bottle and Stanley is now lying in the middle of my treadmill. I go to pick him up and he hisses at me! My ungrateful baby hissed at me!! So, I turn the treadmill on thinking it will scare him to death and he will never get on it again. Nope, he glares at me and RIDES the treadmill until he is thrown off at the bottom (it was going 0.5 so it took a good 4 - 5 seconds to throw him off). Then I get THE LOOK. Yep, the @#\$% you @#%\$^% look. And he proceeds to saunter to the front of the treadmill where he continues his death stare at me for the ENTIRE 33 minutes. THE ENTIRE THING!

OK, one cat pissed off at me out of five is a pretty good ratio. Many times I have had 3 or 4 mad at me at one time for whatever reason.

I go to the kitchen and grab my longed for Subway sandwich. I get a couple of pieces of deli turkey from the fridge, slap it on the sandwich and go to sit down and have a nice dinner in front of the TV. BUt then I remember I need to track my dinner and exercise on SP so I leave my Subway and go to the computer. I am back in 5 minutes. I sit....I feel something cold and wet in my seat....that is not normal....I jump up and there is a pickle slice on my seat. Hmm, my sandwich looks unscathed so what the heck is going on? I open it up and yep, my cats stole my turkey. Both slices. Left the cheese, no evidence of the robbery except for the lone pickle slice. I am left to eat my proteinless sandwich after being harassed on my treadmill in my own house.

Did I mention every ONE of these fur babies was saved from euthanasia?

My conclusion: my cats are plotting against me.