Thursday, October 17, 2013
As I wrote yesterday, about 3 weeks ago I synched my nutrition and fitness tracker so that my exercise affects my calorie range on a daily basis. After I did that, I found the tracker was giving me too many calories. So I went back in and changed from "light active" to "sedentary" for my activity level (from Start, click on Account Preferences, and in the first screen choose "activity level"). Even though I stand and play a lot with my grandkids and do a lot of housework each day, the tracker was just giving me too many calories. I felt pretty certain I would gain on the level given, because I know I maintain around 130 pounds pretty well at the 1500-1800 calorie range when I am averaging 350 calories burned (during workout) per day.
Also, the tracker gives too many calories for working out on the elliptical trainer which I did yesterday for 45 minutes. Really it needs to be like running and walking where there are many intensity levels available. I use elliptical as an easy workout between runs, so I'm getting about 140 - 160 steps per minute and usually use no incline nor resistance. So I may start manually adding that activity instead of relying on the standard SP number now that it impacts my calorie range.
Weight stabilization: I weighed 126.8 this morning, which is fine by me as long as I have a 125.2 weigh in to balance out my average at or around 126.0.