JUST FOR TODAY ....... One day at a time ..... Daily Commitment Thread for 2018

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  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,080 Member
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    Jft Monday

    - 8 Glasses of water
    - Be in the green
    - Exercise
    - Nursery walk x2
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,080 Member
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    Quick question..
    The nursery walk used to take me an hour from leaving the house to getting back home.
    But today its only took me 50 minutes and I noticed were walking it quicker which is obviously good because it shows improvement on a distance or whatver
    But now I'm only burning 167 calories for 50min rather than 200 for 60min?
    Is that right? Should I just walk a different way home to get the extra 10 mins in again?
  • nickssweetheart
    nickssweetheart Posts: 874 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Quick question..
    The nursery walk used to take me an hour from leaving the house to getting back home.
    But today its only took me 50 minutes and I noticed were walking it quicker which is obviously good because it shows improvement on a distance or whatver
    But now I'm only burning 167 calories for 50min rather than 200 for 60min?
    Is that right? Should I just walk a different way home to get the extra 10 mins in again?

    That doesn't seem right to me. If you're covering the distance faster, you're not walking for as long, true, but you should be using more energy while you're doing it (walking at 2.5 miles an hour burns more calories than walking at 2 miles per hour.) But I'm not an expert.

    Just for yesterday:
    1. Log everything I eat and stay under goal. :neutral: Over by 4 calories. Not too bad.
    2. Drink 8 cups of water :neutral: Didn't even get this done. Drank diet dr pepper instead.
    3. Physical therapy morning and evening :neutral: I slacked on this and only did half of my exercises last night.
    4. Eat only when hungry :neutral: See: bag of Terra chips. To be fair, I WAS hungry, but not "entire bag of chips" hungry.
    5. Make risotto :neutral: Didn't have room in my cal allotment after all, so will have to make this on Tuesday.

    Well, yesterday was Not Good. Back to work today, and back to taking care of my commitments to myself.

    Just For Today:

    1. Log everything I eat and stay under goal.
    2. Drink 8 cups of water.
    3. Physical therapy morning and evening.
    4. Eat only when hungry.
    5. Kitchen closed, brush teeth, and in bed by midnight.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,765 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Quick question..
    The nursery walk used to take me an hour from leaving the house to getting back home.
    But today its only took me 50 minutes and I noticed were walking it quicker which is obviously good because it shows improvement on a distance or whatver
    But now I'm only burning 167 calories for 50min rather than 200 for 60min?
    Is that right? Should I just walk a different way home to get the extra 10 mins in again?

    That doesn't sound right to me either, how are you measuring the calorie burn? Do you use a tracker?
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,489 Member
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    Not on MFP over weekend except to log food and dog walk.

    Recap F 7/13 ~ very high dew points & hot weather have returned ~ ICK !!! :sweat: ~ come on, I live in WI
    1) Walked dog 3.46 mi 1:03:46 before work / stretched = happy dog & happy, sweaty me :sweat_smile:
    2) Leftovers & broccoli salad planned today & everything prelogged :) / ignore homemade cookies someone brought to work o:) / net calories green & plenty of water to flush system = Snacked too much once home & net calories red :/ 14c water :smiley:
    3) Move hourly / stairs breaks at work = Fitbit 13,929 steps, 250+ steps 14/14 (boom!) & 56 floors :smiley:
    4) Workday focus on what I can do & do not give in to stress :smile: did ok, then my go-to guy called late afternoon to ask my drop-dead date ~ this was it, I was ready to start testing 5 days ago ~ he promised I would have data dump on M ~ we'll see :# / complete self-eval form (hold to submit M) :smiley:
    5) FLOSS :s / RETAINERS :s / bed & TV off 10:30 :)

    Weekend was horribly hot & humid, with dew points in 70s. So spent much of time inside with AC. But did get to farmers market Sat. a.m. for produce & afterward walked dog 3.22 mi ~ walked entire neighborhood in cul de sacs to stay in shade ~ dog panting like mad & me dripping with sweat when done. :sweat_smile: Eating not so good ~ started well & healthy but meal plan changes (I blame hubby), snacking & sweet tooth bit me. :o Net calories red 400 each day ~ hey, at least I logged. :s Oh, and I worked with hubby to fix dripping kitchen faucet, and we did it without being nasty to each other. o:)

    JFT M 7/16
    1) Walked dog before work / 3.21 mi 57:19 / stretched = happy dog & happy me B)B)
    2) Move hourly / stairs breaks at work
    3) Meals & snacks prelogged
    4) Submit self-eval / clean out Inbox
    5) Evening: update financial review doc for advisor / make chicken salad / wash dishes / 1-2 to-do's
    6) Unplug 9:00 / floss / retainers / bed & TV off 10:15 (walk dog T before work)
  • cschmitz110515
    cschmitz110515 Posts: 3,489 Member
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    Weekly Weigh-In = When I'm active I eat back calories. My weaknesses: I love food... my sweet tooth, especially chocolate... portion control... FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I weigh myself daily and log weekly / posting my Saturday a.m. weigh-in here. [My digital scale only shows half pound increments & I'm too cheap to buy a fancier scale.] No goal dates set ~ as long as my trend is downward, I get there when I get there!

    Age 60, 5'4.5"
    GW #1: 150 in a livable way = It's. Not. A. Diet.
    GW #2: 145 normal BMI
    UG maintain: 140 - 145 [anything less will be unsustainable]

    11/5/15 = 195.0 joined MFP with no real plan except It's. Not. A. Diet.
    1/10/17 = 185.5 clearly not a regular on MFP / joined JFT, best group ever! :smiley:
    5/31/17 = 180.5 two end of month celebrations / committed to posting weekly weigh-in
    06/03 = 177.5
    06/10 = 179.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before
    06/17 = 179.5 numerous meals away from home, several occasions w/ alcohol, happy no gain
    06/24 = 178.0 fluctuated during week, but ended ok
    07/01 = 176.0 Yay!!! Achieved June goal to stay <180
    07/08 = 177.5 oops
    07/15 = 176.5
    07/22 = 175.0
    07/29 = 174.0 saw at least one daily w-i below 174
    08/05 = 174.5 dined out for Girls Day Out & ate Dad's cooking & baking
    08/12 = 173.5 scale flirted with even lower numbers on daily weigh-ins
    08/19 = 173.5 had couple of high calorie days
    08/26 = 172.0 kind of a surprise
    09/02/17 = 170.0 Woohoo! Officially overweight, not obese :smiley:
    09/09 = 171.5 backsliding, ack!
    09/16 = 169.5 yay, the middle number is a six!
    09/23 = 168.5 have lots challenges in upcoming week
    09/30 = 167.0 met Sept goal to stay under 170
    10/07 = 166.0
    10/14 = 166.5 dined out 2 days with adult beverages plus wine & cheesecake at spa
    10/21/17 = 166.5 dined out 2 days plus food day in office / no gain is good [joined Just Give Me 10 Days challenge (daily w/i)]
    10/28 = 164.5 very active week & watched CICO / reached October goal of 165
    11/04 = 163.0 wow, really surprised at this, daily fluctuations very up and down this week
    11/11 = 164.5 this is temporary b/c very high sodium yesterday
    11/18 = 162.0 big surprise, especially b/c I weigh myself daily and didn't see this all week
    11/25 = 163.0 no surprise after 2 no-logging-food days (parade day and Thanksgiving), just glad not worse
    12/02 = 161.0 Jingle Bell 5K day / 44:37 chip time & ave. pace 14:22 & very happy!
    12/09/17 = 158.5 surprised to say the least / first time in 10 years my weight is 1-5-anything! :love:
    12/16 = 158.0 no work parties or food days & stuck with CICO
    12/23 = 157.5 no "workouts" but shoveled snow & snowshoed, busy with Christmas preparations
    12/30 = 159.0 Christmas Day no food/beverages logged
    01/06/18 = 159.0 New Year's Eve hubby & I splurged on treats & beverages (at home), and I did not log...totally worth it!
    01/13 = 157.0 big surprise! Yesterday evening, walked in Frenzy on the Fox 5K in 47:26 & pace 15:19. Very happy with my time, wore layers of clothes in 10 degrees & NNW 12 mph wind, fun event.
    01/20 = 156.5
    01/27 = 156.5 maintaining / not a bad thing
    02/03 = sick / no weigh in
    02/10 = 152.5 unhealthy loss due to illness / I know weight will go back up & I'm totally fine with that
    02/17 = 153.0 thrilled with annual physical on 2/15/18: BP 110/68, pulse 64 and BMI 26.14 :star:
    02/24 = 154.0 little out of control last week, but at goal for the month
    03/03 = 155.5 oops / still lower than before I was sick
    03/10 = 153.5 back on track
    03/17 = 152.5
    03/24 = 153.0 evening snacks & two days straight of 8 hr seminars (+ lots of sitting)
    03/31 = 153.5 pre-10K spaghetti supper night before / Badger State Brewing 10K 1:30:28.82 and average pace 14:35 :smiley:
    04/07 = 154.5 ack ~ ate Easter candy most evenings
    04/14 = 153.5 Day 1 of record-setting blizzard ~ yuck! Followed by day 2 of blizzard, then snow day (no work / still shoveling & plowing) on Monday ~ in APRIL ~ yikes! :p
    04/21 = 153.5 after such weird week & daily weight fluctuations, happy to maintain
    04/28 = 152.0
    05/05 = 153.5 kinda stalled three months + feeling hungry more often ~ since w/i 10# of goal, changed MFP setting to lose 1/2 lb. per week & see how it goes
    05/12 = 153.5 ok with this ~ think changing my MFP setting, and having more net calories to play with, is agreeing with me ~ I'm not so hungry all the time
    05/19 = 154.0 drinks (2 margaritas) & dinner w/ BFF night before + enjoyed everything!
    05/26 = 153.0 Health Risk Assessment 5/15/18 ~ BMI 25.6 :star:
    06/02 = 153.0 basically in maintenance for now ~ I'll take it!
    06/09 = 152.5 Bellin Run 10K 1:28:12 split time 45:03 ave. pace 14:12 ~ beat goal of < 1:30 :star:
    06/16 = 152.0
    06/23 = 156.0 end of vacation week & lots of eating out
    06/30 = 155.5
    07/07 = 156.0 post-vacation w/i net calories not. so. much. Ack!
    07/14 = 154.5 prelogging & sticking w/ plan helps

    “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi
  • Snowflake1968
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    JFT -Sunday July 15
    2L of Water - :/ I think only 1.5
    Stay in Green by 150 - :/ No, but I had set Sunday as a relaxed day to be in maintenance on my 6 month goals and I was in maintenance at least
    Outside 15 Minutes - :) Yes outside with the kids for a while and took a walk last night
    Write in journal - :)

    JFT - Monday July 16
    2L of Water
    Stay in Green by 150
    Outside 15 Minutes
    Walk or swim?
    Write in Journal

    I had a nice relaxing weekend all in all. I just wish the weekends didn't go so fast. One day of cleaning one day of family time and it's gone! I took the Grands to probably 6 yard sales yesterday, it is so funny to watch them deciding on their purchases. Yesterday so many of the people holding the sale wouldn't take money from them. They ended up with a lot of stuff and I only spent about 17.00. I used to do this with my girls when they were little, I still remember some of the "treasures" they brought home.

    I am determined this week to behave and eat properly so that I can get away from these 180's. I just keep hovering and I know it's because I'm not being as strict as I need to be on the food choices. I'm finding this time losing so much more difficult that the last two times I lost the weight. Partly because I am tired of cooking meals, I would rather just grab something quick. Maybe I need a wife LOL

    My husband worked this weekend. He works for the Parks in the city, ensuring the flower beds are well tended, garbage is picked up, etc. On Saturday there was a ribfest happening at one of the parks and the city employees were invited to have lunch there. He was telling me it was a long line as it was quite busy. This "pretty woman" was behind him in line. She said to him, don't I know you, he told her no he didn't think so. She said I"m pretty sure I do, probably met at a bar. He let it go and said maybe, even though he hasn't been to a bar in a decade. A little while later the sun comes out from behind a cloud, she says Oh it's getting hot, unzips her sweater and leans into him. He's telling me this and you could see he is a little pleased that someone was flirting with him. I let him have his moment, I didn't say well she's a brazen hussy like I wanted to. I think that is a sign of great restraint LOL



  • toaljasa
    toaljasa Posts: 955 Member
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    @Bex953172 my oldest daughter was very sassy and one thing I did was threaten to put pepper on her tongue if she was being sassy. The threat worked and I don’t think I ever had to actually do it. One time though we were driving and she got sassy, I asked her if she wanted pepper. She pipes up and tells me I don’t have any because were in the car. Next time I was in a restaurant I took to go packs of pepper. I carried those packets in my purse for years and she knew it

    I have one son who is a quick witted kid. And as can be the case he could sometimes go over the line to being disrespectful. He was also my most athletic. So when he became a teenager I told him that when he crossed the line and wouldn't stop he'd have to do push ups, no matter where we were. I remember times in the milk aisle at the grocery store, at a person' house, a parking lot (get the wipes out for those public places, lol) It was done good naturedly...never had to raise my voice or get my mama face on...he knew he had crossed the line and this just helped him reset. There was always a mom around who would say, "I'm going to try that!"

    His quick responses could sometimes get me so flustered, I'd be laughing and correcting at the same time. We still laugh at the time he got me so riled up I said, "J, just shut your mouth and say "Yes ma'am"! He looked at me and exclaimed, "Well, how am I supposed to do that???" We all just busted out laughing.

    My youngest was going through a sassy stage and one day I said, I'm putting apple vinegar on your tongue. Well, that did not work...he loved the stuff, haha! One day, he informed me that he was not going to obey me. I said, "Where's that sweet boy who is is respectful and obedient?" He said, "He's gone forever!"

    And here we older moms stand today---we will never remove our mama hats---we are still needed...just in a different capacity :)
  • AJB1014
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    Took the weekend off from posting to be in the moment - went a little "off track" but steadying the ship and chugging on! Feeling less guilty about weekends like this and being more elastic. The next few months are going to be hard to stick to habits with all the moving upheaval - so one day, one step, just for today is going to be key.

    JFT Friday Recap
    1. Log all food :)
    2. Drink lots of water :)
    3. Eat when hungry - stop when full :)
    4. Cook dinner at home :)
    5. Be kind :)
    6. 10 wall push ups/bathroom trip >:) Dangit why cant I remember this!?

    JFT Monday
    1. Log all food
    2. Drink lots of water
    3. Eat when hungry - stop when full
    4. Cook dinner at home
    5. Be kind
    6. 10 Wall push ups/bathroom trip
    7. Bring more RX to work - call in refill to CVS
  • toaljasa
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    Good Monday Morning!
    I had a very good weekend health/life journey wise. @cschmitz110515 I am really finding that prelogging helps tremendously as well. I am always able to modify and adjust when plans change but already knowing what foods I am eating for the day helps me stay on track, or to quickly go back and remove something so I can have this new item. I actually feel it's helping me to cut down/cut out grazing...because I know I don't have room for it.

    Anyway, JFT, 7/16
    Walk outside (done)
    Strength training
    Drink 8 cups water/hot tea (on my 4th cup)
    Mindful eating and prelogging (yes, all planned out...homemade pizza and strawberry ice cream tonight, yum!)
    Stop eating by 8:30 (have set alarm for 8:15 as reminder)
    Faith in Action Study
    Quilting (didn't get to it this weekend, except I did decide to change patterns...for the third time, lol)

    Have a fantastic Monday! Peace and joy!
  • toaljasa
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    It's a brand new week! Let's be purposeful, mindful, determined, and strong JFT. For those of us on a life journey, make good decisions for your whole being. If you've made poor choices today, then STOP! Make your next move to reset, start again...no matter the time of day! End well!!
    Peace and joy.
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  • Snowflake1968
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    toaljasa wrote: »
    @Bex953172 my oldest daughter was very sassy and one thing I did was threaten to put pepper on her tongue if she was being sassy. The threat worked and I don’t think I ever had to actually do it. One time though we were driving and she got sassy, I asked her if she wanted pepper. She pipes up and tells me I don’t have any because were in the car. Next time I was in a restaurant I took to go packs of pepper. I carried those packets in my purse for years and she knew it

    I have one son who is a quick witted kid. And as can be the case he could sometimes go over the line to being disrespectful. He was also my most athletic. So when he became a teenager I told him that when he crossed the line and wouldn't stop he'd have to do push ups, no matter where we were. I remember times in the milk aisle at the grocery store, at a person' house, a parking lot (get the wipes out for those public places, lol) It was done good naturedly...never had to raise my voice or get my mama face on...he knew he had crossed the line and this just helped him reset. There was always a mom around who would say, "I'm going to try that!"

    His quick responses could sometimes get me so flustered, I'd be laughing and correcting at the same time. We still laugh at the time he got me so riled up I said, "J, just shut your mouth and say "Yes ma'am"! He looked at me and exclaimed, "Well, how am I supposed to do that???" We all just busted out laughing.

    My youngest was going through a sassy stage and one day I said, I'm putting apple vinegar on your tongue. Well, that did not work...he loved the stuff, haha! One day, he informed me that he was not going to obey me. I said, "Where's that sweet boy who is is respectful and obedient?" He said, "He's gone forever!"

    And here we older mom's stand today---we will never remove our mama hats---we are still needed...just in a different capacity :)

    I'm really enjoying being an older mom, I can look back at the trying and frustrating times and laugh a little bit. I would do it all again and loved being a Mom when they were younger, but boy I'm glad to have grandchildren and adult children now.
  • sarah74_vt
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    JFY (Sunday 7/15/18)
    1) Log all my food :)
    2) Stay "in the green" with my calories :/
    3) Stay "in the green" with my sodium intake :)
    4) Drink all my water before having a Diet Coke :)
    5) Complete Day 9 in my new Beck Diet Solutions :)

    JFT (Monday 7/16/18)
    1) Log all my food
    2) Stay "in the green" with my calories
    3) Stay "in the green" with my sodium intake
    4) Drink all my water before having a Diet Coke
    5) Complete Day 10 in my new Beck Diet Solutions
    6) Laundry
    7) Go to the gym
    8) Complete 5 orders from my shop
  • Bex953172
    Bex953172 Posts: 4,080 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Quick question..
    The nursery walk used to take me an hour from leaving the house to getting back home.
    But today its only took me 50 minutes and I noticed were walking it quicker which is obviously good because it shows improvement on a distance or whatver
    But now I'm only burning 167 calories for 50min rather than 200 for 60min?
    Is that right? Should I just walk a different way home to get the extra 10 mins in again?

    That doesn't sound right to me either, how are you measuring the calorie burn? Do you use a tracker?

    No just based on what MFP says.
    So tbh it's not that accurate anyway

    Does anyone know a good way to check calories burned?
    After looking at a range of fitness watches I found an article saying that of the best ones tested the closest it actually gets to the accurate amount is 27% off actually calories burnt.
    And the worst being 93%!

    So in eyes it's not worth it. Especially if I burn 100 calories and I could have only burnt 73..
  • Faebert
    Faebert Posts: 1,588 Member
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    I’ve seen this discussed a couple of times on here @Bex953172

    Not sure there is an exact way but there is this formula you could try - bodyweight x .31 x miles. The poster suggested that was at a pace of about 3mph.

    Otherwise I’ve seen this calculator link posted - http://www.shapesense.com/fitness-exercise/calculators/walking-calorie-burn-calculator.shtml

    Hope that helps x
  • junodog1
    junodog1 Posts: 4,792 Member
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    Ah @toaljasa I am afraid this was my weekend...except for the losing five pounds part.
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    JFT Friday
    :star: Stick to the food plan
    :grey_question: Stay in the green for calories
    :star: Plan the weekends meals - include those beautiful litte red skined potatoes from Aldis
    :( 10K Steps sooooo close
    :neutral: Be productive at work (I would like to go home feeling like I got something of value accomplished.)

    I had an OK weekend. Didn't really go online except to check for family updates. I keep thinking of myself as being lazy because I did not get all sweaty, but I really did not do too bad. I winnowed out my hanging clothes, boxed and bagged up that and some other things that had been set aside during the week and got it all delivered to the thrift shop. Now I have to find one of the helping women groups for my nice suits.

    We are pretty casual in my new job. When I interviewed I was dressed in a traditional (and new) suit and I was asked if casual dress would be a problem. "Heck no!" I answered, but I am finding it is a little harder to adjust than I thought it would be. When I was working for Oracle some of my peers came to work in shorts. I could never bring myself to do that. I blamed that on the air conditioning. ❄️ ☃ One day here about a week ago I wore some Capri pants in with a top and light sweater. During the day someone said "Oh, you look so comfortable," and for the rest of the day I felt like my clothes were wrinkled and I was under-dressed. My logical brain said, "oh that was a compliment because you are usually so work-like dressed," by my insecure self fought back hard. This is at a job where one day my director wore her running clothes all day because she had to drop off her car at the tire store and ran the mile to work. And the VP came down to visit us and wore Bermuda shorts and a sleeveless blouse because she was in Florida! I just have too many years of grandma looking at me with the stink eye cause I was going to the mall "in that" and then my first 15 years of professional work was with a very conservative culture appearance wise, Disney. All change can be hard.


    JFT Monday
    Stick to the food plan
    Stay in the green for calories
    Plan the net two day's meals
    10K Steps
    Search for shoe in Prime Day
    Search for a standing desktop in Prime Day
    Vacuum something (I like vacuuming)
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,765 Member
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    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Bex953172 wrote: »
    Quick question..
    The nursery walk used to take me an hour from leaving the house to getting back home.
    But today its only took me 50 minutes and I noticed were walking it quicker which is obviously good because it shows improvement on a distance or whatver
    But now I'm only burning 167 calories for 50min rather than 200 for 60min?
    Is that right? Should I just walk a different way home to get the extra 10 mins in again?

    That doesn't sound right to me either, how are you measuring the calorie burn? Do you use a tracker?

    No just based on what MFP says.
    So tbh it's not that accurate anyway

    Does anyone know a good way to check calories burned?
    After looking at a range of fitness watches I found an article saying that of the best ones tested the closest it actually gets to the accurate amount is 27% off actually calories burnt.
    And the worst being 93%!

    So in eyes it's not worth it. Especially if I burn 100 calories and I could have only burnt 73..

    I have been using Map My Walk for my distance and calorie burn. It is a free app, I can't afford a tracker that checks heart rate so this is the closest I can get. I have found that it is closer to my daughters fitness tracker than what MFP is.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,765 Member
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    Faebert wrote: »
    I’ve seen this discussed a couple of times on here @Bex953172

    Not sure there is an exact way but there is this formula you could try - bodyweight x .31 x miles. The poster suggested that was at a pace of about 3mph.

    Otherwise I’ve seen this calculator link posted - http://www.shapesense.com/fitness-exercise/calculators/walking-calorie-burn-calculator.shtml

    Hope that helps x

    I just compared my walk last night using this calculator and Map My Walk. Map My Walk said I burned 90 more calories than this did. I put it as level, and according to Map My Walk app, I did have some elevations so that might be the difference. Interesting.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 6,765 Member
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    junodog1 wrote: »
    Ah @toaljasa I am afraid this was my weekend...except for the losing five pounds part.
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    JFT Friday
    :star: Stick to the food plan
    :grey_question: Stay in the green for calories
    :star: Plan the weekends meals - include those beautiful litte red skined potatoes from Aldis
    :( 10K Steps sooooo close
    :neutral: Be productive at work (I would like to go home feeling like I got something of value accomplished.)

    I had an OK weekend. Didn't really go online except to check for family updates. I keep thinking of myself as being lazy because I did not get all sweaty, but I really did not do too bad. I winnowed out my hanging clothes, boxed and bagged up that and some other things that had been set aside during the week and got it all delivered to the thrift shop. Now I have to find one of the helping women groups for my nice suits.

    We are pretty casual in my new job. When I interviewed I was dressed in a traditional (and new) suit and I was asked if casual dress would be a problem. "Heck no!" I answered, but I am finding it is a little harder to adjust than I thought it would be. When I was working for Oracle some of my peers came to work in shorts. I could never bring myself to do that. I blamed that on the air conditioning. ❄️ ☃ One day here about a week ago I wore some Capri pants in with a top and light sweater. During the day someone said "Oh, you look so comfortable," and for the rest of the day I felt like my clothes were wrinkled and I was under-dressed. My logical brain said, "oh that was a compliment because you are usually so work-like dressed," by my insecure self fought back hard. This is at a job where one day my director wore her running clothes all day because she had to drop off her car at the tire store and ran the mile to work. And the VP came down to visit us and wore Bermuda shorts and a sleeveless blouse because she was in Florida! I just have too many years of grandma looking at me with the stink eye cause I was going to the mall "in that" and then my first 15 years of professional work was with a very conservative culture appearance wise, Disney. All change can be hard.


    JFT Monday
    Stick to the food plan
    Stay in the green for calories
    Plan the net two day's meals
    10K Steps
    Search for shoe in Prime Day
    Search for a standing desktop in Prime Day
    Vacuum something (I like vacuuming)

    It's hard breaking old notions of what is appropriate and what isn't. I am having the opposite problem, I have worked in a casual position for years and now find that this company wants more professional, I can't afford a bunch of new clothes so I'm "dressing up" what I have. I had that type of weekend as well and no I didn't lose 5 pounds last week either. I seem to be maintaining very well, just at the wrong weight LOL