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8/29/18 4:16 P

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Here's how to update your weight in the app:

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I'm not sure how to update your activity level in the app, but if you tell me what you want to change it to, I can do it for you.

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NIKKINIKKI136 Posts: 3,095
8/29/18 2:19 P

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Hi Coach Jen,
Is the only weigh to change it is on full site? I do not have access to computer only mobile devices.

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8/29/18 2:17 P

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Hi Coach Jen,

Will that change my BMR? I have lost around 85 pounds since I set up account?

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8/29/18 6:35 A

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To change your activity level, click on Account/Email Preferences on the top left of your Start page (on the full site) and you'll find it there. To change your weight, click on the blue Edit Goals button on the top of your Start page next to your weight loss goal and you can update the info there.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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8/29/18 4:39 A

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Hello,
For Day 6 how do you change your weight and activity level on Salespeople App or mobile site?

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7/14/18 9:23 A

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Not all challenges have trophies. I don't think this one does. Sorry about that!

Coach Jen

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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When do I get the trophy, finished the challenge yesterday.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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12/30/17 12:13 P

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I agree on protein. I need the protein shakes .being a vegetarian. I don't drink them every day ,but my doctor says I need to

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8/8/17 7:17 A

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many thanks!

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A minimal protein intake is "kg body weight" X 0.8 grams of protein.
So at 165 pounds (75 kg) X 0.8grams = 60 grams of protein daily.

The danger going lower than this (especially during weight loss), is a larger amount of your weight loss will be muscle mass. This makes you weaker, lowers your metabolism and increased risk of injury with exercise.
Long term concerns with not meeting protein needs are even more extensive.

I do not know how you have a "maintain" calorie range of 1500 with the exercise plan you entered??? 1500 would more likely to be for weight loss. 1100 seems very low. Perhaps a 1 pound a week weight loss would be more realistic.

I would ask your doctor for a referral to meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. It is great that you are getting 25-35 grams of fiber daily, but as a dietitian I would want to know the sources of this fiber (insoluble, soluble), need for a certain supplement, etc. Also I'm not sure what you mean by "feeling" constipated. Constipation is hard, difficult to pass, painful bowel movements. For Example: People can go 2 times weekly; and as long as it is soft, easy to pass, and well formed---this is not constipation. People can go daily; but if it is hard and painful to pass---this is constipation.

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Yes, I know, but I feel really constipated at 60 grams a day, which doesn't help my chronic constipation emoticon emoticon hence my question! Will I really lose muscle if I get less than 60grams - I feel a lot better at around 30 or 40 and as we are always saying 'listen to your body' I figured it was worth asking. I know everyone is different, and while most people should be getting 60 grams, I'm not sure it's right for me given my digestive condition. I haven't yet asked my gastroenterologist, but I could at my next appointment - not sure he would know either though...

I thought my 'maintain' calorie range was around 1700, but I recently downloaded a fitbit app that said it should be 1500 instead, so to lose 2 lbs a week (1 pound from diet and 1 pound through exercise) I try to stay around 1100 calories a day and burn 500 calories through about an hour of exercise. I mostly go to cycling classes at the gym, but also do strength training twice a week.

Thanks so much for your help! I know you will probably mention fiber, so if it helps I get around 25 - 35 + grams of fiber a day through fruit and veg. I also drink lots of water.

Thanks again for your help! It's always helpful to hear what a nutritionist thinks!!

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8/7/17 5:58 A

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Our SP program has the minimal amount of protein set at 60 grams for females.

What is your SP Calorie Range and Protein Range?

What is your typical Calorie intake on most days?

Becky
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8/7/17 4:22 A

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hello! i had a question about nutrition range:

I'm 35 and 5'6" - i would like to lose 30 pounds over the next several months, ideally 2 lbs per week. i recently learned that my calorie range was off by about 300 calories which may explain the plateau, but I'm also wondering about other nutrients.

i have a digestive condition that means i need to eat mostly cooked vegetable and I'm wondering how much protein is the right amount for my daily intake? thanks in advance for your help!

I've been getting about 30 - 40 grams a day and i feel much better than when i was trying to get 60+ grams a day. do you think this is an ok amount in the long run?

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3/31/17 5:12 P

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3/31/17 4:50 P

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If you want to start the challenge over again, click Leave This Team at the bottom of the Team page, then click on Challenges at the top of this page and you can rejoin.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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3/31/17 2:58 P

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I joined this group some time ago, and was able to break a plateau. Now, I am at yet another impasse. I would like to re-join the group. However, I have forgotten the steps taken. I would greatly appreciate a quick review.

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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 28,261
9/14/16 9:51 A

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Dear PLANTAGO--
Hi! I'm Becky the dietitian with Sparkpeople.
I have a few suggestions and questions about your situation.
Losing 0.5 - 1 pound monthly (after you have already had a successful weight loss) is great.
You do have a few things working against a more rapid weekly weight loss:
--your age
--small frame size
--pre-menopause
--and the fibromyalgia

What is your Protein intake on most days? This may need to increase and I can give some suggestions after you share more.

It also looks like most of your activity is of the cardio nature. Are you doing any strength training??? This could help build muscle, tone your body, decrease inches, and increase your metabolism---which may kick-start your weight loss down the road.

Please provide more input.
Thanks-
Becky
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9/13/16 9:05 P

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My indicated calorie range is around 1500-1700 plus I add my work and exercise. On some days it's a lot of additional calories. I eat them, otherwise I'm jus starving. I had a period of uncontrolled eating in my life, but that's gone, I just don't have time for that. I'm not that close to my weight goal, and actually I'm not aiming that low. I just want to hit close to the upper limit of healthy, as opposed to upper limit of overweight, where I am right now. Lower limit of overweight is good, as well.
I actually am loosing some weight, it is just very slow. Around 0.5-1 lb per month. Maybe that's OK?
I just entered the wonderful realm of premenopause, which is probably another slowing factor.


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9/13/16 8:04 P

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Hi Marta

How long has it been since you lost any weight? Because you're relatively close to your goal weight, I would recommend you have your body fat tested. It's a better indicator of health vs. BMI, and if you're already close to the healthy range, that could be why you're having trouble losing more.

When you set up your program, did you set your activity level to account for your job? What is your recommended calorie range and how many calories do you typically consume?

Coach Jen

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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Hello, I'm Marta.
Piece of advice needed here!

I am a small 49 year old lady. My BMI is 28.9 at the moment, and I am not a very muscular person. I already lost about 8 pounds. All the charts say that I should lose 22 pounds more. Well, I know I won't be able to keep it off. So I intend to get rid of 8-10 more and then see how it goes.

Too bad, I got completely stuck. My body just seems to like it's current weight and won't let me shed any more pounds!

I work relatively hard physical job 4 days a week. I'm always hungry! I eat tons and tons of veggies, legumes and dairy and grains, very little meat, fair amount of seafood. I suffer from chronic pain-fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. On my work days I burn hundreds of calories and walk lots of miles. Can't go out and walk or jog, or I'll die of pain or get so grumpy my family won't be able to stand me anymore!

On weekends I paddle my kayak or paddleboard, so generally I am an active person.
I checked my calories-they are OK, but the daily protein is somewhat low as opposed to carbs and fats (these are "good" fats) are relatively too high.

Any practical advice will be greatly appreciated.

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4/21/16 7:21 P

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Glad it helped!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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4/21/16 6:36 P

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Jen,
Thank you so much for responding to my question.

I do a 1 hour Zumba class twice a week and before each class I do a 15 min. warm-up on a stationary bike. On May 5 I'm going to take a 1 hour Drum Fit class once a week. (On a Thursday, after Zumba). I know I am capable of doing both Zumba and Drum Fit back to back as I have done it. After Zumba class and the cool-down stretching afterwards I'm feeling ready to go.

My husband and I go to the gym for weight training 3x a week (on non-Zumba days), and I always try to meet my 10,000 steps/day goal with walking and using my elliptical at home, or trying one of the SP videos (which give us so much variety!)

I feel better after reading your response, and coincidentally reading the 8 Mistakes About Dieting article yesterday. I know I will eat back some of those calories on a Zumba day, but now I'm not worried about derailing my eating plan. Your response really put my mind at ease, so thank you again!!

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4/21/16 8:23 A

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Hi Diane

Everyone is different, so you might need to experiment a little to figure out what works for you. In general, I don't usually recommend eating back all of those calories. What kid of workouts are you doing to burn so much at once? Maybe you could try eating back 1/2 and see how that goes?

Coach Jen

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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4/20/16 6:09 P

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I need some clarification on calories. I follow the daily calorie, carbs, fat, protein recommendations set by SparkPeople for me when I joined SP. I've increased my cardio exercise and added weight training in February. I have a FitBit Charge HR that is synced to my SP account. Here's my question: I know that as I burn more calories my set range will increase. How important is it to eat those extra calories? There are many times I burned over 1,000 calories while exercising, but I don't feel hungry enough to eat all of the extra calories. (I know, I don't believe it most days either!) Am I making weight loss more difficult for myself by running a calorie deficit of over 1,000 calories? I don't set out to do that, it just works out that way. My weight has plateaued (no surprise there) after losing about 70 pounds.

I make healthy food choices and always try to keep carbs/protein/fats balanced each day. I am hesitant to eat the extra calories/carbs/fat/protein when I don't want to eat. I never had this "problem" before so I really don't know how to manage the increases. Any advice is welcome! Thanks in advance.

Diane (from PA)
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2/1/16 1:34 A

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Thanks Jen for all the info here.

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9/1/15 1:10 P

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My phone is an iPhone 5 with the latest operating system but again I am obliged to log in.,trying to do this challenge because it fits the bill for me


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8/29/15 9:26 P

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8/29/15 8:26 P

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Each day, you should click on the challenge day from your calendar page. There you'll see a blue "completed" button at the top. You'll need to click that.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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What is wrong? Every day I check in and leave a comment. Then the next day I receive a notice that I missed the previous day.



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8/29/15 9:42 A

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Go to our main SparkTeam page, click the "View Challenges Page" link at the top and you'll find it there.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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Hi Jen

I'm chasing my tail. Where do I find today's challenge?


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6/4/15 9:01 A

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Hi everyone!

Please use this thread to ask any questions you have about the challenge.

Thanks!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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