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adjustments to my fitness goals meant a HUGE increase in my calorie range - FREAKING OUT

Friday, March 15, 2013

I have been working very hard at increasing my fitness. Yes, I desperately want to wear those cute dresses that I am seeing in the stores, but I don't want to do a crash diet or something crazy either so I am working pretty hard at fitting exercise into my day. I am getting up at 5 am and working out 20-30 minutes a day.

Today, I logged my fitness minutes and the tracker threw up this little note about my calorie range against my current fitness goal. HMMMMMM, I changed the fitness goals I had entered at the beginning of time (waaaaaaaay back then!) and suddenly, my daily recommended range moved up in DRAMATIC fashion.

Now, it makes sense to me that burning too many calories while not replacing them might be a problem, but that new range approaches 2000 calories a day....and i had been in the 1200 to 1500 range previously. I am completely stressed out that eating that much will just create big problems for me.

Am I being hysterical, or do I really need to find a way to add some calories back in? It makes sense that a reasonable, protein based snack would be a good addition, but it also seems like I am working hard on adding produce to increase my food choices and keep my calories LOW.

Why is this so stressful??? Isnt' stress bad for weight loss??????
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    I dutifully followed the instructions and increased my calories when the tracker advised me to. I haven't lost any weight since. Now I'm trying again and keeping my calories at the lower range hoping my weight loss will restart since I'm keeping the exercise at the higher level. I'm so confused by this whole process I don't know what to try next. Sure hope it works out better for you.
    1322 days ago
  • MOM2OR
    It used to do hat to me all the time when I started doing Zumba everyday. I just kept putting it back down. I lost all my weight fast and now I had to increase it for real as I'm maintaining. emoticon emoticon
    1322 days ago
    Thanks Heidi....I feel that same way. I just spent two months learning how to live without that 500 calories!!!! I am not inclined to add them back !!!
    1322 days ago
  • HEIDIJO150
    When mine did that I asked my mom and she told me to stay within my old calorie range of 1200-1500. I wouldn't up my calories if I were you.
    (I trust my mom on this even though she's not a professional because she lost like 90lbs and has kept it off for a year or so)
    1322 days ago
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