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8/19/13 5:48 P

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2/17/13 9:01 A

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Good Morning, We just got snow but it didn't stick, but it was pretty to watch, we went for a long walk in it.

Whitney I will go back and try again.

Have a great day everyone, going to church.



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2/17/13 2:44 A

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update on weather.... just got home from work.. it snowed a bit up in in tidewater area... but just enough to cover grass everything over by time i got off work... ...

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2/16/13 8:14 P

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When you go to the site you got to the bottom of the list of activities and enter your weight and how long you are going to spend doing the activity. When you click the "calculate" button it fills in the chart with how many calories burned for ALL the activities on the chart if done for that amount of time.

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I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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2/16/13 4:27 P

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PK i am on the coast between outer banks and virginia beach... i just woke up 4:30 pm... its like a freezing rain so i am leaving for work early.. i have to work the 6pm till midnight shift...

betsy
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2/16/13 3:20 P

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Whitney I went to the site and I see the list but how do you get it to tell you the calories burned? I tried clicking on them but it didn't do anything.



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2/16/13 3:13 P

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Hi Betsy, did you get any snow today? I live in Lexington North Carolina, we got flurries but nothing is sticking. We hardly ever get any, I miss my snow I'm from Ohio originally.



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2/15/13 8:31 P

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just woke up to these messages.... yes your friend was correct.... in my area we might have two times we have to shovel snow... so i searched for shoveling snow.. put in my favorites... i have alot of things i don't do all the time but things like that or house cleaning are in my faborites for easy access.. the same with laundry... i don't have a family... so laundry is not a daily thing.. but do the search and see what fits your needs the best.. add to favorites whether you use or do that activity daily... weekly.. or monthly

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2/15/13 5:58 P

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Someone on another team just sent me this link, it's called "Fitness Partner: Activity Calorie Calculator" and they have a LOT of activities listed including yard work. Once you find out how many calories your activity burned you can enter them in your Fitness Tracker under "Enter Your Own Exercise". I just bookmarked it :

http://www.primusweb.com/cgi-bin/fpc/act
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My name is Carolyn
(Whitney is my last name, I'm a retired high school biology teacher = WHITNEYTEACHER)

I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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2/15/13 3:41 P

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They changed it Whitney I hate that because in the summer I cut grass to burn calories, I wish they would bring it back.



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2/15/13 2:55 P

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I guess I either don't know how to use the Fitness Tracker correctly or don't know where to look because when I go to that page I see 4 tabs, Search, Favorites, Groupings, Mileage. I've set Favorites using that tab and I walk a lot so I've used the Mileage tab also. I don't want to set any Groupings so the only tab left is "Search" where you either type in an exercise to look for it or "Enter your own exercise" where you have to tell it what you did and how many calories you burned while doing it. That's where I've been entering my housework. Is there another way to look for exercises or activities that I'm not seeing?

My name is Carolyn
(Whitney is my last name, I'm a retired high school biology teacher = WHITNEYTEACHER)

I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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2/15/13 1:29 P

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I think you could probably use the "deep cleaning" under the fitness calorie counter to track your calories.

I'm here to get healthier just one day at a time!


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2/15/13 1:16 P

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I use the Sparkpeople Exercise Tracker daily to track my fitness. The one thing I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t include any type of housework as an activity. At my age, weight and health problems I feel I definitely am using calories to do such things as mop the floor, vacuum, shampoo the carpet, etc. There are other online sites you can go to that will calculate the calories burned during different housekeeping activities and I’ve been going to one of those, calculating the calories burned and then entering it on my Fitness Tracker manually. However, I have discovered something interesting about this method. I just finished going to several different sites, entering the same activity (vacuuming) for 20 minutes at my current weight and this is what I discovered:

Healthy Weight Forum: (find activity, enter your weight, and hit “add activity”)

http://www.healthyweightforum.org/eng/ca
lorie-calculator.asp

shows vacuuming 20 minutes at my weight = 104 calories

Everyday Health has a lot of what they call “Everyday Activities”:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/food-fitne
ss/exercise-activity/calories-burned-e
veryday-activities

On their site 20 minutes of vacuuming at my weight = 94 calories

On several different sites the same activity showed calories burned = 71

http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/in
teractive/burned.asp#

http://health.walmart.com/tools/calorieb
urn/

http://www.caloriecontrol.org/healthy-we
ight-tool-kit/lighten-up-and-get-moving

On another site that only listed “housework” as an option it showed 20 minutes at my weight = 84 calories. Housework is too vague. There are differences in dusting, scrubbing floors or putting away groceries!

I’ve decided if I want to use this method the best plan probably is to use the calculator from one of the 3 sites that came up with 71 calories. I’m not sure why there are such inconsistencies on the different sites but if I use the lower calculations I at least won’t feel like I’m cheating by bumping up the calories burned. This shouldn’t be so complicated!


My name is Carolyn
(Whitney is my last name, I'm a retired high school biology teacher = WHITNEYTEACHER)

I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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