Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > FITDAY FORUMS > Newcomers
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Like Tree0Likes
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-25-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
FitDay Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Default Lets do this thing

The tools are in place.
The determination is steel.
Itís about being able to strap a pack and climb a mountain next summer.
Itís about looking and feeling better.

Middle-aged, overweight, out of shape IT desk jockey whose inner child wants to do things the body can't handle right now.

Thatís me and I have a very serious question.

As I prepared for this I gave most things a trial run to fine tune as much as I could. One of those was of coarse using the calorie tracking. Now, to meet my goal I need a calorie deficit of 1,000 a day. I mentioned I was out of shape and with my age, weight and fitness level I am taking exercise slow and building up gradually. I have started with morning walks of a mile at a good pace, Ti Chi exercise and will be using a weight machine a few nights a week for some light weight training.

I have really have had no problem cutting 1,000 calories with my current activity level I am not feeling faint, I am of coarse hungry but that is normal. I am concerned that 1300 to 1500 calories a day is not healthy. Please advise.
kcarpenter2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
Super Moderator
cjohnson728's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083

Well, I did 1200-1400 calories for months to get to my goal with no ill effects, but I'm female, 5'2", and 43 years old. It's hard to say if it's healthy and do-able for you not knowing your stats.

However, one of our weight loss stars, Michael, sticks to 1500 calories a day, and he's had great success. Also, they say a 1-2 pound loss per week is safe and sustainable, and 1000 calories deficient will get you that. So my initial impression is to say give it a try, but be prepared to tweak it if you find it's not working for you.

Good luck!

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
FitDay Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5

Thanks for the reply. Good to get feed back. I am in my mid 40s well upper mid I guess, not sure how that happened since I mostly think I am like 6

Good feedback and I will adjust as my activity level rises.

kcarpenter2011 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On