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gooz71gooz71 Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
I walk my dog a mile a day at a pace where I am not out of breath. What do you think I should set my “activity level” to. Should I choose:
Not Very Active
Lightly Active
Active
edited November 20

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  • FflpnariFflpnari Member Posts: 825 Member Member Posts: 825 Member
    Do you spend the rest of your day walking around? or sitting? If a mile a day is where most of your activty comes from i say not very active
  • gooz71gooz71 Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    I am a SAHM so usually running to the grocery store things like that.
  • AndreaTamiraAndreaTamira Member, Premium Posts: 111 Member Member, Premium Posts: 111 Member
    gooz71 wrote: »
    I am a SAHM so usually running to the grocery store things like that.

    So, are you doing a lot on your feet, like running around with the kids, cleaning, and such?

    That would put things at, at least, "Lightly active", if not above.

    One thing to remenber, though is that it is ok if you have the "wrong" activity level at first. You can monitor how much you are losing and adjust things like activity levels if the rate does not seem to be what it should. You won't lock yourself into bring stuck at any activity level on the app.
  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 17,252 Member Member Posts: 17,252 Member
    Lightly Active -trial it for a month and adjust from there..

  • Leonie_M234Leonie_M234 Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    I would say lightly active
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 636 Member Member Posts: 636 Member
    I tend to put myself as sedentary and then try to log pretty much everything I do. I find mfp's estimates for lightly active etc. are pretty high when I compare with how much I move during the day. (I am assuming you don't have a fitbit or similar synched with mfp; if you do you definitely need to set to sedentary so that you are not counting any movement you do twice.)
    edited November 20
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 1,300 Member Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    charmmeth wrote: »
    I tend to put myself as sedentary and then try to log pretty much everything I do. I find mfp's estimates for lightly active etc. are pretty high when I compare with how much I move during the day. (I am assuming you don't have a fitbit or similar synched with mfp; if you do you definitely need to set to sedentary so that you are not counting any movement you do twice.)

    ^^^

    I also set mine to sedentary. I have a desk job and then I enter my exercise (walking the dog, gym, hiking, etc) separately.
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 18,166 Member Member Posts: 18,166 Member
    Lightly-Active just for being a busy mom.
    The dog walk just tops that off. don't log as exercise though.
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 18,166 Member Member Posts: 18,166 Member
    charmmeth wrote: »
    I tend to put myself as sedentary and then try to log pretty much everything I do. I find mfp's estimates for lightly active etc. are pretty high when I compare with how much I move during the day. (I am assuming you don't have a fitbit or similar synched with mfp; if you do you definitely need to set to sedentary so that you are not counting any movement you do twice.)

    Just FYI not how it works.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 24,310 Member Member Posts: 24,310 Member
    charmmeth wrote: »
    I tend to put myself as sedentary and then try to log pretty much everything I do. I find mfp's estimates for lightly active etc. are pretty high when I compare with how much I move during the day. (I am assuming you don't have a fitbit or similar synched with mfp; if you do you definitely need to set to sedentary so that you are not counting any movement you do twice.)

    FYI, if you have a synced device you only begin generating activity adjustments when you've moved more than MFP estimated given your activity level. So you can feel free to set your activity level at the amount you think appropriate. It will not double-count. Someone who is "active" must move a lot more to begin seeing adjustments as they get more of their calories up front.
  • gooz71gooz71 Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Thanks all for your input!
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