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3/17/11 2:30 P

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Thanks for clarifying because this has been something I was confused about.

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3/1/11 10:27 A

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That was the same for me. With my workouts (which isn't a lot, just 20 minutes a day!) and the weight I am the caloric requirement was almost 3000. Then when I put in the goal date it started dropping as I adjusted the date nearer. I stopped where i feel comfortable. I used to eat the very lowest of my range, but now I can eat int he middle of it and feel comfortable knowing I am getting enough fuel and still have a little bit for a treat late in the evening if I wanted. Much more comfortable.

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2/28/11 11:48 A

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This is a follow up comment to a previous post. I adjusted my goals over a week ago.

For me, this was a two step process. I first put in the correct amount of exercise that I was doing, this resulted in a HUGE increase in calories. I don't remember what it was, but am thinking that it was close to 2,900 per day. Because I don't want to eat like that, I then moved my goal date forward a bit to bring the calorie range into something I felt more comfortable with (1,440 - ~ 1,750).

This appears to be the right thing for me because I haven't had any trouble staying in range for calories or getting the right amount of exercise. I've also increased my rate of weight loss - I lost 4.2 pounds over the past two weeks.

It's working for me!!

Edited by: LORIENABANANA at: 2/28/2011 (11:48)
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2/26/11 8:42 A

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I've had to play with this a little bit myself. My fitness goals were really off for me - I'm apparently addicted to exercise and am working out a LOT more than I estimated, so that increased my calories. Then I got the notice that I should change my goals because I had lost 10-15 pounds, so I did that, but then my goal date would require me to lose more than 2 pounds per week and the program won't "calculate" for that, so I had to adjust my date. Once I got that settled, I did update my progress and my calories dropped (but still at a very reasonable level).

I suppose in the end, a lot of this is just a numbers game!

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2/23/11 1:02 P

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Great advice!! I had a similar thing happened and had to poke around a bit to figure things out. I ended up with a compromise - giving myself a little more to eat and adjusting my goal date sooner.

Your posting helps clarify things. Thank you!

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2/22/11 11:01 A

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This morning I hit the button to reset my weight goal, and as usual I just saved it, no changes.

And my calories went up so much!! They went from 1550-1900 to 1770-2200!! No way! I could barely stuff 1500 healthy calories into me (what only took one pizza to do takes a LOT of salad and fruit!).

So I poked around some on the site and here's what I found out.

The calorie range is based off what you weigh, what your goal weight is, and what date you wish to reach it on. My original goal was to lose 1/4th of the weight by May 10th. I have been blasting through my numbers though. With only 10 pounds left to go I knew it wouldn't take me that long, but I left it. After what I read though I went back to my weight goals and reset my date. My new goal is May 10th (I always add in a week or two to allow for those weeks when the number doesn't change). The only thing I changed was my goal date, no other numbers. And I was so happy to see my caloric requirement drop to a reasonable 1,420 - 1,770. I can DO THAT!

Anyways, I know I wasn't the only one surprised about how much I was required to eat, so I thought I'd tell you all...check your goal date! Regardless of how much (or little) you tell it you want to lose it will figure it off the date, not how much you want to loose each week.

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