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11/19/14 3:29 P

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Thanks for that RAYLINSTEPHENS, I was actually wondering this morning, if going over my deficit will actually slow my weight loss down or plateau entirely.



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Great info, thanks



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11/28/10 5:52 P

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Thank you! We can use all the helpful information we can find!

I make it into a working link:
walking.about.com/cs/calories/l/blca
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11/28/10 5:00 P

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I also found a link from about.com that might be helpful:

http://walking.about.com/cs/calories/l/b
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Thanks so much, Linda!!

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10/30/10 5:30 P

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Hey Diana!

We are told that our calorie deficit must never be more than 1000 daily.

It takes 3500 calories to lose one pound - 7000 to lose 2 lbs, the safest amount recommended to lose weekly.

So if you have a 7000 calorie deficit for the week - this should equate to approximately 2 lbs lost for the week.

I'm not sure about the ratio though - did I manage to answer your question? If you go over the recommended daily deficits, it can actually hinder weight loss; the body can go into starvation mode and weight loss stops.

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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10/29/10 8:18 P

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Question: I'm confused about how many total calorie deficits I should have (each week) to equal ? lbs lost? Even the question sounds confusing... emoticon

So, when I total out my deficits for this past week what is the deficit ratio to lbs lost?... I did a sneak weigh in.. and I ain't seeing no lbs lost...but my deficits seem ok from what I've read?

Anybody?? Thanks Diana


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10/26/10 7:20 P

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Using the report has really simplified my maintenance program - and helped me lose the last few pounds!



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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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10/26/10 1:14 P

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I didn't know you can run this report either!! This is awesome!
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10/8/10 8:48 P

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It's really working for many of us in the weekly calorie differential challenge post!

Come join us!

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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10/7/10 11:45 A

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I didn't either, and it has given me a new incentive to fully track nutrition and exercise.

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10/6/10 11:51 P

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Wow, I never even knew about this tool.

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9/25/10 1:37 P

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WOW!! I didn't even know about this tool!! This is going to help me sooo much!! I have been at this diet and exercise thing for 1.5 yrs and lost about 10 pounds, but gained them back and have had a hard time getting any of it back off now. This will definitely help me see what is going on! THANK YOU for sharing!

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9/3/10 9:14 P

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Thank you MIKIIO!

I put it into the Team Links!

We are really turning into great losers!

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 9/3/2010 (21:18)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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9/3/10 4:12 P

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I think the "Calorie Calculation 101" article by Beckie Hand would be a great addition in the Team Links.
It has helped me to see how much I should eat to lose weight.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
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Edited by: _VALEO_ at: 9/3/2010 (16:12)
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8/29/10 8:33 P

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Thank you, Karyn! emoticon

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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8/29/10 5:14 P

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Thank you Linda for answering my questions, I will start using this method. Geez your looking great in your new pic. hugs

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Thank you so much for your help, Linda!

Phew, my target weight and my start weight were in pounds under the Kg tab, I fixed it... and my height was in inches, put it back in centimeters. No wonder my BRM seems low.

Now, I am back to something 'normal': my BMR is 1,662.

On my way to fix, my posts on the Calorie Differential thread.

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8/28/10 8:26 P

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I would think it is a problem with SparkPeople's calculations. I just went to Caloriesperhour.com and got the same information you did but using feet & inches gave me an extra calorie at 1662.

Age, height & weight all must be calculated for this to be correct. You put your birthday on your SparkPage but I need a bit to research where our height is - must be someplace - I'll get back to you.

But I have been using the same website as you and so far it has worked for me!

**edit: found it!

Go to your Start Page and then scroll down to My Goals and then "Go from ___ to ___ by _/__/__ and click on "change"

That is where they ask your height and weight.
You can choose meters & centimeters or feet & inches.

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 8/28/2010 (20:57)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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8/28/10 7:51 A

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I have a question, hope someone can answer me.

Since I've updated my ticker in kilos, SP says that my BMR is 1,255. Before the update, it was around 1,550, close to what I had calculated on www.caloriesperhour.com/index
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I'm 41, 162cm (5"4), 65kg (my tracker should be displayed in pounds for you)

According to the website (link above), the lowest figures for 1.2 (Sedentary Little or no exercise and desk) are BMR 1,661, and RMR 1,556.

If I use the SP reports, it means that I can't eat more than 1,255 (a bit low to me) to get at least a 0 deficit, and to lose weight while being on a 1,255 calorie-diet, I should burn a minimum of 500 calories thanks to workouts.

Do I miss something?

EDIT: I think I have entered my height at some point, but can see where we enter it. I wonder whether it is the problem with SP.

Edited by: _VALEO_ at: 8/28/2010 (16:24)
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8/22/10 2:56 P

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I totally agree!

I struggled all last winter when it was just too cold for me and my walking partner to comfortably walk outdoors - and when I pulled up the 3 months of reports I could see exactly why I had been struggling!

Great tool! WTG on your 1/2 pound per week!
Slow & steady will get you to your goal weight!

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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8/22/10 11:14 A

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I have to say this differential report tool is probably one of the best tools I've come across. I've heard so much different information over the years that I've been confused and discouraged. I thought I was doing well, and ended up maintaining or gaining. I was getting mad, and wanting to give up because I thought I was doing enough to create a deficit, when I realize now I probably wasn't.

This breaks it down for me into something I can understand, keeps me accountable, and helps me know what to expect. Right now, by the numbers I can probably expect to lose 1/2 pound over the week, give or take, and guess how much I lost? About 1/2 pound last week!

Not very fast, but I'll take it! It still gets me closer to my goal.

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8/19/10 5:01 P

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JJ is beautiful!

Were your questions ever answered about the Calorie Deficit? I was just cruising through the forum and found your 2 posts. I am sorry - I don't know how your post was missed by me. But I did miss it.

You use the Fitness Tracker to have your calories burned show up in the Calorie Differential in "My Reports".

While many say the BMR there is incorrect, I found it to be pretty darn accurate for me - it varies a few points from the other website I use. But it puts me in the ballpark for how many calories I can safely eat and maintain my weight. This is not an exact science but if you know your ballpark number, you can at least then find your BMR through trial & error. You can also ask your physician as I have been advised there are tests for this to be determined - I have no idea what they entail.

I did try 2 different HRM's (heart rate monitors) but I found them to be totally inconsistent for the same exercise (WATP video) and returned both of them. I now feel if I was able to lose 94 lbs using the estimates given me by Leslie Sansone and SparkPeople - then I can maintain this weight loss with the same estimates.

I hope this answers your questions.

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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8/3/10 8:15 P

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Right I have found the calculations under the report section which is nice.
How do I get my exerecise to show on that, ???? Help please.

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I so want to understand how all this works, It does my head in at times trying to understand it.
I'm going to try again to come to terems with it and get healthy.

Karyn. (Riwaka,)
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Now proud to be a panther.


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is the calorie deficit,just your calories burned through workouts that you know and the calories that you know you consumed?

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Wow, this chart has my BMR at 2279. Ok, now the Spark BMR doesn't look so bad after all. lol

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7/14/10 9:25 P

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I have heard several people have a problem with the SP BMR. Mine is off a few points from the one at www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.p
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At least we are in the ballpark with the SP estimate. This is why I tell people I am allowed approximately 1400 calories daily plus whatever I do as cardio.

I do know that SP considers us all as sedentary - but looking at the calorie differential over the winter months really was an eye-opener for me. I could easily see why I was struggling to hold my weight.

Pity there is no exact science to this, lol, and no magic pills.

Love you!

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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I like that report too. But Spark has my BMR up way too high and I don't know how to correct it. Every BMR chart I've used says I should be around 1438 to 1473. Even a chiropractor did a test on me and said my BMR should be 1450. So when I figure my deficit I use 1438.

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Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
I think therefore I am dangerous.
Don't make excuses, make changes.

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7/14/10 7:33 P

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The lady that started this spark team, By The Numbers, made a chart but I no longer advise using it. After a rough winter I have found the SparkPeople calorie differential report to be a lot more helpful.

SparkPeople's daily calorie differential report shows your daily calorie deficit (or excess) based on the food that you have tracked, your BMR and the exercise that you have entered.

Go up to the orange toolbar where it says "My Tools" and click on Reports.

Then click on Daily Calorie Differential.

That calorie differential needs to be a negative number (a minus sign before the number) for you to have a calorie deficit. It should never be over 1000 and I preferred to keep mine between 500-750 when trying to lose weight.

They also have a monthly Calorie Differential Report. Very helpful to show why you might not have been losing weight - or even gaining as I did during the winter months.

It used to require you to do some of the math. Now it automatically shows you where you are at to the right of the graph.

Thank you Janet, LIVNFITNHAPPY, for finding this information and providing instructions! This will be easier for most people and no chart is necessary!


Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 7/14/2010 (19:37)
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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