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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 42,544
7/27/12 5:50 P

It's also basing those numbers off your weight goal, so if you have a different weight goal now than you did before, that would make sense for it to go up. Did you change your weight goal?

Coach Denise

SZIGGEY Posts: 2
7/27/12 5:39 P

I'm very sad that you changed it because I really liked being able to choose what days I did what. Currently Fridays are my rest day and having the "you must burn 360 more calories today to reach your goal" message staring me in the face when I open the app is really bringing me down.

But it doesn't make sense. If 3 days of 30 minutes of cardio was 217 calories *per day*, shouldn't 5 days of cardio be the same, per day? Weekly, yes, that number will increase... but if 30 minutes of cardio burns 217 calories *per day* when I do it three days a week, why would it be 360 calories *per day* when I do it 5 days a week?

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 42,544
7/27/12 5:34 P

You are adding 2 days of 30 minutes of exercise, so you are adding more time to your goals, so your calories burned goal will increase like you are seeing.

As for setting specific days that you'll do certain things, there isn't a way to do that. We recently updated the fitness tracker page and that is no longer an option. To learn more about the update to the fitness tracker, you may want to view this page:

Hope that helps!

Coach Denise

SZIGGEY Posts: 2
7/27/12 5:14 P


I'm trying to set up my goals, and I'm running into serious issues.

I want to run or walk 5 days a week. I know for certain those days will be Tues/Thurs/Sat... which days the other two happen are flexible.

When I changed the cardio options to 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week (instead of 30 minutes 3 days a week), suddenly my daily goal went from 217 calories to 360 calories burned. I'm confused. I didn't change the duration, just the number of days. And Fridays will pretty much always be my day off so I don't want any goal for Fridays.

When I first joined, I was able to set goals for specific days of the week. I could say "strength training on x days, cardio on y", but after nearly an hour of searching I can't find any option to choose what days I plan to exercise.

Nor can I find any way to contact SparkPeople to ask them directly.

Can anyone help?

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