Is there any way to add (or suggest) a new activity?

previous topic · next topic
jaeclectic

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 16:32
I can't find a match for all my activities on the current list.

I've had the same problem on other sites, where I can't find exactly what I want so I have to pick something else that seems like it might be equivalent.

Specific case in point: I regularly do Vinyasa yoga, which is quite vigorous -- definitely not just "stretching".

Second example: I don't think using a stationary bike is exactly the same as "biking", so I wish there were separate entries for it.

My 2 cents as a new user,

J.A.
nervanabike

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 16:35
You go right down to the bottom of the activity list and click on other it then lets you add activities, but you will have to find out how may calaries are being burned
mmpearce

Joined: May 11
Posts: 81

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 08:18
Same here. I've been adding yoga and kind of winging it on the calorie estimate. Calling it 400/hr. I might have to add it to my exercise default since adding an "other" exercise on the mobile phone app is buggy. Weird that they have a gazillion foods in the database, but only like 10 exercises.
jaeclectic

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 26 Jun 2012, 20:28
Aha! At some point it crossed my mind that I should look for an "other" option, but then I forgot to check. Thanks for the tip, nervanabike.

I do wish they would expand the database. I keep finding more things that I miss. For instance, one of the sites I used before let you distinguish between walking on flat vs hills, and also had an "under load" option for hiking. Sure, I can fudge those things by just pretending I went faster, but I would rather be as accurate as possible.
SerenityDiva

Joined: Dec 09
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 11:46
Thanks for the replies as I was wondering how to track vinyasa too as I know it's not "light" stretching.
Keep in mind my starting weight as of March 2012 was 198! I just didn't want to record it, so depressing......now empowering to know I can lose!
BessieGrace

Joined: Aug 11
Posts: 19

      quote  
Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 17:23
I go down to the bottom and add the new activity after I've gotten the calories burned amount from another web site like Calorie Count.
Ala5000

Joined: Jun 13
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 08:26
http://www.my-calorie-counter.com/Calories_Burned.asp



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Option to add calories instead of a specific food?
Why not add the main component(s) of the dish and just play with the grams of the portions until you get to the correct number of kcals?
by JunoG on 26 Jul 14 01:23 PM
hi
Dont forget the most important point of life..being slim is nice but remember the greatest beauty is inside..try not to get yourself killed..whatever you are your fine.
by sara698 on 16 Jul 14 12:19 PM
Feature Request: Water intake
Why doesn't FatSecret allow users to track water intake? I know I don't drink enough and I'll bet many others of its users also do not. Please add it!
by lostinpok on 14 Jul 14 03:47 PM
Weight averaging & carb tracking
Looks really great. Will send some notes along. On vacation, but will dive in deeper next week.
by Draglist on 12 Jul 14 11:08 AM
Boot camp
Remember, it's a game you're playing, and they make the rules. Obey the rules and everything will be fine. Eyes open, ears open, mouth firmly shut.
by Gunfighter01 on 10 Jul 14 11:11 AM