15 pounds to lose challenge August-October 31, 2021

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  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 12,324 Member
    edited August 2021
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    swimmom_1 wrote: »
    swimmom_1 wrote: »
    SW 9/14/20-255 lbs (Heaviest wt second time, Started new job, less stress, not having a micromanager anymore!)
    UGW-122 lbs ( lowest wt 2009, kept off about 5 years, got lazy and then had a bad fx and had to learn to walk again)
    Surgery 5/3/21-240.5 lbs (gallbladder)
    MFP SW 5/14/21-232.2 lbs
    CGW-190 lbs

    CW start 8/1/21-212.0 lbs
    8/8/21-209.2 lbs
    8/15/21-207.8 lbs
    8/22/21-204.4 lbs
    8/29/21-
    8/31/21-
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    MLGW-199.9 lbs

    9/5/21-
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    9/19/21-
    9/26/21-
    9/30/21-
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    MLGW-195 lbs

    10/3/21-
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    10/17/21-
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    10/31/21-
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    MLGW-190 lbs

    CGWL-22lbs
    CWL-



    Doing well. Keeping my calories at 1200 or under. Carbs at 15+/- 3. No hunger or cravings. Walking 5 miles 3x/week on my days off.

    Today (8/22) its raining (and going to most of the day) so I dusted off my Elliptical, I haven't used since I broke my leg really bad in 10/15. Put on a TV show and did 72 minutes. I was sweating and exhausted but I did it! That time was picked as that is usually how long my first walk takes and is 3.4 miles. Elliptical said I was at 4.6 mph and did 5.5 miles!

    I have a question. How accurate is MFP with the exercises? It said I burned 1001 calories! Usually I burn about 530 with my 5 mile, 3x/so walk total. Granted I was more tired than my 3-3.5 mph walks, but I was surprised at that number. I know its based on my daily weight.

    Just wondering what others think, if it's pretty accurate.

    How accurate? That is the question. Estimates of calories burned per minute vary quite a bit, depending on factors like level of effort, body weight, HR, etc.

    Your exercise was 1001 cal / 72 min = ~14 cal/min.
    That's not out of the realm of possibility.

    I can only tell you my experience:
    I have a Garmin watch that syncs with MFP, so the estimate of calories burned comes from Garmin, not MFP.
    My swim this morning was roughly 510 calories in 70 minutes -- that's a bit over 7 cals/min. My Garmin categorized the aerobic impact of this swim as "4.2 Highly impacting (in a 0-5 range)". That's pretty typical for me. My other exercises are usually anywhere from 5 cals/min to 12 cals/min.
  • chublet25
    chublet25 Posts: 833 Member
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    swimmom_1 wrote: »
    swimmom_1 wrote: »
    SW 9/14/20-255 lbs (Heaviest wt second time, Started new job, less stress, not having a micromanager anymore!)
    UGW-122 lbs ( lowest wt 2009, kept off about 5 years, got lazy and then had a bad fx and had to learn to walk again)
    Surgery 5/3/21-240.5 lbs (gallbladder)
    MFP SW 5/14/21-232.2 lbs
    CGW-190 lbs

    I have a question. How accurate is MFP with the exercises? It said I burned 1001 calories! Usually I burn about 530 with my 5 mile, 3x/so walk total. Granted I was more tired than my 3-3.5 mph walks, but I was surprised at that number. I know its based on my daily weight.

    Just wondering what others think, if it's pretty accurate.

    I think MFP tends to overestimate calorie burns for exercises, at least all the exercises I've logged. I have entered my own calorie burns, and MFP adjusts them automatically as I lose weight. I'd much rather underestimate than overestimate the amount of calories I burn. I find that other sites cite much lower calories for the same exercise.
  • swimmom_1
    swimmom_1 Posts: 1,302 Member
    edited August 2021
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    @frankwbrown
    My boys were competitive swimmers. Swimming is an ALL INCLUSIVE body workout. PLUS you have to control your breathing TOO! And a professional football player, who also played basketball and baseball in high school, also agreed with me, when his son swam to keep his asthma in check in winter season with my guys, and his son went on to Div 1 college football and also a Pro football player.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,016 Member
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    In the midst of moving this weekend. No weigh-in for me. Sorry.😔

    @ha110w33nsp00k Wishing you much happiness in your new place!