Thank you for the feedback on yesterday's post! There are so many variables! To answer your question Anonymous, the total caloric burned number is generated by the Fitbit. It is the total for the entire day. It does have it broken down but for the display purposes I just take the daily total.
I finally went to the gym after work!! I am so glad that I went! I did a little cardio and some leg machines. I happened to inquire with one of the Personal Trainers about the calorie question and he said the best deficit would be 500-750 per day. He was a nice young man and very approachable. I told him I was looking to have someone set up a progressive program for me. Well, we looked and they are running a special for 3 sessions for $129. I did do this promotion last year but apparently I am eligible to sign up for it again so I did! I need to call today and schedule my 1st appt.