Sunday, June 28, 2009

Calculating Points Allowance

How to Calculate Your Daily POINTS Target - Momentum Plan
Take the following "quiz" to determine your daily POINTS target. Remember to retake the quiz every now and then, since your target will change as you lose weight, age, change daily activity level, etc.

1. What do you weigh?
Score the first two digits of your weight in pounds. For example, if you weigh 175, your score is 17. If you weigh less than 100 pounds, enter the first digit of your weight in pounds. For example, for 98, your score is 9.

2. Are you:
Female?: score 2
Male?: score 8

3. How old are you?
17-26: score 4
27-37: score 3
38-47: score 2
48-58: score 1
Over 58: score 0

4. How tall are you?
Under 5'1": score 0
5'1"-5'10": score 1
Over 5'10": score 2

5. Do you spend most of your work day:
Sitting down?: score 0
(e.g., office worker)

Occasionally sitting, but mainly standing?: score 2
(e.g., sales person, mom)

Walking most of the time?: score 4
(e.g., postal carrier)

Doing physically hard work most of the time?: score 6
(e.g., construction worker)

6. For nursing moms only, are you:
Solely breastfeeding?: score 10
Supplementing breastfeeding with some solid foods or formula?: score 5

Now add them all together and that’s your daily Points target.

NOTE: If your total is less than 18, your daily Points target is 18. If your total is more than 44, your daily Points target is 44.

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