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Hi,
1. If i walked briskly 1.5 miles in 65 min. What was my pace?
2. I an 18,136lbs,4ft 8'. I calculated my tdee it was 1952 calories. How many calories should I burn to lose weight? My calorie intake right now is set at 1200 calories is this too low? I am not having any trouble with eating past my goal.
3. I have an old food scale. It only sometimes reads. Other times I use measuring cups. I am saving money up for a new one. Should I be tracking a different way? I have already changed it's batteries twice.


Please and thank you for posting.
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  • ManiacalLaugh
    ManiacalLaugh Posts: 1,048 Member
    edited July 2015
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    1. 42 (Sorry, no good at maths)
    2. You are exceptionally petite. 1200 might actually be okay for you, but make sure you're eating back 1/2 of what you burn. If you're feeling content with this amount of food, then it's probably your body giving a thumbs up to that level of intake.
    3. No need to save up too much! Amazon has scales for $15-20. The more expensive scales might be able to do more functions, but just having "grams" and (occasionally) ounces will get you pretty far. You can use measuring cups for all liquids, with the possible exception of oil if you want to be super accurate.

    ETA: I used measuring cups in the beginning. Foods with lots of air were a problem (e.g. rice), as you can press them in pretty far. For most foods, cups would give me an approximation, at least. I don't really recommend it, but using measuring cups for some foods is better than nothing.
  • DeguelloTex
    DeguelloTex Posts: 6,652 Member
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    1. 1.38 mph
  • strong_curves
    strong_curves Posts: 2,229 Member
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    1 - no clue but google is your friend

    2 - Weight loss happens in the kitchen. You need to eat less than you burn to lose weight.

    3 - get a digital food scale, weigh/measure all foods & drinks.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I don't eat back any calories burned. I can't buy things off the internet. Not ok to use credit cards.
  • DeguelloTex
    DeguelloTex Posts: 6,652 Member
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    Walmart sells them for reasonable prices.
  • strong_curves
    strong_curves Posts: 2,229 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    I don't eat back any calories burned. I can't buy things off the internet. Not ok to use credit cards.

    You can buy a food scale at target, walmart, practically any store.

  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I know i just don't get a lot of money each month. Money is tight.
  • ManiacalLaugh
    ManiacalLaugh Posts: 1,048 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    I don't eat back any calories burned. I can't buy things off the internet. Not ok to use credit cards.

    Well, then listen to your body. Without a lot to lose, you're going to lose weight very, very slowly, so don't lower your calorie intake to something that is going to leave you hungry and/or undernurished.

    Walmart, Target, or ASDA would be able to help you there, then.
  • editorgrrl
    editorgrrl Posts: 7,060 Member
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    1.) 1.38 miles per hour

    2.) Set your goal to .5 lb. for every 25 lbs. you're overweight, and log your exercise. Read the Sexypants post to understand how MFP works: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1080242/a-guide-to-get-you-started-on-your-path-to-sexypants/p1

    3.) Get a digital that measures in grams and has a tare function. (That will enable you to weigh a spoon, zero out the scale, then scoop out peanut butter, mayo, hummus, etc.)
  • TeaBea
    TeaBea Posts: 14,517 Member
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    1. Miles per hour calculation: divide the number of miles traveled by the hours spent traveling to calculate miles per hour

    First you have to find out how many hours 65 minutes is. 5/60 = .0833 hours ....so 65 = 1.0833

    Then divide 1.5 / 1.0833 = 1.38 miles per hour
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I want to weight 100 to 125lbs. Do recommend any particular brand of scale that is better than others?
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,195 Member
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    1. That's a 43-minute mile. Brisk is more like 14-15 minutes a mile.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Briskly for me. If it's briskly for me do i log it that way or different?
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
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    You will lose weight by being in a caloric deficit. Strive to obtain a food scale.
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    Log it according to the mph rather than perceived briskness.

    Google "serving size chart" and you'll get a ton of image results that can help you estimate serving sizes until you get the money for a scale. Learning to visually estimate is a good long term skill anyway so think of it as learning a lifetime skill.
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,195 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Briskly for me. If it's briskly for me do i log it that way or different?

    By no objective standard is a 43-minute mile brisk, especially for your age and size. I can SWIM a mile much faster than that. Are you SURE that you really went 1.5 miles? Something has to be off in how you measured either the time or distance.

    Log it by how many minutes it takes you to walk a mile...though a pace that slow might not be be in the database.
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Briskly for me. If it's briskly for me do i log it that way or different?

    By no objective standard is a 43-minute mile brisk, especially for your age and size. I can SWIM a mile much faster than that. Are you SURE that you really went 1.5 miles? Something has to be off in how you measured either the time or distance.

    Log it by how many minutes it takes you to walk a mile...though a pace that slow might not be be in the database.

    Seriously? I'm pretty sure OP is putting in their best effort. What gives you the right to come in here and put that down?
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,195 Member
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    shell1005 wrote: »

    Azul. Seriously, can you stop trying to shame other people on their level of exercise? It really is pathological. Anyone who walks out the door is a winner.

    I'm not shaming...I am saying that it doesn't make any sense.
  • TheVirgoddess
    TheVirgoddess Posts: 4,535 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Hi,
    1. If i walked briskly 1.5 miles in 65 min. What was my pace?
    2. I an 18,136lbs,4ft 8'. I calculated my tdee it was 1952 calories. How many calories should I burn to lose weight? My calorie intake right now is set at 1200 calories is this too low? I am not having any trouble with eating past my goal.
    3. I have an old food scale. It only sometimes reads. Other times I use measuring cups. I am saving money up for a new one. Should I be tracking a different way? I have already changed it's batteries twice.


    Please and thank you for posting.

    1. I'm not sure.
    2. I'd eat more because you can eat more. How much are you trying to lose?
    3. Scale always wins. They are roughly $10.