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spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
Hi all,
I orginally posted this in the wrong area I think...

I introduced myself about 2 weeks ago. I came here because I have been exercising and watching what I eat for months and finally weighed myself to see the exact same number I started

I decided to record my calories so that I can see where I was going wrong... late night snacks

After reading many topics and posts here of useful information I decided to buy a HRM (polar F4). My first workout showed me I was working out at an average Heart rate of 180s... I should be between 117 and 153. At My Target heart rate I was sweating, but it was easier and therefore made me feel i can keep going

I walked today a distance that my HRM as burning 647 calories. In the past my pedometer showed this at about 350 calories.

Sorry for the long read....

My point is.... I've lost 2 POUNDS in my first week!

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Some of the ladies here have had great success... Please share with me some of the routines or diets you have used or using. I need some new ideas so i don't get bored.

About the Heart Rate Monitor.... It seems my cardio is less difficult at my maximum rate than it was when I had no idea where it was. What damage am I actually doing when I exercise over my maximum heart rate? I can't remember reading the answer here.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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  • spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
    Hi all,
    I orginally posted this in the wrong area I think...

    I introduced myself about 2 weeks ago. I came here because I have been exercising and watching what I eat for months and finally weighed myself to see the exact same number I started

    I decided to record my calories so that I can see where I was going wrong... late night snacks

    After reading many topics and posts here of useful information I decided to buy a HRM (polar F4). My first workout showed me I was working out at an average Heart rate of 180s... I should be between 117 and 153. At My Target heart rate I was sweating, but it was easier and therefore made me feel i can keep going

    I walked today a distance that my HRM as burning 647 calories. In the past my pedometer showed this at about 350 calories.

    Sorry for the long read....

    My point is.... I've lost 2 POUNDS in my first week!

    Thank you for your support and encouragement.

    Some of the ladies here have had great success... Please share with me some of the routines or diets you have used or using. I need some new ideas so i don't get bored.

    About the Heart Rate Monitor.... It seems my cardio is less difficult at my maximum rate than it was when I had no idea where it was. What damage am I actually doing when I exercise over my maximum heart rate? I can't remember reading the answer here.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
  • carla529carla529 Posts: 46Member Posts: 46Member
    Congrats! I'm excited for you!! Wooooo hooooo!:smile:
  • beagle595beagle595 Posts: 226Member Posts: 226Member
    Keep up the great work! Try not to eat past 6 PM. (Some nights I am hungry so I eat 1 portion of rice cakes with decaf Tea or water. It satisfies me.) In regards to heart rate... contact your Physician, a fitness trainer... Blood pressure also has to be considered. Good luck and keep getting healthy! :wink:
  • spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
    Thank guys.
  • kerriluckokerrilucko Posts: 3,852Member Member Posts: 3,852Member Member
    of course it's working silly! Did you think we were lying to ya? :flowerforyou: congrats keep it up! :drinker:
  • spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
    of course it's working silly! Did you think we were lying to ya? :flowerforyou: congrats keep it up! :drinker:

    You're too funny. Wow you have lost so much, you should be really proud of yourself. COngrats on your wedding:flowerforyou:
  • kerriluckokerrilucko Posts: 3,852Member Member Posts: 3,852Member Member
    of course it's working silly! Did you think we were lying to ya? :flowerforyou: congrats keep it up! :drinker:

    You're too funny. Wow you have lost so much, you should be really proud of yourself. COngrats on your wedding:flowerforyou:

    Thank yoooooooouuuuuuuu :bigsmile: :flowerforyou:
  • Fitness_ChickFitness_Chick Posts: 6,726Member Member Posts: 6,726Member Member
    :drinker: Great job!:bigsmile:
  • spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
    :drinker: Great job!:bigsmile:

    Thank u Fitness Chick. You have done Awesome... you have some advice? :flowerforyou:
  • MOMOFTWO29MOMOFTWO29 Posts: 8,276Member Posts: 8,276Member
    that is so great, keep up the great work you are doing amazing.
  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    I was told by several trainers that if you go too far above your target heart rate you go into anaerobic exercise which is not good for your heart. The ranges set up for you keep you in fat burning and aerobic workout zones. Congrats on your loss!!!! :flowerforyou: You're doing great!:drinker:

    Amy:bigsmile:
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  • spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
    Thanks Amy, good info. to know.


    Thanks Laura.... I can't wait till my ticker starts looking like yours ;)
  • PurdyMommyPurdyMommy Posts: 378Member Posts: 378Member
    Congradulations.... KEEP GOING!

    I started the changes in my life feb. 08 and have lost 45-53pounds so far. Now Im fluctuating. Being at my 1/2 way mark makes it a lil bit harder but I did get out of some of my old but good habbits and Im workin my way back into those habbits.

    I use WATP(walk away the pounds DVD's) They are great! I can walk 3-8 miles at once. Since Jan.1 I have walke 48 miles. NOT COUNTING TODAY! IF I CAN DO THIS ANYONE CAN!

    DONT GIVE UP AND KEEP PUSHING!
  • shamm08shamm08 Posts: 109Member Posts: 109Member
    Way to go! :drinker:
  • clewlissclewliss Posts: 640Member Member Posts: 640Member Member
    I never stay within range on my HRM! I'm suppose to stay around 144, but I usually max out at 175-180! I feel better at that rate. If I were to stay around 144, I'm not sure I would feel anything happening b/c I'm not a sweater much anyway. I actually break a good sweat at 175 or so. Never thought about that, but maybe something to consider:ohwell: Congratulations:flowerforyou:
  • spicy618spicy618 Posts: 2,117Member Member Posts: 2,117Member Member
    I never stay within range on my HRM! I'm suppose to stay around 144, but I usually max out at 175-180! I feel better at that rate. If I were to stay around 144, I'm not sure I would feel anything happening b/c I'm not a sweater much anyway. I actually break a good sweat at 175 or so. Never thought about that, but maybe something to consider:ohwell: Congratulations:flowerforyou:

    Hey clewless look what I found on Anaerobic exercise, that is what you do when you go above your target heart rate like Amy said.

    Anaerobic Exercise


    The words aerobic and anaerobic refer to energy pathways that are utilised during exercise. Aerobic means "with oxygen" and anaerobic means "without oxygen".



    Fat needs oxygen to burn completely so in order to burn fat during an exercise we need to move slowly and smoothly. This enables muscle cells to be supplied with enough oxygen to continue with its aerobic capacity and utilize fat as the main energy source.



    Anaerobic exercise requires moving at an increased pace or with greater effort. Exercising this way burns more calories but results in a greater demand for oxygen which cannot be delivered in sufficient quantities to allow cells to continue burning fat. When we breath heavy we start to develop an oxygen debt and muscle cells switch to burning mainly carbohydrates, this fuel burns quickly and does not require oxygen.

    here is the website where I found it:
    http://www.weightlossforall.com/anaerobic training.htm
  • MOMOFTWO29MOMOFTWO29 Posts: 8,276Member Posts: 8,276Member
    Thanks Amy, good info. to know.


    Thanks Laura.... I can't wait till my ticker starts looking like yours ;)

    you are most welcome
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