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12/16/10 3:18 A

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In my opinion, you are shooting for a really high goal. From the looks of things, you will get burned out on this diet very quickly. Baby steps are the best way to diet. Even the smallest changes could mean the biggest result. Another positive thing about small changes is they fit much better with your lifestyle and you will stick with them a lot longer. Just a few things I've learned while dieting.

Best of luck to you!

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9/18/10 2:47 P

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My advise is plan out your meals so that you eat a balanced diet. Start closer to the lower end and increase slightly if you feel you are not getting enough. As for exercising, your plan is reasonable. Just start slowing and work up to the amounts you want. And remember, with weight training, if your goal is to loose weight and firm up go with lower weights and higher repetitions.



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9/8/10 8:13 P

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I'll be interested to hear what other members think! You may just be right about that.

On the advice of another member (I posted this on another board), I am lowering my goal weight to be reached by Jan. 31 to 125 lbs. I will work from there to lose the last 15.

People do not change because they know facts. Its taking knowledge from the brain but feeling it in the heart. Then people are motivated to change their lives. - Dr. Oz

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." - Nietzsche

"At some point you've just got to suck it up and keep going because it's only an hour. You're going to be done soon enough." - Bob Harper

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9/8/10 7:53 A

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I am sorry that you are so confused!

You have a hefty goal, and it is going to take a lot of determination to get there. In my opinion I would think you need to eat on the higher end because you are going to be exercising so much! You will burn more calories as you gain muscle.

If I am wrong, someone please correct me!

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9/7/10 10:08 P

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Hi,

I have read lots about calories in/calories out and asked lots of questions on SparkPeople (though not here yet). For some reason I STILL can't get my head around how to make sure I get the right balance of exercise to eating. I am starting to feel like an idiot lol!! I tried to figure out my goals for SparkPeople based on this https://www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_t
he_experts.asp?q=27

Ok, here are the numbers:

I am 27, I am 5'2", and weigh 147 lbs. I would like to lose about 37 lbs (goal weight of 110 lbs - okayed by doctor). I've set a goal date of January 31, 2011 to lose the weight (20 weeks I think). Is that reasonable?

SparkPeople calculated that I should eat 1200 - 1550 calories. I decided I'd like to do weight training 3x/week, and do cardio 5x/week for 1 hour. I know it takes 3500 calories burned to lose 1 lb/week, so that works out to having to burn 700 calories/day if I workout 5 days/week. On weight training days I usually do circuit training so that gives me extra cardio on those days and I hope that will burn some extra calories from days I don't reach 700. Should I maybe workout 6 days so that I don't have to aim for 700 burned/day?

Does all this seem reasonable? Given this, where in the range of 1200-1550 calories should I eat? Since I want to lose more than 1 lb/week (20 weeks to lose 37 lbs), should I be at the low end?

Thanks!

TurquoiseLily




People do not change because they know facts. Its taking knowledge from the brain but feeling it in the heart. Then people are motivated to change their lives. - Dr. Oz

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." - Nietzsche

"At some point you've just got to suck it up and keep going because it's only an hour. You're going to be done soon enough." - Bob Harper

"It's not about what you want anymore, it's about what you need to have." - Bob Harper


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