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Friday, July 02, 2010

TGIF, SparkFriends -

Rest assured, I'm doing just fine. The Fitness Tracker doesn't seem to appreciate my lackadaisical approach to food tracking apparently.

"*The number of calories you should eat to manage your weight depends on many factors, including how many calories you burn through exercise. It may seem counterintuitive, but eating too little while burning too much can actually hurt your weight-management goals and the outcome of your fitness program. If you are consistently burning more calories than recommended here, please update your fitness settings as soon as possible. This may adjust your calorie ranges (if necessary) so you can reach your goals in a timely and healthy manner."

Sheesh, you go out for one nice, long bike ride... forget to track dinner a few times... ah, well. It's nice to know that even the tracker is there for me.


Make it a great day, SparkFriends!
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    SparkPeople looks out for us in unexpected ways! By the way, 200 crunches is amazing!
    3896 days ago
  • SKUEHN01
    I get that message too, but when I added like 300 calories a day, I stopped losing weight AND started gaining. I went back to what was working.
    3896 days ago
    so true.. so true :) Thank you for reminding us :)
    3896 days ago
    I get this message every week. And believe me I've thought hard about it since I'm not actually losing weight. I think, "Gee, maybe I should increase my calories some!" So I've tried it on a few occasions. Just added an extra couple hundred calories. Didn't work. Gained 5 pounds each time. So now I just ignore the message. emoticon
    3896 days ago
    It is looking after you......
    3897 days ago
  • _SASX_
    It is not as aggressive sounding as the past one, that's for sure.
    3898 days ago
  • LLTS01
    emoticon Better be eating.
    3900 days ago
    I get this message way too much if I log in all my exercise so I don't. Sparkpeople is a great site but they don't really know that much about losing weight apparently. They always want me to increase my calories. I would never lose and ounce if I did.
    3900 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7462245
    Someone's watching you! emoticon
    3900 days ago
    OH well, sometimes I forget to track everything as well.
    3900 days ago
    Mine says that too. I didn't notice when that changed. It used to say something about my having significantly gone over the goal figure of weekly calories burned, and I just learned to ignore it. Somewhere along the line, it must've been changed.

    I can't remember the last time I severely undershot my calorie intake range. I'm almost always in the correct range or, if anything, a little over. But my weekly exercise "burn" calculation will sometimes run significantly higher than the goal. Since I'm not wasting away, I figure the burn number is too high or I'm just missing recording some of my food...or my weekly calories-burned estimate/goal needs to be revised, which is more likely the case. I just haven't bothered since I set that goal a long time ago and don't even use it or know if it correlates with my weight management goals and eating.

    Thanks for pointing it out though. Appears to be a dynamic message because I went back though past dates to see what the old message was, but on every date, it's been replaced by that new one.


    3900 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/2/2010 9:33:16 AM
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