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NEWLYFAERIED
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2/16/13 12:04 P

Thank you everyone!

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DOCTORFOODLOVE
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2/15/13 9:02 P

1inch =2.54cm

To convert just multiply the number of inches in you height (5'4"=64") by 2.54. That will give you height on cm.

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 ANGUSSANDY SparkPoints: (107,773) Fitness Minutes: (115,345) Posts: 3,847 2/15/13 7:21 A I agree with all.

MOTIVATED@LAST
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2/15/13 6:51 A

I just looked at the website in the original link.

It seemed to imply burning a LOT of exercise calories per day - for me, it seemed to be assuming a calorie burn of 800 through exercise, which is pretty hard to do on a sustainable basis. In fact, I think it is pretty unrealistic for most people.

I'm pretty sure if you entered a daily calorie burn in that kind of range in Spark's Exercise Goasl, it would produce a fairly high recommended intake as well.

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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 NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,847 2/15/13 2:16 A If you are 160 cm, you are 1.6 meters. this is the same as 1 meter, 60 cm.If you are 170 cm, you are 1.7 meters, same as 1 meter, 70 cm.If you are 176 cm, you are 1.76 meters, same as 1 meter, 76 cm.Just move the decimal point. The metric system is designed to be used without a calculator. Edited by: NAUSIKAA at: 2/15/2013 (02:17)

 SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833) Fitness Minutes: (112,042) Posts: 46,222 2/14/13 11:18 P You can convert from inches to cm and then cm to meters...but you can use the cm only just like you can use the inches only. Coach Nancy

NEWLYFAERIED
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2/14/13 11:15 P

Hey Coach Nancy,

I removed the link... sorry 'bout that.
Also, for the height... I actually wanted to know that thing because I want to put it into Sparkpeople, so that I could get meter/ cm.... so how do I do that?

LoveMouse--

Hehe. Yeah, 1550 sometimes seem too little; other times it feels like I'm trying to eat a mountain to fill it out. It'd be kinda cool to feel that way all the time, right?
I'm definitely with you on following Sparkpeople's recommendations; I just got worried when I saw that weird number for a second there. Weight loss sure is a tricky game to play though, isn't it? One second you're eating too much, the other too little. Sigh.

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LOVEMOUSE82
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2/14/13 8:31 P

I wonder if the other tracker you mention was giving you a calorie range to maintain instead of to lose...? I wouldn't go over what sparkpeople recommends. 1550 is more than enough I KNOW there are some days where it doesn't seem like it :) but it really is, and the more you can accumulate a deficit of calories over time, the faster you will lose weight.

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NEWLYFAERIED
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2/14/13 6:23 P

I can't get my feet/ inches to meters/ cm.

How do I do that? (I can only get feet/in to meters or just to cm...he he)

Also, quick question--
I went on another tracker website via link from another sparker. It said I should eat 1657 as the minimum, whereas spark has 1200 to 1550 (the link w/ calorie cycling, if you guys saw it).

That's a rather large discrepancy: what do you guys think? Should I increase my calories, or stay the same--any ideas?

Thanks!

Edited by: NEWLYFAERIED at: 2/14/2013 (21:16)
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