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June 4, 2013 - Inspiration of the Day!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

~ Henry Ford

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JANIEWWJD 6/5/2013 12:06AM

    Yes ma'am, so true!!!!! emoticon

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    Your right!

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BRADMILL2922 6/4/2013 1:49PM

    Very true! Thanks for sharing!

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June 3, 2013 - Inspiration of the Day!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities. Always see them, for they're always there.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/3/2013 2:24PM

    Brilliant! Thank you for sharing.
I hope your week is full of taking on positive possibilities:)

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BRADMILL2922 6/3/2013 8:17AM

    Possibilitarian...that is a new one to me and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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Is your weight stagnant? Important Information on the BMR!

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!


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FLAMENM 6/2/2013 10:12PM

    Great advice on BMR!

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MARF226 6/2/2013 7:48PM

    SP assumes in its calculation for our trackers that we do at least some movement during the day and so it multiplies the bare BMR by 1.2. That may be part of why it seemed high. But glad your weight is coming down again! Good luck.

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LOSTMYMINDX2 6/2/2013 2:10PM

    interesting info...I may have to recalculate

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NEW-CAZ 6/2/2013 8:20AM


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TONYA46 6/2/2013 7:54AM

    Hi Diva,

Very interesting article, however, I have never understood how to read or determine any of those calculations. I still didn't understand how to do yours, my amounts came to 3001.84 and I don't know what this means.

One day, just one day, I will understand...

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MJRVIC2000 6/2/2013 7:46AM

    There is HOPE in Jesus! Make your daily walk always with Him. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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BLUENOSE63 6/2/2013 7:39AM

  I did this 6 months ago and let me tell you it made all the difference as I wasn't eating enough carbs for the amount I worked out.....I highly recommend it to everyone else!

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June 2, 2013 - Inspiration of the Day

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

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    Awesome quote - thanks for sharing!


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CARL-ASCHLUGE 6/2/2013 9:03AM

    Abe was a wise man.

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Traveling status

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.


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NEW-CAZ 5/31/2013 10:55AM


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LUV2DNS 3/13/2013 11:44AM

    Hi there,
I hope you are safely and happily at home now. Have a good rest, travelling certainly tires one out. What is the time change for you?


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JANIEWWJD 3/12/2013 12:37AM

    Be safe and rest when you get home!!!! emoticon

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BARBANNA 3/11/2013 6:14PM

    Safe travels! emoticon

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