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Maintaining on 1400 calories.....

ginalove1960ginalove1960 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
I lost 51 pounds with MyFitnessPal and now I am succeeding on very steady maintenance. I eat back my exercise calories and I do alternating days of yoga, or light calisthenics (for 30 - 60 min.), or treadmill (for 15 min.) I also practice piano (for 30-60 min.) each day, and that does burn calories. (About 170 calories and hour).
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  • ginalove1960ginalove1960 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    I usually only play piano for one half hour a day, and that only amounts to 85 calories. But often I'm amazed at how that 85 calorie burn comes in handy.
  • GamlielaGamliela Posts: 2,381Member Member Posts: 2,381Member Member
    I play accordion, calories burned and weight lift at the same time!
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 10,946Member Member Posts: 10,946Member Member
    Playing piano burns cals...who knew :smiley:
    edited February 2016
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    I love it that you're a musician and playing every every day.
  • BurnWithBarn2015BurnWithBarn2015 Posts: 1,026Member Member Posts: 1,026Member Member
    We ( hubby and i ) dont log our singing. I do tent to dance when i sing so i get some steps back for it hehehe ;)

    But his drumming i calculate ( i do his logging) for sure. He is more hungry after some hours of ( very energetic) drumming.

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  • simlovgin960831simlovgin960831 Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    Playing drums burns calories too.
  • rdrettig1rdrettig1 Posts: 65Member Member Posts: 65Member Member
    I'm going to have to have my husband wear the heart monitor next time he plays his drums, he leaves behind a sweat puddle so I'm sure it is a good burn!
  • Sued0nimSued0nim Posts: 17,504Member Member Posts: 17,504Member Member
    I lost 51 pounds with MyFitnessPal and now I am succeeding on very steady maintenance. I eat back my exercise calories and I do alternating days of yoga, or light calisthenics (for 30 - 60 min.), or treadmill (for 15 min.) I also practice piano (for 30-60 min.) each day, and that does burn calories. (About 170 calories and hour).

    ummm.... nope - that's about the burn you'd get from a 60 minute yoga class -
  • Sued0nimSued0nim Posts: 17,504Member Member Posts: 17,504Member Member
    rdrettig1 wrote: »
    I'm going to have to have my husband wear the heart monitor next time he plays his drums, he leaves behind a sweat puddle so I'm sure it is a good burn!

    also nope - an HRM is not giving a calorie burn for drum playing - LOLs
  • jeepinshawnjeepinshawn Posts: 642Member Member Posts: 642Member Member
    rabbitjb wrote: »
    rdrettig1 wrote: »
    I'm going to have to have my husband wear the heart monitor next time he plays his drums, he leaves behind a sweat puddle so I'm sure it is a good burn!

    also nope - an HRM is not giving a calorie burn for drum playing - LOLs
    if he is sweating a lot his heart rate is up. An hrm would pick that up.
  • Sued0nimSued0nim Posts: 17,504Member Member Posts: 17,504Member Member
    rabbitjb wrote: »
    rdrettig1 wrote: »
    I'm going to have to have my husband wear the heart monitor next time he plays his drums, he leaves behind a sweat puddle so I'm sure it is a good burn!

    also nope - an HRM is not giving a calorie burn for drum playing - LOLs
    if he is sweating a lot his heart rate is up. An hrm would pick that up.

    yes an HRM is designed to pick up raised heart rate

    but the formula that underpins heart rate to calorie conversion on HRMs is only relevant to steady-state cardio it is based on lab conditions mapping VO2 uptake to HR under steady-state cardio (and I believe from 40% to lactate threshold)

    drumming is not steady state cardio - it is interval training if anything - an hrm does not provide a calorie burn for interval training - within any reliable estimation anyway .. it does spew out a number but I wouldn't be eating it
  • BurnWithBarn2015BurnWithBarn2015 Posts: 1,026Member Member Posts: 1,026Member Member
    rabbitjb wrote: »
    rabbitjb wrote: »
    rdrettig1 wrote: »
    I'm going to have to have my husband wear the heart monitor next time he plays his drums, he leaves behind a sweat puddle so I'm sure it is a good burn!

    also nope - an HRM is not giving a calorie burn for drum playing - LOLs
    if he is sweating a lot his heart rate is up. An hrm would pick that up.

    yes an HRM is designed to pick up raised heart rate

    but the formula that underpins heart rate to calorie conversion on HRMs is only relevant to steady-state cardio it is based on lab conditions mapping VO2 uptake to HR under steady-state cardio (and I believe from 40% to lactate threshold)

    drumming is not steady state cardio - it is interval training if anything - an hrm does not provide a calorie burn for interval training - within any reliable estimation anyway .. it does spew out a number but I wouldn't be eating it

    This for sure

    When hubby goes for some hours of straight drumming i just feed him a bit more lol

    Not hundreds. But for sure when he practice weeks in a row he loses weight pretty fast. ( While he doesn't or didn't have to lose.) Its just like being or having a more active job
  • ginalove1960ginalove1960 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    I'm a pianist. I have no trouble keeping my weight within normal BMI. It is now at 22. And all I do for exercise is:
    Practice piano for 30 -60 min. a day, at a slow pace.
    Practice Hatha yoga for 2- 3 times a week, for 30 min. each time.
    Practice "Chair"-Range of Motion exercises, for one hour, once or twice a month.
    Habitually take a couple of flights of stairs, where I live, at a running pace, both up and down. And make a point never to take the elevator.
    When I feel like it, I walk on a treadmill for 15 min. at 2.5 mph and 5% incline.
    One thing, I'm never real hard on myself. I just don't believe in it. My blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol, lipids, everything are real good. The Dr. took me off all those meds when I lost all that weight.
  • ginalove1960ginalove1960 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    I'm a 5'8" female. And I usually eat anywhere from between 1450 - 1850 calories. Although today I ate 2000.
  • minizebuminizebu Posts: 2,478Member Member Posts: 2,478Member Member
    rabbitjb wrote: »
    I lost 51 pounds with MyFitnessPal and now I am succeeding on very steady maintenance. I eat back my exercise calories and I do alternating days of yoga, or light calisthenics (for 30 - 60 min.), or treadmill (for 15 min.) I also practice piano (for 30-60 min.) each day, and that does burn calories. (About 170 calories and hour).

    ummm.... nope - that's about the burn you'd get from a 60 minute yoga class -

    Actually, the burn rates for the two activities (playing piano and yoga) are probably not as different as you might expect.

    Per the Compendium of Physical Activities ( https://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/Activity-Categories ), piano playing has a MET value of 2.3 and hatha yoga has a MET value of 2.5. The piano playing does have a lower MET value, but it isn't radically different from the yoga.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 10,946Member Member Posts: 10,946Member Member
    I suppose if we burn almost 100 cals an hour by just general moving about the house for example an extra 70 cals for piano playing isn't out of the way....
  • Francl27Francl27 Posts: 26,366Member Member Posts: 26,366Member Member
    minizebu wrote: »
    rabbitjb wrote: »
    I lost 51 pounds with MyFitnessPal and now I am succeeding on very steady maintenance. I eat back my exercise calories and I do alternating days of yoga, or light calisthenics (for 30 - 60 min.), or treadmill (for 15 min.) I also practice piano (for 30-60 min.) each day, and that does burn calories. (About 170 calories and hour).

    ummm.... nope - that's about the burn you'd get from a 60 minute yoga class -

    Actually, the burn rates for the two activities (playing piano and yoga) are probably not as different as you might expect.

    Per the Compendium of Physical Activities ( https://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/Activity-Categories ), piano playing has a MET value of 2.3 and hatha yoga has a MET value of 2.5. The piano playing does have a lower MET value, but it isn't radically different from the yoga.

    I'm always amazed at people who think that Yoga counts as exercise. I mean yeah, it's good for you, but 300 calorie burns in one hour? LOL no.
  • arditarosearditarose Posts: 15,610Member Member Posts: 15,610Member Member
    Hmmm...I play the big double bass. When I gig I lug it around NYC, up and down subway stairs, walking sometimes miles/pushing it on it's wheel. Then I gig standing up with it for 3 hours, usually dancing at the same time and singing. I don't even log that. I just figure...that's my life. I did it when I was fat too. I can't imagine logging piano calories, I'm sorry.
  • saragd012saragd012 Posts: 706Member Member Posts: 706Member Member
    1400 calories doesnt seem to be enough for me to maintain, I lost more weight than I meant to by averaging 1400-1500 calories a day. Though, I am very active and have been lifting quite heavy weights lately, so maybe my metabolism has increased more than I anticipated. I think 1700-1800 may be more appropriate for me.
  • vivmom2014vivmom2014 Posts: 1,534Member Member Posts: 1,534Member Member
    Why maintain on 1400 calories? Ugh, I wouldn't last.
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