If I divide 4000 calories by 7, this gives approximately 571 calories burned daily. Your BMR is 2133, minus 571 = 1562. If I am figuring this out correctly, this would only net you 1+ lb per week lost?
When was the last time you changed your goals on your start page? This could be the problem since I am figuring your calories should be between 1200-1550 for a 2 lb per week weight loss.
Go to your Start Page, scroll down to My Goals and click on change. Now I want you to click on "Need Help - Enter Target Weight, Find Out How Long it Will Take" and then type in the amount of weight you wish to lose per week. I used 2 lbs but you can use less if you want. Never to go over 2 lbs.
This should reset your calorie recommendation - it needs to be redone every time you lose 10 lbs.
Next, go to the Fitness Tracker and click on "Change Fitness Goals" and make sure you have the 4000 calories burned per week and not just the number of minutes of Cardio done. SP will not automatically insert the number of calories burned for you - in fact, mine is empty right now and I keep putting in 3500, lol.
Lastly, consider joining our Calorie Differential Challenge - not really a challenge but it is working for us. You can safely ignore the recommended calorie range if you are carefully tracking your differential since both will accomplish weight loss. Never allow your deficit to go over 1000.
Welcome to the team! We are really glad to have you with us on this journey!
Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 9/21/2010 (14:13)
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