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Old 01-03-2011, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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I calculate you have 17 weeks before May 1st. If you lose 2 pounds/week that would mean you would have lost 34 pounds by May 1st. Since a pound of body weight is equivalent to about 3500 calories you will need to acheive a calorie deficit of about 7000 calories per week or 1000 calories per day to acheive this level of succcess.

Use the Fitday tools to set a weight goal and to help you calculate your Base Metabolic Rate (BMR) this will help you plan the calories you can eat to acheive this deficit. The more active you are the more calories you can eat. But there is an old saying that you can't out train a bad diet. Good luck and welcome!
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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