Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Preparation Continues

I spent some time on WebMD today figuring out recommended caloric intake which is 2,265. Seems like a lot but that number reduces fast if you graze the cookie jar or pantry too often. I'd like to try to keep it around 2000 calories per day. A nice round, easy to remember number. If I do that and walk 15 mins per day my net caloric intake would be 1,850.

According to WebMD's calculator my RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) is: 3,265. So theoretically... I should have a calorie deficit of 1,415 per day. Since there are 3,500 in a pound I should lose about 1 pound every 2.4 days... 2 pounds per week on average is what I'm shooting for.

The initial exercise doesn't help the calorie burn that much each day but it will get me in shape to expand the exercise for a higher caloric burn rate.

Getting all these numbers in my head will he helpful I think. Going to buy the scale soon. Familiy being very supportive. Results will keep me motivated.



  1. The thing you need to remember is that you're in this for the long haul. Most folks go at it gung ho for a short burst, feel as tho they're depriving themselves and give up when the scale doesn't pay them off like they think it should.

    I'd encourage you to find a healthy lifestyle that you can truly live with... and start living with it. Once you get over the hurdle of that first month or so, it really does get easier.

    Best of luck.

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I look forward to finding an active, healthly lifestyle with my family (who are very active). It's going to take me about 24 months to get to my goal body weight. The sooner I can get active the better.