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Sunday, July 08, 2018



This chart shows that I am right on the mark when it comes to breaking down what I eat into the 3 categories: protein, fat, and the dreaded carbohydrate. I am proud of this fact.

What this chart doesn't show is the number of calories I consumed: 2,046.

*Sigh*

I have to cast shade on my important achievement by exclaiming, "Darn it! Why can't I do BOTH? Why can't I achieve the much desired nutritional breakdown of protein, fat, and carbohydrates while eating 1,500 calories?"

More importantly, why do I put down myself when I achieved something very important? In fact, given my extraordinary size, I need 2,800 calories to maintain my size, so I have a nice deficit of 750 calories which, over the course of a week, is 1.5 pounds lost. But I don't focus on that. I focus on the fact I could have done both and lost 550 extra calories, which, over the course of a week, is over an extra pound lost.

NO! I won't do the, "Yeah, but..." game! Today, I will focus on my nutritional achievement instead of the number of calories eaten.

Yay! Go Ginger! Go Purple Passion team!
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  • LOWFATVEGAN
    2046 cal is awesome! that's a 800 cal deficit for the day!
    I keep track with weekly readings of the Calorie Differential Over Time feature. It tracks calories eaten versus calories burned on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The weekly average gives me peace of mind. I can have days with extra calories and days with less calories without it messing up my weight loss or getting me to feel bad on the days that I eat something high calorie.
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    489 days ago
  • TNCOUNTRYLIFE
    I actually loose more and at a constant rate if I stay at my upper calorie range. I am1500-1880. If I drop to low my body gets resistant and I loose nothing at all. This is a lifestyle change. Slow and Steady!
    I sometimes get discouraged because my actual weight loss isn't as steep as the projected weight loss on the Sparks reports line graph. We are all individuals and all on an individual journey.
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    490 days ago
  • XNANNY
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  • MARYBETH4884
    I think it is harder to achieve the correct nutritional breakdown than the correct number of calories. emoticon Now you can work on keeping the correct nutritional breakdown as you slowly decrease calories. As you stated you've got a great basic deficit already emoticon y!!!!
    491 days ago
  • DETERMINED369
    That is an amazing accomplishment!! Get used to keeping those macro's in proportion and little by little the rest will follow. You are doing a fantastic job!!
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    491 days ago
  • CODEMAULER
    Victories come in all sizes; savor them all!!
    491 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    Honestly, we are our own harshest critics. That is something most of us know. Personally I think if you ate just 1500 calories a day you would be really miserable! I EAT 1500 CALS A DAY and I am 175 lbs and maintaining. If your BMR is indeed 2800 cals (I strongly recommend that you compare your Spark BMR with a few other BMR calculators you can find on line by googling it), then eating 2000 a day is AMAZING!!!!! You just have to think of something else instead of putting yourself down while doing a perfect job of getting back at it. Next time you want to be hard on yourself, try not to be. Try to change the subject completely, and away from weight, food, numbers, etc.
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    491 days ago
  • INACAR
    Just keep working the numbers, each day begins a new start. And you are doing great, just keep Sparking.
    491 days ago
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    491 days ago
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