GINGERDC

SparkPoints

SparkGoodies

Happy Thanksgiving
From:
Challenge Yours...

Blue Ribbon
From:

Manicure
From:
SDERIKA
Awards

Interact with GINGERDC

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)

SparkTeams

My Ticker:
current weight: 172.6
173
163.5
154
144.5
135
• v PAULINE1208
Ginger,

Hi, I hope everything's okay. I wish you'd come back and try again. You CAN find the time. Just put a half hour a day aside for exercise at first. Then you can squeeze in 10 min to check into SP once per day. If you have to time yourself, do that. We all miss you.
Pauline

4847 days ago
• v PAULINE1208
Hey Ginger, where are you? Hope everything's okay. Come back and tell us how you're doing?
5039 days ago
• v JANNIE1
darn, I wish I could edit my own post.

I made a mistake (my calculator button stuck). Grrrrrr

1300 x .4 = 520

1300 + 520 = 1820 calories

1820 = BMR
5046 days ago
• v JANNIE1

As far as your weightloss goals I think you might be better off determining what your activity level is and finding your daily calorie limit rather than depending on what the eliptical or calrorie burned chat says you burned.

What I would do if I were in your shoes is:
(this is the formula I use)

find your RMR (resting metabolic rate) NEVER eat less than this number this is what your body requires to function.

find your BMR (basal metabolic rate) your total calorie needs with activity level.

RMR + activity level = BMR

Now that you already know your lean muscle mass and fat ratios discussed on the thread yesterday add a zero at the end of your Lean Body Mass. I believe you said 129.6 LBM?

129.6 round up 130 + 0 = 1300 cals = RMR
(anything below .5 round down)

.4 moderate
.6 very active
.9 extreamly physical

multiply LBM (130) x activity level .4 (as an example) = 52
add this to your RMR cals 1300 + 52 = 1352 daily cals

Your BMR is 1352 daily cals. Be sure to use your food tracker and measure your portions. Nothing goes onto my plate if it hasn't been in a measuring cup first.

See how this formula works for you and retest your bodyfat stats at the end of the week. If you're loosing muscle then up the activity modifyer to .6

Keep me updated on your progress.
Jan
5046 days ago