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3/25/18 10:00 P

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I have the same problem, but I gave up and let them reset.

For example, I set the goal to consume 1200 calories a day.
My recommended is 1500 calories a day.

Almost like clockwork to the minute, after a few days, maybe monthly, it reverts back to 1500 calories a day. I tried resetting it every month for months and it keeps reverting back on some hidden schedule.

So, I gave up. It does whatever it wants. I still shoot for 1200 calories a day regardless, and have moved on. I believe this is the SPARKPeople way to stay ahead of lawsuits for them folks who like to set lower than realistic goals.

Some days I burn 600 calories on a workout, and the good SPARKComputer in the cloud adds them calories back to my Nutrition tracker whether I want to eat them or not.

I think I will try an experiment. I will set my goal to 1501 and see if it reverts back. If it doesn't, it will confirm my suspicions of foul play.


BIG TEX...also, in case you missed it, after you make changes to your goals, you have to navigate down further and hit a button to SAVE CHANGES. I keep forgetting to do that myself and it is a big reason for my frustration.

Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 3/25/2018 (22:42)
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3/24/18 10:43 A

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That is what was causing my goals to reset, The instructions were not entirely clear that by enabling the fitness tracker, any exercise information entered there would cause the nutrition goals to adjust upwards accordingly.

No big deal. Maybe someone else will have the same problem and will see this post.

I will give the instructions:

At the top of every page on this site you will see your username in the upper right hand corner. Hover your pointer over that and a drop down menu will appear. Click the "account/email preferences" link.

On the page that opens. you should see your "Account Preferences" with three tabs marked "Account, Email, Community". Make sure the "Account" tab is selected.

Scroll down until you see "How My Daily Calorie Range is Determined", the message there should read "Your Fitness Tracker is not communicating with your Nutrition Tracker; your current calorie range is not affected whether (or how much) you exercise."

If this reads that your fitness tracker IS communicating with your nutrition tracker, click the large button just below this message to disable the communication. When you click this button, a prompt will ask you to confirm your decision.

When finished, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the save button.

By doing this, your nutrition goals will not be changed unless you do so manually.


(thank you I_Robot for the reminder. Always save your changes!)

Edited by: BIG_TEX_DAVE at: 3/26/2018 (06:01)
3/23/18 1:31 P

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Let us know if that isn't the answer and you're still having trouble.


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3/23/18 1:22 P

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I think I found the answer I was looking for. I changed the setting that allowed my exercise to be factored in with my daily requirements, and when I showed that I did some exercise, that would update my daily goals.

I changed that, now I think my goals will not reset again. Time will tell.

Edited by: BIG_TEX_DAVE at: 3/23/2018 (13:22)
3/23/18 1:01 P

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I have set my goals three days in a row now, everyday they are reset to a higher value than what I want to aim for. This is also happening to my carbs, fat, and protein goals.

What am I doing wrong? Is there a way to stop this reset from happening? I cannot find where I am subscribed to any program or particular system.


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