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5/28/14 7:13 P

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emoticon emoticon I'm glad you joined the team!! emoticon

~~ Ronda~~

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Buddha

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KAYOTIC's Photo KAYOTIC Posts: 15,445
5/21/14 9:43 P

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If you are tracking your calories in and out, then I would start with tracking that hiking as walking. If you find you are losing more quickly than you should based on your calorie deficit, then try switching to hiking and see if that matches the burn more closely. Those numbers are really just "guesstimates" anyway, so I think going with the lower burn is likely more accurate. I really depends on your speed and heart rate (are you in an "aerobic" heart rate zone, or hiking/walking at a leisurely pace?) This all effects your burn. Just look at it as an experiment, and see which one seems more accurate over time.

What really counts is the movement and being consistent with it over time!

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5/21/14 8:56 P

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I, too, don't know quite what to log sometimes. Most important, though, is that I move it! MOVE IT OR LOSE IT! I lost a lot over this winter! I have a lot to move!

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ONEDERLAND199 Posts: 213
5/20/14 10:44 P

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I feel the same way as far as hiking versus walking..the reason I ask though was because I've just been unsure what exactly to log my morning 'workouts' as here on the Spark People Fitness log as there is a HUGE difference between walking and hiking when it comes to 'calories burned'
I've checked other resources via the internet and it's the same thing.

For example..
Based on my weight: 261lbs
'walking' @ 3mph for 60 mins is 411 calories burned.
If I log it as "Hiking, cross country" for 60 mins it is a whopping 796 calories burned..

I've been playing it 'safe' and logging my hikes as 'walking' based on the time it takes me to complete my walks and how far I go.

I would much rather assume that I'm burning the lesser of the two..does that make sense?

In all honestly, it really doesn't matter much to ME but for those folk who may be watching their calories, both those going in and out, very closely, I have to wonder if there is indeed a specific definition between the two..

Thank you again for the welcome :)




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5/20/14 9:21 P

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Welcome to the team! You do live in a remove area, and I agree with Linda, it sounds like what you describe is hiking. I define the difference as the terrain. On paved roads or walks, I would call walking, on dirt, I'd call it hiking. But that's just me....not sure if there is a formal definition.

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5/19/14 8:25 P

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A difference between walking and hiking? This is something I have to consider. I've lost strength and stamina this year - I'm a burned-out caregiver and am not hiking and exercising like I did before. Back to walking, it seems.

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5/19/14 10:00 A

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Humor definitely helps me too!!

Linda

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ONEDERLAND199 Posts: 213
5/19/14 12:37 A

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It's very nice to meet you and thank you for such a warm welcome.

I'm a bit of a goofball, lol, as you may be able to tell from some of my blog entries but I found out the hard way, life is too short and too precious to be too damned serious. Humor is what gets me through the day...
My goal is to get to One~derland..and I fully intend to get there with a lot of walking, hiking and a lot of laughing. :P

Edited by: ONEDERLAND199 at: 5/19/2014 (00:40)



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5/18/14 11:41 P

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Of course it's okay to join the team! Sounds like where you are walking is definitely hiking! I have trouble sometimes determining between walking and hiking too although I've been doing both for years. Where does the line officially draw?? Up until last Halloween, I was walking/hiking at least 3 to 5 miles per day. Because I worked full time and also had my 2 grown daughters and their kids living with me, and because I often had to make sure the little kids were getting ready for school, I walked about 5 in the morning too, unless it was really really cold. I lived in a rural town in southern New Mexico, although not as rural as yours ha ha. You are really rural! But I know some people who do like to live that far from town. I had a yellow lab named Abigail who was 11 years old but I often didn't take her anymore. SHe loved it but would come home exhausted and sleep for 18 or 20 hours anymore because her health was bad. I'm 59 now. Then on Halloween I went for my usual walk, came home, took the grandkids to school, went home and started to have some breakfast when I had a stroke with a brain bleed. I remember the paramedics (this got my daughters' moving when I had the stroke) but after they got there I don't remember anything else until a few days later waking up in Phoenix in a hospital. Apparently I had been transported there from my rural area with a vent and tubes and not sure if Id live. Anyway, it's now almost 7 months, 5 weeks of it in 3 different hospitals in 3 different states, and then a rehab that was 5 days a week for 3 hours a day near my son's home in TX until the insurance ran out of therapy money. I have still have some problems with balance, my right hand shaking a lot, and a little with speak. But I can drive the last couple of months finally and I hike almost every day or go for long walks in Texas. Right now I'm in southern California, on a vacation at a friends house, but will have to head back home to now Texas and getting my own apartment. It's in the metroplex now of Dallas/Fort Worth area, but there are tons of big parks,, lakes, at least a couple of nature perserves, etc that I get to.. One nature preserve really has more of the mountainous area I'm used to. Lots of areas are flat but so much green. So I'm making do, finding different places, and finding my way. Like you I won't let the physical problems stop me. You have strokes and MS and I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, and a stroke. But we're doing what we find helps us physically. I find it also helps me so much mentally as well. I hope you find that peace to. Of course we both have to be safe, and it sounds like you intend to and I know I do and use reasonable precautions. Anyway, I'm so glad you've joined us and that despite what makes some people just give up you are going to keep working on yourself as much as possible. Me too. Here's to hiking!

Linda

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5/18/14 10:04 P

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Hi everyone emoticon

I'm just getting started in my journey to One~derland. I'm married, going on 25 years now, and have two boys. (18 & 22)
I'm one of just a handful of people that call the 'Mojave National Preserve' my home, year round. We are right smack in the middle of the boonies, 100 miles from any major city..in any direction...with the closest gas station/convenience store being 40 miles away.
We have many 'visitors' coming through the preserve and it's funny to see their reaction when they find that there are actually people that LIVE out here.

These last few years I've had some serious health problems (Strokes & MS) and well...it was just time to stop feeling sorry for myself and finally make the decision to get up off the couch.
I started walking/hiking on April 21st, and 'officially' started my weight loss journey on April 26th.

Honestly, my furthest 'walk' at any one time has been 5K so far..I walk 5K on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, and shoot for 1 1/2 - 2 miles on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
since starting I've walked a total of 46.66 miles / 75.09km

I'm slowly just working my way up..slowly but surely.

I bring my doggie with me..Harley. He is a 2 year old yellow Labrador.

I'm not sure where the line is drawn between walking and hiking. I walk out here in the desert boonies, following 'washes'..the terrain is a combination of rocky, gravel, very soft sand, up and downs..
We have a 'paved' road leading in and out of the preserve..but I don't like walking on it..it's ...well, boring, lol

We have no cell phone reception out here, BUT..thanks to modern technology, I've been tracking my miles/distance, average speed, etc.. using GPS and the FREE Map My Walk android app. I have found it to be extremely accurate. When I get home from my walks I can sync it to my MMW online account and get a detail analysis of my walk including elevation etc along with a satellite image of my entire walk/hike.

It has been an awesome thrill so far, and one that I look forward to waking up each morning to do..
Desert 'heat' and MS doesn't mix too well, so I've been leaving the house right around 5am every morning..right before the sun comes up. Our temps out in these parts are generally 110-115 during Summer...

I hope it is okay to join the team...




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