SOUL2SHINE79
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# Magic Numbers

### Monday, April 21, 2014

If you ever want to figure out your daily calorie intake to lose 1 lb. per week here is the equation: (Spark does this for you, but it's kind of fun to know on your own)

Add a zero to your body weight, mine is 166 + 0 = 1660

Add 20% for extra daily activity + 332

Daily caloric rate = 1992

Now subtract 500 calories a day by eating less
or by burning 500 calories through exercise - 500

Total = 1492

This is my calorie range to aim for for the day.......as your weight goes down you want to keep refiguring this calculation so you don't hit a plateau. Of course, once you get down to the 140's or below... you would not want to be going as low as -500 for calorie intake, because then you would be below 1200 cal. a day food......you would want to just use a calorie range to maintain that weight, or increase exercise a bit-to not plateau.

584 is my new goal for calorie burns per day......I did some calculations this morning and came up with that number by dividing 3,500 calories burned by 6 days a week. It came to 583.333 so i rounded it up anyway. I want Sundays to be "extra credit" days....so I plan on having my calories burned per week in by Saturday! I know I can do this! I know I can do this! I know I can do this!

• CHICA_BORICUA
Well done,

I'll ave this post in specific to track my numbers.
1463 days ago
• STRONGCOURAGE
cool! thanks for sharing! just figured mine out (its 1540caloric daily intake) its kinda good for me to see these #'s myself...you broke it down nicely :)
1464 days ago
• PHOXYM
Awesome! My hubby and I were just discussing this last night as we were trying to figure out an attainable goal weight for my 30th birthday in January. Who knew numbers could be so much fun!

Sounds like have an amazing plan! WTG girl
1465 days ago
• KALIGIRL
You can do this!

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• BECKYLIZ

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• MOM4HOCKEY
Thanks for the info!! I do the same thing,,always a numbers game, which keeps it motivating for me...of course you can do it!! I'm excited to see your progress

BTW love love love your background pic!!
1465 days ago
• LOVEBONNIELOVE
Thanks for breaking it down for us!
1465 days ago
• TATTER3
This is close to what I've done...thanks so much!
1465 days ago
• JTREMBATH

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