I wear my Fitbit at work and record the number of steps I take in a day, which is synced with my fitness on Spark. I like seeing how many steps I move, and trying to come up with ways to move more while I am working. However, despite the fact that Spark tracks those steps as exercise, I do not count them and try to compensate for them when I eat. As others have said, you adapt to things you do all the time, so your body becomes more efficient. Also, you may feel like you are moving a lot, but if you look at how many steps you are taking, it may be far less than you think. Still, an on-your-feet job does burn more calories than a desk job.
On the other hand, when I was in college, I spent a couple summers working in a warehouse and loading and unloading 40 pound boxes from trucks all day. That sure as heck counted as exercise and I ate like a maniac and lost weight both summers.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
| Pounds lost: 39.0