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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 10:55
How do I take something of the excercise area on this site. I dont want to have sleeping or resting on my excercise part of my posting. I only want to see the actual excercise that I do. Please help.
Seriously losin Susan

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 12:31
Sleeping and resting are part of how the site calculates the number of calories you spent. So just add the exercise you do and select Resting. That way the number of minutes/hours will be subtracted from your Resting time.

Also, I suggest you keep the number of hours you slept up to date. It tells us whether we have healthy sleep habits. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain.

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 14:50
But it doesnt seem like you could burn more calories sleeping and resting than working out. And when I try to put in anything besides excercise it asks instead of resting or sleeping....I dont get it...I sleep about 4-6 unable to sleep any longer than that and I rest about 2-3 hours a night after work. Im a medical assistant so I keep kind of busy walking alot of the day, however, I think my body is used to that so it doesnt really get burned.
Seriously losin Susan

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 15:02
sramsey67 wrote:
But it doesnt seem like you could burn more calories sleeping and resting than working out.

You certainly can burn more calories sleeping and resting than an hour of working out. And in most cases, you do ... you understand your body requires calories for resting, sitting or just sleeping, and since the balance of those hours are much longer than, say, an hour of light jogging, it will yield more.

You should figure out your base metabolic rate, which is usually a combo of your 5 hours of sleep and the other 19 hours of resting ... bear in mind this is a bare minimum. your body is burning calories all the time ... walking, standing, driving, sitting, etc.

for me, i just have 7 hours of sleep, 8 hours of desk work and 8 hours of sitting in my exercise journal ... real basic numbers ... and only add specific activity, not walking, not driving, etc. the number it yields is less than i probably actually burn, but i am conservative that way.

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 15:09
I go conservative too and it seems to balance out to me, i only enter my real exercise on top of the suggested BMR (basal metabolic rate, which what that sleeping and resting calories burned equals) and it works out about right for me even though i work retail full time and am balking and bending all day. And it does come as a surprise to a lot of people that you really dont burn as much exercising as you think, at my weight i only burn about a hundred calories per mile i run. I would have to spend an hour jogging to burn five hundred calories, so diet is huge.

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 15:18
Exercise is a vital key to health, but Diet is most important. I've been layed up for a month with a ruptured achilles tendon, surgery 3 weeks ago, and yet with virtually no exercise I'm losing the same amount of weight on average then when I was getting 2-3 days per week of intense activity. I've ELIMINATED processed foods, and man made sugar. Aside from my dark chocolate treats(2 small pieces per most days) I don't eat junk. The weight is dropping off 1-2 lbs EVERY WEEK. I look forward to the mobility to be able to put in GYM time again.

Conservative here too. I let the system default activity give me a number, and focus on a daily deficit(green arrow pointing down).
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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 15:24
the doctor I work for stated the same thing therefore I am now watching the calories I eat. I am weaning snacks and sugars out. I have worked out everyday since I started. I hope you get well soon.
Seriously losin Susan

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 15:30
I have always been a firm believer that exercising whether it be walking, running, weight lifting or whatever is for specific reasons. Some done for pure enjoyment and others to be leaner/tone muscles or make them bigger and stronger. I thought weight lifting didn't nec make you lose weight but redistributes weight from fat to newer bigger muscles. In the end your weight could me more but looks better on you. We aren't born fat so common sense tells me that unless you put junk in your body you won't be fat unless you have a medical condition. I have lost weight before by eating healthy alone as I am doing now and can't wait to run again but not to lose more weight but because I enjoy it. If it benefits anything I would assume it would be blood flow through the heart.
I didn't get fat over night so I don't expect to get healthy that way either.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 00:01
There are 24 hours in a day and you spend them doing something. Most of it is resting and sleeping. I actually let it be resting instead of desk work and only add the extra exercises I do.

If you sleep for only 4 hours, subtract the rest of the hours from your sleep time. The hours will move to resting. You can also put in your other activities like walking in the exercise section, replacing the required amount of resting hours.

Let me give you an example. By default, we have:
Resting: 16 hours
Sleeping: 8 hours

Consider that on a specific day, you slept for 5 hours. In that case, subtract 3 hours from Sleeping and put them in Resting. The new numbers will read:

Resting: 19 hours
Sleeping: 5 hours

Now, say you walked for an 4 hours. You add 4 hours of brisk walking and take from Resting. The new numbers will read:

Resting: 15 hours
Sleeping: 5 hours
Brisk walking: 4 hours

Similarly, you can add other things to the day. After you have added all the activities that you do daily, you can set these values as your default.

The idea is to count the activity you did. If you count all the activities you completed, your resting hours will reflect the true amount of resting you did. Also, remember that sitting at a desk at work is also resting. So you might be underestimating the amount of resting you do.

Hope this helps!

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