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        11-06-2012, 10:29 AM
      #41
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by beau159    
    I won't get to work out tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday (danged it!!) as I will be going to my parents to help them sell some calves. But I guess I'll be running after cows, so I guess that's at least something!
    YEAH that's something! Myfitnesspal app on my iphone says that riding a horse at a trot for 20 mins = 112 cals burned, so imagine what running around after some COWS would do!
         
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        11-06-2012, 10:47 AM
      #42
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
    YEAH that's something! Myfitnesspal app on my iphone says that riding a horse at a trot for 20 mins = 112 cals burned, so imagine what running around after some COWS would do!

    Yea, it is always interesting to read stats like that! I have seen the "riding horse" one in fitness apps before.

    I got a heart rate monitor as a Christmas present a few years back and it drives me crazy to work out without it! I love knowing exactly what my heart rate is doing and how many calories I am actually burning (as the fitness machines often exaggerate).

    But of course, we have to consider how many calories you would have burned in 20 minutes just laying on the couch versus 20 minutes trotting in the saddle.

    If I laid on the couch all day long and didn't move, my basal metabolic rate says I would burn around 1,400 calories. Just for my body to function. Hence why there is a rule of thumb that states no female should even eat less than 1,200 calories (unless you are an extreme body builder or something of that nature) because you need at least that much just to live.

    BMR Calculator | Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator | BMR

    Then based on your activity level, you'll have to add calories if you want to maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight, cut 500 calories per day (from your maintenance number) which is 3,500 a week which is equal to 1 pound of fat. Nice, steady, slow, permanent weight loss!
         
        11-06-2012, 11:33 AM
      #43
    Foal
    Well.....yesterday was off to a good start. Took Mya out for sn hour's walk ended up having only a muffin for lunch and having a big plate of salad for dinner.
    Today...I'm taking it easy. It feels like my sore throat is turning into strep throat. My migraine is starting to kick in so...I'll be eating motrin like candy.
    All of you.....keep up the good work....because when there is work there is success.
         
        11-06-2012, 01:24 PM
      #44
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beau159    
    Yea, it is always interesting to read stats like that! I have seen the "riding horse" one in fitness apps before.

    I got a heart rate monitor as a Christmas present a few years back and it drives me crazy to work out without it! I love knowing exactly what my heart rate is doing and how many calories I am actually burning (as the fitness machines often exaggerate).

    But of course, we have to consider how many calories you would have burned in 20 minutes just laying on the couch versus 20 minutes trotting in the saddle.

    If I laid on the couch all day long and didn't move, my basal metabolic rate says I would burn around 1,400 calories. Just for my body to function. Hence why there is a rule of thumb that states no female should even eat less than 1,200 calories (unless you are an extreme body builder or something of that nature) because you need at least that much just to live.

    BMR Calculator | Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator | BMR

    Then based on your activity level, you'll have to add calories if you want to maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight, cut 500 calories per day (from your maintenance number) which is 3,500 a week which is equal to 1 pound of fat. Nice, steady, slow, permanent weight loss!
    Yep that's why my goal is 1,500 net calories per day...because to maintain my current weight I would need 1,700. That cut of 200 should equal 1/2 lb a week in weight loss and so far that's been working for me!
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        11-06-2012, 01:27 PM
      #45
    Green Broke
    Strawberry sorry you're not feeling well :( I had the crud the last couple weeks, mine started as a sore throat but then went up into my head...turns out it was an upper resp infection blech!

    Nice job on your food intake and fitness though yay for you!
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        11-06-2012, 02:44 PM
      #46
    Trained
    LOTS of good advice on this thread. Since we've had some sniffles, I thought I'd add a piece to it. Hand wash some dishes EVERY DAY. I can't remember the last cold that I had and it's been years since the last flu, shot or no shot. I wash dishes every day, and I attribute my health to clean hands.
         
        11-06-2012, 11:40 PM
      #47
    Foal
    Oh I want to join in!

    My "start" stats:
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 144 lbs
    Goal Weight: 125-130 lbs, a toned core and improved cardio.

    I cannot afford a gym membership so I am doing this all at home. I'm going through this thread and finding some good advice. I'm starting off with an ipod app called "cough to 5k" to get me going as well as basic exercises at home (I have some exercise workout thing for the wii too - that makes you use muscles you forgot you had!). I have support from an amazing good friend who lives with a bunch of track stars.

    I live with individuals who do not prepare or eat very healthly meals, does anyone else have this problem? What's your motivation to say 'no' to the unhealthy choices when everyone else around you eats them all the time? I am faced with this problem right now. It's so difficult.
         
        11-07-2012, 09:20 AM
      #48
    Green Broke
    Welcome Quarter! And you know what helps me? First of all, you cannot ALWAYS eat healthy, if you NEVER allow yourself to "cheat" your diet WILL fail! Have a "cheat" day where you're allowed to go a few hundred cals over your goal (mine are usually on the weekends ha!) And on your non-cheat days, just calculate how long you'd have to work out to make up for eating that yummy cookie and decide whether it's worth it to you. For example, my downfall is bagels...I loves me some carbs! But 1 Thomas' blueberry bagel (my fave!) is 270 calories...I would have to run 3 miles just to burn it off, which means I normally pass on it unless I want to go running for half an hour just to break even on it.

    Speaking of goals, last night I went 184 cals over mine *sigh* Well, it's not horrible, and darnit it was eating in front of the TV again, I really need to break that terrible habit!!!!
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        11-07-2012, 09:38 AM
      #49
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by QuarterHorseLuv    
    Oh I want to join in!

    My "start" stats:
    Age: 22
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 144 lbs
    Goal Weight: 125-130 lbs, a toned core and improved cardio.

    I cannot afford a gym membership so I am doing this all at home. I'm going through this thread and finding some good advice. I'm starting off with an ipod app called "cough to 5k" to get me going as well as basic exercises at home (I have some exercise workout thing for the wii too - that makes you use muscles you forgot you had!). I have support from an amazing good friend who lives with a bunch of track stars.

    I live with individuals who do not prepare or eat very healthly meals, does anyone else have this problem? What's your motivation to say 'no' to the unhealthy choices when everyone else around you eats them all the time? I am faced with this problem right now. It's so difficult.
    Welcome!!!

    The P90X program is a great, great at-home program. It's a bit expensive to purchase, but it could be something you can save up for, and buy a used one on Ebay or Amazon. It is a tough kick-your-butt program. Situps, push-ups, chin-ups, kickboxing (punching and kicking and jumping), squats, lunges, etc. The Wii is great too, but it isn't a hard enough workout for myself.

    There are also tons of free fitness videos on Youtube that you can follow at home. I always did that for ab workouts because that is one workout I have a hard time making myself do. But if I follow a 10 minute video, its easy!

    I agree with Hoofprints. If you don't give yourself a little treat once in a while, you will set yourself up for failure a binge. Where I work, a few ladies always bring goodies to work. And I grabbed one yesterday. Couldn't help myself! Yummy monster bars, with chocolate and M&Ms. But I was proud of myself for eating just one. (and I got an hour of cardio in at the gym last night) I always try to get myself to think about how many calories are in that tasty treat, and how much cardio I'd need to do to make up for it. Think about a huge piece of dessert that's 500 calories, or more. You'd need to do cardio for an hour to get rid of those 500 calories. Not to mention that sugar is horrible to injest when you are trying to lose weight.

    Just do the best that you can in saying NO and realize that it is okay to "cheat" on a small piece every now and then. Set it up as a goal! If you are good all week and stay on track all week, tell youself that you will get to have a yummy snack at the end of the week if you stay on track.
         
        11-07-2012, 09:41 AM
      #50
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
    Speaking of goals, last night I went 184 cals over mine *sigh* Well, it's not horrible, and darnit it was eating in front of the TV again, I really need to break that terrible habit!!!!
    Dang. It's okay. I cheated on a dessert bar that one of my employees brought yesterday (so yummy!).

    I am a horrible muncher in front of the TV too. So I always make sure I have baby carrots in the fridge. Then I can "satisfy" the urge to mindlessly eat in front of the TV, without eating anything bad! Or celery. Or snow pea pods. Or grapes (although gotta watch the natural sugar on fruit).
         

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