Sitting/Desk Work?

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Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 10:10
What is the difference? Is it that you supposedly use your arms when doing deskwork? Typing on a computer? Neutral

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Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 10:19
I think that's what they mean. I have an office job where I sit for 9 hours straight. I put down "sitting", just because it doesn't really matter. The difference between desk work and sitting for 9 hours at my weight is about 60 calories. Completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
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Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 10:51
I choose not to nitpick... it's not exercise and I'm not doing anything active. I just leave it all at "resting" for the day unless I do something drastically different than normal.

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Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 11:08
I don't think that fs calculates correctly on the desk work calories burnt! I don't really care too much, but according to the deficit that my 8 hours of deskwork 5 days a week makes, I should be losing several pounds a week. Oh, well. Smile
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Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 11:10
I try to differentiate between the two because to me a calorie burned is a calorie burned. I try to keep my diary as close to exact as possible. I need the motivation and it helps keep me going!


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Posted: 16 Jul 2010, 08:46
I wish that the excercize diary was in a different format. like, being able to write in "sleep" as 12am-7am. driving: 8am-8:30 am, and so on....

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