Ditto practically everything Leslie said.
What I found works best for me (and I just reached my goal today and surpassed it too YA) was just as Leslie said by taking the range SP gives you and for me, I add 300 to the low end and 500 to the high end. That gives me a large range - but for ME, thats what works best. Some days I'm on the higher end and other days on the lower end.
I also input my calories burned as well and let that be determined for my calorie range.
My personal range is 1750 - 2300 - every week (just out of curiousity) I add up my total 7 days divide by 7 to get my "average" And just as I'd guess, my "average" calories for the week is 1850-1900 range.
BTW, I lost 1-2 pounds weekly this way.
Homeschooling mom of 4
Dec 2008-Dec 2009 I faithfully maintained a 107-109... Unfortantely after Dec 2009, I let myself get back to a 115.6 - I'm back on track and am going to get back to my maintaining range again!
| current weight: 119.4