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Ideal Weight Calculator


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Came across this Ideal Weight Calculator that gives one the idea of what your ideal weight for your gender and height should be.

It is at http://walking.about.com/cs/ca
lories/l/blcalcweight.htm

I am 6'3" according to the Ideal Weight Calculator my ideal weight should be 196. My weight has not budge below 206 in about 6 months on a consistent basis. Even with all the workout I do. I may be at that plateau stage i.e I am maintaining but not losing weight.

The rule of thumb is less calories in then calories burned.

Honestly I am not too keen on Sparkspeople diet tracker. It just seems too labor intenstive (call it lazy) for me to input all kinds of data on an item.

Anyone aware of a better way to track your calorie input or give me some idea of pointers within sparkspeople that makes it easier to input calories eaten?

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BOBDAW 5/31/2008 1:32PM

    Weight goal of 199 is getting closer. Today I weighed in at 202. I may have broken out of that plateau that I have been in for the last few months i.e not being able to lose any weight yet working out 3 times a week or better (2 hour duration each)/ What's different? With Warmer weather more outdoor activities Mowing the lawn gardening I have raised the bar. Working out a lot more -burning over 4,000 calories a week. Was 2400 calories. What I have added to my routine is the days not at cardiac rehab, weather permitting, I take walks that are 90 to 100 minutes of duration approxiamtely 10,000 + steps of duration. My research shows that you have to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. It seems I am validating that rule of thumb.

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BOBDAW 5/10/2008 3:04PM

    Here is an article I found on sparkpeople that I found very interesting.


Use Measurements Besides the Scale
What's So Motivating About Numbers Anyway?

http://www.sparkpeop
le.com/resource/motivation_arti
cles.asp?id=104&page=2

The key was not to get too hung up on what the scale is measuring.

And I quote from the article:

"Take some of these regular measurements to stay motivated, even if the scale isn’t moving:

Body Measures – dress size, waist, hips, neck, arms, fitting into favorite clothes
Performance – more endurance during exercise, doing them at a higher level, jumping higher, walking longer, running faster, playing a sport better
General Feeling – rate energy level, rate attitude and outlook, track how often you feel very sleepy during the day, rate your confidence level
Health – blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood sugar level
Intangibles – how you look, compliments you receive, how others respond to you"

These regular measurements are good benchmarks to keep motivated even when the scale says otherwise.


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BOBDAW 5/10/2008 2:36PM

    Skeeter:

Thanks for the tip and the key that the weekly weigh in is key.

Robert

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JUSTLYLE 5/9/2008 7:40AM

    Just a suggestion Bob, what I do a lot on entering calories is I have gone to my food groupings, they are not always 100% correct but when I'm way too busy and also working harder it saves much time. The tell all is my weekly weigh in, it tells me it's working. Skeeter

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