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Lost & Hopefully Never Found Again!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm happy to report that I've lost 10 pounds since joining SparkPeople! I'm sure that this is thanks in part to the Spring Into Shape Bootcamp which I am almost halfway through. When I reached this milestone, I noticed some text on the website stating that SparkPeople does not change the calorie goals when you lose weight and they need to be adjusted manually...something like that. Does anyone know how to adjust the calories in line with what SparkPeople recommends such as when you join and enter your stats? I don't know what my max calories should be now that I am smaller...if anyone can provide some tips for adjusting the goals when you lose weight, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm happy that I lost the weight but I need to stay focused and keep up the good work. This transformation cannot come soon enough...I am impatient and wish it would happen overnight but the truth is, I have a lot more work to do. Last night, I ate my dinner and was still hungry...but rather than over-eating, I grabbed a piece of sugar free gum and chewed it literally until I went to bed! I was so proud of myself for doing would have been so easy to eat more food but I didn't. emoticon Anyway, have a great weekend!
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    emoticon on 10 pounds down!

    I tend to "trick" my calorie recommendation into updating by regularly changing my fitness tracker with respect to how many minutes or calories I plan to burn. I change it, then go back and change it back. Whenever those numbers get changed, it updates the nutrition tracker as well.
    2133 days ago
    Awesome achievement and although you were still hungry, you had a plan B, and it worked.

    To change the calorie settings, follow these steps:

    1. From your Start Page, click on the icon to the left that reads "Track My Food."
    2. Underneath the date, you will see an icon that reads "Tracker Options." Hover your mouse over this icon and drop-down box will appear and click on the "Change diet Settings" option.
    3. Click on the "Edit" icon next to the "Consume between ___ to ___ calories per day and make any changes you need.

    I think this is what you were asking for.

    2134 days ago
    Congratulations on losing the weight!

    I think you go to the amount/preferences setting page to change your current weight and your goal weight.
    2135 days ago
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