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Old 04-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default 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!

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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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.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
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