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Old 03-07-2010, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Dragonmaid-welcome to the forums! I'm not sure if you've been using the foods and activities tools but, if not, they have been invaluable to me in decreasing fat. I realize your weight falls in the normal range (thank goodness) but as you said skinny fat is a common problem. Have you had your bodyfat tested at a gym? That will give a baseline upon which to measure your progress. Also, taking your measurements help. There's a tool here for that. You also might want to start by using the profile and weight goal tools to get your estimated metabolic rate and then set a goal of 5 or 10 pounds to see what your daily calorie intake should look like. Checking the report tab under weight goal can help you see if you're staying on track.

Lastly, you might want to join us on the 5-15 pound thread, although the people here on any thread can relate to the challenge of improving our health habits and the forum community is filled with positive support.
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Starting Date: 12/28/09

Current Weight: 5# heavier since I stopped using fitday!
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