depends on how much per week you're planning on losing in weight.
If you are wanting to lose 1lb a week you should be balancing your diet and exercise to be roughly 500 calories below your resting metabolic rate (which varies depending on age, gender, weight and height). 1lb is equivalent to 3500 calories.
What you DONT want to do is increase your exercise without adjusting your food intake or your body will go into starvation mode and save every little bit of fat it can or start using your muscles for energy.
Spark's new system has allotted for this with their new way of tracking what you eat and "giving you back" calories. Their system ALREADY removes the 500 calories a day from your starting calories, so don't cut yourself short!
Babies in 4/05, 12/06, 1/08, 2/10
Abdominal surgeries - (5/08)x2, 2/10, 6/10, 8/10, 9/10, 4/12, and 10/12
March 2010 - 226 (highest non-pg)
Oct 2011 - 165 (only 10 lbs away from goal!)
Broke foot - Oct 2011
Nov 2012 - 165
Feb 2013 - Knee Injury: meniscal tear(healed) w/painful meniscal cyst(atm)
Sept 2013 - 177
Heart surgery - Sept 2013
Jan 2014 - 186
| Pounds lost: 37.0