Sunday, June 22, 2014
So, when getting re-revved up last month and setting up my fitness plan and diet plan on the SparkPeople account settings, I took notice of a new feature of the daily calories that takes into your daily exercise. Woohoo! Since I've been wearing my fitbit regularly, I thought this was great, even though I think the fitbit really overestimates the number of calories you burn (I'd be a string bean if what it said were true after this last month), I still thought an extra couple hundred calories per day would be great.
So my calorie range is 1200-1550, but after the fitbit would log my activity for the day, my range would pop up to 1500-1800 or somedays even higher like 1800-2200. I was a bit skeptical that my daily activity would allow that type of range, but on days where I really worked out hard -- I thought yay, this is great.
Well not so. After basically going nowhere the last three weeks, I'm starting to think that I ought to switch back to the basic calorie layout which doesn't take into account your daily activity.
It's frustrating, but I'm trying to just use this as a chance to refocus, and really work hard this week to see what I can accomplish. I did take measurements last week, so I can also have something else to focus on, but after a week there isn't really much difference -- which also supports my theory that I ought to stick with the regular calorie plan at least for the time being, and be a little more careful for evening snacking!
Have a great SparkWeek everyone!