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i think ive overdone things

Thursday, June 07, 2012

woke up with a very sore back this morning. think i may have been a little eager and have stressed my lower back more than normal. am dropping cardio down to 15 mins for a while and see if things improve

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HAPPYTOBEME79 6/7/2012 6:24AM

    Good call. Sometimes we need to dial it back a bit before we can move a head to meet our goals.


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i little confused/disheartened

Sunday, June 03, 2012

ive been running some reports for the last few days. below is the reports for cal in vs cal out. the numbers just dont seem to add up june 1
june 2
june 3
last 2 days. from what i see half hour a day of cardio isnt enough to be eating the amount of callories eaten

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SMERRIMAN7 6/4/2012 8:03AM

  I saw your blog and I see why you are confused. There are 3 types of calories and you are only considering 2 of them.

BMR is what your body uses to maintain your basic bodily functions. Heat beating, food digesting, maintain your body temp and do. Think of these as coma calories. Even if you were in a coma and totally inactive you would burn calories.

Intentional cardio you understand of course. But you also use calories to move thru your day. If you are fairly inactive assume another 15-20% of your BMR for basic activity daily. I think you didn't count this in. This is why strength does not get assigned calories by Spark. Strength training does not burn a significant # of calories compared to what you burn thru general activity, and Spark already considers general activity.

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FLUFFYWOOL 6/3/2012 8:52PM

    Hmm, the exercise number seems pretty low. How did you track it? What is your given calorie range? Fitness goal?

Don't be disheartened! It looks like maybe you need to tweak your plan a little bit, but it CAN be done and you CAN do it! Drop me a line if you want some help troubleshooting!

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RHEYNKLW 6/3/2012 4:45PM

    What cardio are you doing that burns only between 50 and 80 calories in half an hour? That seems pretty low, even for something like slow walking.

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new ventures

Thursday, May 31, 2012

today 1 june i bought an ab wave to try. can always send it back if it does not work for me. I thought it was worth a shot.
Because if my lower back problems it looked ok for me.. updates to follow