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  • Is the half marathon walking only? Why wouldn't you want to run if that's what your body is doing?
  • I'm a person that prefers to sleep as late as possible and would rather stay up later, if needed. So I exercise after I get home from work. I would usually get home, cook dinner, eat dinner, prep lunches for the next day, relax with the hubby for a bit, go work out, home, shower, bed. But since the hubby had been in…
  • Ooh, wait! You said that you used RunKeeper for the ride. Post a link to the workout and it might help people guesstimate your calories. It will show the details of the path you took, along with average speed and stuff like that. That info would be really helpful in trying to help you figure out what you burned!
  • Water retention from working out is different than a bloat kind of water retention. When you work out, there is an increase of glycogen to the muscles which also holds more water. This won't leave you feeling bloated since it's an intramuscular condition. And If you are feeling bloated, then that is a result of…
  • How do you know that you are retaining 2kg of water? Are you sure there aren't other factors going on? Also, how much water are you drinking? The best cure for water retention is to drink water. :)
  • I accept this answer. It was clearly a wibbly-wobbly bike ride.
  • Wait, I'm still confused how it can be uphill the entire way without you living on MC Escher island? Say your house is at 100ft above sea level, and maybe you climb to 1000ft above sea level during the ride, in order to get back to your house, you have to ride downhill enough to get back to 100ft above sea level. You can't…
  • Are you looking for something that will measure your heart rate while tracking your daily calorie burn? Is that why the BMF/BB/Fitbit aren't fitting your needs? If that's the case, maybe take a look at a Basis. I haven't done a lot of follow-up on it, but I had been on their early mailing list awhile back because the…
  • It was an out and back (you stated that one way was 6.5 miles) and then you said that it was all uphill. But I'm guessing that there were equal parts downhill to the amount of uphill since you got back to where you started. So you probably had a fair amount of non-heavy exertion riding mixed in with the strain of getting…
  • I’ve read this article before, and I think that it has a good point, but that it’s fundamentally flawed. There’s a line of thinking that I’ve seen in a number of places that running is the most natural form of exercise because it’s what the human body was designed to do. But I think that once you throw a massive amount of…
  • I am so grateful to have found other people in this thread that have experienced the same thing that I have. I've honestly felt like a freak the last couple of years because it just doesn't slot in with any conventional way of thinking. But posting in here has actually helped me find that I'm not alone.
  • Seriously. If anyone ever had an actual answer for why it happens, I would pay them money. But I'm a details/data freak, so I track every single thing down to the smallest details. I have a spreadsheet that tracks calories consumed, workout calories, net calories, weight, macros, etc. I have charts, graphs, trendlines, and…
  • It's so hard for me to watch replies on threads like this. Because I wish I had the answers for the OP, because then it would solve problems for me too. I weigh (using grams) and log everything I eat. And yes, if it goes in my mouth, I log it. I workout 5-6 days a week. Most of it cardio/running as I train for races…
  • After this topic continued to come up on the boards, I actually contacted Polar directly and asked them about the possibility of using the HRM as a daily calorie tracker. Their response was that the devices are calibrated for non-steady workout calorie burns. Basically, the way the calculations are done, it's expecting you…
  • I don't always want to run. So I greatly prefer having a gym membership so I have the option to do a different workout on any given day depending on what my mood is. If I'd bought a treadmill back when I really thought I wanted one, I'd be kicking myself so hard now I'd probably be getting a better workout from that than…
  • The activity level that you set when you joined MFP should account for the amount that you are active/walking on any average day. i would just make sure that your initial account set-up is accurate and not worry about trying to add in normal everyday walking.
  • Try reaching out to them through the "Contact Us" section of their website. I do that here in the States when someplace doesn't have the nutritional info posted online. I've always gotten the info in a day or two.
  • For me, a lot of it is mind over matter. If I focus on just trying to run longer or further, without any specific goal it makes it more difficult. Or if I think about how I can go X distance, but I've never been Y distance, then I have a hard time going past X distance. Instead, I set a very specific goal for myself and…
  • With only two weeks to go, expect to walk during the race. Trying to make a jump from 8.5 miles now to 13.1 in two weeks is a really good way to end up injuring yourself even further. For me, I have bad knees and bad ankles and have experienced pain similar to what you described in my right knee as I was getting into my…
  • Head to a local running store and tell them that you need a shoe for walking. They will fit you for the best shoe for your foot and for what you are doing. You could ask 10 different people what their favorite shoe is and get 10 different responses, and it's possible that none of the 10 are the right shoe for you. The only…
  • The only time I skip a workout for illness is for a chest cold/sore throat. Even then, I'll do strength with a chest cold, just no cardio. I suppose I'd skip it for a full-blown, knock-me-out, flu as well, but I honestly haven't gotten sick like that in a few years. I've actually found that cardio with a head cold is the…
  • Cupcakes from a local bakery. I kid you not. Seriously. this a real post/response. When I have a cupcake I am more likely to show a loss on the scale the next day than if I don't have a cupcake. And the week not long ago that I ate one cupcake from there every single night of the week, I showed consistent loss on the scale…
  • If all you want is the caffeine part, why not just take a caffeine pill? A 60 count jar of No Doz is about $7.00. Each pill has 200mg of caffeine in it. Your average cup of coffee has about 95-100mg of caffeine. So, if you took half of a No Doz you'd get the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee without the taste of…
  • What kind of resistance do you have the machines set at? I can walk for an hour on the treadmill at 3mph and never get my heart rate above 115-120, but if I run for a few minutes at 6mph it's up around 150-160. Same thing with the ARC trainer, no resistance setting on and just going slowly, no increased heart rate.…
  • Why don't you head to the doctor and get tested before you start trying to force yourself into a more difficult way of eating? Buying GF products is typically more expensive than the regular versions of the same kinds and they often have other additives to make up for what is lost in removing the ingredients that contain…
  • I don't like the taste of coffee so I don't drink it. Why would you ever force yourself to consume something that you don't like?
  • A stomach is one size, it doesn't shrink after not eating big meals for a while. It exists at it's regular size, then it will expand if you fill with extra food, and then it goes back to it's regular size after the food has emptied out. Whatever base size it was before you changed the way you eat, that's the same base size…
  • I run in the rain. In fact, there were days that I was purposefully going out when I thought it would rain when I was training for my fist half marathon since there was a strong chance it would be rainy on the day of the race.
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