NWCyclingBea...

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 16 May 2013, 12:23
Just getting used to the functions of the site, but I will likely have lots of dumb questions as I go...

How's everyone doing out there?
mrspackrat

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 490

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 13:11
Hi and welcome, just a tip. The exercise "calorie" calculator overestimates your calories on this site. So if you base your calorie consumption based on activity calories, you may not lose anything or, worse, gain. Took me a long time to learn not to rely on the activity log on this site. Maybe that's the "fat secret" Smile
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
mars2kids

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 1,111

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 15:18
I agree with mrspackrat, the calories burned is estimated too high, so if you have a heart rate monitor you may want to use it. I still use the site, but I just know the deficit won't be as much. I'm doing okay, but just staying pretty steady. I'm here to learn healthier habits and the weight loss is a bonut. I've found a lot of great tips on this site and I hope you do too. I hope you find success here!!
Goals for 2014:
Complete Couch to 5K
Sign up for and complete a 5K
Plan at least 3 outings with the family that involve being active
NWCyclingBea...

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 16 May 2013, 17:46
Yes, I thought that the whole "calories per day" thing was a bit wonky. I burn an awful lot through exercise, though... Anywho, I am just using the site's calorie tracking tools for now.
kingkeld

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,980

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Posted: 17 May 2013, 01:37
Welcome aboard! Doing VERY well, thank you very much. If you're serious about wanting to take control of your weight and your calorie intake, then you're in the right place. I can honestly say that Fatsecret has changed my life. I hope it'll do the same for you.
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!



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