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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/25/12 10:53 P

Ha ha. No, sorry if it bursts a bubble or something, but the message boards turn over maybe 30-50 posts a day. That's not super by general internet terms, but it's quite a few.

Speaking only for myself, I generally don't recognise individuals who ask a lot of questions. It's just "one more question, I'll try to help this person".

Sometimes I get a response like "Thanks, - you helped with my other question too" and I'm like "oh, who was that, what question?" :)

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
10/25/12 4:59 P

No, keep asking those questions. You're not the only one wondering about some of these issues, so we all benefit from the discussion.

Good luck!

SBABE84 SparkPoints: (485)
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Posts: 17
10/25/12 3:50 P

Sounds good and thank you so much for your help. I am just nervous. I will just have to see how everything turns out after my body gets used to the increase calorie intake and play it out.

You guys are probably getting sick of all my posts lol

10/25/12 3:35 P

Once you update your tracker it will also tell you if you now need to adjust your calorie intake. If you are burning a ton of calories you may also need to up your food in take. It sounds counter intuitive, but sometimes by eating a little bit more (healthy) food you actually can lose weight more efficiently.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
10/25/12 3:31 P

If you enter your calories burned into your fitness tracker, the site will adjust your nutritional ranges as appropriate, if necessary. For Zumba, there's an entry for "cardio dance" or something like that, and there is a Pilates entry as well, though the burn isn't anything huge. Once you track your workouts, you can get an idea of your calories burned weekly and update your fitness tracker, and maybe that will help you to see more clearly where you need to be, nutrition-wise.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/25/12 2:24 P

The site doesn't make burn recommendations.

What it does do, is say "if you work out as many minutes as you said, you will probably burn xxx". It isn't a goal, it's a reflection how much you already said in minutes.

There is a tracker entry for zumba. Not sure about pilates, but it's low action, being a strength training session, and mostly focusing on the core, which is a small area of your body. I wouldn't worry too much about even tracking that. Maybe put 100 calories per hour in the tracker just so you know there's *some* credit, because it'll be burning *something*, we just don't know how much.

There is never "exercising too much", there is only insufficient fuelling to match it. If you are burning what your goal is, you are fine. If you burn more than your goal - change the goal. You can manually set how many calories you are burning each week, based on how many you've been tracking.

SBABE84 SparkPoints: (485)
Fitness Minutes: (530)
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10/25/12 2:12 P

I am exercising 5 times a week switching between pilates and zumba (each about 40-50 minutes). Now I am not sure how many calories I burn doing each of these. But since I am starting to maintain my weight I am being told by this site that I should burn 560 calories. Am I exercising too much? I just want to balance everything out. The calories this site is giving me is 1560-1940. I know that is a wide range but I am thinking I will have to eat some of my calories that I burn each day right?

I weigh 144lbs and I am 5'7 tall

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