Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I'm a little peeved and need to vent. I went to a weight loss coach today because the consultation comes free with my gym membership. I told her that I had been tracking my food intake and fitness on spark people, and said that the site suggested a daily calorie intake for me of between 1800 and 2100. This is because I do a lot of activity. I exercise for at least an hour (and often 2.5 or 3) 6 days a week.
When I told the coach this, she said, "You're really eating too many calories. You should probably be eating 1300-1400." I knit my brow and said, "I thought that would be my recommendation if I were sedentary." She looked at the list of activities I gave her, and said, "Well, you are kind of sedentary; this really isn't all that much." WHAT??!!
Zumba 2-3 x week
Yoga 2 x week
Martial Arts 1-3 x week
Walk 5-10 miles/week (3 of which are typically hiking hills)
Bellydancing 2-3 x week
If that's sedentary, then what was I before, when I was couch surfing!?!?!