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Charts 'n' Graphs

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Since I had to abandon my Elimination Diet experiment for a while (due to confounding medication changes), I'm starting another non-pain related experiment. Using the Calorie Differential Over Time Chart and compairing it to the graph of my weight loss in the same time periods, I noticed I lost the most weight when I was averaging around 1500 calories per day and exercising about 1500 calories per week -- 1500/1500 -- easy to remember! The medication I'm on changes my metabolism and/or makes me retain a lot of water, so I've found it hard to figure out where I should be in the calorie/day range Spark gives, since it doesn't take into account my turtle-y metabolism. emoticon

So, I'm going to try and shoot for 1500/1500 the next couple of weeks and see what happens!

Question for the group: How do *you* use Sparks charts and graphs?
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    I'm too lazy to use the charts and graphs :P.
    Though yesterday, my pilates teacher mentioned that I should be measuring myself, so I just started putting my waist, hips, and neck measurements in.

    I've also been measuring myself a lot more often--- not sure if that is a good thing.

    I'm also trying to get back on the tracking your calories wagon-----. I'm not a very good person :P.
    2767 days ago
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