Challenge Forum: LETS GO!...DRUMROLL PLEASE!

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ruchi0112

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 06:49
I'm glad to see so many of us joined in for this challenge. I am sooo ready to start after my christmas vacation and New Year Partying. I have gained weight over this last fortnight and I am determined to lose that and a lot more...Hoping most of you are back to normal groove by now.
Let's do this together. Its your individual effort but sometimes a little word of encouragement helps right at the point where we are about to stuff ourselves with cakes or when we are ready to give up.
I am thinking of journaling everyday. Some old timers here vouch that it is a great self check tool. I am also going to try to read and respond to as many journals as I can from the challenge buddies.
Amen to a healthy lifestyle and a healthier me !
Gabriella36

Joined: Dec 12
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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 08:03
Just want to make certain I'm synchronized properly...this challenge starts now..1/4/13' correct? And the mini guidelines state that one should strive to be 500 calories under.....what you personally set to lose? As example, I need to limit calories to approx 1200 per day to lose, however, I believe 1500 calories is where I'd be to maintain. So my 500 less rid would remain at 1200 daily, right? One more thing, I am following the Paleo meal plan (low carbs) . Limiting carbs between 50-150 / day to lose. Therefore, I am eating more lean protein and protein is more caloric than larger portions of veggies. Do you think I should then watch my carbs rather than a 1200 caloric/day diet?? Of geez...what to do. Hopefully there are others of you who are wondering the same thing!
ruchi0112

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 10:53
Well..many researches suggest that calorie deficit is the first and foremost before macronutrient breakdown if your primary goal is weight loss. Low carbing will also work if you stay within your recommended intake values. That being said, 1200 per day is already a bare minimum that females need to consume. Please use a good online calculator to arrive at your RDI and then create a deficit from that. You may choose to eat more at your work out days.
sepm73

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 12:09
atcually this website has the rdi calculator in it. it calculates where you are and where you want to be and when you want to be there, then it gives you your rdi to get there. i was lost too until i stumbled on it by pure accidentVery Happy
selenap20

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 17:56
I have a question! When you weigh in and report for challenges does it record on your profile? Im in two challenges and I hate for my results to be sporadic because im recording my weight randomly based on the challenge