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The New Math ... new sights

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My heart rate monitor just informed me that where the LifeFitness Machine said One Hour of Elliptical burned 600 calories.... the PULSAR monitor says that 1 hour of elliptical plus 15 minutes of Run/Walk (c25k wk one style on Treadmill today) added up to ONLY 400 CALORIES!

Well well well.... The MATH of that difference explains no scale movement.

There are Many Many positives to my lifestyle behaviors of recent weeks and, really, the whole month end Jan to mid Feb. But no perk of downward numbers on the scale. I've been targeting 1600 calories IN a day. Maybe that has to go down?

*My BMR is still calculating at 1877-1900 ------------------------------------------
IF calories in is between 1450-1700 ... that sets up deficit range of 177-400 /day ... or avg of approx 300*. If I keep eating 1600/day, then deficit of IN has been and will still be 277-300.

*If 300, then x7 = 2100

NOW THE BURN -- This is where i can really STEP IT UP .... I guess I'm ready
(When you leap the road will appear... right!)

IF calorieburn is 400 (75min) THEN weekly range 3-5 days wk is deficit of 1200-2000
3 days a week of 400 calorie burn = calorie deficit of 1200wk
4 days a week of 400 calorie burn is minus 1600/wk
5 days a week of 400 calorie burn is minus 2000/wk

1200 burn means need of 2300 calorie-in deficit (BMR -320 day)
1600 burn means need of 1900 calorie-in deficit (BMR -272 day) *** THE WINNER IS *****
2000 burn means need of 1500 calorie-in deficit (BMR - 214 day)

Looks like NO LESS THAN FOUR DAYS A WEEK (counting calorie burn with the PULSAR and not the gym equipment) is what I need to get the 3500 deficit needed for one pound a week weight loss.

And so it is.

New target. New goal.

I'm stronger, for sure. And, yes, I'm willing.
(Did she say that, really? -- Yes, she sure did).

I'll let you know how it goes.

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GOGOMAMA 2/17/2011 1:28PM

    Great job doing the math!!! I also like your determination and drive to step it up!!! You go girl!! emoticon

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MORRIS1989 2/16/2011 7:43PM

    Let me know how it goes, I need to buy me a HRM too. I always though the numbers were correct.

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SHIPESTA 2/16/2011 3:43PM

    do let me know how it goes - I think I need to get me one of those HRM or a body bugg...I'm tired of being confused on what I actually burn at the gym.

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From: "Let's Take the Long Way Home"

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just started reading this book by gail caldwell (pulitzer prize winner). Had to put down the new Michael Cunningham novel "By Nightfall". This morning reading by dawn's early light there were two passages that spoke to me -- so much I bent the pages. Gotta bend them back, so I figured I'd copy them here (to find again, and to share):

[page 24]
"....This transition, as well as the recent shifts in technology, allowed me to work from home and hang around with the dog, who quickly learned that reading was my equivalent of chewing on a bone. I had long thought that the gods had handed me work tailor-made for my idiosyncracies: I was too opinionated to be a straight news reporter, too gadabout to be an academic. I was dreamy, stubborn, and selectively fanatical; my idea of a productive day, as both a child and an adult, was reading for hours and staring out the window. It was my good fortune that I had found an occupation requiring just these talents; now, with Clementine, I could spend whole days in near silence, reading or writing or speaking in the simpler heart-sure vernacular of human-to-dog."

[page 28]
"We found out that day, fairly quickly, how great and complex our fondness was for each other; I also had my first sense of something central about Caroline that would become a pillar of our friendship.. When she was confronted with any emotional difficulty, however slight or major, her response was to approach rather than to flee. There she would stay until the matter was resolved, and the emotional aftermath was free of any hangover or recrimination. My instincts toward resolution were similar: I knew that silence and distance were far more pernicious than head-on engagement. This compatibility helped ensure that there was no unclaimed baggage between us in the years to come".

Loved this.
Here's to no unclaimed baggage.
And to friendship.

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/2/2011 10:41AM


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RIGBY31 1/29/2011 2:43PM

    Page 24: just the sweetest thing.
Page 28: wow, powerful stuff. What a courageous approach to life. well said.

Thanks for sharing.

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3 things about -- a round

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Three things about me:
(It is fun to learn different things about our friends!! - Gogomama sent this to me and I enjoyed hers so much I've decided to pass it on)

The names I go by:
* PJH2028 ~ here on SP
* Paula
* Paula Jean - my dad called me that sometimes, and when I wrote I always used both
* PJH various offices loved monograms and I adopted it
* P

Three places I've lived in the past:
* New York City - the 80's, after college
* Upstate New York - college years and summers
* Durham, NC - between HS and College (Duke Programs)

Three sports I have played: (Hmmm. I'm not very group sporty)
* I tried tennis a few times but didn't get far, would like to try again
* snow ski'd as a child
* childhood summer camp stuff -- swimming, canoeing, sailing, archery, but arts&crafts was my strongsuit ;-)

Three things I love to watch:
* Sun rises and sunsets
* Movies/Films (the good ones)
* the play of light and shadows, like still life studies in daily life

Three places I have visited:
* Italy - I want to go back
* Paris - too short and wrong season
* Brief stay in Salzburg/Vienna Austria for work
( I like the idea of travel but don't seem to have the true passion or inclination for So many Other Destinations which beckon)

Three people that I love:
* My partner, Joe
* My sister, Laura and her daughter Bianca (2 in 1?)
* My mom

Three things I love to eat:
* Soups
* Salads
* Fresh grilled proteins (fish, chicken, steak)

Three things I am looking forward to:
* Bianca's growing up years, sharing them as much as possible
* Discovering my body in movement and play
* Moving to a warmer climate and new housekeeping in the next couple of years! :)

Now highlight this then cut and paste and put in your own answers!

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GOGOMAMA 2/9/2011 10:39AM

    I missed this blog...so glad I caught it now!!! I love your 3 things list! It does open up a whole new light to who you are and I can appreciate the different parts of you that I didn't know about!! We have some things in common and I love your creativity! Thanks for doing this!!! emoticon emoticon

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MAIA2011 1/29/2011 10:45AM

    I love these blogs chiefly because it is fun for me to think, me too, me too, me too. (The width and breadth of my self-obsession has to be universally apparent by now.)

You are a sparkling writer. I am in love with your brain. That is exactly how I travel, too. Too short and wrong season is a perfect koan for life. Exquisite.


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thoughts for a friend

Sunday, January 16, 2011

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emoticon drink water
emoticon get in some veggies
move a little emoticon emoticon emoticon or a little more

It doesn't matter how fast you're traveling
Travel with good friends.... in the right direction.

And... My adopted credo: "Onward and Downward"
Know that you are loved

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GOGOMAMA 1/28/2011 10:56PM

    I love this! Especially the part about travelling with friends!! I'm so glad I'm on this journey with you! emoticon emoticon

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BTINTERNET 1/18/2011 12:00PM

    Great post! :-)

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BIGMAMAT 1/17/2011 7:12PM

    Love it!!! Much needed positive message tonight honey!!! Thank you!! emoticon

Onward and downward!!!!! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 1/16/2011 7:23PM

    I simply love your thoughts for us today! God bless & downward we go . . .Dee emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAIA2011 1/16/2011 11:18AM


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New Motivation Collage Boards (sunday 1/9/11)

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I like them.

...not more than the first ones, but as much or differently ;0

what's the message there? well, the photo+language collaboration says more than the individual text lines, but they're good just the same:

*This month's goal: PACE YOURSELF
*The Secret to Smarter Decisions
*Check Your Balance
*Go with the Flow
*Give your Hunger A Time Out
*An AMAZING workout You Can Do ANYWHERE
*Eat this not that
*Find Your Center
*Push past the plateau
*Shift Your Attention

(This is my) ACTION PLAN

More Tea
Shake up the workout plans with new moves
And keep up the connections

SPARK'n On !

(Side Note: I'm afraid to get on the scale since New Years. But FEAR is a bad companion. So, this Wednesday, my weigh day, I'll get on and it will be what it will be.)

The GOAL emoticonis further and more and better than any number, that begins with a 1 or a 2. And... thanks to some of my good friends here on spark I'm reminded that there is some nutrition science to be had as well. May try that "cinch" stuff that mamaT found... We'll see.

I am SO GRATEFUL for the SPARK Community.

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GOGOMAMA 1/13/2011 2:31PM

    I love, love, love, your motivation collage boards!!! Nice work! They say alot about your dreams, your goals, and your drive!!! WTG! Congrats on the weight loss too!!! You are well into Onederland!!! Save a place for me, cause I'm on my way!! :)

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MAIA2011 1/9/2011 6:17PM

    Get on the scale, lady! You can do it!

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LEAG0628 1/9/2011 6:02PM

    Sounds like you have a solid plan in place. I have yet to do a collage. I need to find time!! I love yours - it's great.

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JENKEN1998 1/9/2011 5:16PM

    I haven't worked on my motivational journal in...........well forever! Thanks for the push! I have a pile of magazines sitting in my office. I think I will work on that tonight! I also like your blog background .......very pretty.

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