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 11-12-2007, 03:09 PM #1 New mommy again :-)     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: PA Posts: 1,203 Height: 5'2" How many calories do I really need? Lynn's post about losing the last ten pounds reminded me of something that I tore out of a fitness magazine last week... "How many calories do I really need?" Step 1: Do a little math (_____x4.5)+(_____x15.88)-(_____x5)-161=_____ weight height (inches) age total Step 2: Multiply your total (above) by the appropriate percentage (below) If you're... Multiply the above total by... Sedentary 20% Lightly Active 30% Moderately Active 40% Very active 50% Step 3: Find your calorie goal Total #1 + Total #2 = daily calorie total Extra! To lose weight, subtract 250 calories per day to shed one-half pound per week; subtract 500 calories to drop one pound per week. __________________ Tina Goal...
 11-12-2007, 05:11 PM #2 Post-Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 3,400 S/C/G: 235/213/150 Height: 5'7" wow......this means I should really be taking in just over 2000 calories for a 1 1/2 lb per week loss. Ok, now I really am going to keep my fitday up to see how the new plan sits with this info. Thanks for sharing this Tina and Lynn XOXO __________________ Nicole Official Ticker: 10/14/2013----game ON! 213 Weekly Losses with Official WI day on Mon: Week 1 Oct 21: WI 210.4 Loss: 2.6 lbs. Week 2 Oct 31: WI 209.4 Loss: 1.0 lbs. Week 3 Nov 4: WI 208.8 Loss: 0.6 lbs. WW Week 4 Nov 11: WI 208.2 Loss: 0.6 lbs. Week 5 Nov 18: WI 203.2 Loss: 5 lbs Week 6 Nov 25: WI
 11-12-2007, 05:13 PM #3 Post-Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 3,400 S/C/G: 235/213/150 Height: 5'7" ok. can't add right..lol.......it would be 1841 for me to lose 1 1/2 lbs per week. __________________ Nicole Official Ticker: 10/14/2013----game ON! 213 Weekly Losses with Official WI day on Mon: Week 1 Oct 21: WI 210.4 Loss: 2.6 lbs. Week 2 Oct 31: WI 209.4 Loss: 1.0 lbs. Week 3 Nov 4: WI 208.8 Loss: 0.6 lbs. WW Week 4 Nov 11: WI 208.2 Loss: 0.6 lbs. Week 5 Nov 18: WI 203.2 Loss: 5 lbs Week 6 Nov 25: WI
11-12-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
Kim - IP 9/10

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Upstate NY
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Height: 5'4"

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 Originally Posted by Mama Nicole ok. can't add right..lol.......it would be 1841 for me to lose 1 1/2 lbs per week.
I recall this being a recurring problem for you, girl!!!!!

Oh, who am I kidding - yesterday I almost left \$40 too much tip at lunch (NYC prices, plus one too many cocktails)
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Mini Goal #1 18lbs

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 11-12-2007, 09:09 PM #5 Post-Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 3,400 S/C/G: 235/213/150 Height: 5'7" You know, the funny thing is, Kim.....I really do love math. I am a total geek.......but I am SOOOOOOOOO out of practice that it is ridiculous. Oh, that and the constant interruptions.........(are you liking all of my excuses????). __________________ Nicole Official Ticker: 10/14/2013----game ON! 213 Weekly Losses with Official WI day on Mon: Week 1 Oct 21: WI 210.4 Loss: 2.6 lbs. Week 2 Oct 31: WI 209.4 Loss: 1.0 lbs. Week 3 Nov 4: WI 208.8 Loss: 0.6 lbs. WW Week 4 Nov 11: WI 208.2 Loss: 0.6 lbs. Week 5 Nov 18: WI 203.2 Loss: 5 lbs Week 6 Nov 25: WI
 11-12-2007, 09:44 PM #6 doing LAWL since May25/07     Join Date: Jul 2007 Location: Westbank, BC Posts: 194 S/C/G: 174.4/132.5/130.0 Height: 5'1" that would mean 1796 calories to lose the pound and a half a week for me. __________________
 11-12-2007, 11:21 PM #7 WonderWoman     Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: LaLa LemonsLand. Posts: 1,764 Height: 5'5 and a half! good info tina. i figured that i should be on an intake of about 1698 to lose a pound a week. that's right around where i'm at for my plan #3 right now, i think...when i put a daily menu of mine into fitday. good stuff to keep in mind. __________________ Jillian Highest weight: July 2003 when I delivered my 1st child "Exercising is like brushing your teeth...it's just something you have to do everyday." "Success often comes from doing ordinary things with extraordinary commitment."
 11-13-2007, 02:15 AM #8 Amy- Red w/Lites     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: Northern California Posts: 846 S/C/G: 286/ticker/199 Height: 5'9 Great info. It took me three tries to get my math right!! lol-I kept forgetting to write the total from #1 down. I multiplied by 25% bc I'm active-but not consistent. This is really helpful. Looks like LAWL was right on-being on RED w/lites I'm right in the calorie range to lose 2lbs per week...if only I would get in that range everyday! Nicole- I am officially addicted to fitday! I'm amazed at what cutting my carbs to high fiber/low calorie options can do for my count each day! I'm ready for it to show on the scale... __________________ AMY on LAWL since 6/6/07
 11-13-2007, 09:30 AM #9 DixieChick     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: AL Posts: 543 S/C/G: 175/150/140 Height: 5'7" Mine is about 1300 per day to drop the pound per week. WOW AmyLou Nice pic. You look awesome. Looks like that trial did wonders for you Lawyer-Girl. __________________ Amy - LAWL since 5/19/07: Re-Start 01/12/2012
 11-13-2007, 12:18 PM #10 Post-Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 3,400 S/C/G: 235/213/150 Height: 5'7" Hey Jillian........how are you doing? Are you with your babies now? Amylou.......is fitday getting easier for you now that you have some stuff saved? I really like to see how the simple changes are so much healthier by seeing some of the reports that tell you what nutrients you are getting and/or lacking. Isn't it difficult to try to get everything in nutritionally. I guess that's why we have dieticians, huh? __________________ Nicole Official Ticker: 10/14/2013----game ON! 213 Weekly Losses with Official WI day on Mon: Week 1 Oct 21: WI 210.4 Loss: 2.6 lbs. Week 2 Oct 31: WI 209.4 Loss: 1.0 lbs. Week 3 Nov 4: WI 208.8 Loss: 0.6 lbs. WW Week 4 Nov 11: WI 208.2 Loss: 0.6 lbs. Week 5 Nov 18: WI 203.2 Loss: 5 lbs Week 6 Nov 25: WI
 11-13-2007, 12:29 PM #11 LAWL since 9/06     Join Date: Dec 2006 Posts: 176 OK, according to this I need to have 1639.6 calories to lose 1lb/week or 1389.6 calories to lose 1.5 lbs/week. Does that sound right? __________________ # of POP Days: 1 "Never give up, Never surrender" - Galaxy Quest Overall Goal: Goal: 2/4/2009 1 - 2 lbs Goal: 2/14/2009 4 lbs
 11-13-2007, 01:52 PM #12 Rennie     Join Date: May 2007 Location: Ohio Posts: 3,912 S/C/G: 228/Ticker/120 Height: 4 foot 11 inches That is amazing. I am losing one lb a week and I am eating just about what the formula says I should be eating to lose that 1 lb a week. I find that great and I didn't even know the formula lol. There is no way I should be losing more than that 1lb a week. To lose 2lbs a week I would have to go down to less than 700 calories a day ( 681 ) and that would not be good. No wonder this is all I am losing lol. I have basically lost 1lb a week for the last 26 weeks. 1.28lbs to be exact. No wonder I can't lose anymore than what I am losing lol. ( 166x4.5 ) + ( 59x15.88 ) - ( 46x5 ) - 161 747 + 936.92 - 230 - 161 1292.92 x .30 = 387.876 1292.92 + 387.876 = 1680.796 1680.796 - 500 = 1180.796 or 1181 1181 calories a day to lose 1lb per week. I am averageing 1205 acording to fit day and have lost an average of 1.28 lbs per week for the last 26 weeks. Pretty darn close to the formula __________________ Starting Date January 1, 2016 BMI 01/01/16 ( 47.1 ) BMI 01/07/16 ( 45.5) Everything is a choice; we make the choice to be what we want to be or just talk about being what we want to be. God, keep your arms around my shoulders and your hands across my mouth. Sometimes God doesn't whisper in our ear what he wants us to hear. Sometimes he jumps up and down screaming PUT DOWN THAT COOKIE. We just don't listen. Last edited by Shy Moment; 11-14-2007 at 10:23 PM.
 11-14-2007, 01:04 PM #13 Post-Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 3,400 S/C/G: 235/213/150 Height: 5'7" wow.........I totally can't do math anymore......I refigured today, and at 20% active, I would need 2100 cals to lose 1.5 per week.......and at 30% active, I would need 2300 cals. That's a lot of calories, isn't it? I am going to track this on my fitday today and for at least a few days to see how the feel full plan adds up __________________ Nicole Official Ticker: 10/14/2013----game ON! 213 Weekly Losses with Official WI day on Mon: Week 1 Oct 21: WI 210.4 Loss: 2.6 lbs. Week 2 Oct 31: WI 209.4 Loss: 1.0 lbs. Week 3 Nov 4: WI 208.8 Loss: 0.6 lbs. WW Week 4 Nov 11: WI 208.2 Loss: 0.6 lbs. Week 5 Nov 18: WI 203.2 Loss: 5 lbs Week 6 Nov 25: WI
 11-14-2007, 01:24 PM #14 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: Portland, Oregon Posts: 1,234 S/C/G: 207/?/160 Height: 5'8" Nicole, that doesn't seem right. it should be (guessing on the weight and age) (188 x 4.5) + (67 x 15.88) - (36 x 5) - 161 = 1569 20% of 1569 = 314 30% of 1569 = 470 So that would be 1569 + 314 = 1888 (to maintain) and to lose a pound and a half per week = 1133 or with 30% it would be 2039 to maintain and 1289 to lose a pound and a half. __________________ ON LAWL since 9/5/2006
 11-14-2007, 01:27 PM #15 LAWL since 2/07     Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Texas Posts: 568 S/C/G: 240 / 226.2 / 130 Height: 5'1" Well if I want to lose 5 lbs a week I can only have 248 calories a day. Guess I better set my sites a little lower on the weight loss per week! __________________ Shannon Laughter is inner jogging Red without lites - March 2007 Plan 3 - November 2007 Plan 2 - January 2008