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Winter Moisture Wicking Clothes

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Here in the Northern part of America it has been very cold, usually in the teens. During the fall I fell in love with running, not the best time to fall in love with the sport. I wish I had more time before snow fell to be able to run my heart out outdoors. Unfortunately the snow did come and that meant going back indoors for another 6-8 months due to the cold, wet weather outdoors. Much to my surprise I was introduced to the wonderful world of moisture wicking clothes that have been created for the winter months. I have not yet tried out the clothes in the snowy weather while running but I have tried to go outdoors for some sledding and was deeply surprised and thrilled. Not only was I warm the entire time, I was sweating! The sweat was absorbed into the clothes and so I did not have the problem of getting too cold after sweating. The ones I have are truly amazing! There are many kinds but I have a Nike Top and Bottom made for exercise. I highly recommend trying some out = I'm sure all of the name brands are pretty much the same so your results will most likely be about the same as the Nike ones I have. Amazing! If the wind slows down just a little and there is no more ice I will try outdoors this week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUGIRL06 1/12/2010 6:58PM

    I have a ski trip coming up and I'm already planning which work out clothes I will be bringing for under my coat! Can't wait! Its amazing what they can do with fabric now!

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EVERYDAYITRY 1/12/2010 4:18PM

    Isn't it amazing what a difference the right shirt can make? The wicking also makes a huge difference when it's humid out too.

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AEFILK 1/12/2010 3:32PM

    Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check them out! Let me know how it works. I live in Michigan, so I definitely could use the warmth!

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BMR Confusion Away

Monday, January 11, 2010

So many things to learn - thankfully the wonderful internet is available. Thank all of those whom answered my questions. I have done the calculations and have around 1100 calories a day to eat - but I think I'm going to just work off more and keep with the sports associations suggestion of staying above 1200 so that I can keep with my nutritional needs without taking chemical based substitutes. Wow! I thought when younger that my only problem with being short was finding pants that were short enough - who would know that my body required less calories than what is at the "healthy" range. haha Strange how that works. 100 calorie different isn't that bad I guess, it could be worse.

Today my goal is to get up and return once again to the gym. House guest this week but hopefully that won't hinder too much of my plans. Hope everyone has a good week!


BMR- so confused...

Friday, January 08, 2010

Thanks Sugirl06!!! You have saved me from weight gain so many times! emoticon

My previous post if you are reading them asked about calorie intake. I have been worried that I was taking in to many calories however I did not want to go overboard with reducing my calories per day. So I learned about BMR calculations through Sugirl06! Once before I did this calculation however I thought I was taller (maybe just wishful thinking) and I over estimated. Then, when I went to find the site again, couldn't find anything dealing with how many calories to have as an intake.

My confusion: According to the "American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men". When I did my calculations though I found that I should be getting 1156 calories per day. Hmm... If humans are not supposed to drop before 1200 and then my calculations are below 1200, what does this mean? Am I not human? hehe Strange. Maybe this calculation doesn't work for short people? Or am I not normal since I'm under 5'? Anyone have any suggestions for shorter people? I just want to make sure that with all this work that I am doing it correctly. emoticon

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/8/2010 1:08PM

    Being 5'1" myself, I often run into this...and while Manda097 did a great job explaining the details, the quick answer is - yep - you're short.

Under 1200 calories per day limits your ability to get all the nutrients you need, so it is recommended you never drop below that. Mostly it means that as a shorter person you can't cut calories as far for your deficity. You have to either get more exercise to burn more or live with slower weight loss due to a smaller deficit.

Good luck to ya!

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SUGIRL06 1/8/2010 11:50AM

    Yes! Just what Amanda said!!!! I got the same number approximately. FYI, if you want, I can email you a spreadsheet that does all the calculations for you already. Just message me your email address and I will send it to you!

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FAITHMABE 1/8/2010 9:58AM

    I need this question answered too! Please let me know if someone responds.

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Calories Per Day

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sorry I haven't been really on here much this last week - I've been fighting a cold that Santa brought me along with my presents. Love the presents but could do without the cold...

Anyways, I've been thinking - does anyone know the calculation to figure out how many calories a person needs in one day? I know that the government states around 2000 for woman and 2500 for men but what about on a diet plan? I have heard that 1200 is the lowest a person should go without doing physical damage to the body. Since I have a hard time losing weight, and the fact that I'm only 4'11" tall, just wondering if I'm getting too many calories for my smaller body frame. Just thinking and I couldn't find anything on S.P. about it.

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SUGIRL06 1/7/2010 8:43PM

    Its called your BMR. You can use this website:

Then for a sedentary lifestyle, multiply your BMR by 1.2. That is how much you burn if you sat on your butt all day! Now, add how much you burned at the gym that day. And subtract how many calories you ate. You want that final number to fall between 500 and 1000 because 1 pound is 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound per week, you want to burn 500 extra per day, and 1000 for 2 pounds. Anyway, this might have been way more information than you wanted but this is the way I keep track. I don't pay attention to SP's ranges most of the time. I go by how much I'm burning vs how much I'm taking in since how much I burned changes every week! Good luck!

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Current Status 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Today I seem on a roll with getting everything done that I wanted to get done on SP! Here are my stats for the beginning of 2010.

Weight: 136.5
Upper Arm: 11 inches
Upper Leg: 21 inches
Stomach: 30 inches (I'm retaining water I think today)

*At least 30 mins running on treadmill
*1200 Calorie intake
*20 minutes yoga

Goals are set - here we go!

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MA2DAPPLES 1/7/2010 11:26AM

    Great job!

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3CATSLEP 1/6/2010 2:24PM

    Good job!!!!! emoticon

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