Sunday, June 02, 2013
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION HEREIN! That's if your weight is stagnant...
When I read the above link at the beginning of May 2013, something clicked in my head when it said that my numbers may not be right. I was eating right, I was exercising right, but my weight was so slow in coming down.
Therefore, I went about looking at my numbers more closely. Something was bothering me - my BMR seemed quite elevated for my age group (it is at 1619 on Spark People). So I looked for a BMR calculation right here on Spark People. Once I calculated it, I found that my actual BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) was 1345, a difference of 274! Therefore, I was eating more than I should have been or not exercising enough to burn the excess. To top it all, we need to recalculate our BMRs as we lose weight. On the 20th of May, I started doing my own calculations with the new numbers at hand and did not rely on the Spark People (Daily Calorie Differential) report. I'm happy to report that my weight went down and from the 20th, I did lose 2 lbs. If you calculate your BMR and it seems correct for you on the SP site, continue to use it however, if your weight is stagnant, I suggest the following:
1. Recalculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
2. Calculate your Daily Calorie Differential this way:
Calories eaten: put your info here
BMR: put your calculation here
Calories burnt: put your info here
(Add the BMR and Calories burned and subtract your food eaten to get your Daily Calorie Differential.)
Daily Calorie Differential is -
For me it has been working. Finally, I have been seeing the scale number going down.
Don't forget to recalculate your BMR as you lose weight!
Sunday, June 02, 2013
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."
~ Abraham Lincoln
Monday, March 11, 2013
This is to inform all of you that I will be traveling back home tomorrow (March 12th). I will be in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday but will not be online on that day. I will be catching up with my sleep as I do not sleep well on board the plane.
As of this week, I will be definitely more active online although I did endeavor to stay in touch while I was in Canada.
Love to all.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I have been in Canada since August 8th and will be here till December 12th. I do not look forward to leaving my dear homeland yet again, but my husband's work awaits him so we must go back.
Although I haven't been online as much as before, I do try to stay on top of emails, welcoming people on my teams, etc. My keeping tab of my food has been somewhat disastrous and my exercise level has come down a knotch and I have gained a bit of weight. However, my oldest daughter and I plan on continuing our exercise routine as we had begun. I do hope I have time to tally everything on SP.
The first three weeks I was here, I had to accompany my oldest daughter who has been trying to get her driver's licence. We drove so many hours of the day while we had my other daughter's car available to us. Once Mika got her licence we returned the car and have rented cars every now and then for her to practice on and to run some important errands.
In the meantime, on September 30th my daughter and I became certified Zumba instructors. I love Zumba-ing and love to do choreographies so it will be fun to prepare classes for when I return to Dakar where I plan to teach in certain gyms. I'm looking forward to this. Three times a week we both do Zumba classes with a friend of her's.
Also, we both took a CPR course which can help us do first aid on people. This is necessary when dealing with people.
We also had to get her house ready for my husband and niece who were arriving on the 14th of October. Everything had to be rearranged because of lack of space. Not an easy task I can assure you! It was easy when the boys were small but now, the youngest is bigger than I am and the oldest is taller than his mother who is a good 5'9".
As you can see I haven't been crossing my fingers due to not keeping me busy.
I am trying to stay on top of things but do excuse my late replies and lack of presence online. It's not that I don't want to be here but it's a simple fact that there are only 24 hours in the day.
See you online guys!
Friday, August 10, 2012
In the last couple of days, I haven't been online much because on Wednesday the 8th, I traveled to Canada to visit with my family. The time change is always difficult to get over but I'm getting there. Prior to my departure, my niece and her family (husband and two children) arrived on the Sunday so I was busy with them. I was happy to finally meet her husband and know her baby. Goodness, the latter is a big baby. At birth he weighed 5.5 kgs and at the tender age of 8 months, he already weighs 12.5 kgs. That's big and the parents are not big people. My husband, being concerned, asked that we bring the baby to a pediatrician for testing for gigantism. So far, everything is good but we await the lab work for the final results.
Today, my grand-daughter Michaella turns 13 so I will be spending a lot of time with the family.
Although I will come online, I will not spend as much time on SP on a daily basis for the next couple of months.
Hugs to you all.
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