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Trying to decide

Friday, September 30, 2016

I joined SP several years ago and my BMR was determined then. I reconnected to SP this summer and the BMR is 600 calories too much for me now. If I reset it, I loose all my tracking info. I can live with starting at level one for SP points, but I'm so proud of my fitness minutes, I really don't want them to disappear. It may be silly, but starting from zero hurts my heart. I've tried managing food by ignoring the wrong BMR, but that leads to me over eating, at times, because I feel like I am entitled to it because the # is there, so defeating myself. Intellectually I know resetting is the way to go & in the long run it won't make any difference to reset the count, but emotionally this is a big deal. What would you do & why? Thanks!
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    I would contact SP for support and information
    1700 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12245214
    What helps in the habits you are building? If the BMR calorie goal is a daily encouragement to eat more than you should, I would change it (for me). But I might also make a visual of my fitness minutes accomplishments. I'm thinking gold stars. 😉
    1759 days ago
    Thank you both. I appreciate your support and advice! I may reset for the NEW YEAR. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1759 days ago
    I get what you are saying! The idea of setting all those streaks is a confidence builder! Yet when I looked, the only way the fitness minutes change (that I see) is if you reset your goals!

    As for me .. Well yes, I have a good streak going, however, I want to be as close as I can be for accuracy and wellness and not so much for my vanity! (Just sayin in MY case ..I am not saying you are vane!)

    My BMR changes as I drop weight and it has done so consistently since I joined this site. It does give a 'flag' when I enter pounds lost that I may want to reset my goals. Of which I am glad to do so I can be accurate.

    For me .. I want that goal weight .. that target .. more than I want the 'accolades' that pop up!

    I know in my heart what I have done to get where I am .. and a visual reminder on the screen is a cool thing .. But I now wear 38" britches (Did I just date myself there?) but I remember when I wore 60" britches .. and I am only 67" tall .. NOW THERE IS A VISUAL FOR YOU!! I looked like Lou Costello .. Yup, I did just date myself!

    Whatever you decide is your choice .. I will continue to support you no matter what your little ticker says..

    I got your back .. emoticon emoticon
    1760 days ago
  • TAMIP62
    Your BMR should recalculate every time you record your weight. Mine does. I also do not eat near as much as they say I should. Especially on exercise days. I don't even think I could.
    1760 days ago
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