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Working off 5,000 Calories per Day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Do you have a physically demanding job? Do you count those Calories in your fitness tracker? I do both! My work, right now, is like doing a 20 minute workout for about 8 hours. I typically don't take breaks and the end result is approximately a 5,686 Calorie burn per work day! I have finally started taking foods that keep me satisfied - a packet of oatmeal is great for fixing a sweet tooth or need for dessert! :D I take a mixture of lemonade and brewed tea (black or herbal) and don't need any pop! I'm down a few more pounds, too! :D

My tip, try to find an activity that is the same or close to the same as what you do at work. If you do some walking, carrying loads, stair climbing, etc, be sure to add all of that up - even into a daily average. I count my work as "general farm work" as that's the closest I've found so far. Not only does it look (and feel) good to see it on your fitness tracker, but it also helps to remind you to make sure that you're getting enough Calories in a day! If you're not happy with how few Calories that you burn in a day, it will help to motivate you to try to find ways to increase your fitness, if on your breaks or whenever possible. (How long does it take you to walk to the washroom or your car?) Add it up! Your body will! :D
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    LOL, no, eating chocolate bars helps balance the Caloric deficit - which is why I mentioned that I've found better things to eat to compensate! Just about any fast-paced, physically demanding job would do this - I've done a few!
    1645 days ago
    Wow, that creates quite a calorie deficit. I'm not sure what your job is, but doing the math you must be losing several pounds per week.

    Hang in there!
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    1646 days ago
    There are several farm things that I use, a muck stalls and bed for shoveling out the cows or the sheep pens, feeding animals, for night and morning chores, and tractor work for plowing, haying moving big bales of hay are the three I use the most. Ironically SP and many sites don't think farm work is exercise, but I bet I get more exercise then most people on the farm!
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