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SYLPHINPROGRESS
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5/1/13 2:07 P

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Thanks, I like the last part.

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5/1/13 12:36 P

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Typically the gym machines estimate higher, but if they are lower than what is in our tracker, you can manually enter that info using the "Enter your own exercise" link below the search button (similar to how you would enter your own food in the nutrition tracker).

What exercise you log does not change your nutrition goals -- it is changing your calories burned goal that will do that, but simply tracking your exercise will not change your nutrition goals.

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The SP calorie assignments nowhere match the numbers on the machines I use at the gym (SP calories-burned is much higher and I really believe I'm not working at those levels.)

Do I have to enter my own exercises (similar to "enter foods not listed") in order to skip calories burned and, therefore, have the SP system leave my nutrition goals unchanged?


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5/1/13 2:05 A

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Depending on your goals, it can be because of your not having lost weight so far.

Eg say you set originally to lose 5 pounds in 5 week's time. That's a pound a week, not too bad. But if you don't lose any for 3 weeks, suddenly your goal is to "lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks", which is now huge! So that means it would lower your range to help you do that.

So while you're following those links and checking your goals, do look at what your goal date is. Is it still relevant and okay? Should it be changed?

Deb, in New Zealand


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4/30/13 10:37 P

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This page has info on how to change your calories burned goal: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=89


And this one has info on changing your weight goal: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=43


Hope that helps!

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Thanks, Coach Denise; I didn't expect a reply so soon! But I don't know where/how to change my weight goal page or calories burned goal...I just checked my weight goal page (I think) and I don't see any changes there...can you tell me how to find those two pages? Perhaps I changed something inadvertently. Or should I look somewhere else (other than this forum) on the site for answers? Thanks--

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It will only change your nutrition goals if you change either your weight goal page OR your calories burned goal. The site doesn't change those on its own, it has to be triggered by changing one of those two goals.

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This is my third week on SP, and Sunday's nutrition tracker lowered my calorie goal by 300 calories! I haven't lost any weight yet, even though I have usually been within my original calorie goals. Did the system change because I'm not losing weight? Why? When I look back at my calorie record over the last month, it now shows me as being over my goal the entire time, even when I was within my original goal for the last three weeks. Help, I'm confused!

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4/29/13 11:09 P

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I'll confess that some of the disappearing foods probably find their way down my gullet. Seriously, I'll clear the cache more often....as I'd always intended.

As to the unwelcomed changes to my goals, I'll tweak as Deb suggests. All in all, as long as I know my goals, the changes probably aren't the worst that can happen.

Thanks for paying attention.


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Unident is correct - there isn't a way to not have the nutrition tracker change when you make changes to those goal pages.

As for the other issue of the foods disappearing, it sounds like your browser may be showing you a cached page instead of a current page. The cached page is a an old version of that page, so if that is what happening, it would make sense why you would think your foods are disappearing, but then later reappearing. So you may want to try clearing your cache more often and I would imagine that your foods will stop "disappearing" for you.

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No you can't make the nutrition tracker stop calculating. How would you know if the changes you just made affected your needs? :)

If it's way off, you can play with the goal date to bring it more in line. Bring your goal date forward to lower the values, push it out to raise them. This may resolve the issue as you can probably get it to an acceptable range so that even if you do change fitness goals, the resulting intake range is still what you feel you need.

Deb, in New Zealand


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Is there a way I can make my make my nutrition goals stick until it is my choice to change them despite what I may do on the fitness tracker or weight goal pages?

I clear cookies daily and the cache weekly or less often. I'm willing to step it up on that one.

Food tracker entries that disappear sometimes reappear later and sometimes are gone ith the wind. I enter via computer only from Favorites, Groupings and My Recipes (or whatever that last tab is called). Sometimes from Search, the first of the four tabs.

Thanks for anything you can tell me, Coach.

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If you update your weight goal page and/or your fitness tracker page, your nutrition goals can change and it sounds like you did update your fitness goal page, so that would by why you are seeing that change.

As for entries disappearing, are they temporarily gone or are they there later? Are you clearing your cache and cookies? How are you entering them and at what point are they disappearing?

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4/29/13 10:53 A

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Kris, I had entered some exercise on the fitness tracker for the first time these past few weeks. Still, I don't see why that should change anything, as I don't follow the SP plans. When I first joined SP, I changed the goals to suit my program and added some nutrients that I decided to track.

As to disappearing entries, I scrolled and found topics begun by others who've been having the same problem.



Edited by: SYLPHINPROGRESS at: 4/29/2013 (10:55)
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Hi Laurie - are you entering in/doing more exercise? Has your weight recently come down a fair bit? That could account for the numbers changing.

I don't understand the foods entered, disappearing tho! :-(

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I just happened to notice that, on the Weekly Progress section of my food tracker, several figures in the nutrient goals column have been changed by magic. For example, the daily calorie goal is 500-700 higher than I had entered. The carbs goal is significantly higher, too, as are others.

I'm unable to say when the changes occurred. I can, however, say that the tracker has been doing many weird things in the past few weeks. It's mainly been having daily foods that I enter disappear afterward.
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Gremlins?

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