Joined April 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
183.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.9 lb

Current Weight
168.1 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 43.1 lb
My goal is to weigh 125 or so, and to build up some muscle with strength training too. I am only 5 feet 3 -1/2 inches tall. I want to be in great shape for the rest of my life.

Currently I am working with a trainer. Very serious work.

My food intake can always be pushed to be healthier than it is, though it's a struggle to avoid both sweet and salty snacks. If I have a dollar in my pocket, I head to the vending machine at work but I am trying to substitute my own treats from home.

Good luck everybody!

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To many carbs?
You might be surprised at how much something weighs or how big it really is. My first step in getting on track is weighing with a scale or measuring with teaspoon, tablespoon, or measuring cup. If you don't have an accurate measure then you are kinda guessing at the amounts, unless you eat packaged foods like bars or eggs or frozen dinners. I agree with Diablo360x though - carb percentage doesn't matter if your calorie count is within goal.
posted 21 Feb 2018, 16:01
RDI is a tool. If your RDI is to lose weight, it is just a goal to meet each day and can be adjusted. I started off with an RDI of 1300 and that works if I am doing 10,000 steps a day. I have to eat less if I want to lose and don't exercise.
posted 20 Feb 2018, 12:41
The FS exercise app is totally off base in terms of calories for me. I wear a heart-monitor type of fitbit, and my resting calories don't match the FS measurement ever. I would trust the equipment at the gym because you pay the gym to help you meet your fitness goals, so they have an interest in telling you the truth about your efforts there.
posted 19 Feb 2018, 14:02
Input my meals to the wrong day - easiest/quickest way to copy them to correct day?
If your lunch is blank then in the drop down choices, at the bottom, you can opt for copy the previous day or copy the previous week. Otherwise you can just go to the correct day and add from the recent choices and delete from the previous.
posted 08 Feb 2018, 14:31
what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
I am 5-3. My goal weight is 125 pounds, with the additional goal of 2 to 3 weight-lifting sessions a week. I am tracking food, and joined a gym. I hired a trainer and have a fitbit tracker as well. I work out with the trainer once a week, and then try to do cardio 2 or 3 times a week with another weight-training day. Not there yet, but I think the 125 at 20% body fat is my ultimate goal.
posted 08 Feb 2018, 09:28
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