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KEEPGOINGEMILY
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Fiddling with ranges...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My initial activity level/weight loss goal put my calorie range in the bare-minimum bracket: 1200-1550. This is easily doable! But then my fitness goals changed, and when I adjusted it on the fitness tracker, my calorie range went up. More food and still losing? So worth it!!

So then I got curious: how much more /less activity warrants a calorie-range adjustment? I tweaked the fitness goals up and down, then checked the revised (or not) nutrition goals, just to get a feel for it. I guess the new tracker does something like this automatically. This gave me a new perspective too, noting a lower-than-normal day of eating, or even going over range a little, isn't such a big deal. In the long run, things will even out. As long as my efforts are consistent!!
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  • v 68ANNE
    I've tweaked mine previous and found it didn't really work for me. oh well glad you are doing it!
    1098 days ago
  • v GBSLIM
    emoticon emoticon Emily. You are SO way ahead of a lot of people on this journey and then there are those poor souls who never "get it". No baby steps for you :)
    Keep Consistent Emily!

    1099 days ago
  • v MEDDYPEDDY
    Tracking is for the moment my best motivation for keeping under my limit, but I have set my own range wothout using the automatic function of spark people. Tracking has made me more aware that sudden impulse eating does not matter that much if I donīt let them become the excuse to binge.
    1099 days ago
  • v BOOKAPHILE
    Tracking and keeping an eye on the scale are my two best tools. Consistency is key for the other two to work properly! I haven't gotten the calorie range thing to work well since I started using the fitbit because the fitbit gives me credit for more than just my "exercise" minutes.
    1099 days ago
  • v MISSJANE55
    cool!
    1100 days ago
  • v SLIMLILA
    Thanks for reminder, SP sent me a note saying because of my weight loss that I should re-assess my calories and I havent' gotten around to it yet. But, good point you make, with my extra exercising, maybe I won't have to cut back my calories either...
    Continued success on your journey,
    1100 days ago
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