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ITOCCURREDTOME's Photo ITOCCURREDTOME Posts: 15
2/1/10 1:03 P

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Awesome tips, pindoc! Thank you very much! I will certainly use this as a guide for myself!

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1/31/10 3:55 P

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Yes, count those fitness minutes!

Last summer I did a warehouse temp job. I certainly didn't get paid much, but I figured I was getting paid to work out. I was conservative about how much time was continuous activity. Here's how I tracked some of my activities:

1. Sweeping the floor of the whole warehouse with the wide broom, I counted as raking leaves.

2. Putting together pieces of metal and plywood and mdf sheets, some heavier than others, I counted as stagehand time or moving boxes, depending on what I was picking up and carrying.

3. Cleaning display shelf after shelf after shelf that had been pulled out of the store, to be re-used or refurbished, I tracked as heavy cleaning.

Now, it's important to change your calorie range so that you're eating enough for your activity level. Not eating enough is the quickest way to slow weight loss way down or stop it. Adjust your calorie range from the Fitness Tracker, not the Nutrition Tracker.

A. When you've tracked all this for last week, note the calories burned for the week at the bottom of the page then click on Change Fitness Goals at the top of your fitness tracking page.

B. Put that week's calorie figure in at the bottom of the Change Fitness Goals page.

c. Then voila, your Nutrition Tracker's calorie range will automatically reset according to the calories burned which you just entered.

Hope that helps!
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ITOCCURREDTOME's Photo ITOCCURREDTOME Posts: 15
1/31/10 3:09 P

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Thanks to both of you for replies! Yeah, there are points in the day where I actually start sweating; & I'm always completely worn out when I'm done with a shift, in a far different way than when I'm done with school for the day. I think I'll count at least little bit of it.

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1/31/10 11:32 A

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I would agree, you could count it but since it's part of your average day, I would try above that.

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1/31/10 11:03 A

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I'd say it depends on how you feel. Do you feel like you're getting a workout? Huffing and puffing? Is your heart rate humming along? Then yeah, I'd definitely count it as cardio!

Although, if you feel like its just your typical weekend, some work but not much... I'd count it as getting in some "extra" activity and try to meet your calories burned goal elsewhere.

~Amber~

MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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ITOCCURREDTOME's Photo ITOCCURREDTOME Posts: 15
1/31/10 4:49 A

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Maybe this is information that's just slipping my mind, but I work on weekends at a job that is pretty physical (lifting heavy boxes, stocking, speedy walking, etc); should I be including these hours in the fitness area? Or is it already accounted for with the way my numbers are set up? Thanks in advance!

Edited by: ITOCCURREDTOME at: 1/31/2010 (04:57)
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