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jeffycam 04-26-2013 12:01 PM

Question about Current versus Goal
 
Hi there!
I am relatively new to fitday. Been using it since April 1.
When I started in April, I weighed 180 and set a goal to be 160 by July.

In order to achieve this, fitday set a calorie deficit at -769. I have been trying to follow this as best as I can and am now down to 175 as of today (this whole week, really--feeling stalled!).

However, when I go into my Goals now, it (correctly) shows that I have 15 pounds to lose and gives me a new calorie deficit of -847. Does this mean I am not losing enough and need to adapt my caloric intake and follow the calorie deficit listed under 'Current' or still abide by the calorie deficit under 'Goal'?

I appreciate your input!

Thanks!
Cameron

carolynnq 04-26-2013 03:32 PM

Hi Cameron! First of all, congratulations on your 5 pound weight loss.

Someone may come by to correct me, but here's what I think is going on.

You wanted to lose 20 lbs in 3 mos. That's 6.7 pounds a month. You lost 5 lbs in about a month with a 769 calorie deficit.

Now you have 15 lbs to lose in 2 mos (that's 7.5 lbs/mo), so to do that, you'll need to a bigger calorie deficit than before.


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