I am not anywhere close to the calorie range that is recommended. It is just too much food for me to consume. I natuarally eat about 1200 - 1400 calories per day. I started to pack on pounds when the fluids (juice, soda, etc...) that I was drinking during the day would take me up to the 3000 calorie range.
The recommended range for me with the amount of calories that I burn per week is 2600 - 2900 calories, but I stay aroun 1500 - 2200. I start to lose weight again if I stay at 1500.
I had to up my range from what SP gave me, for weight loss and for maintenance. I tend to eat all over the range, I think it's better for your metabolism not to take in the same number of calories every day. I probably am more hungry on day's after I have worked out more, at least that's what I notice. I'm not really tracking my calories right now, but when I was, I noticed that happening.
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143
New goal: more practical new goal, 130, updated ticker to reflect that goal.
H: 5''4" 51 y.o.
"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers
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Hi - just wanted to say that I too have experienced that "I don't want to eat that much" feeling. I think we are really reconditioning our bodies to eat at this lesser level and it's a good thing! When I really want a piece of chocolate, I go for the mini Reese's PB cup! Just one and it's enough!
Have a good weekend, Lenore
Ticker shows Maintenance Range SW: 139 Aug 06 GW: 125 Oct 06 MW: 121 - 124
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I've had a rough couple of days. But I think I'm back in control again. Been a little depressed and I know when I get that way it throws me into a tail spin. It's getting closer to when we leave and go north to my home town for Both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's the first time I've gone back since my Father passed away in January. My Mother is there and so are my kids and grand kids. But just knowing Dad is gone is making it hard. I will get through this. My weight was up by a pound this week so have dropped back to my losing points for now. I've also upped my walking in the morning . I know more exercise will help the depression. I see my doctor in a couple of week if it is still hang on then my plan is to talk to him about it. Hope I get over this hump before then.
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When I first reached goal, I set my new goal to lose 5 pounds in 6 months. I was afraid to go right to maintenance level. I was still losing weight at about 1 pound every 2 weeks and found where I could eat and maintain...or lose a pound if I needed to. Once I learned that (and acheived 135 which I thought would never happen!), I changed it to maintenance. Now I have it down to where I know I need to eat to maintain, lose or gain. I want to stay within 135-140 and I feel I now have the tools I need to maintain my goal. Tracking exercise also helps to know how that plays into the whole picture.
Congrats on achieving goal!
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