Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 3 recap (confession edition)

So I read on one of the message boards about BMR (basal metabolic rate) and that we should be eating 500 calories LESS than that, then I realized that I had messed something up somewhere!

SO I went back and had MFP reconfigure my plan, and changed my work/lifestyle to sedentary.  Because I am.  Sitting.  Right now.

There are a few classes that I walk around or stand up for, but the most of the time? on my bottom.

So-- with THAT change made, and then changing my projection to aim for losing 1.5 pounds per week, I am now at a 1760 daily calorie goal, which is much more doable.  I was REALLY struggling to find foods that were high enough in calories, and eating when I wasn't hungry, just to hit my goals.  *facepalm*

Glad I figured it out before too long!

So now, since I didn't figure out all this stuff until AFTER I had eaten my mega almost 700 calorie breakfast (oatmeal with pb and brown sugar) -- which by the way made me so full I felt like I could easily hibernate- I now have significantly less calories for the rest of the day.  But, maybe that's a good thing.

I'll figure it out!

On another note... It is FRIGGING COLD HERE!  It was -6 and -8 in some places on the way to work.  I pass a little cove, and the steam from the water being warmer than the air was rising THIRTY FEET into the air!!  It was beautiful!  But....  *brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!*



  1. Mer, I agree with half of what you wrote. If you arent super active or want to lose more weight, you should use sedentary for your activity level ... but you should NEVER eat below your BMR. That is the amount of calories that your body needs if you were in a coma and did not move.... clearly in the course of a day you move more than that!! :)

  2. But MFP gave me a BMR of 2022 or something like that, but my daily calorie goal is 1760.

    I think that what we eat replaces what our body would burn in a day.
    If we don't want to stay the same size, then we would HAVE to eat less than our BMR.... does that seem like it might make sense?