Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I reached my goal weight before the Swimsuit Challenge started, but my nutrition goals didn't change. Now I get messages that I have exceeded my weekly goal for minutes or for calories burned.
When I updated my exercise goals to say that I'd burn 800 calories a week, it only gave me an additional 60 calories or so a day to eat. That's not even a banana!
All that said, my weight has remained steady the last three weeks, so whatever calculations the site's tools are using are valid. I just wish that when I'd lost the weight, I'd have been able to continue the exercise at that "losing ten pounds" rate but end the caloric intake restriction.
One of the best things about getting involved with SparkPeople.com came from my son. His PE class in high school is weight training. He's 16 years old and healthy. And he asked me (!) how to get a trim belly. Not that he needs any trimming, but I'm sure glad that he would think I'd know. Two months ago he wouldn't have thought that.