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A testimony for the Daily Calorie Differential Challenge

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bless one of my co-leaders at By The Numbers, LOPEYP, for a very stimulating and satisfying challenge!

Her Calorie Challenge was to stay in range for the first few weeks and now for the last few weeks she added using the SP Calorie Differential Chart - located in My Reports under your My Tools button.

If you use the Calorie Differential Over Time (MyTools/Reports) you can see at a glance where your trouble days were.

I brought up the differential chart for the months Nov-Apr and I can see clearly where I was struggling during the winter months!!

Pull up the Calorie Differential Over Time (you set the time frame) and it is a great visual for why you are losing or gaining that weight. No, this is not an exact science, but it really is working great for me so I can only hope it will work great for you too!

Make sure your Fitness Goals are up-to-date so your recommended calorie range will be correct.

If I can lose with only 3 lbs to go - just think what this challenge can do to help you on your journey to a slimmer, trimmer, healthier you!

It also helps for Weight Maintenance! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Hey Linda---I always check this chart when I need to see how I'm eating or if I got in enough exercise!---It's an INVALUABLE tool!! I also like the Calorie Differential Over Time b/c I can see --like you said --the troublesome months or days or weeks.---Betsy---Just LOVE this site!!!! emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 4/30/2010 9:19AM

    Wow that is a great tool that I didn't know about. I am going to check it out. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/26/2010 12:00AM

    Awesome. I'll look into it. I've been using the chart lately myself. Love, Dawn

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MSLZZY 4/25/2010 8:18PM


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GRALLEN 4/25/2010 5:38PM

    Wow, I had never looked at the reports. I've been slacking in entering my food. I need to start doing that again.

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WALKINGANNIE 4/25/2010 3:19PM

    I like these reports too Linda and have found them helpful. Thanks for highlighting them as some of the features on SP are easy to miss because there's so much good stuff.


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SWEETYKINS012 4/25/2010 2:48PM

    i have always looked at the reports ever since i first started using sparks. i always check my differential.

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ASTORRES1 4/25/2010 2:31PM

    You are always a great mentor to me....thanks for sharing more knowledge. I appreciate you sharing it.


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MELSY82 4/25/2010 12:48PM

    Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard about this!

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JHADZHIA 4/25/2010 12:23PM

    Sparks does have amazing tools for you to use if you wish. I don't think a lot of people use this site to its full potential. A lot of thought went into it. Its just wonderful!!
I had seen this already, but didn't need it to know weekends are my bad.
Thanks for letting us know!

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BETTYAHE 4/25/2010 11:55AM

    Thanks for this great tip!

Hugs, Betty emoticon

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BIKERNUT 4/25/2010 10:12AM

    I love to look at the calorie differential, it gives me a lot of feedback

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